Outfit Post: 8/20/15

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Shirt and pants: J.Crew — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Mic Drop Design

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It was completely unintentional that I wore these two J.Crew pieces of clothing together, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it worked! Possibly a little casual for some workplaces, but (fortunately) not for mine, and this week has been such that pants and a t-shirt are about what I can manage.

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And the earrings definitely help. See, this is what big, bright jewelry is good for. It makes me look like I know what I’m doing.

Outfit Post: 6/22/15

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Shirt: Threadless — Pants: J.Crew — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Lia Sophia

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I recently switched over to sitting on an exercise ball chair at work, and it’s been an interesting experience so far.

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My regular desk chair aggravated some hip pain I was having, I think largely because I kept my legs crossed for most of the day. (I also had a recurring numb patch on my calf, although I don’t know if that was related or coincidental.)

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While I can cross my legs on the ball chair if I really try, it’s enough of a challenge that I mostly don’t bother. I also think it’s been helping my posture, as I’ve been much more conscious of keeping my shoulders and hips aligned. My lower back muscles have been a little sore, but that’s probably because they’re used to sandbagging it and haven’t had much asked of them lately.

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Of course, it’s a little hard to look 100% professional while sitting on a ball chair, and it’s much easier when the sitter is wearing pants, like the ones I have on here. I haven’t flashed anyone yet while wearing a dress or skirt because I usually wear slipshorts or bike shorts underneath anyway, but it’s not terribly dignified. (When has Mia ever been a dignified person, you ask? Hush, you, I reply.)

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I do like it, though; I think I’ll keep it. Trying it out was an experiment after it was surrendered to the common good by a coworker, and I figured that if I hated it, it would’ve gone to surplus anyhow. But I’m surprisingly aware of my body on the ball chair! I adjust more often, and get up to walk around more often, too.

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Also, it’s fun to bounce on when I’m listening to music. I just have to make sure my coworkers don’t sneak up on me while that’s happening.

Outfit Post: 6/9/15

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

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This might be my most Tumblr outfit ever.

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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.

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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.

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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: 4/29/15

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Shirt: Threadless — Skirt: Blacklist Vintage (Lilly Sports) — Shoes: Dansko — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Bobby Socklings in Pink) — Earrings: Gift

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Sometimes all I can do is a nice-ish t-shirt and a comfortable skirt. Sometimes that’s all I’ve got in me!

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These earrings maybe make me look nice enough for a work meeting I forgot about, though? Maybe? Let’s go with that.

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In other news, my crop of grays is growing in nicely. (And my crop of frizzies.)

Outfit Post: 3/31/15

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Top: Target — Dress: Thrifted (Laura Ashley) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Lia Sophia — Necklace: Thrifted

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While getting dressed on Tuesday morning, I entirely failed to take into account the fact that we were having an all-staff assembly at work in the afternoon.

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I mean, I looked cute and wasn’t violating any of the dress code rules (to my knowledge). I just forget sometimes how other folks dress for the office until I see a whole bunch of natty slacks and tastefully subdued neckties.

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I’m not unique, of course, and there are plenty of other folks at my place of business who dress more casually or creatively! I’m not sure what my point is here; I guess I feel a little out-of-place even when other people are like me? Who knows. Draw your own conclusions, folks. I can’t connect any dots right now.

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Bonus outtake: pre-sneeze face. The pleasant weather around here has been wreaking havoc on my sinuses.

Outfit Post: 2/20/15

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Top: Thrifted (Gap) — Skirt: Thrifted (Maurices) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Dreamer Tartan OTK in Charcoal/Natural/Ochre) — Flats: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Gift from Katie!

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I want a girl with a short skirt / and loooooooong sleeve-ies

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Okay, it doesn’t really scan. I’m working on it. Anyway, I spent a while with the sleeves of this top pushed up to 3/4 length, but sometimes I just want to feel like a freshman in high school again.

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Are they still making hoodies with built-in thumb holes? Can I get a super-professional blazer like that somewhere?

Outfit Post: 2/17/15

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Top: Thrifted — Jacket: Thrifted (Converse OneStar) — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: American Rag — Earrings: Solano Stroll — Ring: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria

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Can I be real with you folks for a second? I made the mistake of not wearing a camisole with this outfit and I had an extremely hard time not showing my bra to coworkers all day.

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Sometimes I forget what happens when you combine a low-cut shirt with a modest bosom.

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I don’t know how I could, I’ve had the latter for most of my life. Inconvenient things they are sometimes, too. Down with secondary sexual characteristics! Down, I say!