December 30, 2010

Witchy Vibes, Nike Shorts, and Weirdness


Today I went to the mall with Brother and one of his friends. Our goal was to find Brother shirts. He got 2. I didn't know it was so difficult for him to find shirts that 1) He likes 2) Fit his swimmer shoulders 3) Fit his swimmer shoulders and his teeny waist. I find shirts that I would buy for him all the time, whatev.

This is the dress I found at Urban last week that made me feel all witchy-vibey and such. I agree with Brother's friend's statement that it is annoying when girls just put on Nike shorts and a tee to go shopping in and don't put something else on. Not to mention that the shorts go *whoosh whoosh* when you walk. Save it for the gym, ladies. Why wear those when you could be wearing an extremely comfortable dress that feels like pajamas?

Speaking of pajamas... Have you seen the pajama jeans infomercial? HAHA! I could not stop laughing the first few times I watched it!

dress- Urban Outfitters
belt- thrifted
jewelry- gifted or thrifted
stink bug bracelet- market in Mexico
shoes- Urban Outfitters

And for the outtake of the day, possibly year:
"Mom, can you see the red on my neck where I scratched?"
"I'm not sure, let's take a picture and see"
*takes photo below*

My skin is super weird.


December 28, 2010

The Sheep! The Sheep!

coat- American Eagle
sweater- Gap
scarf- gifted (angora)
jeans- TJ Maxx
boots- Clark's

I have had this coat since the 11th grade. That's 6 years, people.

These boots were a Christmas present! I knew about them, but I'm still excited! They are super comfortable and flexible at the ankle. AND they are super tall AND lace up. Score!

My scarf was a Christmas present too. On Dad's last trip to Mexico he stopped at a warehouse looking for an angora mohair scarf because he saw all of the sheep for miles. Anywho, it's super soft and warm!


December 26, 2010

American Girl

Let's take a vote: Which American Girl character do I look the most like?
Molly or Kit ?

OR do you think I look like an English school girl minus the brown peacoat? Either way, none of these wannabes were intentional.  I had to take pictures inside today because it is way cold outside! And my poor bare legs! I tried tights, but they looked weird today.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas with your families!

sweater- Bass
skirt- Time Warp
loafers- thrifted
jewelry- gifted or thrifted


December 20, 2010

Fact: I am a rebel.

Your eyes are not fooling you. I am breaking a serious fashion rule today. Brown, navy, black, AND grey. Yep, I told you I was a rebel!

I'm not going to lie. I wore this exact outfit to a Christmas party last night. I know, I'm gross.

jacket- TJ Maxx
scarf- Dillards, maybe
stripe tee- Gap
jeans- TJ Maxx
fringe boots- either Last Call of Off Saks

While I was waiting on my car to get fixed, Mom and I went to Urban and I scored a black scoopneck maxi. It gave me a witchy vibe. The fact that I'm using the phrase "witchy vibe" is a sign that I am stalking Tavi too much.

I used Elaine's twisty belt tutorial to tie my belt. I varied it slightly because my belt was so thick.


December 18, 2010

I like quilts. Sue me.

Today I wore a quilt on my bottom half. Don't fret, it is a skirt that has just been made into a quilt. I wouldn't wear an actual blanket on my body as clothing... at least not yet.

Mom found this skirt a while back at Goodwill. Or maybe a garage sale. I'm not sure. Either way, it was cheap! We didn't have to hem it or take it in at all. Score!

skirt- thrifted or garage saled
sweater- Bass (maybe)
belt- Gap
boots- the same ones as usual, so I don't know

I went to Time Warp today for their Super Sale! I found a Christmas dress that is borderline cheesy but I don't care, a cute western-ish dress, a pretty lace top, and a velvet skirt.  Everything I bought involves red, lace, or velvet. Oh and I got a REALLY cute hat that I can't wait to wear! It's blue. I also tried on this sick looking white fringe dress that is so Bianca Jagger it's ridiculous and it fit me pretty much perfectly. I tweeted a picture of it to Karen of Where Did U Get That because I knew she would love it. She did. Too bad I didn't have an excuse to buy it!


PS: If you are looking for a quilted skirt, I have a couple of options on my Etsy page so check them out! I will be adding more of my vintage collection this week as soon as I can take pictures of the clothes.

December 17, 2010

Inspiration, Hot Glue, and Leopard Galore

I don't have an outfit post today because I spent most of my day hanging out with the cable guy and the Sears delivery men.  BUT I do have something new!  My friend, Heidi (you've seen her before), told me today that she wants to get a pair of blue tights but doesn't know what to wear with them.  This is a problem.  I have electric blue tights and have worn them a few times.  I love them. They make me feel cool. I told her that I usually stick with a black shift, and go with whites and golds.  I always avoid reds with the blue for fear of looking like an American flag.  Don't get me wrong, I love my country, but if I wanted to see the flag on a body, I would just go down to Wal*Mart. I used a Polyvore for visual inspiration!  Hopefully on non outfit post days, or just when I'm feeling inspired and dreamy, I will use Polyvore to dream!  So Heidi and everyone else, here is my inspiration for blue tights!

