Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Topping it off

Hat: H&M, bought in store in November (exact in available colors, similar in ivory)
Sweater: Banana Republic, thrifted (similar)
Top: J. Crew, thrifted (similar)
Skirt: Charlotte Russe (similar)
Boots: Calvin Klein, thrifted (similar)
Bag: GiGi NY via ebay (similar)
Earrings: Robin Undira boutique (similar)

Radio silence around here for a while.  Nothing too earth-shattering, thankfully, I just wasn't really feeling "blogworthy"....  Then the outfits I did like weren't able to get photographed, or I hated the photos.  I'm sure we've all been there!

I haven't really been reading that many blogs lately either.  My new favorite, and probably only regularly read blog any more, includes mostly thrifted items - Blue Collar Red Lipstick.  Check it out if you also like thrifting.  I've been thinking of including some thrifting find posts - let me know if anyone would like to see that.  I get so excited over some of my thrifted finds, and I don't really have too many friends as into thrifting as I am, so I can't gush sufficiently over some of my discovered treasures.  Big problem, right?

Am I the only one who find the current fashions a bit boring?  I like neutrals as much as the next person, perhaps more, but if I see one more slouchy ivory sweater, mom jean and ankle boot outfit, I'm going to scream.  So, you won't see super trendy items here, which you already know if you've visited before.  (Also, I will never wear mom jeans.  I lived through the 80s, and am only  just now overcoming some of the jean-search trauma from those years.)  I've been thrifting more than ever, and experimenting with some new silhouettes - some which, gasp, are not currently in fashion.  I've been having fun, I just haven't felt like sharing it lately.  In any case, I've decided to focus more on what I love wearing, not what corporate fashion tells me I should be wearing.  

I have, however, discovered a new favorite store (sadly for my budget).  I am in love with Ann Taylor, and am near a store once a week now - without a child.  A bit dangerous.  I haven't really purchased too many new items from anywhere recently, since I find such incredible things thrifting, but there have been a few exceptions at Ann Taylor, since the fit seems to work really well on me. I'll share an outfit or two down the road that include my pieces from there, which were all purchased way on sale.  And this is my current obsession - can't decide whether to pull the trigger.  Such a splurge (even on sale) but a lifetime worthy statement piece (it looks prettier in person, and the gathered back is incredible).

Oh, and after all this whining, I forgot to mention this hat!  It's my new secret weapon to make any outfit feel cuter.  H&M has some of the cutest ones you've ever seen - I could hardly choose between ivory, blush or taupe (which is seriously, and yes, oddly, my favorite color of all time).  Since it doesn't get so cold here in San Francisco, sometimes it's fun to add a wintery accessory and pretend it's winter.  (And my apologies go to all those stuck in real winter who may prefer not to be there.)  In any case, it also hides any rainy-season frizz head issues!

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