Outfit Post: 2/23/15


Dress: eShakti — Cardigan: Thrifted (Carole Little) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Harajuku Scrunchy Socks in Pale Mint) — Earrings: Hand-me-downs


Had enough light after work yesterday to take pictures outdoors for the first time in a while–and you know what? I don’t know if I like it anymore!


Now that I finally have a decent indoor setup, outside pictures are just so…outside-y. I guess we’ll see how I feel in a month or two. I’m so capricious, you know. You can never guess what I’m gonna do next. (Probably more outfit pictures.)

Guest Post: Grungy-Woodsy

[Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s a guest post from my super-charming friend Anne. Go fall in love with her, quick! -Mia]

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I wore this outfit on a very reasonably-temperatured but overcast Saturday in October. Some friends and I went to the arboretum and spent the day wandering around, sitting on blankets and generally being dirtbags.

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I’m wearing my favorite shorts that I cut to the perfect length (originally from Target), a Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse that I found at a thrift store and makes me feel fancy, my amazing green leather boots, and my sorority flannel from college. I love flannel because it’s both a Seattle grungy thing and a New England woodsy thing, and those are my birth home and my chosen home, respectively. Wearing something that looks too put-together makes me feel uncomfortable, and throwing a flannel on an outfit is like a security blanket.

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I ended up having the flannel buttoned almost the whole time and tucking the front part into the shorts, and it looked GREAT. My trusty glasses are Oliver Peoples and I’ve had them for four and a half years. I’m going to order the same frames from ebay when I finally decide to replace them.

boots closeup

These are the most expensive shoes I’ve ever owned and my cat, Fox, attacked the left boot the first day I got them, thus transforming them from Special Boots to Everyday Boots in one emotionally charged instant.

watch closeup

This watch is stainless steel faux rose gold and I love it.

ring closeup

A blurry but still precious photo of my little mouse ring from Etsy.

I used to be too self-conscious about my legs to wear shorts in public, but now I do it all the time. I’m happy I’ve been feeling good about my legs, because they really enjoy being freeeee!

Outfit Post: 8/23/14


Tank top and skirt: Thrifted — Camisole: Old Navy — Shoes: Payless — Earrings: Target


Taking pictures in front of the sliding back door wasn’t actually an intentional experiment on my part; I just wanted some photos before heading out to the Bay Area on Saturday afternoon to spend some time with friends, and it was the only part of the house not totally blasted with sunlight.


Definitely not my favorite spot, although it does well enough in a pinch. (And I don’t really mind being distracted by a goofy cat.)


Speaking of the Bay Area! I stayed over at Tito’s house Saturday night and experienced the singular sensation of being woken up in the wee hours by a bone-rattling earthquake. Nothing broke or even fell, since the epicenter was closer to wine country than to the Bay, but it left me very groggy and confused at 3am nevertheless.


I was alive during the huge quake of 1989, but only barely, and I certainly don’t have any memories of it. Have you had any earthquake experiences?

This Just In: Mia Overestimates Herself Once More

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Did you know that moving is hard? Moving is hard. Even when you’re only moving a couple miles. I am currently low on time and energy for things beyond moving and working, so I will take another short leave of blogging until the former is sorted out and I know where the camera is again! Until then, please enjoy this picture of a cool/terrifying Coach window display at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.

Outfit Post: 3/12/14


Top, slacks, and heels: Thrifted — Earrings: Gift from Katie!


Okay, there was also originally a teal cardigan with this getup, but it was such a fine afternoon that I couldn’t bear to put it back on for pictures. Gotta take advantage of these warm and lovely after-work hours before the trees start melting.


(Also, if you cast your eyes to the lower left of this particular picture, you’ll see the marks where I was viciously attacked by a sweetgum tree seed pod on my bikeride home. The dangers of cycling are not to be ignored!)