Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Silk Obi

Dress - All Saints
Obi Belt - DIY project, ties c/o Ally
Shoes - Sam and Libby, thrifted

 Woo! It is hothothot! [*Insert voice of Ruby Rod*] As you may be able to tell from my choice of picture place lately. I actually really love this spot in terms of lighting. No shadows, I stand on a slight incline so even wearing flats I feel tall - not to mention my friend, the tree, making weird kissy face. I spent yesterday sewing my heart out.  This is one of two obi belts I made. I originally thought the background of the gold print tie was black, but in sunlight realized it was navy. I think still think it worked great on my LBD.

This obi, or another belt or two, may be up for grabs in the future. I love it, but I haven't decided if it specifically works for my closet. Sew Sunday will give you the full rundown, but I couldn't wait to wear one of my creations today.

Speaking of creations - I got an All Saints skirt in the mail that I snagged on sale. I've been stalking it for awhile waiting for bottom dollar. Unfortunately it's a size too big, but I can sew - so I'm taking that bad boy up and plan to wear it out. I'm too in love with it to send it back.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I was Recognized

Dress - NY&Co, thrifted
Bandanna - gift via Mom
Pumps - John Fluevog

Let me preface this post with the fact that the blog world is full of amazing, generous people. Ally was super duper sweet and sent me a whole box of ties to use for my planned tie project. The only thing I love more than receiving snail mail is receiving boxes, and this one was full of lovely goodies that I plan on digging my creative claws into. I hardly know where to start!

For the next point of this post - I was recognized! I went to my first class (that sounds like it's going to be awesome), and when we went around the room telling our name, major, reason for being there and one interesting fact, I mentioned that I had a fashion blog. And a girl turned around and asked the name of it because she was sure she had seen it! I was very happily surprised.

Also: tree face.

Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day Back

Top - Kensie, gift from Sheila
Jeans - NY&Co, thrifted
Boots - Fluevog, ebay

Aaaaa! Okay so tonight is my first day back to class. I've been flying all over trying to get ready for today. D made it through his first class happily. I'll be back out of the house in a matter of minutes. I scrambled over what to wear today. It's still hot in the afternoons, but the evenings are nice. I was sold when this top from Sheila arrived in the mail on Saturday(along with a skirt that's got to wait for cooler weather). The top is a fabulously funky pattern mixed top. A bit blouse-y on me, but I think if I remove the bottom band it'll be nice to tuck in or wear loose.

I'd love to pair it with a pair of orange shorts or shorts in general, but buildings tend to be cold. I've tossed a cardigan in my bag just in case. Of course I wanted to pop the colors in the pattern so I wore my ankle boots. Yellow ankle boots totally go with everything, right?

Have you joined up with our latest Fashion Challenge? It's coming up quick, so check it out.

Friday, August 26, 2011

It's Friday

Tee - Mossimo, thrifted
Jeans - One Star, thrifted, new stock
Paris Pumps - John Fluevog
Aaah finally the end of the week! Decided to do a slightly edgy casual friday. Jeans, black tee and some comfy pumps. I'm honestly a bit braindead today. I'm cleaning everything today. Hopefully planning to run a few errands. In the meantime, I'm watching Ugly Betty and trying to think of lunch.

In good news, I think I've finally found a new pair of glasses frames. I've done the contacts every once in awhile because my vision is steadily heading south. My two pairs of current glasses aren't my current prescription, so I've been on the lookout for interesting frames. After a fairly good experience with Zenni for D, I've been checking there and Goggles4u. And I think I've finally picked one out.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Return to Summer

Blouse - H&M, swap
Belt - Guess, gift
Skirt - unknown, thrifted
Shoes - Louboutin, ebay

I realized yesterday, I had only worn one of the two tops that I got in the swap with Heather. This particular top is a bit challenging to me. It's blouse-y and cut a bit taller than I am. It's also very emboobening. Paired with a bright skirt and open toe shoes because Summer ain't ova' yet! Seriously if tomorrow is this hot/bright, I'll be hunting a shady spot for pictures.

