Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Everything is Awesome

Like most people, I’ve stopped using a proper alarm clock in favor of my phone (despite the risk of brain cancer from sleeping with an active cell phone next to my head). An all-in-one device is so much more convenient . . . AND I can select the sound (or song) that wakes me.

Dress, Peter Som for Kohl’s. Shoes, Lela Rose for Payless. Sunglasses, Target. Belt, thrifted. Bag, Melie Bianco.

You can tell a lot about a person from the sound of their alarm. I’ve known people that require blaring sirens and others that choose a soft instrumental piece. I’ve got a few different alarms set up for different wake times. My song choices: Raiders of the Lost Ark (main theme), The Beauty Underneath (from Love Never Dies, the sequel to Phantom of the Opera), What Does the Fox Say?, and, as you expected, Everything is AWESOME!!! (from the Lego Movie).

I guess my choices mean I’m adventurous, introverted, silly, and upbeat. What sound wakes you up?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


I initially paired this shirt and dress because I liked how the patterns played together. Then, I realized that the shirt’s open back would align with the dress’ upper back cutout. I love it when little details like that work out.

Shirt, Sans Souci. Dress, Under Skies (consignment). Shoes, Seychelles. Earrings, vintage. Sunglasses, Target. Bag, Mellie Bianco.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Holy Sweater

What sort of sweater do you wear when the temps dip down to 88 degrees? One that’s full of holes. Or one that’s been blessed by a priest. Take your pick.

Sweater, thrifted. Skirt, Body by Victoria. Shoes, Seychelles. Earrings, Capsule by Cara. Sunglasses, Target. Bag, Mondani.

Friday, August 22, 2014


My schedule doesn’t accommodate much food preparation, so, when I get to eat lunch, I eat out. Beefy is pretty jealous that my route takes me past the best eateries in the area. He’s stuck with Jamba Juice, Jack in the Box, and an admittedly pretty good Thai place near his work. I make it up to him by agreeing to return to my lunch haunts for dinner.

Dress (worn as a shirt), Eddie Bauer (thrifted). Skirt, vintage, thrifted, shortened, and embellished. Shoes, Gianni Bini. Sunglasses, Target. Earrings, vintage. Bracelets, Tala’s Distant Treasures, gift, and Mixit. Bag, Gianni Bini.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Last August

Sometimes, when I’m struggling with the eternal “what to wear?” I look back through my archives to see what I wore last year at this time. In August of 2013, I wore this silk, leopard-print dress. It worked in August of 2014, too.

Shirt, Old Navy. Dress, Talbot’s (consignment). Shoes, Seychelles. Sunglasses, Girlprops. Earrings, Rain’s Embellishments. Bracelets, consignment and Charming Charlie. Bag, Melie Bianco.

Last August and this:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Need Knees

I don’t think full, knee-length skirts are currently fashionable. Skater skirts and midi-skirts (that look to be cut from a ballgown) are far more trendy, but maybe not as wearable. I’m always flashing my goods in a short skirt and that ballgown would certainly tangle around my legs as I got in and out of my low-slung sedan. So, it’s a serviceable, if not stylish, knee-length for me.

Shirt, Rockies (consignment). Skirt, Andre Oliver (thrifted and shortened). Shoes, Miss Me. Necklace, Zad. Bracelets, thrifted and Garden of the Gods gift shop. Bag, Charming Charlie.