I Love the 90s eBay Roundup

27 Nov

I am thrilled beyond words that 90s fashion is sneaking back in. I’ve been searching the vintage sections of eBay recently for some great 90s dresses that are amazing.

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Second day hair flip!

20 Nov

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I saw a post on Birchbox suggesting a hair flip for second day hair instead of a top knot. I don’t need a lot of help with styling, but it’s great to get some good ideas to keep things fresh. Since I can’t pull my hair back (grow, hair, grow!) this was definitely worth trying. I love it! In the pictures, the part is fairly deep, but right now (as I type!) it’s much deeper and is bordering on a faux Miley Cyrus side-cut style. I think it adds a little funkiness to an otherwise straight-laced look.

Today’s shirt is the Theory steal that I mentioned in yesterday’s post. It’s made from a suiting material, so it’s very crisp and chic. I love that the back of the shirt is a little longer than the front, too. I’d like to try this with a skirt, but for today I paired it with dark skinny jeans and black riding boots.

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Remember this busted H&M blazer?

19 Nov

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Remember this blazer? It was a birthday gift from my Mom. I love it, despite the fact that it’s from H&M. It has 3/4 sleeves, which I like because I have long arms and most off-the-rack blazers’ arms are too short. It has no collar, cuffs, buttons, pockets or anything else that adds bulk. It’s just ultra sleek black with a hidden metal clasp to close it.

However, when I wore it to work for the first time, I noticed that the shoulders were… off. One shoulder was smoother and rounded, and the other shoulder was more puffy. (Forgive my lack of correct terminology… ) Given that it’s from H&M, this should not have been surprising, but I did love it and was disappointed by the sheer stupidity of this mistake. After a trip back to H&M to look for a replacement, only to find that they no longer had it in stock, I decided to spend the money taking it to a tailor. After all, I didn’t spend money on it in the first place.

When I picked it up yesterday, the tailor told me that not only were the shoulders wrong, one shoulder was 1/2″ longer than the other! Good job, H&M. This is why you’ll never get my money again.

In the end, I’m happy. I can’t wait to add it to my wardrobe. I am dressed a bit more formally today than usually because we are meeting with ETS (the folks who make the SAT, GRE, etc) about an experiment we are running for them. Yay science!

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Obsessed with the Dress

18 Nov

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Wore this dress again. It’s very memorable, so I feel like I should only wear it once in a while.

I went shopping with my mom and sisters on Sunday at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets (ironically location an hour away in Limerick, PA), and picked up a few things. I wore these great riding boots today. You would never guess which celebrity person’s shoe line they came from! But I’ll let you try. :)

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I bought a pair of loafers that I’m going to attempt to return, somehow. And I bought a heavily discounts black shirt from Theory that I adore. Hopefully you’ll see that soon.

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Busting the Gloom!

12 Nov

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It’s a gloomy day, so I went casual with bright accents. Hope everyone is cheery despite the weather!

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A Busy Day for Bras and Tap Dancing!

7 Nov

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Today I had a full day of work PLUS two exams. Whew! Finally home and about to stuff my face with lasagna.

Today was busy, but also exciting for a few other reasons. One: I got a new bra! I tried True&Co’s home try-on and it was a great experience. You fill out a quick survey, then choose three bras that you want to try. They pick two other bras (the “expert picks”), and you pay $45 to try all five bras for a week. I only ended up keeping one of the bras, mostly for financial reasons, but I’m very pleased with it over all. I’m wearing it now! If you know me you are probably aware that I really love my boobs. The more you know!

Two: my friend Nicole and I decided we were going to take tap dancing lessons together, and today I got my tap shoes!

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I love them so much!! They were very reasonably priced (<$50) and comfortable, too. Can’t wait to start dancing!

Now: back to work! After my long day I still have to write a paper en fran├žais! Bonsoir!

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Another dress!

6 Nov

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Yep, I’m on a roll! Usually by Wednesday I’ll have had at least one day in jeans, but nope! (You didn’t see Monday but it was cute, I swear! I wore a red sweater, black slacks and pearls. Very chic!)

Hope your Wednesday is beautiful!

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Two for One OOTD

5 Nov

For once, I went to bed on time and woke up with some time on my hands, so I snapped a few pictures of my random Tuesday outfit. This weather is my favorite.

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The best sweater dress.

Cycling chic

My commuter fashion. I ride my bike to work every day, rain or shine. Obviously, rain is not so chic.

On an unrelated note… my skin has stayed SO CLEAR, lately! I’m thrilled by this. I’ve had a few very, very small white heads that don’t get huge or inflamed and just go away in a day, but otherwise, nothing. It’s so refreshing to feel like myself again without a mask of acne/makeup. I’m crossing my fingers that this doesn’t change once I hit 6 months post-Accutane.

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Geocaching and Nevermore

2 Nov

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Friday night we went to Nevermore, a genius party idea that my friends came up with as a way of celebrating Fall, Halloween, and the coming Darkness. Basically, we all drink mulled cider and Ben does a dramatic reading of The Raven once we’ve all sufficiently sloshed. It’s fun. For me, though, it’s a great excuse to dress like a goth vampire. Wee!

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On Saturday we went to a picnic in Laurel Acres Park with my family, and on said picnic we did some geocaching. It was a ton of fun. Dali came along, and the kids loved having a “hunting dog” to help sniff out all the goodies.

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Naturally, I couldn’t resist bringing the cape out again to romp around in the woods. My accessories were a tad impractical but never once impeded my ability to pop out from behind a tree and scare my little cousins. Boo!

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Our amazing costumes!

31 Oct

Rachael and Deckard

We went as Rachael and Deckard from Blade Runner. It’s my favorite sci-fi movie and probably one of my favorite movies… ever. We got a lot of love from people who were also fans of the movie. I think we did pretty good. This costume is definitely a keeper. The image above is courtesy of Mikey from Geekadelphia. You can see more images here.

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