Seasons Greetings from The Closet365 Project!
(Outfit and additional pictures behind the cut)
Happy Saturday! My marathon week wages on, and apparently with much busyness about. I am dead tired after a long day at work. How is the weekend treating everyone else?
The good news is that I only have three more days to go, until my days off. I’m holding up just fine other than a case of the tireds. The other problem is that my laundry continues to pile up. Laundry is one of my least favorite chores. How about you guys? I think it’s really interesting what people like and dislike when it comes to household tasks. Because it’s almost completely random. The Husband, for example, hates unloading the dishwasher. Whereas, I don’t really mind. I also hate vacuuming. I don’t even like it when other people vacuum. And when it comes to laundry, I don’t mind starting and switching loads. It’s just the putting away part, that I loathe.
One perk of the project is that laundry actually accumulates slower because I can cycle through a number of pieces before I ever actually need to do a load. However, with little time at home this week it’s starting to get ugly. I had to throw today’s outfit together with what was left clean. Like so:
Consensus? I like what I came up with. Other people liked what I came up with, but only in bits and pieces. Compliments today were: “I like your necklace a lot,” and “I love that skirt. Where’d you get it?” Followed by “Is that a dress?” When I answered that is was not, it became, “Well I like the top.” Curious. Oh, and there was one whistle from some dudes in a truck (isn’t it always dudes in a truck?) in the mall parking lot. Since I can’t know what exactly they were whistling at, I’ll divvy up a point for the shoes.
This outfit was also super comfortable after yesterday’s disaster. I’m not usually a fan of slouchy knits and prefer structure in my wardrobe. But for once, the drapey cotton worked out just fine. I’m told the barometer hit 104, today. I knew nothing of this, as I was inside all day and cool as a cucumber. One point for the working girl!
Striped Top – Thrifted
Skirt – Thrifted
Shoes – Payless
Necklace – Wet Seal
Belt – Thrifted
Title courtesy of Don Henley – “Dirty Laundry”
Hey peeps. Short blog tonight. I’m sure everyone is winding down their week and I myself am pretty wiped.
Actually, today was exhaustive in the very best sense of the word. There was running and there was boating. Followed by a massage and procurement of frozen yogurt. I lead a rough life, I know.
I spent the day in a number of outfits – the workout gear, the boating gear and then this. I opted to show you the latter because it was obviously the cutest. One of these days I’ll try to put together a boat outfit post, but that will require me to wear something other than a haphazard combination of swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt and dirty sandals. So I’ll have to think on it.
This dress once appeared winterized and I decided it was time for a summer version. Since the previous version of this dress played off its grey tones and Boho qualities, today I tried to make it more colorful and playful for summer. I probably could have added even more bright accessories but I was in a rush and not in the mood to pile things on. It was so hot out today. Hot enough to wear something short and simple. Perfect for a quiet night out and about in the neighborhood.
I hope you guys don’t mind the repeats too much. For me, it’s a happy reunion. No matter how much fun I have dressing different every day for the sake of the project, I sorely miss the regular wearing of favorite pieces. I will try to resume with more interesting outfits within the next week. I’ve just still got a lot on my mind and I think it’s forcing me into a rut. I’m also open to suggestions for June’s theme week. I’m kicking around a few ideas but nothing is jumping out at me. If you have a great idea, I would be much obliged to hear it. Holla at me!
Dress – Thrifted (Kimchi Blue)
Rouched Green Tank – Work
Necklace – Wet Seal
Shoes – Local Shoe Boutique
Title courtesy of Travis – “Re-Offender”
Hello and Happy Thursday! The good news is, your week is probably mostly over. I was off today, and I can’t even tell you how much needed it was. Although, it was not a day spent relaxing or lounging around, but a hardcore thriftstravaganza. After several reschedules, and a week that dragged on for.ev.er. The Mom and I finally got our richly deserved break from reality and headed out to explore yet another faction of our fair state. (And by fair, I mean stupid, square-shaped, nothingsville with tempestuous awful weather. But who’s bitter?)
