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I wear what I like and I like what I wear. A daily outfit blog: WhatIWore2Day

Eugene

· I liked it ·

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I had a lovely two days in Eugene. The skies were clear and the golden sunshine highlighted the autumnal trees. I couldn’t get enough of the good food and drinks. And I had a wonderful shop at the Goodwill Boutique.


Blazer, vintage. Sweater, Covington (thrifted). Skirt, Plenty by Tracy Reese (thrifted). Boots, Vionic. Necklace, made by my friend. Bag, thrifted.


Sweater under Blazer

· Perfect for a blustery day ·

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Portland is much cooler than Sacramento. The crisp, fall air is refreshing, but biting without the proper layering. I stayed toasty with a cowl-neck sweater layered under a blazer (and my hands jammed into the pockets).


Blazer, vintage. Sweater, Covington (thrifted). Dress, swap. Tights, B. Ella. Boots, Miz Mooz. Sunglasses, Earthbound Trading Co. Belt, thrifted.

Slouch Factor

· Working all weekend ·

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I remember the days when I left work at work. When I was in an office job, I left it behind at 5 pm. Work bled over a little when I was in sales. Now, it’s all one big mishmash. I can’t complain, though, because I love having the flexibility in my schedule to choose when I work and when I play.


Blazer, vintage. Sweater, Gibson (thrifted). Pants, Lauren Ralph Lauren. Boots, Vionic. Earrings, self-made.


I try not to repeat outfit titles (so that I can easily search them) and found the other outfits I’d titled with the word “slouch.” I enjoyed the trip down memory lane:


Evidently, pants make me feel slouchy.

Elbow Patches

· A professorial vibe ·

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Why don’t more items of clothing have elbow patches? I love how utilitarian they are. I’m the sort of person that tends to wear out elbows and knees, so elbow patches just make sense.


Shirt, LRFL Lauren Jeans Co (thrifted). Skirt, Forever 21 (consignment). Boots, Vince Camuto (consignment). Hat, Free Press. Belt, Hadley Pollet (consignment). Bag, thrifted.


More elbow and knee patches:

Casual LBD

· The easy choice ·

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Much is made of the little black dress. I love my sequin LBD. This all-cotton version is a great choice for a casual day of errands.


Dress, Express. Vest, Tinseltown (cut from a consignment jacket). Shoes, Steve Madden. Tassel pendant, Epcot Morocco. Arrowhead pendants, thrifted. Bag, thrifted.


Past outfits with this dress:

Dull

· I need an edge ·

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I like a little “edge” to my outfits. I used to add that with pink hair or denim or short hemlines. None of those are permitted in my current line of work. (High heels would also de-dowdify, but, while those are permitted, most are impossible for six hours of standing.) Maybe I just need to add more leather to my wardrobe.

This outfit was one of those that made me feel 20 years older than I actually am. (I’ll be 42 next week!) It needed a little edge.


Sweater, Monterey Bay (thrifted). Skirt, Carole Little (thrifted). Shoes, ASOS. Scarf, Earrings, flea market. Frangi (consignment).

Dancing Bankers

· Is that an oxymoron? ·

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As I packed for two seminars in LA, I used the following as my criteria: both days were business casual and the second day would be in a cold, basement room. What I forgot, was that day one was for a bank. While this outfit might qualify as “business casual,” it does not call to mind “banker.”


Dress, Peter Som for Kohl’s. Scarf, Frangi (consignment). Shoes, Isaac Mizrahi. Earrings, self-made. Necklace, thrifted.

Orange is for Fall

· Orange you glad it’s autumn? ·

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California bloggers are complaining about the decidedly UN-fall-like weather. We are seeing 90s-100s. I’m bringing a little fall to my outfits this week with the quintessential fall color: orange. If I can’t have crisp weather, I’ll have orange.

Today’s orange is hidden. (No, it’s not my underpants.)


Shirt, Live Life by Sanctuary (thrifted). Jeans, London Jean (thrifted). Shoes, Carlos Santana (thrifted). Sunglasses, Earthbound Trading Co. Earrings, Claire’s. Belt, thrifted.

Disney World 11-day Capsule

· October never felt so hot (or humid!) ·

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Eleven days is a very long time to live out of a suitcase (and to be away from your doggies). It was no challenge, though, to get eleven outfits from this capsule.

We started the trip by flying from San Francisco to Cincinnati (hence the layering in the first outfit). We spent the weekend in Cincinnati for Beefy’s cousin’s wedding. The outfits I wore for the rehearsal dinner and wedding were not a part of the capsule. We mailed those items (along with Beefy’s clothes) back and forth rather than devote suitcase space. Cincinnati’s October weather was surprisingly warm (80s). I could have worn any of the Cincinnati outfits in Orlando.

The final eight days of the capsule were spent traveling and in the Disney World parks. It was very hot and humid. My scarves, leather jacket, and denim vest, got little to no use. The rest of the capsule (including those “high heel” boots), did well.

The capsule palette was black, navy, brown, olive, orange, pink, white, and denim. The hats concealed some terrible humidity hair. (I’m also thankful my hair is long enough to braid or pull back when the weather is nasty.)


These are the capsule items:

Clothing
Leather Jacket (BCBG Max Azria)
Kimono (Carole Little)
Denim Vest (Tinseltown)
Sweater (Joseph A)
Button-front shirt (Banana Republic)
Blouse (Daniel Rainn)
Tank (Grayson Threads)
Denim skirt (Billabong)
Twill skirt (American Eagle)
Shorts (High Sierra)

Shoes
Western boots (Ariat)
Booties (Blondo)

Accessories
Hats – 2 (Pangaea and Yellowstone Club)
Belt (thrifted)
Bag (A+ designed by Aldo with a strap from Lam Gallery)
Sunglasses (Marc Jacobs)
Scarves – 3 (Canvas Boutique, Claire’s, and DSW)
Necklace (made by a friend)
Earrings – 4 (World Market and Francesca’s)

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Capsule evaluation
Pros: The pattern mixing and colors were so much fun. I almost always got compliments when I wore the kimono or white blouse. Both pairs of shoes were comfortable for up to 9.8 miles of walking. The hats came in handy for bad hair days. I discovered that the kimono made a wonderful cover-up for the pool!
Cons: I could have skipped the leather jacket and heaviest scarf. Neither item took up much room, though. I wish I had brought a tee shirt. The trip was much warmer and more humid than I expected. On our last visit, I froze. This time, I was sweating. I can’t win!

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Pink Tassels

· Upholstery notions as jewelry ·

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I have a pair of tassel earrings that I “made” by looping tassels from the notion section of the fabric store on ear wires. They get many comments. One woman, in her 60’s, complimented them and then said she wished she could wear earrings like that. I told her how simple they were to make and that she’d look lovely in a pair. She responded that she wouldn’t dare do so because she’d look like “a crazy old lady.” I didn’t think that was a bad thing and told her so. She shrugged off my encouragement.

These pink tassel earrings are even bolder (although I didn’t “make” them), but I’m not afraid of looking like a crazy old lady. In fact, I’d prefer that to “boring old lady” or “tired old lady” or “defeated old lady” or even “classy old lady.” Honestly, though, I don’t need earrings to look crazy. I’ve already got that covered.


Kimono, Carole Little (thrifted). Sweater, Joseph A (thrifted). Skirt, Billabong. Boots, Ariat. Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs. Earrings, Francesca’s. Bag, A+ designed by Aldo. Bag strap, Lam Gallery.



My self-assembled, olive tassel earrings:


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