Outfit Post: 9/2/15

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Dress: Thrifted (Laura Ashley) — Button-front: Thrifted (Faded Glory) — Sandals: Gift (Clarks) — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Bangle: Thrifted

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If I’m going to be honest here (and when am I not? also, you’ve got something in your teeth), I like the offhand mirror pic of this outfit I took with my phone for Instagram better than any of the actual outfit photos.

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It’s almost like a body shouldn’t even bother with a nice camera and natural light, for pete’s sake.

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Not that I think my photography in whatever form is any great shakes; in fact, it seems like I need a refresher course in posing for the timer since lately I’m dissatisfied with the results more often than not.

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Maybe I should take one of those, uhh, “TyTyTips” from this cycle of America’s Next Top Model and practice my owl neck?

Outfit Post: 9/1/15

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Top: Thrifted (Filtre) — Pants: Thrifted (Gloria Vanderbilt) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Gift — Temporary tattoo: Nib & Nub

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This top is a new thrifting find from a relatively new thrift shop in town, and I’m still trying to decide how I feel about it.

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Pros: 100% silk, doesn’t need dry-cleaning, nice color, kind of professional-person-looking.

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Cons: Wrinkles like a mother despite vigorous ironing, inconvenient sheer panels, is a slightly weird shape that might be unflattering?

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Might need to take it out on another test run or two. We’ll see.

Outfit Post: 8/31/15

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Top: Thrifted (Weavers) — Skirt: Wild Life Reserve — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings and ring: Target — Temporary tattoo: Nib & Nub

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August is over? That doesn’t seem quite right. It was only just May, wasn’t it?

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I guess it’s true what they say: time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future.

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Steve Miller is and always will be the main authority on the forward march of epochs, after all.

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One good thing about the passage of time is that it’ll be my birthday soon!

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It may pain me to think of my own aging and mortality, but at least I’ll get presents.

Outfit Post: 8/28/15

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Top: Thrifted (no label) — Pants: Thrifted (Polo Ralph Lauren) — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Tank top: Target — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Labor Day Pow-Wow — Bag: Haiku 

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Bought me a bag from Megan Mae Daily! But more on that later.

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I could’ve sworn I’d done a post on an incredibly similar outfit not that long ago, but if I did, it is cleverly evading my detection. (These outfit posts are wily, you know. Don’t turn your back on ’em.)

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Anyway, I was happy enough to take pictures of it this time around. I hope these pants hang in there for a long time, because I’m already preemptively sad about the day that they’ll have to be retired.

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have worn this earring-and-bracelet combo with these pants before for sure, and even on the blog. Some stuff just works perfectly together, you know?

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Okay, with that all out of the way: the bag! Megan Mae had (and still has) some things for sale on her site, and I availed myself of this bag she had up because–well, if you don’t know why it appealed to me, hi, I’m Mia!

Anyhow, it’s a great size and shape. I bought myself a larger black-and-brown purse a while ago because my previous purses had been too small, but it ended up being a little too large to carry around conveniently. This one has tons of little pockets and can also fit my Kindle, so I love it. Also, it looks like a frog.

Outfit Post: 8/27/15

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Dress: eBay (Marimekko) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Belt: Thrifted — Earrings: Angela Grace Jewelry — Footie socks: Sock Dreams (Tabbisocks Heather Footies)

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The neckline of this dress makes it difficult in certain situations–it doesn’t really work with necklaces and I have to be really careful not to lean over too far–but it’s fun and interesting enough that I don’t really care.

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Who needs necklaces or leaning over, anyhow?

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Speaking of difficult: I really like the clean lines and stitching of this belt, but it’s a little too small and it’s time to admit that we should part ways. It’s nobody’s fault; sometimes these things just don’t work out. Anyway, belt, I hope we can stay friends, and maybe get some coffee sometime.

Outfit Post: 8/26/15

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Kurta: Thrifted (Fabindia) — Skirt: Blacklist Vintage (Lilly Sports) — Sandals: Gift (Clarks) — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Target

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I forgot (read: was too lazy) to put away my jewelry supplies yesterday, so my photo area is a leetle beet messy.

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I took a long break from making lace jewelry, but I’m back, sort of! I need to renew some listings and get back in the game, but first I’m doing up a few items that I’ve owed friends for, um, an embarrassing length of time.

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My shop’s been open for eleven months and I’ve made roughly five and a half sales, but hey! I like being creative and learning how to get better at working out designs people will like.

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I just wish I had more hours in the day so I could go to work, make jewelry, and also get even one other thing done. Maybe I just have too many hobbies.

Outfit Post: 8/24/15 & 8/25/15

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Dress: Lana — Scarf: Thrifted — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Earrings: Lia Sophia

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I took a sick day on Monday thanks to brain problems (which is why I took the day off posting too). Well, brain problems and also lack of sleep. They’re kind of co-morbid for me, doncha know.

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Anyway, I didn’t get dressed until I had to go to therapy in the evening, so I wore the outfit again on Tuesday to work. I mean, why not? The therapy session left me feeling a lot better and I felt pretty cute in it.

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I am greatly devoted to my therapist, by the way. It took me a little while to find the right one, but we work really well together and most sessions just feel like talking to a friend.

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An incredibly smart friend who calls me on my thinking distortions and gives me opposite-action homework, but you know.