Outfit Post: 10/13/12

Top and belt: Target — Jeans: Nordstrom Rack — Boots: Macy’s — Ring: Solano Stroll — Bracelet: Gift — Necklace: Hand-me-down

Can it be? Mia actually found a pair of skinny jeans that fit her! The crowd goes wild!

But yes, it’s true. Up ’til now I hadn’t been able to find a pair of skinny jeans to fit my particular body shape–either the waist would gape like mad or they’d suffocate my calves–but these are pretty great! Not too tight, not too baggy, great color. The only thing I’d dare to wish for would be a higher rise, but other than that I’m pretty dang happy.

Just look at that happy face! The face of a chick happy with her pants, no?

It’s also the face of a chick who splattered herself with butter while frying eggs, because said chick is smoooooth. (Tito was taking these pictures for me and actually insisted on taking a picture just of the butter splatters, because, she said, mistakes are important to share with people. I ended up with too many pictures and left that one out, but you can totally see the butter splatters anyway, to the right of the picture. Never accuse me of being perfect!)

I not only have new jeans to show off, but new jewelry too! (Well, not really new, just things that haven’t gotten photographed for the blog yet. I promise I’m not shopping every second of every day.) The pretty blue leather ring was an impulse buy at the Solano Stroll back in September; true-blue and cobalt are colors I have difficulty styling, so I thought having a little shot of it in an accessory would help me try it out.

The silicone (?) wristband is something my friend Leah brought back from her time doing fieldwork in Lao PDR–it’s basically a bracelet advertising a nonprofit that does, among other things, mine and bomb removal there, which is part of what Leah is studying. Lao script is pretty, isn’t it?

This whole outfit was nice and comfy, which was good, because Tito and I basically sat around all day reading books for Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon. You may or may not have followed our adventures over at Nisaba Be Praised, but we had a lot of fun and I think Tito even won a book!

Mike never quite understands why Tito and I get together twice a year to, in his words, “sit on the couch and read,” but that’s okay. If he doesn’t get it, there’s no explaining it to him.

Do you ever socially read?


5 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 10/13/12

  1. The basis of Braden and I dating is like that. We go out for coffee dates where all we do is drink coffee and read next to each other. Because reading is fun!

    But also, I love that we both had red pants pictures to post today. Best coincidence!

  2. I was thinking that great minds think alike since you and Tia both had red skinny jeans in your outfits du jour ~ haha! I might need to look for some funky colored jeans the next time I zip through a thrift store (I normally just buy books) My students might possibly freak if they see me in anything but blue though…

  3. rubybastille says:

    Nordstrom Rack! My friends are intimidated by that store and I’m all like NO IT’S THE BEST. Not cheap, but definitely not as expensive as Real Nordstrom. I think a full third of my wardrobe is from the Rack.

    And yeah, my friends and I have been discussing having a reading party where we build forts and eat popcorn and read. Maybe next year I’ll remember the Readathon and get in on that (there’s one in April, right?).

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