Outfit Post: 12/15/15


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


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


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


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


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?

Outfit Post: 12/5/15


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


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.


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.


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


Top: Thrifted (Weston Wear) — Camisole: Target — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: Golden Ponies — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Heather Over the Knee Stockings in Graphite) — Earrings: Lia Sophia


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.


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.


I mean, you probably wouldn’t’ve been able to see the pills in any of the full-body shots, but would know.


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


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


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


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.


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?


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!


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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

Outfit Post: 7/14/15


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


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


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


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.


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.)


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.