Outfit Post: 10/19/15


Shirt and earrings: Target — Skirt: Thrifted (CAbi) — Shoes: Earthies — Socks: Sock Dreams (A Chevrons in Charcoal/White) — Necklace: Vintage Fashion Faire (Mette+Finn) 


Flat Tire really got into the spirit of the blog yesterday. I mean, look at that pose! She’s modeling H to T (head to toebeans) for sure.


Usually she just wants me to play with her, or she gets real interested in sniffing my shoes. Maybe she’s been taking secret runway lessons with Miss J Alexander.


Speaking of Miss J, did you hear the news about this being the last cycle of ANTM? I’m not coping well. I may sound composed here, but please rest assured that inside, it’s tearing me apart.


Clearly once it’s over, it’ll be time for a rewatch of cycles 1 through 19 (20 and 21 still being plenty fresh in my mind). I haven’t seen those since I graduated college and was unemployed for six months!


On an unrelated topic, do you know what this sock/shoe combination reminds me of? Greylag geese.


image via Wikimedia Commons

I mean, right? At least a little? I feel like Tyra would back me up on this.

Outfit Post: 10/9/15


Button-front: Vintage Fashion Faire (Ship ‘N Shore) — Pants: Thrifted (Polo Ralph Lauren) — Shoes: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Earrings: Apostrophie — Bangle: Thrifted (Target)


This outfit was pretty much inevitable, I think. It was just a matter of time.


It works, right? I mean, I think it does, and I’m okay if you don’t. Life is a rich tapestry!


Honestly, it’s not that surprising a mix to have made, even though it felt really edgy when I was getting dressed this morning. Same-size florals, both with pink/yellow/orange. Like I said, inevitable.


did manage to keep from wearing my Labor Day Pow-Wow earrings, which itself feels inevitable every time I wear these pants.


Those earrings, these pants, and these sandals. They make a very compelling case for themselves.

Outfit Post: 10/1/15


Dress: Blacklist Vintage (Jean Lang) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Brownie) — Earrings: Woodland Market


For a brief moment we had autumnal weather here, and even–hold the phone–RAIN, so I honored it with a long-sleeved dress.


(A long-sleeved dress that needs ironing badly, it would seem.)


I also honored fall…somehow…by wearing earrings made of wasp’s nest! Kicky, right?


We’re back to 80F and above for the next fortnight, so at least I’ll have time to iron the dress before its next wearing.

Outfit Post: 9/23/15


Shirt: Target — Pants: Thrifted (INC) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Necklace: Vintage Fashion Faire — Earrings: Apostrophie


I took a few days off from work to try and scare away what felt like an impending cold, and all of a sudden it’s fall and shit?! I’m insulted that nobody asked me first.


I can’t dawdle about taking my after-work photos now; these were taken at 6:30 and I had some issues because the light was going. Soon enough I’ll have to do photos in the morning for a few months, so I hope you’re all excited about sleepface and wet hair.

Outfit Post: 8/26/15


Kurta: Thrifted (Fabindia) — Skirt: Blacklist Vintage (Lilly Sports) — Sandals: Gift (Clarks) — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Target


I forgot (read: was too lazy) to put away my jewelry supplies yesterday, so my photo area is a leetle beet messy.


I took a long break from making lace jewelry, but I’m back, sort of! I need to renew some listings and get back in the game, but first I’m doing up a few items that I’ve owed friends for, um, an embarrassing length of time.


My shop’s been open for eleven months and I’ve made roughly five and a half sales, but hey! I like being creative and learning how to get better at working out designs people will like.


I just wish I had more hours in the day so I could go to work, make jewelry, and also get even one other thing done. Maybe I just have too many hobbies.

Outfit Post: 8/18/15


Button-front: Vintage Fashion Fair (Ship ‘N Shore) — Skirt: Thrifted (Fossil) — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Earrings: Lia Sophia — Bangle: Thrifted


I’d been planning this top+bottom pairing for a while but only got around to ironing the shirt on Monday.


