25, 28-30 September and October 1, 2015: Wear Your Superheroes

I am so bloody glad September is over. I need cold weather. It soothes me.

Going out of order today to start with today’s outfit. Last year, two little girls (then 5 and 7) started Wear Your Superheroes Day because the youngest had been teased about being a girl who likes superheroes. Their parents brought it to social media, it became a thing across the world, and it is definitely a thing I support. So:

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Junk Food Captain America tee, Ruche plaid skirt, H&M cardigan, Old Navy tights, Avengers charm bracelet, Clarks

I love how the colors in the top and skirt go together! And I love how these shoes look with tights. Swoon.

And really, I wear my superheroes most days. Witness the past week, where I hit every single day:

 

 

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Anthropologie Flutter Hem tee, Old Navy Flirt capris, Agent Carter necklace, Hawkeye bracelet, Clarks

A long day with a goodbye party means cute and casual.

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JCrew Factory striped dress, Forever 21 leggings, Loft tie cardigan, Mickey necklace, Avengers charm bracelet, Clarks

Man, I wear these shoes a lot. They are SO COMFY.

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Anthropologie top, Old Navy sweetheart skinnies, BP cardigan, Captain America shield necklace, White Cliff flats

It was so chilly! So chilly! I wore a fleece when I went out jogging and barely got warm. It was lovely. I love chilly weather. I am so glad it’s back. Swoon. Just check this awesome tree:

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Swoon. I love red leaves. We usually just get yellow.

I do need to figure out something reflective to wear jogging at night – I try to get home by 7, but that’s still pretty dim these days. Craziness.

Check the Captain America-y placemat I made my brother.

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I love jelly rolls. I never want to use anything else, ha. I should have had another stripe, though; I forgot to account for the inch lost with the sewing. Oops.

19, 21-24 September 2015: Augh, Late

Augh! How has it been two weeks? Last week was super weird, as it was my very dear friend/assistant manager’s last week before moving several hours away, so I was pretty distracted. I hope to get better at keeping current soon.

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Dumbledore’s Army tee, Old Navy Flirt capris, Tardis necklace, Tardis bracelet, Converse

September 19th: Hermione Granger’s birthday and the premiere of Doctor Who! It was also Talk Like a Pirate Day, my one chance to wear the pirate tee I got from a TeeFury grab bag, but since I went in to work to help at Hermione’s birthday, I clearly needed to be part of the DA. The party was marvelous, filled with nerdy adults and kids. I helped everyone make pins and finger knit scarves for the House Elves.

And the Doctor Who premiere was solid. I adore Twelve, and his electric guitar riff of Pretty Woman made my night. I ❤ you, Peter Capaldi. Never leave.

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Anthropologie cardigan, Old Navy Sweetheart Skinnies, arrow necklace, Avengers charm bracelet, Aerosole sandals

It finally cooled down enough to wear my new cardi!!!! Only it didn’t really and I was warm. Oops, jumped the gun. But I do love it very much. So rare to find a fitted cardi that buttons over my chest!

Also, I am so relieved these jeans fit again. They are on the small side of a 4, unlike my capris and my last pair of these, which is very frustrating. I would like to get a better, truer sized pair, but I am also saving money for NYC, so, ugh. But unlike this spring, they fit comfortably again, alleluia. I had been more than a little nervous about cooler weather returning. We’ll see how it goes this winter when I can’t be out jogging anymore.

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anthropologie sailor knot dress, H&M cardigan, Avengers charm bracelet, flipflops

These were not the shoes I wore most of the day – I had on my Aerosole wedges seen above, but the STRAPS BROKE OFF THE SIDE. My coworker leant me these to walk home and I dropped my sandals off at the cobbler. They are now fixed, yay!!!

I love the idea of this dress, my very first anthro item, but it’s hard. The top is too big and it’s racerback-y, so I can only really wear it covered up. I love how this came out, though, so I am torn on keeping it or not. Because it can work, clearly, and I love the tie so hard. But it’s just not easy to wear/style.
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Anthropologie Novelty Collar tee, Old Navy Flirt capris, H&M cardigan, Avengers charm bracelet, Clarks

Keeping with the anthr theme, basically. And God, I love these shoes.
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Gap tank, Old Navy Flirt capris, ANA tie cardigan, Mickey necklace, Hawkeye bracelet, Converse

Aforementioned friend/AM’s going away party for staff was a Just Dance party with candy and Mountain Dew slushies. Clearly, I had to dress to dance. It was a ton of fun. Sniffle. Sigh.

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As a going away gift, I sewed together a disappearing nine patch coaster for her new office. And, clearly did not upload the finished product? Hmm, odd. I’ll fix that later. It came out uneven, but cute. And now I know that disappearing ninepatchs really need at least three different fabrics, not two. (It was just a regular nine patch, alternating the dark and light oranges in a checkerboard, which I cut into quarters and turned around to make a more complicated looking pattern.)

I’ve definitely been bitten by the quilting bug again. I bought some fabric for Christmas gifts and sewed my brother a reversible patriotic/flag placemat. Hurrah for cool weather projects!

9 and 10 June 2013: Summer

It was finally warm! For a few hours anyway. Huzzah.

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Disney Snow White top, Merona skater skirt, White Cliff Flats

New skirt! I love skater skirts, but man, it was way windier yesterday than I thought it was. Had to hold it down a bunch. Oops.

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Anthropologie Here and There tee, Lilly Pulitzer skirt (thrifted), feather fascinator, White Cliff flats

New skirt! I am pretty thrilled with this consignment find. It’s a soft blue, and the green top matches the green leaves perfectly. Mom and I figured that out accidentally when I was throwing them into the wash together and I couldn’t wait to wear them.

I am somewhat of a pinterest addict, I admit. I found a pin called Adding Color to Your Rented Home, and that spoke to me. And my many large white walls. I did get a frame for my birthday that my parents are going to help me turn from black to orange with duct tape, for my Pride and Prejudice art piece, and now I have the quilt block heart in my bedroom:

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Okay, I grant you – uneven lines. I couldn’t draw/cut a straight line if my life depended on it, even with a paper cutter involved. I also didn’t intend so many colors, I’m not sure where my brain was. But I still like the effect, it adds much needed color to my room, and filled a long blank space. Hurrah.

I was at PaperSource this weekend and eyed their designer and Cavallini wrapping paper. Super cute and while too expensive for wrapping paper, it’s not for going up on the walls. I even considered doing a travel (NYC, London, San Francisco, Chicago) themed heart like the one above. So I might budget out $15 for a few pieces and then either just tape them up or mount on posterboard or something. There’s too much blank in this place. Bring on the color!