Today’s post was going to be a commentary on rape culture, and the misogyny of treating survivors like broken dolls, but I’m tired and I can’t get anything to come out right.
So I made this hat, and it’s for sale in my store.
Hat made by me, and for sale here
Scarf is from Mervin’s
Shirt from The Gap
Skirt from the thrift store
I’m still sick. I took the day off today (Monday) and played Skyrim and slept. So I have nothing exciting or interesting to share except that I feel a little bit better. I’ve noticed that the only way to soothe my sore throat is warm liquids, so I need to find some sort of beer helmet that makes and dispenses tea at regular intervals.
Pepper’s been an excellent sick day companion. Except that she’s sort of a blanket hog.
Oh, and Ben brought home giant cupcakes. Because when bad things happen, we get treats. I’m sure that’s not a habit that will come back to haunt us.
Striped red shirt is from Macy’s
Maroon sweater vest is from Target
Striped skirt is from Target
Tights are from Many Hands Trading Company in Corvallis, OR
Leg warmers are from Target
Dansko clogs are from REI
UPDATE: After I scheduled this to post, Ben made us a delicious chicken and garlic pasta dish for dinner, which I promptly threw the hell up. I do not recommend application of stomach acid to a day long sore throat. It was painful. Needless to say, my cupcake remains uneaten. But, I feel miles better this morning (Tuesday), if a little shaky from having thrown up the majority of the solid food I ate yesterday. Due to my own cooking prowess I had tea and toast for breakfast, and microwave tomato soup for lunch. And I had to make the toast twice because I completely burnt the first round. In my defense, we make our toast in the oven since the toaster is broken. So it’s a lot easier to fuck up than toaster toast.
Grandma’s been in the hospital since Friday. She’s past the worst of it, and well on her way to recovery, but I’ve been running myself ragged trying to get all of my normal things done and stay on top of contacting the hospital and talking to each nursing shift, as well as sharing info with my Uncle and other friends and family members. I’m exhausted. So this is an outfit post I probably would rather have left on the cutting room floor. As comfortable as this simple jersey dress is, it is not particularly flattering, or at least I don’t think it is with this tank, even though I got compliments on it throughout the work day. The fact that my shoes and my manicure are completely mismatched adds to the shittiness of it all. Although, I do want to say that I really love the Channel inspired square in square look. It’s also crazy easy to do.
Red Tank from Macy’s
Stripey Dress from Macy’s
Shoes are Vans
Square in square manicure inspired by this post from www.lovemaegan.com
Jacket is from Talbots via the thrift store
Kerchief is from Mara, of Tangible Thing and also Ben’s sister
Button up shirt is from the Thrift Store
Vest is from Ross
Skirt is from Target
Shoes are from Vans
This is how I feel sometimes when I’m fake smiling for the camera
I honestly don’t know how I feel about this outfit. What do you guys think?
Maroon v-neck from Target
Olive spotted tank from Target
Skirt from the thrift store
Shoes from Vans
When I was coming out of my therapists office, another therapist who was leaving for the day said “That looks great! You have such a great fashion sense.” I wonder if she’d seen me before, or she just enjoys making generalizations. Either way, I am in no position to poo poo random compliments.
Oh, and by the way, I want to draw your attention to the amazingly well made and attractive piece of kerchief around my neck. It was a Christmas present not this year, but the year before from Ben’s sister Mara (seen here), and I wear it quite a lot. I’m telling you this because she now has her own etsy store where you can purchase her jewelry and her artwork, which I am sure you will enjoy. So go to Tangible Thing on Etsy and support a young artist!
Kerchief was a gift from Ben’s sister Mara
Stripey shirt is from Target
Olive shirt is from Target
Overskirt is from Target
Underskirt (not seen) is from Target
Socks are from Target
Wow, I had no idea I had so much Target love until just now.
So I spent this entire photo shoot trying to smile naturally. This is the result. Smiling is really difficult, you guys!
Kerchief from REI
Game of Thrones shirt from the Internets (Ben got it for me)
Stripey undershirt from Target
Underskirt from Target
Overskirt from the thrift store
Heart socks were a gift
Shoes are Vans
Striped collared shirt from Target
Overshirt from The Gap
Skirt from Ross
Socks from Target
Hounds-tooth Converse high tops from a vintage shop, now defunct
Necklace was a gift from Ben’s mom.
At long last, it looks like the What I Wore posts are coming back. It seems I only go in for this stuff in cold weather.
Double collared shirt from Macy’s ($8 on sale!)
Overshirt from Target
Plaid skirt from the thrift store
Socks were a gift
PF Flyers were a Christmas gift
My co-corker said the pattern on this skirt is called an ‘IKAT.’ I’ve never heard the term before.
I love a wrap-around skirt, but I am always too fat for them. But, I won’t let that stop me. I wore this wrap-around apron-style.
Scarf is handmade by Ben’s sister Mara and was a Christmas gift
Sweater is Liz Claiborne from the thrift store
Brown tank from The Gap
Striped button-up from the thrift store
Underskirt is from Target
Wraparound IKAT skirt from the thrift store
Thigh-high socks from Sock Dreams (review here)
Doc Martins are handed down from Cheryl