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.
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
Tonight we had a Target photo shoot, because I love Target. And because we needed toilet paper.
I love Halloween!
Dress from Ross, last seen in my very first What I Wore post. It was belted and draped to make it into a shirt
Wrap Around skirts from the hand-craft store near my Grandma’s house
Socks are from Target
Shoes are Dansko’s bought at REI
Purse is Fossil, bought on clearance at Macys for $40.
Earrings are of unknown origin, possibly Target.
If I take anything away from this situation, I think it will be that fluorescent lighting is no one’s friend. Well, at least it’s not mine, and who the hell wouldn’t want to be friends with all this?
This would have been a better title if I was on my period.
Anyway, on to the outfit.
Our cat, Medusa came out to see what all the fuss was about.
I just tied on my wrap-around skirt like an apron, so my other skirt was visible from the back.
Close-up on the scarf
Pretending to be Batman, as usual.
A good look at the underthings.
Brown scarf is from Macy’s in Portland. I bought it because we were visiting and it was freezing, and I popped into Macy’s to see if I could find something to put around my neck, and it was marked down to $20 from $80, and the sales girl was super nice and from California. I think that experience started my romance with Macy’s. I always go in thinking that there’s nothing in the store for me, and I always leave with some new favorite things for a surprisingly low price.
Maroon Pocket Tee from Target
Liz Claiborne button up from a thrift store
Red wrap-around skirt from a little shop on Holly St. in Old Town Pasadena
Underskirt from Mervins
Socks from Target
Shoes are Dansko clogs from REI
I got the title for this post from my co-worker who told me “I like this new-age deadhead earth-mama thing you’ve got going on here.”
Showing off my footwear
These earrings are made of Tibetan prayer bells I got in Oregon last Christmas. I bought them for $0.50 each, then Ben and I walked down to the bead shop and the nice ladies that work there sold me some clasps for $1.00 each. They even attached the bells to the clasps for me.
If you hadn’t guessed by my regular pattern of wearing two of everything, this skirt is actually two skirts.
Wrap-around skirts were on sale for $15 each at a little hand craft store by my grandma’s house this weekend, and I love a wrap-around skirt. If I was only allowed one kind of skirt for the rest of my life, it would wrap around. The only problem is that every wrap-around skirt I find doesn’t wrap around enough of me to account for common decency, but since they were $15 each, I just bought two and wrapped them such that the parts of the two skirts were on opposite sides of my body so that the most anybody would see was a piece of the other skirt. This made for a fuller, more flowey skirt, which I always enjoy.
Pocket T from the Gap
Belt from Target
Skirts from a Tibetan craft store a little North of Colorado, across from Parson’s in Old Town Pasadena, CA
Birkenstocks from a store in Orange County
Anklet is made by me out of hemp and glass beads
Earrings, see above
Necklace is another Oregon Find, bought in components and assembled in Newport, OR by Ben’s mom.