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Inspired by fashion week so far (I don’t have the time or patience, honestly, to do a FW-FW11 post, sorry!), I did an old-fashion Let’s Play Dress-up… good fun.

Yes, the photo quality is HORRIBLE – I was home alone and my Nikon was charging, so I was left with Little Nikon and basically no light. But there you have it. It’s been kind of discouraging this year in terms of wearing Actual Clothes to school for two reasons:

1. Not caring.

2. I can’t wear heels nearly as often because my hip is (and has been for a while) messed up, and wearing heels only exacerbates the problem and slows the already annoyingly long healing process. That, and my feet are bigger/are different sizes, so a lot of my heels aren’t nearly as comfy as they used to be. Sad but true facts of life here, people. Anyway, because I can’t really wear heels, and because I’m short, the majority of my non-jeans wardrobe is off limits (skirts, dresses, pants – all out). A major pain.

Righto. Off to read. (Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions – I recommend it.)

~ r


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I went to Ann Arbor to visit my brother and do some other stuff at the end of March and never got around to posting any pictures… didn’t take that many, but still…

Sarongs outside Orchid Lane

Sweet car.

Not sure what this was about…

Jacket – F21, jeans – JCP, boots – Steve Madden (DSW), scarf – Orchid Lane, sunglasses – vint, rings – vint.

Wow. This is kind of a dumb post…. *shrug* It’s raining and I’m tired. Count of Monte Cristo time! night

~ r

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Quick shout-out to RunwayDaily for featuring one of my outfits a while back – vintage lace jacket, JCP skinnies, and GoJane lace-up suede oxfords (which, concidentally and regretfully, have become so worn down on both the heel tip and the actual shoe bottom that the right shoe is slanted outwards about fifteen degrees, thus making walking extremely painful… such a shame, as they were relatively comfy to begin with. Ah, such are the woes of shoe-lovers everywhere…)

How to wear lace up oxfords

merci  🙂

~ r

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Today was a hectic-ish day… an interview-ee showed up at the wrong hour, taking away twenty unplanned minutes of French whilst we wandered around the halls, searching for the other student who needed to talk to him (who failed to leave her last name, very professional…) Luckily, I was able to get a pass from the office, so I wasn’t marked absent. Also luckily, I was dressed especially sprucily today, donning my little brother’s old blazer in a flash of inspiration: “Wait! My shoulders are bare! I will get shot if Principal sees me! … oh look, a blazer!” And out the door went I.

It was SO COLD taking these. I opted to leave off my coat (the leopard print, even though it *is* fun) and gloves, so I was more or less freezing. Add to that the fact that these boots are in no way, shape or form waterproof (aka snowproof), my toes were wet as well. Aka, not too fun. But the lighting was pretty good.

blazer – little brother’s, vintage
tunic – ON
jeans – JCP
boots – gojane
rings, belt – vint
necklace – claire’s
earrings – f21

I need to do my nails…

~ r

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Feeling the 80s vibe, channeling The Edge/U2 with this bowler (H&M), which I debated over and questioned and considered for a few weeks before buying, and even then, I left the tags on for a week or so before finally taking the Purchase Plunge of Buyer’s Commitment (a fashionista’s best friend and archenemy rolled into one).

In other plunge-taking news, I finally got around to getting on weardrobe… because I’m just that on top of things…

This outfit has kind of a weird mix of 80s/Victorian/western feel to it, for me… but I like it. Kind of an obscure mix. I employed my dad as photographer – usually it’s my little brother, who I’ve brainwashed (teehee) into being stylish too. So it was kind of weird, posing all funky with my dad behind the lens. But whatever it takes, right? We dashed outside for maybe five minutes to take these – it was all we had for two reasons. (1) The sun was rapidly sinking behind the treeline and houses, casting their elongated shadows on the sparkling blue-white snow that covers the ground (and will until about April), giving us very little light (hence the not-quite-in-focus-ness and somewhat funky lighting). Also, (2), it was about twenty degrees with a pretty stiff wind. Should’ve thrown on some gloves…

Bowler, coat – H&M
maxi dress – target
boots – UO
rings and necklace – vintage

^ me being dumb ^  😀  you get that a lot, actually. But life is much more fun that way.

Off to write. Ciao!

~ r

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The wind woke me up this morning at 8:30. Not because it was blowing outside (though it was, harsh and whippy and freezing and sounding very much like winter), but because a few icy wisps were streaking through the minute crack between the bottom of the window and the sill. I had to crawl out of bed and stuff tissues in the crack to try to stop it, but the damage was done. My pillow (which lies directly under said sill) was frigid and I was very much awake. Upon checking the weather, I confirmed my suspicions that it was effing FREEZING at -4 degrees.

I am getting very, very tired of winter. Christmas and NYE are gone, and so should the snow and ice and slush. And wind.

SO. Such cold weather calls for desperate measures – leopard-printed measures from H&M and 5″ Steve Maddens (with platform – perfect for evading slush and road salt!). And a bunch of rings. And that great yellow bag A got me from Aldo for Christmas/my birthday (love you!).

Right hand, from top: F21, others vintage

From left: AE (I suspect – it was another gift), vint, F21, and vint

Little brother…

Off to freeze.

~ r

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Yes, I’m terrible. I haven’t posted on here in ages. Not even random street shots that I like. Shame on me!

H&M accessories - socks - shoes

H&M accessories - socks - shoes

outfit du jour…

dress – ON
top – deb
socks – target
shoes – gojane
faux fur – h&m
hat – F21
rings, necklace – vint

And a few photos from XC States on the 7th… (guys, 3rd; girls, 5th)

See the rest on my flickr

So yeah. Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things, but life/running/NaNaWriMo (I’m at 32,740 words!)  are taking soooo much time…

~ r

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