"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): July 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MN Fashion Blogger Meet-up, and other, less-important days

Saturday afternoon was the MN Fashion Blogger Meet-up at the gorgeous barn belonging to Lori! Since I am a Terrible Blogger, I failed to take pictures, but I knew there was a photographer (Mari Schumann of UpperRoom Photography) there so I figured I'd let the lady with actual talent take the pictures and I would focus on drinking wine, excessively swearing, and sweating (my three main talents)... It was really fun and everyone was super nice and fashionable despite the crazy humidity. I'd met Sal twice before, but no one else. Here's a group shot courtesy of UpperRoom Photography:

Um, my hair looks insanely red in sunlight, yes? Always happens.

For more photo recaps, check out Ruby Girl and The Tattertails!

What I wore:
Jacket - thrifted vintage
T-shirt - Target
Belt - thrifted
Bangles - thrifted
Cropped pants - Target
Sandals - thrifted Candie's

Some other random going-to-work days...
Whenever I wear scarves in my hair, I don't feel like a boho gypsy (which is the vibe I get when other people wear it)... I feel like a housekeeper.
 Scarf - thrifted vintage
Shirt - thrifted vintage
Jeans - Old Navy
Sandals - Melissa

Apparently the look I am going for here is... I have been thrown from a yacht.
Scarf - thrifted
Blouse - thrifted little boys Cherokee
Bike pin - thrifted
Shorts - American Eagle
Sandals - thrifted Deegow Boutique

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Photo booth style files (11 and 12)

Had to work an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding on Friday night...
Pearl necklace (worn as headband) - garage sale
Dress - Trashy Diva
Seagull pins - eBay
Shoes - thrifted Isaac Mizrahi for Target

Saturday night I had to work a wedding again... it was my first time working two shifts in a row.
Dress - Gryphon
Bangles - thrifted
Sandals - thrifted Candie's

The back:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Very Special Episode

Today is Everybody, Everywear: The Thrift Edition. A special collaboration with Yen from My edit (who, let's face it, is The Thrift Queen.) Wahoo! Thrifting! This is also my area of expertise, if I do say so myself. Give me a thrift store, $15, and 15 minutes and I will come out with a whole outfit. Guaranteed. So today's outfit is entirely thrifted:

Blouse - thrifted Banana Republic
Skirt - thrifted vintage (no brand tag)
Sandals - thrifted vintage Candie's

I would say 99% of my outfits contain at least one thrifted element, so it was hard to narrow this down from over three years of documenting my outfits... But here they are, some favorite, favorite thrifted finds (click on the photo to go to my flickr if you want the rest of the outfit details):

9-13-08 Swan sweaterz2-19-09 Beltz
Awesome pink striped swan sweater...  about a million belts, that I occasionally throw on by the handful

4-9-09 Pale floral6-23-09 I'm a walking highlighter
This coat and this dress are adorbs, especially together... day-glo nightie I rarely wear but love

7-8-09 Just call me "Hollywood"1-28-09 I might puke...
Prolly the only overalls I will ever wear... a very Hansel and Gretel dress (and motorcycle boots!)

9-23-09 I'm a tiger, not a cougar9-17-09 Schoolgirl (but you know, not like a slutty one)
Tiger print oversized pajama t-shirt with tiger head... and this blouse that goes with EVERYTHING!

8-13-09 Well, if it's for charity2-11-10 When the circus boots come to town
Handmade dress that was apparently made just for me, decades ago... this skirt that goes with EVERYTHING and hello? The boots!

6-3-10 The Shipshape6-11-10 Whole 'nother level
Mysterious sailor shirt from France... dress made for sipping lemonade on the porch

9-24-10 Hell no, we won't go10-29-10 Camel horses
Authentic Vietnam War protest Army shirt... Horse. Head. Cardigan.

