Outfit Post: 12/9/15

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Top: Swap (Target) — Pants: Poshmark (Cartonnier) — Boots: Macy’s — Earrings: Nervous System

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This getup worked pretty well so long as I didn’t lift my arms above my head.

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I knew the lengths might be a bit buggy but I tried it anyway, just to see. End result: it distracted me throughout the day exactly as much as I expected it would!

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I’m still not comfortable with crop-tops, and I don’t know if I ever will be, but maybe a deliberately short length would feel more intentional than regular shirts on a slightly-too-long torso?

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Outfit Post: 12/4/15

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Shirt: Target — Pants: J.Crew — Cardigan: Thrifted (Indigenous) — Boots: Duo — Necklace: Fable and Fury — Earrings: Apostrophie

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I knew I hadn’t worn my Duo boots in a long time, but has it really been two years? Good gravy.

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The thing about those Duo boots is that…well, they hurt. I don’t know if it’s an issue of them not being broken-in enough or if they just don’t suit my legs, but the crumple zone at the ankle rubs blisters something fierce. Even when I wear thick socks with them, by the end of the day I end up hobbling.

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I haven’t wanted to wear them but spent too much money to justify giving them away, so naturally they ended up in the back of my closet. I guess it’s time to look up the town cobbler. (Probably located in the same strip mall as the town smith and the town fishwife, huh?)

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: 9/5/15

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Dress: eShakti — Shoes: Dansko — Belt: Thrifted (Target) — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Gift from Megan Mae

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Ahoy-hoy! Remember me? My dad’s been visiting–just left this morning, as a matter of fact–so it’s been a little hectic around here the last few days and a couple days off the blog were a necessity. (Also Monday was my birthday, but that’s beside the point.)

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My usual photo spot was a little crowded, so I gave the spare room a shot. It’s mostly a storage space, with a dash of Flat Tire’s food and unmentionables, and also where I keep my clothes-drying rack (thus the cameo by that floral shirt I got at the Vintage Fashion Faire). The light isn’t quite as good as in the dining room, but it’s not bad for a backup plan.

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Also, check out these earrings from Megan Mae! She threw them in with the purse I bought from her recently, and I’m a fan. Seems like they were a little jittery about their first appearance on this blog, though. Next time I’ll have to calm them down first.

Outfit Post: 8/27/15

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Dress: eBay (Marimekko) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Belt: Thrifted — Earrings: Angela Grace Jewelry — Footie socks: Sock Dreams (Tabbisocks Heather Footies)

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The neckline of this dress makes it difficult in certain situations–it doesn’t really work with necklaces and I have to be really careful not to lean over too far–but it’s fun and interesting enough that I don’t really care.

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Who needs necklaces or leaning over, anyhow?

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Speaking of difficult: I really like the clean lines and stitching of this belt, but it’s a little too small and it’s time to admit that we should part ways. It’s nobody’s fault; sometimes these things just don’t work out. Anyway, belt, I hope we can stay friends, and maybe get some coffee sometime.

Outfit Post: 7/5/15

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Top: Gift, from Crete — Camisole: Gap Outlet — Shorts: Nordstrom Rack — Sandals: Dansko — Bracelet: Charming Charlie — Earrings: Sabo Design

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I had such a fit of the yawns while taking these pictures, I’m amazed any of them managed to turn out.

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Getting to sleep in an extra day doesn’t do much for my energy levels, evidently. You’d think that watching such a rousing film as Operation Petticoat on the eve of 4th of July with fireworks outside would get my blood rolling for a bright, bouncy Sunday, but no.

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I summoned up enough pep for a little twirl, but the rest of the day was mostly comprised of sitting on the couch and finishing The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman.

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Oh, and a quick lap around the thrift store. I had to leave this bracelet at home for that because it kept snagging on the looseish weave of the top. They match so well in color, but don’t get along well otherwise. The bracelet’s a bit of a fighter.

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On the other hand, these Sabo Design earrings get along with everybody. Do you suppose that’s because the bracelet’s a Scorpio and the earrings are Pisces?

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.)