"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wedding week: What they wore

For our wedding party, we wanted them to look similar but not the same. We really tried to let them do what they wanted and wear things they would wear again (I know everyone says that but I think we actually succeeded!) Sorry for the random alley photos but we took most of our photos inside since it was freezing, rained a bit, hailed a bit, and one of our groomsmen is unable to walk long distances but these outside ones show their full outfits better than the inside ones! 

For the bridesmaids, I told them to buy any navy dress they liked, as long as it wasn't floor length. I think they all did a great job and will actually be able to wear them again! They all wore whatever neutral-ish shoes they wanted. They also chose their own star-themed necklaces and earrings and I bought it for them as their bridesmaids gifts. I didn't tell them anything about hair, but funnily enough, they all wore it down!

For the groomsmen, we let them pick out their own navy cardigans and bought it for them as their groomsmen gifts. Then they all wore different neutral pants, whatever tie they wanted as long as it wasn't crazy bright, and brown shoes.

The most important thing to us was that they were all there with us, especially since three of them had to fly in for the occasion! One of Nate's groomsmen has a rare form of HLH and we were so happy he was healthy enough to fly in (he had to move away two years ago to be near this specialty hospital in Cincinnati and has since undergone lots of chemo, a bone marrow transplant, dozens of daily medications, and will soon need a kidney transplant.) He cannnnnnot get sick and we were so worried he would get sick after he left from being around so many people at the wedding and flying but he really wanted to be here and I'm happy to report our wedding did not kill him! That would have been a bummer.

I originally wasn't going to do any flowers since we don't have any involved in our centerpieces, but I decided I wanted them after all. I made the bouquets and boutonnieres myself from Million Star Baby's Breath and Craspedia. 

I ordered the flowers in bulk from Fifty Flowers and they arrived on Thurday (the wedding was on Saturday) and quickly took over my kitchen. I made the bouquets on Thursday since I knew these flowers held up well and basically don't look any different as they die/dry anyway. I used baker's twine to wrap the stems since it reminded me of the stitching on a baseball.

Sadly this is only half of the baby's breath, it really gets BIG once you start unpacking it from the tight bundles!

Oh hai, I'm getting married in two days and my kitchen is a flowerbomb. And they don't even smell good!

The morning of the wedding I made the six boutonnieres as well as two corsages for our moms. Doing the flowers wasn't difficult, but it was stressful! Looking back on it, it was a money saver and we were trying to do this whole thing on the cheap, but it also kinda made me crazy for a few days and especially the morning of the wedding! I didn't want to do the boutonnieres and corsages ahead of time because they had a live leaf off a random plant involved in them and I didn't think it would last too long without water! I'm happy with how they all looked, but it might have been worth it for my sanity to skip them or have them done by someone else!

All images (except my kitchen photos) DeBruyn Photography

Monday, December 30, 2013

Wedding week: What we wore

Well, my dress was vintage from the 1950s. I found it at an Arc's Value Village years ago for $14. I had planned to sell it in my etsy but once I tried it on, it fit like a glove! So I held on to it. Yes, I was that girl with no boyfriend and a wedding dress in the closet. Weird. Anyway, I got it restored by the vintage wedding dress restoration team at White Way Cleaners because while it was in great condition, it was looking a bit "Ms. Havisham."

 For shoes, I had two pairs. For the photos and ceremony, I wore these Pollini wedges:

For the reception, I changed into these vintage leather baseball Keds. They were only made in 1992 so tracking down a pair on ebay in good condition and in my size took me a while! I'm so glad I did this - while I'm pretty good in big shoes, after taking photos for so long, it was nice to dance in comfy shoes!

For jewelry, I wore this necklace I had custom made on etsy here. Nate's dad died 15 years ago and I wanted to find a way to include him in the wedding. His mom sent me a copy of his signature from their wedding certificate and I secretly had it turned into this necklace which I wore as a surprise for Nate.
Nate's ring is from a local independent jeweler and my wedding band is a carved ID ring which says "NATE" from etsy here.

I found two pairs of starry earrings on ebay and attached them together myself to make one pair. I struggled with what to do with my hair. I was maybe going to go get it done but I didn't want to wind up looking like I was going to prom and my hair (while based in laziness) has kinda become my signature look. So I fancied it up a bit with some rhinestone stars (and a birdcage veil). My hair accessories are from etsy here, which came with one big star comb...

and three small star combs... (also you can see what the back of the dress looks like here!)

Nate wore his tortoise shell Ray Ban glasses, a navy DKNY suit, a brown English Laundry tie with tiny skull and crossbones on it, a Michael Kors shirt, and To Boot New York shoes.

The only photo we have where you can really see his awesome shoes:

Okay! Tomorrow I'll post about the wedding party and their attire! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Gone, gone, gone

Well kids, it's time for winter break! I don't have to work again until January 6th! (Well, after today and after I waitress tomorrow.)  So today I'm wearing my All-Time, #1, Most Favoritiest Shirt Ever. (Sorry for the terrible grammar and random capitalization, but it just seemed like a very High Fidelity moment.)

Shirt - thrifted vintage Army issue
Jeans - Target
Shoes - Target


I'll be running in and out of town a few times and hopefully wearing mostly pajamas, so over the next two weeks, I'll do a few wedding posts now that we have our photographer photos. In the meantime, happy holidays!


And a totally bodacious 2014!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Milo Claus

It's holiday sweater day at work today and I don't own any holiday sweaters! I know, the whole ugly Christmas sweater thing has been huge for years but I just never got into it. So I stole Nate's Descendents sweatshirt (for the un-hip, they're a punk band that's been around 30+ years). They've released different limited edition Christmas sweatshirts the past few years.

