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 20 Jun 2014

Tee over maxi skirt

Shirt: Target (summer 2008)
Skirt: sewn by me (spring 2014)
Necklace: Lane Bryant (summer 2010)
Earrings: Optimystical Studios, at Geek Girl Con (summer 2012)
Shoes: b.o.c. at DSW (spring 2014)

The super hot-as-balls temperatures died down by the end of last week, but on Friday night I had plans to attend a burlesque show, and I knew the venue would indeed get a bit warm (in several different ways). I opted for cool, flowy jersey knit in this skirt I just sewed up last week. Another sewing project! Another maxi skirt! The seams aren’t as clean as a professionally made skirt, but I’m still learning and I’m sure I’m the only one to notice my mistakes. I left the bottom hem unfinished, because why not.

Green earrings and necklace

I’ve really taken to pairing these earrings with this necklace, and this necklace works so well with the plethora of maxi skirts I’m now accumulating. It may be time to invest in another longer length or two.

Cognac sandals

These sandals are getting a lot of love, as they are mega comfortable and a decent neutral. They look equally great with knee-length and maxi skirts. Perhaps I should also try them with the denim capris?

Outfitblogging 23 May 2014

Shirt over maxi skirt

Shirt: Target (summer 2008)
Skirt: sewn by me (spring 2014)
Necklace, earrings: Optimystical Studios, at Geek Girl Con (summer 2012)
Shoes: b.o.c. at DSW (spring 2014)

Style in my office leans toward the casual side, but I usually reserve my casual outfits for Fridays. I’m sure my knit maxi and tee shirt would be even too casual for some offices, but I could probably wear something like this every day and no one would bat an eye.

I’m pretty happy that I’ve pulled out my sewing machine again and have gotten back into making things. Expect more skirts in the near future! This maxi is so comfortable, which makes sense, as I originally bought the fabric to sew pajamas. I’m not quite as confident in my shirt-sewing abilities yet, but after putting together a few more skirts, I may try my hand at a dress, or something more challenging.

Supernatural necklace

Do you watch Supernatural? Did you even see last week’s finale?! I seriously shouted at my television in the last minutes and immediately started texting friends and reading tumblr posts. I usually reserve this necklace for non-work days, but made an exception and kept those boys close to my boobs heart.

Sandals

The heel on my new strappy sandals gave just enough lift to work with the maxi skirt. Super comfortable. Really, how was I even allowed out of the house with this much comfy?

Outfitblogging 9 May 2014

Hand-knit shirt over maxi skirt

Shirt: Hand-knit Roanoke, using Ella Rae Lace Merino (spring 2014)
Skirt: Target (spring 2014)
Shoes: Crocs (summer 2013)
Earrings: Optimystical Studios, at Geek Girl Con (summer 2012)
Necklace: Lane Bryant (summer 2010)

Newly acquired maxi skirt, newly finished knitting project! Last week was very warm and I was so happy to finally wear my Roanoke tee. It was a really quick knit but the blocking/drying time took three impatient days. If you are interested in the technical aspects, you can read much more about it over at our knitting blog.

I’m reluctantly pleased with my new maxi skirt. I’ve wanted a black with white or grey chevron striped maxi for a while and picked this up as an impulse purchase at Target while on a road trip the week before. There’s been a lot of muttering in the plus-size style community lately, about the long absence of the “women’s plus” department in physical Target stores. They told us change was coming and when it did, it was sparse and full of shapeless grey clothing. I think the grey color is called “manatee”. le sigh

Long necklace and short earrings

I want to reach for long necklaces when wearing a maxi skirt, and chose this one for the colors. They match smoothly against the bright deep hot pink of the knitted tee. I then picked the earrings to bring out the green in the necklace. Green and pink? Why not!

Crocs sandals

This was the first sockless day in the office! These Crocs are a little snug—I usually wear a US women’s 7 in Crocs, and both my purple flats and my classic clogs (I used these as house slippers) are size 7 and fit very well. So naturally I ordered these in size 7, but alas. Snug. I’d like to order a new pair in an 8 but don’t want these to go to waste. Does anyone need a pair of Crocs sandals?

Outfitblogging 21 Jun 2012

White blouse and black maxi skirt

Blouse: Lane Bryant (spring 2007)
Skirt: Lane Bryant (summer 2009)
Socks: Target (spring 2012)
Shoes: Dansko, at DSW (winter 2012)
Earrings: Torrid (fall 2006)
Necklace: gift from Matt’s parents (Christmas 2011)

Holy crap, you guys. It’s hot as balls outside. Not just a little warm, but full on “heat advisory” hot. I’m sure some people are laughing at us, in our little northeastern heat panic mode, but when you are not used to weather like this, it gets pretty bad. I opted for an outfit on the cooler side today. The skirt is black, yes, but it’s super silky to the touch. The long sleeves and the maxi skirt kept a lot of my body covered, which is better for me than tank tops and shorts in weather like this.

Guitar pick necklace

Accessories are minimal, because I didn’t really want anything huge or bulky hanging on my skin, getting sweaty and making me feel gross.

Striped socks and Danskos

Socks! I’m a huge fan of wearing socks in hot weather. Some people I know wear next to nothing in the summer, eschewing things like socks, bras, and underpants, but I actually feel much cooler and much less sticky with good support.

Outfitblogging 24 Feb 2012

Shirt and cardigan over maxi skirt

Shirt: Target (summer 2010)
Cardigan: Target (summer 2011)
Skirt: Lane Bryant (spring 2009)
Earrings: Target (summer 2011)
Socks: Target (fall 2011)
Shoes: Bamboo, at ModCloth (winter 2012)

Here is a variation on an outfit I’ve worn in the past, in summer, but not on the blog here. This shirt fits loads better since I picked up some fashion tape to keep the buttons closed near my boobs. The cardigan keeps me warm in winter, because the shirt’s got short sleeves and sometimes it gets chilly. You know how that is.

Although I am not looking forward to the heat, I am looking forward to wearing this skirt as a dress again, with or without a cover up. Bare shoulders, where are you?

Green discs

These green earrings have nothing to do with the rest of the outfit. I just found them again, sitting on the table with the turntable and TV remotes, and reminded myself that I’d like to wear them.

Socks and oxfords

Are you tired of these shoes yet? I am not tired of wearing them, but I am starting to run out of things to say about them.

Outfitblogging 4 Jan 2012

Cowl-neck sweater over maxi skirt

Sweater: Lane Bryant (winter 2010)
Skirt: Lane Bryant (summer 2009)
Boots: Style & Co., Macy’s (fall 2010)
Earrings: Fashion Bug (spring 2010)

This outfit was built for warmth! I woke up that morning to hear that the temperatures in DC were hovering around 19 degrees F. I worried. I started rummaging around my room looking for something to keep me from freezing on the bus. I pulled out my favorite, warmest sweater and got to work compiling an outfit.

You can’t see it in the photos, but there’s a lot going on under the surface. I’ve got on a thin thermal tee shirt beneath this sweater; while it is one of my warmest, I knew I’d need a little something extra. And under the skirt? Thermal long-johns covered with thick black leggings.

Flower earrings

The neckline of the sweater means I don’t have to wear a necklace with it, but I picked cute little earrings that pretty much work with everything I own, except maybe the formal wear.

Boots

Boots. These boots are not necessarily warm, but they can be when you layer them with two pairs of thick socks. It took me a few minutes to loosen the laces on these so I could fit my sock-covered feet back into them.