Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Purchases

For a girl with shopping ennui, I managed to spend plenty in January.


1. Madeline boots, gift. I purchased these with an Amazon gift card from Beefy’s mother. I debated between this pair and a very similar pair by Nine West, but didn’t think the Nine West pair looked three times as good (since they cost three times as much) even if they were real leather.

TJ Maxx

2. Sans Souci black brocade shorts, $14.99. Fancy shorts! Somehow much more modest than a skirt of the same length.


3. Mossimo leggings, $19.99. I can’t pass up a unique pair of leggings. Not when a short skirt and leggings is my winter uniform.
4. Mossimo tunic, $22.99. I bought this little tunic to fill a very specific need: a butt-covering garment (for wear with leggings) that looked quasi-professional but would be durable and comfortable enough to set up an event. It performed beautifully.


5. Contrast fabric sleeveless dress, $169.99. You might think a leather and spandex dress is only appropriate for a cocktail event (and that’s just where I wore it), but I intend to wear it during the day quite a bit. The layering possibilities are endless.

Pomegranate Salon

6. Stella and Dot Sofia pearl bib necklace, $50. When I left the house on this morning, I wasn’t wearing a necklace. I found the perfect one to complete my look (and many looks to come!) at my first appointment of the day.

January total: $277.96

Total spending for the year: $277.96.

Remaining 2013 budget: $1162.04.

Short Shorts and a Long Jacket

I’m loving this reworking of a traditional suit, in traditional colors.

Blazer, vintage from New Gate Celtic Theater Company. Blouse, Forever 21. Short, Sans Souci. Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Madline. Sunglasses, Betsey Johnson. Necklace, thrifted. Belt, thrifted. Watch, Raymond Weil. Bracelets, Target and Tala’s Distant Treasures. Rings, Black Hills Gold and Puzzrollrings. Bag, Express.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Not Kidding

I wasn’t kidding when I said I was looking to cowgirls for sartorial inspiration. Just be glad I stopped short of wearing western boots with this outfit.

Shirt, Mossimo (thrifted). Skirt, Ann Taylor (thrifted). Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Nine West. Sunglasses, Target. Rings, Black Hills Gold and vintage. Bag, Fossil (gift).

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Under the Bypass

I took these pictures under I-80, at one end of the Yolo Bypass. It was surprisingly windy under there, but also surprisingly quiet. The sounds of the freeway were obnoxiously loud as I approached the bypass, but deadened underneath. That’s a well-built bypass.

Jacket, H&M (thrifted). Shirt, Wet Seal. Belt, Express. Skirt, Parson’s Place (thrifted and shortened). Tights, We Love Colors. Booties, Style & Co. Earrings, Claire’s. Sunglasses, Target. Necklace, Stella and Dot. Rings, Black Hills Gold, vintage, and Raffia & Bossa.

It was also (un)surprisingly muddy under there. I’m afraid I tracked that stinky, sticky muck into my next customer.

Monday, January 28, 2013

You Know What I Mean

I can’t take credit for my hair. I was professionally colored, cut, and styled as a hair model for an event. It sure looks awesome, though!

Jacket, Forever 21. Dress, Bebe. Boots, Rampage. Sunglasses, Girlprop. Necklace, Serket Jewelry.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho.

Birds of a Feather

Taking daily self portraits of oneself is not normal. It’s even less normal when done in public. So, it’s no surprise that I meet other not normal people while engaged in this activity. This works out well, since I don’t like normal people.

Jacket, Allen B. Tunic, turtleneck, and leggings, Mossimo. Boots, Style & Co (thrifted). Brooch, thrifted. Bag, Fossil (gift).

Today, I met Johnny Velcro: musician, artist, and marketing manager. He played tunes on his fancy harmonica while I posed and clicked.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Isn’t it amazing that I found a top that goes so well with this skirt? Or maybe that I found a skirt that goes with this top?

Also amazing: how wrinkly and saggy these leggings are. Danskin, you let me down this time. I plan to replace the loose leggings with a matte brown pair from We Love Colors.

Cardigan sweater, Energie (thrifted). Jungle sweater, Joseph A (thrifted). Skirt, One Star. Leggings, Danskin. Boots, Dan Post.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Socks Not Tights

Just checking in to say that it was utterly delightful to wear knee socks instead of tights today. Late January in Sacramento rocks.

Sweater, Banana Republic (thrifted and gifted). Tee, Metro Scooter. Skirt, thrifted, shortened, and embellished. Socks, Sock Dreams. Boots, Vince Camuto. Sunglasses, Betsey Johndon. Earrings, Claire’s. Rings, heirloom, gift, vintage, and thrifted. Bag, Target.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Funday

Friday is the day to have a little fun with your work wardrobe.

Blazer, J Crew. Sweater, vintage. Skirt, No Boundaries (thrifted). Belt, gift. Tights, We Love Colors. Shoes, Sole Obsession. Necklaces, vintage, thrift, and/or gift. Rings, heirloom, Black Hills Gold, vintage, and Puzzrollrings.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


I have a serious case of fashion ennui. I went to the mall last weekend and was bored bored bored by the offerings. I followed it up with some virtual browsing and was still bored. Leggings, skinny jeans, blazers, oversized sweaters, chiffon, florals, polka dots galore. Show me something new. Or less recently recycled.

Blazer, The Limited. Dress, I Heart Ronson. Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Miz Mooz. Earrings, Girlshop. Brooch, heirloom. Rings, Black Hills Gold, vintage, and Puzzrollrings.

I’m currently considering the aesthetic that will guide my future purchases. Cowgirl? Arty Slick? Pin-up? What looks are you finding fresh and inspiring?