Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The modern oxford

crocheted top & high-waisted pants: H&M
cardigan & shoes: UO
bag: vintage
necklace: Forever 21

What warrants a new post more than new shoes? I got these for shamefully cheap the other day and I think they're kind of amazing. Christmas money spent well.

Re: Christmas, I hope everyone had a good one! My family will be celebrating on Saturday, New Year's Eve, and then I suppose I'll go out and pretend to be social and interesting.



p.s. look what Santa brought Luella! Her very first clothing item!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Things that are not me: Holiday

       What Do I Wear 

Kourtney Kardashian. Deal with it.

For the first installment of what I hope to be many weekly link roundups, I wanted to share some thing I've found via much more beautiful and fashionable ladies.  

These things are not me. I don't sparkle and I don't wear much jewelry. But I love them, and I love looking at them. I would wear all of this stuff to the pretend holiday party that my imaginary fans have invited me to. And then banned from for next year's, because I drink too much.



Monday, December 19, 2011

Put the heat on

leopard blouse: H&M (first seen here)
cardigan: UO (a favorite, here)
high-waisted pants: H&M
lace-up boots & bag: UO

My wardrobe predictability is a curse. If it's not from Urban Outfitters, H&M, Forever 21, or American Apparel, then I probably don't own it. Maybe one day I'll accept the boatloads of freebies that designers are clamoring to have me feature, but I just keep turning them down because I'm so indie and underground and I don't want to look like a sellout. 

I'm gonna bury my head in this cardigan like an ostrich and never come out. Apparently it's some sort of cold weather season.



Monday, December 12, 2011

Indoor cat


cropped sweater: H&M
skirt: thrifted (shortened & hemmed)
head scarf: thrifted
sweater tights: Target
lace-up boots, frames, & bag: UO

I might have mentioned a few dozen times before that I hate the cold. So much so that I couldn't even suck it up long enough to go outside without a coat for ten minutes for some photos. So white-walled apartment it is.
My witch boots + sweater tights = favorite winter staples, although today, the zipper on my favorite coat busted, so I'll re-arrange my priorities briefly. Any links to some bad-ass yet affordable coats would be much appreciated!



Thursday, December 8, 2011

just blacks on blacks on blacks

jacket: H&M
pants: Cheap Monday
boots: Target
purse: vintage
rings: the usual
frames: UO

I just got home from New York yesterday and I have a ton of little snapshots to sift through from my trip. Mostly inconsequential, undeserving things: my third Bellini at Yaffa, a guy with a cane, and this lady on the plane who thought both the arm rests PLUS my seat were hers. Riveting stuff.



Monday, November 28, 2011

black & tan

dress: Everly for Modcloth
boots: UO
rings: Aldo, F21, and UO

I hope everyone had a good holiday! Indulging can be uncomfortable, but luckily I'm used to putting away shameful amounts of food. And wine.

As a lucky (???) retail employee, I obviously had to work Black Friday, and we were encouraged to wear black for the happy occasion. I chose this striped number that I've only worn once or twice because I love the Peter Pan collar, but as usual, I changed right before leaving because dresses make me feel weird, especially in cold weather. I feel like tights with a dress make me look like a little pilgrim, or a five-year-old. Hitting the internet hard for inspiration.



Sunday, November 20, 2011

plaid & boots

plaid shirt: Randy's (I think H&M?)
sweater &  boots: UO
leggings & socks: Target
purse: vintage
frames: street vendor in New York

This sweater. Every. Damn. Day. It's all pilled and hole-y but it's like wearing my freaking bed. Also, I'm feeling the huge socks with boots deal lately. And flannel. I am a dude.

However, this evening: I turn female! We're getting fancy and going to a Thanksgiving potluck starring all of my favorite people in the world. I would promise lots of pictures, but even I don't believe me anymore.



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The bobbies' day off

wool sweater: vintage
blouse & spike ring: F21
pants: Cheap Monday
boots & scarf/shawl: UO

I normally wear my hair so tall & tight that I have problems smashing it into the roof of my car when I drive over bumps...also, I think it's starting to give me headaches. So I left my bobby pin nation at home on the bathroom sink. Suffice it to say, I don't really like it. I feel like it brings my already egg-shaped skull into Mr. Potato Head status. As soon as I went back inside it was promptly piled on top of my head and shoved into an elastic. Le sigh.

Have a go-to hairstyle? Discuss.



Friday, November 11, 2011

lady bag

   jacket, flats & bag: UO
leaf necklace & dress: H&M (seen in my very first post!)
belt: thrifted

When we ring this bag up at work, it's called the "Lady Bag". I don't know if that entirely describes my style. Sometimes I put together outfits for posts (like this) that, in my head, I imagine will look good- not necessarily one that I would wear exactly piece for piece. Does this make me a blog-liar? Maybe. It doesn't mean that I don't absolutely love everything I just that I would never go out looking so prim.

If I were going out, I would probably pair this jacket with some skinnies and platforms...and messier hair...and my fuschia MAC lip color...

God, I'm trashy- why do you like me??!
I'm going to go have a box of wine and watch Bravo.