Outfit Post: 1/3/16

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Shirt: J.Crew — Jacket: Ragstock — Shorts: Thrifted (J.Crew) — Leggings: Gudrun Sjödén — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Meg Unconstricted Top Crew in Pink) — Earrings: Labor Day Pow-Wow

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Welcome back, you! Welcome back, me! Welcome back, everybody!

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How’s the year been treating you so far? I’m not a huge resolution-maker, but I have resolved to choose relaxation over anxiety or irritability when I can help it.

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(I mean, I frequently can’t help it, but that’s what the medication is for.)

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Possibly I should also resolve to stop losing my glasses in the couch, but let’s take things one step at a time here.

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: 10/1/15

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Dress: Blacklist Vintage (Jean Lang) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Brownie) — Earrings: Woodland Market

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For a brief moment we had autumnal weather here, and even–hold the phone–RAIN, so I honored it with a long-sleeved dress.

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(A long-sleeved dress that needs ironing badly, it would seem.)

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I also honored fall…somehow…by wearing earrings made of wasp’s nest! Kicky, right?

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We’re back to 80F and above for the next fortnight, so at least I’ll have time to iron the dress before its next wearing.

Outfit Post: 9/29/15

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Top: Desigual — Skirt: Thrifted (Fossil) — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Inky Violet) — Bangle: Gift, from Barcelona — Earrings: Labor Day Pow-Wow

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At work I wasn’t sure if the purple socks worked with this outfit, but here I think they do. Sometimes you just have to take a chance on purple socks, am I right?

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This bracelet, on the other hand, perfectly matches the blue on the shirt’s right shoulder–clearly the artisan who made the bracelet was colluding with the designers at Desigual, since they’re both based out of Barcelona and every artist in Barcelona knows one another.

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Anyway. This shirt makes it easy to strike out in bold color directions since it’s made of so many bold color directions itself.

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It probably wouldn’t go with burnt sienna, let’s say, but I’m okay with that.

Outfit Post: 9/17/15

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Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Moss) — Belt: Target — Necklace: Fuzppa — Earrings: Leah Staley

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I bet I’ve worn a near-identical version of this outfit on the blog before, considering most of the pieces have been with me for some time, but I’m not about to go look.

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Plausible deniability is the name of the game, folks.

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It’s not that surprising, anyway. I’ve had most of the pieces in this outfit for a long time, relatively-speaking. The dress has been with me for over two years!

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And okay, two-plus years is not that long a time to have a garment (my dad has bragged about shirts he owned for twenty years or more), but it’s longish when you consider the lifespan of this blog, and my interest in clothing in general. It’s practically an old-timer! Let’s hope it doesn’t get gunned down three days before retirement.

Outfit Post: 6/4/15

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Dress: ASOS — Camisole: Old Navy — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Inky Violet) — Belt: Thrifted — Earrings: Target — Ring: Nervous System

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You wouldn’t really know it from these photos, but my bike tried to eat me yesterday.

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Actually, I more or less fed it my skirt, so the bike can’t really be blamed. Things didn’t get chewed up nearly as much as I was expecting, though, so I got off light!

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Just a small hole to sew up and some bike grease to work out. This dress is pilling a little faster than I would like–does all ponte do this?–but it should hold up pretty well if I’m kinder to it.

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Maybe I’ll stop putting it in the dryer. (And stop letting my back wheel gnaw on it, too.)

Outfit Post: 5/19/15

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Shirt: J.Crew — Skirt: Thrifted (CAbi) — Sandals: Dansko — Socks: Sock Dreams (Meg Unconstricted Top Crew in Pink) — Ring and earrings: Vendor at Lake Bled, Slovenia

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(What is my hand doing here? I am a mystery, even to myself.)

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Hello hello! Took an unscheduled few days off from the blog, but now I’m BACK. I really should have slid in with some super-cool sunglasses, but we can’t have everything.

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This shirt was a sale buy when I was ordering something else from J.Crew. I’ve been looking for a nice sunshiny yellow shirt and thought this might be the one, so I indulged myself for $10 and waited.

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It turned out to be a bit more neon than my ideal, but that’s okay! It plays nicely with my neon pink socks. I really like wood with neon, for some reason–maybe because I was both a tetra and a carpenter in a past life?–so here we are. I promise not to resent the fact that you weren’t exactly what I was looking for, neon shirt. I like you on your own merits.

Outfit Post: 5/14/15

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Dress: ASOS — Cardigan: Thrifted (no label) — Camisole: Thrifted (Self Esteem) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Bobby Socklings in Graphite) — Ring: Gift — Earrings: Gift, from Greece

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How about this week, folks? Woof.

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I wore this yesterday when we were supposed to get a thunderstorm, but all we ended up with was the mildest watering-can sprinkle during my ride home.

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We didn’t even get any sound or fury to signify the nothing! What a ripoff.

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If you live in one of those magical places with regular summer thunderstorms, please appreciate them. Hug a thunderstorm today.

Outfit Post: 5/13/15

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Dress: eShakti — Blazer and ring: Target — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Pink) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Necklace: Hand-me-down — Earrings: Gift from Katie!

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This outfit: meh. It doesn’t “spark joy,” as Marie Kondo would say. (Sally’s always bringing interesting phrases into my life.) It’s serviceable, though!

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It covered my butt, and that’s sometimes all you can ask of clothing.