Category Archives: Hipster

Hello New Glasses

Marci 11-19-12 new glasses

Okay so they’re not new, exactly. In fact, I’ve had them exactly as long as I’ve hold my other super hipster pair. However this photograph shows off the second time I’ve ever worn them in public. So, hello new glasses. I don’t have a whole lot to say about this outfit except it’s buit of pieces I absolutely love.

Shirt: Fuego | Tank: Energie| Sweater: Target | Hat: Gift | Scarf: Handmade | Pants: Kohls | Shoes: Thrifted

Shirt: Fuego | Tank: Energie | Sweater: Target | Hat: Gift | Scarf: Handmade | Pants: Kohls | Shoes: Thrifted

That neon tank is the most unremixable thing in my wardrobe but I’ll be damned if I don’t sleep in it a lot just to have an excuse to wear it. Similar thing with the tshirt, since I don’t wear them out a whole lot. The pants, well, I’m forcing myself to wear them because I love them even if I’m always in them for work, and those polka dot shoes are thing I refuse to throw away despite their matching holes. My sister says that hat makes me look like Link and I’m honestly not sure if she meant that as a reason for or against me wearing it, but it just makes me want to wear it more. Especially if I skipped a shower. If you’re curious about the hand on mouth thing, I’ll refer you to this post. If you’re curious about the wacky handwriting, I’ll refer you to the fact that I am amazing at using my laptop touch pad in Gimp to handwrite text. I plan on doing it more and more, so prepare yourselves.

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PS Writing a blog post after midnight = rambling Marci. What up. Blame Kimmy-bean for keeping me up past my bedtime.

Fashion for Bookworms

Happy Halloween! It’s no secret that I like to read. An awful lot. An awful awful awful lot. My favorite genre is Russian classic literature, and I love love love authors who have been inspired by the genre (re: Haruki Murakami, David James Duncan, etc). So when I was in Portland with David a few years back, I jumped hardcore at the Master & Margarita shirt. It’s one of my all-time favorite books. I’m just, as you guys may have noticed, pretty bad at styling tshirts beyond anything that I would normally consider pajama-wear. We can pretend this is my blogger-styled Halloween costume. Book Nerd Extraordinare.

Sweater: Target | Shirt: Out of Print Clothing | Skirt: Gap Outlet | Tights: gift, Express | Shoes & Scarf: Thrifted | Bag: H&M

This was my best attempt. And probably my only attempt, since it just feels so weird every time I try and wear tshirts outside of a lazy sweatpants day in the house. Yes, skeptics, those days totally happen.

The weirdest part, though, wasn’t mixing a tshirt with a professional skirt. Nope. It was accidentally matching my outfit to my book, Telegraph Avenue, which is Michael Chabon’s new book.

I haven’t finished it, but when I do I’ll be sure to update the blog I have going on over at Like A Small Fire. So far, though, I’m actually drowning in it a little. The pace is not so much with the good, and it’s like jello on the eyes. The dried out kind of jello that a spoon has to push through. But I have higher hopes for the last third of the book. I’m an optimist. Oh and lest you think I’m slightly strange for matching my outfit, just know–so did a snail. So did a snail.

Super Awesome Warrior Princess

When David and I popped into a coffee shop last Saturday morning, the universe unleashed the backlog of outfit commentary it had, up until lately, been rather dry. The barista was pretty stoked on my outfit, to the point of me finally ducking awkwardly behind David. Really, though, that’s not saying much–when strangers so much as blink at me I have a habit of ducking awkwardly behind David.

Ahem. Anyway.

It was the highlight of what turned into a pretty crum-tastic weekend, so that coffee shop is high on the list of places I’ll head to when I need my ears drowned in compliments.

Sweater Belt & Skirt: Thrifted | Tank Tights & Shoes: Target

If anyone out there is recruiting for fashion models, I would like to draw your attention to the above photo. It’s my pose. My high-fashion, avant-garde photo. So, you know, if you were curious. Oh and don’t worry–I throw in the smooshy face gratuit.

