I always laugh, in a slightly rude, smirking way, when bloggers talk about seasons. You know, like, “I’m in a season of my life where X_____”. It’s a phrase I just can’t take seriously. I mean, I get it though. Life changes and shifts and some segments of it are vastly different from others. I think it’s always the seriousness with which they approach the discussion of their season. I even feel serious starting this talk, although I’m laughing at myself at the same time.
Right now I work six days out of the week. It’s good, and I’m living the life I wanted to when I quit my previous job and moved with David. My schedule, as daily as it is, builds in time for my art and writing. I’m getting more and more hands on with my life, which I really enjoy.
Sweater: Target | Shirt: Fred Meyers | Tank: F21 | Pants: Kohls | Shoes: Thrifted | Scarf: Paris
None of this, to be clear, is a complaint. I’m not complaining–I’m really happy with how things are sorting themselves out. The only reason I bring it up is that I work six out of seven days of the week. Which means I’m dressed, more or less, in black and white for all but one day. It doesn’t make for very interesting fashion blog fodder and I’m not someone who just dresses up in an outfit for the sake of the blog. It’s always been about showing you guys what I wear, but now that’s about to get a lot more 1) boring and more importantly, 2) redundant.
Talking about clothing and outfits feels a little empty after the events of the weekend. I’ve written more about my views on everything on my other blog, so if you need to stay in that moment and reflect some more, I respect that. I also know that there are a lot of good people out there who eventually need a break from the heavy, and that’s what this post is about.
I’ve ignored this dress for a long time, mostly because I couldn’t figure out a way to wear it without hating it. I knew it existed–I just hadn’t found it yet. The shape is tricky around my midsection which is less a problem about looking bad and more about feeling frumpy. Also? Orange, brown & cream? difficult colors to add to.
Sweater & Tights: Target | Dress: Sojourner | Shoes: Thrifted | Coat: H&M
I found this dress on massive sale at a little boutique up in Bellingham, but I know it was on Modcloth for a while. I tried to find it for you, but with no luck. You’re free to try on your own, though. Those birds are wearing neck ties, fancy hats and monocles, so I’m not sure what print could possibly be better.
This coat is meant for spring, but it’s meant for springs that are dryer than the ones we have so I usually wear it in winter–the closest thing we have to ad ry season. I have to layer it extra or I freeze, and today was definitely a day that required more layers I had. All in all, though, my outfit felt super successful. Remember kids–adding color is always the right option.
I couldn’t decide which top to wear while David and I were running errands. He knew I wanted to sneak in an outfit photo so he told me to bring both.
We’ll do photos for both outfits, babe.
I knew there was a reason I love that man. Besides the fact that he pretty much rocks me socks off on a daily basis. Anyway.
Shirt: F21 | Dress: Thrifted | TIghts: Target | Shoes: Fred Meyer
The plaid top ended up winning for the day, but only because it was more comfortable and my errands consisted largely of sitting in waiting rooms. Comfort was key. Also, this is exactly what I wore–that is, no coat. I should probably cut that out. It’s getting cold out.
Sweater: Kohls | Dress: Thrifted | Tights: Target | Shoes: Fred Meyer
This felt too formal, but I still loved it. I think it’s a super cute holiday outfit and it’ll definitely make another appearance, once the timing is right. Oh and lastly–so don’t care that I’m like ten million months behind on this tred. The blue & red look so smashing together I could just melt. Melt.
I got a call from my mom on Tuesday asking if I wanted to have lunch with her before work. Well, duh. I was running out of outfit posts, mom. I kid, I kid. I mean, I still have one more stockpiled. I decided to break the rules of work and wear a patterned skirt. And by decided, I mean I’m out of clothes and need to do laundry pretty badly.
Cape: Thrifted | Skirt & Top: H&M | Leggings: Gift | Shoes: Clarks | Bag: Melie Bianco
My manager didn’t bat an eye at my skirt, so I think it gets to be on the sometimes rotation. Yay for small victories in rule breaking! Also, take a good look at that photo–it was taken by mom, who’s getting to be a total champ. I want to give her a nice big shout out for doing a bunch of my outfit photos lately. She used to be pretty timid about it, but this time she just snapped a few shots and handed my camera back to me like a boss. It’s a fun process to watch.