First, let's talk about the amount of trendy things in this outfit. I realize that there is leather, colored tights, lots of gold, AND animal print.  But I am one of those people that will wear that many things because these things may be trendy, but they're also classic! 

Now let's talk about the classic aspects.  Animal print never goes out.  Leather will last you a lifetime and it is always cool.  Gold accessories are versatile.  But let's face it, at some point, the blue tights will be out but who cares, right?

Lastly, the accessories.  I am a huge fan of stacking bracelets.  I can never seem to keep it down to 1 bracelet.  However, with this outfit, I would keep the bracelets on one arm and the cool twisty ring on the opposite hand.  Also, you do not need a necklace. 

Let me know your thoughts on this! 

Now on to how I spent my Friday night!  About a week ago, Mom and I were on our way home from cleaning my apt and stopped at a garage sale.  As we were approached, I saw this nasty bench and started jumping up and down in excitement!  We scored this beauty for $25.  Here it is before: (disclosure- we had already ripped the seat cover and cushion before I remembered that I wanted to take a picture. Use your imagination)

The seat opens! We think it is an old school bench, but we really aren't sure.

Procedure: rip off nasty plaid and dry-rotted cushion. Use leopard shower curtain (I am not kidding) to cover the seat and back and apply with hot glue.  Fa real. 

I'm in love.

December 16, 2010


Photo from Google
THIS is Pssssst!

I have tried every reasonable/affordable dry shampoo out there and I am here to tell you that this stuff is... wait for it... life. changing.

You may think that I am being dramatic.  I am not.  After searching for it in drugstores and getting "what the heck?" looks from sales associates, I gave up.  But there it was at Ulta, just sitting there, waiting for me.  Plus, have you ever gone into a drug store and asked "Excuse me, where can I find the Pssssst!?"  I have. Twice.  If you have never done this before, please do it.  It may be the equivalent of my Mom's suggestion to go to a restaurant, order something, and then make notes. Supposedly this leads to excellent wait staff treatment and possible free food.

Anyway, to the details... You can't see it in my hair. It smells good. I mean good good. And no mess like baby powder. Could this get any better? Not really.


December 13, 2010

All I need is a hatchet

I look like a lumberjack today. Mom wanted me to hold Dad's hatchet while we took pictures... would you have liked that?  I said no, obviously.

I spent my day lugging around bags at the mall, visited JC Penney for the first time in years, and people watched in the Apple store when they wer 30 minutes late on my reservation.  All in all, a good first official day of winter break.  And I got all of my Christmas shopping done!

jacket- Guess via Goodwill
shirt- Goodwill (little boys)
jeans- Levi's
boots- no clue
 scarf- gifted
purse- Liz Claiborne


December 12, 2010

coat- Joseph Ribkoff via garage sale
shirt- Levi's (same as yesterday)
skirt- Target
belt- Mawmaw
shoes- Liz Claiborne
tights- Nine West
rings- Mommed

I have to warn you that the shirt I am wearing today is the same one I wore yesterday... I'm gross.  Don't fret, I Febreezed.

Mom and I went to clean my apartment and on the way home stopped by a garage sale.  When I say that these people had incredible things, I mean it!  Besides this coat, I scored what looks like an old school bench.  All we have to do is recover the seat and back and it will be perfect!  I had been looking for a leopard jacket, coat, something for a while and then boom I saw this coat and I had to have it!  A $300 coat for $20?  I'll take it!

I completely didn't mean to match my tights to the lining in the coat either, that just happened all by itself.


December 11, 2010

Surprisingly enough I have absolutely nothing to say about my day. Except that the crazy lady came into work again today. She comes in every Saturday after her "shock treatment", whatever that means, looks at everything, considers every item, and doesn't buy anything. Lovely.

shirt, vest, navy cords- Levi's
belt- Gap
shoes- thrifted
necklace- some random shop in the mall

Some days I dress in all Goodwill, some days it's Gap. Today, it was Levi's. Completely unplanned!


December 9, 2010

Meet Cole and Austin. If you have backtracked or been a follower for a while, you first met them here

Now to me!  I wore this last night to yet another Dave Barnes concert in New Orleans.  Trying to figure out what to wear was extremely difficult yesterday.  Jeans? But I don't feel like wearing jeans.  Dress? It's cold. Skirt? It's cold. Tights? Maybe. Shoes? Flat. Coat? Not too heavy since we'll be outside some and inside some. Layers? But I'm not good with layers... I think you get the picture.  Overall, I feel like I looked better in it than these pictures let on.  But maybe that's just my conceit.

coat- Delia's (maybe)
moto sweater- TJ Maxx
black tee- Gap
skirt- The Children's Place (don't judge-- it has an expandable waist) via Goodwill
leggings- Old Navy
boots- I don't know

And now meet Heidi, you first met her here! This is what she called her "Black Friday Outfit" since she got it on Black Friday and survived the crazy people.