This whole outfit just started with me in a fussy mood and deciding to throw as many patterns and textures together as I could–I was actively going for a clown-esque clash look. My stepmom asked why I was dressed so fancy, though, and Kels said it was a good look, and my sister Carol even liked it. So, okay, maybe I just have no clue what looks good and what looks bad in the world. Apparently. I can live with that.

How about you all? Any fashion quirk you just don’t get? Because apparently mine is figuring out which colors go together.

PS my personal blog, LikeASmallFire is up and running, for those who are so inclined.

PPS Yes these photos are a week old. You’ll see soon enough, but unfortunately after my whiney knee injury post, my newest fashion accessory is a super awesome hellish pair of crutches

What to Wear to the Pumpkin Patch

I think my internal scheduling is just a couple weeks off from the world at large. David and I are planning a pumpkin patch adventure with Alicia and her Mr S soon, but it hasn’t happened yet. And since I’m all about true authenticity, I figured I’d show these photos from last year when David and I pumpkin patched it up. It’s funny, because I took them hoping we’d turn them into a bloggy post, but it was before Kels and I solidified the birth of Moose in Chartreuse.

Jacket, Sweater, Tank & Shoes: Thrifted | Tights: Old Navy | Shorts: Sojourner

Those glasses make me nostalgic. That hair color, though, not so much. But don’t think I was finished accessorizing! I think the most important element of a good pumpkin patch adventure is proper accessories. My absolute necessity, of course, is a matching wheelbarrow-pusher. I would never travel to pumpkin patches without one.

This next accessory is a tricky one, but a must-have if you’re the right type. I love a good themed event, so how can you get away without adding pumpkins to your ensemble? Personally, I recommend a good old fashioned pumpkin hat.

One has to be careful, though, to not let all this fabulous accessorizing go to one’s head…

Who does that king think he is, giving me side eye like that? I think he’s jealous of my fresh orange shade

Okay, okay, we’ve had a lot of fun with this post. And yes, by we, I mean the Royal We—just Me. But seriously, guys, pumpkin patches aren’t just fun and games. What we do in a pumpkin patch has repercussions, and it’s important to be aware of the consequences your actions have on the lives of others. This guy knows how it is. He can sense his future, and he knows it isn’t pretty.

And it’s getting less and less pretty the closer that tractor rolls…

With that said, be sure to check out all the other wonderful ladies who participate in this fun bloggy share. I know it’s cheesey, but I do have a ton of fun seeing how everyone else interprets our prompts–trust me, no two bloggers are the same!

Nicole: Gypsy in Jasper
Adriana: Horses of Ares
Sondra: Abhaya Yoga

I Want To Do Whatever Common People Do

Please tell me I’m not the only Pulp fan around these parts… I have no idea why their music stuck so thoroughly in my brain, but it did. Regardless, I’ve had a fun past week of dressing like a commoner. That is to say, I’ve been wearing jeans. A lot. Also, stretchy pants. This is what unemployment does to me, apparently. Also that is what dog sitting and lots of walks have done. I’m dressing like a normal person…

(Insert shudder)

It’s not all bad, though. I’ve still kept some color, and I’ve managed to keep some funky weird necklaces and scarves, too, so maybe I won’t blend in with the masses too much. Or maybe I should stop making mountains out of molehills, some might say.

Oh those silly silly Somes. At least my incredible wit and humor remains in tact despite the contact with such plain clothes.

Okay honestly, though? This is definitely one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn in a long time, and I’ve been wearing variations on it for the past week. This particular day was actually our anniversary, which we spent relaxing and eating cupcakes and reading books acquired with our newly established library cards. All in all, a perfect outfit for that kind of day.

Sweater & Shirt: Target, Leggings: Gift, Boots: Mi Shoes, Scarf: Thrifted, Earrings: present from David

PS Yes I know how I sound. And yeah, it’s only partially put on. Don’t worry–when I say things like this in real life, David is usually pretty quick with rejoining “Oh, sorry, I just got a whole lot of hipster clogged right on my ear just then…” I am who I am.

