A Less than Elegant Tea Dress

Dress: Rue 21 . Turtleneck: JC Penney . Tights: Hue .
Flats: Candies from Kohls Headband: Sanrio . Locket:thrifted

I was feeling a little Victorian-ish today since I got invited to tea, so I picked the only floral dress I own. I really can't pull off the ethereal, lady-like, delicate look, so I went for my black tights and red bow flats. I don't really know how I feel about this dress. I purchased it a while back just because everyone had one. You know what I'm talking about! Those tee/skirt combos that popped up everywhere. It fits fine, but the waist sits too high and the neckline is too low for my taste. But I really do love the rose pattern on the skirt. We'll see how I feel after a couple more wears.


It's warming up really quick here, so I don't feel too crazy wearing flats. It's still cold, though, so I put on my heavy tights.


The heart locket I'm wearing is... empty. I've never been one to wear photos. Not in lockets, not in charms, not in handbags. But I do like wearing Hello Kitty. The headband I'm wearing is a crocheted Hello Kitty one that I got on [super] sale three or so years ago. I believe it's an exclusive Japan item, so I still paid something like $15 for it even though it was marked down. Ah well, we all have our vices.

Tea today was delightful. My friend made a carrot cake of which I had a teensy slice, and I tasted [and orgasmed over] my first ever STROOPWAFEL.

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Oh man, I can compose epics about this gorgeous morsel of earthly pleasure. Its neat and crisp shell encases a sweet (not cloying!) and succulent cascade of flavors that simultaneously satisfies and intensifies a longing for more.

[another] basic with some pop...

tank: forever 21 . cardigan: thrifted . jeans: target . shoes: gap .
infinity scarf: express

I'm not sour, I assure you. This is just the best of all the pictures taken today. How can I be blah when I have my moo stick making me giggle every two seconds?

Today was another day at the library. I got there pretty late in the morning, after waffling about what to prepare for breaky. [ I ended up making myself an omelette even though I was trying not to get anything dirty.] When I looked at the clock, I panicked and just threw on some jeans and a tank top. I was going to put on a thicker sweater, but the forecast was for warmer weather, so I opted for a cardigan instead. I'm not a fan of wearing tanks by themselves, no matter what the strap size. Somehow I feel too exposed, hence, the scarf.

I love winter, so I don't mind being a little colder than usual, but I don't know what possessed me to don these ballet flats today. I love the tartan print on these. I love tartan, period.


I was well aware that there was still snow and ice on the ground when I put these babies on. Nonetheless, it felt right to wear them. Especially since I wasn't really wearing anything else exciting, save the scarf. I really love this infinity scarf. When I first got it, the fringes weren't stretched out all the way, so it kinda looked sparse. But now, with all the wear it's gotten, the fringes are all over the place. I love it.

I suppose this is another example of what I tend to wear-- some basics (usually black) with some pop in the form of texture or color. I decided I could use some color on my face as well.


I decided to try on a green eyeshadow from the Body Shop today. It was a little too frosty and a tad too pale for my taste, so I added some aquamarine shadow from Too Faced. I left the house wearing a light pink lipstick, but changed midway through the day to a darker stain [seen in the first picture up top]. The picture I took really doesn't capture any of the blending and layering I did. Oh well.

It's Wednesday, time to read comics!

Let's Start at the Very Beginning...

tee: hot topic jeans: target jacket: old navy shoes: converse, with hot pink laces hat: handmade by mom

I thought it would be appropriate to start this blog with a post about what I consider my "basic" outfit. As you can see, I am obviously so comfy and snug in this simple ensemble. Being me means having to sit down and read for long periods of time, thus, comfort is a necessity. Layering is a must, since I find myself at many different places during the course of any day: the library, my office, another library, a cafe, home. So if nothing BIG is going on where I have to dress especially nice, I resort to my t-shirt, jeans, chucks combo.

Up until just last year, I abhorred jeans. I avoided wearing them at all costs, thinking that it was a lazy, less feminine option. Finding a pair that fit me also added to my dislike of denim. Being 5 feet tall, the only option for jeans that don't drag is to look in the kids' section. But being the curvy skirt that I am, that's pretty much out of the question. I've heard of those amazing places that tailor jeans for the the individual who is willing to shell out a pretty penny [or a thousand pennies!], but alas, being a grad student has dashed all those dreams.

I will admit that I still have not found the perfect pair of jeans. I have 4 pairs that I rotate, and all 4 of them have their strengths and weaknesses. No biggie, though. It's all part of the challenge of mixing and matching until I get the look I desire. The jeans I wore today is a skinny pair from Target. The skinny look is one I aspire to, but know it's not for everyone. This pair sits more like a bootcut on me, which I think is most flattering on me. The shirt is an oldie that I got on sale [I'm big on sales] and has the cutest picture on it-- a pink bear with the words "If you ever get mauled by bears, I hope they stay away from your face, because I think you're cute."

The highlight of this "outfit" [so simple, I don't even know if I can call it that] are my shoes. I got them as a Christmas present this year and promptly took the white laces out and replaced them with offensively bright pink ones.


This is my first pair of patterned Chucks. I've had the [requisite] black, light pink and grey ones, but never one with a cute owl print!

Yay, comfort!