School starts next week (this Saturday for the Hubs). I'm dying from the wait. I also have no clue what to wear on the first day!

Have you joined our latest Fashion Challenge? It starts first thing this September, and we'd love to have you. We're remixing our items from the new to forgotten, summer to fall, why not join in and find some inspiration from the clothes you already own.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fall Forward

Top - Vera for Kohls, swap
Belt - thrifted
Paris Pumps - John Fluevog

I tried planning ahead for my week of clothes. I felt a bit in a rut. This outfit has by far been my favorite. I adored the autumnal colors. I still can't believe this skirt used to be a men's shirt. If Hubs doesn't watch out, his closet may become prey to my sewing machine.

Also thanks to my best friend, M, I'm planning to hit Super Saturday for two ties and I plan on making belts! Belts! I always find gorgeous silk ties and while I know many people can carry off a tie, I don't feel I'm one of them. So keep an eye out because I'm hoping to make a tutorial for tie transformations.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pink and Red

 Pink top - FXXI, thrifted
Shorts - Express Blues, thrifted
Vest - All Saints
Shoes - Fly London
Bag - Ecko red, thrifted

When I was doing my informal Red Week, Wendy asked me to post a picture of what I would have worn if I paired pink and red. Normally, I'm all over the challenge of color blocking, but I seriously have only a few pink pieces. I was already dressed, but couldn't decide what shoes would go well. My Fly London pumps have been sort of neglected lately, so I figured I'd still take the challenge of pairing pink and red.

Things have been a bit tense today, but I'm still shooting for positivity and getting things done. I finally found and ordered my fall jacket. I've started slowly putting summer things away. It's really too early to do so, but there's some stuff that I know I probably won't wear again before the temperatures drop. You may have noticed that I've really turned towards a lot of denim lately. I'm ready for skinny jeans and boots. And layers, glorious layers.

Stuck in that end of summer rut? Ready for fall as much as I am? Join Keely and I in our latest Fashion Challenge.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fashion Challenge: Remix Week


Are you guys ready?! The latest installment of Fashion Challenge is soon to begin. Hosted by your's truly and the ever-fantastic Keely, we started strong with Super Stripes, moved onto a Fruits inspired spring, and sizzled up the summer with Trends. Now pulling inspiration from your own closet during this transitional time of the year - we're REMIXING! Wanna join? Here's how:

1. Save the button above and put it in your sidebar or in your participating posts.*

2. Leave a comment and Link Up on this post by September 5th.
Please let me know if you experience any problems
with the new link up system.

3. Dress up from Monday, September 5th to Friday, September 9th
*Dress up for whichever themes work best for you. 
One or all five days, we welcome all participants.

4. At the end of the week email Keely ( your favorite 
Fashion Challenge photo so you can be part of the round-up.

Fancy Monday

Top - Como Petites, thrifted 
Skirt - IZ Byer, thrifted
Sandals - Van Eli, thrifted

This past weekend wasn't my weekend (seriously, I tripped getting out of bed!). So I tried to start today off on a good foot by picking out some pre-made outfits this week. I guess that got the ball rolling because Arizona tea was on sale, I got everything done on time today, and I'm feeling pretty good.

And to top if off, I've got good news for everyone! Keely and I alllmost have the next Fashion Challenge hammered out. I'll have the post with all the info up for you asap! So keep a look out. We're also brainstorming the next two challenges. If you have an idea for Challenge, feel free to drop me or Keely an email.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Starry Saturday

 Tee - Theme, thrifted
Jeans - American Eagle, gift
Flats - United Nude
Bandanna and socks - gifts
White wrist bandage - c/o my klutzy self*

I'm heading over to Mom's this afternoon for some True Blood catch-up. So I thought I'd wear a couple of new things. First the jeans. These are the summer weight jeans were from her shopping spree. I try on literal dozens upon dozens, and she gets me the right fit on the first try. Goodjob, Mom! I swear I should just send her shopping for me.

