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 1 Nov 2012

Cowl-neck sweater and plaid skirt

Sweater: Hand-knit Francis Revisited, using Ultra Alpaca (summer 2012)
Skirt: Jones New York, from Goodwill (spring 2012)
Earrings: Optimystical Studios, at Geek Girl Con (summer 2012)
Necklace: gift from mom (fall 1994)
Socks: Sock Dreams (spring 2012)
Shoes: Dansko, at DSW (winter 2012)

Oh, I felt I had been waiting forever to wear this sweater, when it actually, it was barely two months. I knit this lovely in a mere 10 days, if you can believe that, and was hoping to wear it when my knitting group travelled to the NY Sheep & Wool festival. Nope! That weekend, it was in the upper 60s (F), and too warm for alpaca/wool-blend sweaters.

Copper and blue earrings

Earrings bought at the con because they were Tardis blue. I’ve also had this necklace for a long, long time. It goes back at least 18 years, because there is a photo of me with my best friend and my boyfriend at Christmas 1994, and I am wearing this necklace.

Socks and Danskos

Love these socks. Love these shoes. I wondered if the longer skirt and the taller socks would look weird, but I’m diggin’ it.

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.

Outfitblogging 8 Nov 2011

Flowered shirt with slacks

Shirt: Lane Bryant (fall 2011)
Tank top: Target (summer 2011)
Pants: Lane Bryant (fall 2010)
Socks: Target (fall 2011)
Shoes: Aresoles (winter 2011)
Necklace: gift from parents, Alaska (fall 2011)
Earrings: gift from parents, Alaska (fall 2011)
Earrings: Lane Bryant (fall 2011)

The past week has been quite busy, leaving me several days behind on outfit blogging. But look! I’m wearing pants! On my birthday!

I wore pants on Tuesday partly because I couldn’t find a proper skirt to wear with this fabulous new shirt, and partly because I needed to organize my tights collection. These pants are Right Fit, the Classic Trouser style, bought after they changed from the old numbering system to the new one, that is more similar to their regular pants sizing. There is a huge difference between my waist and my hips (13″) so many pants do not fit me—which is part of the reason I hate wearing pants.

I wore the same outfit on the Sunday before, to my cousin’s fourth birthday party; he was so fascinated by the sparkled flower blossom on my shirt that my aunt needed to remind him that it’s inappropriate to grab ladies’ chests.

One of my coworkers was also fascinated by my “sparkle boob” but she kindly refrained from any grabbing.

Tear-drop earrings

Same earrings that I wore last Friday, plus the set my parents brought back from Alaska, which is getting a lot of wear lately! My parents will be pleased to know I’m getting much use of their gifts.

Squirrel socks

How awesome are the little squirrels on my socks? If Target ever decides to stop selling $1.50 ankle socks, I will be highly upset. Thank goodness for Sock Dreams.

Outfitblogging 28 Oct 2011

Handknit sweater with plaid skirt

Sweater: handknit, Malabrigo (fall 2011)
Skirt: Lane Bryant (winter 2007)
Boots: DSW (fall 2011)
Earrings: gift (winter 2010)
Hat: Macy’s (fall 2008)

I’m so happy today was cold enough that I could wear my sweater to work! My coworkers are mighty impressed with my knitting skills, event though, of course, I can find a few things wrong with the finished product. I pulled out this skirt, which I haven’t worn in a while, because I never quite liked the length. I’m finding I’m changing my opinions about many things in my wardrobe now.

Hat and earrings

I mostly wore the hat today because I wanted to hold off on washing my hair for one more day. It worked! I got some compliments on it, too, and no one is the wiser (unless they read my blog).

"Cadence" sweater pattern

Here’s a closer shot of the pattern in the yoke of the sweater. I would definitely recommend this for a first-time sweater pattern. It’s easy to follow, and if you need to make modifications, like I did to the bust and hips, you can figure out the math without worrying about messing up a stitch pattern.

Brown boots

Boots! With the long skirt, you can’t tell, but these are knee-high boots. I’m so happy that I was able to find a reasonably priced pair without having to order from the UK. My calves are super wide, and I’ve not been able to find a tall pair of boots in ages. Success for fall 2011!