I don’t even dislike ironing–I genuinely find it kind of pleasant, even though it always makes my back sore–but somehow it just never gets done. The iron and board have been sitting out for at least a week now, and I’ve done ironing a grand total of two days.


Of course, longer and fuller garments like the Laura Ashley dress or the green maxi-skirt take about a hundred years to finish each, so I’ll grade myself on a curve as far as they’re concerned.


It’s a good thing I don’t flatiron my hair anymore, am I right, folks?! Haha, do you get it? Do you? Do you get it? No, but really, do you get it? Do you?

Yeah, you got it.


Outtake: lost my balance while doing absolutely nothing. Nice.

Outfit Post: 6/20/15


Shirt: Desigual — Skirt: Blacklist Vintage (Lilly Sports) — Sandals: Gift (Clarks) — Ring: Vendor at Lake Bled, Slovenia — Earrings: Sabo Design — Nail Polish: Zoya “Zuza” [fingers] and “Meg” [toes]


I wore this outfit to a family barbecue at my uncle’s house on Saturday, where there was elk roast and the offer of knife fights aplenty! My uncle also made some bomb-ass chocolate rum cupcakes with cream in the center because he is a man of many talents.


I got strawberry juice on my shirt and grilled chicken on my skirt, which is how you know it was a good party.


The strawberry juice pretty much matches, too. The nice thing about chaotic rainbow patterns is that they hide stains wonderfully!


I really like my extended family and I don’t get to see them often enough. One of my cousins-once-removed is living in San Francisco right now, and we promised to go on a sensory deprivation adventure together sometime soon.


And after we’re done exploring our souls, maybe petits fours?

Outfit Post: 6/9/15


Dress: Sandara — Sandals: Dansko — Belt: Thrifted — Necklace: Vintage Fashion Faire — Earrings: Angela Grace Jewelry


This might be my most Tumblr outfit ever.


It doesn’t feature printed hamburgers or mermaid hair, so it’s still not very Tumblr, but I’m grading myself on a curve here.


This necklace, at least, continues to be pretty darn Tumblr. I can see it being worn with a sweater covered in eyes, or with sword leggings and a shapeless hooded galaxy dress.


Of course, I quit using Tumblr about a year ago, so it’s possible the denizens of the fashion corner there have moved onto something new. Clothing made of mirrors? Vintage nighties? Edible outerwear? The future is online, and it wears a medusa piercing and mismatched knee-highs.

Outfit Post: 6/1/15


Button-front: Vintage Fashion Fair (Ship ‘N Shore) — Pants: J.Crew — Shoes: eBay (Eleanor Grosch for Keds) — Earrings: Labor Day Pow-Wow — Bracelet: Thrifted


Speaking of voluminous tops, this button-front that I found at the Vintage Fashion Fair last month is definitely a little too big, but I definitely don’t care.


It was discounted and therefore quite a bit cheaper than most of the other vintage wares I’d been admiring–including that incredible Danish necklace–and the same booth had a gorgeous (and expensive) Marimekko dress that was tragically too small.


I saw this shirt while returning the dress to the rack and its print completely won me over, so I didn’t fight the impulse very hard. It may be a little oversized, but it delights me.


The first of June is basically the first day of summer–I don’t care what any of your fancy calendars say–so bright yellow, red, orange, and pink seemed like just the thing, accented with a little green and blue.


Almost a rainbow! A rainbow plus the void of a black hole that is my pants. That equals summer, right?

Outfit Post: 5/20/15


Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Belt: Thrifted — Necklace: Vintage Fashion Faire — Earrings: Gift — Ring: Asian Art Museum


Here we have purchase the first from the aforementioned Vintage Fashion Faire–one bigass necklace! It’s a mid-century modern piece by Danish designer Mette+Finn, it’s infinitely large, and it’s my new favorite thing.


It’s a good match with these earrings, too.


I put it together with one of my more vintage-looking dresses, but I really think it’ll work with just about anything.


Plus, it’s got good movement. I like a necklace with a little bit of swing. You’ve done well, me. We’ll keep you on the payroll for just a little bit longer.