Wednesday, October 21, 2009

northwest roots

I love plaid. And flannel. I remember a stage around 5th grade or so (1997-1998) when I wore jeans, a white t-shirt, a flannel shirt and Nikes every day.

Goal for the next week: go to Savers and buy cheap men's flannel shirts. They're fun to layer with. I've worn this plaid shirt as a shirt dress many times, but decided it would be good against today's shminter weather. What's shminter, you ask? Shminter is a weather phenomenon that occurs year-round in Reno. You can read more about it on the fashion blog I run for my newspaper.

I was originally wearing this outfit with my awesome pearl rope necklace, but must have taken it off before taking this photo. Photo phail.


Dress: H&M
Flannel shirt: Boutique in Haight Ashbury
Stirrup tights: Express
Wedges: Journeys

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

five-year old sweater: still good

I wore this to a deadline evening at the newspaper office. Not much more to say about that. I sit around all day at a computer, which results in low amounts of exercise and and high amounts of frustration, stress and irritation.

I definitely overdo the cardigan and top combo during the fall and winter. I can't help it: it's comfy, cute and easy. However, I am getting tired of wearing tennis shoes and flats every day. I sprained my knee a little over a week ago and have been avoiding all types of heels since.

This week I have the important task of putting together our fall/winter fashion preview. I got to do most of the styling and directed one of the photo shoots. Now onto layout and I'll let you all know how it turns out in a week!




Applique tank: Urban Outfitters
Straight-leg jeans: Gap
Cardigan: Old Navy (I recall wearing this same sweater my freshman year of college. Quite the investment!)
Yellow flats: Target
Necklace: Forever21

A bit of costumery

There was probably a time when I wouldn't have left the house dressed like this, out of fear of massive judgement/steretyping.
But if you can't have fun when you're getting dressed, what's the point?

On Saturday the boyfriend and I went to Santa Cruz to see Yo La Tengo, which was massively awesome. I bought this concert t-shirt and decided that I felt like being a hipster indie-rock kid. Why not?

So yes, I wore my leggings as pants and wore my Vans instead of flats and it was damn comfortable.

Also I apologize that 1) the first photo looks retarded and 2) the second photo is out of focus. photo phail.




Shirt: Yo La Tengo concert T-shirt
Leggings: Express
Shoes: Vans
Striped cardigan: Urban Outfitters

Sunday, October 18, 2009

style funk

As the title of this posts, suggest, I have been in a style funk lately. Sometimes I get too exhausted to be creative and I often feel far to self-conscious to be adventurous.
The past couple weeks, however, I've been putting together a fall/winter fashion preview for my newspaper. I was in charge of styling most of the outfits and directing a photo shoot. It was a blast and I really wish I was skinnier so I could fit into some of the stuff that I picked out.
But I did buy this cardigan from F21, which just opened up here in town. This was one comfy outfit. Wore it to a work meeting and then shopping with my news editor, who decided that I could be his personal shopper/stylist. He hadn't bought clothes in a year so I promptly talked him into about $250 worth of new stuff. Success.
Blue cardigan: Forever21
White dress shirt: Old Navy
Vest: Old Navy (thrifted)
Leggings: Express
Flats: Store in Scotland
Watch necklace: DIY

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Agenda pushing

I'm bringing my fashion blogging agenda to the world of journalism.
I'm the Print Manager for my college newspaper, and I decided to start a man-on-the-street fashion blog. Check it:

out the door

i've been a horrible blogger lately. this is due to:
1) i'm busy as hell and don't have time to ladypose in front of a camera
2) i've been relatively uninspired lately.

yesterday, however, i went to target and picked up a few things that i've been meaning to get for fall (replace black tights, a good blazer, knee-high stockings, new shoes...). i also got an online order in the mail that i'm only somewhat happy with and will have to return a few items. but overall, it was a good day for my wardrobe.

confession time: i'm posting this blog in class. thank you, journalism computer labs. i quickly took this shot while i was out the door, so apologies that it's not very exciting.


Dress: Forever21 (thrifted!)
Boots: Target
Necklace: Forever 21

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"haven't worn that in a while..."

This outfit was one of those epiphanies that comes only when you start pulling random things out of your closet. I tried this white shirt on with a strapless shirt, but it wasn't the right shape. Then I spotted his yellow top that I haven't work in...years, probably. What I love is that the two tops are made with same texture (does anyone know what this is called?) so they go together well. As I was pulling on the top, one of the buttons holding the strap to the back flew off. No matter, I just converted the top to a halter (I never realized that this is probably why it has buttons in the first place).




White collared shirt: Target
Yellow top: Dillard's
Rose Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Straight leg jeans: Gap
White sandals: Old Navy