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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!

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Sequins: Walking A Fine Line

The one thing I really, really took away from the 30 for 30 is that I have boring shoes. It’s sad, but it’s true. I’ve been noticing it more and more, so I’ve been trying to fix it a little bit. Also, though? I’m not someone who wears heels. Like, ever. It just doesn’t work. I walk to work, I bike everywhere, and I don’t have the patience required to lug around a spare pair of shoes for those activities.

So, when a different fashion blogger mentioned that she had to wear wedges instead of heels so she could bike to work, it frankly blew my mind.

“You can bike in wedges?”

I’ll admit, I was a skeptic. It sounded too good to be true. But, if you think about it–it makes a certain level of sense. I mean, it’s a flat bottomed shoe, so it should be fine. Should.

Is it fine yet? I’ll admit it–I love these shoes with the same force that they scare the crap out of me! They’re gorgeous, they’re fun, they match so much in my wardrobe. Also, they’re scary as hell!I don’t know how it happened, but I’ve just lost my ability to stand and walk in heels. I loose all dignity walking down stairs–I look exactly like a baby giraffe. A drunk baby giraffe.

But I put them on in the morning and twirled for Monsieur.

“You’re going to want a ride to work, aren’t you?”

I nodded, my head bent in shame.

“But I can ride my bike home!”

He looked at me, skepticism filling his eyes, and I know we both flashed to an identical image of me sitting on my overturned bike, crying pitifully as I call him for a rescue at the top of a hill (have I mentioned my bike ride home is entirely full of hills?).

“Kay. But I’ll have the car ready, just in case you need a ride home.”

He’s a keeper, that one.

Success was mine! Turns out that riding a bike in wedges is way, way way easier than walking in them. I made it home with slightly sore feet, but mostly sore from walking. I didn’t slip on the peddles or anything. Watch out, wardrobe, you’re about to get a whole lot taller…

If I don’t break my neck first.

Dress:
Shoes:
Tights: gift
Vest: thrifted

Sequins: Doctor Seuss Dress Up

This post is dedicated to Stripes, who enjoys giving me a hard time about my lack of silly poses.

There once was a Woozle
Who spent all her days wondering

“What oh What should I wear?I have red pants, blue pants
and creamy mint green pants
Brown shoes and Black ones covered in Dots
Shirts every color from Blue to Chartreuse
Even one covered with orange-plaid hand-drawn Gazots!”

There are shoes all over her floor,
Down to the basement and clear up the stair,
With clothes scattered right Here and way over There,
Even some pants on her Sailing Ship’s helm,
This Woozle was feeling over-the-top- Whelm!“Should I wear this or should I wear that,
Maybe oh maybe, my striped purple top hat??”

Then, with a Hop and a Skip,
the Woozle had an idea hit like a Brick

“I know what I’ll do, right Here on the Spot,
Oh yes I will, won’t I,
I will wear the Whole Lot!”

Shirt: UO (used), Pants & Vest: Nordstroms, Keffiyeh: Palestine, Shoes: Modcloth

Green Pants are a winner,
Purple Red Plaid is for sure.
Wrapped up with my Oversized Scarf,
and topped with a Yarny Vest like super-soft-fur!

*This morning, after getting dressed, I pulled in my fashion consultant (read: my darling dearest Monsieur).

“Give it to me straight, babe–is it too much?” I asked, gesturing to my ensemble. He paused, looked me up and down carefully, and thought a moment.

“Honestly? I’m not sure. It actually might be. It’s pretty ridiculous. But… I really, really like it!”

Stripes: Vest 2.0

Happy New Year all! I hope everyone had a great (and safe) New Year’s Eve. I ended going over to a friend’s house to play boardgames, drink wine, and get lots of puppy loves (there were three doggies celebrating with us). While I had a blast I wore totally boring clothes which is why this post is about an outfit I wore a few days ago; the vest 2.0.

I posted about this vest a couple months ago without the hood and mentioned it’s fluffy faux fur hood that I had taken off for that day. Well, here’s the hood in all it’s goofiness. So the biggest surprise I found while trying to take pictures in the hood was how hard it is to get a decent picture with fur surrounding your face. As Sequins put it, in half the pictures I looked like I had stuff between my teeth because the fur got all up in my mouth and as I would like to put it, posing with a hood on was much harder than people make it look on other blogs! So, I’m sorry to say, I am not going to post any pictures of the hood up because it turned out looking good. And now I am reconsidering ever wearing hoods ever again because I am doubting my ability to look stylish in one again… 😛 This one is just me being silly and looking SUPER white. Gotta love being Irish in a city that gets 20 days of sunshine a year. What’s funny (to me anyways) is that my face and chest don’t really tan- my legs (which absorb color like a sham-wow on a puddle of water) still have a bit of color from this last summer but the one shade I got on my face was gone by the end of September. It totally makes buying make-up easy, though, because I only have one month a year where my face is slightly tanner than my foundation and even then the difference is so small that I either just wear my same old foundation or just skip it all together.

Vest: Aeropostale (old), Shirt: Target (old), Jeans: Gap (old), Shoes: Converse (old, but they still make the same color still).

Hope you have a great New Year’s Day! Sequins and I are working on a bunch of new posts for you all for the coming days/weeks; hope you all enjoy our upcoming clothes, creativity, and cool thoughts (ok, so it was hard to keep the alliteration going but you get the point-we have lots of exciting things coming your way)!

-Stripes