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OOTD :: of life imitating art




Hullo, Wordless Wednesday!

Thank you for letting me interpret Mother Nature Madness in any way I see fit. (Anne never said I couldn’t use props, and that giraffe is the perfect inspiration prop!)

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Ross
Cardi – Charter School cardi @ Modcloth
Pumps – Seychelles
Necklace – Fashion Stop

:: Linking ::
WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

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OOTD :: of my favorite digital thrift store




Green plaid blazer: $12. Floral skirt: $15. Tights: $8. Pumps: $35. Outfitted in a superfab plaid ensemble for under a $100: Priceless.

So aside from the tights, which were still a bargain since I got them on sale from the website, this entire look is courtesy of my fave thrifting place – eBay. I know it’s always a gamble to buy things online, and sometimes there are questionable sellers out there, but if you’re wise and careful and well-aware of feedback scores, then eBay just can’t be beat for sheer volume and variety. I challenge any brick and mortar to go up against the might of this resale giant and win.

Besides, I’m stuck in BFE suburbia with nary a hip thrift store in sight. Can you blame me for taking advantage of whatever resources are available to me?

But anyhow, back to the clothes. Here’s my Cliffs Notes commentary on today’s ensemble:

1. The collar of that blazer pops up instead of laying flat, giving it a vaguely militaristic flair. Total bonus since I didn’t notice it either when I bought it.

2. See that peek of neon green by my toes? Adorbs and a pleasant surprise since it picks up the green on the blazer.

3. Yeah, I’m wearing tights with peep toes. And I couldn’t care less that it’s a fashion faux pas.

4. I probably should’ve worn a turtleneck instead of a necklace to fill that expanse of neck. Note to self for next time.

5. You know you’re totally jealous of my crocodile print tights.

6. I must love the floral/plaid combo; it’s the second time this week that I’ve done this particular pattern mix.

7. I’m wondering if I should replace those monstrous plastic buttons. They feel dated. Or is that just me?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Blazer – eBay
Skirt – eBay
PumpsSeychelles @ eBay

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OOTD :: of flirty skirts but not too twee

september 10

september 10

september 10

Today’s outfit is a whopping cheat.

Well, ‘cheat’ in terms of the initial premise of this blog. After all, I’m supposed to be shopping my closet, not adding to it. Both the top and the skirt are new purchases, though, and I have no excuse. I was in the mood for something new one day and both H&M and F21 are my retail kryptonite.

I love the top for several reasons:

  • It doesn’t wrinkle.
  • It’s got that perfect blouson effect. (You know the effect – where it camouflages the muffin while still keeping you svelte at the same time.)
  • The sleeve length is flattering.
  • The leopard print is black and white instead of the usual brown and black.
  • The be-jeweled detailing (on the epaulet) is refined and not so in-your-face.

I love the skirt because – well, because it’s yellow. And flirty. And textured. ‘Nuff said.

This would now be the time when I mention feeling like a bumblebee wearing this combination of colors, but I think the print is helping me ignore my usual hang-up.

What I was concerned about was the outfit looking too twee. I mitigated this by throwing on a moto jacket at the last minute which will probably end up staying on all day, it’s that chilly in my classroom. But hey, you won’t hear me complaining.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Skirt – H&M (sim, sim, sim)
Jacket – H&M (sim, sim, sim)
Shoes – Dexflex @ Payless
Necklace – F21

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OOTD :: of sunshine and giraffes

september 9

september 9

september 9

Thank Buddha for Gwynnie Bee!

Even if I’m not pursuing a membership past my free trial, I must say it has been a lifesaver with regards to theme. For some odd reason, every package I receive only ever has one item out of three that actually fits me which thus becomes the foundation of my week by default. After all, I want to wear the one, lone item as quickly as possible so I can exchange it for something else in my closet.

This time around, the keeper is a fun giraffe print frock. I know I’ve done Leopard Week before, which is perilously close to an animal print theme and we know how I hate repeating myself, so I had to come up with something not so derivative of me.

Thus, my friends, this week I present to you: Sunny Safari.

That is, I’m going to be wearing all kinds of jungle animal prints this week but will also inject a bit of yellow somewhere in each ensemble. Sunny. Sun. Yellow. Get it? Got it? Good. It’s cheesy, but I always love me a good alliterative phrasing.

Because this dress is so bold on its own, I am happy to report that it needed very little embellishing. I did eschew the accompanying self-tie belt and replaced it with a yellow skinny number of my own. (Snakeskin, in keeping with the motif.) But I chose to keep everything else sedate to take advantage of the fun print.

I toyed with pairing it with yellow heels but feared I’d be too matchy-matchy. Plus, I think my feet still need more recovery time, so my trusty Seychelles wedges come to the rescue. I think they add a whimsical, retro vibe to the whole outfit with their perforated detail and weathered leather.

I feel like a cross between Lucille Ball and Kate Hepburn in The African Queen. And I don’t think that’s a bad combo at all.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – INC @ Gwynnie Bee
Shoes – Seychelles
Belt – Marshall’s (sim, sim, sim)

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