So, I totally didn’t realize that I have only one crappy full body shot of this outfit until right now. So I guess it’s just a study of my tired, adorable mug. OH WELL!
Hat is from Many Hands Trading Company in Corvalis, Or
Scarf is a handmade gift from Ben’s sister
Necklace is a handmade gift from Ben’s mother (his whole family is adorable!)
Jacket is from Talbot’s via The Salvation Army (I know they’re bigots, but I used to steal from them in high school, so to make up for that I shop there now. Also, they seem to always have the best stuff. Hatred must attract cute clothes.)
Long sleeved blue shirt is Mountain Hardware from REI (and is amazingly comfy and warm, BTW)
Dress is from Forever 21
Belt is from Target
Polka-Dot under skirt is from the thrift store
Leggings are from Target (only $8!)
Socks are from Target
Shoes are from Vans
I was so grateful that it warmed up a little bit today. Especially since I took some advice and cut the crotch out of a pair of tights in order to see if I could make that my non-UTI, winter warmth solution, but to no avail. I only got 4 hours into the day before I was in the bathroom at work taking them off. Then I hit my head on the toilet paper holder while I was tying my shoes in the stall, which was hot, and I’m sure a little awkward for anyone else in the restroom.
After I took these photos, I ended up sewing 2 petticoats, one that will likely go straight into the trash and another that will be the pattern for all future petticoats. Thanks to a generous stranger, I have yards and yards of wool sitting in my house, just waiting for a day like this to come along. So that’s what I’ll probably be doing for the next couple of weeks.
Scarf is from the Salvation Army
Button up Liz Claiborne shirt is from the Salvation Army
Purple v-neck is from The Gap
Black and white skirt is from the thrift store
Converse hi-tops are from a vintage shop that closed
Another cold day in LA. I’m really thinking about doing this petticoat thing. My friend also suggested cutting the crotches out of my tights and long johns and seeing if that’s not a good solution. Maybe I’ll try that tomorrow
Button up shirt from the Salvation Army
Green tank from The Gap
Eyelet skirt from the thrift store
Thigh-high socks from We Love Colors (review is coming)
Docs are handed down from my friend Cheryl
So I’ve basically been wearing variations of this outfit since Friday, and it’s Sunday now. Don’t worry, except for Saturday, I was only outside (and therefore in clothes) for a couple of hours. So I guess I could classify this as my post-thanksgiving weekend outfit. I just couldn’t muster the energy to put together anything else.
Today Ben and I went to Pasadena to take my Grandma to lunch, and also to do some Christmas shopping. I know I was supposed to be buying things for other people, and I did (I swear) but I also had to get this adorable hat for myself because it was on sale and it was so cute and calling my name.
Turquoise hoodie from the Salvation Army
Scarf from somewhere that I have forgotten
Dress from Forever21′s fatty line, Faith 21
Underskirt from the thrift store
Leg warmers from Target
Shoes are Merrell from REI
Earrings are from Khol’s
This was taken right after I got home. I was hugging Ben, and had face buried in his shirt where I discovered that he smelled exactly like this gross vinegar butter sauce he puts on his pasta. So I told him he smelled like sauce and he took my picture.
Sweater vest from Target
Shirt from the Salvation Army
Wrap around skirts from a Tibetan handcraft store in Pasadena
Low-profile socks from Target
Docs are handed down from Cheryl
Not only did I really enjoy my outfit today, it was totally comfortable.
Scarf is from a thrift store
Tank is from Target
T is from The Gap
Skirt is from the Salvation Army (new)
Socks from Target
Shoes are Dansko from REI
I enjoy my job so much that I’m not usually a TGIFer, but this has been a long-ass week and I’m really grateful that I get a break now.
This is a visual representation of how my week has been.
“And they’re practically like this!”
Necklace is was purchased at a bead store in Newport, Oregon
Liz Claiborne sweater from the Salvation Army (new)
Button up shirt is from the Salvation Army (new)
Skirt is from Torrid
Above the knee socks are from Target
Doc Martins are hand-me downs.
Click here if you want to see my butt.
This would have been the outfit that I wore yesterday, but yesterday I worked from home and didn’t take off my PJs the whole day. And yes, that means that I would have been wearing purple on gay spirit day, which I know does absolutely zylch to affect real change for the queers it purports to assist, and instead it is used to assuage the liberal guilt of gender-normative straight people who you’re not going to find sticking their neck out for their queer friends and family members when it really matters, but here they are when there’s no consequence for wearing purple. However, I’m not one to be left out, and it’s an excuse to wear purple.
Close up on my awesome socks
Scarf was a birthday present from Ben’s mom
Purple Indian-style shirt from Salvation Army (new)
Undershirt from Target
Skirt from a Sibling Revalry in Corvalis, Oregon
Underskirt (not pictured) from Target
Smartwool Socks are a Christmas present from Ben’s mom
Doc Martins are handed down from my friend Cheryl .
I went to the doctor today for my annual check up. I got a combo whooping cough and tetanus shot since there’s apparently whooping cough going around, and I walk barefoot in the mornings so in case I step on something, I’ll be alright. There’s where the nurse stuck me.
Hey guys, it’s been a terrible, gray bitchy day today. For some reason that prompted me to write several love notes to my boyfriend. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, I was done with their shit.
Anyway, I noticed that a lot of the pieces I use in my outfits over and over for came from thrift stores, and I also realized that I had considered myself too busy to go thrifting for a really long time. So last Saturday I hit the Salvation Army and came away with a nice little score for $25 bucks. So expect that some new thrift store finds will probably be showing up in my posts.
Ignore the expression, I’m just sulking about how late it is.
I bought these shoes with some money my Dad gave me for Easter in 10th grade. Best $60 I ever spent on clothes. Right here I am saying “Ben, make sure you get my shoes.”
Kerchief from the Salvation Army (new)
Sea foam green linen hoody from the Salvation Army (new)
Undershirt from The Gap
Skirt from Ross
Tights from Target
Doc Martin boots bought second hand at a small punk supply store in Glendora, Ca that no longer exists.