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STOP… Selfie Time!

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Time to go home and do sudoku! YEAHHHHH

 

I don’t normally take 6pm office bathroom selfies or share outfit photos ever because  I pretty much wear the same thing every day. Also, my mom reads my blog so I’d either hear “Did you lose weight?” or “You look fat.” Seriously, on Sunday  she asked if I lost weight based on just a face post! But today I tried a few new things and was able to finally wear a pair of shoes I’ve owned for almost 3 years. So, thought I’d share this time. What the hell.

1. The Bling’s the Thing

First off, I finally tried the jewelry website BaubleBar. I guess it wants to be the Warby Parker of accessories, but it’s really more like the Forever21.com of jewelry stores. There is just so much bounty, with some gems here and there, but a lot of crap too. 99% of their wares are not my style at all, but for some reason I enjoy looking at the site and daydreaming about their customers.

Who are they? Where do they live? Is their purchase for a special occasion? Big job interview? Hot date? What will Jared the ex-that-got-away think of that crazy Medusa thang  necklace staring back at him over holiday catch up cocktails? DEEP QUESTIONS.

I ordered the Mosaic Triad Bib necklace when it was marked down as part of a promotion. The quality was lacking as a couple of the orange triangle pieces were not properly glued down into their setting, but live and learn and lose 20 dollars. I still really like the graphic effect on my boring clothes and you can’t see the imperfection unless you’re… me.

2. Too Trendy

I was running late today and going through my usual stressed out throwing together of clothes. Every day I try on at least 3 outfits before I head to work. Today for fun I threw together a bunch of clothing trends that have jumped the shark.

The gang’s all here! Skinny colored jeans! Bib necklaces! Blazers! Red lipstick! A clutch/wallet thing with some trendy studs! Summer wedges! Then I looked in the mirror and thought it didn’t look half bad. So I resisted the urge to take it all off and start over, and went to work. It was also like 8:50 by that point. That helped. I got lots of compliments at work. That felt good, but then I realized that I need to up my game. Crap.

3. Bringing a Pair of Squeaky Shoes Back from the Donate Pile

I have had these black braided leather wedges since Summer 2010 and I have NEVER WORN THEM before today. Before you go shaking your heads at my wastefulness let me tell you that once I got home I realized they were SQUEAKY SHOES. I spent days trying to break them in, rubbed lotion on them, conditioned them with special balm, massaged them with my hands while I watched TV. I did so much to these shoes I started to feel like a shoe fetishist. Nothing worked.

Every now and then throughout the years I would take them out of my closet, try them on, and then take them off within minutes because I sounded like a dog toy. Today on a whim I tried something new- baby powder. It works! Basically just work it into the friction points, let it settle, then wipe away the excess with a damp cloth. Who knew? So happy.

Spring is upon us, it’s 84 degrees tomorrow and sunny. Are you mixing it up for the nice weather? Wearing different crap? Or the same crap, different way?  Tell me, I need inspiration…

One Comment

  1. I want Pravi to answer this too, but for spring, I’m trying to mix it up by wearing nightgowns as outerwear, and socks with loafers. (I’m still not quite courageous enough to wear socks with sandals, though I find this look to be more refreshing than appalling.)

    Nightgown-as-outerwear sort of works, if you don’t look too closely; the fabrics are lightweight and breezy, clingy and feminine, but not boring. Polyester and silk are probably not the best to wear in the summer, though…

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