- Black dress – thrifted
- Black cardigan – Target
- Brown belt – Target
- Black leggings – Target
- Brown boots – La Mama
- Lace necklace of amoeba-ness – self-made
- Wooden earrings – local boutique
Guys, I got so many compliments on this outfit today! My downstairs neighbor who makes my apartment smell like brautwurst every time he grills, coworkers, little old ladies (with surprisingly similar hairdos to mine) at an afternoon lecture, and even a random dude on the street all told me they liked what I was wearing! Sure, the random dude actually said “Got a light?” but I’m hip enough to know that’s just random dude-on-the-street speak for “Hey, looking sassy there, missy!”
This is me, looking sassy.
Sadly, I can’t take credit for any of today’s look because it’s an amalgam of two shameless copies. First up is the ah-maz-ing Danielle of Keep Warm. I adored her combination of black dress and cardigan with brown accessories so much that I copied it in its entirety. Next up, I’m stealing her pink hair!*
Then I added the latest in my attempts at An-faux-pologie (def: recreating the pieces that Anthro charges absolutely shameful prices for). A few weeks ago I saw the Layers of Grace necklace in a store for the pearl-clutching price of $158.00.
Anthropologie "Layers of Grace" Necklace
I went home, rummaged through my supply of vintage doilies and buttons from yard sales, and made this (yesh, sorry for photo quality):
A bit more rustic, perhaps, but also free, which always wins out in my book.**
This brings the total of my lace necklaces up to four (#1, #2, and #3). Excessive? Perhaps. But if you’re going to be excessive, it should be with things like lace. And tiny shrimp forks.
*Not really, Mom. Stop worrying. I’m going to dye my hair purple.
**And it reminds me of an amoeba, so there’s some extra win right there!
30 Days No Repeats Challenge: Day 23