Personal

No wedding crazy over here…

Mother says I should at least have a white dress if I’m going to insist on not needing an expensive ring that probably cost somebody his life and which I will likely end up taking off and losing inside a piano somewhere. So, here’s what I’ve come up with: the J. Crew Sophia dress plus a tangerine sash from David’s Bridal. Cheap, easy, and of course, very me.

J Crew Sophia Tangerine Sash

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Diary

Today’s outfit

Outfit 4/2

Outfit 4/2

Dress: Forever 21
Necklace: NY&Co.

That pile of nonsense behind me is dead electronics. We call it our recycling pile.

In other news, my hair has gotten ridiculously long and the wall behind me looks awesome with the Photo Booth comic book effect:

Office wall

Office wall

If only it looked that cool in real life!

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Purchases

Package day, part 1 (purple shoes!)

So, I bought the purples shoes late last night and Zappos.com, being amazing, upgraded me to free overnight shipping. Magically, the package left their facilities around 2AM and arrived here today to make it onto the truck that comes around 5:30, so I got the shoes the same day I ordered them! Awesome! Here’s a picture of my modified outfit of the day:

Purple shoes

Purple shoes

For being 5″ heels, they are actually surprisingly comfortable, thanks to the covered platform. Love them! Might even buy the red ones the next time I get an extra gig.

Yes, that is how I justify buying non-crucial items. These new shoes brought to you by: 3 hymns @ $38 each.

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Diary

Today’s outfit: no snow on the ground!

I told Vivian I would do this, even though my clothes aren’t nearly as hip, so here we go:

Outfit 3/18

Outfit 3/18

Shoes 3/18

Shoes 3/18

Top: H&M
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Payless! Don’t judge – they’re solid shoes and I won’t cry if I scuff them.

Today I kept getting asked if I was dressed up for something. To those of you who remember me from a place where there isn’t 100 inches of snow in a season, you know that this is everyday gear for me. Unfortunately, we do get an average of about 100 inches of snow here in Rochester and so for about half of the year, I am relegated to cheap boots (though still with heels) and jeans that I don’t mind getting caked with salt. Thus my coworkers know me as a graphic tee and jeans kind of girl. Sigh.

While we were in Boston, I realized that here in Rochester, most people dress like the weather – sloppy and dingy. I have gotten caught in the trap of not wanting to stand out just because of what I’m wearing. Well, no more! I am going to be me again!

Also, you boys need to realize that dresses are actually the easiest way for a girl to get dressed quickly in the morning. If you hang them up right, they don’t wrinkle and it’s a whole outfit in one piece. Just toss it on, grab some shoes, put on a pair of earrings in the elevator, and you’re good to go. Heck, I even have a second ear piercing that I never remove so I always look sharp.

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