Hello, my darling field of ash gourds! I’m going to take a little time off the blog for my holiday preparations and travels. Until I return, please enjoy this photo of Flat Tire gettin’ snug.
See you flowering herbaceous vines soon.
Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Sweatervest: Thrifted (Mix It) — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinarily Longer Striped Thigh Highs in Plum/Black) — Boots: Macy’s — Ring: Asian Art Museum — Earrings: Gift
Re-confirmed: taking indoor night pictures without a fancy lighting setup = not a great idea. It was worth a try, though! My erstwhile blogging companion and said companion’s spouse have been visiting and it’d be a little rude to ask them to move their guest mattress at 7:40am from my picture-taking region, don’t you think?
Unrelated: Evidently, I repeat myself. And I thought this outfit was so original!
Sweater: Thrifted (Charter Club) — Pants: Thrifted (INC) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Necklace: Beyond Buckskin Boutique — Earrings: Lia Sophia
I think my hair might be particularly enormous in these pictures.
This is, of course, before I crushed it with my bike helmet so I could ride to work.
(We all have to make sacrifices in our lives.)
Mike’s already a little concerned about the quantity of hair I have (and, frankly, the quantity I shed)–if I just let it keep going, do you think it would take over the world?
Shirt and Cardigan: Thrifted (Target) — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinarily Longer Striped Thigh Highs in Steel/Light Blue) — Earrings: B&A Estate Jewelry
The beginnings of this outfit were discards from the weekend–before deciding on the tunic and leggings from yesterday’s post, I spent a long, indecisive time trying things on for the very important task of leaving the house to go grocery shopping.
However, a few of these pieces ended up together in the meantime, which explains how I was so coordinated first thing on a Monday morning.
I don’t usually have the wherewithal to come up with something like this right after I wake up anymore.
(You might have noticed the simpler outfits, and I appreciate your not saying anything negative about it. You have wonderful manners!)
Anyway, the tiny tie worked out and we haven’t seen it in ages, so sometimes initial failure leads to later success. A life lesson for us all, especially in regard to tiny ties.
Tunic: Thrifted (Charlotte Russe) — Leggings: Carousel Ink — Boots: Amazon (Diesel) — Earrings: Heatherly Designs
Dudes and duderinos, I hate to say it, but I’m wiped. It’s only Monday and it’s already been a long week! Please accept this text-lite post with my apologies, and feel free to fill in your own witty captions about leggings with Victorian houses on them.
Dress: Thrifted (Laura Ashley) — Cardigan: Thrifted (no label) — Boots: Macy’s — Headband: World Market — Earrings: Angela Grace Jewelry — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinary Thigh Highs in Navy)
This whole thing probably would’ve looked better with my tan ankle boots, but when I wake up and it’s raining, there’s really only one pair of boots I go for. I’m sure you’ll all forgive me.
(If you don’t forgive me, please write your local congressperson. They might be able to help.)
In this installment of Mia’s Greasy Winter, I use a headband once again to try and disguise my unwashed hair. It used to be hats, but now it’s mostly headbands.
I’ve also made an amazing discovery with headbands now that I don’t have a buzz cut anymore: they can actually keep your hair out of your face! Who knew?!
Top: Swap (Target) — Pants: Poshmark (Cartonnier) — Boots: Macy’s — Earrings: Nervous System
This getup worked pretty well so long as I didn’t lift my arms above my head.
I knew the lengths might be a bit buggy but I tried it anyway, just to see. End result: it distracted me throughout the day exactly as much as I expected it would!
I’m still not comfortable with crop-tops, and I don’t know if I ever will be, but maybe a deliberately short length would feel more intentional than regular shirts on a slightly-too-long torso?
Shirt: Thrifted — Vest: Thrifted — Skirt: Thrifted (Target) — Flats: Thrifted (Born) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Over the Knee Stockings in Black) — Earrings: Solano Stroll
Does this work? I think it works, so I guess it’s actually pretty irrelevant what anyone else thinks, but I welcome your comments and constructive criticism nevertheless.
Speaking of criticism, these photos were unusually difficult to edit, for some reason, and I’m still not really happy with them. I mean, it’s not like I do anything fancy or complicated, but trying to get the light correct was an exercise in futility. I swear these socks and shirt are the same shade of black, even though you wouldn’t know it from the pictures. I blame the sun.
(I blame the sun for a lot of things.)
Shirt: Target — Jeans: Thrifted (Canyon River Blues) — Jacket: Thrifted (Unity) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Lia Sophia
Here’s a non-outfit outfit for youse. I wear these jeans a lot more than the blog would make it seem, but they’re not particularly interesting or flattering, so they don’t often show up in posts.
At any rate, I wore this for some cleaning and errands–equally thrilling to write and hear about, I imagine–and then I drove out to the Bay Area for a dinner and book club get-together with some pals! Haven’t had one of those in a while.
I honestly hadn’t been that excited to reread Fahrenheit 451, which I haven’t looked at since high school, but the conversation was rousing. And there are parts of the book that I appreciate, truly; it’s just hard for me to move past what a raw deal the female characters got. They’re all either frivolous ninnies or they teach the male hero a lesson and then die. I tells ya, it’s tough shakes being a woman in old-school science fiction.
I knew I hadn’t worn my Duo boots in a long time, but has it really been two years? Good gravy.
The thing about those Duo boots is that…well, they hurt. I don’t know if it’s an issue of them not being broken-in enough or if they just don’t suit my legs, but the crumple zone at the ankle rubs blisters something fierce. Even when I wear thick socks with them, by the end of the day I end up hobbling.
I haven’t wanted to wear them but spent too much money to justify giving them away, so naturally they ended up in the back of my closet. I guess it’s time to look up the town cobbler. (Probably located in the same strip mall as the town smith and the town fishwife, huh?)