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.

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Outfit Post: 4/2/15

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Dress: eBay (Maeve) — Jacket: Thrifted (no label) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Headband: The Faerie Market — Socks: Target — Ring: Vendor at Lake Bled — Earrings: B&A Estate Jewelry

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Accidental slight variation on this outfit from February. I do like it, though.

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Maybe it’s just that I like this dress. I’ve had it for a few years and it’s still one of my favorites.

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It classes up the joint, you might say. Plus, I sewed the sides up to fit properly back in the day, and I remain proud of that. It was too baggy and I made it not-baggy!

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It does poof out distinctly at the butt, lending the wearer a somewhat bustle-enhanced appearance. Is that a bug or a feature?

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This headband’s all feature, anyway. All butts aside.

Outfit Post: 3/9/15

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Dress: Lana — Jacket: Thrifted (Forever 21) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Moss) — Earrings: Target — Belt: Thrifted

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It’s juuuuust on the edge of warm enough to go bare-legged around here, so every day I play chicken with the weather and see whether I’ll be freezing or sweltering until 5:00pm.

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With in-between temperatures, I frequently seem to end up with icicle legs and an overheated torso. What’s the deal, body? Can’t you transport a little in each direction so the whole system’s happy?

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Anyway, I get confused and try to even things out with linen dresses and jackets and socks and other strange mixes of garments.

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Layering is not my strong suit, which is perhaps why I most love summer, when I just have to wear the minimum of clothing allowed by social mores and my workplace’s employee handbook. Maybe if I’d grown up in a colder climate, things would be different, but I have a genuinely hard time picturing a cold-loving Mia. She barely seems like me at all.

Outfit Post: 2/24/15

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Dress: eBay (Anthropologie) — Jacket: Thrifted (no label) — Knee-highs: Sock Dreams (Heather Socklings in Plum) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Freehand Fig Jewelry

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Some days Flat Tire costars in the outfit photos (or–let’s be real–outshines me altogether), and other days she’s a butt or a shoulder mysteriously lurking on the fringe.

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One of these days she’ll make it into my detail shots, too, I have no doubt.

Outfit Post: 2/17/15

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Top: Thrifted — Jacket: Thrifted (Converse OneStar) — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: American Rag — Earrings: Solano Stroll — Ring: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria

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Can I be real with you folks for a second? I made the mistake of not wearing a camisole with this outfit and I had an extremely hard time not showing my bra to coworkers all day.

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Sometimes I forget what happens when you combine a low-cut shirt with a modest bosom.

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I don’t know how I could, I’ve had the latter for most of my life. Inconvenient things they are sometimes, too. Down with secondary sexual characteristics! Down, I say!

Outfit Post: 2/10/15

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Top: Thrifted — Pants: INC — Camisole: Old Navy — Boots: Macy’s — Jacket: Thrifted (Forever 21) — Earrings: Gift

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I was inordinately proud of myself for putting this look together yesterday. My first couple of attempts were decidedly meh, but I gave the old hanky-hem tank top a shot and things started to come together.

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Flat Tire seemed to approve, too. But then, she likes anything that gives me the freedom of movement to chase her around the house.

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I also suspect that she would gladly eat these earrings if she could get to them. One of the many reasons I’m glad she doesn’t have thumbs or five more feet of height.

Outfit Post: 2/9/15

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Jacket: Thrifted (no label) — Shirt: Target — Skirt: Thrifted (Banana Republic) — Leggings: Carouselink — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Moss) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Freehand Fig Jewelry (made by me)

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Leggings may have actually been a little too warm for the freakishly pleasant weather we’ve been having lately, but hot damn they’re comfortable. Most of the designs that Carouselink is stocking right now aren’t really my style (although I’ve been warming up to the Victorian city ones), but I keep an eye on their wares so that I can buy a third pair at some point.

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Speaking of Etsy stores with great items for sale (cough), these earrings are on sale in my shop! Well, not these ones exactly–I promise to send fresh ones. That’s my guarantee: fresh earrings or your money back.