It was my turn to drive, and I can honestly say I enjoy city driving now. I used to hate any and all driving, but now I sort of like exploring and navigating. You know what’s equally fun to explore and navigate? New thrift stores. We hit up quite a few new haunts, in addition to the ever faithful Buffalo Exchange. I must say, I had decent luck. It took a little more digging than usual, a lot of trying on, and listening to awesomely bad thrift store music. But I came home satisfied and pretty well set for summer. I have lots of new fun goodies that I can’t wait to show off. The Mom found a bunch of cool books, of which I was sort of jealous but my love of books is a whole other blog. Bookshelf365 anyone? Oh man. I should not have even thought of that just now.
If anything, I have determined that I need to acquire some sort of social life. Like, one that consists of more than sitting at my computer? Crazy talk, I know. But reason being, it’s more fun to prance around in a cute outfit if there are people to fawn over it. Not that I’m vain or anything. Okay, maybe a little. Maybe I’ll put an ad on Craigslist. Adventure-seeking cool person, seeks entourage for the purpose of doing semi-interesting things, and admiring my outfits. Must love coffee and talking shit. Interest in fashion a plus. And also please don’t be creepy. Or be creepy, but don’t expect to meet me and instead expect to be mocked incessantly on my blog. Can’t wait to hear from you!
Omigod. It may not mean much to you guys, and that’s fine. But I have to tell you how totally freaking STOKED I am that this dress finally made the blog. It’s not new or even particularly fancy, but it is a favorite of mine. I bought it last fall and it was one of those things where I looked at it and became convinced that its purchase and subsequent wears would change my life. Tell me I’m not the only person who has done this? I was just sort of sold on the idea that wearing this dress would instantly make me seem more colorful and quirky and therefore make my life moreso.
It sort of did the first time that I wore it. And then, I washed it. I washed it with the utmost care – in cold water, no dryer – and still it shrunk horribly. Its once perfect attention to my shape, was only a memory. It now completely overexposed my bustline and the print fell in awkward places on my hips. I sobbed and threw it across the room screaming I HATE YOU CHEAP CLOTHES. I HATE YOU BUT I LOVE YOU. THIS HURTS ME MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU.
In months since, I have tried and tried to re-style the dress with a variety of undershirts and clever layering to no avail. Until today. In a fit of desperation to get dressed, I gave the dress one last shake. I added an almost identically colored tank to the top (something I’d never tried before) and this flyaway cardigan and stood scrutinizing before the mirror? Could it be? Could it really be? Dress lover is that you? AMORE! IT IS. Reunited at last, I threw on some accessories and went out to claim the day.
Dress – F21
Flyaway Cardigan – Work
Belt – Thrifted
Green Tank – Work
Shoes – Wal-Mart
Necklace – Wet Seal
Title courtesy of Little Boots – “New In Town”
(Bonus! Totally unintentional, but I’m pretty convinced this video is a visual representation of the afformentioned Craigslist scenario.)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I’m excited for today, even though I’m not even a smidgen Irish. Then again, that hasn’t stopped the majority of last-minute shoppers in my store. I have a feeling we’ll be bombarded today with people grabbing green garb. I’m okay with that. It’s been an unusually quiet spring break. I usually dread times when school is out because it brings hoards of annoying little girls who hover in a gaggle around my shopliftable items and make rude demands. Honey, I am twice your age. You do not need a fitting room. What you need is to mind your manners and ask if you may have one. Thanks.
But as I said, it’s been really dead this break. I daresay I almost miss the petulant little urchins.
Yeah, I guess you could say I dressed up. How many legitimate excuses does one get to wear such an outrageous green dress, but on St. Patty’s Day? This dress will probably get me some staredowns at the mall today, but oh well. I can’t help but love this dress.
She is vintage, although I’m not sure from what era. It’s been too long since my history of costume class. I got it at an absolutely lovely little shop in Longmont, CO called Serendipity. Heaven forbid you ever find yourself in Longmont, CO (trust me on this) you should at least check the place out. They had all kinds of awesome vintage furniture, artwork, jewelry, memorabilia, dishes and what-have-you. Exactly the kind of place I’d have, if I ever had my own shop.
No big plans for me, other than working. As the oldest employee at my store by about 150 years, I bear the brunt of working on party holidays, but I always volunteer willingly. Plus, this dress is built for tiny vintage ladies and therefore a bit of a squeeze in the waistline. There will be no consumption of green beer or green bagels under her watch.
Dress – Thrifted (Vintage)
Shoes – Payless
Necklace – Wet Seal
Title courtesy of Neutral Milk Hotel – “Holland, 1945”