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.

Outfitblogging 2 April 2015

Cardigan over striped tee and black skirt

Cardigan: Target (spring 2013)
Shirt: sewn by me (spring 2014)
Skirt: Lane Bryant (spring 2009), altered by my
Socks: gift from parents (Christmas, 2014)
Shoes: Dansko, at Walking Company (fall 2014)
Earrings: Torrid (winter 2006) and Torrid (summer 2012)
Necklace: thrifted, Goodwill (fall 2011)

I’ve got a bit of a backlog of photos on my phone, but I won’t post everything from the past month. I’ve gotten a little better at taking the photos before I leave for work, but somehow I’ve fallen out of the habit of posting them. Let’s get to it!

This outfit, I realize, has the same base as the previous one I posted: the same shirt and the same cardigan over fairly basic bottoms. I swapped out the jeans for a skirt—one that I altered from a maxi skirt that ripped! Instead of chucking it, I cut off the ripped parts at the waist, folded over the edge to make a casing, and inserted elastic for a new waistband. It’s nice enough for work but also perfect for throwing on with tee shirts on the weekend. Win-win!

Red beads and white hoops

I’ve worn this shirt before with a chunky red necklace, but this time paired it with the smaller red beads. Included the white hoops and tiny cherries for added interest (although I still think the tiny cherries kind of look like scrotums).

Black oxfords

Classic, comfortable shoes. I am on the lookout for a tan pair for summer!

My parents also gave me a bunch of socks for Christmas. My mom was apologetic about only buying solid colors, since my family knows how much I love cute, adorable socks, but they have come in handy! I had so many socks with patterns and happy little animals on them that the solid socks were a welcome addition.

Outfitblogging 16 Jun 2014

Polka dot dress

Dress: eShakti (winter 2013)
Earrings: gift from my parents (Christmas 2012)
Socks: Target
Shoes: Report, at DSW (summer 2013)

Do you know how hot it’s been this week? It’s been pretty gross here in our nation’s capital. Summer ’round here just doesn’t mean high temperatures. Oh no. We get humidity levels averaging around 70%. Monday had a high of 90°F, right about the time I walked to work. Although this dress is lined, it is cool and flowy and perfect for hot days.

Green earrings

No necklace this day, so I wore dangly earrings. Besides a glimpse of my bra strap, you can also see my sunburn in this photo, hence no necklace. I went to brunch on Sunday (for six hours!) and while I was quite concerned about the burning sun and dutifully applied sunscreen on my face, I neglected to account for my bare arms and neck. Sigh.

Lace oxfords

Sandals are for summer, but sometimes when it’s really hot, I prefer to wear socks for comfort. I paired these with the lace oxfords, and my feet were mostly happy throughout the day.

Outfitblogging 18 Mar 2013

Argyle sweater with pants

Shirt: Torrid (winter 2011)
Sweater: Lane Bryant (fall 2011)
Pants: Lane Bryant (winter 2011)
Socks: Target
Shoes: Bamboo, at ModCloth (winter 2012)
Earrings: gift from my parents (Christmas 2012)

I honestly do not remember my rational for wearing pants last week, but I did tweet about it.

I must have had a reason. Boredom? Early morning non-clarity?

I’ve worn this cardigan with shirts and blouses underneath before, but this is the first time wearing this shirt. I like the subtle color with the classy ruffle. However, I do think this sweater is too short to wear with pants, and may be better off reserved for skirt and dress duty.

Dark green drop earrings

My parents gave me these earrings for Christmas, in a set with a necklace I wore last month. No necklace this day! Earrings alone, and they work well with the green in the sweater.

Pink and cream oxfords

Yes, I know there’s no pink elsewhere in this outfit, but I wanted to wear these shoes anyway. Of course I would.

Outfitblogging 11 Feb 2013

Polka dot dress and cardigan

Dress: eShakti (winter 2013)
Cardigan: saved from my grandmother’s closet
Earrings: Optimystical Studios, at GeekGirlCon (summer 2012)
Tights: WeLoveColors (winter 2012)
Shoes: Wanted, at ModCloth (spring 2012)

For a couple weeks, I was down with a terrible sickness. I learned the hard way that the flu shot does not in fact cover all strains of influenza. One day, I tried to go to work, and made it as far as the bagel shop across the street from my apartment. Then, once I was pretty much back to full capacity, I fell down my stairs. Nothing broken, except my glasses, which I was able to piece back together.

Outfit-wise, I’m sticking with what I know. This is nearly identical to the one I wore last month, but this time, I’ve added my grandmother’s cardigan and ivory tights. The cardigan is one of two that I saved from my grandmother’s closet when we cleaned out my grandparents’ house a few weeks ago. The sweater fits a little big, but it is cozy and comforting.

Green drop earrings and silver necklace

These are the same earrings I wore before, but I decided to add a necklace this time around. I kept it simple, and let the polka dots in the dress do most of the work.

Tights and oxford brogues

These shoes are more comfortable! After a few wears, the heel posts were pushing up into the insole, digging into my feet. I picked up a pair of gel heel cushion inserts, and all is right with the world again.

Outfitblogging 17 Apr 2012

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Shirt: Old Navy (spring 2012)
Skirt: Torrid (spring 2008)
Socks: Target (fall 2011)
Shoes: Bamboo, at ModCloth (winter 2012)
Earrings: Torrid (winter 2012)
Necklace: Torrid (winter 2012)

Another day, another outfit full of warm-weather items I could easily reach without completely unpacking. Tuesday wasn’t supposed to be as warm as Monday, but the temperatures were still pretty high. I packed my grey cardigan sweater, just in case, but I never pulled it out of my backpack.

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Since I didn’t wear the butterfly necklace on Monday, I chose it for Tuesday! Apparently it was Butterfly Day, because the cashier at Wawa was using a butterfly stamp to mark all the paid slips for sandwich pick-ups.

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So… the pink and cream don’t really go with the rest of the outfit, but I figured, what the hey. At least I went with coordinating socks. That’s gotta count for something.

Outfitblogging 13 April 2012

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Shirt: Lane Bryant (fall 2008)
Tank top: Old Navy (winter 2012)
Pants: Lane Bryant (fall 2010)
Socks: Target (winter 2012)
Shoes: Bamboo, at ModCloth (winter 2012)
Earrings: Torrid (fall 2006)

I am seriously not as sullen as this photo makes me out to be! I am starting to feel like a normal human being again, even though my sinuses still refuse to completely clear up. I’ve been staying at the new apartment since Sunday, and while it’s not the perfect little city space yet, I’m settling in just fine.

One thing that I haven’t figured out yet is where to take my photos, hence the frazzled look in the above. There was a spot that seemed like a good idea, but alas, it was covered in bees. I used to just rest the camera on the railing of the porch, but I think a real tripod may be in my future.

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Cabin in the Woods opens today! I debated seeing it at midnight, but knitting at home won out. I’ll be heading to the theater after work, and since movie theaters are usually very cold, I opted for pants. Pants! The black and white seemed like a good excuse to throw some color into the mix, and I went with these bold pink earrings and a coordinating tank top. I’ve loved that color combination since I first discovered Exclamation way back in junior high. Holy crap, that stuff is still for sale?

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Yes, these shoes again. They are cute and comfortable, and now they feel even better with the addition of some arch-supporting orthotics. Moving into the new apartment drastically cuts down my commute to work, from nearly two hours of car-train-bus (each way!) to a measly 15 minutes of walking. More walking necessitates better foot-care products.