5 weeks ago
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Today started out exhausting, was triumphant in the middle, and distressing in the end. I'm ready for the emotional rollercoaster of my job to end-- otherwise, I might puke soon.
I'm going to eat some mango sorbet and watch Twin Peaks to forget about reality for a brief moment.
Skirt: Secondhand from Saver's
Cardigan: Secondhand from Saver's
Shoes: Cathy Jean
Necklace: Secondhand from garage sale
Sunnies: Forever 21
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
When it comes to clothing, I teeter on a strange balance of designer clothing, high street mass retailers, vintage and otherwise ebay auctions, and handmade etsy picks. Oh, and of course there is the low of the low in garage saling and secondhand shopping.
I also cycle through these phases. This past spring and early summer, I could not get enough of thrift shops and garage sales. I was monumentally poor then. It makes sense. Then, when I got my management job at the pool this summer, I was making some more money and I also scored some more lucrative tutoring jobs. I became a Target, Ross, and Forever 21 clothes hound. I have not shown ebay the love in a long time, but about two years ago in the fall, I simply could not get enough of it.
I have noticed how tired of grown of the mass retailers after my binge this summer. I still try to stop in and I find the clothing boring and repetitive. Part of it is the economy (according to National Public Radio) and part of it is my overenthusiasm and subsequent overexposure to all things mass produced.
In desperation, I tried ebay, but it just wasn't doing it for me (I did bid on a pair of strappy Christian Louboutin's, but was quickly outbid and unwilling to fork over more cash). Feeling unhopeful and sure that I was about to slump into another anti-shopping haze, I decided to try etsy. I wasn't expecting much. I was mistaken. This is everything that I found and purchased on etsy. I went crazy. What always sucks me in with etsy is that I know that pretty much no one where I live would own what I purchase from there. There is an idealistic entrepreneurial spirit that I love about all of the designers on there.
Anyway, these are the items I purchased.
Friday, September 25, 2009
These photos are probably the most rushed I've ever done on my site. This is unfortunate given that today is my one year anniversary for the blog. It's interesting that I chose the same shirt and belt from my first outfit post ever on this blog.
I'm certainly not going to get all sentimental because I barely noticed the passing of this somewhat monumental event, but I still thought that it was worth noting an activity that has stuck in my life.
I have stuck with the blog for a year now. I can't commit to anything without severe discomfort and discord in my life... except for the blog.
I consider that progess in my endless battle with restlessness.
Belt: from another dress
Scarf: Vintage from ebay
Thursday, September 24, 2009
It looks like I borrowed my entire outfit from a grandma (not any of mine, though).
Skirt: Secondhand from estate sale
Tank: Old Navy
Cardigan: Secondhand from garage sale
Necklace: Secondhand from garage sale
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A cold snap just in time for the autumnal equinox. Timing is all about serendipity.
Dress: Secondhand from Saver's
Leg Warmers: Secondhand from garage sale
Boots: Vintage from ebay
Sunday, September 20, 2009
The location for these photos is one of those places that you drive by once a week and think "Wow, I need to take outfit photos there" (or is that just something I do). The place ended up being cooler than I thought with a wealth of photo ops. Furthermore, the weather decided to emulate a tornado and there was this eerie howl floating in the air. It's never windy like that in Colorado, or at least not along the front range, so I'm always enchanted by the meteorological anamoly. I went completely picture crazy. Just when I thought I was finished, I turned to see myself in the mirror. Not unlike the story of Narcissus, I was transfixed by the fuzzy reflection and I couldn't help myself. Sorry!
Now, I'm popping Cherry Sours and finishing up some grading. Blech, I hate grading! It's loathsome.
Dress: Faith 21
Blazer: Secondhand from Saver's
Sunnies: Plato's Closet
Necklaces: Secondhand from garage sale and flea market, vintage from vintage amore
Clutch: Vintage from parkerhawn.com
Shoes: Michael Michael Kors (via Nordstrom Rack
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Trying out an outfit while hanging out with the dogs. I'm all alone and enjoying Twin Peaks. Hence, the haunting post title.
Dress: Go International for Target
Shoes: Miu Miu (via ebay)
Necklace: Vintage from Ball Park Flea Market
Finally found a use for the mesh bodysuit again. I was so back-and-forth about these shoes, but ultimately decided to keep them because I considered them to be quintessentially Diane Von Furstenburg and I felt that that was enough to keep them in my closet.
Something about this blazer makes me want to strip down to the least amount of clothes possible underneath. I think it's because of its boxy, uber-masculine shape. It just aches for the girl in me.
Mesh Bodysuit: ebay
Blazer: Secondhand from garage sale
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Diane Von Furstenburg