Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Double Cream

Double cream is hard to photograph, y'all.  In the sun my outfit is completely blown out, but the shade is a bit dark:

And then, to compound matters, at some point I made this face:

I think that might be my listening face, but it looks like I'm mad as hell.  I wasn't, but good luck convincing my face of that!

Eventually I got it together (stopped listening?) and quit looking as though I wanted to throttle someone:

Skirt: thrifted vintage  Blouse: LOFT  Sandals: Seychelles

But still, double cream is hard; it makes photography hard.  And, apparently, it makes listening hard.

Happy Tuesday, All!


Monday, July 28, 2014

The Human Highlighter

I'm basically a human highlighter in this dress, but that doesn't stop me from wearing it:

It's just so comfortable.  And bright.  I mean, does it get any better than both bright and comfortable?  (Hint: the answer is no).

I did tone it down a little bit with my increasingly ubiquitous olive jacket:

Dress: Gap  Sandals: Target  Jacket: thrifted

I swear, I don't know why more people don't pair neon peach and olive together.  Pro Tip: Few things help lessen the human highlighter aspect of neon peach more than olive.  Of course, olive jacket or no, I'm still highly visible in this outfit & therefore am linking up to Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.

Happy Monday, All!


Friday, July 25, 2014

July Showers

It’s been raining a bit here in Oregon and instead of complaining, I decided to take the opportunity to carry my new plaid umbrella:

It’s vintage and it’s tiny but it’s also plaid and I think I love it.

I know I love how it looked with my polka dot dress & olive jacket:

Dress, Jacket & Umbrella: thrifted  Belt: LOFT  Boots: Nine West

It’s going to head back up into the 90s again this weekend, which makes me happy, but I’m also happy that Oregon is Oregon and I had a reason to carry an umbrella in July.  Because it’s plaid and I think I love it.

Happy Friday, All!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Black and Summery

I know a lot of people wear black through summer and somehow manage to do so without dissolving into a puddle of sweat, but I am not one of those people.  Therefore, I tend to avoid wearing black during the warmer months.  That is, unless I thrift an irresistible skirt that manages to be both black and summery all at once:

What makes this skirt irresistible to me?  Well, although the print is kind of strange, I also find it oddly compelling:

Also, although it is nice and lightweight and therefore totally summer-appropriate (totally), I think the weird print will work well into fall as well.  I'd like to do better about having pieces that are good for multiple seasons. 

And, last, but certainly not least, this skirt lends itself to being paired with both black and brown and I'll be darned if I don't love mixed neutrals:

Hooray for mixed neutrals and summery black!

Happy Wednesday, All!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gracie the Gravedigger

I felt a little like Rosie the Riveter in this outfit:

Dress & Scarf: Thrifted  Sandals: Target

It's the combination of the red head-scarf and the denim dress, I guess.

Of course, I didn't notice until I was already at work and then it was too late; this was happening:

I think, too, that I didn't really think of Rosie the Riveter when I was putting on the scarf because I've always associated her with my sister, Rosey, and not with myself.

As far as a I know, there is no iconic women's role model doing a traditional man's job with my name.  Of course, if there were, it'd probably be Gracie the Gravedigger, or something equally glamorous.

Of course, the iconic figure would wear more sensible shoes, but it's summer and I like these.

Happy Tuesday, All!