Team Outfit Post: 11/27/11

In a flip from a few days ago, now Mia is doing menswear inspired like a bad ass, and I’m doing cleavage! We’re both rocking newly acquired thrift finds.

Mia grabbed these snappy suspenders up because I had my doubts about my ability to rock suspenders and not look like a porn character. Also, the buckles on her sleeves are making me swoooon.

After thrifting, we wandered to Payless and Mia got these snappy laceless oxfords. I seriously considered getting fur lined flats at the same time, but decided I’d spent enough on thrifting before hand. Still, these totally bring together Mia’s bad ass dude look.

Hehehe, Mia-butt! I am glad to have her rocking jeans and making them look fancy. She mentioned that this blouse isn’t quite long enough to stay tucked in, but I think she rocked the look anyhow.

Mia and I pull the same face at the same time! I’m a bit pissy because I spent four hours in a one hour meeting on a Sunday. It…was one of those days. End of semester! Shit to do! Mia stayed home and made epic tater tots though, which we ate before photographing.

Guys. This top. It is so Tia. I couldn’t not take it when I saw it in the thrift store. Deep-v neckline! Green! It made me way too happy.

Of the two pairs of jeans I thrifted yesterday, this pair is definitely the winner. They are waaaay more comfy than the other pair, and just…damn. Comfy jeans make me way too happy.

Hair accessories! and the last picture of my ooooh so faded hair. We’re going to dye it…right now! So that’s good, considering how I’m looking a little more lavender than purple.

Awkward boob to back picture! Where Mia looks shocked that I’m attempting to be tall from my chest!

Team Outfit Pictures: Turkey Day


So today’s post is, in part, a lie. Both Mia and I had minor outfit changes throughout the day. Ok, Mia had a minor change, I had a major change. I was in pajamas until 8:30 at night because I did most of the Thanksgiving cooking, with some assists by Mia and Braden, and decided that I didn’t want to get anything dirty. Mia had socks on, but switched to tights when we finally left the house.

We finally left the house when we found out that the ice skating rink in Millennium Park is open until 10. But then, when we got there, it was closed. Laaaame.

Mia was super adorable today. The teal with purple is one of my favorite combinations ever, especially when the purple is just poking out.

I was super impressed when Mia told me that this belt did not come with this sweater, but instead another pair of pants. I think they match dead on. The best part is, she revealed to me right after we did these photos, she’s using the belt to hide a missing button. Clever girl!

I am less clever. I just went with something quick so we could get to the rink in time to find they closed early. But I still took the time to grab my cloche to complete the outfit.

When we left the house, Braden, Mike and I were all wearing argyle, meaning that obviously, Mia is the most original.

I am definitely thankful that Mia and Mike have the discretionary income to come visit over this holiday weekend, and that we had the ability to have an epic dinner together.

Hehe, butts!

Team Outfit Pictures: 11/21/11

Hot on the heels of my post with my measurements, you finally get a picture of Mia and I in the same frame. Not that we’re both standing upright or anything to help with that. Why would we do -that-?

Taking pictures together means that we were both inclined to be odder than normal. Or at least I was. I made some weeeird faces today.

Even though Mia is here, I still had to go to meetings today. Boo-urns! But I got all dressed up. This is a skirt that Mia escorted from California and my mother for me.

It is currently a biiit too big. Though I’ve got a giant butt, I have a waist that doesn’t exactly hit the size 16/18 mark of this skirt. Still, I think the pattern is super cute. I should probably make a few darts to make the skirt fit a bit better, but for today, I just rolled it up and then belted it in place.

And then Mia took a picture of my hair to demo the fading patterns. They are way intense. I’ll fix it some time over the next week, I guess?

Mia is also pretty adorable. Check out her vaguely X-Man thing going on here with the yellow belt and the x across the back. She said it, not me. XD It’s pretty baller.

So I didn’t really understand what color this belt was until I saw it in person. I think before, I had thought it was like, pure orange. But it’s really closer to the yellow-ish color you see here. Yay yellow.

Mia is super great. I’m super psyched for all the cooking we’re going to be doing in the next few days like woah. We’ll maybe document some of that awesomeness.

Outfit Post: 11/17/11

Top: Goodwill (Iz) — Skirt: Super old (Kathy Lee Collection) — Tights: Target — Shoes: Goodwill (Target) — Bracelet: Gift — Necklace: Gift

Isn’t Kelsey of Charming Pumpin, well, charming? She graciously bestowed upon both me and Tia our first awards!


