Outfitblogging 7 May 2015

Blue stripes over a skirt

Shirt: sewn by me (spring 2014)
Skirt: Eloquii (winter 2015)
Socks: Target
Shoes: Fluevog (summer 2014)
Necklace: gift from Matt’s parents (Christmas 2012)
Earrings: gift from parents, Alaska (fall 2011)

Oh, I so badly wanted a swingy midi skirt. They looked so gorgeous on other bloggers, and the item sat patiently on my wish list for so long. This winter, I finally ordered the ponte circle skirt from Eloquii, and as soon as it arrived, I eagerly tried it on. The color was beautiful, and it was amazingly comfortable… and it looked terrible on me. The hem hit at exactly the wrong place. I paired it with both flats and heels, and neither worked. Perhaps midi skirts just aren’t my thing.

I loved it so much, I didn’t want to return it, so I chopped off about 87 inches to create a knee-length, and lo! It’s perfect.

Almost. Halfway through the work day, I realized there was a huge gash in the back. Centered on my butt. On only my fourth wear. Luckily, it’s right on the seam, so I should be able to easily sew that up.

Black and silver

Gift earrings and gift necklace. A winning combination! Also new glasses. I have two new pair: these, which are fabulous, and a purple pair with little sparkly bits.

Dots and oxfords

Who says you should never wear stripes and dots together? These cuties were just made to be worn with the Fluevogs.

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Outfitblogging 5 February 2015

Cardigan over pencil skirt

Shirt: Target (fall 2014)
Cardigan: Target (fall 2012)
Skirt: Lane Bryant (fall 2010)
Tights: Lane Bryant
Shoes: John Fluevog (summer 2014)
Earrings: Claire’s (fall 2008)
Necklace: Lane Bryant (fall 2012)

I’m still working with a limited wardrobe, but on the bright side, it’s fairly easy to make outfit decisions in the morning. It’s making me wonder about cutting down my closet even more, and getting rid of another bag or two of clothes. My plan is to only unpack and organize things I really love; the rest will get thrown into a box and put away. If, in a few months, I haven’t worn or thought about those clothes, off to the thrift shop they go.

I went to the doctor on Wednesday, who told me my broken finger is healing quite nicely, and graduated me from the splint to buddy-taping. Going to the CVS for supplies reminded me I needed a new hair dryer, and I felt much better all around yesterday.

Drop earrings and a statement necklace

My accessories are also not really unpacked yet, but there is a huge box sitting in my bathroom, full of smaller boxes of earrings and necklaces and headbands. This day’s choice was made by grabbing the first things off the top.

Tights and Fluevogs

But the shoes. The shoes. I’ve worn these with dresses, and I’ve worn these with jeans. I was also tickled when I was sitting at work and I realized they matched both the cardigan and the shirt I was wearing. An excellent coincidence!

Outfitblogging 11 September 2014

Plaid dress

Dress: eShakti (winter 2013)
Earrings: gift from my parents (Christmas 2012)
Socks: Target
Shoes: Fluevog (summer 2014)

Warmer temperatures returned by the end of the last week, so my dreams of layers will have to wait just a little longer. I’ve worn this dress alone a few times, but I do keep a cream-colored cardigan at my work desk for when things get chilly. The office can get 30°F cooler than outside, and days spent sweating on the walk to work often mean freezing under sweaters and shawls while coding all day.

Green drop earrings

I keep pairing different green earrings with this dress. That’s fine! It’s not like green is my favorite color or anything…

Purple and navy Fluevogs

But really this outfit was all about the shoes. I wasn’t planning on buying them, not really. I needed a new, good quality, more casual shoe for fall and winter, and while I was in Seattle, the Fluevog email newsletter popped these beauties right into my brain. I ended up walking past the store, and before I knew it, I was inside trying them on. I walked out of the store with them on my feet and they are so wonderfully comfortable. I adore my other Fluevog shoes, but with this style I think these will get a lot more wear.