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You Can Take The Girl Out Of The Nerd…




Star Wars Tee – so old I have no idea  //  Pants – Season JR  //  Shoes – ModCloth  //  Sunnies – Lace Affair  //  Necklace – Monserat de Lucca

…but you can’t take the nerd out of the girl.  Clearly, my nerd-dom still rides strong and free.  To be fair, no one has as of yet taken the girl out of the nerd either as I took these pictures on the way to my WoD role playing game meet up.  That’s like Dungeons & Dragons gaming but in a post apocalyptic world.  Yes, I am that big a geek.  This is all to say that you just gotta be proud of who you are.

The Blackest of Shades






Maxi Dress – c/o Sheinside  //  Shoes – ModCloth (old)  //  Necklace – Threadsence  //  Bag – UO  //  Sweater – Yumi via Trove in Toronto  //  Sunnies – F21

I know black isn’t traditionally part of a summer palette, but it is part of mine especially in this lovely maxi form.  There was a time when it was a bit of a joke how much black I wore  *think New Yorker black, not Marilyn Manson black*  and how little color there was in my wardrobe.  People would feign amazement when I wore gray, exclaiming that I’m adding color to my wardrobe.  These days, as you are aware, color graces my wardrobe in all it’s glory, but there is still a special place in my heart for that darkest of all shades.

*link to braided faux hawk tutorial*
*linking up with Trend Spin, and Style Sessions*

Raggedy Ann And Playing Pretend

Skirt – Ruche  // Top – Anthropologie   //  Shoes – Payless  //  Belt – swap  //  Earrings – F21
Sometimes, in the midst of craziness, like trying to get Synchronicity funded, I have a moment of just plain fun.  Like, when I went this one morning to be a hair model for my friend.  I got to have my hair professionally done and walk around all super fancy for the rest of the day.  It was so glamorous.  
Of course, the following day I was back to my old raggedy Ann self, but it’s always fun to play pretend. 

Heat Wave Dressing

Dress – Lace Affair //  Shoes – ModCloth  //  Bag & Necklace –  Threadsence  //  Bracelets & Sunnies  – F21
We’re in the middle of a heat wave here.  And when forced to wear clothes I am reaching for light, white, and as little as possible.  So this simple dress seemed perfect.  And of course I couldn’t resist wearing out my fabulous new purse.  I’ve been eying it for a while, but when it went on a super duper sale, I didn’t think twice!  I love a purse that has so much detail and texture. It’s shiny faux leather on the sides, fabric down the front and back, and the top orange flap is a kind of furry faux animal skin.  
Weird and funky pieces seem to be drawing me in recently.  I don’t think it’ll stop.  I think I’m going through a slight style transition.  Much further away from the sweeter dressing in the past, towards I don’t know what.  We’ll see.

*linking up with I Love My Post, Fab Favorites, and   Passion For Fashion*

Certain Trends…

Top – thrifted //  Pants – Season. Js  //  Shoes – ModCloth  //  Hat – unknown brand  //  Sunnies & Necklace – F21  //  Bracelet – H&M
…come along and you wonder why?  Or you just figure you’ll pass on this one.  Then sometimes, other trends come by and you wonder how you ever survived without them.  The pajama pants trend is one of those for me.  Clearly.
Wearing pants that look like they’re more suited to the bedroom than outdoors is perhaps one of the best things.  There’s something exposing about it, and yet utterly comfortable *especially these uber soft and silky ones* as they are the most comfortable things ever.  I like it a bit because it throws off my equilibrium by throwing things outside their acceptable constructs.  

‘Cause We All Need Five Minutes Sometimes

Sweater – Zara  //  Dress – Ruche  //  Shoes – Payless
Tights – Hue  //  Belt & Earrings – F21  //  Coat – Jacob
Today was one of those extremely ridiculous days.   No, not one of those days where you’re running for the bus with a stroller only to have your cellphone bounce out of said stroller onto the sidewalk and you have to run back to catch it as you watch that bus go by and another one doesn’t come for 45 minutes.  No, not one of those days, though they are fun, and that did happen yesterday.
Today was one of those days where I stood in front of my closet for an hour in my tiny little bathrobe lamenting, no whining and crying, in my head that I had absolutely nothing to wear.  Yes, I realize how absolutely ridiculous it is for me to say that since I have the wardrobe of three other women combined.  
But it was just one of those days where nothing seems to exactly capture the mood you’re in, and nothing speaks to you, and not one item in your closet works.  It’s one of those days where I just wanted to burn everything – or donate it, or whatever – and start fresh. 
No, I don’t have that luxury, and yes it would be a total waste of resources and therefore completely against my moral code, but today was one of those days.  
I’m just going to sit in the corner and pout about it a little bit. 
And then get over it, ’cause there’s real trouble in the world.
Excuse me for five minutes.
True Story:
While visiting a friend and her children, Baby Girl and her boy crawl into bed under the covers.
His mom turns to me and says, “Maybe we should get their betrothal officially before anything else happens.” 

Groomed and Composed, Always

Tank – F21
Hoodie – George from Walmart
Jeans – Gap
Shoes – ModCloth
If you’re trying to be a fashion blogger, one thing to consider is photos.  Good fashion photos showcasing your best side, you in your most elegant poses, and with properly placed limbs in order to best bring out the clothing is a necessity.  
Fashion blogging is all about creating a believable portrayal of the images you see in Vogue magazine:  elegant, chic and graceful.  It’s about creating a dreamlike atmosphere.  A fantasy we all want to attain. That is why I endeavor to, at all times, present myself in the most groomed and composed manner possible. 
*In case you haven’t had a coffee yet, let me note that today’s post is brought to you by “A healthy dose of sarcasm.”*

Trick Question

Dress – Trashy Diva
Shoes – Payless
Necklace – gift from Poland

You know that question women ask, “Does this make me look fat?”  It’s a trick question.  It’s a trap, and there’s no easy way to navigate out of it.  So Andrew asked me the male version of this same question while we were watching the Olympics, “Would you rather I have a gymnast’s body or a swimmer’s body?”  There’s no easy way to navigate that one.  Just walk away, head into the kitchen, pour both of you a nice scotch and change the subject. 
Thank you Laphroaig peaty scotch for getting me out of that one.

p.s.  I’m so glad you all like the Coffee Talk Vids – more coming up next Friday, August 17th.  In the meantime, might I suggest checking out the July LookBook Video or watching me in Posthuman?

Quote of Today:
“And God promised men that good an obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world. Then he made the earth round…and laughed and laughed and laughed.”

I Hate This Dress So Much….

Dress – Cooperative from UO
Jacket – Old Navy
Necklace – Ruche
Shoes – Payless
…I just can’t get enough of it!  This dress was on ridiculous sale and I was immediately drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  I don’t know why exactly.  It has everything I hate in a dress: intentionally vintage looking beige cotton/linen background, obnoxious bold black outline of a print, and a mix of neon yellow, teal, red and coral that has no rhyme or reason.  But despite all that, or maybe even because of it, I’m inexplicably and magically drawn to it.  I couldn’t help myself. 
It’s funny how sometimes we find something that has exactly what we never knew we wanted. 
Quote of Today:
“I blame it on you for handing me a loaded gun, or you know, a delicious popsicle.”
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