Second the head band Bandanna, really. Part of the sweet haul my mom got for me. It's a star printed bandanna with an almost navy to lime green gradient. I complained to her that I didn't have any bandannas (last one was borrowed). Having short hair leaves you with little option for styling. So she ran across this one and thought of me. I decided to wear a matchy loose top because my girl, Annabelle, is now an indoor kitty! So there will be lots of playing with cats today.

*It's a burn!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friend Friday: Dream Job

Top - 4ever young
Capris - thrifted
Boots - John Fluevog, ebay

1. Fess up – if you could do anything professionally what would it be?

I'd start my own personal shopping business. Not just limited to clothing, but helping people who are unable to pick up dry cleaning, go grocery shopping, make that extra stop in their day.

Or read for a living, but that involves writing.

2. What draws you to this?

I'm good at shopping. I always have been. I can find great deals, know how to utilize coupons. I like helping people, but not in the traditional sense. I prefer to work with individuals who need my help rather than try to sell product or credit cards to customers who just want to buy their stuff and get out of my store.

3. When did you first start dreaming about this ideal?

I've only recently realized I want to do this, but it's kind of been ruminating back there in the old noggin all along.

4. What’s holding you back from going all in?

No driver's license. No business license, no money to start up, no idea if there's even a need for this service. Fear of the current economy. I think the question is what is pushing this forward?

5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest… what’s one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream?

I suppose getting off my butt and signing up for a small business class out at the college or getting my driver's license. I also feel like I need to finish my degree before setting off on my own business adventure. Priorities just haven't skewed that way yet. Maybe someday.

I'm spending today in "sweats". I'm feeling a bit under the weather. But hey, I do have a new book to read and some tortellini in the fridge begging to be made into chicken "noodle" soup.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Five am shop

 Tank - thrifted
Vest - Express, thrifted
Trouser - INC, thrifted
Vans-look-alike - RYZ, gift

Still on the weird end of this sleep-fixing thing. I needed to run to the store for half and half (for coffee) and haircolor (forgot it the other day, maybe due to the sleep thing?). D and I decided breakfast was also in order. Everyone wears sequins to grocery shop and grab breakfast at 5 am right?

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I also wore out my new shoes for the first time. I tossed my old Vans since they were more than worse for wear. I had them from 2004-2010 I believe. So a pretty good run. I also got rid of many of my Chucks months ago since they had been around even longer. I don't wear 'casual' shoes all that frequently, but since my mom doesn't have a car - we walk everywhere. She bemoaned my lack of "walking shoes" until she finally just got me a pair of slip-on sneakers. I like them - the abstract design has a very Cheshire grin. Moms are the best, yeah?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Get Along

 Orange Tunic - Hecho Mano, thrifted
Harness - Audra Jean 
Shorts - Express Blues, thrifted
Boots - Frye
Belt-as-bracelet - thrifted
Earrings - gift

Little doggie. Hahah! Sorry, I'm currently in the midst of fixing my sleep schedule before school starts back. Comments will be sporadic, but I'm trying to document what I wear and schedule it within my normal posting times. For something entirely different than yesterday, rich reds and browns. I even took some inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers by wearing a belt as a wrist cuff.

This tunic is neither a top nor skirt, but I've worn it as both. I have no idea what it's original purpose is because it's barely long enough at the slit to be a top, but plenty long to be a skirt. Maybe it was originally a swim cover-up. It's sort of thin and seer-sucker-like in texture.

