Outfit Post: 12/10/15

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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)

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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.

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(If you don’t forgive me, please write your local congressperson. They might be able to help.)

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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.

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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?!

Outfit Post: 11/30/15

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Turtleneck: Old Navy — Skirt: Thrifted (CAbi) — Boots: Macy’s — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Heather Over the Knee Stockings in Slate) — Earrings: Target

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See, now this outfit I at least partially planned out the night before. Good thing, too, because I overslept my alarm and missed my chance to work a shower into my already-rushed morning schedule.

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That always happens this time of year, but I haven’t figured out a solid way around it yet. I’ve started placing my phone across the room so that I have to physically get up and turn the alarm off, but that doesn’t work very well when it’s so cold that I immediately turn back around and crawl under the covers again.

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I’ve also tried placing my fuzzy winter robe and slippers strategically near the alarm, but I’m not at my most rational when I’m sleepy. Let’s hope that setting the thermostat a few degrees higher in the morning makes a difference or it’s going to be a greasy winter.

Outfit Post: 11/25/15

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Dress: eBay (Marimekko) — Cardigan: Thrifted (Belldini) — OTKs: Target — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Gift

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Pink socks weren’t my first choice for this outfit, but sometimes you gotta go with what’s clean.

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Getting up and dressed in the mornings has been a struggle lately–it’s cold, it’s dark, and everything’s kind of a mess. I should really help myself out by working up the energy to organize outfits the night before.

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My morning hair-drying experiments continue apace, though, so at least that’s something.

Outfit Post: 11/20/15

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Dress: Lana — Cardigan: Thrifted (no label) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Dreamer Tartan OTK in Charcoal/Natural/Ochre) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Belt: Thrifted (no label) — Earrings: Hand-me-down

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When I put this outfit together I wasn’t sure about it, so I asked Mike if I looked weird.

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His response? “Usually.” Wise guy.

Outfit Post: 11/19/15

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Dress: eBay (Maeve) — Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Heather Over the Knee Stockings in Bark) — Flats: Thrifted (Born) — Necklace: Hand-me-down — Earrings: Woodland Market

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I know this might knock your socks off, but this necklace? Used to be two necklaces.

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I know, I’ll let you catch your collective breath. I don’t know if I can even delve far back enough into this blog’s past to find one of the original shorter incarnations, because one of the problems with them being shorter was I just didn’t wear them much. Same problem as the Tom Waits necklace, which I lengthened a while back by adding some chain to it.

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I guess longer necklaces are just my deal? I dunno, man. Anyway, I just made a few modifications to the two vintage amber necklaces my mom gave me so that I could fix them together, and here we are! Truly mind-blowing work, I know. I’m impressed with myself too.

Outfit Post: 11/7/15

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Shirt: Marty May — Skirt: Thrifted — Leggings: Gudrun Sjödén — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Earrings: Vendor at Lake Bled, Slovenia

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This outfit is something I puzzled together to go see Vienna Teng again!

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I have a penchant for seeing her in November, I guess.

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This time it wasn’t just Vienna, but also most of the rest of the cast of The Fourth Messenger, a musical about a modern-day female Buddha. They performed a selection of the songs and then did a signing for the album release party! Neat!

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I’ll be honest–I just don’t know if I’m a big fan of musicals anymore. There were definitely a lot of good parts to The Fourth Messenger, though, and I’d recommend it if musicals are your thing. The performers were all excellent, particularly Cailan Rose and Reggie D. White. Vienna did some solo music after The Fourth Messenger, too, and that was delightful as always. A good outing to inaugurate my new leggings, indeed!

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: 10/9/15

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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: 9/30/15

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Dress: eBay (Maeve) — Button-front: Thrifted (Ann Klein) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Gift, from Greece

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Hmm, this button-front doesn’t layer under dresses as well as I hoped it would.

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Not this dress, anyway. I suppose I should be grateful that it doesn’t look any more absurd than it already does; it’s just a little poofy on top.

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You can tell the weather’s cooling down when I start to haphazardly and/or desperately combine whatever pieces of clothing I think will fit and keep me warm. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes, well…at least the color combination’s nice, right?