I think this is one of my favorite outfits lately. It was warm, comfortable and playful.
Wool Coat from H&M via the Thrift Store
Yellow Scarf from a shop in Seal Beach, CA who’s name I’ve forgotten
Linen flower shirt from Macy’s
Grey vest from Ross
Patterned skirt borrowed from my Grandma
Underskirt (not pictured) from Target
Socks from Target
Shoes are Vans
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
Long sleeved Mountain Hardware shirt from REI
Summer dress from Asos
Belt from Target
Red skirt from Mervin’s
Leggings (not seen) from Target
Extraordinary thigh high socks from Sock Dreams (review here)
PF Flyers were a gift from Ben’s dad
Jingly world necklace was a gift from Ben’s sister Mara (her Etsy shop)
Cat from a shelter in Culver City, Ca
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
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
Whenever I try to be sexy, I end up looking like I have a developmental disability. In all of these pictures, I have a splitting headache. Most of them are of me taking my clothes off because I feel miserable and want to get into bed. Can anyone tell me why the sexiest pictures I’ve ever taken are of me in horrible pain? Oh well. The headache is gone now and I look amazing in these.
Okay, so maybe this one doesn’t look so great, but it’s the only one Ben got of the whole outfit before I started undressing.
The button says “Be Out, Be Proud, Be Safe” The EEO Director was handing them out at work
Red shirt from Ross
Tie is, as far as I can tell, from a now forgotten line of David Bowie inspired clothing, and is a thrift store find
Suspenders purchased at Eugene Jeans in Eugene, OR
Underskirt from Target via the thrift store
Overskirt is from the thrift store
Socks are from Target
Lowtop Doc Martins handed down from Cheryl
Batman watch was a Christmas gift from Ben’s mom, purchased at K-Mart
I’m at the Oregon coast with Ben’s family for a couple of days, so I’m throwing up a backup day. Enjoy my neglect!
Scarf from a thrift store
Long sleeved shirt from The Gap
Pocket T from The Gap
Plaid skirt from the thrift store
Underskirt is a gift from Ben’s mom
Leg-warmers are from Target
Dansko clogs are from REI
I’ve had bronchitis since early October, and this is the first week where I felt better than the weeks before it. I’m still not at full, but at least I don’t seem to be on the decline anymore. As you can see, I’m very happy about it.
Brown shirt from Target
Red shirt from Target
Blue skirt from Target via the Salvation Army
Tan underskirt from Target
Smartwool socks are a gift from Ben’s mom
Brown Docs are a gift from Cheryl
Are you ready for the pants off dance off? Click here to experience the glory.
Surprise! This is a post I saved as draft for a day I wasn’t feeling it.
Marina’s Note: I have at least 3 outfits that I haven’t posted yet, and are going to be converted into back-up days. It’s not like I’m not taking outfit pictures, I am, but the process of putting them online is beyond me at the moment. Sorry guys.
Black tank from The Gap
Coral long sleeved shirt from Target
Maroon undershirt from Old Navy
Eyelet lace skirt from the thrift store
Wraparound skirt from a Tibetan shop in Pasadena, Ca, Socks from Target
Low-Top Docs handed down from my friend Cheryl
So many photos today. I don’t even like the outfit as much as I love the photos that came out of it. Since we only just started doing it, I still don’t know how to stand, or where to look, what face to make or whatever. So much of what I think is sexy or cute just turns into me looking drunk or developmentally disabled. Anyway… on with the show
My co-worker told me I looked like the Swiss Miss today. So this is me trying to look as much like a Swiss Miss as possible.
Being a ham
Doing some Yoga to show off my awesome socks.
I’m not sure if this outfit gets a gold star. I was mostly trying to find a way to wear my awesome new sun dress even though it was raining and cold. I got a lot of comments at work, mostly of the “only Marina could wear something like that” variety. Usually when I get that kind of comment, I begin to think that it might be a good outfit after all.
Sun dress from B&Lu
Collared shirt is from Target, formerly belonged to Ben
Underskirt is an old thrift store find
Socks are Smartwool, a Christmas gift from Ben’s mom
Shoes are Born, found on clearance at TJ Maxx
Oh, and this: