so i remember when my dad would wear his dad jeans, the classic fit ones that had the permanent imprint of his wallet on the back pocket. he’d wear those jeans with a denim button down shirt and my sister and i would tell him, “no denim on denim!” i recently learned this is also called a canadian tuxedo. well i guess my dad was ahead of his time cause here you have it.
my arm pits look dark or maybe they needed a shave, they probably needed a shave.
p.s. another way i styled these . . .
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over labor day we celebrated our friends marriage in wisconsin. we took the cheesy weezy from our hotel to the wedding venue. don’t let me get started on the cheese bus shenanigans. so the day before the wedding i went to get a mani pedi and beacon’s closet is across the street from the nail spot. i stopped in and found this dress. i knew that the wedding was an anything goes deal as far as attire, so when i scored this second hand dress for eleven bucks i was thrilled. i got my splendid sandals on sale for forty five bucks and the bag is vintage and was gifted. my total casual wedding getup was fifty six bucks. see, i told y’all i was changing my ways. erm i won’t calculate my hair and nails into the . . .
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we stole away to wisconsin to see our friends get married. in route to our hotel we happened upon a sunflower farm. for a city girl like myself, it was momentous. sunflowers as far as the eyes could see.
what with nursery school fees, mortgage payments and on and on. i’ve learned to be a bit more financially savvy with my clothing budget. don’t get me wrong there’s still room for improvement, but i think i’m better. i use to tell myself that i couldn’t remix outfits, but now i have to, so i’ve forced myself to learn. rebecca of a clothes horse is very clever with her remixes and i admire how she can get so many looks out of a single dress. with that said, this was a vintage secretary outfit. it has a matching blouse that was way too big. the skirt, i decided to keep and the top i traded in to beacon’s closet, where i originally got it. the two piece with the high collar felt dated and a white top gave it a crisp modern feel. oh and this is my brand . . .
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every time i throw on a jumpsuit or romper of any type, it brings me back to my 5 year old self. back in the 80’s my mom loved dressing us in what she’d call a salopette. i love seeing my daughter in them too. the only issue i have with them is that i get nervous in public restrooms that someone will walk in on me and i’ll be completely disrobed. it hasn’t happened yet, knock on wood, and i hope it never does.
so i have to say that i am loving red lipstick. sometimes when i’m in a rush i’ll quickly put some on and not doing anything else, yet feel so put together. i was inspired by simplycyn as she rocks bold . . .
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i’ve been doing a much better job at keeping my impulse buys to a minimum and taking time to really think through purchases. now that i can say with full confidence that i am no longer a shopaholic, i want to learn how to make really good coffee so i can treat myself to a latte once or twice a week, but not make it a daily habit. same with sweet treats, i need to make a rule for myself that if i want something sweet like pastries or cookies, i have to bake it myself and not go out to a cafe and buy it. this will likely cut down on my sugar consumption or make me a better baker. so back in april, i used my birthday as an excuse to treat myself to something. i was on the hunt for the perfect pair of white, . . .
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so just like that i’ve inherited a new holiday. i didn’t think much of it really, but boy did josh take it seriously the entire mother’s day weekend. i’d be sitting on the couch and he would offer me a drink, he was so so sweet to me. he’s usually pretty sweet, but he was a bit extra. initially, my impulse was to tell him to just treat the weekend like any other, but then i thought hey, this is a good deal. i can sit on the sofa watching call the midwife and have him bring me a drink or some snacks. i’ll take it. the major shift was that i always visit my mom or would take part in whatever activity she wanted, but this year i could decide for my little family. i chose to go up to storm king art center. it was a . . .
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as you can see from the infrequency of my posts, i certainly have my hands full. last thursday, as i begrudgingly headed to work on my birthday, i came across these blooming trees. i decided i was ready to be back here in this space, as a gift to myself. a tad wrinkled and a bit linty, but hey… such is life. my skin is quite dry after such a long, harsh, cold winter and i may just get a facial. the last time i got one was for my wedding. with how busy it’s been the past ten months so many things went by the wayside and taking care of my skin was one of them. believe it or not my hair is three times this length. i got it trimmed for my birthday and while i never blow it . . .
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so i dug deep down into the archives and found these never before posted outfit photos. i was on the fence about this dress because of the midi length, so i threw on some heels, and i’m not a big heels person, especially if it’s just for a casual afternoon out… hence my veiny feet. i’m going to rock this floral impressionist dress this spring with some flats and a tote or backpack. spring is within arm’s reach people, the days are already noticeably longer. i’ve been coming up with spring outfits in my head while riding the subway to work, sure can’t wait to shed some layers. have you been thinking about spring outfits that you can’t wait to wear?
outfit details: dress vintage, purse vintage, shoes marais
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yes, it’s cheesy, but she sure is. hope you all had a wonderful holiday. we split our time between my parents place here in nyc with my sisters and all the littles…then we flew down to atl on christmas day to spend time with my in-laws. we our peacefully winding down the holiday season and prepping for a brand new year. a year end ritual of mine is to deep clean and declutter so off i go. much love.
ps this vintage polka dot dress made an appearance on the blog over three years ago.