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The get it in the Bay in a plain white tee

I visited San Francisco and Oakland last week to see my old college roommate and get a break from my routine. My mouth was stuck open in awe the entire trip as I saw landmarks that had always been fascinating to me on TV and in pictures, particularly the Golden Gate Bridge. I had grand plans to take outfit photos while I was there, but I was too distracted by the Bay’s ethereal beauty to care about what I wore, so I only managed one outfit.

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Jacket: Target
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Madewell
Boots: Delia’s

California was considerably cooler and more settled into fall than Houston. I enjoyed seeing trees that had turned a shade besides brown and being able to wear a jacket without sweating in my armpits. Glorious.

Call me now for your free fortune

This cardigan makes me feel like Miss Cleo and I am completely down with that. It’s wonderfully soft and thin, which is perfect for Houston’s crisp mornings and cool evenings.

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Cardigan: Forever 21
Shirt: American Eagle
Skirt: Forever 21
Flats: Payless
Necklace: American Eagle
Ring: Forever 21

This floral skirt is an old favorite, and I can’t bring myself to get rid of it. Grace Helbig herself has complimented it. C’mon.

I’m going to California next week and I can’t wait to photograph my adventure. I’ve been planning my cold weather outfits since Oakland and San Francisco are freaking chilly right now. Time to bust out my over-the-knee socks and boots.

Against the grain

So, because I am still learning how to use my DSLR, these pictures came out unintentionally grainy, but I kind of like it. I think it enhances my 90’s grunge vibe.

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Jacket: American Eagle
Dress: H&M (similar)
Boots: Sam & Libby
Necklace: Ruche
Earrings: Aeropostale
Lipstick: MAC in Hang-Up

This outfit reminds me of something they would have worn on All That or the early years of Boy Meets World. These Sam and Libby boots are on the verge of looking Amish, but have the right amount of military feel. I can’t wait to wear them with over-the-knee socks and tights.

Alright, time to read more about ISO. Stupid grain.

Stay out all day

Dark layers make me happy.

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Jacket: American Eagle (similar)
Top: Gap
Jeans: American Eagle
Boots: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: Modcloth

I wore these boots a lot last fall/winter, and I refuse to let them go. I like the idea of having a capsule wardrobe with pieces that last for years and are always in style. The straps across the front and hint of gold hardware on the back make it a perfect, sensible-yet-interesting boot.

I bought this jacket near the end of spring this year so I’m happy that it will now get to be worn through the cold season. It’s also great at making it look like you’re a car thief, because a concerned woman came out to question why I was standing so near her car while taking these photos. As if Houston thieves wear jeggings. Please.

I heart it

Nice weather is finally here! No more sweating!

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Dress: ASOS (similar)
Jacket: Target
Flats: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: Shasa

I’m bringing back an old favorite on this beautiful day. This heart printed dress is such a lightweight little item that does not wrinkle. Seriously. I’ve let it sit at the bottom of my clothes hamper for a week because I was too lazy to put away my clean clothes and it never creased. God’s work.

I finally replaced the black Target flats I threw away months ago with these oh so pointy leather d’Orsay flats. They need plenty of breaking in, which I am doing a little bit each day before I wear them for a full day at work. I expect I’ll get a lot of wear out of these this fall as soon as they stop tearing off my skin.

!!!Fall!!!

Dotted line

This is a shirt I typically wear to work, and I appreciate its dual functionality as a professional piece, yet simple enough to pair with jeans and a statement necklace.

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Top: Target (similar)
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Modcloth
Necklace: Forever 21
Rings: Forever 21
Lips: Mirabella in Posy

There’s something about these jeggings that look great in the mirror, but don’t translate well in these pictures. Maybe it’s the angle? I struggled with these photos because I couldn’t get over my magnified thighs. I appreciate their stretch, thin material and everlasting dark wash, but I’m feeling a little betrayed today. Maybe it’s just me. It’s just me.

If you blog, how do you get over insecurities in photos? I figure the best I can do is put them out there, because I know how great I felt wearing the outfit. Maybe it’ll inspire someone else my size to give the tight jeans a try.

Gravity, hypocrisy and the perils of being in 3-D

If I can’t wear pants or leggings, I can wear dark colors. I’ve always liked wearing jewel tones because they compliment my skin color and are the next best thing to black. Fall means maroons and plums, and I am not hesitating to add them into my current summer wardrobe as a transition.

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Dress: Hollister (similar)
Jacket: American Eagle
Flats: Target
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: American Eagle
Lips: Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry
Nails: Nicka K in Red Hot

This dress is an old favorite. I was so excited when I bought it because I had recently lost 70 pounds and had always dreamed of fitting into a Hollister dress, as sad as that sounds. My teenage brain was convinced that only skinny pretty girls shopped at stores like Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch, but here I am.

Also, if there is a fan club for Revlon Matte Balms, sign me up. These things are heaven sent for lip-licking girls such as myself. “Sultry” is a muted deep rose and oh so creamy and pigmented. I need one in an eggplant shade. Get on it, Revlon.