And this is Kristin. We met during sorority recruitment our freshman year.  I only knew 1 other girl going through recruitment (who would later be one of her bffs and my roomdog) so on our dinner break I walked up to the table where she was sitting/eating/playing paper football, and said, "Hey, can I sit here?"  Can I just verify that I had never done that before in my life, seeing as I am socially awkward? So this act was huge. Come to find out, she's cool and likes Dave Barnes too!

The guys again! You can see Austin's outfit better here, which I know he will appreciate.


PS: Finals are over so I can have a life! First, I have to find one...
PPS: I would like to thank Kristin for being my lovely photographer last night.

December 3, 2010

Two Lips for Tulips

The above photo is what I wore yesterday... only I didn't have time to do a blog post. And I did not want to do 2 separate posts when I only had 1 picture of it anyway! This was my first time trying out the knee socks and boots combo. I think I like it!

tee- American Eagle
skirt- I made it
sweater- Element via the Billabong store
boots- Steve Madden
socks- Target


Now for today's attire...
This sweater was my Mom's in the 70s. It's old and cheesy and mawmaw-y and I like it! Would anyone else wear a sweater with two kissing turtles on it? And a catchy phrase embroidered on the sleeve? This hat was also Mom's, or maybe MawMaw's, I can't remember. I didn't actually wear the hat to school today, seeing as it wound up in the lower 70s this afternoon. I would have been sweating and had major hat hair! However, if it was in the 40s like it was this morning, I would have donned the hat.

sweater- vintage
hat- vintage
jeans- Lucky (these are my butt jeans)
boots- no clue
jewelry (not shown)- Goodwill or gifted


And for the outtake of the day, I present to you, "The Shlump".


PS: Yellow tulips are my favorite flower, just sayin'.

November 29, 2010

Isadora Duncan was crazy... maybe

Strange things that happened today:
1. I realized that these boots need new insoles, as my right foot is scruffed from a lack of said insole.
2. I was taught how to address students on weird people things. Example: If you have an eye patch, start out the first day of class informing your students that the class is not about pirates.

3. Number 2 is completely legit. My history professor has an eye patch and said that on the first day of class.
4. Isadora Duncan may have been crazy.
5. Once I get a jive song stuck in my head there is no getting it out!

sweater- TJ Maxx

white tee- American Eagle
jeans- Levi's
scarf- Urban Outfitters
boots- Time Warp


November 28, 2010

I'm more atari

Song of the Day: "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green (the clean version, mind you)

I'm baaaaack!
I apologize for my absence.  My teaching week was a couple of weeks ago, during my last post, and then things got crazy.  Catching up on assignments and then the holidays.  I was supposed to go to Mexico for my neice's Quince but wound up stuck at home with homework as my company.  Today I "get" to create a 3-D representation of my chosen author for library science... yay!  Or should I put the 'yay' in quotes too?  "Yay"

blazer- thrifted Guess
tee- BCBG
skirt- thrifted
belt- old old old Gap
sandals- Bandolino
jewelry- thrifted

This is probably the last time I will be able to wear this skirt.  There is a big tear in the side seam that Mom repaired for me this morning, but it won't hold for long.  What to do with the fabulous fabric now?  I'm thinking a pillow.


PS: Does this dress not look an awful lot like this dress of mine? Scary.

November 16, 2010

Every gambler knows that the secret to survivin' is knowin' what to throw away and knowin' what to keep

Meet Heidi, my Little #1! We took this picture at Red Rose Formal last Friday and she wanted it on the blog... so here you go Heidi!  PS: isn't her dress cool?  She got it from the store where I work and it was a perfect fit!

Song of the Day: "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers

This skirt is old.  And when I say old, I mean that it has been worn by me since its purchase in 2004. Oh, 9th grade, you were good to me. Originally, it was in my rotation of the mundane circle of uniform bottoms.  I was so bored with khaki pants by the time I graduated that I swore off khaki bottoms for 2 years.  But now that I've been uniform-free for almost 4 years, they are back in my "like" pile.

Also, this skirt fits around my hips very loosely but since I'm lazy and won't buy another khaki skirt, I just bundled it up and made it high-waisted.  Did I fool you into thinking that it was a high-waisted paper bag skirt?  I didn't?  Oh well.

Today was day 2 of my teaching week for history and English.  My 6th graders (history) did a Taste of Louisiana activity.  Almost all of them agreed that the best food was the alligator and sugarcane came in a close second.  My 10th graders (English), especially the boys, kept asking me questions about how many parties there are in college.  At least we didn't have to talk about torture techniques anymore... yuck.

shirt- Goodwill
skirt- Gap
oxfords- Naturalizer
belt- Gap
jewelry- Goodwill