Monday, February 27, 2012


No full face tonight.  I'm in a wee bit of pain, I'm exhausted, and I'm not feeling it.  Can you guess what I did after work?

Today's outfit is very, very specific.  I recently decided (like, on Sunday afternoon) to wear a different pair of boots every day until I've worn them all.  And also, wear all my skirts.  And also, also, wear those items that don't get much play in my daily outfits.

The moto jacket is awesome and gorgeous, and yet I don't wear it that often.  Because... I don't know.  And I haven't worn my olive green button wool skirt all winter.  Sigh.  Closet Fail!

Still can't tell what I did after work?  Here's a clue:

You got it - I donated blood.  And my vein did NOT want to cooperate, meaning I am bruised and achy.  And tired.  And my tummy is acting up (unrelated to the donation).  Somebody call the Waaaaaahmbulance.  I need a ride.

Purposeful Outfit #1:
Light grey moto jacket, gift from my StepMom
Black turtleneck tunic, Target
Olive green skirt, uber-sale at Banana Republic
Black leggings, Old Navy
Black vintage boots, my Gramma Mac's.
Gold hoops, Target
Kick-ass cape-coat in the background, faux-Target

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My New Favorite Sport

And no, it's not shopping.  My latest obsession*?  Lacrosse, baby!  This may be the GREATEST SPORT YOU AREN'T WATCHING.  I went to my first MN Swarm Lacrosse game last night, and it combined dancing at a club, cheering (one of my favorite activities), aerobics, and grown men smacking each other upside the head with sticks.

I LOVED IT.  If you have a lacrosse team in your home town, I strongly recommend attending a game.  And if you're checking out a cool new sport, you should dress appropriately.  Here's what I wore:

Stripes!  To go with the bee theme of the Swarm's uniform.  And boots!  Because the arena is cold, peeps.

Although I like my outfit, it had a slight problem:

Wearing stripes around one's bum and hips make them look larger, no?  Ah well, I was comfy:

And comfort at a sporting event is key.  So is wearing a bad ass ring:

I'll give two points to the reader who knows what movie that ring is from!

The Swarm Outfit:
Faux-leather moto jacket, faux-Target aka the Salvation Army in downtown Mpls
Striped t-shirt, Express
Skinny jeans, Calvin Klein by way of a Macy's sale
Black three-buckle flat boots, Macy's sale
Ring, movie swag from my old video job

*Also!  Name the movie that phrase, latest obsession, is from!  You'll win 200 points!  For... nothing!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Still Dressed

Barely.  Hah!  PUN.  BARE.  Eh, whatever, it's the best I've got tonight.  I am beyond tired, stressed and overworked - thus, I lack any and all witty banter.  But I don't lack a cool shirt!  Let me show you:

I KNOW.  That embroidery is off the HOOK.  Best of all, it's not just pretty on the front and the sleeves.  It's also embroidered on the back.  Behold!

It's pretty both coming AND going!  Love it!

BUT (there's always a but).  It's one of those pieces of clothing where the item itself is stunningly beautiful.  However, the item does not make ME look stunningly beautiful, regardless of how gorgeous it may be.  In fact, it kind of makes me look pregnant.  And hippy.  A hippy pregnant lady.

Also, it's a bit... much.  I feel like the tunic is wearing me, and not the other way around.  But I've toned it down the best I can with basic black leggings and big-ass boots.  So, all in all, I still feel pretty, oh so pretty!

Red Indian tunic (actually FROM India), gift from a dear friend (thus I will never be parted from it!)
Leggings, Express bought on sale
Black over the knee boots, Payless
Curly-ass hair, courtesy of my parents' genes.