November 28, 2011

Layered




Breakdown:
cardigan- PacSun
sweater & scarf- Gap
skirt- homemade 
tights & boots- too long ago to remember

If you know me in real life, you know that I am a pretty awkward and borderline anti-social person. It's not that I don't enjoy talking to people (sometimes...), but I have yet to master the art of group conversation. How do people learn that skill? Is it something you're just born with, or is there some class I missed out on in 3rd grade where you learned how to talk to more than one person at a time? How do you know when to come in on a conversation? Not too early so it doesn't seem like you're interrupting, but not too late to where your comment is still relevant. So stressful!

To most people, I am "the quiet one" or "Silent Sarah" or something else like that. Until I was about 12, I was very, extremely, hugely in my shell. I have always been an observer. A notice-r, if you will. I would rather watch and listen than actually participate. Sometimes I wonder if that will make me miss out on the things I watch and don't participate in. But I do things at my own pace and no one can make me do them any faster. People have tried and failed, which makes me laugh a little, because they won't learn that I can't be pushed. I won't budge.


-Sarah


PS: I'm sorry about the balcony pictures, but it was just too cold to walk downstairs, past 2 buildings, and near a field. I prefer to feel my fingers!


November 27, 2011

Downright Catty




Breakdown:
sweater- Gap
skirt- vintage, thrifted
belt- J. Crew outlet
tights- DKNY (I've had them for 5+ years and haven't seen a run yet!)
heels- Liz Claiborne
rings- thrifted/gifted

I feel a little superimposed in these pictures. I promise I was there, in this outfit, and not cut & pasted there. It has been nasty weather the last couple of days, with yesterday being hot and muggy and today the high is 53. Helloooooo coats! 

Tomorrow begins my last full week of school!!! Next week I only have 1 final and then I get to move back home for good. No more Sunday night drives back to my apartment when all I really want to do is lay in my bed at home. Starting mid-January I will be student teaching (6th grade English!!!) and the morning bell rings at 7:10... a.m. I will be spending the next month perfecting dirty hair looks and headscarves. If you have any ideas, send them my way!


-Sarah

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!




Breakdown:
tee- Gap
skirt- thrifted
heels- Liz Claiborne
rings- thrifted

Happy Thanksgiving, my American buddies! Sorry I haven't posted in over a week (10 days to be exact). I felt like curling up into a ball last week and got lazy & blah this week. Mostly, I've been in workout clothes or pajamas... and nobody wants to see that! 

Onto the clothes... I keep trying to figure out more ways to wear this skirt, but this eggplant-colored tee is the best I could come up with other than black. I've tried red but it winds up looking cheap. I tried looking for inspiration on Pinterest but it was all red. Help! I don't want to keep wearing black!

Oh... and here is probably the best picture of my MawMaw... ever. She basically sprinted down the driveway to get into Sister #4's husband's cop car. 

November 16, 2011

Inspiration

I've been under the weather for the last few days, which is why I haven't updated with outfit pictures. I have gotten dressed, though reluctantly. Here are a few photos I've pinned lately!


I have always wanted to be a red head.


Lindsey Wixson (obsessed)


I would love for my hair to be a giant red afro every day.


Alexis Bledel in Tuck Everylasting: great movie, incredible costumes


tomboy.


Rosamund Pike in a still from Pride & Prejudice 


I love the inner-lip stain! Such a nice touch. Plus the Harry Winston bib... not too shabby.



-Sarah

November 14, 2011

Double Denim & Super Zippers





Breakdown:
denim shirt, belt, jewelry- thrifted
jeans- Levi's
sandals- Bandolino via TJ Maxx

I did it. I wore denim on denim. And I looked like I'd just stepped out of "That 70's Show". But I'm okay with that. Now if only I had a yellow VW van and a foreign friend named Fez...

-Sarah


PS: If you have ever worn high-waisted jeans, you know that their zippers take approximately 4 minutes to zip up. Insane! 

November 9, 2011

Autumn




Breakdown:
blouse- MawMaw'd
cords- Gap (last Fall)
jacket- thrifted Guess
flats- Antonio Melani via Dillard's
rings- thrifted

I was called so many things today, but here are my favorites:
      1. Oh, hey autumn.
      2. The meatless sandwich
      3. A desert sunset

Personally, I thought I looked like mustard and tomatoes. As I drove to teach this morning I noticed that the trees were actually changing colors! Fall in Louisiana? THIS NEVER HAPPENS! We usually go from green to grey without experiencing fall. Yay!

After the fact, though, I wish I would have worn my royal blue cardigan instead of this jacket. I needed 1 more crazy color to complete the look but didn't realize it until I got home. Lame, I know! Use your imagination.

Below is my enthusiasm for re-watching "The New Girl" with my "daytime roommate" right after we took photos. Do you watch that show? If you don't know me in real life, imagine Zooey Deschanel's character, water it down a little, add a little Lorelai Gilmore, and then there's me. 



-Sarah

November 6, 2011

Wranglin'





Breakdown:
denim oxford- thrifted Wrangler
skirt, jewelry, belt- thrifted
sandals- Dillard's

If I were a cowgirl, this is probably what I would wear on a daily basis. Side saddle... that's how I roll.


-Sarah

November 5, 2011

Bows Atop My Head






Breakdown:
oxford, loafers, jewelry, & scarf- thrifted
jeans- Levi's

Remember how in my last post I talked about needing new jeans? Well I put these on this morning and they were so tight! I've been moving around in them all day and I still can't sit down properly. Like I said, I need new jeans. Maybe I'll just snag some pajama jeans the next time I hit up Wal*Mart. You know, when I pass the big pack of cigs and the Pokemon cards...

But about my outfit... little boys' shirt, grandma loafers, huge bow on top of my head. I like it. I feel like this is what Jeff from The MidWeStyle would wear if it were socially appropriate for him to wear a scarf bow on top of his head. PLUS!!! Today I achieved the perfect blogger bun. I tweeted a picture of it this morning because I was so proud! You have no idea how much of a big deal this is! I should get a button or something.

-Sarah


November 4, 2011

Jeans



Breakdown:
blazer, loafers, & jewelry- thrifted
tee- J. Crew outlet
jeans- Lucky (so old and I need an exact replacement pair)

As I was trying to figure out what to wear and ended up with this, I realized that I need new jeans. All of mine are either old stretch-blend Gap ones or pairs that just don't fit me correctly. So frustrating! I need to go shopping... but first I need to come into my millions.

-Sarah

November 1, 2011

Hole-y





Breakdown:
jacket- American Eagle Outlet
sweater, loafers, & jewelry- thrifted
jeans- Levi's

1. This jacket makes me feel really cool every time I wear it. It reminds me of Jack Bauer's "Jack Bag" and, therefore, brings imagination and adventure into my life. All that in a jacket, eh?
2. These loafers make me feel smart. Also a little tomboy-ish. And since people always think of me as the girly-girl blonde bimbo, they (hopefully) tell onlookers, "That girl is smart and means business. But her loafers are pointy so she's playful. She may even know a multiplication rap or two." Like I said, hopefully.
3. This sweater makes me feel a little Golden Girls. I am the resident Grandma of my group of friends, so it's fitting. So what if my perfect Friday night includes a new episode of Say Yes to the Dress and a House Hunters marathon? 
4. If you can't decide which necklace to wear, wear all of them! And, if you so desire, change into a muumuu when you get home and pretend you're Barbra. 

-Sarah


A little test-shot outtake humor. I'm a ninja!