Outfit Post: 5/27/15


Shirt: Thrifted (no label) — Pants and camisole: Old Navy — Shoes: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Gift from Katie!


Special Saturday edition of Reading in Skirts here because Friday night got away from me a little bit and I deprived everybody of a post. Promise I didn’t forget about you, duckies. (And non-duckies. I imagine there are very few duckies who make a habit of reading personal style blogs online.)


This outfit is a pretty standard variation of my favorite solid-color summer outfits. I recently thrifted this shirt, which might straddle the line between “fashionably loose” and “too darn big”–I choose to believe it falls into the former category.


And it’s made a superior replacement for my previous baggy orange t-shirt! It’s got better drape, and is about as orange as I could ever ask for. Since I was still in the mood to be enpinkened, what goes better with pink than orange? And maybe a little yellow, hmm?


Rarely one to settle for the old three-color outfit “rule,” I decided to go for at least five. Six, if you count white as a color, which I do. I expect this post will get some indignant comments from physicist readers, but that’s the risk you take when you write such controversial blog posts.

Outfit Post: 5/26/15


Dress: Thrifted (J.Crew) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Necklace: Jewelry shop in Hallstatt, Austria — Earrings: Sabo Design — Bangle: Thrifted (Target) — Nail polish: Zoya “Gilda”


I’ve got the strategically-placed wrists game going on up top there, which can only mean one thing: I spilled food on myself again. This time it was chocolate. (At least I wasn’t on a date with Ralph Wiggum.)


Anyway, never mind that–quick, look at these bright, distracting accessories!


Over the weekend I painted my nails with this gorgeous polish, which is now my very, very favorite, so the outfit started there. Pink goes with just about everything: gray, green, purple, whatever!


Also more pink, because I just really like being enpinkened.

Outfit Post: 5/20/15


Button-front: Thrifted (I ❤ Ronson) — Pants: J.Crew — Shoes: American Rag — Earrings and tank top: Target — Bangle: Thrifted


Third and possibly most successful iteration of the yellow patterned shirt?


I like it best, anyway. Feel free to like whichever one you want! I can’t stop you.


I mean, I guess I could come visit and discuss it with you–we could have tea and snacks and a conversation, and make an afternoon of it.


I wouldn’t try to change your mind or anything. I just think it’d be nice.

Outfit Post: 5/19/15


Shirt: J.Crew — Skirt: Thrifted (CAbi) — Sandals: Dansko — Socks: Sock Dreams (Meg Unconstricted Top Crew in Pink) — Ring and earrings: Vendor at Lake Bled, Slovenia


(What is my hand doing here? I am a mystery, even to myself.)


Hello hello! Took an unscheduled few days off from the blog, but now I’m BACK. I really should have slid in with some super-cool sunglasses, but we can’t have everything.


This shirt was a sale buy when I was ordering something else from J.Crew. I’ve been looking for a nice sunshiny yellow shirt and thought this might be the one, so I indulged myself for $10 and waited.


It turned out to be a bit more neon than my ideal, but that’s okay! It plays nicely with my neon pink socks. I really like wood with neon, for some reason–maybe because I was both a tetra and a carpenter in a past life?–so here we are. I promise not to resent the fact that you weren’t exactly what I was looking for, neon shirt. I like you on your own merits.

Outfit Post: 5/20/15


Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Belt: Thrifted — Necklace: Vintage Fashion Faire — Earrings: Gift — Ring: Asian Art Museum


Here we have purchase the first from the aforementioned Vintage Fashion Faire–one bigass necklace! It’s a mid-century modern piece by Danish designer Mette+Finn, it’s infinitely large, and it’s my new favorite thing.


It’s a good match with these earrings, too.


I put it together with one of my more vintage-looking dresses, but I really think it’ll work with just about anything.


Plus, it’s got good movement. I like a necklace with a little bit of swing. You’ve done well, me. We’ll keep you on the payroll for just a little bit longer.

Outfit Post: 5/17/15


Dress: Multiple Threads — Jeans: Nordstrom Rack — Shoes: Earthies — Earrings and ring: Target


Here’s a really lazy outfit that we haven’t seen the like of in quite some time. I honestly wasn’t going to get dressed at all on Sunday, but then Mike’s dad invited us out to lunch.


Rarely have I been more reluctant to change out of pajamas, let me tell you.


At first, giraffe dress was going to see me through this difficult ordeal alone; I ended up adding the jeans because of the unusual cold spell we’ve been having. (By cold, I mean mid-60s to mid-70s. I recognize that Winnipeg got snow over this past weekend, and I’ll sit in the sun an extra five minutes for all of Manitoba tomorrow.)


So, yeah. Some red and orange shades that didn’t necessarily work together, but it got me out of the house, where I had a pretty good salad. Could’ve been worse.

This Just In: Vintage Fashion Razzes My Berries


On Saturday, I had the pleasure of going out to the semi-annual Vintage Fashion Faire in Alameda with my good friend CB!


I hadn’t been before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect–but what we got was a lovely sitting area at one end of the warehouse, rows upon rows of vintage clothing and accessories, and an incredible opportunity for people-watching.


There was also a refreshment counter! Classy, don’t you think?


CB and I alternated between chatting with coffee in the sitting area and doing some browsing of our own, and there was so much to look at that I was definitely a little bit overstimulated. There were fabrics with beautiful prints (and also some cute and silly ones):



Gorgeous fancy dresses from the era of taffeta and lace:



Curious accessories, like this mustard-seed necklace (a Christian religious token, I think?) and some bright-eyed stoles:



And there were even some delights to be seen when everything was over and we were packing up to head home:


CB and I both scored some great finds–you’ll see mine here extremely soon because I’m too impatient to save them–and I’m already excited about the next Vintage Fashion Faire in October. One vendor told us that the Friday-night party is where it’s really at, with costumes and a live band among all the wares, so when fall comes around, we’ll have to put our hair up in victory rolls and join the fun.

Outfit Post: 5/14/15


Dress: ASOS — Cardigan: Thrifted (no label) — Camisole: Thrifted (Self Esteem) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Bobby Socklings in Graphite) — Ring: Gift — Earrings: Gift, from Greece


How about this week, folks? Woof.


I wore this yesterday when we were supposed to get a thunderstorm, but all we ended up with was the mildest watering-can sprinkle during my ride home.


We didn’t even get any sound or fury to signify the nothing! What a ripoff.


If you live in one of those magical places with regular summer thunderstorms, please appreciate them. Hug a thunderstorm today.

Outfit Post: 5/13/15


Dress: eShakti — Blazer and ring: Target — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Pink) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Necklace: Hand-me-down — Earrings: Gift from Katie!


This outfit: meh. It doesn’t “spark joy,” as Marie Kondo would say. (Sally’s always bringing interesting phrases into my life.) It’s serviceable, though!


It covered my butt, and that’s sometimes all you can ask of clothing.

Outfit Post: 5/12/15


Dress: eBay (Maeve) — Shirt: Thrifted (no label) — Shoes: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Moss) — Necklace: Thrifted and found — Earrings: B&A Estate Jewelry — Ring: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria


I would like twenty more silk/cotton button-front shirts like this, please. Actually, let’s go with one in every color, just to be safe.


Alas–since the label was cut off by its previous owner, I’ll probably never find its exact like.


It may be a wee bit loose-fitting to wear under a dress without any bunching, but it’s more comfortable by far than any of the 100% cotton button-fronts I’ve ever owned, and also ought to be light enough to wear through the summer. It might grant some wishes if I let it.


In conclusion: SILK. Silk silk silk silk silk. Silk.