Have you ever had one of those moments where you see something that looks really familiar to you, before realizing you own something made with the very same fabric? I wore this dress back in 2011, when my hair was red and shorter than it is now.
I came across this dress and this skirt on eshakti and noticed the fabric immediately.
It’s the same fabric as my dress! So weird and yet so cool.
(Me: Loafy do you want to be in the picture?
Dress: Vintage, salvation army ($5!!)
Shoes: Nine West
Pearls: Old (and fake)
Sad thing? I actually was cooking as I took these photos because I was just that hungry! I found this dress at the salvation army. I couldn’t tell if it was actually from the 50s or from the revival in the 80s. I don’t really care, because it’s awesome!
Welcome to my new haircut. I did it on a whim Wednesday night. I had my scissors in my hand, and asked for advice on Twitter. Yes, Twitter. Isn’t that where you go for all your advice?
Simply because I had some pink Manic Panic around, I added some to my hair. It fades out in a few washes, so it won’t be in for more than a few days.
And, because I was so amused with my hair this morning, this is what it looked like when I woke up:
(Yes, I slept in my makeup. No, I’m not proud of it.)
A few weeks ago I was talking about different prints for spring, other than floral. Well, while checking out Modcloth, I found the perfect dress for Cher:
When I was visiting Cher in Chicago, we went to Anthropologie. It’s not a store I usually shop at because, let’s face it, after paying bills, food for my hungry husband, pets and myself, I’m left with little money to go shopping with.
But when we walked in, I saw a dress I would love to own, if I only had $130!
It’s called the Two-Wheeler Shirtdress and it’s wonderful! It has poofy sleeves, a poofy skirt and it’s not too short for work.
Anyone want to lend me $130? Anyone?
Dress: Jean Paul Gaultier for Target
Top: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Coffee, naps and Ke$ha make the day go by so much faster. Dry shampoo helps too, although that just makes my hair look less greasy. My drive home from Chicago yesterday SUUUUCKED! It took forever, and I’ve been exhausted all day. Thankfully I don’t forget how to match colors when I’m sleepy.
I’m not looking forward to the rest of this week, although I’m not sure why. Sunday will be fun because I’ll get to try on all the Zac Posen stuff at Target, but I am already counting down the days until it’s Friday. That’s a horrible thing to say, isn’t it?
Song of the day: Ke$ha- Your love is my drug
Dress: Rodarte for Target
If you’ve ever attempted to chase down a white rabbit in search of the entrance to Wonderland you know how tired I feel. And how truly crazy I am.
This was supposed to be my official Easter outfit, but instead, I wore this. Probably a better idea. I would’ve been chasing chocolate bunnies all day asking if they knew the time.
I bought this dress mostly because it was blue, and I wanted a blue dress. If only I had paid attention to the length. It’s REALLY short! I’m probably going to make a petticoat to go under it so I could potentially wear it without flashing my neighbors accidentally. Or on purpose. It depends who’s lookin.
While I was wearing this dress, I got into a discussion about skirt length, which I know I’ve talked about before. Unless you’re in middle school, it doesn’t matter if the skirt is past your fingertips. I’m not a big fan of short skirts. Some people can pull them off, but me and my mammoth thighs prefer a little more camouflage than most skinny little bitches ladies.
I think my cough medicine is kicking in.
Necklace: Lia Sophia
Sunnies: Borrowed from Cher
I didn’t mean to look like an extra from Full House, it was just an accident. I wanted to wear the dress, but it was a tad too short, so I added the shorts. Whoops! It was a little more grunge than I wanted to go, but I dealt with it, LOL.
It was FINALLY warm outside, so I opened all the windows in my apartment to just chill in the warm breeze. I also got out of work early (the perks of working at a religious-based organization!) so I got to spend a few more hours in the sunshine than more people.
Well, since I have today off, I think I’m going to attempt to make the tulle bubble skirt. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Dress: Leproust Vintage on Etsy
Shirt: Capricious Traveler on Etsy
I’ve had this shirt for awhile and I really like to layer it under other sweaters. This was my first time layering it under a dress. But after I bought the dress from Leproust Vintage, I just knew I wanted to layer them. By the way, if you haven’t checked out Leproust Vintage, you should! Kristin is really nice, really helpful and super cute. I found her first through her blog, then worked my way to her etsy store.
I finally got outside for photos again! I was putting it off, because I had slightly creepy neighbors tha have FINALLY moved out. They freaked me out most of the time and I wouldn’t go outside by myself. But, now that they’re gone, I ventured out by myself, found this cool tree that obscures most of the cars/buildings around me that might become my new shooting location.
I’ve been slacking with photo posts this week, mostly because I’m sick and haven’t been dressing with my usual flair. With the exception of my throat, I’m beginning to feel better, so I think I’ll be doing better with my clothes the rest of the week (with a cute Easter outfit planned).
Well, off to work I go!
Dress: Liberty of London for Target (read my review here)
Cropped Cardi: Target
Tights: Probably Target
Booties: Nine West
Necklace: Probably borrowed from Cher, or bought it loooong ago
As someone who loves clothes from the 50s and 60s, I’m quite surprised when I realize I’ve never seen a single episode of Mad Men. I need to remedy that immediately (Netflix queue, you will be updated momentarily).
But, anyway, my outfit was inspired by the photos I’ve seen of Betty Draper. I feel very mod in it, even if it’s all new! This dress is the one piece from the Liberty of London collection that I really liked and thought looked good for my body type. I did get a few comments about how I wasn’t wearing green, but my trench was green, so that totally counts, right? (Yes, I wore this outfit on St. Patty’s Day. At least it wasn’t orange!!)
I’ve got a few other reincarnations of this dress up my sleeve, so I’m sure it will pop up again! 🙂
Also, in case anyone wanted to know, we FINALLY got our cable and internet working last night. It only took three days, six phone calls and a trip to the AT&T store, and their very nice (and persistent) manager, John, to get someone out to our apartment to fix everything. The tech who came over last night even fixed Joe’s laptop, giving him a new wireless card so he would get online and play his Xbox at the same time. Sigh. Boys.
Dress: Anthropologie via Buffalo Exchange
Earrings: Gift, Macys (thanks mom!)
Yeah, lots of pics today. But I love this dress, so I felt like showing it off. And, it was raining out, so I couldn’t go out and get photos. Boo.
I got SO many compliments on this dress. It was actually kinda funny. Usually my sartorial choices are completely opposite of most people I work with, so they never comment, but this dress is so pretty, they all did!
The dress is originally from Anthropologie, but I got it at Buffalo Exchange, new WITH tags, for $32. Sah-weet! I really can’t afford anything from Anthropologie on a normal budget, because $200 is A LOT for me to spend on a dress. But when I find it used, I can swing $32.
I pretty much love everything about this dress and I’m sure I’ll wear it more in the spring/summer.