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:


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:




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.


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.

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:


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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:


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!