Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Your hand grips hand as my eyes shut

We went to a concert with all the hip kids - well, maybe all the drunken, less-intelligent kids - and I wanted to look good. I had purchased these pants (about 1.5 sizes smaller than I would normally buy in jeans, not because I suddenly need smaller jeans, but because Old Navy sizes are so generous) and this was my chance to try it all out.

So this was my first attempt with these fuzzy suede Skecher boots that I knew had a wide enough circumference to accommodate the pant legs. It looks decent, even though I wished the boot shaft was taller on these boots.

And a little more casual than the full leather look. Aaaaand, it might be too fall to wear these distinctly winter boots.

Then, genius struck. All of my other boots have slim shafts, too slim to fit too much bulk between my leg and boot. But, I discovered that if I pulled a pair on regular ladies calf socks OVER the opening of my pant leg, and then pulled on the boots, they would slide right over the bottom of the pant leg without a problem at all.

I told my friend I should write tutorials on how to attempt to look cool after college. I think I'm on to something there.

Also, gold scarf from the Michaels craft store aisle endcap as I was walking by one day? Has become a wardrobe staple for me. And it goes really nicely with my gold resin bracelet that I bought online from Color by Amber, wanting a gold bracelet that is comfortable and doesn't tarnish. This turns out to be the way to go - gold sparkles with resin around them. So comfortable and wearable, and will stay gold for a very long time.

Gold scarf: Michaels crafts
Red pink striped sweatshirt: Thrifted (Old Navy)
Skinny jeans: Old Navy
Gold resin bracelet: Color by Amber
Boots with fur tops (top 2 pictures): Thrifted (Skechers)
Tall leather boots in cognac: BDG by Urban Outfitters

Title: Breezeblocks by Alt J

Monday, November 3, 2014

I'm going there someday

Belts. I'm still trying to figure out they do best for me.
I love the idea of belts, but in implementation, I'm still working on it.
I love this two tone belt, but I wish it was a hip belt instead of an empire waist belt. Maybe that's more what I need is hip belts. Hip belts ride up and I have to constantly adjust them. Guess I'll keep exploring belt territory and see what I decide.

Maroon ruffle shirt: Thrifted
Pink cardigan: Thrifted
Wood flowers bracelet: Thrifted
Leather circles belt: Kohls
Brown and white linen abstract circles skirt: Thrifted

Title: I Love to See the Temple by Janice Kapp Perry

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I'll be with you forever I found

What I wear to funerals isn't very traditional, but I don't follow rules very often. Since there's no black around here, I like the idea of dark brown and green, the colors of earth and life.

This skirt gets worn at least once a week at work, maybe as often as three times a week. Because it's so stretchy, but still crisply holds its shape, it's perfectly comfortable, sleek, and wearable. I'll be sad when it gets threadbare and I can't wear it anymore.

I love my North Face rain jacket, which came out on this day because of the rain and because it was cold and windy. It's s real rubbery nylon. One day after a big rainstorm, I was dragging big broken branches around the backyard and it got muddy. I walked over to the hose and cleaned up really quickly - so easy. It's nice to have something that doesn't stain with my "active lifestyle" - not to mention keeps the rain off and keeps me warm.

Green button up: Tommy Hilfiger (thrifted)
Brown 3/4 sleeve shirt: George (thrifted)
Green shell necklace: Amazon
Brown flare skirt: Amazon
Blue rain jacket: North Face from a cool consignment shop in Park City
Warm brown leather boots: Zappos

Title: Heaven in the Rain by Ray, Goodman & Brown

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the silence between whisper and shout

Alfred Lambourne painted a series of works at the Great Salt Lake, when he lived near there in the 1890s. It was amazing to see his works at the UMFA (Utah Museum of Fine Art) and later go visit Black Rock on the south end of the Great Salt Lake. Not to mention look fabulous while at Black Rock.

I do like this cardigan, compliments of the thrift store. Even though cardigans and I don't necessarily get along, just because they aren't always very crisp, and don't compliment my shape as nicely as jackets do. But still, this is one of the ones I can tolerate well.

You can't see it very well, but I now have an exceptionally awesome asymmetrical haircut.

Red eyeglasses: Zenni optical
Brown necklace: Smith's Marketplace
Reddish orange T: Nordstrom's Rack
Pink, yellow and brown floral cardigan: Thrifted

Title: Between Sun and Moon by Rush

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Head in the clouds

This shirt: turns out the fabric really bugs me. The fabrication was just too heavy, I could feeling it pulling downward at my shoulders. It lacks any sort of crispness to it. Can you see how it makes my shoulders look all wrong?

I've found that I shop better, and come home with better stuff that meets my needs, if I go alone. This was picked up during a really enjoyable shopping trip to Macy's with a friend. Enjoyable time, but the shirt is less than optimal.

Shirt: Macy's
Necklace: Smith's Marketplace
Skirt: Downeast Outfitters from Seagull Book
Blue bracelet: Dressing Your Truth store
Brown Fossil Boots

Title: Problem by Arianna Grande

Friday, October 24, 2014

Of red and gold I see your lips

An awesome walk up Millcreek Canyon - absolutely unbeatable scenery, and unbeatable company too.

Top: Kohls
Necklace: Amazon

Title: Autumn Leaves by Frank Sinatra

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I think I lost my way

It's not too often that you find the perfect necklace: light enough, chunky enough, and makes a tiny tinkling sound when you move. Those are my favorite, and I've only got a few of those. This awesome necklace I found through an Amazon search and took a chance on the purchase - it turned out to be a really great find.

This is also the first time I've shown these tan, flat leather boots I got from Since I bought them, I've worn them almost every other day during the colder months, and they've held up well, are comfortable, and keep me looking sharp. I also like how they click when I walk.

Sweater: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Mother of pearl and wood necklace: Amazon
Wood bracelet: A friend brought home from Romania
Boots: 6pm 
Title: Walk by Foo Fighers