Art Fair

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OK, here’s what happened while I was getting this post ready: I was resizing these photos and saving them under new file names. I wore this to the Broad Ripple Art Fair over the weekend, so I was naming the files “artfair1,” “artfair2,” etc. Meanwhile, in my head I was thinking of genius things to write (per usual).

Then apparently my fingers got ahead of my brain because I typed “fartfair” for one of the file names, and I laughed so hard that all my genius ideas disappeared. I think you’ll agree that’s a totally normal adult response, so you’ll forgive me for my lack of relevant commentary today.

similar Dress // similar Jacket (on sale) // Hat // Ring: purchased at the fair from artist Sally J. Phillips! // Sunglasses // Necklace* // Bag (on sale) // Shoes (on sale in lots of colors)

*Necklace provided courtesy of oNecklace.

Say My Name

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I wore this last week to school when I was not quite over the flu. At the time, the idea of standing in the cold for more than 1 minute sounded about as appealing as…you know…having the flu. So I didn’t take photos. But then later I realized it was a black-less outfit, so I recreated it to share with you for Black Out challenge week! You’re welcome.

This seems like a good time to point out the newest member of my wear-with-anything jewelry collection: this monogram necklace. I had never really considered myself a monogram-necklace-wearing kind of gal until oNecklace offered to send me one. Now I’m kind of loving it. They have a ton of different styles, and at first I thought a “modern” looking one would be more my taste, but in the end I went with the classic, fancy schmancy font because I like how, from far away, it just looks like a swirly little design. It’s like that font they use on diplomas that you can’t actually read but it makes your education look more elite.

similar Sweater* (on sale) // Jeans // Necklace* // similar Boots (under $40) // Bag (under $25) // similar Sunglasses // Nails “Oui”

*Necklace provided courtesy of oNecklace; sweater purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Asos. All opinions are my own.

Fuzzy Wuzzy

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Despite what the name of the store suggests, you cannot be 21 forever. I don’t go in there very often, because I find that the older I get, the more sensitive I become to cheap crap. That said, Forever 21 isn’t totally worthless, even to me. It’s the easiest place for me to find cozy sweaters. See, I’m mildly allergic to wool – I don’t break out in hives or anything, but if I wear it for more than 5 minutes I’ll start scratching myself like a meth addict.

As much as I love shopping for fall and winter clothes at stores like J. Crew, it’s always such a letdown when I see a beautiful pile of perfectly folded sweaters in a rainbow of colors, I reach out to pick one up, and I recoil in horror. WHY YOU GOTTA BE SO FANCY WITH YOUR MERINO AND CASHMERE?!

You know where you don’t find merino and cashmere? Forever 21. That place is a haven of synthetic fabrics year-round. Aaaahhh, acrylic. How my sensitive skin loves you.

Sweater // Necklace* // Boots // similar Bag (with Dorothy quote) // similar Bag (colorblock tote, on sale) // Shirt (note this is a kid’s shirt) // Lips “Punch Drunk”

*Necklace provided courtesy of oNecklace.