Wot wot! Tia and I thought we’d show off our respective new outerwear for you folks. I bought this orange coat (you could almost call it International Orange) at Old Navy particularly for this trip, although I think it will serve me well back in California when January rolls around. Tia, on the other hand, picked up her sweet new-to-her number at Unique Thrift. Because that’s right, yo–we did all of our Black Friday shopping at a thrift store, and it rocked. The entire store was at least 50% off, and in the two and a half hours we were there we both bagged a ton of great stuff, which we’ll have to show y’all in greater detail later.
These outfits were not worn to go thrifting, though–we both had on leggings and easy-to-shed layers for that, because we meant business. We donned these clothes after showers at home, because we had to get ready for an awesome night out! We went to dinner at Hearty Boys (where I had a ridiculously delicious grilled cheese made with ricotta and caramelized pears, which I am SO making when we get home) and then headed over to the iO for The Improvised Shakespeare, which made me laugh so hard that a few brain cells may have died from lack of oxygen. Seriously dudes, if you’re in Chicago and can make it over to see them do their thing, it’s totes worth it.
Afterwards, we treated ourselves to some chocolate mousse pie at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse–possibly the biggest piece of pie I’ve ever seen? So. Much. Pie. I felt a little sick after, but it was so worth it. Even between the four of us, we had to bring some home, which may mean pie for breakfast for me if I’m the first one awake. (Not going to happen.)
Anyhow! I tried to dress swanky based on what’s still clean in my suitcase. I didn’t think to have Tia take a picture, but I love the way this batwing cardigan drapes when it’s belted. Makes me feel like a million bucks. Also, silly yellow wooden beads from Goodwill!
I finally wore my blue socks out and about. I’ve actually worn the oatmeal and the brown as well, but they didn’t get photographed. It should be noted that I folded the socks in half back down to my ankles, and then cuffed them yet again above the boots so that the purple tights would show. So long, so much sock. The feet are definitely too loose, and it took some fiddling to get things properly comfortable inside the boot, but once I got things sorted it was comfy and my legs were nice and warm.
Also, Tia was there! This top and the jeans you see in the full-body shots were two of the items she thrifted. I love the little button tab detail on the sleeves here, and the cream color.
Her adorable flower headband made an appearance again, which pleases me. And her hair, which has been slowly going pastel over the last few weeks. Hopefully by the time this post goes up on Monday, I will have helped her redye it. Not gonna lie, I’m a little jealous that Tia can just dye her roots without having to do the whole bleach song-and-dance, being as she’s a natural blonde and all. But I can say with confidence that I would make a terrible blonde, so I guess I won’t pull out her hair while she’s sleeping and plant the roots in my scalp follicles. Not this time, anyway.