This scarf isn’t anything special, it’s a big yellow pashmina I bought at Old Navy (or was it Target?) for $12 a couple years ago. It’s 100% acrylic the little strands constantly come un-knotted. But it is enormous, and that is why it is my ‘blanket scarf’.
I don’t do a lot of traveling but the one traveling tip I have, take a ‘blanket scarf’. Layover in Chicago have to sleep on the floor in the airport? BAM, blanket scarf! Eight hour road trip to Dragon Con and you are trying to sleeping in the backseat of the car? BAM, blanket scarf! Guy next to you on the plane won’t turn down his little air nozzle thing? BAM blanket scarf! Hot date with your significant other during the summer, but you know the movie theater will be super cold? BAM! Blanket Scarf.
This scarf has been to Boston, Chicago, Columbus, LA and Atlanta with me. It went on my first date with Curly-haired-boy to see a midnight showing of Blade Runner (the best movie ever), it had been to countless other movies and plays with me because it goes with nearly all of my outfits. Overly air conditioned convention centers & movie theaters, outdoor events that start during the day and then get colder when the sun goes down. There are tons of places that I get cold and need an extra layer of warmth. Which I think more than anything just shows… that I have really poor circulation…
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.
Shirt & Belt: Hand-me Downs, Pants & Jacket: Thrift Store (Similar Pants, Similar Blazer), Shoes: Chuck Taylors! Mine were cheaper because I bought the Children’s size! (Similar)
I have a new hair color. I blame all the beautiful red-headed bloggers… and spring. Spring always make me dye my hair.
My father gave me this ‘Lake Woebegone‘ shirt several years ago after he got a little pudgy for it. It was the pride of my high school years, but Prairie Home Companion wasn’t my favorite back then, and I haven’t really listened to it since that kind of terrible movie was made. My mother also gave me one of his old belts a couple months ago. My father used to be a bit of a hippie, can you tell? I used some ‘brasso’ on the buckle & some saddle soap on the leather part and it’s nearly as good as new. Also, when he was skinny he was younger he wore about a 30″ waist, so I feel no shame in fitting into his old belt.
My mom was really pleased to see me wear them on Easter to be with family. I probably should have worn a cute floral dress in honor of the season, but my inner rebellious teenager didn’t want to put on an ‘Easter Dress’. Instead I decided to wear ALL the colors! And Chuck Taylors.
Hope everyone had an awesome Easter. I spent a portion of the this weekend being sick, so I’ve been a little absent from the blog-o-sphere for a couple days. I’m better now though. Please tell me about all the awesome things you did in my absence!
Skirt: Modcloth, Boots: Chinese Laundry, Socks & Scarf: Target, Shirt: So old I’m not sure.
Hang up all my jackets in the that is! Cuz I don’t need to wear them right now! Can I get a ‘What, What’?
I love wearing blazer at work because you can throw them over pretty much anything thing and claim it is ‘buisness casual’. Spring & summer ruin that for me. As I was getting dressed this morning I was looking for that one specific black blazer you know what I mean, not the black one, or the other black one but the specific black blazer I am thinking of. I remembered I wore it last week and probably left it in the backseat of my car. So I finished getting dressed ran out to my car (sans jacket, sorry mom I’m pretty sure I’ll be ok). You guys there were enough missing blazers in the backseat of my cart to suit up an entire women’s basketball team. Like not just the people on the court, the bench warmers would be warm too.
Except I’m all of 5’2″ on a tall day. So maybe more like the American gymnast team. (How many women would that be?) Doesn’t matter they are all super short, I could send them to the Olympics in style this summer.
Dress: Thrifted, Shirt: NY&C, Shoes: Target (kids section)
Yesterday was just ‘one of those days’. I looked super cute, but got caught in a mini-monsoon before I could get any photos (these are from a few days ago), I moved my blog to a new URL & messed it up THREE times, I got a call from the Chase about some fraudulent charges on my credit card (even though it was still in my wallet) & had to cancel the card.
On the bright-side. I love the way it smells after a spring rain, I totally had an umbrella in the back seat of my car (score one for the messy chick) also it was nice & cool all evening so we got to sit with the back door open. I no longer have to explain to people why my blog name doesn’t match the web address, also it is easier to say out loud. I did not lose any money from credit fraud.
Fun fact, in cases of credit card fraud in the US you are not liable for anything more than $50, or if the card is not present at the time of the transaction $0. I’ve seen some credit card companies advertise this like it is an important service they offer. It’s not, it’s a law.
I’ve been abusing my alpha dog status and using Ian-dog as a stand in to help me focus my camera on the right spot. He’s gotten much better at ‘sit & stay’ the past couple weeks. We’ve also been working on ‘Come with a happy voice’. When he runs off to say hello to a neighbor or a visitor, I automatically get my angry voice out and can’t help but scold him when he comes over to me. So I’ve also been training myself to say ‘good boy’ when he comes over to me and make sure I give him some belly rubs.