This Just In: Holidays Are Nigh, We Must All Submit or Perish

Hello, my darling field of ash gourds! I’m going to take a little time off the blog for my holiday preparations and travels. Until I return, please enjoy this photo of Flat Tire gettin’ snug.

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See you flowering herbaceous vines soon.

Outfit Post: 12/1/15

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Top: Thrifted (Weston Wear) — Camisole: Target — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: Golden Ponies — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Heather Over the Knee Stockings in Graphite) — Earrings: Lia Sophia

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I’m all about the pattern on this top I thrifted a couple months ago, but jeez if the fabric doesn’t pill like a mother.

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It’s super soft and cozy, which I guess contributes to the problem; I wore it two times before this (on our trip to NYC and Philly), and before wearing it a third time I had to get out my sweater shaver because the shoulder area where my purse usually hangs was significantly, visibly pilled up.

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I mean, you probably wouldn’t’ve been able to see the pills in any of the full-body shots, but would know.

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Also, pilling is just so distracting in detail shots. It just bugs me. So I guess this top will be getting regular shaves for as long as it otherwise holds up. Should I throw in the haircut for free?

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: 9/25/15

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Top: Thrifted (Kenneth Cole Reaction) — Pants: J.Crew — Shoes: 6pm.com (Think!) — Necklace: Thrifted — Earrings: Target — Ring: Monterey Bay Aquarium

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I had no idea when I wrote the post from two Fridays ago that I’d already talked about my ball chair at work three months before that. Oops.

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I am given to repeat myself, it seems.

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Actually, you probably already knew that; I’ve probably already written about it on here, even. I have a tendency to tell the same stories over and over and to forget what I’ve already said to most of the people I see every day.

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That’s another very human foible, but it is embarrassing when I unintentionally write the same blog post two or three times. My life must not be terribly interesting, because evidently I run out of topics! I’ll try to get myself into a couple of scraps and/or adventures sometime soon so I have something new to tell you all about.

Outfit Post: 9/23/15

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Shirt: Target — Pants: Thrifted (INC) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Necklace: Vintage Fashion Faire — Earrings: Apostrophie

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I took a few days off from work to try and scare away what felt like an impending cold, and all of a sudden it’s fall and shit?! I’m insulted that nobody asked me first.

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I can’t dawdle about taking my after-work photos now; these were taken at 6:30 and I had some issues because the light was going. Soon enough I’ll have to do photos in the morning for a few months, so I hope you’re all excited about sleepface and wet hair.

Outfit Post: 9/4/15

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Shirt: Target — Skirt: Thrifted (Maurices) — Shoes: Earthies — Earrings: Gift — Bangle: Thrifted

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First off, I would like to offer a correction to yesterday’s post: I know very well and good that the portion of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22, Episode 3 dedicated to animal-themed neck poses was, in fact, a teach and not a series of TyTyTips.

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For this error, I am truly sorry.

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However, I’m decidedly unsorry for talking about ANTM in and of itself. Since Cycle 22 began in August, my sometime blogging partner and I have been immersing ourselves in the wonderful garbage world that is Tyra Banks’ special brand of reality television and we couldn’t be happier.

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We have our favorites (Nyle, naturally) and our most-hated (Mikey, also naturally), and we spend a lot of time gushing to each other about the incredible absurdity of the whole thing. Why not wrap models in skinny belts and fake hair? Why not give someone a beard weave? Why not consistently and willfully misunderstand the concept of something “going viral”? In the world of ANTM, God does not exist and everything is permitted.

Outfit Post: 8/26/15

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.