so it’s been approx two weeks since I wore this outfit, and I’m still jazzed about it.
earrings: Forever 21, lipstick: Maybelline ColorSensational in Fuchsia Fever, necklace: Nashville Flea, coat: H&M, dress: Madewell, heels: Urban Outfitters
meet some of my new favorite pieces. this dress was “gifted” to me by Carina, as a combo graduation/birthday present in the patronus of a Madewell giftcard. naturally (have you met me?) I agonized over this purchase for months, wondering what perfect item I could pick from probably the most perfect store. I ended up choosing this dress days after all dresses were on sale, which resulted in a second price-adjustment giftcard, which resulted in this top. win. win. win.
this coat another result of my recent H&M ravaging. I had reached the point in my shopping trip where everything seemed like a feasible option (also known as: pre-bankruptcy). I was en route to check out when this coat came out of no where. some coats sit in your closet quietly and comply with any outfit you dream up. this coat said, “I’m a dress coat! I’m a Spring coat!” everything else is blurry. It was in my car when I got home. no regrets!
then I just went for it: a Candyland palette, pink lips, purple necklace, with the key principle: always match your lipstick to your coat.
what else has been going on this week…
I spent Monday recovering from “sun poisoning” and helping Em with a film project, also had an impromptu lunch date with Kelley at King Solomon Gyros- we will be back.
Tuesday & Wednesday what I really wanted was to unpack, shower, and do laundry, but instead I picked up a little evening job doing registration for an adult sport’s league. it’s making me think I could pick up kickball, or soccer again (fun fact- I used to play.) 99% of the people I’ve interacted with have been as pleasant as Southern punch, the 1% resulted in a Bon Qui Qui “do NOT git loud wit me Sir” response that left me feeling like, “yeah, standing up for yourself is a good thing.”
mostly this job has allowed me to get reading again! I finished Beautiful Ruins last night and started Gone Girl immediately. who has a recommendation while I’m still on my kick?
tonight after the joys of work- no sarcasm- I’m hoping for a housie date with Shel, maybe some Pho? she’s working a couple jobs and in school and making plans for a Southern Living-worthy backyard and I swear I haven’t seen her in weeks!
I always like adding a little life update to outfit posts because otherwise I feel a little “all I do is wear clothes!” certainly I do wear clothes, everyday, but there are many other things that happen everyday or only on special days that I don’t want to forget!
one of my blogging resolutions was to write more, because I like it. there are more reasons, but I mean it not because people are necessarily visiting my blog to read my writing. still, I like to have that element in my blog. i’ve been thinking about that a lot.
hope you all are well. until next time!!