Outfit Post: 4/6/15

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Dress: eShakti — Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack — Scarf: World Market — Boots: Thrifted (Classic Elements) — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinary Thigh-Highs in Navy) — Earrings: MicDrop Design

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If you read Already Pretty, you know that Sally frequently talks about building outfits around one multicolored piece so that you can pull colors from it.

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She calls it a cheat, but I think it’s perfectly legit. I’m not sure what I WOULD consider a cheat in the outfit-making game. It’s not like you can use caltrops.

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Anyway, I had to scramble to get dressed yesterday morning and turned to the pretty confetti earrings dear Bergie made me for guidance. They’ve got such a great mix of colors!

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I don’t think I would have done raspberry/marigold/navy on my own, so the earrings deserve a round of applause. Way to go, earrings! You pulled out an unexpected victory at the last minute. Now everyone get in the station wagon and we’ll get some pizza.

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Outfit Post: 2/26/15

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I have this single solitary picture to show for yesterday’s outfit, so to make it up to you guys, let’s peek into some slices of my life!

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First: Dr. Angela Davis giving an incredible talk that I was very lucky to attend.

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Second: a single piece of the wonderful packet of mail that Rebekah sent me. I put Nessie right by my monitor at work, obviously.

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Third: Flat Tire napping HARD into that blanket, flanked by my leg and some folded laundry. Good night, folks, and godspeed.

Outfit Post: 2/3/15

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Dress: eShakti — Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack — OTKs: Target — Flats: American Rag — Scarf: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria — Earrings: Hand-me-down

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I’m sitting here trying to write this blog post, but all I can really think about is the salad that I want to go make for tomorrow’s lunch.

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Seriously, I’ve been waiting for this avocado to ripen for three days. If the arugula’s all wilted I’m gonna be pissed.

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I can’t leave well enough alone so I’m making a few changes–no kale, extra arugula. Who knows what else I’ll do, I’m a loose cannon!

Outfit Post: 1/21/15

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Dress: Thrifted (J.Crew) — Cardigan: Thrifted (Target) — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinarily Longer Striped Thigh Highs in Steel and Light Blue) — Flats: Thrifted (Born) — Scarf: World Market — Earrings: Gift

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As far as half-asleep thrown-together outfits go, I feel like this is one of my more successful outings.

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I think the light blues in the earrings and socks are more off from each other than I’d like, but you know. The nits, they are being picked.

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Anyway, that’s why the yellow’s there–to confuse and distract! (Next time you need to escape a situation, try throwing yellow scarves instead of a smoke bomb. You might be surprised.)

Outfit Post: 1/14/15

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Cardigan: Gap — T-shirt: Target — Pants: Thrifted (INC) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Scarf: MCA Chicago

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For as warm as this cardigan is, it’s rather sheer.

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Next time I wear it over a dark shirt, I’ll make sure it’s a long-sleeved one. Or a sleeveless one. Either way.

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Still, though. If being able to see my short sleeves through my cardigan is the worst of my (imaginary) transgressions in a day, I’ve got something to celebrate!

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I doubt anyone at work noticed, anyway. I’m not nearly as important as I tend to think I am.

Outfit Post: 1/11/15

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Sweater: Thrifted (Anthro) — Jeans: Thrifted — Shoes: Payless — Scarf: Fab.com (Practical Impact) — Earrings: Vendor on campus — Ring: Asian Art Museum

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This outfit wasn’t really doing it for me until I added the scarf. Before, it was just an uninteresting sweater and jeans, but now it’s an uninteresting sweater and jeans with a scarf!

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Well, okay, the sweater can hold its own most of the time, but I wear these jeans constantly on weekends and they rarely make it into outfit photos. They’re comfortable and easy to wear, but don’t feel especially compelling to post about.

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Maybe it’s the straight legs? I used to be all about flared jeans, but I can’t wear them anymore without feeling dated–which is probably just as much due to my associations with them as it is to current trends. Put on a pair of wide-leg jeans and BOOM, I’m back in high school.

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So perhaps straight-leg jeans aren’t far enough away from my teenage uniform to feel interesting and stylish. Who knows? If I can’t plumb the depths of my own mind, I certainly don’t expect anyone else to. (Except maybe my therapist.)

Outfit Post: 11/21/14

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Hey, pals. I’m gonna share some links for helping re: Ferguson and police brutality across the United States.

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Communities United Against Police Brutality.

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The National Bar Association–an association of predominantly Black lawyers campaigning, among other things, against police brutality.

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The National Lawyers Guild, which is doing on-the-ground work in Ferguson.

And lastly: look up who represents you in Congress and send them a letter calling for mandatory body cameras on law enforcement officials in your area and nationwide. Do what you can.