"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

The big top

9-28-12 Big top
Necklace - thrifted
Cardigan - thrifted vintage (no brand, just a big tag that says 100% acrylic)
Dress - Target
Sandals - Jessica Simpson

Ahh, the siren song of the Target 75% off clearance rack. Who can resist it? Anyway, I found this dress about a month ago for $6. It's a terrible mullet of a dress. Casual cut, casual circus-tent-like fabric, but then the back is crazy. The top is made of twisted lace and there's a big hole in the back right where your bra band is so you can't wear one. Like this (photo from Target.com):

I don't understand. But I bought it anyway, figuring 80% of the year is cardigan weather in MN so the back will never be seen. Speaking of cardigan weather, it's been so hard to dress lately! It's usually only 40 degrees in the morning when I bike to work but it's supposed to be 80 degrees by this afternoon. Today I just threw on a second cardigan, some gloves, and some leggings (and helmet, duh) and it was cold, but not too bad. Besides, it's worth it to see this on my way home every day:

Beats the heck out of staring at the back of someone's bumper (not that I drive to work ever - I take the bus... which also has awesome views - of crazy people. Seriously, the bus is the best people watching ever!)

Thursday, September 27, 2012


I'm a sucker for a vintage Mickey Mouse tee. I found this one while thrifting last week and although it was a saaaaaaaad shade of yellow, and Nate gave me a rather disgusted look when he saw it, I bought it anyway for $3. Since it's a ringer tee with navy trim, bleaching was out. But after about 24 hours in a bucket of OxiClean - it came out nice and white! I can't tell you how many vintage things this method has saved. I'm not much for promoting products, but it seriously gets out like 40 year old stains for me all the time! Woo! I'm a fan! Stain removal - it's exciting, folks!

9-27-12 M.I.C.K.E.Y.
Jean jacket - thrifted Gap kids (overbleached by me)
T-shirt - thrifted vintage Walt Disney Productions
Skirt - American Apparel
Clogs - Zigi Soho

The clogs...

Zigi Soho clogs

Updated the etsy with a few vintage dresses last night... click on the photo to go to the etsy page (and everything in the shop is still 15% off until September 30 with the coupon code "IMALOSERBABY".

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Miss Fashionality

The tag on this vintage blouse says "Miss Fashionality"... is that a combo of "fashion" and "personality?" I guess so, which is ridiculous. Regardless, it's an adorable (yes, adorable, as in a small child should be wearing it, not me) shirt.

9-26-12 Miss Fashionality
Blouse - thrifted vintage Miss Fashionality
Blazer - thrifted little boys
Jeans - Gap
Heels - Tracy Reese

I'm excited beause it's Food Truck Wednesday! My friend Megan (she just moved back to MPLS after finishing her PhD in psychology in San Fransisco!) works across the street from me! So every Wednesday we meet up for lunch and hit up a food truck (well, until it gets cold - then we'll hit up the skyways!) It's super fun to have a lady date and get to try new foods! She has a big window in her office that faces the street and I find it endlessly entertaining to nonchalantly walk backwards by her window occasionally. I'm sooooo mature!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Now tilt your head at an unnatural angle

It's school picture day at work! I'd only been here about 15 minutes before I had a student come in with red, Devil-style contacts and ask me to put them in his eyes for him... Um, it's one thing if you wanna prank your mom or whoever by having red eyes in the photo but I'm not helping you do it (nor am I touching anyone's eyeballs but my own.) Le sigh. 8th grade boys, always up to something. (And for the record, I hope he does it! I'm a big fan of harmless shenanigans - besides, there's always picture re-take day for him to take a nice one for his mom!)

9-25-12 Now tilt your head
Cardigan - Old Navy
Dress - thrifted My Michelle (about 18 inches hacked off by me)
Sandals - Steve Madden

My mom is coming to visit for the week. Henrik's daycare lady took the week off so she's here to pull grandma rescue duty!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Girly and Girly Army

Saturday night, I worked another wedding for the photo booth...
9-22-12 Photo booth style files (54)
Dress - thrifted Target sample
Shoes - Simply Vera

The back of this dress is so cute, it's got a little collar and buttons all the way down the middle (it's hard to see details on black - sorry!)
9-22-12 Back

9-24-12 Girly Army
Army shirt - thrifted vintage
Belt - thrifted
Pants - thrifted Banana Republic (altered by me - were long flares)
Sandals - Frye

The always amazing back:
Army shirt back detail

Nate and I went to a few thrift stores on Saturday before I had to work. It's Halloween season so all the good vintage and weird things are out! I found a bunch of great stuff. Nate has a cold so we spent all of Sunday watching football in our pajamas (awesome). Hopefully I don't catch it (working in the nurse's office of a school, I have a pretty kick-ass immune system... however this time of year, my allergies are so bad that I can get sick just because I'm so worn down already.) 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Schoolhouse Rock

There is something about this cardigan that always reminds me of Schoolhouse Rock... maybe it's just because it has a similiar '70s red and brown and gold color scheme. Do kids still watch that in school? We did in middle school and I remember thinking it was so corny and awesome at the same time. I still know a bunch of the songs. My favorite is "Three is a magic number." Because it is!
9-21-12 Schoolhouse rock
Cardigan - thrifted vintage Marella Knits
T-shirt - Target
Jeans - Gap
Wedges - nicole by Nicole Miller (inherited from a friend)

I have no idea how that tangent about Schoolhouse Rock happened, but now I'm hoping it's a slow day here in the health office so I can watch a few on my computer! Have a fabulous weekend internet! Bet you can't guess what I'm doing!!! Ok, fine. You're right. You can. I'm photo boothing.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

You're a hero!

