Outfitblogging 2 June 2015

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Shirt: karaoke league (spring 2015)
Cardigan: Target (spring 2014)
Belt: unknown
Maxi skirt: Target (spring 2014)
Shoes: J-41, at DSW (spring 2013)
Earrings: Torrid (fall 2006)
Necklace: gift from Matt’s parents (Christmas 2011)

On Tuesday nights, I work with the communications team of my karaoke league, posting photos and notes from that evenings performances to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. As part of staff, I get a nifty official black tee shirt, which I decided to wear to work on this day, instead of changing outfits once I got to the venue. I haven’t done this every week, but I have been purposefully planning my outfits to match my black shirt so I don’t have to lug around an entire change of clothes.

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With the ensemble fully black and grey, I decided to add some color with the bright hot pick earrings.

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These shoes are super comfortable for a night of standing, dancing, and making my way through the crowd to get the perfect shot; however, I did keep stepping on the back of my skirt as I crouched down on the floor to get different angles. Oops!

Outfitblogging 14 Apr 2014

Dress with cardigan and scarf

Dress: eShakti (spring 2013)
Cardigan: Target (summer 2011)
Scarf: gift from parents (Christmas 2013)
Earrings: absolutely no idea
Socks: Vans (spring 2011)
Shoes: Earth Origins, at DSW (fall 2013)

So, um, spring? Maybe. It’s been way cooler than it had been recently, but I am really liking it. This week started off cold and rainy, so Monday’s outfit reflected that. Summer comes too soon to our nation’s capital, and if I’ve got to deal with rain in order to have moderate temperatures, I’m OK with that.

Elephant earrings

After rummaging through my little earrings box, I ran across these cute elephants. I asked, “where did you come from?” but I received no answer.

Is there a necklace under that scarf? Nope! This embellished infinity scarf was a Christmas gift from my parents, but I haven’t worn it much. I’d like to try different ways to style this that still show off the beaded jewelry part.

Oxfords

I love these shoes. I bought them as a Christmas gift for myself, along with the black mary janes, and they are super comfortable. Over the holiday break, I wore them with jeans and with galaxy leggings, but here is the first time I’ve paired them with a dress. I felt a little off at the office, but looking back on photos, the style isn’t as bad as I originally feared. Perhaps tights would have completed the look better?

Outfitblogging 12 Oct 2012

Dress with cardigan and boots

Dress: Torrid (summer 2012)
Cardigan: Target (summer 2011)
Belt: Target (winter 2012)
Earrings: Optimystical Studios, at GeekGirlCon (summer 2012)
Socks: Sock Dreams (spring 2012)
Shoes: Dr. Martens, at DSW (summer 2012)

While I don’t think this is a complete disaster, I am still calling it a dud. I might recreate bits of this in the future, but with differences, making this day’s outfit a learning experience.

It wasn’t quite what I had in mind when I first planned my clothes for that day. I had other ideas in mind, ones with much more color. There were some issues with socks and I couldn’t find my tights, and then I went through 4 pair of shoes… I threw on what I had, and hoped for the best.

Earrings

These earrings are great, but by the time I put them on, I was a little cranky-pants, and didn’t want to try to figure out necklaces.

Dr. Martens

Socks and boots! I think I would have been more pleased had I worn knee or thigh socks or tights instead of scrunchy socks. I picked up these boots when I bought my not-flat flats last month. Nearly twenty years ago, I begged and pleaded with my parents to buy me a pair of Dr. Martens. My mother, to her credit, made an attempt by getting me no-name combat boots for a ridiculously low price at our local Forman Mills. They lasted a surprisingly long time for knock-offs.