You may also have noticed my new banner. A bit premature, I like to switch things up 3-4 times a year, but I did some experimenting over the weekend and came up with a few new options. You may have noticed my Doodles Page I added not too long ago underneath my header. While I frequently swap crafts and have done a couple of giveaways, but I am available for commission if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ankle Pants

 Top - the Limited, thrifted
Denim Ankle Pants - Levi, thrifted, gifted
Shoes - Michael Antonio, thrifted
Necklace and Earrings - via Mom

Okay, so I adore Ee of Eek! for her ankle pants based outfits. I've just never had the guts before to buy myself a pair. Mom gifted me this pair from one of her thrifting hauls, so I had no way to say no! I originally had on my Louboutins with this outfit, but D made a face. He usually doesn't have many opinions on what I wear, but I knew that if he had a strong reaction that I needed to change shoes. I haven't gotten much wear out of these pumdals (pumps+sandals) since they're kind of ~fancy~ so I gave 'em a shot.

The linen blend knit top was my last thrifting purchase before my self-imposed ban. I'm hoping to do a write-up once things get official. Currently I'm no longer thrifting, but I'm still looking for the right fall jacket to come my way and to purchase some much needed wool tights from my favorite place: Sock Dreams! But in light of this shopping ban - keep an eye out because Keely and I are currently discussing not only the next Fashion Challenge, but the next two. We're really excited about this.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Breeze Break

 Cardigan - Xhilaration, swap
Tank dress - Faded Glory
Belt - Rugged Warehouse
Shoes - X-appeal, thrifted

'Scuse me while I bask in the sun and cool breeze. If I didn't know better I'd be pulling out my knits and wools right now. But I know better so I decided to squeak in this cardigan from Keely. It's got a navy base, and I struggle a bit with navy since I don't own navy shoes or accessories, or well much navy at all. But it's got a very cool burnt out texture/pattern so I'll happily learn to work with it. I knew the first outfit I'd wear it with would be my red tank dress, perfect for a cool summer day.

I've worn this particular tank dress a documented 11 times. It cost me $7, making the PPW = 63p. Now, I got rid of the other two tank dresses, one gave away, the other donated because I didn't like it. I've gotten so much wear out of this one. I wish when I had bought them they had subdued colors. I really like the fit of this particular tank dress. It's not tight at the bottom, has a bit of an A-line to it. Absolutely indispensable for days when you need comfortable clothing.

It's really time to update my hair color. I'm debating whether to keep waiting until I can get some henna ordered or if I want to just use a box dye.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sew Sunday: Metal Edition

Are you an ex-goth like me? Do you still have bondage pants lurking in your closet? I hung onto mine for conventions/raves, but even then I rarely attached the chains. I was lurking in Jonanns thinking of making the shoulder to neck style metal jewelry thing that's been pretty popular around the etsy-verse, but then I dug out the goth-chains and realized I wanted to do something a little more over the top.

What you'll need:
Needle nose pliers
Chain/metal cutters
jump rings [in case your chains don't open at the links]
claw clips
various sizes of chain [small for a more delicate look, thicker for over the top, different colors for a unique look!]
Wire - [Just in case!]

Start by taking the chain you want as your main piece and loop it behind your neck and back. I used a bracelet looped through the area over my bust so I could measure my length. Leave yourself a little slack. I happened to have a huge claw clip laying around. I highly suggest having two, one at the neck, one behind the back. I wish I had done that myself. I then grabbed a thinner chain and replaced the bracelet I had as my place holder. Gradually lengthening the chain, adding just a bit of slack to let the middle chains hang. Unless you use equal weights of chain, it's probably going to be taut across the top chain. It's gonna take some playing with to get things just right, but have fun, and feel free to show me if you decide to make your own!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scatterbrained Luck

Shirt - vintage, gifted
Jeans - American Eagle, thrifted
Chain harness - DIY project (tutorial coming soon!)
Boots - Fluevog, ebay
Today was Mom Day. We've pretty much decided Cowboys and Aliens might not happen unless she hits a good day (not busy) midweek before school starts for me. But I still went a little bit rock and roll. I made this chain harness thing earlier this week. I've seen them all over etsy, and I've got all these bits and bobs laying around that I knew could be put together. It helped to add some shape to this boxy vintage top from my mom. I ended up giving it away to a friend of her's (swapping for a tshirt) because it was a bit big.

