I’ve been busy sorting and organizing my clothes and shoes over the past few days, getting some ready to sell. I have so much clothes, so little space, and I’d love to find new owners for the stuff I can’t keep any longer. I’m using the Poshmark app to upload the information about my closet. If you don’t have the app, but have an iphone, you can download it and use the code HCQAN to get $5 credit for yourself (and me!).
You can check out the things I’ve added so far and I’m planning to add new things every day. If you don’t have the app, but would like to buy something, please email me at smooreink (at)gmail(dot)com. or tweet me @redheaded. If you’re buying off-app please add $5 for shipping (the app automatically includes shipping to the purchase price).
Have you ever had one of those moments where you see something that looks really familiar to you, before realizing you own something made with the very same fabric? I wore this dress back in 2011, when my hair was red and shorter than it is now.
I came across this dress and this skirt on eshakti and noticed the fabric immediately.
It’s the same fabric as my dress! So weird and yet so cool.
Pants: Go Jane (similar, similar, similar)
Top: Loft, thrifted
Sandals: c/o Wanted 2010 (similar)
Necklace: gift from my mom (similar, similar)
Holy crap my skin is translucent! Wow. Look at those veins in my hand. Now I know why I usually get asked if I’m sick if I’m not wearing makeup. Ok, even if I am wearing makeup. Someone always thinks I’m ill because I’m just so pale. I’ve been waiting most of my adult life to reach that level of porcelain skin that many people seem to reach. I’m just reaching new levels of translucency. Pretty sure you’ll be able to see my organs through my stomach soon enough. Any other pale people feel the same?
Dress: Prabal Gurung for Target (exact)
Necklace: TJ Maxx (in gold)
Sandals: Steve Madden via DSW (similar)
Today was so nice out! Such a great change from the colder weather we’ve been having lately. I mean, look at my pale legs! This dress was a recent find. I liked it when it first came to Target, but I wasn’t about to spend almost $50 on it. Instead I found it on the clearance rack for just over $13 a couple weeks ago. That’s a price I can get on board with! I can’t explain why I’m leaning toward black and white lately, it’s really different for me, but I like it. Also, these shoes are fantastic. I can’t find the exact ones online, but they’re at DSW in this color (bone), tan and black. I want them in every color.
And, a happy anniversary to Joe. We’ve been married now for four years and together for just shy of nine. Thanks for putting up with the crazy! :)
Cardigan: Marshalls, c/o my mother (similar, similar, similar– awesome sleeve detail!)
Top: Gap (similar)
Pants: LOFT, last fall
Earrings: Muse, birthday gift (they’re fake druzy quartz)
Shoes: Toms (exact)
My mom has this sweater in white. Guess what we both wore today? Like mother, like daughter! Also, it was snowing today. SNOWING! I’m kind of excited and scared. Snow is awesome but snow at the end of April is scary, amiright? Global warming and all that.
We’ve discussed Loafy’s daredevil tendencies before, I believe. She walked back and forth on this railing the entire time I was taking photos. Crazy cat!
Pants: LOFT (similar, yet more expensive, versions found here and here)
Top: c/o Karen Kane circa 2011 (similar here and here– on sale!)
Shoes: Target (similar)
Earrings: Betsey Johnson (exact)
A few months ago I found these pants at LOFT for $5. Seriously! They’re honestly a tad large in the waist (and just a little too long!), so I know I need to take them in. But that means I need to dig my sewing machine out of storage, blah blah, more excuses here. I figure for the cheap price they were totally worth it to jump on the “polka dot everything” bandwagon. When they’re not popular in the next year or so, I’m not out a bunch of money. Sound like a win-win!
(Ruckus didn’t try to fight me when I held her. I suppose she’s become more affectionate as she ages.)
Hey, look! I got dressed in something other than yoga pants! I’m still in a t-shirt, but at least it looks more professional.
Tee: Gap body, thrifted (exact)
Pants: Old Navy (exact)
Cardigan: Nine West, Marshalls (similar)
Scarf: Calvin Klein, Marshalls
Earrings: Betsey Johnson, Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Target (last fall, I think) (similar)
This outfit is basically step one in figuring out what the hell my “style” is. I like quirky things like the lightning bolt earrings (they remind me of Harry Potter!) and the colorful scarf. But I feel more subdued than I have previously. I’m thinking tees and flats are my new go-to and I’m OK with that! Totally off topic, but have you read Jen’s post about bras? I’ve been wearing the wrong size since I was 15 and never thought it was wrong! Turns out I was off by a band size AND two cup sizes. Amazing what a better fitting bra can do for your back problems and your clothes!
This shirt is easily one of my favorites. And I have to admit that I prefer Marvel comics to DC. (Marvel is Ironman, Spiderman, Xmen, Captain America. DC is Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern.)
I also have issues with some actors playing multiple superheroes (Ryan Renyolds as Green Lantern and Deadpool?! And The Human Torch is also Captain America?! Argh!), but I digress. I could talk about comics all day. Bet you didn’t know that about me!
Day six, done.
On Friday I headed off to an event that I’d get to dress up for. The party consists of music, casino-style gaming, a silent auction, and everyone gets dressed in their finest “little black dress” (or suit) to come out and support a cause. This year, the party benefited the nonprofit I work for.
This may not come as a shock, but I don’t actually own an entirely black dress, so I opted to borrow one from Lost and Found Vintage in Royal Oak. Does it surprise anyone that I picked a dress that wasn’t black? Instead, I opted for this 1950s soft yellow dress. It perfectly matches one of the colors of our brand, which may also be why I picked it.
Dress: Borrowed from Lost and Found Vintage (just borrowed didn’t purchase it!)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Bracelet: Anika Burke
Lost and Found Vintage has one of the most insane selections of vintage clothing I’ve ever seen. It’s one of those stores you almost need to see to appreciate what they have. They’ve graciously offered to host a giveaway next week, and I’m really excited to share the item with you. Hopefully you’ll all love it! And, in the upcoming weeks I’ll be giving you a view of the store. They do have an online shop, which features more of their delicate and really special items. If you live in Michigan, it’s one of those stores you need to go take a look in, just to see what you can find.
Today you’ll find me over on Kara’s blog, Unusual Form. I’m showing off a great dress I got from Asos a few months back (and wore before I recut my bangs!)