Outfit Post: 12/14/15


Shirt and Cardigan: Thrifted (Target) — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinarily Longer Striped Thigh Highs in Steel/Light Blue) — Earrings: B&A Estate Jewelry


The beginnings of this outfit were discards from the weekend–before deciding on the tunic and leggings from yesterday’s post, I spent a long, indecisive time trying things on for the very important task of leaving the house to go grocery shopping.


However, a few of these pieces ended up together in the meantime, which explains how I was so coordinated first thing on a Monday morning.


I don’t usually have the wherewithal to come up with something like this right after I wake up anymore.


(You might have noticed the simpler outfits, and I appreciate your not saying anything negative about it. You have wonderful manners!)


Anyway, the tiny tie worked out and we haven’t seen it in ages, so sometimes initial failure leads to later success. A life lesson for us all, especially in regard to tiny ties.


Outfit Post: 12/10/15


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)


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.


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


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.


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: 12/1/15


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


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.


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.


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


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: 11/3/15


Sweater: Thrifted (Philosophy) — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: 6pm.com (Frye) — Earrings: Sabo Design — Bracelet: Stars & Stripes Ltd in Philadelphia


The other day I was rooting around in the closet for my store of cold-weather clothing and I happened to find a box…of shoes.


Turns out that’s where my pink Frye flats went. I’d been missing them and a few other pairs–like some wedge sandals and several pairs of heels–for quite a while, and had pretty much given up on finding any of them.


I guess I must have packed them up for our last move, and then they sat in a closet for a year and a half without ever being investigated. (No, you have too much stuff.)


Honestly, I hadn’t missed the heels much, if at all, but I’m pleased to have these guys back in my repertoire. They’re still waterstained and altogether not a terribly robust-feeling pair of flats, but I do like them. They’re pink!

Outfit Post: 9/18/15


Shirt: Target — Skirt: Wild Life Reserve — Sandals: Dansko — Belt: Thrifted — Ring and earrings: Vendor at Lake Bled, Slovenia


I came really close to picking a belt that matched my sandals on Friday, but somehow swerved away at the last minute.


I like this better anyway–it reminds me a little bit of one of my early outfits for the blog, even though the belt is the only item I’ve held onto all this time.


And to be honest, the belt is starting to look a little…distinguished? It might be in its twilight years at this point.


Anyway, is matching one’s shoes to one’s earrings as passé as shoes/belt? I never can keep up with these things.

Outfit Post: 9/2/15


Dress: Thrifted (Laura Ashley) — Button-front: Thrifted (Faded Glory) — Sandals: Gift (Clarks) — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Bangle: Thrifted


If I’m going to be honest here (and when am I not? also, you’ve got something in your teeth), I like the offhand mirror pic of this outfit I took with my phone for Instagram better than any of the actual outfit photos.


It’s almost like a body shouldn’t even bother with a nice camera and natural light, for pete’s sake.


Not that I think my photography in whatever form is any great shakes; in fact, it seems like I need a refresher course in posing for the timer since lately I’m dissatisfied with the results more often than not.


Maybe I should take one of those, uhh, “TyTyTips” from this cycle of America’s Next Top Model and practice my owl neck?

Outfit Post: 8/11/15


Shirt: Target — Skirt: Wild Life Reserve — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Solano Stroll — Ring: Nervous System


Another new thing: this skirt I got in New Orleans. It was a complete impulse-buy; Mike and I were walking around the city when we passed the Wild Life Reserve on St. Charles Avenue, and a peek of wax prints through the window was all I needed to go inside.


They had some really gorgeous clothing and this skirt particularly captured my heart, but we weren’t planning on going back to the hotel right away, so I paid and arranged things with the (awesomely accommodating) shopkeeper that I’d pick it up the next day.


And so I did (after falling down the hotel stairs, but that’s a story for another time). And here we are!


I do wish the fabric were matched up a little better at the seam on the side–you can see in the side-view photo up above that the print kind of skips there, like a scratched CD. If I still had my sewing machine, I might take it in on that side just enough to match things up.


Then again, I might not.