clothing swap

Tweed and a Ruffle

Just one ruffle, though. I wasn’t going to post this outfit because it’s not my most exciting outfit, but it’s a good example of how I dress when I want to be comfortable but I also have meetings during the day and have to pretend to be an adult. Also, I’m just thrilled to be out of bed and getting dressed. I spent Thursday through Sunday in bed with bronchitis. Now I know that bed rest isn’t going home and sleeping after work, it’s spending 16 hours a day sleeping because your body needs it.

 

 

I’ve officially created a monster. Chloe refuses to stay away when I’m taking outfit photos! But to be fair, she is always dressed for the occasion.

blazer- swapped
cardigan- Anthropologie
shirt- H&M
cords- Gap
boots- Jeffrey Campbell

Ordinary’s Just Not Good Enough Today

I am at a lack of words today. I could grumble about the weather, or talk about the cats. But mostly I just really like my outfit today so I’m going to show it to you, mmmkay?

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I can’t decide if that’s my seductive face or my angry face. Or maybe my “fuck, I wish I was still in bed face.” Yeah, that one sounds about right.

shirt- J.Crew (swapped)
jeans- Forever21
boots- Aldo (DIY glittered)

My Spirit Animal is the Magpie

I’m taking a break from my self-imposed blogging break to share my newest DIY. Seeing as I have no plans to bear children, this will likely be my most favorite and best creation.

A few weeks ago, I saw this picture.

I knew I had to try and make something similar. I spent weeks looking for a cheap pair of boots to glitterize. I found some pretty decent options, but I ended up going with a pair of new Aldo boots. Kind of goes against the DIY- ideal, but I wanted something comfy since I know I’ll end up wearing them pretty often.

There are a few different instructions for this floating around (try here or here), but the instructions are pretty damn simple. You need: boots, fine sandpaper (give your boots a quick sanding before starting), clear craft glue, and glitter. I used a coarse gold glitter and a finer orangey-rust glitter, and I also grabbed a fine-tipped glue applicator for the corners.

Oh, how the glitter flew. After letting the glue dry for a few days, I stomped around outside to get the excess glitter off. I’m not going to lie, leaving a trail of glitter when I walk is pretty much the best thing ever.

The whole project took about 40 minutes, maybe. But the need to glitter wasn’t completely out of my system and a starfish was a casualty of the glitter war. Luckily, the cats were outside for most of the day and managed to avoid my glitter-encrusted grasp. For now.

Oh, right, back to the boots. Check ‘em out, yo!

 

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blazer- swapped
shirt- H&M
jeans- Gap
bracelets- Forever21

I am One of those Melodramatic Fools

Finally, after owning it for a year, I wore my leather tank top. Originally purchased from Shopbop during one of the summer clearance sales, it was love at first sight despite my inability to uh…fill it in. A few months ago I brought it to a tailor who did a great job taking it in and also somehow made it fit in a way that makes me look almost busty.

I wore it last Saturday to a clothing swap (where I found some goodies!) and I rocked my first arm party. Multiple arm parties, actually, because I know how to have a good time.

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shirt- Iro

shorts- swapped jeans cut into shorts

sandals-Urban Outfitters

All Art is Quite Useless

I’m finally getting a chance to watch Dorian Gray, the movie based on my favorite Oscar Wilde book. Oscar Wilde was, to me at least, the first wildly fabulous gay man full of wit and charm. I’m not sure yet if the movie has done the book justice. If you saw it, what did you think?

I wore this on Sunday, after being inspired by Holly of Covetous Creatures and her casual outfit of longer cutoffs. Frankly, I’m a little tired of seeing super short cutoffs. On the other hand, I’m loving my new-to-me flatforms from the last clothing swap I attended.

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vest- H&M
tank- Alice & Olivia
shorts- cutoffs
shoes- swapped
earrings- H&M