Not a fashion victim

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I’ve been having trouble with my left heel- I’m afraid it’s plantar faciiatis. I’ve always been interested in Danskos and in the interest of no more foot pain I bought this pair – the “Prima” which is about as stylish as this clog-inspired shoe gets.

I also bought a pair of insoles by Superfeet that have a 60 day warranty and high praise.

I also have an appt with a podiatrist on Thursday- after 2+ months its time for some professional help.

Monday- back in the office

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I was out on a project Thursday and doing a Habitat for Humanity build on Friday- neither event was worthy of a post.

Today I’m wearing a new blouse and I love the print (it touches on my love for polka-dots but it isn’t polka-dots)-

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it has made me yearn for some dark brown pants and dark brown belt/shoes- but then I think black and brown work well together- I just need to get my new black pants hemmed! Concept!! Word to wise (or time pressed like me): don’t buy things that need to be tailored even if its a good buy- unless you can have it done right at the store (like Banana Republic)

Thursday- fashion repeat

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So I ponder what to do with the blog when I repeat the same outfit. I’ve seen a few blogs where the person has a different outfit for weeks in a row. I am either not that creative or don’t have that big of a wardobe. Plus I have favorite looks I turn to. After looking back at the last time I wore this top, I realize I wore a different pair black crops so here’s todays version with a pair of flowy black pants (slightly cropped) instead.

This is a very unusual top for me- colorful, unusual shape, atypical neckline but it ‘spoke’ to me and I just had to have it. I frequently get compliments when I wear it just because it stands out from my wardobe of neutrals.

Since the top is eyecatching enough, I pair it with a simple necklace.
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Now that I have a month of bloggin pretty much under my belt, it’s interesting to see how frequently I wear the same outfits. I wore this outfit two times this month. And I wore no outfit more than three times this month, that winning outfit was this one:
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It works because I can pair the jacket/tee with pants or jeans, take off the jacket if I’m outside/it get hot, it’s versatile and it has a polished look without being stuffy. I paired it with a few different necklaces as well.

Wednesday travel

No picture today of my fashion choice today- leaving the house at 545 for a 3.5 hour drive takes all the ambition out of me.

On the bright side, I’m not driving.

I’m wearing jeans, a tee and a blazer + loafers. I like to travel in jeans as they are comfortable and wear well and either a jacket, sweater or wrap is important if it’s chilly in the car, train or plane.

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Tuesday

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This is a cute grey/black houndstooth skirt paired with a black tee with chiffon neck trim. It has a 50s vibe with the ballet flats.

I’ve decided my wardrobe for fall REQUIRES a denim jacket- I have several nice black tees but am at a loss of how to wear them as black tee/black blazer doesn’t work and black tee, beige blazer- what color pants? Solution seems to be a denim jacket- it’s a bit more casual, but should be cool/funky with the right jewelry.

Bad fashion and Miley at the VMAs

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So I saw this bad fashion the other day and I snapped a picture. It’s not ‘people of Walmart’ bad, but I had to wonder if the lady had looked in the mirror before she chose this pair of shorts… jeans… bottoms. Or heck, before she took a pair of scissors to those jeans in this manner. I understand the ‘it’s my body and I don’t care what you think’ attitude… but she is an attractive lady. Why wear something that is so unflattering? I mean even if she wanted to show off her “assets” in this manner, she’s also flashing a lot of imperfections at the same time.

Maybe she was just off to the beach, grabbed something easy and didn’t care (or think) what it looked like. Do you think she would care if she saw this picture?

This blog is trying to help myself (and maybe others) to make wise fashion choices before we even start rooting around in the closet- in other words, making sure what’s in our closets and drawers in the first place should be there because it looks good and flatters us, plays up our assets and minimizes our flaws.

Now… onto Miley. Man, the internet was in a tizzy this morning, right?! I didn’t watch the VMAs… not sure if I have since the mid-80s… but I got an eyeful anyways. I thought her song on the radio was decent. Blurred Lines is catchy- even if I can’t get over the fact that Robin Thicke is ALAN THICKE’s kid. But Miley… wow girl- ya got some brass ones.
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So while of course, I thought the whole thing was pretty tacky and demeaning, was it really any worse than Madonna in the 80s or Brittany in the 90s? The news was in a tizzy back then too.
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I will say that both Madonnas and Brittanys outfits was ‘prettier’ and flattered them more- way to play up those boobs, Madonna! way to play up that tight body, Brittany! Way to play up that, uh, tongue, Miley… I think it boils down to a matter of style. There was not a single stylish, flattering thing about Miley’s performance. Not her costumes, her hairstyle, her moves, the weird bears… Anyway. Shocking? sorta. Inappropriate? well, it is the VMAs. Bad taste. Yes. Stylish. Not in the least.

Friday- I forgot…

Earrings! One of the dangers of changing jewelry out is the possibility to forget to put something back on- and that’s exactly what I did. Rats. My ears feel naked.
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Not that you can tell from the picture, ha! I don’t care to show my face in these daily shots- this blog is mostly about the clothes not my looks plus I don’t have to worry about if I have a good expression if I just cut off my head in the pics.

I checked- I last wore this outfit on 8/6. I probably said it in that blog post but as I don’t expect anyone to read back, I’ll say it again. I LOVE this skirt. The only bad thing about this skirt is it came from Forever21 and lord knows that place has some super questionable ethics- in between no doubt using sweatshop labor + now that they are reducing nearly everyone in the store to p/t so they don’t have to provide health insurance… grr. It sucks because they have super cute trendy things (along with all their crappy, you’ve got to be kidding me, trendy things) for cheap.
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This shirt cost $6.90 FULL PRICE. I’d gladly pay a few bucks more per piece if it meant better working conditions HERE and abroad. Would you?

I guess I’m pondering the idea of boycotting F21- which isn’t THAT big of a sacrifice, but it’s hard because I know if I want some trency piece and I don’t find it 2nd hand, F21 would likely have it. First world problems for certain.