Skirt: Express, Shirt: Thrifted, Necklace: Just Creations (Fair Trade)
Changing my hair color has really changed my ‘coloring’. Where as previously I was a ‘warm toned skin with cool accents’ (flat brown hair & blue eyes), now I am discovering that all those maroon scarves & red tops I used to look good, now kinda clash with the red hair. I’m floundering a bit, I LOVE to wear color. (In case you are new around here.)
I think the mustardy yellow still looks good with the red hair.
I wore this to volunteer at the non-profit fair trade store in town. I always try to wear a scarf or jewelry item from there when I volunteer. Since I’ve been doing it nearly twice a month for almost three years there are plenty of fair trade items in my collection.
As I was walking home a man yelled out his car ‘You are rocking that look!’, which I consider to be a mostly acceptable thing to yell from your car. I can’t tell if it is people in Louisville, people in my neighborhood, or just me that prompt more street comments but now that it is getting warm outside I seem to be the recipient of a lot more.
Sweater: Thrifted, Skirt: Body Central, Tights: Target (several seasons ago), Boots: Chinese Laundry
Ian-Dog and I have been working on ‘leash-less walking’ not far (and when there are other people or animals around he goes back on the leash) but in the little alley behind our apartment complex we’ve been walking without one. Hence this photo of me yelling ‘get back over here’ as he wanders a little bit to far away. All my classiness caught on camera.
I’ve really been rocking the super bright tights lately.
I bought this adorable little skirt at Body Central, that kind of obnoxious store in the mall that specializes in club wear. My friend wanted us to go clubbing with some of her co-workers. I didn’t really find anything ‘club worthy’ because everything I tried on made me feel really uncomfortable about my body. But this skirt was to cute to pass up. Even though it is rather short. But that just means I probably CAN wear it to the night-clubs sometime.
I ended up not going out to the ‘clubs’ on Friday, even after all that work shopping. A big group and I ended up seeing Curly-haired-boy’s comedy show instead. I ordered a delicious salad from a restaurant that I know & love, a gin & tonic, then a rum, coke & grenadine. And later that night had terrible nightmares that the comedians from the show followed us home, insisted on having an after party at our place and refused to leave when I asked nicely. NO MORE GRENADINE BEFORE BED FOR LOREN!
Blazer, Skirt, Sweater: Thrifted, Tights: Target, Booties: The MALL (I went in there one time)
These photos aren’t great, the light was fading to quickly for me to keep my camera on the right settings. The prompt from Freckles in April was ‘Dress up a Jacket’ so I wore a cute blazer & floral skirt to work. It was to warm to wear a real jacket (64 degrees?!) But I don’t think this is what the prompt meant. I went for it anyway. I’ve worn this skirt & sweater together a couple times but it never felt ‘finished’. I think the blazer was exactly what was missing from the outfit.
I headed to a friends house shortly after I took these photos and she made me the most AMAZING pork chops. I provided the salad. Then we talked about boys, watched Marcel the Shell with shoes on, made plans for Super Bowl, and then LAUGHED and laughed and laughed. Girls nights are the greatest.
I was trying to think of other things to say so here are a list of little facts about me:
If there were a movie about my life I think Carey Mulligan should probably play me.
Every year for Valentine’s my father used to buy my sister and I Muth’s chocolates. They are local & they are amazing. He even had them delivered to us in college. Since he passed away in ’09 it’s been a tradition for me to send some to my sister. Just need to decide if I want to send her a lot of chocolate or a WHOLE lot of chocolate.
I saw this skirt on Modcloth when I was shopping during one of their sales this winter. I was like ‘Ooooo I love that! The colors are great and it reminds me of that skirt that Virginie has!’ So I added it to my cart (even though it wasn’t on sale, the horrors!!!!) And sometime after it was ordered but before it got to my house she wore it again. And I realized it was the EXACT same skirt. In case anyone doesn’t know I have a huge girl crush on Virginie but ordering the same clothes takes it to a whole new level. It’s about to get all Single White Female up in here.
So as an Ode to Virginie, and because I’ve been participating in the Freckles in April winter prompts I decided to try & channel Virginie. Who always seems to pull together the cutest elegant outfits and isn’t one of those bloggers who seems to have an infinitely large closet. Also she is making a movie, which is awesome. So Virginie, while I may have some of the same clothing as you, occasionally try to dress like you, I pinky promise not to get your hair cut and then try to murder you.
It was raining, and dark, and I forgot my tripod… SO indoor shots. They ended up better than I expected (although still not great) and Ian-dog insisted on being in the pictures.
I do follow the trends but I’m not the type of girl to run out and buy things the minute they show up in magazines fashion blogs (I never read magazines). Like shear lacy shirts, and scallop edged things. Which is why I have just now decided to jump onto both of those bandwagons, at the SAME TIME. I know that I’m full a season late, but it’s just that I’m SO cool that I’m even fashionable late to the fashion trends. I picked these up for three dollars each at Goodwill last week. Something about this outfit makes me feel really… small.
So what do you guys think, does scallops & lace sound more like an awesome music duo or a seafood dish at a fancy restaurant?