I know I’ve talked about this cape before, but hot damn I love it so. It was inspired by David’s mom, who has a much nicer and higher quality cape. I remember the first time I saw it on her and immediately thought omgwantcape. I went back to Bellingham shortly after and almost immediately thrifted this beauty. It’s a little tight around the bust on me, but I don’t care. It satisfied that itch pretty effectively!
PS–Hooray for celebrating the end of the world, guys! Unless it’s supposed to end at the end of today instead of the beginning. In which case, this might be the last blog post ever from us. Stay tuned.
Brace yourself, because it’s about to happen. The first thing I though when I looked at these photos, and likely similar to what you’ll think, is Why on earth am I wearing shorts in early December?
Truth is, guys, I’m one of the reluctant leg shavers. Especially during the winter months. It feels pointless and petty and such a nuisance, so I skip weeks when it’s cold out. I finally caved and shaved my legs the night before this outfit, and so when I woke up I was super exciting to show them off. I knew I’d be spending the whole day inside with friends while we decorated, so I threw on a pair of shorts and David looked at me like I had grown an extra pair of legs.
A little impractical? I asked
Just a little, babe, he replied
I added tights and somehow it felt like a good idea. When Kels and I made a quick run to the store for more ornament hangers, though, and snuck in outfit photos I started to reconsider my decision but it was too late. I was committed and for the record, this outfit is super comfortable.
Sweater: Thrifted H&M | Shirt: H&M | Shorts: Target | Headband: Gift | Shoes: Thrifted
So tell me, am I crazy for wanting to wear shorts in December? Wait… maybe don’t answer that. What’s the craziest, out-of-place thing you’ve worn? Was it worth it?
I spent Thursday running errands with my mom. What started as a breakfast date turned into an all-day around-the-town errand running. I’m hosting a fun thing on Saturday for Kim and Kelsey, our annual Orphan Christmas which you’ll get to hear all about soon enough. Hosting means making sure my apartment isn’t gross and that there’s food stocked. It also means, apparently, lots of errands. Or maybe that’s just because I’ve postponed grocery shopping for a while. It’s anyone’s guess, really. All of it is worth it, though, since it’s been way too long since I’ve gotten to hang out with those lovely ladies!
Vest Skirt & Shoes: Thrifted | Shirt & Bag: H&M | Tights: Target | Earrings: Gift from David
Kels did a fun post about treating yourself nicely with your favorite clothes, and I have to completely agree. It’s super predictable, but I’m so drawn to bold, bright colorful clothes on my days off! And patterns! Oh lord, the patterns! I feel like it’s been a while since I pulled this vest out of the corner of my closet, but it was so worth the wait! This whole outfit is one my new favorites, but I know I say that a lot.
What are your favorite go-to outfits? Bright and bold? Subdued and classic?
That was totally my favorite Doctor Seuss book growing up. I felt so bad for the poor little fella! He’d be so happy in a zoo. Anyway, this was totally all I could think of when I threw this outfit together.
This was my DMV + Car Insurance + Medical Appointment for David outfit. Comfortable yet professional, and for those who think I’m flashing some inappropriate levels of cleavage rest assured–there’s a tank under that top.
Sweater Skirt & Shoes: Thrifted | Shirt: Mona B | Tights: gift Express
There’s not a whole lot to say except this outfit was a million times more comfortable than I expected and a lot more flattering than that shirt’s initial shape would lend you to believe. My personal policy, by the way, for the DMV is to go into as ridiculously happy as is fucking possible. Charm everyone who looks at you for longer than five seconds. Kill them with kindness. Oh and go in armed with a 16 oz iced green tea half sweetened from Starbucks.
Posted in Doctor Seuss, Fashion, Sequins, Skirts, Sweaters, Thrifted, Winter
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