I'm nearing the end of my shopping days. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you'll know that my husband lost his job awhile back. We're both going back to school, and will be looking forward to the possibility of actual university in future years. So in the interest of saving and all that, I'll be looking into a ban shortly after school starts. I've got a list of holes in my winter wardrobe that I've yet to fill, like a midweight jacket and some warm tights that I'll be picking up soon, but otherwise my winter-drawer is full this year. I hit my last thrifting trip on Wednesday, to a bit of a disappointment (found one shirt), but as luck would have it, my mom found me tons of goodies this past week! Today I got a pair of white capris, pair of jeans, a l/s Henley, a star print bandanna, and a pair of shoes! Incredible. I can't find jeans that fit after trying on 50 different pairs (for real), but my mom nails it in one go. So I definitely had a great weekend.

What did you do over the weekend? Are you looking forward to the change in season?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Red Bum!

 Top - FXXI, thrifted
Jeans - Divided, thrifted
Belt - thrifted
Boots - Fluevog, ebay

I'm crazy for red bottoms! From skirts to pants to tights, I've been obsessed. I've always felt red is my power color. These skinny jeans were my second pair of 99p red pants. The first being the linen trousers from earlier this week. I picked these up off the sale rack and checked the tag. I scoffed at the "Size 8" (edited to add: because these looked too small, I thought they were mislabeled), after further tag investigation I found out these were a UK 8 (US 4).

This outfit is inspired by Keely's color blocked outfit. I finally came across some royal blue! While not my favorite piece in the world, I think it will adorable tucked into skirts. Happy Friday! I leave you with a roundup of all my red bottomed outfits.

Also are you a member of Pinterest? You can find me there now.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Citrine Bread

Tunic as top - INC, swap
Skirt - unknown, thrifted
pumps - John Fluevog

No this isn't a post about the bizarre fruity asian bread pastries, but a fusion of my day and my outfit. I came across this skirt and squealed with happiness. I'm a long time lover of watermelon-y things. This rind-like dyed skirt was so perfect. I don't think I even tried it on. It also has no tag or other markings than a letter and number series. I think it might be boutique or a sample piece.

I was racking my brain last night for a good pairing and thought this tunic would work great tucked in. In hindsight this outfit would have been perfection for Fruits Week. I don't know what in the world is going on with my hair today. Ally mentioned in my comments yesterday that green is underrated! I so agree, because green is such a fabulous color that can give an impact as great as red if used right.

For the bread part of today, D and I had lunch at Panera and dropped by the grocery to pick up - what else, bread! Any big plans for the weekend? I'm hoping to try and see Cowboys and Aliens again. Happy Almost-Friday!

Edited to add: Yes, this is super matchy matchy. ...and I love it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Linen Pineapples

Dress - Sigrid Oslen, thrifted
Belt - thrifted
Moccasins - Minnetonka, thrifted, gifted
Necklace - borrowed from MIL
My Mother-in-law invited me to shop at one of the bigger Goodwills with her today. (which is why this post is so late) I thought bigger store would equal better hauls, but boy was I wrong. Between Super Saturday and last Wednesday's thrifting trip, I had a pretty good haul. But today I only came out with one shirt! One! Oh well, I decided to pick up some length of chain at Joanne's to try my hand at making a piece of jewelry I've wanted for awhile. It may show up in a tutorial if I have the time/energy.

Hubs suggested I wear my pineapple dress once more before summer's end. The dress doesn't lend itself to tons of different remix possibilities, but it is cool and comfortable. My MIL also let me borrow this awesome green necklace for the day. Overall today wasn't that bad, and hey Hubs did the laundry for me too.

