Outfit Post: 10/21/15

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Top: Thrifted (The North Face) — Skirt: Thrifted (Maurices) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Footie Socks: Sock Dreams (Basic Liner Socks in Grey) — Necklace: Fable and Fury — Bracelet: Small Change Finery — Earrings: Gift

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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, did you know that The North Face made non-outerwear clothing? I sure friggin’ didn’t! I thought they were entirely a fleece-jacket concern, but apparently I was incorrect.

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(Okay, deviating from the script.) I found this boatneck top while thrifting, as per usual, and even though I wasn’t sure about the pale blue color on myself, it seemed nicely-made so I picked it up. In a detail I didn’t capture, the outer points of the neckline are oddly reinforced with triangles of fabric–to what end, I’m not sure. Mystery shirt!

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The whole outfit ended up thrown together in two minutes after I overslept–I was dreaming, not at all embarrassingly, about Nekoatsume–and so it is a complete coincidence that I wore my elk-antler bracelet with Mr. Thomas Alan Waits, pictured below.

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The connection didn’t actually occur to me until I sat down to write this post. See, the woman who made the bracelet named her business after one of Tom Waits’ albums–or at least, the friend I bought it from said she did, and I have no reason to disbelieve her.

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Perhaps the theme had burrowed its way into my subconscious while I slept? I blame my subconscious for a lot because it can only get back at me in weird, roundabout ways.

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Anyway, now I’m a bit disappointed that I spent the whole day listening to Deb Talan and Hellogoodbye. Not that either of those choices were bad ones, but I could’ve scored a hat trick without even knowing it!

Outfit Post: 10/19/15

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Shirt and earrings: Target — Skirt: Thrifted (CAbi) — Shoes: Earthies — Socks: Sock Dreams (A Chevrons in Charcoal/White) — Necklace: Vintage Fashion Faire (Mette+Finn) 

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Flat Tire really got into the spirit of the blog yesterday. I mean, look at that pose! She’s modeling H to T (head to toebeans) for sure.

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Usually she just wants me to play with her, or she gets real interested in sniffing my shoes. Maybe she’s been taking secret runway lessons with Miss J Alexander.

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Speaking of Miss J, did you hear the news about this being the last cycle of ANTM? I’m not coping well. I may sound composed here, but please rest assured that inside, it’s tearing me apart.

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Clearly once it’s over, it’ll be time for a rewatch of cycles 1 through 19 (20 and 21 still being plenty fresh in my mind). I haven’t seen those since I graduated college and was unemployed for six months!

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On an unrelated topic, do you know what this sock/shoe combination reminds me of? Greylag geese.

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image via Wikimedia Commons

I mean, right? At least a little? I feel like Tyra would back me up on this.

Outfit Post: 10/14/15

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Dress: Hand-me-down (Casual Corner) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Necklace: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria — Bracelet: Gift, from Greece — Earrings: Target

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Lately I’m trying to learn more about other states. There are a lot of them, you know!

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I haven’t been to many–what, eight? Nine? Planning this trip to the East Coast has given me some interest in all the parts of our country I haven’t been to yet.

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For example, New Hampshire! I know approximately 10% more about NH now than I did a week ago. Did you know the state vegetable is the potato, of which the first one in the Americas was purportedly planted there in the 1700s?

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Did you also know they don’t have seatbelt laws for people over the age of 17? I’ve never found wearing a seatbelt to be particularly onerous, myself, but you do you, New Hampshire!

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I’ll be able to tick two more states off my map by the end of the month. My metaphorical map, that is. Maybe I should start keeping a real one. Do they make ones like advent calendars with really long-lasting chocolate? I’ll need one to work on for probably another 40 years, at least.

Outfit Post: 10/11/15

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Camisole: Target — Skirt: Thrifted (Max Studio) — Sandals: Gift (Clarks) — Necklace: Beyond Buckskin BoutiqueEarrings: Woodland Market

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Is it really an outfit if I wore it to clean house and threw a necklace on to run some errands?

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I say yes, which is why it’s on here. If you disagree, then YOU send me some outfit pictures and I’ll put them up on the blog!

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I mean that. Hit me up! Be a blog buddy!

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And if not, well, then, come clean my house or something so I can wear more complicated outfits. I think that’s only fair.

Outfit Post: 10/9/15

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Button-front: Vintage Fashion Faire (Ship ‘N Shore) — Pants: Thrifted (Polo Ralph Lauren) — Shoes: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Earrings: Apostrophie — Bangle: Thrifted (Target)

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This outfit was pretty much inevitable, I think. It was just a matter of time.

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It works, right? I mean, I think it does, and I’m okay if you don’t. Life is a rich tapestry!

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Honestly, it’s not that surprising a mix to have made, even though it felt really edgy when I was getting dressed this morning. Same-size florals, both with pink/yellow/orange. Like I said, inevitable.

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did manage to keep from wearing my Labor Day Pow-Wow earrings, which itself feels inevitable every time I wear these pants.

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Those earrings, these pants, and these sandals. They make a very compelling case for themselves.

Outfit Post: 10/7/15

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Top: Thrifted (Self Esteem) — Vest: Thrifted (Ben Sherman) — Skirt: Thrifted (Banana Republic) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Earrings: Lia Sophia — Socks: Sock Dreams (Lemon Rib Scrunch Crews in Desert/Turquoise)

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I wanted to wear my gold shoes with this outfit, but, uh, I can’t find them right now.

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I guess that’s what happens when your house is a sty!

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I have been somewhat remiss in cleaning lately due to a) tiredness and b) laziness, but all that is GOING TO CHANGE, I swear it in front of the fives of people who read this blog.

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I have nothing going on this weekend, so sweeping of floors, sorting of laundry, and washing of dishes will be the order of the day.

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I’ll probably listen to a lot of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar while I’m at it. I’ve been on an old-timey radio kick lately, and when Johnny Dollar switched to its five-day story arcs, it got pretty good! And he is the fabulous freelance insurance investigator with the action-packed expense account, after all.

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Anyway, I’m kind of glad I couldn’t find my gold shoes because it gave me an opportunity to wear these Lemon-brand socks with the narrowest turquoise edge. They’re scrunchy and light and thin, and slip around on my feet a bit but are great when it’s still too warm for proper bootsocks. Thanks for hiding from me, Golden Ponies!