One More To Go

I wore this today to the craft store (mostly to avoid the heat, but I did need some stuff.) I went last Sunday morning, but the store wasn’t able to open due to a flood in their store room. And today, just as I was browsing around, the power went out. Not just in the store, in the entire shopping center as well. So much for my plan to freeload on air-conditioning. In the end, I did manage to find my things at another location, but… I swear, that place hates me.

A good thing came from this trip though: a lady standing at the bus stop with me told me that I “have put together the cutest outfit” 🙂

Blouse: thrifted, remixed
Shorts: Stoosh thrifted, remixed
Loafers: Payless thrifted, remixed
Belt: thrifted
Hat: Forever21

Almost, Not Quite

I got off work a little earlier today, so I decided to try another sunset photoshoot. The light was pretty good, but not quite there yet – I think at this time of year the light is best from about 7 to 7:30 PM, and I was about 15 minutes late. Oh well.

Those pink flowers are crepe myrtle, in case you care. I doubt you do, but hey, it’s the Professor Sprout in me talking (yes, that’s my result for the Facebook “Which Harry Potter character are you?” quiz. It’s perfect, really.) I love crepe myrtles. I think it’s the kind of tree that looks beautiful in every season – the leaves change color in the fall, the bare branches have a nice shape in the winter, the green new leaves look lovely in the spring, and of course, in the summer, the flowers are really pretty.

Blouse: thrifted, remixed
Skirt: thrifted, remixed
Loafers: Payless thrifted, remixed
Belt: thrifted
Necklace: self-made from a vintage brooch

Friend Friday: Strange And Beautiful

Blouse: thrifted
Jeans: The Limited thrifted, remixed
Loafers: Payless thrifted, remixed
Blazer (below): thrifted, remixed
Necklace: self-made using this tutorial

Well, I have nothing interesting to say about today’s outfit except my Friday uniform (when I don’t feel like trying) is now = jeans + flats + whatever top is clean 😛 so I’m looking to ModlyChic‘s Friend Friday again. This week’s questions are about the strangeness of fashion.

1. Since you began blogging do you notice a change in the types of things you gravitate towards while shopping? Strangely enough – when I think about it – not really. Sure, before blogging I didn’t immediately go straight to dresses and skirts while shopping, but I did browse through a lot of girly clothes. The only difference is that before I enjoyed looking at them only, and now I’m getting to enjoy wearing them too.

2. Do you find, as a fashion blogger, that you dress differently from your family and friends? Do they comment on that? A little bit. Like I said, before blogging I pretty wore nothing but jeans + T-shirts + sneakers, so now it feels like I’m catching up with everybody else. That being said, I do feel like I put more thoughts into my wardrobe. As for commenting… well, aside from my mom who’s basically weeping with joy, everybody else doesn’t comment too much on it except for “Never thought I’d see the day you’re wearing [insert girly clothes here]!”

3. What’s the weirdest fashion that you secretly like, even if you aren’t bold enough to wear it? I wouldn’t call this weird, but I would love to be able to have an entirely vintage look. Not vintage-inspired, but to dress like a girl from the 30’s or 40’s or 50’s or 60’s. Or even take it further, dress in Regency fashion (mostly because it’s so breezy and doesn’t require a corset.) Though the long dresses might be a little cumbersome. Although…

4. Looking at current trends – what would you like to try but need to build up the courage to do? Maxi dresses – and this ties in with the previous answer! So maybe as long as I don’t look like I just stepped out of a Jane Austen novel (not that I’d mind…), I can pull off both this trend and the Regency look.

5. Toot someone’s horn – which fashion blogger out there inspires you with her bold fashion choices? It’s so tough to just pick one, but since I love the vintage style so much, I have to give a shout-out to Solanah of Vixen Vintage. I mean – just look at her!


Science Is Satan Spelled Backwards

I went to another thrift store on Tuesday because they have a 25% discount every Tuesday from 8 AM until noon. And this is what I found:

I got all this for $15 and changes!

The gray shirt is the one that says “Science is Satan spelled backwards.” It doesn’t make sense, but I think that’s the whole point. It might be a little small for me, but I like the caption, plus it’s only 99 cents, so I bought it anyway.

The dress (yes, I know, plaid, again. What do you want me to do, go to Plaid Anonymous?) I bought because it reminds me of this Dear Creatures dress (it’s not my most favorite dress from Dear Creatures though. My favorite is this one.)

The skirt I’m not so sure about. I like the colors (you can’t see it very well, but the stripes look almost like watercolor), but I don’t know what I’m going to wear it with. And it doesn’t have pockets!

Also something you can’t see: the leaf-printed shirt is pretty much all open in front, with only a tie at the collar. But I like the print, and the open neckline can be easily closed with a couple of snap buttons.

And here’s hoping that the bucket hat will prove easier to wear than the cloche hat! (it’s actually reversible, white on one side and printed on another.)