Fashion on Friday – January 11, 2013

I’d just like to reiterate how much I love fashion and clothes. They are not the most deep and meaningful things, but they are fun, they are a great way to express yourself if you are so inclined, and they can have a deep impact on people. I love seeing all the different ways that people clothe their bodies. The world would be pretty boring if we all wore uniforms all the time. People are fascinating and one of the first things we observe about each other is our clothes. If you love something and it makes you happy, wear it! (Within some socially acceptable guidelines please!)

So here’s a couple of outfits I wore this week…


Say hello to Zane! He like to join me when I take pictures. I love this peplum top – I got it from ASOS along with the belt. I wore it with a knit skirt so it actually looks a lot like a dress. I don’t wear belts much, I like them, but I’m still working on getting comfortable with them. Love these shoes – I’ve had them for a couple of years and they are super comfortable – enough to walk quite a bit in. Not slipper-comfortable, because nothing really equals slipper-comfortable.

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Now this necklace. Super cool. I got it through Glint and Gleam on the recommendation of Coffee and a Cardigan. Great online shop. Someone saw me wearing it and wasn’t too sure what it was meant to be. Is it a necklace or a collar? Yes!

Outfit details: Top: Asos, Skirt: Target, Tights: Forever 21, Shoes: Forever 21, Necklace: Glint and Gleam, Earrings: ?


I wish I was as photogenic as this kid! Be still my heart.

And just to show you what the weather is like in our neck of the woods (Central Oregon)…

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This is a tub of chalk that was outside, filled with snow, the snow melted, it got cold again and now it’s frozen chalk. Brrrr.

Another outfit…

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I love this shirt. Makes me all kinds of happy. I ordered it online from Torrid, not realising until it arrived and I put it on, that it has pockets! A top with pockets? Yes, please.

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Let’s talk about ankle boots. I wasn’t too sure about ankle boots at first – I thought maybe they made my legs look funny, but now I don’t really care if they do. Fun and comfortable! And I love a good buckle.

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Outfit details: Top: Torrid, Skirt: Ross, Tights: We Love Colors, Boots: Ross, Earrings: Forever 21, Ring: ?

Finally, it’s not much of an outfit post, but here are a couple of accessory details…

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I have a big collection of pins and brooches – some are just pretty or interesting and some have stories or memories attached. I’m not sure where the crest pin came from, but I love it.  The reading pin is from a club of some sort and it’s always good to encourage people to read more! The trolley pin, I’m not sure where I got it from, but I know I have had it for years. I have memories of playing with it when I was about 9 years old and it has travelled with me throughout the years. Love it.

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These shoes have seen me through many years. I found them Ross so long ago, they are Doc Martens. Hey, there’s another buckle! These shoes are comfy, comfy, comfy. When I lived in London, I had a pair of Doc Marten boots. I mean, really, I was a young adult living and working and going to school in London, something would have been wrong if I didn’t have a pair of Docs. Mine were the classic black boots and they were wonderful. It takes about a week or so of good pedestrian wear and tear, a couple of blisters and then they are amazing. I have it on my wish list to get another pair, there are so many amazing styles and colours now, but my heart really yearns for another pair of classic blacks.

So that’s the style round-up for this week. Hope you are wearing clothes that you love and that make you feel fabulous, or adventurous or full of joy. And on days when it’s very cold, sometimes it’s okay to sacrifice style on the altar of comfort, but if you can swing comfort and style – swing away!


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