Also my movie recommendation for the day: Calendar Girls. Not only is it empowering to women, it brings awareness to Leukemia and has the amazing Philip Glenister (of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes fame).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bumming around

Tank - vintage, thrifted
Belt - gifted
Trousers - Express, thrifted
Flats - Sam and Libby, thrifted
Today's a rest day. Finally. D and I are bumming around the house. I'm planning on cooking dinner and watching marathons of How Do I Look. I picked out comfy pieces to sit around the house, but still okay in case we do have to go somewhere. Red linen pants, a thrifted black tank, and basic flats. I added the pop of yellow belt, with thanks to Heather. The sweet belt buckle was nice to play down the harness-look of the tank. I snatched this up super fast at Super Saturday. I knew it would mostly be a house-clothes piece, but it's so cute (and I'm pretty sure 80s to early 90s due to the tag).

I finally cut off about an inch from these trousers. They were really long. And yes, filled with wrinkles. When I wear linen I just accept the wrinkles and go ahead and let them be as wrinkled as they want. I just pretend it's my 'texture' for the day. (Color, Pattern, Texture, Shine, Remember that!)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blogger love

Hat - Stolen from D
Blouse - Mixit, thrifted
Shorts - St.John's Bay, thrifted
Pumps - Poetic License, ebay

After a kind of rough weekend, I headed to the post office to mail a package to Sheila, the one who gifted me my awesome yellow skirt. My favorite part of the blogging world has been swapping and gifting via snail mail. I've gotten handmade jewelry, craft swaps, clothing swaps, and today got an unexpected gift from Heather in the mail! A yellow belt! Thank you so much! I can't wait to wear it.

I felt goofy today, so I decided to try out my black framed glasses with this funky retro print top. I've been obsessed with hats of all things, and decided to wear D's "cabbie hat". I also realized I hadn't worn my Poetic License pumps. I don't know if it's summer-swollen feet or what but they actually seemed to fit well. I talked myself into having a cheesesteak sandwich from Lenny's Sub Shop today. They're so good and the delicious smell made me cave.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Weekend That Wasn't

 Headband - DIY project
Dress - All Saints
Socks - liberated from D's closet
Shoes - Eject, ebay

This weekend was chock full of plans. That didn't happen. I planned to go to the Nashville First Saturday Art Crawl again with DH and a mutual friend, but our friend canceled due to a family issue. I didn't have the energy to drag along alone because the galleries are not D's favorite thing. So I compromised by hitting Goodwill for the Super Saturday sale. I shopped more for others than myself. Fun, but unfortunately spent alone. I was already dressed up, so this is what I had planned for gallery hopping. Heather suggested headbands for mixing up my hair, so I topped with my DIY headband.
Bandanna - borrowed
Top - Velocity, thrifted
Jeans - One Star, thrifted
Boots - Frye
Purse - Red by marc ecko, thrifted

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Then Sunday I planned to see Cowboys and Aliens with my mom.  For the second weekend in a row, we had to cancel the movie and head back to her place. I was already dressed up in my rough and tough boots, jodhpurs-ish jeans, a retro-y top. I didn't have a hat and forgot to borrow Mom's the week before, so I decided to take a suggestion from B. Inspired and try a 'scarf'. Although in this case, a bandanna a la Rosie the Riveter. I borrowed Mom's hat this week in hopes we'll catch the movie this weekend.

I also carried my "new" purse. I found this huge bag in Goodwill last Wednesday and fell head over heels for it. I am pretty sure it'll carry all my school stuff. After today's test run, I'll probably carry it well into fall as a purse.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Jean Genie

Top (xhilaration) , jeans (converse one star)- target new stock, thrifted
Flats - Sam and Libby, thrifted
Necklace - via Mom
It's Friday, finally! The weather finally decided to back off and it was a breezy 80F with 93% humidity. So I decided to hazard one pair of my new jeans. Both pairs were skinny motocross inspired jeans: one lighter, one darker with different seaming. The other pair has seaming around the knee, and these have little zippers at the bottom. Even though I'm getting past skinny jeans, I couldn't pass these up. I had been lusting after a pair of moto-cross like jeans from Ayya Wear, but they were out of my price range. I happily forked over $7 a pair for these.

