Thursday, August 22, 2013

Punky in Pink

Gap sweater from Lables, UO skirt, Steve Madden from Nordstrom Rack sandals
Want people to be happy when they see you? Wear a pink sweater. It's a compliment magnet. People love pink, okay? It's not usually my thing, but I admit it felt cute and fun. I tried it on at my favorite consignment shop thinking it would be a bit much (I mean, so PINK), but it fit perfectly and the price was right (5 bucks). But wait, there's more. The girl at the register rang up my stuff and then informed me she only charged half price since it had been in the store since April. Fashion was clearly rewarding me for stepping out of my style box. Then I overcompensated for the girliness of the sweater but adding a pleather miniskirt with a sheer underlay and metal-accented sandals. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Giving a new meaning to shirtdress

J Crew sweater, H&M dress, Gap Kids shorts, Aldo shoes

So we moved into a new place, and it's got this thing called a yard, with grass, and sunshine, and (unfortunately) spiders that like to come inside and chill in our bathtub. 

And if you notice in the caption that I identify this yellow button up as a dress, that is not a typo. It was probably 6-9 inches longer AT LEAST when I bought it. Washed a couple of times in cold water on the delicate cycle, hung to dry, shrunk to high heaven. Can't even button the thing across my chest anymore. This is one reason I like buying clothes secondhand...they are usually already shrunk as much as they ever will. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Strawberry summer

Macy's cardigan, UO dress, vintage sandals

Nothing says summer like a cotton strawberry-print dress and espadrilles. Also, everyone should have a shrunken red cardi like this, I wear it all the time, all year round, and it goes with so much stuff. Don't fear red accents, they are fun and cute and make people happy. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I can live in this

UO t-shirt, Macy's necklace, UO via Buffalo Exchange skirt, Nine West via Ross wedges

Somebody send me a giant box of flowy, floral-print skirts, soft, loose-but-not-baggy plain scoop-neck t-shirts and strappy sandals next summer. That will be my uniform.