Thursday, September 9, 2010

Clothes from the Past



Oh my assbuckets, they removed the cool cement blocks that I used to utilize as my makeshift tripod for outfit shots! Nooooo....! My backdrop is still there, but now I have nowhere to put my camera. This is tragic. I felt like I really should update my blog after a long while of neglect though, so I used my friend's car as a tripod instead. These photos are super washed-out and weird... but at least they're better than nothing.







I'm wearing: F21 skirt (from absolute ages ago), Old Navy sweater, Target tights, Payless sneakers.


So most of this outfit (okay, just the skirt and sweater, but that's all there is) is from the bags of clothes my mom brought out here from Montana where I'd had it stored for over a year. I was going to get rid of this skirt because I figured it was far too small for me anymore, but turns out it fits again! Huzzah. This is actually the kind of outfit I wore every single day for a couple years in college -- plaid pleated skirt, sneakers, and a t-shirt or sweater. It was quite the uniform, but cute and functional, and it identified me as a geek so that was nice. However I always wore these beat-up old black Chuck Taylors, which I've since thrown out. These Keds rip-offs were picked up at Payless right before PAX, so I'd have some comfy shoes to stand in all day. Plus I needed some sneakers quite badly. Never part a geek girl with her sneakers, fashionista or not. They will be needed at some point.

So the reason I've been mostly absent from the blog lately, aside from PAX, is that my new job is super exhausting. I absolutely love it, but getting used to the 8-hour work day is quite an ordeal. Luckily I'm feeling a bit less bushed tonight, so hopefully I'm starting to get used to it. I've still been tweeting a lot though, so check out my twitter if you wanna see what random thoughts pop into my head throughout the day. My posts there are locked for the moment, but if you request to read them, I'll probably letcha.

Well well. I really need to get paid so I can pay my phone bill and think about buying a tripod, but not actually do it. Fie.


29 comments:

Amanda said...

I am so in love with that sweater! It looks so comfy and I love the color. Cute, simple outfit :]

gee said...

Well i think this a wonderful and comfy outfit.
i love it.
i have missed your posts. :)
xoox

Rose said...

You look so cute and warm! (it was freeeeeeeeezing today)

And, I'm glad my car could help out. :)

HollyElise said...

You look awesome, and your geek-chic outfit is exactly like what I wore all last winter/spring (in Canada) while working at a used bookstore!

Black sneakers FTW!

Sarah said...

Love the outfit. These are really great colors. That skirt is really interesting.

I know what you mean by not having a place to prop your camera. For a long time I was searching for places where I could prop mine. Once I propped on a bunch of rocks and a breeze came up and it fell into a crack. Very scary experience. About that time I decided to try and find a used tripod to use.

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Rai said...

that skirt is so cute! x

Shibby said...

Awesome outfit! :)

I know what you mean about the sneakers! Mine are hardly off my feat! I need to get out of that but they are so comfy :)

lois mae said...

honestly you are so lovely to look at!

Nicole said...

I need to add a little geek to my wardrobe... and my life! There's something about the cooler weather that makes me want to gather my friends for a Mario Kart marathon (trash talking and wrestling included). Ha!

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little pipedream said...

i always find your outfits so pretty! everytime i come to your blog i get inspirated

emilywilson said...

booo to them moving your make shift tripod stand! i used to find it so hard to find somewhere to put my camera, i got a really cheap tripod of ebay, so you should try on there :) cute outfit xxx

Robyn Meagher said...

Bet your glad you didn't dump your skirt. It's a really cute and cozy outfit. I like your washed out photos btw :)


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Sara Lynn said...

lol you are so cute! I swear in high school I wore clothes just like that. I wore a lot of boots though, I was too rough on my shoes.

I am happy to hear that the job is going well, you will get a routine down and you will be fine. :) Goodluck saving up for the tripod. I need one too lol :)

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

Cute skirt! I love finding old things that miraculously still fit. Also glad to see I'm not the only one who uses makeshift tripods!

kenda said...

i'm glad the new job is working out & i'm sure you'll get into the swing of things soon. it usually takes me a couple of weeks to get used to new situations, but i thin i'm probably slower to adapt than most.
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amanda lynn? said...

i actually really like this look! i would have never thought of putting pieces like this together in fear of looking like a school girl uniform but you look great. love it!

anna. said...

Great outfit!
As soon as I saw the name for this blog I clicked follow... Bow ties most certainly are cool!


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Clare said...

I found you from Blue Collar Catwalk, and girl, you have a fantastic blog and a majorly rad sense of style. This outfit is the tops! (yeah, sometimes I say weird things like that)

Greer said...

i really adore your glasses. x.

rebecca said...

i love the jumper! it's always good to find old clothes, it's like getting a new outfit for free (:

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Outofseasonface said...

Gah I wish I could pull off red, but it just doesn't work on me! You look absolutely adorable in this outfit though! I loove it :)

Skyline Eyes said...

I really like this outfit- awesome colour pop red jumper (:
And I am forever loving your hair.
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Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

This is a gorgeous outfit! :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Cute, and that sweater looks warm! I'm working on a college uniform of sorts for this year, since I'm really devoid of wintry clothes...

Thanks for visiting by the way, was away for the weekend but am now following also! Nice to "meet" you!

Jeniffer said...

love your sweater

Flashes of Style said...

I loove your red sweater! So cute <3

maggeygrace said...

this is ADORABLE! you look so sweet. I love the pop of your sweater!

Justice Pirate said...

how very lovely

Daisy said...

I think this is my perfect outfit !