Saturday, September 10, 2011

Life issues

*This is my I-can-read-your-mind face*
 Dress - Allen B, thrifted
Harness - Audra Jean
Booties - Farylrobin, ebay

So it's pretty much official enough to warrant posting here: D and I are moving! My mom's roommate is no longer going to be residing in the apartment and so we're taking her offer of taking over the apartment. She will still be living there, but it will be much more independent living than D and I have ever done (in nearly 7 years of togetherness). This is both terrifying and exciting. We're really looking forward to it.

On the other hand it seems like bad news is being handed to us right and left. We've had to buy another (expensive) college book, our laptop stopped booting entirely after 8 months or so of perfect working order (and very light use), our bank is no longer offering free checking (and only decided NOW to inform us that it will cost a minimum of $48 a year to maintain the account - and extra $10 a month if we don't meet the other fee requirements).

I hardly know where to start these days. I like to believe I'm the character who has to have a house dropped on them before a happy ending, but maybe that's just the optimist that's managed to survive in me.

And now back to the fashion - this navy and white striped dress was thrifted fairly recently. I fell in love with the hood, the non-cap sleeve and the length (to my actual knee!) It'll be a great layering piece, but was perfection for today's not-quite hot weather. I can't put away the booties, I'm dying to pull out my OTK boots, but they'll stay away for just awhile longer. Also gel liner - might possibly be the best thing ever.


  1. You manage to look like a badass and sweet girl all the the same time. Basically I'm a good girl but don't f$#%D with me!

    Your move sounds exciting! Hopefully it will be more space for you and the hubs. And I think you should change banks if you can - at least in Houston there is one at every corner so free checking is almost mandatory.

    I dreamed that we met last night. Premonition?

  2. You will definitely make it through! Moving sucks, but it's so exciting! And I agree with eek, switch banks if you can. Sometimes it feels like when it rains, it pours, but there is always a reason for things to end up the way they do.

    I just love this dress! The harness and the boots look like they were made for the dress!

  3. Adorable! I love the stripes, of course and the harness and boots are the perfect addition.

    So cool that you will be moving! I can't believe you and D have been together for 7 years. You were just kids when you started dating.:)

  4. This dress is amazing! I love the hood, the stripes and the length. And, the booties are absolutely perfect! Can't wait to see more of them!

    Sometimes, life sucks. There are so many ups and downs that it can be challenging. I hate, and I mean HATE cliches, but the one that I've really found to be true is that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I know things are trying right now, and I hope they get better, but just remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel--your new place! And I am excited for you for that!

  5. You can usually negotiate with a bank on fees if you go there in person and find a sympathetic individual. Give it a try. They can waive anything. They just have to want to.

  6. @ everyone - thank you so much.

    @ Eek - Hah, I think you just described my personality pretty well. I hope it's a premonition! Don't know how, but I'd love to meet you.

    @ Wendy - thanks for the rec. We've got a few plans of attack. If worse comes to worse, that will be one of them.

  7. You look adorable and seem to be handling all of the changes/challenges with grace!

  8. So much excitement! You can totally get a better deal on your bank account - listen to WendyB. They need you for a customer - you can always switch banks!

    Fabulous outfit, hon!

  9. awww Megan -- I'm so sorry! I wish there was something that I could do to help. YOU must be able to do something about the bank thing, especially if you live in a university town. And I love this look as well -- I completely agree with eek.

  10. i adore this look. that harness with a simple dress is so classic, tough and awesome. you know how to rock it!


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