Outfit Post: 1/4/16


Guess who overslept on her first day back to work in the new year?! I completely spaced on resetting my alarm after the holidays like a champ. Fortunately, my boss was very understanding, and I’m also glad that I remembered all the appropriate pieces of clothing while rushing to get dressed. Any potentially positive aspects of this outfit just frosting.


Outfit Post: 12/15/15


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?

Outfit Post: 11/16/15


Sweater: Thrifted (Lauren Ralph Lauren) — Skirt: Thrifted (Maurices) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Heather Over the Knee Stockings in Rust) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Earrings: Heatherly Designs


Lately I’ve been thinking about getting a tarantula. Ideally I’d keep it in my office at work, although the jury’s still out on whether tarantulas fall under my workplace’s “no animals” policy.


I actually have asked my supervisor to find out what upper management thinks; if and when I hear back, I’ll check around to see if any of my coworkers are prohibitively arachnophobic. I really don’t want to make work a bad or upsetting environment for anyone–I just think tarantulas are neat, and have ever since my kindergarten class had one (named “Harry,” of course) as a pet.


If the option is open to me, I have to figure out the best way to choose one. There are pet stores, of course, but is adopting one better? Are tarantula rescues even a thing? These are the hard-hitting questions I have to ask myself as I think about how to proceed.


I’d also have to pick a species. Preliminary research tells me that “grassland or desert” tarantulas are best for a beginner, and I do want to tread carefully in choosing one that I’ll be able to appropriately care for. The females of many tarantula species can live for decades, so I need to make sure I’m not entering into things lightly! I’m reading up on the subject (naturally), and it’s pretty amazing stuff even if I ultimately decide not to bring one home. For instance: did you know that in addition to shedding their exoskeletons when they molt, tarantulas can replace some internal organs, such as their genitalia? Fascinating!


Outfit Post: 10/22/15


Dress: Field Day — Camisole: Gap Outlet — Shoes: eBay (Eleanor Grosch Keds) — Earrings: Solano Stroll


I think I have more photos here than there are pieces to this outfit.


Mmyep, six is definitely bigger than four. I took AP Calculus in high school, can you tell?


You know, I wanted to continue studying calculus independently in college, but man, those textbooks were expensive. As a result, I haven’t Done a Math in probably ten years! I mean, I do math (poorly), but I haven’t sat down to think about fun math in a long, long time.


One thing I really miss is my graphing calculator. Shout-out to Texas Instruments! And shout-out to whoever figured out how to put games on there.


Block Dude was vital to my life senior year.


Outfit Post: 10/21/15


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


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.


(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!


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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!


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


image via Wikimedia Commons

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


Outfit Post: 10/11/15


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


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


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!


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


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