Outfit Post: 9/26/14


Top and skirt: Thrifted — Flats: American Rag – Earrings: Target — Bracelet: Gift


I really like the weight, fullness, and color of this newly-thrifted skirt in my closet, but it has a really weird flap at the front that leaves me completely befuddled.


It’s not a pocket, it’s not a zipper, it’s just…a flap?


Maybe it’s trying to pretend to be a wrap skirt? Your guess is as good as mine.


Also, I accidentally exported those pictures 25% larger than usual, and I’m just going with it.


How do you feel about giant pictures of me all over your internet? It does show some of the smaller details nicely.


Details like these bows, which I’ve lately been rather tempted to cut off the flats. Then again, that might ruin them, and I’m already one pair of flats down since my pink Frye flats vanished in the move. (Where are you, Frye flats?) We’ll see whether my adventurousness overcomes my caution on…THE NEXT EPISODE OF READING IN SKIRTS!!!

Guest Post: Schoolgirl Weirdo Robyn

[What’s that, everyone? You’ve been wanting another guest post? Want no more, friends, because my buddy Julie is here to rock your world. -Mia]


I’m Julie aka J Twitch aka yrpretendfriend and I’m a biology undergraduate in the Pacific Northwest. My style is usually a dirtbag Clarissa Explains It All but today I’m feeling more schoolgirl weirdo Robyn.


I secretly wish I wore glasses so this shirt from buffalo exchange is a compromise.


I thought I would wear my eyeball necklace with it because why not? It’s from a random store in Portland.


My skirt is thrifted and my socks are from H&M and shoes/earrings from target! (My nose ring is from a deleted etsy shop. Possibly sketchy?)


Watch is from the Piccadilly flea market and friendship bracelet from my pal Edie!


Peep that rad ant poster I just discovered in my lab (I research leaf cutter ants)!


Thanks Mia!

Outfit Post: 9/23/14


Dress: eShakti — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Belt: Van Heusen Outlet — Earrings: Gift — Ring: Target


Am I beginning to master the skill of pairing non-matching accessories without having them clash?


You can text ‘Y’ or ‘N’ to 555-FKNO to vote! YOU BE THE JUDGE.


If too many negative responses come in, I guess that means I’m off the island?

Outfit Post: 9/22/14


Shirt: Target — Skirt, flats, and necklace: Thrifted — Earrings and bracelet: Hand-me-downs


As they are wont to do, a couple folks on Twitter worked up Monday as a fall-colors outfit day for any friends who wanted to participate. And, I mean, you know I love participating in stuff, so I was there.


It’s still pretty hot in California’s Central Valley, so I went for lightweight clothes and decided on grellow (gray+yellow–the style blogging world says it, so it must be a thing!) with hints of gold and black. The double-triangle necklace I picked up at a San Francisco thrift store a couple weeks ago makes me feel trendier than normal. Is it weird for shapes to be trendy?


I can never photograph these earrings well enough to really clearly capture the little cameos, but trust me, they’re there. Why would I lie to you about wearing little faces on my earlobes?


Lying is kind of fun, though. This bracelet came from Mars! Mike is really a turkey vulture wearing a human suit! Only good people can hide in computers! C’mon, friends, lie with me.

Outfit Post: 8/29/14


Dress, flats, and bangle: Thrifted — Necklace: Gift from Katie — Earrings: Fab.com


Peer back through the mists of time and you’ll find ancient, recently-uncovered outfit photos from three and a half weeks ago.


I should call the Field Museum, right? They’ll probably be interested. These are an incredible find, after all.


And I will brook no suggestions that I simply forgot to post these. Such claims are a smear on the good name of internet archaeology.

Outfit Post: 9/14/14


Shirt: Threadless — Shorts: Thrifted — Sandals: Dansko — Bracelet: World Market — Earrings: Etsy


Hi there! Don’t worry, though I accidentally played hooky from the blog for a couple days, you’ll still be seeing my weird face around here on the regular.


My main reason for taking a micro-vacation? I had an opportunity to spend Wednesday in the city with these BAMFs, who are visiting California from New York and Melbourne, respectively!


And it was really freaking fun, you guys. (So fun that I’d rather talk about it than about this fairly standard errand-running outfit from last weekend.)


It was my first time meeting both of them in real life–and I have to say, my track record for meeting people from the internet so far is like 40-0 in favor of them NOT being serial killers. We went to the Asian Art Museum, ate loads of snacks, hit up a Goodwill and a library sidewalk sale, and generally made a nuisance of ourselves all around San Francisco.


Those ladies are a couple of pips, I tell ya.

Things I Did Not Buy: Things I Actually DID Buy (For a Change) Edition

Well, now! Since I gracefully ended my shopping ban, I’ve had the opportunity to make a few purchases. As such, this edition of Things I Did Not Buy is hilariously misnamed. Never mind that, though. Let’s see here…


Okay, so this isn’t the exact two-layer gold triangle necklace that I bought, but it’s the closest equivalent I could find. This particular necklace is thirty times more expensive than the one I got–and relatedly, you probably can’t find this one at a thrift store in San Francisco. But they both have two layers, they both have triangles, they’re both trendy. Close enough for horseshoes, I say! (I have never actually said that.)


I forget how I ended up there, but the other day I was poking around the internet and found my way to Poshmark, which basically appears to be eBay with comments? Anyway, this cute dress popped up, and as you can probably guess, the awesome colors had me immediately doing grabby-hands. I checked things out and it seemed legit (and the price was right), so we’ll see in a week or two whether I actually get the dress or just a box of spiders in the mail.


On the opposite end of the spectrum, I’ve been admiring Ragini’s gold oxfords for eons, and finally made the decision to go over to Goldenponies and place an order. My gray cheapo oxfords are looking a bit worse for wear, and why NOT have a pair of gold shoes?


Finally, we have a t-shirt with a goat on it. See, an awesome farmer and goat-breeder I follow on Twitter was in need of a little financial assistance so that one of her dogs could get surgery, so she set up a Teespring campaign. (It’s since ended, but you can still give!) I’ll always help a doggie out when I can, and since I am way more aware of dairy goats than I was before I started following her, this shirt speaks nothing more than the truth. Plus, it has a goat on it.

Any new purchases in your neck of the woods?

Outfit Post: 9/10/14


Shirt: Target — Skirt: Blacklist Vintage — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Earrings and bracelet: Gift


You guys, tomorrow a SURPRISE is happening!


Okay, I’m sure surprises are going to be happening for lots of people (surprise penny! surprise pipe-burst! surprise earwigs!), but this one is happening to me, so it’s important.


Mike has something scheduled, so I’m leaving work early and we’re going somewhere unknown to do something mysterious.


I might wear a blindfold, just to get into the spirit of things. Or maybe I’ll glue these earrings over my eyes.

Outfit Post: 9/9/14


Dress and belt: Thrifted — Sandals: Gift — Earrings: The Wood Merchant — Ring: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria


So hey! Life at 26! What’s the deal?


Not too different from 25 so far, much to nobody’s surprise.


(Although 26 has contained 100% more Andy Richter Controls the Universe than 25 did, which has been great for all parties involved.)


Are you or have you been 26 years old? Did you enjoy it?


Did you get free shoes at 26? I did. (Well, the correlation is pretty loose, actually. My mom got these and they didn’t fit her so she passed them on to me. Are they still technically hand-me-downs if they’re pretty new?)