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dress & necklace for $20 (total)

Hello! Is everyone feeling jolly? I certainly was last night.

Sorry for the semi-blurry pic. I was especially jolly that I got this dress and the necklace for a total of $20 at Forever 21. That place has a lot of crap, let’s be honest; but it’s also big enough to merit wandering around now and then because you just might get lucky.

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December 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm 6 comments

layers, continued

I’m sort of crossing my fingers that fall is now officially here to stay, as that was another reason I think I’ve been off my blogging game lately (not dressing appropriately for the weather) and haven’t posted much, but here’s another simple, layered look.

Since layering this Merona dress to act as a skirt worked well the first time (what is that hair? oh right, the result of being impulsive), I tried it again. Honestly, I think I like it better as a skirt than as a dress.

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October 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

a-maize-ing ensemble

Oh, hello! It’s been a while. Truth be told, I’ve simply been getting lazy and the dreaded C-word – no, not that, gutter-brains – comfortable. In any case, I’m back (for the moment) with what I wore to a really fun fall excursion this weekend. More than a dozen friends and I went to Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, IL, home of the world’s largest corn maze! We had spectacularly lovely, sunny weather during the afternoon but knew it’d cool off significantly once the sun went down, so it was all about layers.

Wore a cami under this Merona Ultimate Long-Sleeve Tee (in Mint Air) for extra warmth and paired it with a plaid vest by Heritage 1981 I’d never heard of this brand before, which is apparently made by Forever 21, but I got it at Crossroads in Evanston for $17. I’d been searching for the perfect vest for a very long time, and I really loved the fit, comfort, look, and style of this one (it also has a faux fur-lined hood, which I took off this weekend in favor of a hat).

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October 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

power cord

Still adjusting to the new hair – I’m not 100% sold on it – and tried quite a few options over this dress this morning, but ultimately I settled on some autumn-approved corduroy.

Jacket: Ann Taylor Loft (size 6).

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September 29, 2010 at 10:35 am 7 comments

playing penny lane

“They don’t even know what it is to be a fan, y’know? To truly love some silly little piece of music, or some band, so much that it hurts.”


Ten years ago this week, one of my favorite movies of all time (definitely in my Top 3) was released: Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. If you love music, you must see this film. Even if you’re not into the ’70s. Even if you don’t like Kate Hudson – she was born for this role. And if you can get your hands on it, make sure to watch the bootleg cut, aka the director’s cut, aka “Untitled.” I didn’t think the movie could get more perfect, but the director’s cut proved me wrong.

I feel like I should say something profound about how much this movie speaks to me, about how many relationships I’ve had blossom around a mutual love we shared for it, about the power of music, but I’d never do it justice. It makes you smile while breaking your heart and then puts you back together again. But this line sums up part of why I relate to it so much:

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

Ain’t that the truth?

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Almost Famous, here’s me as Penny Lane for Halloween 2007.

Green coat: Target (I think Merona? I’ve since gotten rid of it, as it was actually too big), flowy top: thrifted, jeans: Mossimo, shades: eBay. I think my tacklebox was also from Target, but I can’t remember.

We are not groupies. Groupies sleep with rockstars because they wanna be near someone famous. We’re here because of the music. We inspire the music. We are band aids.”

Hope everyone’s having a good weekend… it’s all happening!

September 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm 8 comments

grey matter

You’ve seen this dress before. A few times.

Simply Vera, size 8 – and while I love this dress (and most Simply Vera stuff), and it makes me feel great, it’s not the point of this post.

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August 24, 2010 at 9:58 am 2 comments

coral relief

Another dress you’ve seen already (about a month ago), but once again today the point isn’t in the dress itself necessarily but the accessories:

I expressed my love of this black Merona pintuck shirt dress (size M) from Target in this post, so click that if you care for the full details. And sadly, my feet are still jacked up from bites (the itches are numbing, slowly), so I’m once again in my flip-flops, which is annoying. I’d have loved to pop some color down there.

For some reason I tied the tie on the opposite side today, and I don’t know if I simply didn’t tie it tight enough or what, but I look a little wide this time, don’t I? Maybe it’s my posture. Because from another angle, it looks fine.

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June 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

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