Tank: Gap | Cardigan: thrifted | Skirt: Target | Belt: Target | Necklace: TRS | Shoes: Softwalks
Today I missed the ocean. The sights, the sounds, and the smells (well, most of them). There are several solutions to this problem:
- Rewatch The Voyage of the Mimi
- Loiter around the seafood tanks at Whole Foods
- Dress in cool blues and greens
This time, I chose color…and Ben Affleck.*
*But not in a creepy way. The dude’s like 11 there.
Warning: This post contains lots of pink and ooey-gooey love. Proceed at your own risk.
- Cardigan – thrifted
- Belt – thrifted
- Skirt – Target
- Boots – Trotters
- Cowl – Anniversary present from The Rocket Scientist
- Earrings – The Rocket Scientist
- Bangles – Grandma
Last Thursday was The Rocket Scientist’s and my 4th anniversary.*
*Yep, Groundhog’s Day. Do we pick ‘em romantic or what?
To celebrate, T.R.S. sent me this fabulous coral cowl scarf, and a giant bar of Swiss dark chocolate. He knows me so well.
I love the scarf, but much more I love the guy who gave it to me. I had no idea four years ago that the smart and quiet guy across the table from me at pub trivia would end up being one of the most important people in my life. I’m lucky every day to know him, and even luckier to get to call him mine.
And now, thanks to him, my neck will stay toasty warm and adorable.
So Happy Anniversary to my very own Rocket Scientist, who looks adorable posed in front of a preserved tapeworm.*
*For those who don’t know, here’s how tapeworms factor into this story of love.
P.S. We just got engaged. Booyah!
- Purple cardigan – thrifted
- Purple bubble shirt – thrifted
- Overexposed lace necklace – self-made
- Pencil skirt – thrifted
- Bronze loafers – Naturalizer
This is a post o’ deja vu.
First, I was going to talk about how this outfit (which I loved, btw) made me look a little like a school marm. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I’ve been down this one room school house road before.* Remember this get up? And looky there, same purple cardigan and a lace necklace. Coincidence?
Then I was going to show you how I had to dodge the birds whose favorite pastimes are waking me up at 5:30 and dive bombing my head.
But I’ve done that before, too!
So the moral is that I’ve got nothing new. Or maybe something about how a bird over your head is worth two in the bush and a stich in time saves a purple cardigan.
*The getup ended being quite appropriate, as I spent the day playing school marm in our museum’s one room school house. The best part? “Recruiting” volunteers to show how misbehaving children were punished in 1905.
- Green peasant blouse – thrifted
- Denim pencil skirt – Old Navy
- Brown leather belt – Target
- Tan peep toe wedges – thrifted
- Wooden and jade necklace – self-made
- Green and orange bead earrings – Target
- Italian leather purse – thrifted (did I mention it’s Italian? And made of leather? And I paid $1.59?)
Back when we were Dressing Our Best, Millie wrote about how, for her, wide leg pants help her feel strong. I really liked the description of “strong,” so I’m going to steal it because that’s how I feel in this outfit: strong.
I feel strong in this outfit because I know the shape of the pencil skirt reduces the risk of rogue breeze blow-ups. I feel strong because I know this neckline will let me bend over, raise my arms, churn ice cream and carry boxes with nary the chance of escape cleavage. Not having to worry about what my clothes might accidentally expose is incredibly freeing, which in turn makes me feel capable, professional, and strong.
And it’s a good thing I feel strong in this outfit, as the maintenance man caught me taking photos when he came by to check my water heater. Seeing as how this is a guy whose already caught me eating peanut butter and jelly out of the jars while watching Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, I feel the need to maintain a brave face.
- Black cardigan – Target
- Teal shell – thrifted
- Leopard* print pencil skirt – Torrid
- Black belt – Target
- Rhinestone snail pin – Mum
- Sandals – Payless
- Grey pinstripe pencil skirt – Torrid
- Teal, blue, purple and fuschia scarf – thrifted
- Hips – Mum
- Chest – Grandma
- Waist – Hard work on my part
Biologically, your torso is an amazing area of the body. By housing the majority of your organs, your torso is what lets you breath, digest, expel toxins, regulate hormones, reproduce, and pump blood through your entire body. Plus, it keeps your neck from sitting atop your legs, and who the heck knows where your arms would go without one. So today I’m celebrating my torso, Dressing My Best to show off the gorgeous hourglass shape it takes. Continue reading