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What to Wear on Laundry Day

This is the post where I flash you guys. I’m sorry to say it, but it’s true. I haven’t done this to you in a long time, but yeah. I tried to not flash you guys, but if you wanted to see what to wear on laundry, if you’re me, then it would look like this

It’s that time of year where David doesn’t get home until after sunset, and I still haven’t figured out a good tripod backup in this apartment. One day (hopefully soon) I’ll break down and invest in a tripod,  but until then I usually jerryrig chairs and stepstools. I plan on utilizing all these unopened boxes soon. But on this particular day, I actually left my camera in his car. That sentence can only be followed with–even though I left both my memory cards at home. *Le sigh!

Jacket: REI | Shirt: H&M (originally a dress) | Sweater: Express | Skirt: Homemade | Tights: Buffalo Exchange

The thing about laundry day is, and I’ll try to do this without humblebragging because ew much, I have a lot of clothes. Enough so that laundry day doesn’t rely on any of my clothes running out, but rather knowing I have enough in the laundry pile to be a complete load of laundry. This means I don’t get to my B-List of clothing very often, but I thought about the things I don’t wear very often and this is what I came up with!

The things I skip over in my closet have a fairly repetitive ring to them–active wear, homemade clothing, and cheap tights. Also on the list but not in the photo because it wasn’t visible is awkward fits. I know I should get ride of my Express sweater, but I can’t. I love it. I want so badly to love it even though it’s the most awkward fitting thing I’ve ever owned. The skirt and shirt I skip because I made (/modified) them, and for some reason I just don’t. The skirt tends to wrinkle really easily, and in my mind it looks unfinished. I never got around to sewing a liner on the inside. The tights I bought at Buffalo Exchange, and it’s a lesson I need to never repeat. Their tights are always the lowest quality costume-y tights. It’s sad.

What’s really sad, though, isn’t my overabundance of clothes–it’s that this post coincided perfectly with me actually needing to do laundry. The tragedy? That hamper is still just as full as it was the day before I decided to do laundry. Sometimes I’m a pretty awful SAH

You should check out the other awesome ladies who are participating in the What to Wear series, though! And if you want to join us, you should definitely email Nicole: Gypsy in Jasper .

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

Amanda: Salvaged Strawberry
Lisa: lala faux bois

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The Many Faces of A Fashion Blogger

This outfit was the outfit where I realized I have officially become a fashion blogger. “Why,” You may be asking, “is this outfit so much more magnificent than any other outfit?” Because I layered cardigans. Oh yes, I have entered the big leagues oh epic layering that only fabulous fashion bloggers and J. Crew Models attempt. And with big league clothing comes big league faces….I hope you’re ready for the many faces of a fashion blogger.

The smug, I’m a legit fashion blogger look.

The really intense like my outfit darn it look.

The photobombing yourself look.

Shirt:J Crew//Patterned Sweater:Target//Cream Sweater:Old Navy//Skirt:Romy//Tights:H&M//Shoes:Target//Purse:Sorial via TJMaxx

And the normal fashion blogger look.

Oh yes, I think I have finally arrived as a fashion blogger (next stop: add some chambray and start working toward J. Crew model…I totes got this) 😛

Channeling My Inner Marci

Happy Monday! These last couple of weeks have been crazy in Kels-land and are only set to get busier as my paralegal classes start in a week. To burn off some steam what have I been doing? Taking some fashion risks on the weekends!

Oh yes, what you can’t really see in these pictures is that I did, indeed, pulling a page directly from the Marci book of everyday fashion , layer tights! Heck yes!

I also got to bust out this scarf- a gift that fly all the way from Thailand just to be worn around my neck. Oh yes, This scarf was pretty much begging to be worn with my new, ballsy layered tights look and I have to say, it wasn’t hard to say “yes, scarf, you would make the perfect addition to this outfit.” (And, yes, I do totally have conversations with my clothes…that’s normal, right?)

Shirt:OldNavy//Tank:Target//Skirt:Gap//
Blue Tights:F21//GrayTights:H&M//Shoes:Lucky Brand

 

I leave you with my most Marci pose. Have a great Monday, and let us know what you think of the new layout and “about me” sections in the comments! We’d love to hear your feedback!

Sequins: …And I’m back!

It’s like magic! I’m in a new town, and entirely not unpacked, but I’m finally at a point where I’m not making a 3 hour round trip voyage every day, and the wedding season is officially over, and I am allowed to breath! Yay!

Also, it’s a good thing Stripes didn’t speak for me in that last post because while both of us were too busy to post last week, one of us warned the world and feels not a single ounce of guilt 😉

Being that I’m still very much still living in boxes, and since where I’m living is not where I’ll be living permanently (it is but a rock in the river to land on before jumping again), outfit posts have been hard to come by. Not impossible, though, so without further ado, I’d like to take a moment and talk about the magic of moving.

I’ve moved a lot in my limited 24 years–about 10 times that I can clearly recall. Each time is the same. I lose things that I don’t remember losing. This time is was the amazing typewriter necklace that my darling friend Violet gave me. I kept hoping it’d turn up during the move, but alas. I’m still hopeful that I might find it in a purse, since I have a weird habit of taking of necklaces during the day and depositing them in whatever handbag I have handy.

The upside, though, is that I find gems that I clearly remembered losing and have been pining for!

Anyone else notice that this skirt hasn’t appeared on the blog since it’s introduction? That’s because it hasn’t appeared in my life since shortly after it’s introduction into my life. Apparently it fell behind my dresser, but I’ve found it and washed it and was super stoked to wear it! And that’s a good thing, since my current wardrobe consists of barely over thirty articles of clothing. It’s the new 30 for 30, apparently. Hopefully we’ll be permanently settled soon!

