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A Bloggable Playdate

My really good friend Violet, who blogs over at List Love Laugh, is pretty awesome. She’s awesome enough to do all of the driving in our friendship. Okay, I mean, sometimes she gets her husband to do it, but point is, she makes our friendship sustain itself even though she lives multiple hours of driving away. I’m lucky. Also, I’m lucky that she was restless and wanted to visit my cool neck of the woods, which has way more bookstores than hers. I love how well she knows me, because she included in her offer of a play date to take my outfit photos for the blog. Like I said, I’m lucky.

I way over thought this outfit, but what else are you going to do when someone specifically offers to drive for hours and take your photo? The good news, I wore this skirt. I’ve had this skirt forever. I love it. It’s comfortable. It always fits. I have no idea what tops I should wear with it. I have even less of an idea about tight colors for it. Something about the length.

Necklace, Vest, Shirt & Skirt: Thrifted | Tights: Target | Boots: Fred Meyer | Bag: H&M

I shared more of the details of our actual adventure on the ol’ other blog, but this was my outfit. Comfortable, coped with the rainy weather well, and finally got to pull off the best and most impossible skirt ever. Thanks again Vi for a really great day!


Sequins: Definitely Not An Arm Party

Oh. My. Goodness. I have no idea why, but getting dressed on May 1st has to be one of the top post painful things I think I’ve ever done. Nothing fit right, I couldn’t decide on what I wanted to wear, and I kept gravitating towards things that were in my 30 for 30 pile. Probably because I’m just so damn used to them. It was tough, guys. Like, almost-late-for-work-so-I-biked-really-fast kind of tough. Plus I didn’t have my morning fashion consultant available to help me decide what to wear. He had to be at work really early this morning (like 6:00). UGH! Could I manage to complain anymore? Okay, I’ll stop.

And…..Done complaining! I actually really like the outfit I ended up with, and I have no clue how I got there. I have a really hard time styling these red tights for non-winter/autumn looks. Really, I have a hard time styling anything to be non-winter/autumn. Mostly just I have a hard time styling for spring. Anyone else there with me on this? But I like how it ended up! And I had a total blast putting together my crazy pin collection. It’s not an arm party…. it’s more like a shoulder* party…

Shirt: Target/ Belt Shoes & Necklace: Thrifted/ Skirt: H&M/ Tights: Gift (Express)

*Okay, guys, so confession–as I was writing the title of this post, I was thinking about how it’s not an arm party, it’s more like a shoulder party. But then I was thinking, well, it’s not really my shoulder, it’s like my shoulder cavity–like my upper chest. Then I was all, “boob party”? No. Wrong. Do not make “Boob Party” your post title. So I settled on something else. But really, what other kind of party would you call this? Ah well.

Also, I like proof that Stripes and I are actual friends who spend actual time together besides blogging. I think it’s a good reminder 😉 We had a lunch date with Monsieur and our other friend, P, because a bunch of local restaurants were doing a fundraiser for this great cause. Perfect way to indulge in a meal, if you ask me!

Oh PS, in case you forgot, I actually have this whole outfit sketched and mostly painted. I just didn’t have time to scan it. But I thought about it, and yes. Yes I am going to make a concerted effort to keeping that going. Just, not, you know, today. With this post. For now. Kay bye!