Sweatshirt - Descendents (stolen from Nate!)
Polo - from the golf club
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - Target



It's printed to look like a knit sweater and features a Santa version of their Milo logo (which is a caricature of Milo Aukerman, their lead singer). There's your lil' punk lesson for the day courtesy of Nate, this sweatshirt, and a biochemist/singer named Milo:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Save me!

Sweater - thrifted Joyce
Polo - from the golf club
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - thrifted Minnetonka Moccasin

sweater detail

It's been a busy couple of days filling last minute etsy orders. I'm always happy to whip up a t-shirt and mail it right away because I know how it is, especially with such a short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year but I'm excited that it's over (well, it should be!) Meanwhile, influenza is popping it's head up at my school so I'm praying we make it through the next few days without a major outbreak! C'mon winter break! Get here! Save me!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blingy wool

Last night Nate and I went and got fancy Neapolitan pizza then worked on writing and addressing all our Christmas cards. Between our save-the-dates, our wedding invites, our thank you cards, and now our first Christmas cards - I have never sent out so much mail in my life! 2013 - the year of the postage stamp. Specifically, Johnny Cash postage stamps. 

Sweater - handmade in Ireland (gift from my dad 17 yrs ago)
Necklace - Off 5th
Corduroys - thrifted Levi's
Moccasins - Target


Monday, December 16, 2013


Oxford - thrifted little boys Cherokee
Vest - thrifted Target Sample
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - Zigi Soho

Oh, weird Balmain-looking vest... we've had some good times.
10-28-11 A girly badass4-16-13 World-weary

2-17-09 HELP!9-16-13 Facing facts
4-25-11 Partial Metal Jacket

I had an irritatingly busy weekend waitressing. But, only a few more days then I get TWO FULL WEEKS OFF! From all my jobs! Hooray! Plus, when I waitressed the Santa Brunch on Sunday,  I got my face painted with all the kids cause I'm awesome and it made the Vikings win even though we suck:

I also had to wear an elf hat. I don't have a photo of that but unfortunately my boss does. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

The ice won

I'm usually pretty 50/50 on wearing pants and skirts/dresses but I just can't bring myself to wear a skirt lately! It's so cold!

12-12-13 The ice won
Sweatshirt - thrifted vintage Jerzees
Belt - thrifted
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - Plenty by Tracy Reese

Minnesota sweatshirt

Ugh, when I fell on the ice on Wednesday, it didn't hurt much and I just kept walking home. Then yesterday afternoon I started getting sore. By last night, the whole left side of my body hurt. It's crazy! I've gotta waitress tonight, so luckily I carry trays on my right side but it's still gonna suck! And I've got to waitress the Santa brunch on Sunday too, so hopefully I'm better by then! Grr, I blame it all on getting old. And the fact that salt doesn't help with ice when it's like -30 out. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013


I totally laze-d out on blogging yesterday so here's Tuesday's outfit...
Oxford - thrifted little boys Cherokee
Sweater - DKNY
Corduroys - thrifted Banana Republic (altered from long flares)
Shoes -Mudd

Sweater sleeve detail: 
DKNY sweater sleeve

Yesterday I was super busy at work all day (we hired someone new, which is awesome as I no longer have to do two people's jobs but I have to train her in first...) and after work I fell on the ice on my walk from the bus stop which was irritating, then I had to run a million errands (changing my name at the bank, going to post office, going to double coupon day at the grocery store, etc.) It sucked but now my life is a bit more orderly and I don't have to eat cheese and crackers for dinner any more. Unless I want to, which sometimes I do. 
Glasses - Prada
Flannel shirt - Duluth Trading Co.
Necklace - TJ Maxx
Cuff - J.Crew Factory
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - Minnetonka Moccasin

Necklace detail (from a previous wearing). I loved the rhinestones and flannel together!
necklace detail

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


I can't believe it's December 10th already! Christmas is really sneaking up on me this year (well, it usually does.) Nate and I finally took a photo for our first Christmas card this year - I think it'll be a fun tradition to take a silly photo every year. I'm excited to show them to you guys! Hopefully they come soon! I can't wait!

Collar necklace - Off 5th
T-shirt - thrifted newstock Target
Sweater - Gap
Jeans - Target
Shoes - Bongo

Monday, December 9, 2013

Not sooooo bad

I could bitch on here every single day lately about the weather and the negative temps. Buuuut, I choose to live here, and sadly, every time I go outside, I think - it's not so bad. Cause it isn't.

Oxford shirt - thrifted vintage Gant
Sweatshirt - Obey Propaganda
Jeans - Bitten by SJP
Shoes - thrifted Minnetonka Moccasin

More importantly, Nate and I are Godparents to my nephew Peder as of yesterday! Woo! Who's a grown-up? ME! And we got to eat delicious, delicious brunch! 

Friday, December 6, 2013


It's below zero here and the wind is whipping the snow all over. So it's time for the giant camo cardigan.

Cardigan - Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply
Oxfords - Ralph Lauren (inherited from my aunt)
Jeans - Gap
Ballet flats - Mudd

This sweater is so thick and big it doesn't fit under most of my coats. Seriously. Luckily I have this vintage red one for that very purpose - it fits all my bulky sweaters under it like a champ. Plus it makes me feel like a tin soldier. This is how I faced the negative temps and snow drifts. Warm Not frozen > fashionable.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ribbons and bows

We got like five inches of snow yesterday, so now everything is so pretty and seems much more Christmas-y. I would be singing a different tune about the snow if I had to drive to work in the crazy traffic caused by every little snowflake, but my contented ass is just sitting on the bus, whipping by stand-still traffic on the highway shoulder every day.  Later suckas!

Glasses - thrifted vintage American Optical, lenses replaced
Sweater - thrifted Cherokee
Corduroys - thrifted Levi's
Ballet flats - Target


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