Outfit Post: 5/26/13

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Tee: MartyMay — Jeans: Nordstrom Rack — Oxfords: Payless — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Inky Violet) — Ring: Target — Earrings: Nervous System

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Yaaay, boring jeans-and-a-tee outfit! Honestly, you can see tons of super-chic and cool jeans-and-a-tee outfits all across the internet; I’m not sure why I have trouble with them. I feel uninteresting, even when other people look great. Is it all in my head, or do I need to step up my game?

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I feel like I kind of have trouble with casual weekend outfits in general, actually. I don’t tend to mix my weekend clothes with my work clothes too much, which is kind of a weird and arbitrary mental block. I can’t wear that skirt on Saturday, that’s a work skirt! 

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Which is obviously a little limiting. Add in the fact that I want to be comfortable and practical on the weekends–especially if I’m doing cleaning around the house–but I simultaneously don’t want to look boring or frumpy, and it gets complicated. I’m still working on it, but it’ll take time. (Well, at least until it hits the high 90s again; then I’ll just be back in a uniform of shorts and tank tops, and I’ll be sweaty/happy.)

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I do love this shirt for weekend wear, though. A year and a half after I picked it up at Alternative Press Expo 2011 and it’s still lovely and soft and comfortable. I hand-wash it gently so that the print won’t flake too much, and it seems to be doing fine. I kind of hope Marty May is back at APE ’13 so that I can go through her wares again and add more weekend shirts to my arsenal.

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Anyway, I’ve got a temporary tattoo courtesy of Miz Jaunty–what could be weekendier than that?

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3 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 5/26/13

  1. I think your casual look is totally cute! I’d totally wear something like it. I usually stick with simpler outfits on weekends. Not every activity or day is good for dressing to the nines. I think you’re doing casual the right way here.

  2. So I feel like I never look chic in jeans. I don’t know why, but they always make me feel messy or sloppy. even when I wear heels with them. Le sigh.

  3. You’re still more stylish on weekends than I am on weekdays.

    Not mixing work and fun clothes IS limiting, but I associate my work clothes so strongly with non-fun that I dread putting them on any other time. Not that my work is even that bad, it’s just Work. Perhaps you’re the same way?

    Ha! Nice tattoo, lady. If you had plenty of time, you could make a temporary half sleeve…

    I wanted to tell you: I read somewhere that those ear stickers are just medical tape. If it’s true, you can make enough ear patches to last a lifetime.

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