Category Archives: Dresses

Instant Fashion Blogging Costume

When I went to run errands on Halloween with my mom, I knew I’d feel like a total lame-o if I didn’t dress up at least a little. No offense to the non-costume types out there, it’s a personal choice. I dig.

 

 

This was my insta-celebrity. Just a dash of Aubrey Hepburn, coupled with a bit of sass. I know the real fashion bloggers of the world are probably shaking their head in the stark disapproval my lack of any designer anything while portraying a celebrity, but what can ya do? Me, I’ll stick to my boyfriend’s pea coat and my thrifted dress, thank you!

Coat: David’s | Dress: Thrifted | Vest: Nordstroms | Tights: Fred Meyer | Shoes: Mia | Sunglasses: F21

I actually can’t wait to get a real shot of me wearing this dress–I’m totally in love with it! My mom picked it out when we were thrifting a little bit ago. She knows me so well.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Play Date

My mom and I have some of the best play dates. I wrote more of the details on my personal blog, over at Like A Small Fire, but here are the outfit deets

When I first wore this dress around my mom, she made the astute comment that I needed a shirt that matched it better. So when she was coming over for our trip to scope out Goodwills and furnish my art room, I figured I’d throw on the dress and we could see if anything appropriately matching came out. We were thinking something along the lines of a mauvey-lavender purple.

Dress: thrifted | Sweater & TIghts: Target | Shirt: inherited from my sister | Boots: Mishoes

We found something that should work, so you’ll probably see this dress again. I think that’s like three times on the blog. Hopefully you aren’t all harboring some secret grudge against my repetition. Because that would be… Well, it’d be a little sad. But if it makes you feel better, I found two dresses at Goodwill, so those will be nice and new for the blog. Just for you, guys, just for you.

When the weather turns

I’m not one for segregating out clothing based on seasons, but to a certain point it’s a bit necessary. I mean, I’m not going to be pairing my halter tops with anything warm enough to justify them in the winter. On that same note, I have a couple dresses that I never wear until it starts getting ‘oh check out your breath’ cold. Which it has been.

 

My mom treated me to this dress a couple years ago, right after I graduated college. My sister, mom and I took a weekend trip up to Vancouver BC to celebrate that whole diploma thing. We stopped by Target first, though, and found this dress!

Dress: Target | Tights | Modsock | Boots: Mishoes | Bag: Alphabetbags.com | Earrings: Gift from coworkers

I have no clue why my face is so serious in that one, but whatevs. This dress is one of my favorites because there are a million ways to style it. True story, this dress was the largest  factor in my addiction to floral tights.

 

I can’t remember if I’ve shown them off before, but my earrings were a parting gift from my former coworkers, along with like three boxes of my favorite candy. Those people really get me.

Four Eyes Is So Last Season

So I’m practicing with the whole taking-my-own-photos thing, since my main photographers are pretty occupied during the day. David is always willing at the end of the day, yes, but he’s tired so I don’t want to push my luck. Also, the sunlight at 6:30 is becoming a pretty rare commodity.

Sweatshirt: Fred Meyer | Dress: Thrifted | Tights: Gift | Boots: Clarks

The thing is, apparently, I’m a total camera whore when no one is around. Also, this is a fun outfit. I keep waffling on top of the fence when it comes around to taking off the glasses from my deer friend. But who knows–maybe it’s just the peak of fashion to have a four-eyed deer companion hanging out on your top.

 

I’m getting so good at layering dresses with things, guys, it’s not even funny. I mean check out that skirt–better believe it’s a dress. Also, wearing that skirt made me ache with longing for my black mini skirt with the white birds.  I’ve only worn it on the blog  once, since it’s pretty new. But this whole jaunt into limited-closet-hood has given me some good ideas on how to wear that skirt.

Oh, also, if you’re curious, my personal blog is up and running over at Like A Small Fire (it’s a quote from a poem). Check it out if you want to read my long tangent-y rants on stuff that isn’t fashion. There’s some art and photography, too.

Oh, also also, if you’re curious, I’ve been using crutches this whole weekend but inconsistently. My knee is feeling a bit better, but constantly like a pencil is wedged under the kneecap. I can walk for a bit (or stand, or pose for a camera) but if we’re talking a grocery store trip then the crutches are tagging along.

