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: 11/20/15

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Dress: Lana — Cardigan: Thrifted (no label) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Dreamer Tartan OTK in Charcoal/Natural/Ochre) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Belt: Thrifted (no label) — Earrings: Hand-me-down

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When I put this outfit together I wasn’t sure about it, so I asked Mike if I looked weird.

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His response? “Usually.” Wise guy.

Outfit Post: 11/16/15

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Sweater: Thrifted (Lauren Ralph Lauren) — Skirt: Thrifted (Maurices) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Heather Over the Knee Stockings in Rust) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Earrings: Heatherly Designs

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Lately I’ve been thinking about getting a tarantula. Ideally I’d keep it in my office at work, although the jury’s still out on whether tarantulas fall under my workplace’s “no animals” policy.

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I actually have asked my supervisor to find out what upper management thinks; if and when I hear back, I’ll check around to see if any of my coworkers are prohibitively arachnophobic. I really don’t want to make work a bad or upsetting environment for anyone–I just think tarantulas are neat, and have ever since my kindergarten class had one (named “Harry,” of course) as a pet.

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If the option is open to me, I have to figure out the best way to choose one. There are pet stores, of course, but is adopting one better? Are tarantula rescues even a thing? These are the hard-hitting questions I have to ask myself as I think about how to proceed.

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I’d also have to pick a species. Preliminary research tells me that “grassland or desert” tarantulas are best for a beginner, and I do want to tread carefully in choosing one that I’ll be able to appropriately care for. The females of many tarantula species can live for decades, so I need to make sure I’m not entering into things lightly! I’m reading up on the subject (naturally), and it’s pretty amazing stuff even if I ultimately decide not to bring one home. For instance: did you know that in addition to shedding their exoskeletons when they molt, tarantulas can replace some internal organs, such as their genitalia? Fascinating!

Outfit Post: 10/22/15

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Dress: Field Day — Camisole: Gap Outlet — Shoes: eBay (Eleanor Grosch Keds) — Earrings: Solano Stroll

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I think I have more photos here than there are pieces to this outfit.

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Mmyep, six is definitely bigger than four. I took AP Calculus in high school, can you tell?

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You know, I wanted to continue studying calculus independently in college, but man, those textbooks were expensive. As a result, I haven’t Done a Math in probably ten years! I mean, I do math (poorly), but I haven’t sat down to think about fun math in a long, long time.

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One thing I really miss is my graphing calculator. Shout-out to Texas Instruments! And shout-out to whoever figured out how to put games on there.

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Block Dude was vital to my life senior year.

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: 10/9/15

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Button-front: Vintage Fashion Faire (Ship ‘N Shore) — Pants: Thrifted (Polo Ralph Lauren) — Shoes: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Earrings: Apostrophie — Bangle: Thrifted (Target)

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This outfit was pretty much inevitable, I think. It was just a matter of time.

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It works, right? I mean, I think it does, and I’m okay if you don’t. Life is a rich tapestry!

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Honestly, it’s not that surprising a mix to have made, even though it felt really edgy when I was getting dressed this morning. Same-size florals, both with pink/yellow/orange. Like I said, inevitable.

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did manage to keep from wearing my Labor Day Pow-Wow earrings, which itself feels inevitable every time I wear these pants.

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Those earrings, these pants, and these sandals. They make a very compelling case for themselves.