Shirt: Target, Skirt & Belt, Thrifted, Sandals: Saltwaters, Earrings: Mi Shoes

Stripes: Looking a Little Zooey

This morning when I walked out of the bathroom (after taking forever…still trying to figure out this whole blowing out my hair with a round brush thing), I was greeted with a cheerful “Gee you look like Zooey Deschanel today,” from my family. You know what, I totally agree and there is a really good reason for this: Zooey Deschanel is awesome.

She rocks bangs (and inspired mine). She loves a-line skirts (perfect for someone with athletic thighs-like my own). She has a zillion food allergies (most of which are the same as mine…hey girl, I feel your pain/lack of pain because we take care of our organs!). She loves to sing, play guitar, and dance (all of which are fun hobbies…have I mentioned I took modern dance in college? I should totally do a modern dance photoshoot one of these days!!!). She’s a genuinely nice person (ok, this one is a little more of a guess seeing as I’ve never met her). All in all, she seems pretty dang cool person but more importantly she supports people just being themselves doing what makes them happy which has been inspiring me on my post-grad journey.

You know what makes me happy? Sunny days. Fun hair. Colorful skirts. Farmers Markets. Lunch dates with best friends. Check, check, check, check, and check. Today has been awesome and, little quiz from earlier in the post, who is also awesome? Oh, yes, Zooey Deschanel. Clearly there is a correlation: take Zooey’s advice (and bangs)–>have an awesome day.

Shirt:Target//Skirt:Macy’s//Belt:PacSun//Shoes:Lucky Brand

And of course, playing with my doggie is totally on my “things that make for a great day” list (though, I think I should start calling her my production manager or director of photography because she is all up in my business while trying to take pictures).

An action shot of us while I was trying to get outfit shots. She is one persistant puppy.

Anyone else totally rocking a girl crush on Zooey? What about my doggie Maggie?! She’s a cutie but she’s all mine! 😛

Stripes: Wish List

Ever since entering the big leagues after graduation, I have been really excited to buy my “big girl” clothing and accessories which means I’ve been actively seeking out new clothes (something I didn’t do too much of in my poor undergrad days). Here are a few of the itms topping my wardrobe wishlist:

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I am SOOO in love with this skirt and the only thing keeping me from buying it is the fact that, on sale, it costs $420.00. Yeah, that’s a little more than I can shell out for a skirt at this point in time for a single article of clothing.

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I just think this is the cutest little necklace ever!

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I have been dying for a pair of flower sandals since last summer…and these are SO CUTE! And way cheaper than the Anthropologie ones I originally fell in love with.

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And finally, I would do almost anything for a pair of these bad boys. Like, OMG. Why aren’t they already in my closet? This is probably what I get for having been born a Muggle…

And there you have it, a Saturday wish list of things I would go crazy for if they magically appeared in my closet (and no worries, I did totally try swishing around a stick while saying ‘Accio skrit/shoes/necklace’ with no luck, *sigh* once a Muggle always a Muggle).

Stripes: A Manicure

A manicure you may be asking, what’s so great about a manicure that a whole post was needed to commemorate it? Well this wasn’t just any old manicure, and while it wasn’t my first time in the nail salon, it was my first time getting a shellac manicure. And let me tell ya, this stuff does not disappoint.

Shellac is a type of nail covering (such a weird way to phrase that…) that is really hard, does not chip, and makes nail color last forever all without the damage to your nails that comes with fake nails. In other words, this was promised to be a nail miracle treatment. After a friend tried this stuff out a few months ago, I was really curious if this stuff was as awesome as she kept saying it was so after taking my last undergrad exam Sequins told me I should treat myself and I headed off to the nail salon to try my first fancy treatment.

The place I went applied the shellac (a really hard clear polish that is hardened under a UV light) under the color so I could change the color of my nails as I wished; the only thing is that you have to use acetone free nail polish remover which really is NBD because that’s what I happened to have under my counter when the time came to take off the polish (acetone removes the treatment and nail polish remover with acetone can damage the finish).

I still had the original polish on in these pictures and it lasted about a week which is hands down a record for me and the only reason I took it off was that the color had rubbed off the tips of my nails and it looked a little messy so now I am wearing it as a clear coat and my nails look amazing. But no chips and no peeling (which, for whatever reason, always happens when I wear polish), just a little bit of color missing from the tips that get abused at work (hello hand washing 30 minutes of dishes). The only place where I really experienced the shellac layer chipping was where my knife slipped while I was mincing garlic and I took a chunk of polish/shellac off with it. And, in all honesty, it was probably a good thing I had the extra layer otherwise the knife would have cut into my nail and that hurts SO BAD. Maybe I psychically knew this treatment would serve a rather practical purpose!

Shirt:Old Navy (recent)//Skirt&Belt:Macys (recent)//Purse:Lucky Brand//Shoes: Aldo

If I could afford to keep on top of it, I would totally get my nails shellac’d every two weeks like the nail tech recommended but until then I will for sure fall back on this essentially damage-free treatment (the UV rays can cause skin cancer and I know some people are really against acetone) for special occasions (aka-times I wanna feel hella fancy). I really enjoyed this treatment and if you’re looking for something fun to do with little upkeep and relatively low cost, I would definitely recommend making an appointment to get your shellac on.

As a side note, I was not in any way paid to endorse this product; I don’t even know the name of the company who made the product I used.