Ugh, this post is going to be much later than usual... this morning I did take a few outfit photos, but then I forgot my camera at home. I also made coffee and forgot it at home. Boo, what a crappy start to the day! Guess I should just get up like 5 minutes earlier so I don't have to rush in the morning (but it's hard to get out of bed - it's so coooooold. I refuse to close my balcony door. The two are clearly unrelated problems.)
9-20-12 You're a hero!
Cardigan - thrifted school uniform, back vintage wolf patch added by me
Polo - from when I was a bev cart girl at a golf course
Skirt - thrifted vintage
Shoes - Simply Vera
The awesome back:
9-20-12 back

Let's throw in a tribute to this skirt, shall we? I found it at the Goodwill Outlet (where you pay by the pound) over four years ago. In fact here's the post where I found it. It cost me around $1-$1.50. It's a thick knit, so it gets a good three seasons of wear every year.

Past wearings of the skirt, click on the photo to go to my flickr page if you want the oufit details...

P.S. I find it necessary to point out the first photo on the right side is from "80s Day" during my school's Spirit Week. I did not, in fact, rock that outfit on the realz.
12-17-08 It's '80s Day!9-26-08 Seahorses
3-26-09 I'm outta here!2-9-09 My favorite colors
11-16-11 Cranes and seagulls9-15-11 #2 Pencil
2-1-12 Squirrels and skulls and crack1-19-12 Exploded crayons
3-13-12 Sorry, Muppets

Honestly, I thought there would be more outfits with the skirt but I realized I also have three other mustard skirts. So there would be a looooooot more outfits featuring this skirt if I didn't own these alternatives... just showing one example of each skirt, we don't need to get toooooo carried away here.

9-21-10 Springing fall
Rodarte for Target

6-8-11 Flowers and things6-22-11 Happy bags
                                            vintage                                                                Brooklyn Industries

Mustard skirts, total wardrobe staple. Who knew?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fakin' it and Madras

What did I do last night? Oh, I was just sitting in a photo booth with a total stranger while someone filmed us pretending to be BFFs and making wacky faces. Last night I had to be a fake wedding guest for a video being shot about the photo booth company I work for. The bride and groom were an actual recently married couple and a bunch of their friends were there too but I was just an extra guest I guess... my life is weird sometimes. Still, I made $75 for one hour of "work" along with some dinner in the form of beer and Afghani pizza. Woop! I wore the exact outfit I wore to my friend Mel's wedding in August. We were supposed to dress for a summer wedding and it's my favorite fancy dress (in case you couldn't tell by how many times I've worn it in less than two years.)

9-18-12 Photo booth style files (53)
Dress - Gryphon
Wedges - Nine West

The back:
Gryphon dress

Today... I'm wearing my awesome madras jacket which is made by Gant too (the oxford I was wearing yesterday was a GANT.) I'm a big fan of their preppy style, but it's hard to find vintage Gant stuff that's women's (or girl's!) I especially love this '60s girls jacket, which has a tag that says "Hand Woven Madras - loomed in India." Neato!
9-19-12 Madras
Jacket - thrifted GANT Girls
Polo - from when I was a bev cart girl at a golf course
Jeans - Gap
Wedges - Nine West

The back:
Madras jacket back

The wedges I wore with both outfits:
Nine West yellow wedges

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blue and blue and blue

I didn't really think of it until now, but I wore all blue yesterday too. Hmm, guess I must be going through my blue period. 
9-18-12 Gant
Oxford - thrifted vintage GANT Shirtmakers
Jeans - Target
Wedges - Franco Sarto

It's officially jacket weather and this one is my favorite for fall...
with jacket
Jacket - thrifted vintage College Town

Shirt detail... I love the pattern!
GANT Shirtmakers detail

And the invaluable denim wedges...
Franco Sarto wedges

Ooh, and a group pic from the MN Blogger Meet-Up (photo c/o Two Birds)!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Damn everything but the circus

Saturday I went to the MN blogger meet-up and then to work a wedding for the photo booth. I didn't want to have to change in between, so I just wore this dress to both:
Dress - Target GO International
Watch - thrifted vintage Camel
Bracelet - World Market
Wedges - nicole by Nicole Miller (hand me downs from a friend)

vintage Camel watch
Nicole wedges

The back: 

I brought a jacket for later Saturday evening, as the wedding was outdoors, under a tent. It was depression-era circus themed, and AWESOME. 

Sunday I went out for breakfast with my sister and my nephew Henrik. Then I watched football all day, followed by dinner with my friend Megan. It was yet another hectic weekend! I can't wait for wedding season to be over!

Shirt - thrifted vintage aileen
Belt - thrifted
Jeans - Old Navy
Sandals - thrifted Candies

Confession, I want to wear this shirt every single day. I just love it (and the fact that it came with this skirt for a total of $6)... I won't ever wear them together though, I swear. That is just tooooooo many polka-dots for one lady.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Last night Nate and I watched the Packers vs. Bears game, which I was more excited about than him (I grew up in Chicago then moved to Wisconsin so it's a rivalry that will alway thrill my heart.) Though I would have preferred the Bears to win, it was still fun to watch.
9-14-12 Pinky-dink
Cardigan - Old Navy
Dress - thrifted vintage (no tags)
Sandals - thrifted vintage (brand worn off)

Vintage wood sandals

It's quickly turning to fall here, the mornings are getting darker, the evenings are coming sooner and I've noticed a few early leaves changing...
quickly turning to fall on my bike ride home

Note the train on the right side. I love when trains go by on my bike ride home, so long as I don't get stuck waiting to cross the tracks. And the train guys always wave, which is cute!


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