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

Warm Breezes

· June in Northern California ·

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When I arrived back in Sacramento on Saturday afternoon, I was immediately uncomfortable in my leggings, pleather skirt, and long-sleeved top. I couldn’t wait to get home, shower, and change into my boho Cali clothes. I liked the outfit so much that I wore it on Sunday, too, for the drive to Concord.

Kimono, Carole Little (thrifted). Tank, Mossimo. Skirt, Zara. Shoes, Carlos Santana (thrifted). Earrings, Francesca’s Closet. Bag, Nordstrom Rack.

Working on the Pipeline

· Visiting the Trans-Alaska Pipeline ·

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I almost didn’t make the stop to see the oil pipeline, but it was only a 5 mile detour on my way from the hot springs to the airport. I had it all to myself, at a little before 4:00 a.m. I don’t think I’ve ever taken outfit pictures at such a ridiculous hour.

Dress and skirt, Mossimo. Shirt and leggings, C9. Boots, Vince Camuto.

Hot and Cold

· Chena Hot Springs and Aurora Ice Museum ·

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I’ve been in a number of natural hot springs, but never one so hot that I couldn’t take it for more than 15 minutes. Thankfully, I could then chill myself in the 20 degree ice museum with an appletini served in an ice goblet. Then, back to cooking myself in the sulphur waters.

Sweatshirt, I-Passion. Dress and tee, Mossimo. Shorts, Free People (thrifted). Leggings, C9. Boots, Steve Madden. Sunglasses, Target.

Denali Train

· I rode the Alaska Train ·

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With only two days to explore Alaska’s interior, I had to make some hard choices. I only spent one day in Denali National Park, but it was better than zero days. I rode the train from and back to Fairbanks. The ride was about four hours each way, with a four-hour “layover” in the park. I made the most of it with a quick hike.

Shirt, C9. Pants, Kuhl. Boots, Danner. Bandana, DSW. Backpack, Toms.


· Pretending to ride a bike ·

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Let’s pretend that I actually rode this bike. I would have, tight suede skirt be damned, if I could have figured out how to unlock it. In my ignorance, I settled for posing with it (and the antler arch!) and then wandering into a local dive bar for an Alaskan Amber and a Reindeer Poop (shot).

Shirt, FY2 (thrifted). Skirt, Ann Taylor (thrifted). Boots, Vince Camuto. Scarf, swap. Sunglasses, Target. Bag, Anne Klein (thrifted).

Creamer’s Field

· I headed straight for the mosquitoes ·

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This is not what the Fairbanks locals wear to walk the paths and boardwalks of Creamer’s Field. They were dressed far more sensibly. I got some stares, which I didn’t mind, and some mosquito landings, which I did. So far, though, I’ve killed one mosquito and gotten zero bites.

Sweatshirt, Passion-I. Shirt, FY2 (thrifted). Skirt, Mossimo. Tights, Target. Boots, Vince Camuto. Hat, Who What Wear for Target. Sunglasses, Target. Earrings, flea market. Bag, Anne Klein (thrifted).


Naughty Knottie

· A nautical look for Memorial Day ·

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I thrifted my favorite (black and white) striped tee years ago in Cincinnati. It’s held up well, but I’ve been looking for a navy and white striped tee to diversify. I finally scored at St. Vincent de Paul and plan to make all my nautical outfit dreams come true.

Shirt,St. John’s Bay (thrifted). Shorts, Arizona Jeans (thrifted). Shoes, Viscata. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Earrings, Capri. Bag, Mondani.

The other striped shirt (with the same shorts):

Olive Gingham

· Perfect for a military picnic ·

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Olive is one of the core colors of my wardrobe. It can look a little drab in the spring and summer, so I was happy to find this shirt with olive gingham check to lighten and brighten my favorite color.

Shirt, Live Life by Sanctuary (thrifted). Skirt, Forever 21 (consignment). Shoes, Carlos Santana (thrifted). Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Earrings, Charming Charlie. Bag, Aldo. Belt, thrifted.

All American

· Another way to say “mutt” ·

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Jasper and I competed in a NADAC (dog agility) trial, this weekend. The run order for each event is posted outside the ring and includes dog’s name, handler’s name, and breed. I noticed that one dog’s breed was listed as “All American.” I asked its owner and she told me that was the preferred way of saying “mutt.” Jasper is a border collie, but I’m certainly a mutt.

Shirt, Modern Lux. Shorts, Forever 21. Socks, Sock City. Shoes, Superga for Target. Hat and sunglasses, Target.

P.S. Jasper won three blue ribbons!

Covered Summer

· Not baring it all ·

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It’s possible to stay cool AND covered. With the right fabrics, baring just the lower arms and legs is enough to still look summery and be comfortable.

Vest, Tinseltown (cut from a consignment jacket). Shirt, Spence (consignment) (with a Victoria’s Secret bralette underneath). Capris, Arizona Jeans (consignment). Shoes, Viscata. Sunglasses, Target. Earrings, Stardust Remembered. Brooches, consignment. Bag, SheBoBo.