Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Clash

Full disclosure.  I am not wearing this today.  I did not wear this yesterday.  I actually wore this last week before the rains came.  But, I forgot to post it so I'm doing that today because I'd hate for you all to miss my clashing shoes:

Top: LOFT  Skirt: thrifted vintage  Sandals: Cole Haan via DSW

Now, personally, I feel like poppy and magenta are complimentary colors but several of my co-workers informed me that not only did I not match, I didn't even "go" and my shoes in fact clashed with my skirt:

Nonsense, right?  Seriously, I think you'd hear fewer "but I don't get it" comments trying to explain geometry to first graders.

And maybe they're right and this look is clashing and not complimentary, but it's such a good clash, how could I resist?

I guess I just figure that if you're going to clash you should do so in the brightest, happiest colors you can.  Otherwise, you've confused your co-workers for nothing.  And we wouldn't want to do that, would we?

Happy Tuesday, All!


Ooh, I almost forgot!  Linking up (late) with Patti for Visible Monday because, well, of course. (ETA: Or not.  Apparently Visible Monday is on a break this week.  Oops!)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Fashion with Emme Nation

Are you in Portland?  Are you ready for Fall?  Do you want to see me walk in a full-figured fall fashion show hosted by this woman?

For you heathens out there, this is Emme.  She was the first iconic full-figured supermodel and, as you can see, remains the same gorgeous, curvy woman.  Emme is the driving force behind EmmeNation, a movement to connect mind, body and spirit.

And, on October 2nd, Emme is coming to Portland!  She will be hosting a fashion show at the Macy's at Clackamas Town Center, featuring plus-sized fall fashion.  And after the show, there will be a meet-and-greet with Emme.  And shopping!  Fall shopping!  Hooray!  You can learn more about the event here.

So, if you're in Portland and you're ready for some fall fashion, come join me at the Clackamas Town Center Macy's at 6pm on October 2nd.  Seating is limited, so make sure you RSVP here.

I hope to see you there!


Disclaimer: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post about Macy's and Emme. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Frayed and Striped and Green

Guess what's frayed and striped and green all over?  That's right, this outfit:

Cardigan: thrifted vintage  Tank: LOFT   Skirt: thrifted & DIY   Boots: Born "Mabel"

This outfit is full of a bunch things I don't usually do.  Well, not a bunch.  Two.  This outfit contains two things I don't usually do.

The first thing I don't usually do is denim skirts:

I tend to avoid them because they make me look like a denim box.  Does this skirt make me look like a denim box?  Yes, but not as badly as most skirts do.  This is sort of Cute Denim Box as opposed to Boxy Denim Box from Boxy Hell.

The second thing I don't usually do is green:

I don't have a valid reason for avoiding green like I do for avoiding denim skirts, I just tend to gravitate more towards blue.  But, this is such a pretty, emerald green that I couldn't resist it.  I plan on wearing it a lot.  Or, at least until something blue catches my eye!

Happy Friday, All!


P.S. I was going to link to some frayed denim skirts, but it's probably just cheaper (and more fun!) to run to Goodwill, find a skirt that fits your waist and cut it to the length you want.  That's what I did!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Photo Negative

I wore this outfit the other day, when the rain first started:

Sweater: LOFT  Skirt: Macys  Boots: Sole Society "Romy"

And, in looking at the pictures, I realized that this skirt and this sweater look like negatives of each other:

I'd like to tell you that was my intention, but it was, in fact, just a happy accident.  The truth is it's not cold enough to wear "real" sweaters yet, so I'm wearing open-weave sweaters.

And blue boots:

I'm wearing blue boots.

Some of you have already seen these on Instagram; I posted them the day I actually wore them.  And, I actually tagged them wrong; they're not from Splendid, but rather Sole Society.  Oops.

Either way, I still love them.  I'm a sucker for a blue shoe, blue boots included.  And these make me happy:

How about you, Reader Friends?  Are you enjoying boot weather yet?

Happy Thursday, All!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Love Shark

I think been it’s pretty well-documented how much I love this thrifted shark tee:

Tee: Thrifted  Skirt: ASOS  Boots: Splendid

Or maybe I just yell how much I love it whenever anyone gives it the side-eye.  Does yelling count as documentation?  Probably not, or my life would be the most well-documented ever!

Yelling versus actual, legitimate documentation aside, the other day I showed my affection by pairing the tee with some “love” earrings:

Old Navy earrings

In addition to the earrings, I also paired the tee with a skirt quilted in a scalloped pattern:

Heh.  I just realized that this outfit has an unintentional under-the-sea theme what with the shark tee and the fish-scale like skirt.  I think unintentional under-the-sea themed outfits are best, don’t you?

Happy Tuesday, All!