The new school year started on Monday and I finally began officially working as a TA. Looks like it won’t be very busy, not yet anyway, which means I can still keep my freelance script reading job (yes it’s frustrating but hey, I’m getting paid to tell people they suck! Nicely, of course), and I’m just happy to have a schedule to my day. I definitely work better when I have a routine. Does it make things too predictable and boring sometimes? Sure, but I hate the unknown even more. I guess that’s why I come back to this outfit formula time and time again too – it’s pretty much routine for me now to reach for some variation of this in the morning because I know it works.
Shirt & Belt: Forever21, Skirt: hand-me-down, Flats: Payless, Brooch: vintage
P/S: Apparently this is such a familiar outfit that I didn’t realize I already wore it (albeit with different accessories)!
This dress is great for summer, but I hate how the neckline looks on me, to the point a perfectly good dress is becoming a closet orphan. That is, until I had the brilliant idea of wearing it backwards, and bam! I’ve got my preferred boat neck. It’s not the first time I’ve worn something backward, so I had no idea why I didn’t think of it sooner (before I tried to fix it by wearing a knotted shirt over the dress.) I may have been so excited about this that I forgot to iron the dress or pick out a pair of shoes that actually go… maybe next time I can actually think more about how best to style it, other than just how to wear it.
Dress: Old Navy, Belt: Target, Brooch: vintage, Flats: Payless
I’m turning 27 in about… three weeks, can you believe it? More importantly, can you believe it looking at these pictures? I don’t mind looking younger than my age at all, but now that I’ve got a proper job, maybe I should think about dressing more age-appropriate. This is a casual, stay-at-home outfit so it doesn’t count, but I do need to rein in my tendency to reach for twee-looking things. I think that means a new mustard skirt. The color is super versatile, but this is the only one that I have, and I assume it used to be an old school uniform skirt, which really doesn’t translate to “mature” very well.
T-shirt: Esprit, Skirt: thrifted & dyed, Sneakers: Payless
Post title: song by Snow Patrol
My staph infection has finally healed enough for me to move my arm relatively normally, though it’s strictly sleeveless for me in the next few days – have to let the incision breath, so it can heal (it’s under my arm so you can’t see it in the photos, thank God!) Anyway, two things about this outfit:
- One, it’ll probably look better with wide-legged or flare jeans, but I’m not going to wear any of those when the ground is still covered in rainwater.
- Two, yes, this is my drop-waist dress. I’m actually considering taking off the skirt part to turn this into a shirt, because that way I can wear it more often – the dress is really short and whenever I wear it I feel ridiculously twee. I do have some qualm about tearing apart a 50-year-old dress (it’s from the 60′s so it can very well be), but the skirt is only a ruffle attached to the trim at the bottom of the body, so I don’t have to cut anything up and it can easily be reattached if I want to. What do you guys think? Should I keep it as a dress or turn it into a shirt?
Dress as top & Arrow pin: vintage, Jeans: Forever21, Flats: Payless
The red, blue, and white combo is a coincidence, but I did wear this yesterday hoping to catch Man of Steel after work (and anyway it’s more Captain America than Superman, who is in red, blue, and yellow.) Guess what. When I arrived at the theater, after biking for 20 minutes under 95-degree heat, I was told that Man of Steel was not being played there! Then why the f**k do you have the posters plastered all over your walls and even cardboard cutouts of Superman and General Zod at the front, may I ask? I didn’t say that to the ticket seller, of course (though I wanted to.) I just grumbled and walked away. Oh well, I’ll just go to another theater tomorrow, no big deal.
Shirt: tailor, Skirt: hand-me-down, Flats: Payless, Belt: thrifted, Brooch: vintage