The White Dress

Monday, May 28, 2012

Dress: borrowed, Urban Outfitters (thanks Emma)
Jacket: Anthropologie
Purse: Anthropologie
Bracelet: ...Anthropologie...
Headband: ...this is getting repetitive...
Shoes: Banana Republic

White dresses. There are few things as magical.
Wore this out after working one day last week.

I've been hunting for my own version of this dress for years to no avail. It's not that there haven't been contenders or interesting options - I've just never found the one that is everything I'm hoping for:

1) extremely elaborate lace in substantially weighty fabric
2) see through sleeves and a see-through bottom
3) a nipped waist WITHOUT going all Snow White Empire-y
4) a full 3/4 length sleeve or a tank sleeve - nothing in the middle
5) enough punch to keep it from looking too...bride-y

So until the right one comes along, I borrow from my fabulous roommate's closet, throw on some accessories, and call it a perfect stopgap.

I feel obligated to divulge that I've been listening to a lot of Taylor Swift lately. I guess it explains my sudden attraction to all things sweet and sparkly and angelic. Ugh barf, listen to me.

Speaking of music,
I'm working on a Summer Playlist for SWIILPT.
It'll be T-Swift free, it'll be bomb. Promise.

I can't even begin to explain what my hair is doing. It looks like there is an enormous furry spider uncurling it's legs on my head.

Jacket: here
Purse: here, here
Shoes: here, here

Happy Memorial Day, friends.

This Outfit Was Not A Mistake

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sweater: Anthropologie
Blouse: Anthropologie
Shorts: H&M (men's department)
Belt: came attached to a skirt, Forever 21
Shoes: Converse
Nailpolish: Wet n Wild "Everybody Loves Redmond"
Purse: gift, Kate Spade (thanks Mai)

This one...
Let's just say if I was famous, US Weekly would be really unkind to me this week.
But fuck you and your insistence on normative dressing, US Weekly, I think it rocks!!!!!%#@&*

I wore this on a cold morning/hot afternoon day spent walking around my fair city.

This sweater is so cuddly it even makes my mean cat want to hang out with me.

Purse: here, here
Shorts: here
Sweater: here

Off to enjoy a 3-day weekend! BALLER!

Thanks Mom

Sunday, May 13, 2012

[My mama hiking in Hurricane Ridge in the 70s]

My Mom is the bomb for a number of reasons. Here are a few highlights:

1 - she used to wear her hair like this, and wore this outfit HIKING
2 - she motivates everyone she meets
3 - she taught me everything I know about style and grace and gumption
4 - she introduced me to the beatles (and was once in an all-girl beatles cover band called the ladybugs)
5 - she taught me how to be a musician

Happy Mother's Day dudes. 

Boy Girl, Boy Girl

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Blazer: Forever 21
Button down: Forever 21
Necklaces: J Crew
Pants: Anthropologie (available here)
Shoes: Nine West
Sunglasses: Anthropologie

Work outfit, + heels = drink outfit.

Just me and my favorite bellhop/boyfriend blazer, hanging out on a weeknight.

To balance out the boyish top half I added some sparkly gems and some, um, attention grabbing black silk pants. They might not look like much in these photos, but trust me, if you like your bottom half to look like the best version of itself, you might want to consider them.

Still doing the enormous/frizzy/a-shaped hair thing, still loving it.

Shirt: here, here, here
Necklace: here, here, here
Shoes: here, here
Blazer: here, here, here

Its the freakin weekend baby I'm bout ta have me some funnnnnnn.

The Girl vs. the Blog

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blazer: J Crew
T shirt: American Apparel
Headband: Forever 21
Sunglasses: thrifted
Belt: ...who knows...
Ring: gift, Ann Taylor (thanks Mom)
Jeans: Banana Republic
Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW
Toe nailpolish: Wet n Wild FastDry "Everybody Loves Redmond"

I wore the headband/blazer combo to work yesterday with a fancy dress, and changed into this when I got home.

The thing (well, a thing) about blogging is that it fuels my clothing addiction in the worst way. I've noticed my obsession with clothes become a more physical thing, where it was once mostly visual. Not great. I don't want to end up a crazy hoarder, and I don't want to fuel the awful idea that we should all just amass a whole bunch of stuff for the sake of showing it off to each other. Gross gross gross.

As part of an effort to beat the beast, I'm cleaning out my closet, donating everything I can, throwing out what I can't donate, and recycling the things I truly love into regular rotation.

And that is how this outfit came to be! Made up entirely of clothes I've had for at least 3 years. (Except the bow headband & the shoes)

I can't give these shoes up. I almost like them more now that they're destroyed. They feel like well worn point shoes.

Blazer: here, here
T-shirt: here
Jeans: here

I have a whole day off today!
Tis a Christmas miracle!

Opposites Attract

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Necklace: gift, Amrita Singh (thanks Bizzy)
Blouse: J Crew (on excellent sale here)
Skirt: Gap
Tights: J Crew
Boots: borrowed, Frye via Anthropologie (thanks Emma)
Sunglasses: Anthropologie
Ring: gift, Ann Taylor (thanks Mom)
Nailpolish: Wet n Wild "Everybody Loves Redmond"

An unlikely union: bright chunky jewelry, paisley, and cowboy boots.

Wore this on a night out toasting a very important birthday, one that I'll soon be celebrating, too -
the big 25. Such a monumental occasion calls for monumental 'tude.

My mom got me this cocktail ring ages ago, and I've just started getting it into rotation. I find myself wearing more rings than bangles lately. Bangles are fun, but they're noisy. [Firstworldproblems, ugh.]

Can't believe this necklace hasn't already been on the blog. Bizzy sent it to me for Christmas and I've been wearing it at least a couple of times a week. I'm floored by how it manages to go with every single thing in my closet.

I've been experimenting like crazy with my hair. Since I don't want to cut it (I've finally stopped having a constant internal conflict about this, believe me, it took years), I want to figure out every possible different way I can wear it. This is called I Got Halfway Through Straightening, Got Bored, Threw in The Towel/Some Texturizer. I kind of love it.

Last seen:

...actually, other than these babies, nothing in this outfit has been on SWIILPT before!

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It's the biggest time suck on earth and I'm loving it.