So this weekend was filled with lots and lots of activity. Grandma continues to be good. Ben and I went and visited her on Saturday. She was uncomfortable, and really tired. Every time she fell asleep, something beeped, or somebody came in and woke her up. I guess exhaustion makes my grandma a little bit xenophobic. Her nurse was a very nice older lady with an accent, and while she was explaining something to her, grandma turned to me and said “I don’t understand why they can’t get anybody who speaks English in this place.” I felt terrible for the poor nurse who was doing everything. I should have apologized when we left, but she looked busy, so I just thanked her. Lots of other stuff happened, this was a long weekend preceded by an even longer week. I had a lot of fun, but I’m actually a little glad to be going back to work.
Green polo shirt from the thrift store
Tan Skirt from Torrid
Merrell slip ons from REI
I always feel like I sort of hate how this skirt looks, but then I see it in pictures and it’s so pretty!
Purple shirt from The Gap
Vest from Ross
Skirt from the thrift store
Socks from Target
Shoes from 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
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
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
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.
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
Lately I’ve been skimpy with the outfit posts. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because you guys have seen my whole wardrobe at this point, and there aren’t really any more combinations available. Or maybe it’s because I’m sinking into my new creative duties at work, and when I wake up in the morning or come home at night, I don’t feel like being creative since it’s something I do pretty much every day now. Or maybe this is just the down in the inevitable up and down process of my attention span.
Anyway, here are some pictures we took back in January at the Culver City Farmers Market.
Earrings are handmade by me
Necklace is a Christmas gift from Ben’s mom
Houndstooth Dress from Ross
Wrap around skirts from the Tibetan second shop in Old Town Pasadena
Belt is from Target
Patagonia socks were a Christmas gift from Ben’s dad
PF Flyers were a Christmas gift from Ben’s dad
Ring made from a button that was a Christmas gift from Ben’s mom
Vintage coach purse was a Christmas gift from Ben