Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Bad Polyester

I wore this hand-made, polyester dress in August and nearly died when I went out of doors. Note to self: old-school polyester is best suited to temps under 75 degrees and low humidity. Today was ideal for vintage poly.

Dress, handmade, vintage, and swapped. Sweater, INC. Necklace, Serket Jewelry. Shoes, Steve Madden. Bag, No Boundaries.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Grade A

You can’t go wrong with an outfit modeled on Joanie’s Mad Men wardrobe.

Blouse, J Crew. Skirt, from my USMC service uniform (embellished by me). Belt and necklace, Target. Slingbacks, Audrey Brooke. Bag, Apt 9.

Everything's Up To Date In Kansas City

I was feeling very up to date, myself, in leopard print and clashing patterns. Both are identified as trends for this fall.

Sweater, INC. Dress, Lipstick. Boots, Nine West. Purse, Apt 9. Scarf, Hancock Fabrics. Tote, Wilson’s. Earrings, thrifted.

Monday, September 27, 2010

4th Street

I finally made it into the 4th Street Boutique in downtown Cincinnati. The boutique is a high end thrift shop with sales benefitting Dress for Success Cincinnati. I walked out with two treasures:

1. the scarf I wore to the Apple Fest ($6)
2. and this wool Banana Republic dress ($12).

Dress, Banana Republic (thrifted). Scarf, some department store (I’ve had it for over 10 years). Boots, Nine West. Bracelet, Mod Cloth. Watch, Raymond Weil. Bag, Apt 9. Earrings, self-made.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


A nighttime party is always an excuse to dress a little skanky (and stand in front of graffiti).

Top, Julie’s Closet. Skirt, BB Dakota (thrifted). Leggings, Forever 21. Boots, Blowfish. Bracelet, Serket Jewelry.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Apple Train

Today, we rode the historic LM&M Railroad as a part of the Lebanon Apple Fest.

Top, Tommy Hilfiger (swapped). Jeans, Old Navy (thrifted). Scarf, thrifted. Bag, Nine West. Shoes, swap. Earrings, World Market.

The Apple Fest was pretty disappointing (except for apple flappen and Serket Jewelry) and the train ride was even more of a let-down. The day was redeemed when I got to drive the caboose and dangle off the back of the speeding train.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho

Cuckoo for Peacock

Although Beefy says that peacocks are dirty, nasty, mean birds (he was attacked at the zoo), I can’t help thinking they’re beautiful. The intense combination of blue and green plumage has inspired more than one of my outfits.

Jacket, London Jeans. Dress, London Times. Belt, Forever 21. Earrings, Ali’s Boutique. Bag, Simply Vera.

Other outfits inspired by that dirty birdy:

Friday, September 24, 2010

I Brought My Legs

I’m back in Cincinnati and I brought my legs with me. I know you were worried I might leave them in Arkansas. Never fear!

Cardigan, Forever 21 (embellished by me). Dress, To the Max. Belt, The Limited. Shoes, Gianni Bini.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I also dyed this little, linen jacket. I received it from an online swap. It was originally a light khaki that I intended to dye from the moment I saw it in Wardrobe Swap Shop. The tag says it’s 100% linen, so I thought it would take the dye well. I used an entire bottle of “wine” dye but only got a dark pink color.

Jacket, swapped and dyed. Dress, Ann Taylor Loft. Necklace, Target. Shoes, Linea Paolo.

I may try dyeing it again, with a bottle of purple, to get a darker shade. In the meantime, I’m learning to like the current color.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This jacket seems like a brand new one since I dyed it. Renew, renew*!

Jacket, Charlotte Russe (overdyed). Dress, London Times (handed down and shortened). Shoes, Linea Paolo. Brooch, Beaded Garden. Necklace, Macy’s. Bag, Payless.

I wore this jacket and dress (and these shoes) together on a business trip in June. I like the combo much better now that the jacket is green.

*Logan’s Run reference. I love that movie.