10-8-10 The cutest white dress in all the land10-6-10 Safety pin blazer
The cutest, easiest vintage summer dress... a ton of little boys blazers and my Marni cropped pants

12-3-10 Brave Friday2-17-11 I'm the Mary
Vintage yellow plaid pants, OMG... wool pleated rainbow skirt (and that awesome belt too)

4-2-11 A black and white affair3-31-11 Spring breakout
Insane dress that comes in handy for B&W affairs... these 1950s glasses frames (got the lenses swapped out), shirt, pants, belt, shoes, etc. It's all thrifted.

5-20-11 Navy & Neon10-16-10 Artist's loft wedding
Brightest pleated skirt in existence (and those sandals!)... Zee best coat ever!

EBEW: Thrift

Um, seriously there are a million more... things I wear everyday (like shoes, plain skirts and shirts, my million bangles), statement items, designer items, vintage items, SO MUCH GOOD STUFF.  Plus, home stuff too! So go get your hiney to the thrift store! And if you're too lazy or grossed out by it or live in an area where thrifting is difficult or expensive, then go hit up my etsy and "nail my leftovers."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Yesterday I got to go see Thurston Moore perform some songs and chat about himself, his childhood, Sonic Youth, working with Beck and whatever else in one of Minnesota Public Radio's small studios with only about 40 other people... it was... amazing. My favorite part was that I got to bring my friend Amber who loves him an exceptional amount and can now cross this off her proverbial "bucket list."

What I wore:
Jean jacket - Target (DIY back by me)
T-shirt - Target
Shorts - Jenny Han
Sandals - thrifted  vintage Candie's

DIY jacket back:
 My, um, nametag ticket...

Über-casual and Scallopini

I finally spent a $20 Groupon to Old Navy the other day... they were having a 75% off sale so I got two tank tops, two cardigans, and a skirt for $7 total...(well, I guess $17 if you count the original $10 for the Groupon). Either way, a great deal and weird to be in a real store instead of a thrift store... so many sizes of the same thing. Strange! So I got reaaaaaaly casual for work on Friday:
Scarf - thrifted vintage
Tank - Old Navy
Jeans - thrifted Banana Republic
Moccasins - thrifted Minnetonka Moccasins

Saturday I worked a wedding for the photo booth:
Dress - vintage via www.hihlostudio.etsy.com
Sandals - Charles David

Kept it simple because of the beautiful details on the dress... it has three layers of scallop details and the cutest big buttons on the back:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Commitments and pleats

I'm a few days late on showing you my photo booth outfit, but I didn't want to throw it in with yesterday's Everybody, Everywear post... Saturday I worked a reception for a lesbian commitment ceremony which was adorable and super fun!  
Glasses - thrifted vintage American Optical (lenses replaced) 
Dress - thrifted vintage A.J. Bari 
Belt - thrifted vintage pony hair 
Shoes - Michael Kors  

Cardigan - Only Hearts
Tank - one is Fruit of the Loom, one is from Target
Belt - thrifted
Pleated skirt - thrifted Nine & Co
Sandals - Frye

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Yesterday was the first day of summer school! I'm an EA (Educational Assistant) for the World Cultures class, which is for kids who are going to be in first or second grade this year. They are super adorable and nothing makes you feel better than when six year olds fight over who gets to sit next to you on the alphabet carpet during circle time. Ahhh.. Today's outfit:
Glasses - thrifted vintage (lenses replaced)
Shirt - thrifted (little boys Cherokee)
Skirt - Betsy Johnson
Shoes - thrifted vintage Candie's

The new old glasses that I finally brought to the cute local optical place to get the lenses replaced:

Yellow | Everybody, Everywear

Since it's Yellow day for Everybody, Everywear here's some more yellow! (Click on the photo to go to my flickr page if you want the outfit details!)

9-5-08 Viva La Friday!9-26-08 Seahorses12-5-08 Yes, my hair is down.9-16-09 Old timey hot dog9-14-09 Sunflower1-14-10 Rhinestone Cowboy5-12-10 Block party10-14-10 Rocktober10-16-10 Artist's loft wedding11-9-10 Sunny side up11-11-10 A cartoon sweater12-3-10 Brave Friday4-13-11 Sunshine and rain4-5-10 Lost in time


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