I’m pretty sure I’ve worn this or a version of this before. Oh well.
The photos where I’m showing my nails didn’t come out that great, and it’s a shame because they were this wonderful matte yellow that I was fairly proud of. I got it by combining Revlon Top Speed #305 Electric and Pop Nail Glam #33 de-glaze.
T-shirt is from The Gap
Dress is from Ross
Underskirt is from Target
Saltwater Sandals are from Amazon
Purple shirt is from The Gap
Dress is from Ross
Houndstooth Converse are from a thrift store
I have a stain on my shirt, because I am a mess and I cannot control myself. I’ve actually been kind of down on myself lately for how incompetent I am at being even the slightest bit graceful or delicate. I am constantly slamming my hands and fingers in things, stubbing my toes, tripping over my own feet, spilling, catching and ripping my clothes and jewelry on everything available. Tonight while I was getting gas, I got my necklace stuck to the clasp on my wallet. Who does that?!
But I know what this means. I’ve been under a lot of stress lately and haven’t been getting enough sleep. As oafish as I usually am, when I’m this bad, it’s a clear sign that I need to slow down and take care of myself. So I’ll just put ‘self care’ on the long list of things I have to do right now.
Earrings from Kohl’s
Olive shirt from Target
Slate long-sleeved shirt from Target
Owl watch locket is a gift from Ben
Bauble necklace is handmade by me
Turquoise wrap bracelet is from Curious… in Hermosa Beach, Ca
Brown and white wrap bracelet is handmade by me
Maroon wrap-around skirt from a Tibetan shop
Tan underskirt from Target
Houndstooth Converse from a thrift store
Scarf from a Japanese specialty store in Portland, Or
Jacket from Talbots via the thrift store
Turquoise short sleeved shirt from The Gap
Sky blue tank from The Gap
Wrap around skirts from a Tibetan shop in Pasadena, Ca
Belt from Target
Socks from Target
Shoes are Taos from Footwise in Corvalis, Or
Turquoise wrap bracelet from Courious… in Hermosa Beach, Ca
Brown and brass wrap bracelet handmade by me
Turquoise Ring made by my great grandmother
Adidas watch from Macy’s
I found this amazing Talbot’s jacket at the thrift store. It still had it’s original tags and spare buttons hanging off the sleeve, and thanks to a 50% off sale, it was only $8.00. I was in thrift store heaven. I bought 3 jackets that day, all incredible deals.
Jacket, as I said is from Talbot’s via the Salvation Army
Collared shirt is from Target
Dress is from Asos Curve
Belt is from Target
Turquoise underskirt is from Ross
Socks are from Sock Dreams (review here)
Shoes are Vans
Rings are made by my Great Grandmother
Anklet is made by me
Scarf was a gift from Ben’s mom
Blue shirt is from the thrift store
Maroon tank is from Target
Seatbelt belt is from a skate shop in the mall
Skirt is from Mervins
Socks are from Target
Red PF Flyers were a gift from Ben’s dad
Rings were handmade by my great grandmother with turquoise she picked out of the mountains in Altadena
Red scarf is a gift from Ben’s mom
Linen floral button up from Macy’s
Blue v-neck from The Gap
Canvas belt from Target
Skirt from Target
Socks are Sock Dreams Extraordinary Thigh High Socks
Houndstooth Converse are from a vintage shop, now closed
Rings were made by my Greatgrandmother
Ever since I rediscovered this shirt at the bottom of my laundry hamper, I’ve been totally in love with it. It’s so comfortable and soft and fits great. You’re probably going to be seeing a lot more of it in the future.
In a move completely uncharacteristic of me, I got my first mani-pedi this week. Not bad. I’m not sure if it’s worth the $35 plus tip I paid for it, but it was a fun experience. And my nails were pretty for awhile.
Stripey button up shirt is from target
Rust colored maxi dress from The Gap
IKAT wraparound skirt, tied like an apron is from the thrift store
Saltwater sandals purchased at amazon.com
Silver earrings from a shop on the coast in Newport, Oregon
Nails from the salon by my work, very nice people there.
I love this outfit, it was super comfy and super cute and I got a ton of compliments on it. It also happened that yesterday, the day I wore this, was one of the first days since the beginning of October that I didn’t feel like shit, I was almost afraid to be happy, I’ve had bronchitis this whole time and it’s finally letting up.
Positivity aside, I have to say that I hate winter. I love clothes, but I don’t really like the sensation of wearing clothes, especially wearing a lot of clothes. Tights (the universal girl solution to cold weather) irritate me and, if I wear them more than one day in a row, they give me a urinary tract infection. Because of this outfit, I realized that long johns also do this. Which is a shame, because I spent $60 on long johns thinking that I would be able to get around the UTI issue if the undergarment was baggier. No such luck.
So now I’m back where I started, leaving for Oregon in 3 weeks, with the same cold skirt collection that I always bring. And I refuse to wear pants because in addition to the UTI problem, they make me nauseous. Do any of you readers experience this problem? People who actually live in cold climates, guide me! Being a life-long Los Angeles resident has really not prepared me in any way for the cold. I’m actually thinking of making some winter petticoats for myself out of flannel. What do you guys think?
Hat from the Tibet and Nepal Warehouse in Old Town Pasadena
Scarf from Macy’s in Portland, Or
Green long-sleeved shirt from The Gap
Marron pocket-T from Target
Blue ribbed tank from Target
Belt from Target
Tan underskirt from Target
Plaid overskirt from a thrift store, owned since 8th grade
Blue Polartech long johns from REI
Blue stripey socks from Target
Red Dansko Clogs from REI
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