Remember this dress?
Of course you do. Turns out it’s really hard to pump in. So I cut off the top in a fit of LACTATING RAGE:
Just kidding. I just folded the top inside the skirt and zipped it up halfway and then belted it to make it less obvious.
It turned out pretty well.
Zara dress, JCrew shirt, Thrifted belt, The Bridge gladstone bag, Fossil pumps, self made monocle and key necklaces
ZARA shirtdress, vintage jumper, thrifted belt, HUE tights, otbt rockdale booties, Atlantic Treefox fox badge
It began to snow while I took my pictures.
I’ve had this jumper for a while, I bought it at this truly fantastic vintage store in Eugene that I can’t remember the name of (I remember my friend Meg being lucky as well and finding an GAH-MAZING black swing coat). I think it’s handmade, I like to think of it as someone’s labor of love. I knew immediately upon seeing it that it had so much potential (and pockets!), but ended up barely wearing it because I thought it looked awkward on me. I’ve since had it shortened and taken in on the top and am quite pleased with the result. And my fox badge compliments it perfectly!
The OTBT booties that I’ve been lusting after for LITERALLY (like that, Andy?) eons are finally mine! I went with black instead of grey, though. Aren’t they lovely? With their laces and rounded toe and THE FRILLY TONGUE THAT IS OUT OF CONTROL OMG.
Don’t mind me. I’ll just be in the corner, crooning to my shoes.
Sweater: Zara. Tunic: Fossil. Jeans: Urban Outfitters. Boots: Doc Martens.
So I really want to love this sweater, but then I look at pictures of myself in it and I think, Yeeeeeesh.
I love the material, I love the side pocket, I love the epaulets and so I may need to cut it down the middle and make it into a cardigan. Which reminds me, I need to buy a sewing machine. I took a sewing class several years ago that resulted in a charmingly hideous pillowcase but no actual knowledge of how said pillowcase was created. I feel like if I just spring for a sewing machine and like, tink around a little bit that knowledge will return as well as other interesting tidbits. Like how to make a poodle skirt. Stuff like that.
Another day, same pair of boots.
I found this really cheap utility backpack from Andy and Bax and decided it would be my new diaper backpack. It has just enough pockets for my (and River’s) needs and is super cute to boot.
Sweater and Skirt: Fossil. Shirt: Thrifted. Leggings and Socks: Hue. Boots: Doc Martens. Backpack: Andy and Bax.
I’ve been living in this skirt lately. The elastic waist is just what I need right now, seeing as I still have ten pounds to lose. Ten pounds should be easy, right? Right? Especially since I’m not eating two breakfasts, two lunches and a sensible dinner. A couple of weeks after I had River we went out to eat and I ordered the amount of food I would’ve eaten when I was still pregnant and was surprised that there was a lot left over. I thought, OH. Duh. I no longer have a parasite in me (no offense River!). I’m still hungrier than usual since I’m breastfeeding, but I’m glad I’m no longer craving red meat with a side of red meat every meal. Also, Andy’s recently gotten obsessed with green smoothies, so I feel like I’m eating pretty healthy lately. And those things are tasty.
I threw on my 3 dollar Goodwill dress today:
and then I threw another dress on top:
and then I threw on my harness:
and then I decided the harness was a little much (for this outfit, at least).
I do like the dress combo, though! A great Saturday outfit.
Cardigan: Fossil. Dresses: ZARA and Goodwill. Tights and socks: HUE and Sock Dreams. Boots: Doc Martens.
Andy asked me to strike a pose. This…was the best I could do.
(believe me, you don’t want to see the face that I was making)
Gratuitous beanie pic.
Beanie: Target. Dress: Fossil. Cardigan: Zara. Skirt: AA. Tights: HUE. Boots: Doc Martens.
Fossil Dress: Seen before here, here, and here.
I was going to include these boots in my 30 for 30 and decided against it. That was a mistake. HUGE! These boots are simply the best. True story!
So I’m thinking of never riding in an elevator again. Why? Oh, two reasons. One: an electrical fire started in the elevator shaft of the ancient building that I work in. The alarm went off, and since it’s a new one complete with a LOUD yet soothing man’s voice: “PLEASE EVACUATE THE PREMISES!” I sat there bug eyed for a second doing nothing of the sort. Eventually my coworkers and I grabbed our coats and hats and wallets and sauntered off to the dining commons to eat a second breakfast while the firemen arrived. Two: I went to the mall after work and encountered these cats in the elevator. One of them chuckled under his breath and said, “Our next victim.” He blew into a pitch pipe and off they went. Falalalala. Lalalala. I opened my eyes wide and smiled hard like a maniac, foolishly trying to throw them off of their game, but they are truly seasoned professionals. *insert elevator music joke*. *LAUGH*
I kid. I love that stuff.
Speaking of smiling hard:
Faizon Love PONES this scene.
Cardigan: Target. Dress: Zara. Jeans: Urban. Boots: Frye.
I’m running low on long sleeved shirts (what was I thinking?!) so naturally, I made my dress into one. I’ve done this one other time when I was pregnant. See, I wasn’t trying to be crafty or anything, I just had no other shirts that covered my stomach and the dress barely covered my bum as it was (I wore leggings underneath). So, done and DONE. And is it just me or are dresses getting shorter and shorter? I’ve got hips, kids. And I also have to occasionally bend over. Must I wear jean shorts under everything? Anyway, I just folded the dress up into the elastic and voila! Shirt! *fistpump* Except, now that I look at these pictures I think it might make me look pregnant. Circle of Life.
We took these pictures at Lightning Joe’s Guitar Heaven in Arroyo Grande while checking out banjos (true story!). Most of those sign names? I have no idea what they’re referencing. Houses of the Holy? Studios 51 & 50? I got nothin’. No worries, Andy clued me in. My guitar teacher assumed I knew the melody to Stairway to Heaven (you know the drill: when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me), and when I said I didn’t? The entire class stared. me. DOWN. Truly?! And then he mentioned Robert Plant and I felt like messing with them just a leetle bit more so I asked, “Who?” LOUD groans. But then, the next week, the teacher mentioned Private Idaho and no one knew who the B-52s or Gus Van Sant were/was? *steeples fingers* HMMMMM.
Hat: Goorin. Earrings and Purse: Fossil.
Ah, The 6th Day. I’ve never seen it, but I have read this review about a million times and it makes me cry tears of joy every. single. time.
This outfit is so comfortable. I really like how the cardigan compliments the dress, and I dig the little sleeve puffs. I wore a skirt under the dress to make it a little fuller, but took it off because it kept slipping down. I also doubled up on the tights to keep my toes warm and toasty.
I want these:
the perfect addition to this outfit, which I will buy in about 24 days. Or so.
Today has been the usual kind of Saturday, not too busy and mostly boring, but I don’t mind. 🙂 We did some grocery shopping, and then stopped by Target and Best Buy to prep for our drive to California on Thursday night/Friday morning. This challenge will definitely make packing easier, but I don’t know how I’m going to restrain from shopping while there, so we’ll see how that goes.
I’m off to go curl up on the couch and watch Merlin!