My mom and I have some of the best play dates. I wrote more of the details on my personal blog, over at Like A Small Fire, but here are the outfit deets
When I first wore this dress around my mom, she made the astute comment that I needed a shirt that matched it better. So when she was coming over for our trip to scope out Goodwills and furnish my art room, I figured I’d throw on the dress and we could see if anything appropriately matching came out. We were thinking something along the lines of a mauvey-lavender purple.
Dress: thrifted | Sweater & TIghts: Target | Shirt: inherited from my sister | Boots: Mishoes
We found something that should work, so you’ll probably see this dress again. I think that’s like three times on the blog. Hopefully you aren’t all harboring some secret grudge against my repetition. Because that would be… Well, it’d be a little sad. But if it makes you feel better, I found two dresses at Goodwill, so those will be nice and new for the blog. Just for you, guys, just for you.
I couldn’t find the right title in my brain, but it involves a clever reference to my return to status quos. I don’t know what’s been going on with the messages between my brain and outfit selections, but it’s been weird, guys. Like, wearing blue jeans and stretch pants and plain t-shirts weird. Which, if you’ve spent any time looking at this blog (or at me), you’d know–that’s pretty friggin’ weird.
So I’m happy to say that when I got dressed this morning, I reached for this dress. This dress, which I thrifted for a whopping ten dollars the other day. I’m rather fond of this dress.
Sweater: Target | Dress Necklace & Belt: Thrifted | Tights: Fred Meyer | Boots: Mi Shoes
Also, can we pause for a moment on the tights? I love them. I picked them up as back ups to my reverse-polka-dot tights (which I’m now realizing I don’t think I’ve ever worn on the blog…) for my rehearsal dinner outfit, and I love them ten times more than the originals. They make me feel pretty fabulous, which I’m pretty sure is the entire point of fashion. At least, that should be the point of fashion. I’m sure I have a step sister who might chime in and offer an alternative point, what with her whole fashion-college-background, but I say you should always wear things that make you feel fabulous. Including, for the record, jeans and tshirts, if that’s your thing. No judgements from this end, my friend, if you feel fabulous dressing like a commoner.
One day all of my friends are going to gang together and beat me up with their collective jeans. And then strangle me with their tshirts. Which is okay, as long as I get to wear something as pretty as this dress when they do it.
It’s a super long and super silly story, but my mom and had plans to check this cute little local pie shop out for their alleged Thursday Craft Night. We sandwiched the actual event in between epic craft shopping and then actual crafting at a totally different place with my sister joining in on the fun (which, btws, is totally awesome since she usually shies away from our overzealous craftasticness).
For the record, the actual Craft Night event consisted of a confused barista looking at the sign and saying “Oh, wow, we stopped doing that ages ago. People just stopped coming. I mean, I guess sure you can craft here if you want”
In between the pockets of our strange story, though, my mom took some super cute photos of me. It was fun watching her get into the actual art direction, too, so be sure to keep an eye out for more photos from her (I’ve already signed her up for some Photo Dates, which are way less dependent on flaky pie shops than Craft Dates)
I tell ya, I could get used to this whole living near family thing–the kind of thing where they buy me lunch and take my photo. So maybe I just mean I could get used to this whole mooching off my family thing 😉 My family just rolled their eyes hard enough to wind up a clock for ten years, because I’m the baby of the family and have always been the family mooch.
Dress & Shirt: Thrifted, Tights & Shoes: Mishoes
You guys should see what this dress looked like before I took my sewing machine to it. Imagine about two more feet of fabric down to my toes and then a wider waist so it’s more drooper. Bleck.
Mostly because I know the future of the blog, and I’m definitely wearing red dresses two days in a row. I might pull out my red stripey dress and make it three days, if I’m feeling radical. Or, rather, if I’m feeling red. Which I might be–it’s anyone’s guess as to what I’ll be in the mood to throw on tomorrow. Why do I feel like cackling an evil laugh right now?
Without further ado, I bring you…. outfit photos.
Jacket Shoes & Dress: Thrifted/Vintage
This felt like such an easy outfit to put together, and I realized it’s all different pieces from my 30 for 30 (for the most part). I feel like enough time has passed (a month) and it finally feels safe to wear these pieces again. I didn’t realize I was avoiding them until I put a bunch of them together. Also, this is a bikeable outfit for me. Also also, there’s mud on my pretty shoes from biking. Also also also, every time I had to add another article of clothing to my thrifted outfit line, I felt more like a hipster. Just wait until next week. I’m really excited for something, and that something is definitely going to level me up to the next level of hipster. Because, you know, it’s my dream in life to level up in hipster-dom.
I’m not sure whose outfit this is, but it’s not mine. Which is okay. Stripes actually said it was a “Stripes Outfit”, which took me by surprise, but maybe she’s right. (It happens every now and then (although very rarely) that we’ll wear something clearly designed/styled for the other person).
Dress & Sweater: Thrifted/ Tights: 12th Ave Shoes/ Shoes: Modcloth/ Necklace: Claires (it was originally for a costume, so no judging!)
So I know I’m talking in this photo, but it’s literally the only one we got. My camera batteries died about two seconds afterwards. Getting dressed this morning was supposed to be an exercise of self restraint. I was super excited to style this dress differently than I usually do, and show you guys how I can dress “like a normal person” every now and then, but one thing led to another and somehow I ended up looking like this. I’m not even sure what “this” is, but since Stripes commented on liking it all (all except the necklace), I’ll consider itnormal enough.
Let’s dwell a moment, though, on my ponytail. Because I have a ponytail! Do you see how my hair is up! I’m so excited about this! Sure it took a whopping eight bobby pins for structural support, but man. It’s exciting. Like, way exciting.
Have I ever shared with you guys my intense (borderline-addiction) love for graffiti? I’m pretty sure I’ve alluded to it in the past, but let me tell you. I love me some good graffiti art. I nabbed this photo before the outfit shoot started (before I realized my batteries were almost dead). I want to do an entire outfit themed after this piece of magnificent art…. I’ll let you guys know what I come up with.
This is one last shot after downloading the pictures and my camera decided it has a smidge bit of life left in it.