Outfit Post: 9/2/15


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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

Outfit Post: 8/31/15


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


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


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


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


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


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

Outfit Post: 8/28/15


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 


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


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.)


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.


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?


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


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


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.


Who needs necklaces or leaning over, anyhow?


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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