Category Archives: Mistakes

Excuses, a Gross Picture, and Sparkles

[Warning: there’s a gross picture of a leg injury below, so don’t scroll down if you’re squeamish.]

Anyway, it’s been awhile. Here’s 5 reasons why:

1. It was summer and I was busy with kids and etc., plus not very excited about summer wardrobes. That’s the best part of my excuse (before the downward spiral began! That’s foreshadowing. My sixth grade English teacher would be proud of me).

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Meet Nordstrom Liz

Darn, I had to take Michael to the Apple Store today, and the closest one is at the mall where Nordstrom Liz works. It was a bummer, but I tried to deal with it gracefully. After Michael took his broken ipod (the jack was broken, and even though he had dropped it and the screen was cracked, and it was eight months old, they gave him a brand new one), I went and met with Liz.
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Mean Pinterest Girl

WELL! I knew this would happen at some point if I kept posting pictures of myself, but I still got my feelings hurt: someone on Pinterest repinned a picture of one of my outfits on a board titled, “Bad Fashion.” I was hoping the term “bad,” meant as in, “yeah, you rock that outfit, bitch,” but no. It actually meant bad.
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5 (Long) Lessons Learned in My First Five Months

It’s kind of pathetic, actually, but I’ve been getting a little down on myself for my outfit choices lately, which means I’m taking this crap waaay too seriously. So I vowed to relax and take this journey as it comes, and guess what? I had a realization which none of you will likely find surprising but which was big news to me. Ready? This journey is exactly that: a journey. If I already knew everything about fashion, I wouldn’t have anything to write about! I’m exploring, learning, and having fun.

So, here are five things I’ve learned about myself and my style so far:
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Very Important Info and a Fashion Mistake

I’ll get the mistake out of the way. I don’t think today’s outfit worked in the least. I started with just the lace skirt (Anne Taylor, $79.50 but I got it on sale for $50ish), brown shirt ($78, Free People) and boots, with bare legs, but it was freezing cold, so I added the leggings and the jacket. I think the look is too random with all the separate pieces. Plus, all the brown is too dark for the cream-colored skirt. (You can’t see it with the jacket, but the shirt has pretty lace on the sleeves. Not exactly lace. But it’s pretty…)

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Well, S***, Crappy Days Happen

I have had the most frustrating day, which I will not get into, but suffice it to say: fashion cannot cure everything. It’s like an addiction, you know? You drink or gamble or eat or spend compulsively so you don’t have to feel your feelings, but — ta da! — the feelings are still there. So, crabby day and deciding what to wear did not make me feel any better.

My god, how shallow do I sound??? I mean, it’s not like I actually believe that clothes can solve all my problems. But they can make me feel better about myself, so even on a crappy day, at least I’m not feeling like a schlump, physically.

Anyway, here’s today’s choice of clothes.

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I just don’t feel like finding links and prices, okay? But I can tell you that the shirt is Free People (of COURSE it is), the jeans are Hudson, and the shoes are Banana Republic.

If you read my recent postabout spending money on a pair of good jeans, these Hudsons are the ones I was talking about.

I wasn’t going to post this picture because I decided I don’t like the jacket. It’s several years old, from Anne Taylor loft. I wore it all day, then when I took the picture, I decided it looked ridiculous, especially with the long orange sleeves sticking out. Maybe that’s why I had such a crappy day… It was a crappy outfit choice! Just kidding, I’m not that shallow, remember?

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