Remix : country chic

Another remix post here:

I can remember the first time I wore this outfit very clearly – I wore it to work all day and then to drive to LA from Vegas. Not the most comfortable of driving outfits, nor the most appropriate for work. Now I’d wear it out to hang out with friends or shopping, it’s  much too short for work ever again. I have lots of white dresses, so I thought I would remix this outfit with a white dress I love and that is much longer. It still has this country chic vibe that I enjoyed about the original outfit in the first place.

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Jacket: The Gap. Dress: Rebecca Taylor thrifted. Boots: Gseries from Rose Bowl Flea.

The details of the linen dress fit right in. It’s a bit too cold to wear this now, but I could perfectly squeeze into this outfit any spring or fall.

I’m also quite tempted to cut my hair into the long bob from the original outfit. I’ve now crossed that hair is way too long and uncomfortable threshold where I can almost tuck my hair into my pants, it gets caught in the car door/window, and I’m finding long giant chunks of hair everywhere that make me feel like I’m going bald.

Remix: grey and green day

Another remix post. I’ve often thought about this outfit and how I would never wear it in that incarnation ever again. Too many tight things at the same time. Not to mention that the jeans have gone to denim heaven. I have been looking for a way to wear this skirt, which is very different from most other things I have in my wardrobe. I was able to get a great deal on it (think less than $10), so it kind of had to come home with me. The embossed bamboo print, while beautiful, is kind of difficult to match. So I thought why not with some of the elements of that one outfit. Here is where the remix comes in. The mint green polka dots work better than I expected with the print on the skirt. AND the skirt has pockets, win win.

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Top: Vintage thrifted. Skirt: Marni, from Jeremy’s SF. Boots: Fornarina Las Vegas (closed). Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs Fossil outlet Las Vegas.

It really is incredibly nice to have a blog to catalog all your outfits and how you’ve worn them. It reminds me of Wendy’s posts about how she’s particular to wearing certain outfits on certain days. Maybe I’ll look at myself in another three years and be amazed at how I even wore this outfit. I’m glad to have a blog where I can see my own wardrobe evolution.

Remix: Away We Go

Another remix post here:

I’ve always thought about this outfit I posted here way back in 2009 when I was still in Vegas. I call it the epitome of my laziness. I like what I was wearing, just not how I wore it (lazy hair day, no makeup, not a single accessory,  no belt!). When I first had the jeans, they were more of a cherry tomato orange/red. After many years of washing, they’ve faded into a orangey color that I like significantly better. This is not only a remix, but a “grown up” version of this outfit :)

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Top: Cheap Monday, from Weekdays store in Stockholm. Jeans: Ditto’s, thrifted. Belt: JCrew , SF Buffalo Exchange. Wedges: Yves Saint Laurent, Las Vegas Buffalo Exchange. Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs pear clock pendant, gift (I don’t think they make these anymore, but they may sell them at Fossil Outlet stores or on eBay). Headband: borrowed from sister.

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Remix: the printed blouses

Thank you everyone for for kind and thoughtful comments in the previous post. All I can say is to embrace the body you’re in.

Onto the next thing – I’ve been re-imagining many of my old outfits. I actually went through my old archives and dug out outfits that I really liked, and pulled the bits and pieces that I enjoyed the best to recreate the outfit in a new way. So you’ll be seeing these remix posts here and there. After blogging for almost  6 years, I’m intrigued to finally remix myself. Especially since I love repeating outfits that go really well together. It’s also interesting to see what I have since departed with or have kept – I am not a wasteful buyer of clothes anymore, so I like that I’ve kept lots of my favorite things and can still wear them years later. Not to mention that my camera situation back in my early blogging days was pretty awful so I get to recreate some terrible picture situations.

The first remix is with this polka dot skirt and cotton skirt combination. I haven’t gotten around to wearing that skirt too much – mostly because it always seems to be just too damn windy in San Francisco. Luckily I’m the kind of girl that wears shorts under all dresses and skirts (these are my favorite). So I really liked this outfit as a before, I actually STILL have both the same shoes and belt too. But thought it would be more fun to add some different elements.

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Top: vintage. Skirt: The Gap, a few years ago. Tights: Henry Holland for Pretty Polly. Shoes: Rachel Comey from Wasteland.

I now just wish I had this shirt in every single colorway possible.