Brown and black

Top and Skirt: Thrifted
Scarf (as belt): was my mom’s!
Shoes: Shoegasm

Well, here is my third attempt at this skirt–what do you think? Last time I wore it I promised you all (and myself) that I would pair it with a more-fitted top. I do like it better this way, although I think the top could stand to not even be as loose as this one is. Part of the problem, I must confess, is my dwindling amount of clean clothing…

I’m fairly proud of the scarf-as-belt in this outfit. You can’t tell so well here, but there are black and white stripes in the scarf that pick up on the black and white stripes in the tank. Also, it makes me fairly happy to pair unorthodox colors together, like brown and black, which the scarf also does.

Today’s lesson learned: keep remixing a difficult piece to decipher how best it looks on your shape. The first time I wore this skirt in the 30 day challenge, I despaired I’d have to wear it again. Now, my mind might be changing again! So one more try, I think, and I’ll have my mind made up.

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Uffda (before & after, part two)

Top: Thrifted
Bottoms: Gap Outlet
Sandals: J. Crew
Glasses: Warby Parker Sinclair

As promised, Part Two of my aptly titled Before & After series is here! For those of my dear readers unfamiliar with colloquial Minnesotan, “uffda” is an exclamation often used to express surprise, astonishment, relief, and in my particular case this weekend, exhaustion and even a bit of dismay. The word comes from the Scandinavian heritage familiar to the Upper Midwest, and can be heard frequently at my family gatherings, in addition to plentiful “you betchas.” Use it wisely.

Alison’s recipe for curing a hangover: one pair of jeggings, one loose tank top, a sunny day, sandals, bacon, coffee, a ponytail, a good book, and a nap. Oh, and liberal use of the word “uffda.” Works every time!

Today’s lesson learned: Showers make you prettier. Must take time to shower, especially when about to post pictures of self to the interwebs. Uffda.