Outfit Post: 6/20/15

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Shirt: Desigual — Skirt: Blacklist Vintage (Lilly Sports) — Sandals: Gift (Clarks) — Ring: Vendor at Lake Bled, Slovenia — Earrings: Sabo Design — Nail Polish: Zoya “Zuza” [fingers] and “Meg” [toes]

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I wore this outfit to a family barbecue at my uncle’s house on Saturday, where there was elk roast and the offer of knife fights aplenty! My uncle also made some bomb-ass chocolate rum cupcakes with cream in the center because he is a man of many talents.

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I got strawberry juice on my shirt and grilled chicken on my skirt, which is how you know it was a good party.

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The strawberry juice pretty much matches, too. The nice thing about chaotic rainbow patterns is that they hide stains wonderfully!

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I really like my extended family and I don’t get to see them often enough. One of my cousins-once-removed is living in San Francisco right now, and we promised to go on a sensory deprivation adventure together sometime soon.

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And after we’re done exploring our souls, maybe petits fours?

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Outfit Post: 5/26/15

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Dress: Thrifted (J.Crew) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Necklace: Jewelry shop in Hallstatt, Austria — Earrings: Sabo Design — Bangle: Thrifted (Target) — Nail polish: Zoya “Gilda”

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I’ve got the strategically-placed wrists game going on up top there, which can only mean one thing: I spilled food on myself again. This time it was chocolate. (At least I wasn’t on a date with Ralph Wiggum.)

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Anyway, never mind that–quick, look at these bright, distracting accessories!

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Over the weekend I painted my nails with this gorgeous polish, which is now my very, very favorite, so the outfit started there. Pink goes with just about everything: gray, green, purple, whatever!

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Also more pink, because I just really like being enpinkened.

Outfit Post: 4/27/15

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Dress: Field Day — Shirt: Target — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings and bracelet: Gifts — Nail polish: Zoya “Darcy” 

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In my mind, gold shoes are a natural pair with this dress, evidently. I did it almost two months ago, and I’d do it again! I swear before the judge and jury I’d do it again.

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In other news, I sometimes forget to take detail shots of the pattern on this dress, which is so intricate that it loses a little something in the big picture.

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Not this time, though! I made sure to get several shots up close, because it’s worth studying.

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And it IS a pattern that repeats, although I haven’t laid it out to determine the exact scale. You can sort of puzzle-piece match up shapes if you look at the whole thing.

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I feel like I could learn some secrets of the universe if I just contemplated the lines long enough.

Outfit Post: 4/21/15

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Top: Thrifted (no label) — Skirt: Thrifted (H&M) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Leah Staley — Ring: Nervous System — Necklace: Gift

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This outfit came out of the ironing pile, not that you can tell that either one of these garments has ever been ironed.

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I do like the combination of silk/cotton and linen/cotton here. It’s not a HUGE texture difference, but it makes me sound like I know what I’m talking about, right?

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Fashion stuff? Texture combinations? Something something natural fibers?

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Don’t listen to me, folks, I don’t know anything. I wore hand-me-down underwear as a child.

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I just like pretty things, is all. That’s about it.

Outfit Post: 12/12/14

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Sweater: Thrifted (Target) — Jeans: NYC Tripp — Boots: Macy’s — Belt: Target — Earrings: Nervous System

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Oof. My posting has been and might continue to be a little spotty this week! Mike’s dad has needed help moving house and it’s occupied most of our waking, non-working hours since Saturday.

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Jumping back, though, this is what I wore to my office’s holiday party. We were given rare permission to wear jeans, so I got excited and wore my plaid ones again. Twice in one week! Calm and order are really breaking down here at Casa Mia.

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Anyway, the party was pretty good, as office holiday parties go! Good food, a nice employee appreciation gift, and we played a gift exchange game where I gave away a small, highly-detailed plastic hand and got a fuzzy scarf in return. Festive!

Guest Post: Malice Springs

[Hey, pals! To celebrate this Friday, how about a guest post from the beloved IceBerg? Yes, I think that is a wonderful idea, indeed. Take it away, Bergie!]

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T-shirt – gift
jeans – Target junior section
boots – a cheap shoe store I forget the name of!
earrings – made by me!
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The t-shirt was a gift from my brother from when he was living in Darwin; it features a roller derby girl named Malice Springs (after Alice Springs)!

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The badass boots cost me $25. No animals were harmed in the making of these pleather babies. The heels are 5″, but that includes about 1.5″ of platform. They are surprisingly comfortable, although it is a decidedly relative term in this case. I had a long conversation with the owner of the shoe store, a very hardworking gentleman from Pakistan whose children still live over there.

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I made these cool Pegasus charm earrings for myself, but will be selling similar at my shop MicDropDesign and have lots of other designs already for sale as well!

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Space Witch Mani (DIY!!!): Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Black Heart (how good is that name?), LA Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in purple/blue glitter, & LA Colors high gloss base/topcoat – (Awesome instructions on how to achieve this glitter fade look here by high priestess of beauty, Adwoa Asiedu)

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[Isn’t she a badass, folks? And to the rest of you, have a great weekend.]

Outfit Post: 7/21/14

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Shirt: Target — Skirt and bangle: Thrifted — Sandals: Dansko — Earrings: Gift from Katie!

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More hints of red from Mia! I’m throwing so many curveballs at you guys.

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I just got some new nail polish in the mail (my friend Tito tipped me off to a Zoya sale over the 4th of July holiday), but before I dip into any of my exciting new colors, I decided to go back to geranium red.

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It’s a good, summery color, isn’t it? I’m going to The Toast’s one-year anniversary party tomorrow and I wanted to make sure my nails would go with the outfit I’ve been planning. (I’m sure I’ll be talking about that more on Thursday and gushing over how many amazing authors of Toast pieces I met.)

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Incidentally, talking about nail polish on Twitter led me to the understanding that a majority of my nail-polish-wearing friends redo their nails every 3-5 days, which is amazing to me! I only do my nails every once in a while, and when I do, I usually let that junk hang around for at least two weeks because I’m majorly lazy. For posterity’s sake: if you paint your nails, how often do you redo them?