Outfit Post: 12/16/15

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Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Sweatervest: Thrifted (Mix It) — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinarily Longer Striped Thigh Highs in Plum/Black) — Boots: Macy’s — Ring: Asian Art Museum — Earrings: Gift

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Re-confirmed: taking indoor night pictures without a fancy lighting setup = not a great idea. It was worth a try, though! My erstwhile blogging companion and said companion’s spouse have been visiting and it’d be a little rude to ask them to move their guest mattress at 7:40am from my picture-taking region, don’t you think?

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Unrelated: Evidently, I repeat myself. And I thought this outfit was so original!

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Outfit Post: 12/14/15

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Shirt and Cardigan: Thrifted (Target) — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinarily Longer Striped Thigh Highs in Steel/Light Blue) — Earrings: B&A Estate Jewelry

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The beginnings of this outfit were discards from the weekend–before deciding on the tunic and leggings from yesterday’s post, I spent a long, indecisive time trying things on for the very important task of leaving the house to go grocery shopping.

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However, a few of these pieces ended up together in the meantime, which explains how I was so coordinated first thing on a Monday morning.

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I don’t usually have the wherewithal to come up with something like this right after I wake up anymore.

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(You might have noticed the simpler outfits, and I appreciate your not saying anything negative about it. You have wonderful manners!)

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Anyway, the tiny tie worked out and we haven’t seen it in ages, so sometimes initial failure leads to later success. A life lesson for us all, especially in regard to tiny ties.

Outfit Post: 9/5/15

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Dress: eShakti — Shoes: Dansko — Belt: Thrifted (Target) — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Gift from Megan Mae

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Ahoy-hoy! Remember me? My dad’s been visiting–just left this morning, as a matter of fact–so it’s been a little hectic around here the last few days and a couple days off the blog were a necessity. (Also Monday was my birthday, but that’s beside the point.)

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My usual photo spot was a little crowded, so I gave the spare room a shot. It’s mostly a storage space, with a dash of Flat Tire’s food and unmentionables, and also where I keep my clothes-drying rack (thus the cameo by that floral shirt I got at the Vintage Fashion Faire). The light isn’t quite as good as in the dining room, but it’s not bad for a backup plan.

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Also, check out these earrings from Megan Mae! She threw them in with the purse I bought from her recently, and I’m a fan. Seems like they were a little jittery about their first appearance on this blog, though. Next time I’ll have to calm them down first.

Outfit Post: 8/6/15

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Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Belt: Thrifted (Target) — Shoes: eBay (Eleanor Grosch for Keds) — Earrings: Vendor on campus — Bangle: Gift

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Well, that short blog break sure turned into an unintentional three-and-a-half-week vacation! Welcome back, me.

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New Orleans was great fun–I’ll try to share some pictures here if and when I get my act together. Work stuff was good, I got to see some old friends and meet some new ones in person for the first time, and I was blessed enough to gaze upon a wedding dress made for a dog.

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Since we’ve been back, I’ve somehow found my wardrobe…unsatisfying. Everything still fits and all, but I’ve had a lot of trouble putting together outfits that make me feel good, and I end up just “wearing clothes.”

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I’m trying to figure out ways around this without buying a ton of new things, but somehow my solution so far has been to buy, hmm, a few new things? I have recently retired some garments that didn’t work for me anymore, so I don’t feel too bad working a handful of new (and mainly new-to-me, to be fair) items into my closet and drawers. Maybe they’ll help my more well-worn feel refreshed!

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This particular outfit is all old stuff, and in fact is only a slight variation on this one from 2013. Why not copy myself from two years ago, anyway? What am I gonna do, take myself to small claims court?

Outfit Post: 1/30/15

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Dress: eShakti — Jacket: Thrifted (no label) — Leggings: Leah’s free pile — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Headband: The Faerie Market — Necklace: Gift — Earrings: Hand-me-down

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These boots are getting a lot of wear this winter. Actually, so are my black boots, my black Born flats, and my falling-apart gray oxfords; I just haven’t been feeling my taller boots or heels, comfort-wise, and a couple of other pairs of shoes have either gone missing or fallen out of favor.

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Time for me to give away or sell a few pairs and replace them, methinks.

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I don’t know why my mind is on shoes lately. I guess it’s better than picking up pinworms from going barefoot everywhere, though.

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: 1/16/15

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Sweater: Thrifted (Praza) — Skirt: Thrifted (Extyn) — Leggings: Leah’s free pile — Boots: Macy’s — Earrings: The Wood Merchant — Belt: Thrifted

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I could’ve sworn I’d worn this skirt and sweater together before, but a quick jaunt through the archives says no.

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Surprising, because it seems so obvious! Then again, I don’t wear this sweater as often as I could because it’s one of my many hand-washables.

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I do hand-washing on the reg, but as a matter of course (and as a matter of limited drying-rack space), that stuff just doesn’t get worn as much.

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You’d think I’d learn, but when I check wash instructions at the thrift store I’m always convinced that adding one more thing to the wash bucket will be a piece of cake. Oh, foolish Past Mia. What will you have gotten up to next?