Outfit Post: 12/15/15

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Sweater: Thrifted (Charter Club) — Pants: Thrifted (INC) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Necklace: Beyond Buckskin Boutique — Earrings: Lia Sophia

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I think my hair might be particularly enormous in these pictures.

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This is, of course, before I crushed it with my bike helmet so I could ride to work.

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(We all have to make sacrifices in our lives.)

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Mike’s already a little concerned about the quantity of hair I have (and, frankly, the quantity I shed)–if I just let it keep going, do you think it would take over the world?

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Outfit Post: 12/5/15

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Shirt: Target — Jeans: Thrifted (Canyon River Blues) — Jacket: Thrifted (Unity) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Lia Sophia

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Here’s a non-outfit outfit for youse. I wear these jeans a lot more than the blog would make it seem, but they’re not particularly interesting or flattering, so they don’t often show up in posts.

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At any rate, I wore this for some cleaning and errands–equally thrilling to write and hear about, I imagine–and then I drove out to the Bay Area for a dinner and book club get-together with some pals! Haven’t had one of those in a while.

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I honestly hadn’t been that excited to reread Fahrenheit 451, which I haven’t looked at since high school, but the conversation was rousing. And there are parts of the book that I appreciate, truly; it’s just hard for me to move past what a raw deal the female characters got. They’re all either frivolous ninnies or they teach the male hero a lesson and then die. I tells ya, it’s tough shakes being a woman in old-school science fiction.

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: 10/14/15

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Dress: Hand-me-down (Casual Corner) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Necklace: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria — Bracelet: Gift, from Greece — Earrings: Target

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Lately I’m trying to learn more about other states. There are a lot of them, you know!

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I haven’t been to many–what, eight? Nine? Planning this trip to the East Coast has given me some interest in all the parts of our country I haven’t been to yet.

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For example, New Hampshire! I know approximately 10% more about NH now than I did a week ago. Did you know the state vegetable is the potato, of which the first one in the Americas was purportedly planted there in the 1700s?

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Did you also know they don’t have seatbelt laws for people over the age of 17? I’ve never found wearing a seatbelt to be particularly onerous, myself, but you do you, New Hampshire!

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I’ll be able to tick two more states off my map by the end of the month. My metaphorical map, that is. Maybe I should start keeping a real one. Do they make ones like advent calendars with really long-lasting chocolate? I’ll need one to work on for probably another 40 years, at least.

Outfit Post: 9/30/15

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Dress: eBay (Maeve) — Button-front: Thrifted (Ann Klein) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Gift, from Greece

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Hmm, this button-front doesn’t layer under dresses as well as I hoped it would.

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Not this dress, anyway. I suppose I should be grateful that it doesn’t look any more absurd than it already does; it’s just a little poofy on top.

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You can tell the weather’s cooling down when I start to haphazardly and/or desperately combine whatever pieces of clothing I think will fit and keep me warm. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes, well…at least the color combination’s nice, right?

Outfit Post: 9/1/15

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Top: Thrifted (Filtre) — Pants: Thrifted (Gloria Vanderbilt) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Gift — Temporary tattoo: Nib & Nub

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This top is a new thrifting find from a relatively new thrift shop in town, and I’m still trying to decide how I feel about it.

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Pros: 100% silk, doesn’t need dry-cleaning, nice color, kind of professional-person-looking.

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Cons: Wrinkles like a mother despite vigorous ironing, inconvenient sheer panels, is a slightly weird shape that might be unflattering?

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Might need to take it out on another test run or two. We’ll see.

Outfit Post: 7/14/15

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Shirt: Target — Skirt: eBay (We ❤ Vera) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Scarf: Vintage — Earrings: Target

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Some days I just can’t locate my glasses to save my life, you know?

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(Worry not; I found them later underneath a bag of tortilla chips.)

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I’ve only been wearing glasses since late high school, so to me, my glasses-free face is just as much Mia as the bespectacled version is.

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I’m not sure if this is the same for folks out there in Internetlandia, since I’ve had them the entire time I’ve been a part of this blog. (Well, except for that one ill-advised summer. Hopefully nobody’s married to that image of me.)

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I do think I look a little more barefaced than usual in these pictures on account of having my hair pulled back from my face–but as per uzh, glasses or no, I’m not wearing a lick of makeup. Does my face look weird without glasses to you, gentle readers? Go on, it’s okay. You can tell me.