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Remixed to Perfection

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Two For One Special

Times 2

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.

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Shirt: F21 | Dress: Thrifted | TIghts: Target | Shoes: Fred Meyer

Marci 12-4-12 Plaid 1The 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.

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Sweater: Kohls | Dress: Thrifted | Tights: Target | Shoes: Fred Meyer

Marci 12-4-12 Formal 1This 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.

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Rule Breaker

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

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.

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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.

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Last Minute Errands

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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!

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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.

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What are your favorite go-to outfits? Bright and bold? Subdued and classic?

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Won’t You Put Me In A Zoo?

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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.

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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.

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Measuring my life in coffee dates

Small take on the whole coffee spoon imagery, but that’s my life lately. A lot of coffe dates. Breakfast dates. Lunch dates. I’m really not complaining–it’s great to develop friendships with all these people I’ve been hanging out with, extending our relationships beyond what they originally started as–coworker, mother, acquaintance.  This particular spot was with my mom. We had a fun day planned full of crafts and shopping and errands, so we started off at our favorite breakfast joint.

The day didn’t go exactly as planned, but it was still nice to hang out with my mom. Also, it’s kind of funny but I’ve gotten into a weird niche with my outfits around her. The last four outfit photos she’s taken, I’ve worn two different dresses. Weird. This is the dress I was talking about last week, though. She found it when we were at Goodwill a while ago, and I just love it. It fits so nicely and so comfortably!

Dress & Shoes: Thrifted | Sweater: H&M | Tights: bella | Necklace: Gift

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!