I also decided to try mixing up my hair. I know the average person doesn't like claw clips, but my hair is too short/thick to work with much else. I like the not-quite pigtail look. Also since it's Friday night, you guys should totally rock out to some Bowie, because I totally am.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Vest - Express, thrifted
Tank dress - Faded Glory
Skirt - H&M
Paris Pumps - John Fluevog

So yesterday while thrifting, I happened upon a number of sequined pieces. I tried on a bronzed sequin tank (too big). While searching later, I picked up a black sequined vest and giggled to myself "Who would wear this on a normal day?! Oh wait, me." and I put it in my cart. I also came out with a top, two pairs of awesomesauce brand new jeans for $7 a piece, and a school bag (okay it's a purse, but it's ginormous).

Since red and black sequins always makes me think Big Top, I added the striped underskirt for the extra bit of circus-y fun. Sorry to everyone who wanted pictures of the basset, she went home before I finished grocery shopping today. I'm so behind on things this week. Adding more plans to my already loaded plate, I'm thinking about hitting the Art Crawl once more before school starts. Any suggestions for Art-tastic Inspiration?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Browns and Brights

Top - Attention, thrifted
Skirt - DIY project
Wood Bangle - thrifted
Bag, moccasins (Minnetonka) - gifted and thrifted via Mom

I could hardly wait to wear this skirt. Hubs was nice enough to go ahead and do laundry so I could wear it thrifting today. I had no clue what to pair with it for 100+ degree day, but this thin cotton top was laying at the bottom of my drawer. I paired it with my moccasins, my newly thrifted wooden bangle and this adorable purse my mom bought me.

My inlaws are 'babysitting' my nephew's Basset Hound. She's a sweetheart, but she's still very young and hyper-active. She rushed to greet me when I got back from Goodwill and now my leg is scratched. I hope it goes down by tomorrow otherwise I'll be in pants.

I absolutely need to link you to two blogs today. Go check out Heather at Style Journey in a super chic outfit with an adorable cherry pin. While you're at it, check out Ee's new hair over at Eek!, so freaking cute.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Need to Move

Tank - Cynthia Rowley, swap
Short - Express, thrifted
Boots - Fluevog, ebay

I usually prefer a hot day to a cold one. But today the heat has finally gotten to me. Another running errands day in the hottest part of the day because we missed bank hours yesterday. After only an hour and a half, I feel heatsick. I'm drinking a tall Arizona green tea and laying under the fan now. But I am accomplished today. Got everything I needed done, and I plan to finish watching the BBC 1981 version of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy this evening. Shaping up much better than Monday.

I had no idea what to wear today. I've been wanting to wear this tank again since Trends week, and while I had the recommendation to wear with leggings, the only color leggings I own are a jean-like blue. So I decided my worn in shorts would dress it down. Before anyone asks, yep boots. When it's this hot, my feet like to be encased in cotton that will absorb sweat and not blister.

How're you staying cool this summer? Anyone in the opposite hemisphere missing the heat?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Case of the Mondays

 Tee - Old Navy
Skirt - H&M, thrifted
Flats - Sam and Libby, thrifted

Yep it's Monday. Ridiculously hot, frustrating Monday. Tried checking in at my college bookstore to price school books, and omg so expensive. Throw a number of other factors in and it's definitely a case of Mondays. Hope your day is going better than mine.

This outfit is inspired by an old anthro dress that was hugely popular in the knockoff arena (or possibly it was a knockoff itself?). It was a twofer type dress with a green tank and black (navy?) and white striped skirt. I knew I'd be venturing out for walking, heat and too many errands today so I stuck with flats and washable cottons. I plan to spend this evening curled up in an air conditioned house with a good book.

Also a special thanks to Cara for the sweet shoutout today. Go check out her blog for other awesome blogger rec's.