Another String To Your Bow

Day Two of Pajamas on the Down Low. These pants are loose and stretchy: a deliciously comfortable combination.  The shirt and sweater look like legit clothes, but both are light and unrestricting. And my shoes are straight up slippers. Even the necklace is a light little wisp compared to the chunky ones I normally wear.

This sweater is mega old, but I LOVE the bow on the back. A simple bun shows it off.

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I’m Still Jenny From The Colorblock

I have attempted to photograph this sweater/shirt/necklace combo on no less than three occasions  The first time was on Thanksgiving, where my sister from another mister, Ellery, gamely agreed to snap some shots with her Point and Shoot, but neither of us had a clue what we were doing. The second time was an exact replication at school with Jill, but the pictures mysteriously refused to appear on a thumb drive. This time, I changed up the bottom half and encountered no complications. (Which is interesting, since the last time I tried to wear these navy cords to school, an entire liter of orange soda exploded on me.)

Though these pieces had previously summoned bad karma, the universe was much more forgiving this time, since this was the day I was invited for a “real” job at my school! Between this and the engagement: Everything’s coming up Milhouse lately 🙂

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I prefer how the brown moccasins wink at the brown in the necklace, rather than the randomness of the tan shoes I wore before.

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Below is a strangely colored picture from Thanksgiving. We were pretty rushed so the background is a little odd and you can’t see my shoes in the grass. The only differences here are pants and shoes, and less accessories.

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  • Pants  Xhilaration via Target (similar)
  • Shoes Dr. Scholl’s via TJ Maxx (similar)

Here’s a better color representation of the velour pants with the sweater:

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  • Necklace Old Navy (similar)
  • White shirt Mossimo via Target (similar)
  • Sweater J. Crew (ebay xsmall small medium large, similar)
  • Pants old Gap (similar)
  • Shoes Ugg (buy)
  • Watch Fossil (buy)
  • Bangles favors from Indian wedding (similar)
  • Italian charm bracelet various (similar)
  • Lips Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (buy)
  • Nails Essie in Meet Me at Sunset (buy)

Green Tidings and Cheer

The Friday before Christmas Break was a celebratory one, in several ways. Perhaps the best part about working in a school is all the snacks! Teachers love their food, and they love to share it more.

I wanted to wear something festive but comfortable since I was going straight from school to the airport. I figured this green cashmere sweater fit the bill: a nod to the holiday colors and nice and toasty for the frigid plane ride. I also kept the jewelry minimal, in case it would set off the metal detector (it’s happened before!). This one big statement necklace had me covered. These jeans are as comfortable as leggings, and I try to wear my biggest shoes rather than pack them.

Do you go all out while holiday dressing (kind of like this) or keep it more subtle?

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Accidental twinsies!

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How A Leopard Changes Its Spots

No seriously, they can!

I got a lot of compliments on this hairdo (two french braids, ends shoved under the other with Spin Pins), which was really just a solution to waking up too late to wash it. But most curiously, this necklace inspired a lot of compliments from the preteen boys. They are generally charming young men who have grown up around a lot of women, so usually this wouldn’t phase me. But after being perplexed by the third “I like your chain”, a fourth young man explained that it looked like I “stole a lock chain and dipped it in gold.” I was also told I’m “just like 2 Chainz.” Ahh, boys.

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  • Sweater old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Tee Nikibiki (buy in Suntan)
  • Necklace Forever 21 (buy)
  • Trouser jeans old Gap (similar, last worn)
  • Bracelets old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Shoes Dr. Scholl’s via TJ Maxx (similar, last worn)
  • Nails Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Plume (buy)
  • Lips Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (buy)

Sequin-tial Order

Red Boots: Take Two.

I wore this to school the same day we had our holiday party. This sequin sweatshirt is PERFECT for when I want something special, but not really dressed up. I liked that it had the holiday sparkles, but was still appropriate for a place called Buffalo Wings and Rings.

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  • Sweatshirt old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Denim shirt American Eagle (buylast worn)
  • Pants Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx (similar)
  • Boots Nature Breeze via Barefeet Shoes (buy half size up, last worn)
  • Bracelet 1 Ebay (buy), Bracelet 2 old Forever 21 (similar) , Bracelet 3 old Tiffany & Co (similar, similar)
  • Nails Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect in Air (buy)
  • Lips Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (buy)

Pinky Swear

This week was Spirit Week at school, so I don’t have much new material (hence all the “flashbacks”). For the uninitiated, Spirit Week is when you show your school spirit by wearing silly stuff all week (Mismatch Day was epic, and I’m pretty bummed I didn’t capture the glory of my insane outfit!). Tuesday was Color Day, where each grade is assigned a different color to represent. We pulled pink, which I was pretty excited about until I got home and realized that I don’t have much solid pink.

I usually sleep in this sweater! It is kind of awkwardly big/long (I bought it as an emergency cover up one chilly summer day), but super soft. I decided to go with the slouchy idea and paired it with boyfriend-y jeans and a big scarf. These pink glitter shoes jazzed the whole look up, and I threw on these earrings at the last minute just to be extra ridiculous (Jill thinks they look like Mentos).

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P.S. Nails are purple because that’s our school color

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  • Scarf old Louis Vuitton Monogram Roses knockoff via Ebay (buy)
  • Sweater old GAP (similar)
  • Tank old Love on a Hanger via Nordstrom (similar)
  • Jeans old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Shoes ooooold Fioni via Payless (similar, similar)
  • Earrings ?? (similar)
  • Ring gift (similar, splurge)
  • Lipstick Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish (buy)
  • Polish ORLY Velvet Rope (buy)

Dominant Jean

Here is an outfit that started off pretty boring, and escalated quickly. I wanted to wear this new denim shirt with some color, so I pulled out these green/teal pants. Then I remembered I had this necklace, which jazzed the whole look up. I had planned on wearing the shirt buttoned all the way up with the necklace in the collar like a bow tie, but then I found out it we were taking the staff picture that morning, and decided the Ironic Arsenio Hall look wouldn’t exactly stand the test of time. I wore the shirt and necklace “the normal way” and tossed a black blazer over it to make the whole look read more “professional”.

I tried a few bracelets, but settled instead on this neutral-but-killer stack of rings. And I was tempted to reach for my usual plain black flats, but I liked how the green picked up a little of the glitter in these shoes (plus, the glitter filled in as a quasi-print in an otherwise collection of solids).

  • Blazer: old H&M (similar here)
  • Shirt: American Eagle (buy here)
  • Necklace: old Forever 21 (similar here and here)
  • Rings: Forever 21 Pyramid Stud Ring Set of 4 (try buying in store, similarish here and here)
  • Pants: Mossimo via Target (buy here)
  • Shoes: old Old Navy (almost identical here)
  • Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Plume (buy in drugstores or here)
  • Lipstick: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish (buy in drugstores or here)
  • Sunnies: old Forever 21 (similar here and here)