outfit of the day: lilac branch

ootd wisteria branch

This has been hanging off my wardrobe door since last Monday evening. It was what I was planning to wear the next day, but then my lungs decided to explode instead.

I got the socks ($5.99) and the shawl ($12.99) weekend before last at Target, when I had the main goal of getting long-sleeved shirts. It’s funny, the shawl is the exact same pattern as the blue & green one that I bought months ago.

The shoes ($19.99) are also from Target, but I bought them online. They’re suede.

outfit of the day: black, red & grey (cold weather version)

ootd black red grey cold weather version

I went to Target on Saturday and added a few long-sleeved shirts to my wardrobe. (And one purple shirt that turned out to be short-sleeved. Curses! My “I don’t try things on, I know my sizes” policy backfires on me occasionally. Oh well, it’s a nice color, I’ll find something to do with it.) I’ve worn this outfit before, here I’m just adding a shirt under the dress (and tights under the socks) for warmth. Everything else I already had, the pin is my black lizard.

purple suede button ballet flatsSpeaking of Target, I’ve had my eye on these shoes, waiting for them to go on sale, and it looks like this is my week: they went from $24.99 to $19.99.




mustard suede ballet flatscranberry ruffle flatsI also want these shoes, but I’m not going to pay full price for them. I just have to be patient, they’ll go on sale eventually.




brown wool sweater dressThis wool sweater dress I’ve had bookmarked for a few weeks is down to $37.99 from $49.99, but I bet it will go down more. However, if I wait too long they may run out of my size; plus it’s 100% wool so it’s probably not ever going to be as cheap as my cotton dresses. Unless I wait for final clearance, and then I’ll probably only have a couple weeks before it’s too warm to wear it. I have to ponder this.

outfit of the day: silvery pastels (cold weather version)

ootd silvery pastels cold weather version

This is another warmed up version of something I’ve already worn. The tights are from We Love Colors, but everything else I already had. A light blue, gray, or lilac shirt would have been ideal; but at the moment I only have about half a dozen long-sleeved shirts suitable for wearing under my dresses, so I just had to go with whatever wouldn’t clash. I’m hoping to at least double that eventually.

outfit of the day: brown & green (cold weather version)

ootd brown green cold weather

Here is a cold weather version of an outfit I’ve already featured. Basically I just added a brown shirt under the dress, brown tights under the socks, and a scarf. Having something around my neck automatically raises my internal temperature 5-10 degrees. I’m not entirely sold on the socks-over-tights look, but it certainly is warmer.

A co-worker once told me she could never wear brown and green together, because it gave her Girl Scout flashbacks. Since I dropped out of Bluebirds and never made it that far, it doesn’t have the same unpleasant connotations for me. The only contact I’ve had with Girl Scouts in years are my annual rants about their shitty, overpriced cookies. (They suck!)

Nothing I’m wearing is new, this is a case of “shopping in your closet”.

brown green scarf with leaf pinTrying something new with today’s pin.

outfit of the day: october threw up all over me

ootd october barfThe only new components here are the tights and trouser socks. The shoes I bought a couple months ago, the pin is the owl pin I bought in Louisiana, and the skirt and shirts I’ve had for a couple of years.

The stockings are one of the pairs I bought from We Love Colors, $9. They ship their stuff priority mail, so even though they’re in Miami I got my order the day after I ordered it (it shipped the same day I ordered it), so that was cool.

I got no complaints so far. The fit is exactly right, they don’t fall or roll down, and the color is rich and dark. A lot of times colored tights will look great in the package, but when stretched over your legs become pallid and insipid. These are dark even over my thighs, where they’re stretched the tightest.

WLC also has $15 tights, in the same sizes and choice of colors, that have a higher Lycra spandex content, so they’re probably more durable. However, with handwashing and a little care, I don’t see why these couldn’t last at least a year.

fall colors paisley socksThe trouser socks are from Sock Dreams, $10. Usually I stick to the $7 socks, but I do love paisley. I was afraid they would slip down over the tights, but they seem to be holding up well. (Take into account a 2 block walk to the bus stop, another block from one stop to the connecting stop, a dash into and out of McDonald’s, and a walk up a flight of stairs.)

My first bus driver this morning was like “Okay, WHERE do you get your socks?!” I told her Sock Dreams, BABY. SD should put me on commission. I will accept payment in socks.