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Sequins: Maybe It’s A Compulsion

But I like color. A lot. I had a ton of fun pulling the most colorful pieces I could, including colors I don’t normally wear. Spoiler alert? I love this outfit. A lot!

I’m training my replacement at work and she noticed that my notes (which are then typed) are covered in different colors of highlighters. It’s a process, guys. And the process works well. Which means that for this day, I decided to go as colorful as possible. It’s the last day of a monthly meeting I attend with a bunch of amazing colleagues, who have previously noted my use of color.

Sweater & Shirt: Thrifted/ Dress: Macy’s/ Shoes: Modcloth

I almost went for a more solid color, (brown) sweater but I got Monsieur’s opinion first and he was all about adding the color. Dude just gets me. This sweater also had like all the colors I was wearing. Which is cool. Also, thank YOU fashion bloggers out there, because without you I probably never would have added up the three components. Or attempted the dress-as-a-skirt thing, which I’ve already admitted to being terrible about.

That’s right, I use the internet to help me get dressed some days. At least I don’t let you watch–then we’d have to change the rating on the blog, and it’s all just a lot of work.

So thanks. For that.

Button Roundup:
Labyrinth Pin: Hot Topic ~ 8 years ago
Wooden Typewriter Pin: gift from coworker ~1 year ago from a local boutique
Fox Pin: Made it myself from Fimo clay

I also tried to create another silly gif for you all. I’m working on getting better at these. Soon I’ll even learn how to do the blinking eyes in this post! We’ll see if this one works, though, because when I previewed the post it wasn’t doing its magic.

You’re welcome, world

Sequins: Shelter From The Storm

*I’m totally in Canada with my Monsieur, being decadent, drinking, and visiting art museums, so enjoy this scheduled post while I frolic! I’ll be sure to have him snag a photo or two, so be on the look out for a “foreign” post soon!

Stripes and I got together to do our usual on-my-lunch-break-photo-session, stepped outside, and were just blasted by the wind. And rain. We pouted our way to the only public facility that would provide adequate shelter, all the while bemoaning our lack of a contingency plan in such a situation (which is really silly on our part, considering we live in one of the rainiest, windiest areas in the country). All the photos from this session were taken inside because the outside photos looked like this:

Coat: H& M; Ear Warmers: Gift; Skirt: Kensi; Tights: Macys; Boots: I will never remember

It was really miserable. Like, really really miserable. 20-30 mph winds, with 50-60 mph gusts. Yuck!

Stripes and I have been super covert about our photo sessions because, well, we live in a really small town and we’re shy. So covert operations inside a public library proved a little difficult. These photos are the best we managed to snap:

Sweater: thrifted F21; Sequined Top: Charlotte Ruse; Pin: Made it myself

Every ten seconds or so, it seemed, someone would wander by and every time, without fail, Stripes would pretend to browse the books on the shelves. As if it wasn’t super obvious what we were doing (my camera is noisy. there was giggling. it was not covert at all). And, of course, the second she faux-browsed, I’d panic and do the same.

Stripes was giggling too hard to take non-blurry photos, so blame her for the quality 😉

Also, the second we left, I remembered there’s a parking garage a block away from my office where we’ve previously discussed doing rainy day photos. So, you know, hopefully next time we’ll manage to remember before we make silly blogging fools of ourselves in the Public Library. Whoops!

Sequins: New Years with Monsieur

Happy New Years, everyone!

Monsieur: Sweater, Target; Tie, Garcia; Pin, I made!
Me: Sweater, Gap; Boots, Can’t Remember; Socks, Mod Sock; Skirt, Thrifted; Pin, I made!

My dad bought himself a fancy camera and wanted use his daughters and their respective partners as models. We traveled for our New Year’s Celebration, which means we had limited clothes to pick our outfits from. Fortunately, Monsieur was totally on board with wearing a fox pin (apparently it’s not too feminine! Yay!). Then we posed.

Turns out it’s hard to get a good picture of just our top halves, horizontally, considering the height difference. Also turns out? We have very little patience for serious “nice” poses.

This is our model photo.

Then it just devolved into us making horrific monster faces. We’ve sorted through our favorites to figure out which ones we’re getting framed.

This is going on the mantle, for sure. Possibly our Christmas card. Happy New Year’s!

Sequins: A Foxy Outfit & Pinterest Challenge

Or, rather, an outfit with a fox on it.

Winter makes me wardrobe colors really monochromatic and dull. I mean, sure there’s still my standard pop of red, but come on people. In the summer and spring, that pop of red is usually competing with turquoise tights and purple shoes and who knows what else.

Oh, did you not catch the fox in that photo? That’s because it didn’t really show up well with the angles.

This was a prototype of a bunch of Christmas presents I made (namely for my stepsisters), and I kept two (you’ll see the other one in the next outfit post). Also, as you might be able to tell, it was super windy that day! Stripes got some epic hair shots from the wind, but mine always looks slightly like limp noodles in the wind. Whatever, I love my hair!

Sweater: Fred Meyer
Shirt: no-longer-in-business store in Canada
Skirt: Gap Outlet
Leggings: The Loft Outlet
Leg Warmers: Express (Christmas present)
Shoes: Thrifted
Bag: Sojourner
Pin: Made it myself!

The pin is most definitely a component of my most recent Pinterest Challenge.


The Pinterest Challenge originated from this pin and while I was making them I decided to try my hand at other animals. I wanted to do a bear, but my prototypes all came out looking either foxy or wolfish, and since foxy happens to be a nickname of mine (shush, monsieur picked it out, and it’s based off a print I made a while ago), I decided to run with them. I stumbled across a pin from a girl’s etsy shop (which I can’t find now nope here’s the link!)  which gave me a great idea for how to paint them!