Outfit Post: 4/6/15


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


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.


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.


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!


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.


Outfit Post: 2/26/15


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!


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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!


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


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


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!


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.


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.


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


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


Communities United Against Police Brutality.


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


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.