Here are the rules:
Link back to the blogger you got the award from
Write 7 random things about yourself
Fill in the question form below
Give the award to 10 other blogs and let them know

 7 random things about me:
1. I can’t stand the feeling of corduroy; it makes my teeth itch and I feel like pulling out my fingernails, it’s just so unpleasant.
2. I find color names much more appealing if they involve food: pumpkin, cranberry, mustard, plum. Makes me want dinner!
3. I am a pretty big anime nerd, but I haven’t had much time to watch new series lately so I feel way behind the times. A couple shows I would recommend: Time of Eve (if you’re into robot-human interaction), Ebichu Minds the House (if you’re into a super-raunchy version of Hamtaro), or Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (if you’re into scary girl horror stories). Something for everyone!
4. If I crouch down or squat, I can place my feet flat on the ground, which, apparently, is something some people can’t do. Can you?
5. I am a die-hard picker: I pick at the skin around my fingernails, I pick at blemishes and zits and split ends, I pick at scabs and sunburns and anything that’s there to be picked. I’ve been trying to get better (especially about the zits), but it’s going to be a long time, if ever, before I truly stop picking for good.
6. I used to “collect languages”–through high school and college, I’ve taken classes in Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Middle Egyptian. I probably couldn’t carry a conversation on in any of them if you asked, but I’m still pretty good at reading Spanish, Portuguese, and some German. The Middle Egyptian, not so much.
7. I’ve never broken a bone. The worst accident I ever had was slamming my bare foot into an empty motherboard case while helping my dad move computer equipment the summer I was 12. I nearly cut my pinkie toe off and had to get stitches.

(It’s been a while since I made stupid faces on this site, right?)

Question Form:
Name your favorite song: Do I have to choose? This changes about every five minutes. I’ll give you a current selection: “Hymn 43” by Jethro Tull, “Louder” by Vermillion Lies, “Zak and Sara” by Ben Folds, and “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,” composed by Gustav Holst.
Name your favorite dessert: This particular chocolate rum cake that my mom used to get for birthdays in our house. It reminded her of the chocolate rum cake that her family used to get for birthdays from a local bakery when she was growing up in Berkeley.
What pisses you off: Smugness. I just want to punch smug people right in the face.
Your favorite pet:  Right now, my only pet is Flat Tire. I have to admit, though, I’m pretty fond of Toby, a little doggie I still think of as mine but who is now in Washington state with my mom. He’s so funny, I miss him.
Black or white: White, just to be contrary to what Kelsey picked.
Your biggest fear: This isn’t really an interesting, tangible fear like spiders or clowns; my fear is disappointing people. (It pairs well with my anxiety issues!)
Best feature: Um. My neck? I dunno.
Everyday attitude: Most of the time I’m pretty cheery and easygoing. Right now I’m grouchy and tired, but I’m also pretty good at fakin’ it for the people I work with.
What is perfection: So many things. Flat Tire’s tummy fur, a perfect softboiled egg, tasty soups (like the one I made which you can see down below), reading under a blanket, being ridiculous with friends and family, loving people who love you.
Guilty pleasure: America’s Next Top Model. So bad, which is why it’s so good. Plus, Allison Harvard from Cycle 12 is amazing!

Bloggers: I Pick You!

Now, I’m not going to say anybody has to do this, especially since it looks like a lot of the bloggers I like best have already been awarded this/these award/s. But I will list for all y’all some of my favorite bloggers and they can decide whether they want to do it or not. In no particular order:

Bright Side Dweller
Dressing Up For Life
Darling Autodidact
Jaunty Dame
Library Girl
Ruby Bastille
Timidly Confident
Interrobangs Anonymous
Delayed Missives
My (Not So) Style Blog

Laydeez, you are great! You brighten my Google Reader and make the day flash by. I’ve been terrible about doing the commenting rounds lately, for which I apologize. I hope after I return from Chicago, I’ll be a bit rested and better about all that!

Before Friday’s over, I just wanted to throw in a picture of soup for good measure. This was the product of oven-roasting all the vegetables I could find that were going to go bad (two acorn squash, one butternut squash, three bell peppers, six carrots, and a quarter-bag of Brussels sprouts), blending the veggies with some chicken stock and milk, and scarfing with some parmesan on top. Good stuff! Happy Friday, y’all, and the next time I come to blog ’round these parts I’ll be in the Windy City, with my favorite Windy Couple. See you on Monday!

Outfit Post: 11/17/11

Ok, running suuuper low on time since I forgot to do this yesterday.

I finally branched out and paired my black pants with red pin stripes with something other than red/blue…green!

This sweater is now like a half-sweater, so I paired it with a longer green top, and then added the belt to actually reinforce the two-tops thing, rather than playing it down.

Scarf was Braden’s, but the thing is so short, it’s difficult for a tall guy like him to style it. Being but three large apples high, I had no problem.

Also, this was the first day that there were tights under my pants, and they were absolutely necessary. Most definitely need to get some thermals soon. And maybe like…fleece lined pants so I can be all warm and cozy.

Ok, off to the rebuttal writing meeting. Have a good weekend – I know I’m going to do so!