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.
Sweater Pants & Shoes: Kohls | Shirt: H&M | Tank & Socks: Target
Not in a no-pattern environment, that is. Somehow my manager gave an okay to this sweater, although she makes weird comments about how trippy it is every time I wear it. As such, I make sure to keep it to a minimum. Don’t want no privileges revoked, yo’
Also, because I’m still a sneaky rebel, I love wearing these socks. Tiny tiny pop of red, but it’s okay. Socks don’t count either. God are you guys just as super bored of my work outfit posts as I am? I might just play dress up tomorrow before my shift or something. It’s getting a little ridiculous.
I got this book the other day and have read almost all of it. Now I’m itching to hit up a craft store and a thrift store and start making these as Christmas gifts.
A view of the craft mess that covers my art room carpet right now. It’s all part of the festivities, folks.
This was my post-Thanksgiving outfit and I know I’ve got an epic faux food baby going on in it.
Sweater: Kohls | Top: Thrifted | Tank & Jeans: Target | Bag: H&M | Boots: Mi Shoes
It’s a faux food baby because it’s really just how I’m standing. And I’m only standing that way to keep my mouth tucked in my scarf. Also, it’s not actually that cold out in these photos. I have my scarf over my face because I’ve got a cold sore and I don’t care how much body acceptance I’m supposed to have–that is just not a photo I want on the internet. So you guys get these somewhat goofy photos instead.
On a side note, though, I love how crazy wild and mess my hair is in these photos. It’s growing out kind of crazy and I’m trying to trim it the best I can. Right now it’s in a weird faux-Kate Gosselin the early years phase. Which I did. It’s really similar to how I had it in high school.
Also, and entirely separate side note, these are the last photos with my favorite, beloved hipster glasses. They were tragically destroyed in a really frustrating accident that makes me grumpy just thinking about it. We’re talking full-on annihilation. >.< So long, hipster frames, and hello new pair that I’ve had as back up
but hated for along time and now like a lot.
Posted in Boots, Fall, Fashion, Glasses, Hair, Sequins, Sweaters, Thanksgiving, Travel-wear
Tagged black skinny jeans, hipster glasses, keffiyeh, short hair, Thanksgiving
If you’re even a little surprised to see that I wore my black skinny jeans in this outfit post, then clearly you and I have differing opinions on what it means to be obsessed. Which is fine. But seriously don’t be surprised.
Sweater & Jeans: Kohls | Shirt: H&M | Necklace: Gift | Shoes: Clarks
Like I said, don’t be surprised. Also, after my first day of work I found out the dress code was monochromatic black & white. Patternless black and white. Which is even more strict than the last time I had a job with a black and white dress code. So expect to see a hell of a lot more of these black skinny jeans.
David saw the first picture I posted and commented on how good I’m doing with the whole taking my own pictures thing. Of course, what he didn’t see in that picture is that it’s the closest thing to a full body shot. I failzored hardcore, friends. This was the best shoe shot I got. Also, I love these shoes. I don’t care how so not in fashion they are. I love them. Love love love.
I posted a photo on my other blog about my first day jitters. It’s not accurate, though. The photo above is way more accurate regarding how I looked on the first day. Can you see the difference? It’s subtle, I know.
Answer: no nose ring for work time. and this is how I feel about it.
I’m still obsessed with the black skinny jeans, and you probably shouldn’t expect that to change any time soon.
Sweater & Jeans: Kohls | Shirt: Thrifted | Scarf: WWU Campus Store | Shoes: B.A.I.T
I spent Sunday shopping around with me sister a bit. She had a list of new things she wanted to look for, and since she missed out on my epic shopping trip with my mom a few days back it only made sense. I had to keep an eye out for new tops that would match my skinny jeans, because what do you know but nothing in my closet matches them. Or so it would seem.
Carol was a really good sport about the photos and doing nice framing for them. She even captured the true essence of what it must be like to have me ask you for outfit photos. I’m bossy. Pictured above was my request for a horizontal photo.
This is me attempting to explain the zoom built in the lens, so save her the time of physically walking up and down. I was being nice, promise.
This is when she started to get little sassy. Give ’em an inch, they take a mile. In all seriousness, though, she’s a good sport. And I had way more fun than I expected from a shopping trip to the mall during a holiday weekend. Sisters–I highly recommend them.
My mom asked if I wanted to tag along to a quilt show she was volunteering at with her guild, and I said sure why not. It was a ton of fun and filled with very sweet women. I also had some time to carve away and get some writing done, although never as much as I want. Figuring out what to wear to a quilt show was probably more thought out and fun than it should have been, but I had just gone shopping and wanted to incorporate new things. And if you don’t understand the sentiment behind that last sentence, I don’t think we can be friends. Sorry.
The exciting new article I added to my wardrobe was a pair of black skinny jeans. It’s almost embarrassing how long I’ve been jonesing for a pair, but I wanted to exercise self control. I wanted to hold back a little bit. That lasted a couple of months, and then I decided the best way to celebrate the news that I had a new job was buying a pair of pants to wear to said job. So that happened.
Sweater Jeans & Shoes: Kohls | Shirt: Thrifted, Handmade | Brooch: Handmade | Keffiyeh: gift from a friend, Palestine
I figured dressing for a day around incredibly creative quilters meant I should throw on some handmade stuff. The pin I made a while back, and the shirt I thrifted–although it’s very clear from the construction that it was handmade. The sweater, jeans and shoes are new. And PS feel free to notice that those shoes are wedges, and that I spent the whole day parading around and letting the world think I’m a whopping two inches taller than I actually am. 5’5″ impersonating, here I come!
Okay so as you’re reading this, just know that I’m probably at my first day of work. Unless you’re like me, and you let the posts in your google reader stack up until you’re hopelessly behind and finding out what people did two months ago. In which case, welcome to 2013! Let’s hope the world didn’t end after all, eh? Made it past December 21st, did we? Woot!
Posted in Adventures, DIY, Fashion, Sequins, Sewing, Thrifted
Tagged black skinny jeans, black wedges, handmade brooch, handmade shirt, keffiyeh, quilt show