Posts tagged black boots
Posts tagged black boots
This was a thrift store find from one of my trips to the midwest. It’s a handmade dress in a fun geometric print and vintage style (high-ish waist and flowy skirt) for $3.
The unfortunate thing is that is was made for someone about 6 cup sizes bigger than I, so i could only pull it off with a belted cardigan. Maybe I can work some NDAD magic and make this a little more suited to me. In the meantime, focus on my hair feather headband. I made it myself(-ish).
dress: handmade, thrifted
cardigan: J.Crew jackie cardigan
hair feather: Joann Fabrics
gloomy day. gloomy colors. happy smile.
top: Charlotte Russe
boot socks: Urban Outfitters
January is bright and it makes me look irritated, apparently.
I was surprised to find clothing from my mom amongst our Christmas presents. She hates clothes shopping and cares very little for fashion, so I braced myself when I opened the package. She picked out this simple black sheath dress from target, and I love it! So versatile and work appropriate (except it gets a little wrinkled after sitting at my desk for 8 hours).
shirt: H & M
necklace: Pink Zone boutique
bracelet: lia sophia
The structure of this jacket makes me that I feel like I’m trying to hide something in the belly area. So I buttoned it up and belted it for some more definition in my waist, to prove I’m not. But now that I’m looking at it a few days later, I’m thinking it might just be awkward.
I have to admit, I’ve been a little tempted by the fashion blogger tendency to over-belt. One very popular fashion blogger I used to follow [whom I won’t mention by name] belts excessively. Like, epidemically. When I started noticing it, I looked back in her archives and something like 90% of her outfits were belted, when maybe only 50% could have or should have been.
Why do we do this? A need to emphasize our tiny waists? Or over-accessorize our outfits? or show off all the different ways we can knot thrifted, boys’ belts that are too big for us?
Maybe my New Year’s fashion resolution will be to stop relying on belting my outfits.
(I’m kidding, I don’t make New Year’s fashion resolutions) (I think)
You know winter’s arrived when the knitting needles break out. I started knitting again for the season (Yes, I only knit in the fall/winter) when I was sick a couple weeks ago and watching Gossip Girl for hours on end.
This cowl neck scarf is something I’d been wanting to create for a while but I couldn’t find a pattern that didn’t require a round knitting needle. So I made an estimate and started going, and finished it off last night! I looove the color.
I also found this lipstick the other week that I’ve had for months but never wore - and it matched perfectly!
cowl scarf: homemade
boots: Madden Girl
lipstick: Clinique - 04 Different Grape
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lace tank: Old Navy
blazer: Kenneth Cole, thrifted
Scrunchy boots, scrunchy skirt, scrunched up blazer sleeves, scrunchy curls.
we got to the 8am service on Sunday mornings. Can you tell? My skirt looks like it had been crumpled at the bottom of my closet for days and I can barely keep my eyes open.
I could have accessorized this outfit heavily, but I liked letting the pieces speak without distraction.
I tried a new method of curling my hair (via Rose a la Mode). It doesn’t work perfectly because my hair is so short, but it gives me a great wavy base overnight so it only take 5-10 minutes in the morning after I get up to touch up the curls.