Thursday, June 30, 2011

favorite dress

dress - thrifted, tights - target, shoes - aldo, jacket - cotton on (australia), silk scarf - vintage
As you can probably tell by the frequency with which this dress appears on my blog, it is my favorite. This simple little thrifted 90s dress (I can't remember how much I paid for it but I'm guessing around 5 dollars) has probably been worn more than anything else in my closet. It's amazing to layer, in fact, this outfit is probably my favorite thing I've ever worn. I wore the crap out of this during my Europe trip, both is lovely warm Paris and layered all up in freezing Reykjavik. I love it's simplicity in the summer. I can throw it on with a pair of sandals and grab my jean jacket and that's all, or in the winter I can use it to build a somewhat complicated but cozy outfit. 

Do you have a favorite piece of clothing? What is it? Is it sentimental, flattering, functional, versatile, or romantic? Is there a story behind it? Do you wear it all the time or just for special occasions? Is it expensive or cheap?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

ugh, I've been having some trouble uploading photos on the few days I actually have internet access. thus, no blogging. it sucks an extra lot because I was trying to blog pictures from my epic solo European adventure which I totally want to share with you guys. I have a gazillion pictures although not a ton of me and my outfits. mainly of parks. ugh, I just want to show you them! and ramble and talk about how amazing it was.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


dress - secondhand, tights - target, moccasins - target, bag - liberty of london for target, scarf - thrifted

I like the whole colorblocking thing but I don't know that I can go full out with it. So a simple black dress with lots of colorful accessories works for me. I love these shoes and tights together and have paired them up many times before. I wanted a scarf with some pink in it (I have a pink and orange one I planned on using) but I could only find this all orange one. It still worked. I have noticed that anytime I wear something in my hair, people notice a lot. I get more compliments when I wear headscarves than probably anything else ever.

Monday, June 20, 2011

I could do better

tee - target, dress - thrifted, skirt - thrifted, tights - uo, boots - thrifted

Oh god, I love the stupid squinting face and weird-armed pose in this photo. Don't think I'm too vain to post unflattering pictures of myself on my blog. This (and most of my recent posts) is not super current since I've been awful about photographing my outfits lately. Which is a bummer because I've worn some cute stuff. But I've been so busy going to things and doing things that I haven't taken pictures. So we're stuck with stuff like this.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

flesh and bone by the telephone

tee - target, hoodie - ae, skirt - thrifted, tights - target, shoes - aldo

Now that I've trimmed my bangs, I'm kind of missing the longer ones pinned back like this. Constant struggle to determine what the eff I want to do with my hair. What problems! Oh, and these tights are purple, which you can hardly see in this photo. Bleh.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

someone tell me to shut up about the weather

shirt - thrifted, sweater - uo, cords - gap, pink moccasins - target, bag - liberty of london for target, strawberry popsicle - safeway

Seriously, don't I sound like a fucking broken record? Yay, it's hot! Now it's not, when will it be hot again? That's all I talk about. Am I old? This picture kind of is, like maybe the beginning of the month. It's a boring work outfit I wore on a nice day when I wanted to feel summery.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

weather complaints

shirt - thrifted alternative apparel, pants - target, boots - thrifted

I would give anything for this sort of weather to be a bit more constant. I love love love summer weather and just want it to be hot and sunny for ever. I think I need to move! My friend and I were looking at houses for rent in Georgia and oh my god, there was a 4 bedroom house with a clawfoot tub (!) for about what we would pay for a shitty 2 bedroom apartment here. I just want to live somewhere hot! It's hot in Georgia, right?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

sockless summer

shirt - urban outfitters, cardigan - urban outfitters, corduroys - gap, shoes - steve madden, bag - liberty of london for target

I'm trying to get back in the habit of regular blogging and not wait weeks to post pictures. So in the spirit of that goal, here is what I wore today. Finally the weather is nice! Yesterday was crazy hot and I went to a graduation party for one of my friends. Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures but it was the perfect day for a barbecue. Today was also gorgeous but I had to work.

When I first got these shoes a couple months ago I wasn't so sure about them. They needed breaking in since they weren't too comfortable. Now they're super comfy even without socks and I think I'll wear them a ton this summer. I still want them to get a bit more beat up and dirty looking since they're too light and clean right now. But that'll happen, 'cause I'll wear the hell out of them.