Outfit Post: 7/15/15

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Shirt: Thrifted (Lauren Conrad) — Pants: J.Crew — Shoes: American Rag — Earrings: Charming Charlie — Ring: Monterey Bay Aquarium

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A warning, vegetarian and vegan friends: this may not be a post you will enjoy the words of. Just so you know!

So, anyway. I had to wear something easy to move around in yesterday because I had the exciting task of unboxing half a cow on my lunch break.

Yeah, half a cow. In the normal course of things I don’t buy much beef because it’s expensive and the meat industry is pretty fucked-up and blah blah blah, but I found a nice-looking place a couple hours north of us who sell cows whole and half semiannually, and decided that from an ethical and practical standpoint, it felt like a pretty good idea!

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Of course, I’ve never bought half a cow before, so it was a learning experience; there are more cuts of beef in our garage now than I ever knew existed. Also, half a cow is A LOT OF MEAT. I expected this, but I really had no idea of the volume. Fortunately, it all juuuuust fit in the nearly-empty chest freezer we’ve brought with us through a few moves–Mike bought it spontaneously at a yard sale some years back and it’s really coming in handy now, since it would be impossible to store so much meat otherwise.

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Between paying the beef provider and the butcher, it did end up less cost-effective than I’d expected–about $8/lb, give or take, and that’s including everything from the filet mignon down to the ground beef. The business has a reputation for really good-quality meat, though, and the folks on the other end of the line were really helpful in assisting me through the process for the first time. I really don’t regret giving it a try. Their cows look like they have pretty good lives as far as cows go, and that much beef between me and Mike ought to feed us for a good long while. Now I just have to learn how to cook steak and I’m all set!

Outfit Post: 7/14/15

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Shirt: Target — Skirt: eBay (We ❤ Vera) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Scarf: Vintage — Earrings: Target

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Some days I just can’t locate my glasses to save my life, you know?

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(Worry not; I found them later underneath a bag of tortilla chips.)

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I’ve only been wearing glasses since late high school, so to me, my glasses-free face is just as much Mia as the bespectacled version is.

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I’m not sure if this is the same for folks out there in Internetlandia, since I’ve had them the entire time I’ve been a part of this blog. (Well, except for that one ill-advised summer. Hopefully nobody’s married to that image of me.)

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I do think I look a little more barefaced than usual in these pictures on account of having my hair pulled back from my face–but as per uzh, glasses or no, I’m not wearing a lick of makeup. Does my face look weird without glasses to you, gentle readers? Go on, it’s okay. You can tell me.

Outfit Post: 7/13/15

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Top: Thrifted (Caslon) — Skirt: Thrifted (Fossil) — Sandals: Dansko — Earrings: Gift, from Costa Rica — Necklaces: Gift from Katie and thrifted

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It’s been a long time since I’ve worn double necklaces! (And even longer since I remembered to use the right and proper tag for such things.)

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I don’t think I would’ve put these two together, except I was organizing my jewelry and hanging the necklaces back on their cork board, and they happened to end up layered. Thus, an idea was born.

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They’re both pretty big and vibrant on their own and might be a bit much paired, but–well.

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People have come to expect a bit much from me, so at least nobody thinks anything of it.

Outfit Post: 7/8/15

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Top: Thrifted (Chaps) — Pants: Thrifted (LOFT) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: QuellyRue — Bangle and necklace: Gifts — Ring: Target

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I feel like this getup was pretty meh until I added the bigass earrings.

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Bigass earrings help everything! Everything except for earlobe sensitivities, I suppose.

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Anyway, getting the idea to add them to the outfit transformed it from “dangerously close to patriotic” to “lots of bright colors, why not,” which is really my preferred way of being.

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Will I ever tire of Too Many Bright Colors? It’s hard to say. Maybe someday I’ll go pastel! Or goth! Or pastel goth!

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It’s good to know that if I do, my modest collection of skulls will be able to carry over.

Outfit Post: 7/7/15

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Top: Thrifted (Ann Taylor) — Skirt: Thrifted (Banana Republic) — Shoes: Earthies — Earrings: Gift — Bracelet: Gift, from Greece 

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Apparently I haven’t worn stripes since January? Weird.

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Or maybe I’ve just been lax about tagging my posts accurately.

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Mia? Forgetting to do something?! Nawwwww, I can hear you say, and bless you for your misguided faith in me.

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I can’t say it was a good idea to hitch your wagon to this scatterbrained star, but I’ll do my best to make us all proud, or at least not overly embarrassed.

Outfit Post: 7/5/15

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Top: Gift, from Crete — Camisole: Gap Outlet — Shorts: Nordstrom Rack — Sandals: Dansko — Bracelet: Charming Charlie — Earrings: Sabo Design

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I had such a fit of the yawns while taking these pictures, I’m amazed any of them managed to turn out.

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Getting to sleep in an extra day doesn’t do much for my energy levels, evidently. You’d think that watching such a rousing film as Operation Petticoat on the eve of 4th of July with fireworks outside would get my blood rolling for a bright, bouncy Sunday, but no.

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I summoned up enough pep for a little twirl, but the rest of the day was mostly comprised of sitting on the couch and finishing The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman.

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Oh, and a quick lap around the thrift store. I had to leave this bracelet at home for that because it kept snagging on the looseish weave of the top. They match so well in color, but don’t get along well otherwise. The bracelet’s a bit of a fighter.

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On the other hand, these Sabo Design earrings get along with everybody. Do you suppose that’s because the bracelet’s a Scorpio and the earrings are Pisces?

Outfit Post: 7/1/15

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Top: Thrifted — Skirt: Thrifted (CAbi) — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Necklace: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Headband: World Market

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My hair is aaaalllllmost long enough to wear this headband to keep it back. Almost.

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It still kind of feels like it’s going to slip off my head, and I have to practice wearing it so that it looks casually cute instead of like a mess, but we’re getting there.

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It keeps my hair out of my face, anyway, which I sorely need since I haven’t had a haircut in like four months. It’s about chin-length in front and I’m just not into having a cryshield anymore, you guys.

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I haven’t yet decided if I’ll get bangs snipped into it next time or let the front keep growing along with everything else. Eventually it has to stop getting in my eyes, right?

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Please say yes. Please.