Some changes have been brewin’

Not least of all that I’m wearing a tshirt. I mean, really, when do you ever see that?

Haha alright, okay, so maybe the whole blog redesign is a slightly bigger change…. Slightly. Seriously, though, it’s been in my brain for a while, so it’s nice to finally have the time to update it. What do you guys think? Yes to the three columns? We have new About pages, too, so be sure to check them out.

But really, back to me. And how I’m dressed like a commoner. I kept this tshirt in my (very limited) stash of clothing for the month because I wanted to teach myself how to wear a tshirt without feeling like I’m slummin’ it. Because really, nothing against tshirts or those who wear them, but I always feel weird when I’m in them. I feel like I should be heading to bed or camping. There is no middle ground. Until now….

Shirt: April Brews Day, Dress (worn as a skirt) & Bag: H&M, Scarf: Vintage, Sandals: Saltwaters

By all means, let me know what you think of the new blog look, as well as my commoner’s tshirt ensemble*.

*If you don’t know me well enough to know I’m kidding about the whole passing judgement upon tshirts, then you clearly need to read the blog more. Or send me an email. I’m so full of snark it’s not even funny.

Sequins: So Very, Very Twee

I got dressed in this outfit and was super excited about it it. Then I looked down and went “Holy crap, I kinda just look like a generic blogger”. I should redo my DIY, apparently. Anyway, this is the most twee outfit I’ve worn yet, so you should prepare yourself for the most twee post yet. I won’t let that detract from my love of this outfit.

I was super stoked about my outfit, especially since Monsieur & I had our usual standing Wednesday plans. He was playing at open mic night at a really good mead-ery, and I go to listen to his set and a few other musicians, and then we go home. I know, we’re precious. Have I mentioned yet that I’m with a musician? Because if I haven’t yet…. I’m with a musician. And we drink mead. I told you, there’s really no non-twee way to describe this night. Bare with me.

We went out for (local, organic, alternatively-topped) pizza and I asked him to bring the camera so we could grab a couple outfit shots first. He (very willingly) complied, and we were all set to go when I see him frown as he says

“We’ll have to do this fast”

I nod, pose fabulously (Stripes and I have been training, after all) when…

“Or not at all. Your battery is dead”


I’ll admit–I usually don’t care when an outfit gets recorded. I know I’m a fan of my clothes 95% of the time, so it’s not a big deal. This was a let down, though, if for no other reason than I WORE HEELS. There’s something about wearing heels (especially ones the blog hasn’t seen before) that makes me feel the need to have a photograph validate my shoe choice. How shallow can I get? Answer: Pretty darn.

I moved on with my life, we enjoyed pizza, and then went to the mead place for the open mic night. He let me know that our good friends, Lace and Mr Lace were coming to join us, which was a perk. They’ve recently moved about forty minutes away, so I miss them. A ton. Have I mentioned that I get to be Lace’s Maid of Honor? It’s exciting.

They show up and the first thing Lace does is gush over my outfit (I’m telling you–it was a good one). I thanked her and rehashed the dying camera incident. She nodded sympathetically and then…

“Let’s just take them on my phone. It’s got a camera in it”

… This, people, is why I love my friends.

Sweater: Target/ Dress: Charlotte Russe/ Tights: American Apparell/ Shoes & Bag: Left Right Left/ Bag:

Those shoes are totally the first grown up purchase I made when I first was hired at this job. They were my fancy shoes. Or, if you’re a much-loved close family member, they’re my “witch shoes”. Regardless, they’re fancy and they have a heel and I love them. Along with the rest of the outfit. It’s fairly twee, yes, but the real icing on the cake is the bag I picked up the other day…

*sigh. The things I would do for good typography. Also, this outfit is definitely bike-able. I rode my darling little (not-so) twee bike to work when I wore this.

So, Lace, thanks again, you darling wonderful beautiful lady, you, for taking my pictures and saving the outfit!