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Fun scarf and an orange cardigan

Hey, look! I got dressed in something other than yoga pants! I’m still in a t-shirt, but at least it looks more professional.

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Tee: Gap body, thrifted (exact)
Pants: Old Navy (exact)
Cardigan: Nine West, Marshalls (similar)
Scarf: Calvin Klein, Marshalls
Earrings: Betsey Johnson, Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Target (last fall, I think) (similar)

This outfit is basically step one in figuring out what the hell my “style” is. I like quirky things like the lightning bolt earrings (they remind me of Harry Potter!) and the colorful scarf. But I feel more subdued than I have previously. I’m thinking tees and flats are my new go-to and I’m OK with that! Totally off topic, but have you read Jen’s post about bras? I’ve been wearing the wrong size since I was 15 and never thought it was wrong! Turns out I was off by a band size AND two cup sizes. Amazing what a better fitting bra can do for your back problems and your clothes!

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Wearing yellow to a LBD party

On Friday I headed off to an event that I’d get to dress up for. The party consists of music, casino-style gaming, a silent auction, and everyone gets dressed in their finest “little black dress” (or suit) to come out and support a cause. This year, the party benefited the nonprofit I work for.

This may not come as a shock, but I don’t actually own an entirely black dress, so I opted to borrow one from Lost and Found Vintage in Royal Oak. Does it surprise anyone that I picked a dress that wasn’t black? Instead, I opted for this 1950s soft yellow dress. It perfectly matches one of the colors of our brand, which may also be why I picked it.

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Dress: Borrowed from Lost and Found Vintage (just borrowed didn’t purchase it!)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Bracelet: Anika Burke 

Lost and Found Vintage has one of the most insane selections of vintage clothing I’ve ever seen. It’s one of those stores you almost need to see to appreciate what they have. They’ve graciously offered to host a giveaway next week, and I’m really excited to share the item with you. Hopefully you’ll all love it! And, in the upcoming weeks I’ll be giving you a view of the store. They do have an online shop, which features more of their delicate and really special items. If you live in Michigan, it’s one of those stores you need to go take a look in, just to see what you can find.

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Mixing mushrooms and stripes

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Top: Nordstrom Rack
Top: (underneath) c/o Karen Kane
Skirt: Anthropologie (on sale for $30 in sizes 6-12)
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: c/o Wanted

It’s Everybody Everywhere! That means we’re all mixing patterns today, but I’m pretty sure no one else will be mixing patterns quite like mine. Why do I say that? Because my shirt is covered in cutely drawn fungi.

Yup. Fungi. (Everyone says hi when my shirt walks into a bar. Why? Because he’s a fungi. Haha. *groan*).
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I promise I won’t tell that joke again. Ok, maybe for a little while.

Anyway, this top is a reminder of my fun weekend in Cincinnati with Liz. You’ll hear about that later this week, but it pretty much began with a generic tweet, then turned into a “hey, four and a half hours in a car isn’t that long,” and a day later, I was sitting in front of Liz‘s place. I’ve never been to Cincinnati before, except to drive through to get to Tennessee, so it was really fun to stay for a few days, see the city and meet Liz’s friends (hint- they’re all as nice as she is!). We took tons of photos, mostly of each other though. I think we have one of the two of us, and it’s half my face, and all of Liz’s, so I was half there!

Well, enough of the trip for now. You’ll get sick of hearing about it by the end of the week! 🙂

Everybody, Everywear | Pattern Mixing

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Jackie O meets Barbie

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Dress: Loehmans, Chicago
Jacket: Express via Marshalls
Shoes: Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack, Chicago
Belt: Modcloth

I blame Fashion Butter for this outfit. Well, mostly for the dress. Ok, entirely for the dress. I tried it on, she looked at me and said “you’re getting that.” I knew if I didn’t buy it, she’d never forgive me. And, although it’s not my typical style, I really like it!

You can’t really tell here, mostly because I didn’t take a photo, but it’s a halter-faux-shirtdress. I love the gold details, and even added my own WWE Championship belt to the mix. (Yes, I won the belt in a lightweight fight in the Octagon. My special never aired on TV because the other guy was badly injured.)

If you look closely in the third photo (the closeup) you can see the rings of the faux belt that’s attached to the dress. I needed something else in the outfit to help visually break it up, so I just tossed on my WWE belt over the faux one. No one knew. Until now, because I’ve spilled my secret…

I luuuurve these shoes! I saw them at the store, ran up to them and threw them on. Unfortunately, I didn’t break them in before wearing them at work all day, so my feet are a little annoyed with me today (so I’m wearing flats!).

Next time I want to go shopping I have to take Fashion Butter with me, because she was just so fun to shop with. She’d get easily distracted by a great purse or pair of shoes, then just go on with the rest of the conversation. But, since I probably won’t be in Greece anytime soon, and she won’t get back to the states for a while, I’ll shop with her via twitter!

Do any of you ask for shopping advice via twitter or your blogs? (Y’all know I have!!)

-Suze