Outfitblogging 28 May 2015

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Dress: sewn by me (spring 2015)
Camisole: Target (spring 2015)
Belt: unknown
Earrings: Amazon.com (spring 2015)
Necklace: birthday gift from a friend (fall 2013)
Shoes: Spring Step, at DSW (summer 2011)

It’s a dress! That I sewed myself! The fabric feels as comfortable as wearing pajamas, but the pattern makes it appropriate for work days (with the cami) and party nights (without the cami—vavavoom!). I originally planned to make my own maxi based on a really simple tutorial, but after sewing, felt the pattern too busy for a full-length dress. I cut the hem to my knees and like it much better this way.

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I’ve been wearing these hoop earrings pretty much non-stop. This day I added the Weeping Angel necklace and it’s a lot of fun watching people figure it out and then get a little nervous checking out my jewelry.

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These shoes. Four years. They had a good run, and this is the last time they will appear on the blog. I spent the workday with uncomfortable feet, and on my way to karaoke that night, I stopped off at DSW and picked up a new pair of tan flats, which I’d been wanting for a while but put off buying.

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Outfitblogging 12 Nov 2012

Flower-print dress with cardigan

Dress: eShakti (spring 2012)
Camisole: Lane Bryant (spring 2011)
Cardigan: Lane Bryant (spring 2011)
Earrings: Optimystical Studios, at Geek Girl Con (summer 2012)
Tights: We Love Colors (winter 2012)
Shoes: Fluevog (fall 2012)

I pretty much copied the same outfit I wore last month and swapped out the legwear and shoes. But… the shoes! The shoes. Really, this is all about the shoes. I never considered myself a shoe-person, seriously, until I learned that sometimes it is worth it to spend more than $20 on a quality pair.

Copper and blue earrings

I wore these earrings to bring out the blue in the dress, and to complement the tights and the shoes. The shoes!

Teal tights and blue Fluevogs

These shoes came home with me on Sunday, and I knew that I needed to wear them on Monday. My birthday was last week, and when Matt wanted to know what I would like as a gift, I asked if we could go to the fairly-newly-opened Fluevog store in DC. While I do appreciate the quality of a pair of Fluevogs, I also knew that, left to my own devices, I would try on several pair and leave the store empty-handed. I can be a brat like that, sometimes.

Behold! My new Fluevogs.

I did indeed try on several pair. I loved the Elif, but the 8s were a tad too big, and the store was sold out of 7.5s. I was then leaning toward the Bunny when my clerk threw a wrench at me. “A little random, but I thought you might want to try these.”

At first, I wasn’t impressed. I wanted my inaugural pair of Fluevogs to be… well, Fluevogs. But holy cow! So comfortable. The color is gorgeous, and for some reason, it reminds me of my grandmother. I wore these all day Monday, walking to work, with no issues.

I’m already planning to wear these at least once a week now, maybe more.

Outfitblogging 24 Sep 2012

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Shirt: Target (summer 2011)
Cardigan: Target (summer 2011)
Scarf: Target (summer 2011)
Jeans: Torrid (summer 2012)
Earrings: Torrid (summer 2012)
Socks: Target
Shoes: Naturalizer, at DSW (summer 2012)

Over Labor Day weekend this year, I got a call from my supervisor that there was an issue with work. We’d pushed some code into production that was mostly thoroughly tested—we’d missed one tiny but crucial thing. Luckily, my parents’ campground has wifi access! I spent much of the weekend at their trailer on my work laptop, fixing the issues.

Because of that, I had a couple comp days accumulated at work, and spent last Monday not in the office, but with friends in Delaware. I picked up some bras I’d ordered from my favorite lingerie shop, ate a delicious lunch, and took photos of yarn in a lovely park.

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My friends and I explored the park, which used to be someone’s personal estate. The mansion was closed to tours that day, but the carriage house was open. We didn’t expect to see anyone inside, but we improvised and told the venue organizer that I was getting married. (Hey! It could happen one day.) She gave us the grand tour.

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It was a great day to spend outside with friends, catching up on lives and pointing out cute dogs in the park.

Outfitblogging 22 May 2012

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Shirt: Old Navy (summer 2011)
Tank top: Old Navy (spring 2012)
Skirt: Lane Bryant (summer 2009)
Earrings: Lane Bryant (summer 2010)
Necklace: gift from parents (Christmas 2011)
Shoes: Dansko at The Walking Company (spring 2012)

Last Tuesday was warm and humid. I was heading out after work for my first meeting with a local secular/humanist discussion group. I’m learning how to meet people and make friends in my new city. I went with something simple and comfortable.

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I totally forgot about this necklace! It was a gift from my parents a couple Christmases ago. While there’s no green in the rest of the outfit, I think the color and the style fit in well.

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Oh, these shoes. I ran across a link to them a while back, maybe on Pinterest? They are super cute, like my Vans and my Chucks, but because they’re Dansko, they actually have some support and are quite comfortable for walking.

Outfitblogging 3 Feb 2012

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Shirt: Lane Bryant (summer 2004)
Cardigan: Target (summer 2011)
Skirt: eShakti (fall 2011)
Tights: We Love Colors (fall 2011)
Shoes: Dansko, at DSW (winter 2012)
Earrings: Lane Bryant (winter 2005)

I like the general feel of this outfit, but something is just not quite right. The blousiness of the shirt, I think, it a little too much for the skirt and the cardigan. After looking at a few outfits I’ve styled with this skirt, I’m going to try keeping it to shorter, cropped sweaters and closer-fitting shirts from now now.

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I feel like I’ve had these earring forever! It came in a set, if I remember correctly. I’m sure somewhere around my house is the matching necklace.

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Shoes! New Dansko shoes! I’d been eyeing this style of Dansko for a long time; they are comfortable shoes, but my feet are not made for wearing clogs. When I was trying on every pair of evening shoe at DSW, looking for something to wear to the wedding, I did a quick trip around the casual shoes, and behold! The Danskos I’d been longing for. I had to go up several sizes though! I usually wear a size 38, but these are a 41!