True Blue

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jacket: thrifted
Dress: thrifted
Sunglasses: thrifted
Belt: vintage
Shoes: thrifted
Earrings: vintage, gift (thanks Gram)
Lipstick: "Rogue Wave", colorlab (thanks Marie)

This post also could have been called "Watch Marie Attempt to Use A Cheap Auto Shutter Release".
It didn't go well.
Hence, that ^ expression.

Anyway! I think this is the first time I can say everything in this outfit is vintage and/or thrifted!

I think I wore this sometime around the fourth of July. Honestly I don't remember anymore. Blogging has become more of a hassle than anything else for me this summer. I started this blog because I wanted a place to catalog thoughts and images and outfits, and I'm not sure I need the same space right now. I try to keep it up out of habit, then realize I'm only doing it for that reason, and then I'm not sure whether or not it's a good enough reason. But then again, this blog was one of the things that taught be how to be consistent and dedicated, and I really value that.

I know I'm not the only person to feel like this about blogging. What do you guys think?

Is it worth sticking it out and making yourself post,
even if your heart isn't in it for a while?

The dress, jacket and shoes were found on the same fateful thrift trip last month, and I've been wearing all three pieces a lot. In fact I've already stripped the shoes - I need to get them repaired...

Belt: here
Glasses: here

I hope your summers are finishing out beautifully.
Oh, btw, my disqus account is being wonky so all your sweet comments have dissapeared into the ether for a while - but I'm tryyyying (*cough cough, disqus support, where the eff are you*) to get them back.

Ballerina Dreams

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sunglasses: thrifted
Tank: Urban Outfitters
Belt: thrifted
Shorts: Anthropologie
Bracelet: H&M, Orchid Lane, stolen from sisters
Shoes: Nine West
Toenail polish: Essie, "Mint Candy Apple"

I am writing this post from San Francisco...Chicago, you know I love you, but man oh man am I considering a permanent relocation. Everything here is painted pastel colors. And there are clouds in the streets. And there are colorful fire escapes on every other building. And there is ocean in every direction. And there are street cars that look like post cards. And everybody wears denim jackets really successfully. Sigh....

I once promised myself I'd never wear these shorts without tights - I guess I should know better than to ever say never by now.

This outfit is a combination of all my daily hot day choices. 

A tissue thin tank
+ short, wide, enormous shorts
+ a sock bun
+ strappy sandals
+a swipe of blush

I never noticed that I like racerback silhouettes til this year - I actually never noticed that it was much different from a regular back.

Belt: here
Shorts: here
Sandals: here
Bracelet: here
Sunglasses: here

Tomorrow I leave SF and head to LA.
Sending all my California love, friends.