Outfit Post: 11/24/12

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Sweater: Goodwill (Tulle) — Jeans: thrifted — Oxfords: Payless — Camisole: Gap Outlet — Earrings: Gift from Katie! — Necklace: Gift from Erin!

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Ahoy-hoy, you post-Christmas fiends! On Monday I went over to Mike’s brother’s place to help them take a portrait together for their mom for Christmas. Cute, right? So Mike had me be the stand-in until he got the settings correct. Pretty Mia in front of a willow tree! Afterward I drove out to the Bay Area for Christmas Eve with Tito and her family–there was goose and all sorts of tasty food, and we talked about cats, and although I didn’t win the marzipan pig, I had a great time.

P. S. We didn’t get any closeup shots, but Erin sent me this delightful necklace! I’ll show it off again, it has some hilariously grumpy-looking fish on it.

In case you’re feeling deprived now that the holiday is over, here are a few of my neighbors’ decorations to rekindle things:

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1) Christmas stegosaurus. (At first I thought it was a hadrosaur, but I guess that was too much to hope for.)

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2) Gruesome reindeer incident?

Loads of Links 12/24/12

+ Ruby Bastille on body connectivity.

+ Death, ghosts, and Paul Koudounaris. (Best Q&A with an ossuary expert I’ve ever read.)

+ Jennifer Armintrout thinks about America’s relationship with celebrities and slut-shaming.

+ The Krampus Gallery of Holiday Doom.

+ Just a reminder that Hey, Fat Chick! has some really dreamy people on it.

+ A family tree spiral for Greek mythology.

+ A Chinese farmer built himself a rickshaw-pulling robot!

And, if that all doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, a little Christmas-themed story by David Sedaris:

Outfit Post: 12/18/12

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Dress: Blacklist Vintage — Vest: Thrifted (Ben Sherman) — Tights: Goodwill (Target) — Flats: Thrifted (Born) — Brooch: Thrifted — Earrings: Gift

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Hey, y’all! My brain is sort of fried at the moment, so don’t be surprised if I’m…a little slow…today.

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I can’t be slow after work, though, because I have to zoom zoom zoom and get out the door to make it to the Bay Area on time! It’s a little blustery outside right now, so hopefully my bike ride home will be uneventful and not Mia-drenching.

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Maybe I should bring my little matryoshka friends along just to be on the safe side? (Actually, I have a different plan for dressing up tonight, so the nesting dolls will have to wait.)

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I’ll probably keep on posting next week, but who knows–maybe I’ll decide to take myself a little break! Either way, have a fun and festive weekend, no matter what the weather’s like in your part of the world.

Outfit Post: 12/17/12

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Dress, belt, and boots: Thrifted — Long-sleeved tee: Target — Tights: Goodwill (Target) — Earrings: Swapped — Ring: Monterey Bay Aquarium

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I know I’ve shown this dress off on the blog before in all its swirly glory, but did I ever mention that Rashida Jones has a very similar dress?

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Well, no, I didn’t, because I didn’t know she did until earlier this week. (Actually, I didn’t know who Rashida Jones was until probably a month or two ago. Were we ever so young and innocent?)

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My brain has sort of been out in orbit for the last week or two, but fortunately these bird earrings aren’t very heavy, so they aren’t dragging me down. I predict my post-Christmas schedule will involve either a lot of napping or a lot of cleaning, depending on how ambitious I want to get. At this moment, while I’m still thinking enviously of how warm and toasty my bed was when the alarm went off this morning, naps are the clear winner. (For an atheist, my Christmas plans are getting mighty complex!)