Posts Tagged ‘Jewelry’
The weather hasn’t stopped being annoying. So I’m doing the long-sleeves with shorts thing. A boy in middle or highschool once told me he thought it was sexy when a girl wore long sleeves and shorts. This one is for you, Boy-I-Can’t-Remember.
Fun Fact: I wasn’t cool enough to actually wear shorts when I was IN school…I had Chicken Legs. And I was called Chicken Legs. Thanks for the calves, Kickboxer Sandhya.
This ‘statement necklace’ was something 10-year-old Sandhya picked up at a garage sale. Yes, even then, that’s what I was doing. Too bad it wasn’t really trendy until 17 or so years later.
Oh, what’s that you spy? A tattoo?
Another thing I was never cool enough for…until now it seems. Honestly, I’ve always wanted one and just been terrified of the pain. I finally found a reason that was worth it.
This one’s for you, Trigger.
But I do love the color and these pants that Bear found me at Sears. And because we bought our appliances from there and had signed up for the rewards program these were
$12 free! I love when I find great staples or things I’ll wear a bunch (things that would have been worth splurging on) at great prices.
I’ve also recently been obsessed with this super comfy skirt and top:
And this leopard print jacket with fun structured shoulders:
I have a closet the size of most dorm rooms and I’m out of hangers and almost out of space. Yet sometimes I walk in there and can’t find a damn thing to wear. As my friend Amy would say, #firstworldproblems.
I was late for date night last week and ran in and decided to just go with something super simple and this is what I came out wearing. Surprisingly I was happy – usually I feel the need to make every outfit unique. But I like the shape and comfort of this one and love my new-to-me necklace and cuff.
Skirt: Kenneth Cole Outlet
Shoes: Aldo Outlet
Necklace: Garage or Estate Sale
Purse: Gifted from Mom from Michael Kors Outlet
My darling friend Andrea and I had an eye-opening discussion recently. I already knew how much I love to shop (surprise!) and hunt for treasures. But the realization was that I wear the things once or twice and in some extra-awful cases, never, and then donate them or hold onto them for years thinking ‘one day I’ll be invited to a 60′s costume party’. Seriously.
Case in point: I’ve had the cuff and necklace worn in these pictures for months at least. And yes this is the first time I’m wearing them.
So I’m going to continue my thrifting habit (which is not to be confused with my book and magazine hoarding obsession) and wear the items a few times until the thrill is gone and then sell them online for another lucky treasure hunter to find…when I stop being lazy. Want to guess how lazy? I’ve had the Etsy store without anything in it for over a YEAR now. I have the shopping part down, it’s the uploading and pictures taking part that I’m struggling with. Go figure.
Since I work with furbabies all day and get covered in everything by the end of the day, my uniform is basically old shorts and tank tops. Add the fact that for over a month the temperature here has been 100+ degrees and there’s really no motivation to get dressed up.
Yesterday, something miraculous happened. We watched movies. In the afternoon. Y’all, we haven’t done that all year! We finally got to a point where the house is pretty much done. Seriously. Furnished, decorated, the whole bit. There are a ton of medium to long-term projects but at this point, we would be OK with folks coming over. And we’ll be even more ready in a couple weeks when we have our Housewarming.
So we celebrated with drinks and movies and then went out for a dinner party at our friends’, so I finally got a chance to get dressed up….nothing too fancy. Perfect end to the weekend!
Top: Thrifted, $3 - Jeans: AG, $100 - Shoes: Kenneth Cole Outlet, $14 - Watch: Citizen, $60 - Bracelet: Le Tigre, $5 - Necklace: Garage Sale, $2
My girls and I are headed to Miami this weekend! And since we spent the rest of this weekend eating cake balls (I promise we were taste testing for the reception) I’ve given up on dieting and have determined I shall just wear a cover-up over my swimsuit during my Bachelorette Party trip. Can’t wait and hopefully I’ll find some time later this week to show off some of the fun things I’ve decided I need for the weekend. Need I tell you.
I’m not the biggest fan of tights. Because, well…they’re tight. I’m not a big fan of anything restricting my legs (dirty!).
No seriously, I change into pajamas the instant I get home and according to the masses on Facebook, I’m not alone.
As for tights or pantyhose…I have always found them incredibly uncomfortable. So much so that when I try them on to decide if it goes with an outfit, I’ll put only one leg on and another pair of tights on the other leg to minimize the amount of time I must wear them.
So while I find tights very versatile, cute and fun, let’s be honest: I wear them because then I don’t have to shave.
Saturday, before my birthday dinner, I went through my one-leg ritual and finally decided to just give up and shave.
Clearly I’m not a fan of shaving either. And while growing up, I was unlucky enough to have chicken legs for which I was mocked…it just meant I always wore jeans. Until college when I kicboxed and unearthed my calves.
But now, the fiance is regretting the day he told me he didn’t mind if I didn’t always shave. Muahaha…man captured…shaving ceased.
Long story short…here’s what I ended up wearing Saturday night (with my lovely new purse that I forgot to hold in these shots):
Shoes – Bakers bought from Savers, $10
Jacket – H&M, $15
Belt – Thrifted or Garage Sale or Estate Sale, $?
I have the greatest friends. I received so many great presents that night (who knew 27 was such a special age?) including some very thoughtful clothes and books from Andrea and an adorable mug from Cathy, tons of candy and cute wallets/clutches.
And in unrelated news, I wore my new beaded tunic on a date night and was way overdressed. It happens a lot to me. I do not mind whatsoever.
Tunic – Thrifted, $8
Purse – Thrifted, $?
Jeans – AG, $100 or so?
Shoes – Aldo Outlet, $14
In even more unrelated news, how cute are these pillowcases my friend brought me from Japan? Seriously, the greatest friends!:
Hope you have a stress-free week!