Saturday, April 12, 2014

aries and faeries






dress: Forver21
black thing: vintage
necklace: [un]possible cuts
crown: made by yours truly (inspiration from keiko lynn)
wedges: Mia

Off to celebrate the birth of some awesome Aries friends by dancing the night away! Flower crowns and flowy dresses that catch the wind just so. Swoon.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Aubsent No More




sheer dress: Free People resale
slip: GAP body
flats: Old Navy
cardigan: GAP

Well, the news is officially out and I guess it's time to share it on the blog. Come this summer, I will be absent from Texas no long. After six years in the bay area, I have decided to move home to Texas. It was a hard decision...hell, it's still a hard decision. I have doubts everyday but ultimately, I know that as for long range goals, moving back now is the right decision. Sigh, even as I type it I feel fear and doubt in the pit of my stomach. And ache to think of missing my life and my friends in California.
I'm excited as well. I've missed being close to family and am so excited to live with in driving distance once more. No more lonely Thanksgivings or missed family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations! And Thunderstorms! I have missed Thunderstorms and warm Texas nights and Tex-Mex.
Does this mean I need to change the name of my blog?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Festive




skirt: resale
top: Old Navy gift
sweater: Old Navy
necklace: Premier Jewelry gift
pirate bunny pin: [un]possible cuts
wedges: Target sale

I look ready for St Patrick's Day, don't I? I have this think that I don't even think I realize I do, where on holiday weeks, I dress up for that holiday all week long. On the week of Valentine's Day, I am pretty sure I wore some version or pink or red every single day. The week leading up to St Patty's, I, all of a sudden, rediscovered every green item in my closet. 
Easter's approaching. Pastels, I'm coming for you!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

not matching




boots: Popsugar from Kohl's clearance
dress: H&M
blouse: uniqlo clearance

This dress is an odd one. Every time I have worn it in more of a safe, conventional way, I have been monumentally unimpressed. Like here. So boring. One the other hand, I pull it together with pieces that I am sure don't belong (like so), and think to myself, "No Aubrey, why are you even trying this on?" And these outfits I like. 
Polka dot bouse, brown ankle boots that look awful with everything, floral dress. How does that work? You know, maybe it doesn't and I am the only person digging this outfit...but hey, I like what I like.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

the elephant in the room







Floral print and sheer details make me swoon. So when I stumbled across this little number at Crossroads in the city, it was a no brainer. The sweater, intended to ward off the chill morning, ended up looking frumpy. While my intention was effortless and casual. You win some, you lose some. I wore this to an in-service training today and these heels earned me some sideways glances. As an elementary school teacher, I often get snide comments about the way I dress. I would never, ever single out fellow teachers who dress casually or try to make them feel bad for dressing in a way that makes them feel comfortable. Yet, people seem to think the reverse is okay. One woman's vintage dress is another woman's sweatshirt. We all just want to feel like ourselves.

ps I've been hibernating these short winter days. Not enough daylight hours to take photos. I'll try to be better. Mwah!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I'm calling it Selfish Saturday






dress (as a skirt): JC Penny
blouse: Kohl's clearance
jacket: Nordstrom Rack
doe necklace: [un]possible cuts 
tights: JCrew
boots: Target
lipstick: Maybelline "Shocking Coral", Revlon "Cherries in the Snow" at the corners
I can proudly say that I did not participate in a any Black Friday or Cyber Monday madness. I could not say the same for the Saturday in between. In my head, I was avoiding the craziness but benefiting from the sales. And benefit I did! Are there people who can actually shop on the weekend after Thanksgiving and only buy gifts, not shop for themselves? If so, who are you and will you please teach me your self restraint? I bought lots of gifts but I shopped for myself too. How could I resist the holiday products at Lush? How could I resist 40% off at Old Navy and GAP?  I couldn't. If you hit the stores last weekend and only bought for others, you are a far, far better person than I.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black cherry lips





 skirt: Target clearance
top: Old Navy
sweater: Target
boots: Kohl's clearance
lipstick: Milani Black Cherry

Sooooooo, I have a question for my small following. Do yall care if I write anything with these posts, or are you mostly just checking out the photos? Most of the time I don't know what to write and it's a struggle. Plus, I know for most of the style blogs I follow, I mainly look at the photos and rarely read the text. Let me know, pretty please. Either on facebook or in the comments below. Thanks!!