Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter Chill

Jacket - Ruff Hewn, ebay
Sweater - Jones Sport, thrifted
Cords - J.Crew, thrifted
Boots - Yuchen, ebay
Harness - Audra Jean

So I think the general consensus is that it's too cold for sanity. Or leaving warm blankets and bad television. But I still had to leave the house which meant I needed to be dressed. So I took an outfit I already knew worked, tossed on some accessories, and a jacket (and a coat).

I don't have much to say so I stole these questions from Beth's blog:


If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?  Telekinesis. Super power for the powerfully lazy and OCD.

The movie or the book? Books are always better, but movies are an interesting way to keep fandom alive and bring stories to a wider mainstream audience.

Beach or mountains?  Mountains I guess, though I get sick at going up and down altitudes.

Coke or Pepsi?  Coke.

Flats or heels?  flats

For whatever reason, you have to start your entire wardrobe, shoes included, over from scratch and you can only buy 15 pieces.  What are they?  A good pair of boots (cydwoq), a good pair of shoes (trippen), a good pair of sandals (cydwoq), three dresses, three skirts, five tops, and a pair of jeans. That's 15 right?

Thrift or retail?  thrifting.

Chinese or Mexican food?  Chinese food. I dunno, I'm not big on Mexican spices like cilantro or cumin.  I like both types of food though. I'm pretty sure there are few foods I don't like. (No mushrooms)


22 comments:

  1. I love that jacket; I thrifted a black leather one with a very similar cut and collar a while back, but it's too bloody cold to wear it now!

    Also, I longed for you today when I was out; I stumbled across a Fly London clearance sale at Jones the Bootmaker, and thought you'd love it. :)

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  2. Great answers Megan. I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm not much of a reader but would def choose thriftiness over retail, obviously. Love the bright colors today. Colorado must've lucked out weather wise because our high tomorrow is 70!!!!! I can't wait!

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  3. Yay for questions and answers! I know the feeling of being short on words!

    I absolutely love the pink and green combo, it makes me think of spring, which makes me smile on a super cold MN day!!

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  4. Love the harness with this look, Megan. Your 15 piece wardrobe sounds yummy, I am tempted some days to try such a radically small one, but I don't think I ever will : >

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    1. I'm sure if I wasn't cataloging my daily looks, I could be quite happy with such a small wardrobe, but looking at my style evolution is way to exciting to limit myself so much. Besides, it'd make me a pretty bad fashion blogger I think. I'm 100% certain that if I ever got put on What Not to Wear I'd turn down that $5k!! I love my clothes too much to ever give them up.

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  5. Ayyy, I wish I could give you some of our weather--it's been in the low sixties for the last week and too warm for me to wear some of my 30 for 30 items, haha. Mexican food is my jam and is one of the major things I'll miss if I ever move away from California...the taquerias on every corner are just so great.

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  6. Love your outfit! I think I would probably go for the same super power. Or hearing thoughts, but I imagine that could be a bit of a head ache.

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  7. That bright outfit certainly beats the cold blues. I'm currently making chilli to help with this chilly days!

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  8. Ooh, I love the bright colours all together! So zingy!

    I prefer Thai food if I'm going to eat any country's cuisine. Less deep-fried and spicier! How can you not like mushrooms??

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  9. Love cumin, but I'm with you on cilatro. Ew.

    Oddly, I'm off thrifting. I don't know what happened. Maybe it'll come back, but for now, I love the idea of "spoiling myself" with something new... and by new I mean not-owned-by-anyone-else!

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  10. Brr! It is brutal! That is such a fantastic jacket, and awesome question-answering. I'll have your mushrooms.
    (I am terrible - two blog awards and an "About" interview behind, dammit!)

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  11. I'd choose Chinese food too. The Chinese place in my neighborhood can substitute any meat dish with vegan "chicken" or "beef". It's pretty awesome, and I always get a huge bowl of edamame too. Mmmm...

    I'd don't understand cilantro at all. Why, people? It tastes like soap. :(

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    1. I agree! I know it's a genetic thing though. I also don't process milk well. *shrug* I'll opt to stick to foods that don't use it often.

      For me it's more of a process of what do I know how to cook and what can I get that's quality. I have better Chinese food available and I don't like the what if process of mexican food. I know one good place to get authentic tasty burritos, but it's pretty far away. I stick with "Soul" food, because that's what is more available to me.

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  12. It was -6 when I got in my car this morning. Layers are a most, and i like those bright colors.

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  13. As I scrolled down, it was the belt that took this outfit from great to over the top. As far as food, I like to go out for things I don't cook well. I haven't explored Thai cuisine, for example, so I love to go to Thai restaurants. Joey isn't a huge fan of Mexican food, although I'm obsessed with cilantro and lime. I love Middle Eastern food, with cumin and raisins, dates and preserved lemons, basmati rice and olives. OMG. I'm getting hungry. I love to cook rice and beans (Caribbean style), collards, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, etc. Plus I have my own salad dressing that might support me in my retirement, who knows. Everyone asks me for some after they've had it. What's better, great food or great clothes? Hard to choose. But then again, can't we have both? I think we can!!!!!

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  14. Loving all of your bright colors. I die over that jacket! I've really been gravitating toward the lime-y colors recently. Keep warm in that cold! I know we are.:)

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  15. I'm so disgruntled about the cold weather.

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  16. OMG, if this were eHarmony, you and I would so be matched...lol.

    You look like a gorgeous fruit bowl in the middle of a cold and desolate landscape. I love fruit bowls :)

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  17. Very watermelon-esque...it's nice to see something so bright and lovely during this drab winter!!

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  18. Ugh, it's freezing where I am, too. I'm not sure I can even bundle up and go on my hike, which is sad. :( But you look great! I love your jacket!

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  19. It's freezing here, too!! LOVE the lime green jacket--it really punches up the outfit!!

    I LOATHE cilantro--I'm a "supertaster" and all i taste is SOAP when I taste cilantro--UGH

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  20. I was only gonna comment on your awesome melon colored pants but...c'mon Chinese OVER Mexicana? Pffft. Cumin in a small dose is ok, not a cumin fan myself- but MEXICAN IS ONE OF THE BEST FOODS ON THE PLANET. Uh, could my opinion be any more wishy washy?

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