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Buyer’s Remorse

The good news is, I got a new phone yesterday. The bad news is, I’m having buyer’s remorse, which is one of the worst emotions in the world. Yes, my old phone barely made calls. It was time. And yes, I really like the new one, minus some quirks I’ve yet to unravel. But, when I called to cancel Verizon, they made me a sweet deal, and I think I could have gotten an even better phone – on Verizon’s network – for about the same as I’m paying now. Grr… Oh well. It’s only money, right?

Why is this relevant to you, you may ask? Well, regrettably, in the transfer of my files not all of my pictures came over. Many did, but all of the previous outfit collages I’d made but not yet blogged about are gone. So, my reservoir of past outfits has all but dried up, meaning you’ll now be subjected to my poorly-lit pictures of what I’m wearing to stay warm in my office in the Georgia tundra. Sorry.


This outfit was much cuter in real life. I have trouble capturing dark colors on my camera (any photographers who want to give me a tutorial are welcome!), so the blouse is black, the jeans are dark rinse, and everything else is close to accurate. I do love purple and teal together, though, and this jacket is one of my favorites. Also, these jeans were skinnier when I bought them. Now, I’m skinnier which is awesome, but they’re a little baggy which detracts from the overall impression in my opinion.

Oh well – one day, all factors will collide – the size of my clothes, the lighting, my camera skills – and you’ll just be amazed at what a fantastic outfit you’re viewing. Or, maybe not. 🙂

  • Jacket: TJ Maxx
  • Jeans: Old Navy (and, to be fair, they were only $10, so I can probably afford to get a new pair)
  • Blouse: JCPenney
  • Booties: Charlotte Russe
  • Necklace: Rahab’s Rope

I Dream of Genie

We didn’t think it would ever happen, but it has.  The era of MC Hammer pants, once thought buried so deep only a few poorly dressed paleontologists could find it, has now returned.  Fortunately, this version of the pant has evolved to a bit slimmer look.  A bit.

Let me preface this post by saying, if you are hippy, don’t wear these pants.  There’s nothing wrong with being hippy – hips are great for things like a coveted hour glass figure.  They’re not great for pants with extra volume at the top and a tapered leg.

If you don’t have hips, though, these pants are a fun, and super comfortable (seriously, I felt like I was wearing pajama pants all day) addition to your wardrobe.  To keep them from looking like pajama pants, I wore heels and a blazer.  And, to minimize the volume at the top of the pants, I chose a blazer that hit mid-hip and broke up the lines. I’m not quite bold enough for the full-on genie look.

I know this will be a short-lived trend – if for no other reason, because most of the population can’t wear them.  But, I fully intend on wearing this look out until it’s no longer socially acceptable.

Harem pants: Target
Shoes: Macy’s
Blazer: H&M
Sequin Tank: Wet Seal
Earrings: a gift from my sweet friend Bonnie.  Theyr’e so pretty.
Bracelets: Boston boutique

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