Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Forgetful

The more time passes between wearing an outfit and blogging about it, the harder it is to describe.  The parts are all still there, but what makes each piece special is how I feel wearing it.  If I don't remember how I felt, it doesn't matter what it looked like.  You know what this means... I don't remember what I felt like wearing this, but this is what I looked like.
 

Dress, eShakti.com; sweater, Walmart; shoes, Target; necklace, gifted (thanks, Tracey!); earrings, swapped.
 

One thing I haven't forgotten is how touched I was that my friend and coworker Tracey saw this necklace and thought of me.  She's right- it's a color palette I love.
 

Accessory detail, shoe detail, and we're done!  This blogging thing is like riding a bike.  I sometimes forget how and crash.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Boom Boom Pow

Hi!  Is anyone still out there?  It's been so long since I posted, I've almost forgotten how.  Let's give it a try. 

I wore this quite a while ago, but I loved it enough to dig through my photos to find these.  This outfit is supposed to be science-themed.  The national summer reading program theme is "Fizz Boom Science," but this outfit delivers more boom boom pow.
 

Shirt, thrifted; skirt, Target; belt, thrifted; shoes, Youkners; earrings, Claire's; necklace, handmade by me; glasses, Costco.
 

This necklace is my knockoff of the Tyrannosaurus rex necklace by Tatty Devine.  Do you have an extra $195 sitting around?  If so, go buy the original (or buy one for me).  If not, check out my tutorial.
 

This was an outfit worth saving.  I felt fierce and, I'm sure, blinded more than a few with science.


Or maybe with my boom boom pow.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Curls and Swirls

My hair is naturally straight- really straight.  It won't hold a curl from a curling iron for love nor money, but it will work a little texture if I let it dry in a doughnut bun.  Finally, curls!
 

Dress, Target; shrug, Walmart; shoes, Target; earrings, Arts in the Heart.
 

Once I discovered that my hair would curl somewhat if I let it dry in a bun, I actually used hair product to freeze the curls in place.  Lately I don't do anything to my hair, so product is a bit foreign.
 

The fierce and fabulous heels from Target required shoes of shame just in case.  As predicted, I wasn't woman enough to wear 4+ inch heels all day.
 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Look

I think this is my best ever "sexy librarian" look, but you don't have to take my word for it.  Friends and coworkers stopped me all day long to tell me I look like a sexy librarian.  My response: I wish I was a librarian.
 

Shirt, Talbots; shrug, Target; skirt, eShakti.com; shoes, Younkers; earrings, TJ Maxx.
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 I was initially skeptical of the fact that this set from eShakti.com was a crop top and skirt combo instead of a dress.  Now I'm a convert.  The two pieces are versatile, comfortable, and cute.  Also, pockets!
 

I left the tie of the shirt undone for most of the day, but I remembered how cute it looks tied when I started to take photos.  The other great part of this outfit is the hair.  It's a prim bun today, and tomorrow it will be the only way I can get a curl to sort of stay in my hair.