Guest Post: Work Sucks

I mostly own work clothes. They take up 4 days out of every week for me. And then on casual Fridays, I wear jeans and a sweater. So Mondays are the days when I try out my newfound fashion daring. This outfit was one of those experiments.

This dress was something that I nearly put back on the rack and walked away from. But once again, Mr. S insisted I try it on. It wasn’t exactly my favorite dress in the world. But I really loved the way it fit on my arms. Then I needed some kind of legging or tight to keep from being too provocative. I chose white because there’s no white in the dress. (A weird reasoning, but I think it worked out this time.) And then the boots were similarly chosen. Plus, I just love those boots. They’re from Macy’s. You may have noticed an overwhelming amount of my clothing comes from there. I have a confession. Before I was a big hotshot small town legal assistant, I worked at Macy’s for 2 years. If you got a 20% discount on all your favorite stuff, you’d own a lot of that stuff too.

Dress & tights: Target | Boots: Style&Co. – Macy’s

So this was my Monday outfit last week. Once again, my bosses had no reaction.

What’s Black & White & Limping Like A Lizard?

That’d be a Marci. Today I’m wearing black and white, and limping the way a lizard would if that lizard’s knee cap felt like it was on fire. Take close note at my standing photos, and see how much weight I have on my right leg. The answer is going to be none.

Dress (long sleeve): Thrifted | Dress (external): Charlotte Russe | Tights: Target (like, years ago) | Shoes: B.A.I.T

I was fine for most of the day, although the past few days I’ve been feeling a twinge-y-reminder of my old knee injury. Then I got on the bus and I literally fell into the open seat as an explosion of fire radiated from my knee cap. It was awful. Walking home from the bust stop was even worse. A tear may have been shed. I could feel it through my entire leg. Ugh. Have I whined enough? Are you guys making your best “Oh Poor Baby” faces? Good.

David hadn’t come home when I took these photos (and typed this post), which means two things. First, that I had to write that above paragraph since he wasn’t here to make the Poor Baby Face (he does it so very well) and it also means that I had to take my own photos. Which is awkward. This outfit was totes worth it, though, if I do say so myself. I like the black and white combo when it combines as many patterns as possible. The back was my favorite, although it was hard to get a good photo.

Most of my day was spent running errands, but one stop on a bus I rode is right next to a cemetery. I’ve ridden this bus hundreds of times, and gone past the cemetery more times than I can count, but I’ve never had a reason to take that stop before now. I decided to take a little break after my last errand and walk around the cemetery. It was beautiful and calm, but it felt so noisy and full at the same time.

Something Clever About Status Quos

I couldn’t find the right title in my brain, but it involves a clever reference to my return to status quos. I don’t know what’s been going on with the messages between my brain and outfit selections, but it’s been weird, guys. Like, wearing blue jeans and stretch pants and plain t-shirts weird. Which, if you’ve spent any time looking at this blog (or at me), you’d know–that’s pretty friggin’ weird.

So I’m happy to say that when I got dressed this morning, I reached for this dress. This dress, which I thrifted for a whopping ten dollars the other day. I’m rather fond of this dress.

Sweater: Target | Dress Necklace & Belt: Thrifted | Tights: Fred Meyer | Boots: Mi Shoes

Also, can we pause for a moment on the tights? I love them. I picked them up as back ups to my reverse-polka-dot tights (which I’m now realizing I don’t think I’ve ever worn on the blog…) for my rehearsal dinner outfit, and I love them ten times more than the originals. They make me feel pretty fabulous, which I’m pretty sure is the entire point of fashion. At least, that should be the point of fashion. I’m sure I have a step sister who might chime in and offer an alternative point, what with her whole fashion-college-background, but I say you should always wear things that make you feel fabulous. Including, for the record, jeans and tshirts, if that’s your thing.  No judgements from this end, my friend, if you feel fabulous dressing like a commoner.

One day all of my friends are going to gang together and beat me up with their collective jeans. And then strangle me with their tshirts. Which is okay, as long as I get to wear something as pretty as this dress when they do it.