Sunday Love (2)

Watching Xanadu with Ruby on the last Sunday of her winter break. Gene Kelly still had it, even in his late 60s.

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This adorable screaming ghost t-shirt from ASOS Curve. On clearance right now for $16.17.

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All the rubber stamps at Sideshow Stamps. All them. My book has a bull dog named Mango in it. I would love to have a Mango stamp made up to use during book signings this summer. #wheelsspinning

2013-01-08 06_22_45This post from The Nearsighted Owl.

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These boots from Avenue. Only, in brown instead of pink. Regularly $64, marked down to $31.96. Avenue has a coupon code right now, AVSAVE10, that will get you 10 percent off. They also have a code, though, AVSAVE30, that gives you 30 percent off the highest priced item when you buy three things. I added two pairs of clearance tights for about $5 each and got the boots for $3 less than if I’d used the 10 percent code. (Hope all that makes sense!) So, about $40 for these boots and two pairs of tights, including shipping.

hula-hoop-rug-craft-photo-420-FF0311HOOP_A06Hula hoop t-shirt weaving? Yes, please. Look at those colors! This looks like fun.

sewing-book-1aWill be keeping my eyes open for a big sewing book to make this awesome sewing box out of.

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OOTD: Doctor’s Appointment

Did I mention that I woke up Friday with a swollen face and intense pain? By Friday night my face was alarmingly distended and I could barely move, it hurt so badly. A visit to the ER and a CT Scan later, turns out I have some kind of undetermined infection.

In. My. Face.

I spent the weekend on antibiotics and pain killers, and I’m feeling somewhat better. Still swollen. Still needing the good stuff for the pain. I followed up with my regular doctor today, which was the first time in three days that I’d been out of my pajamas.

I figured since I had to get dressed, I might as well put on something pretty and snap a picture or two.

This is me with a swollen face, all doped up. Here’s what I wore:

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Dress: Avenue, thrifted, size 26/28, $7
Cardigan: Torrid, on clearance and 1/2 off, size 4, $12
Leggings: Fashion Bug, thrifted, size 3X, $6
Shoes: Payless, thrifted, size 12W, $8
Hair pin: Dollar General, $3 for a pack of four
Purse: Kohl’s on clearance, $10
Swollen face: miserably priceless
Total for entire outfit, with shoes and purse: $44

I was inspired by the virtual outfit I put together last night. I found this Avenue dress at Savers in Las Vegas just before Christmas. It’s really soft, comfortable cotton with a pretty floral pattern on a white background. I don’t think it quite does the neutral/brights thing that my other outfit did because the white/black are too stark of a contrast to be really neutral. They come across as more brights. But that’s okay. Still love this.  I didn’t get a decent picture with my new coat. But, I thought the mixed print was really cute. This outfit felt very spring-y and pretty and was great for a day when I wasn’t feeling 100 percent. It cheered me up.

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Aren’t the colors and patterns so perfect? The houndstooth went with it perfectly. The cardigan went right with it. I got this cardigan two years ago during a half-off clearance-prices sale at Torrid online. I wear it all the time. I’d like to try this outfit with a denim jacket, like yesterday’s inspiration, when I find one. I think the denim would be less matchy, and a little more edgy. Now I’m on a mission!

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Sorry for the black and white. I didn’t get a picture of these earlier in the day, and had a hard time getting detail to pop out in a twilight picture. These are just simple black ballet flats. There’s some pleating across the toe. And a bow. They are sweet and pretty. When I wear them with leggings, I feel like Audrey Hepburn. Loverly.

The only accessories I bothered with were my purse, which is just my standard, go-to purse. I love the bright yellow. And that it’s small enough to slip into my school bag. And a hair pin, which I only put in because my hair was doing some weird thing in front and needed it. I ordered those fuchsia tights yesterday, and I will find a denim jacket. When I do, I’d like to try this with brown shoes and a brown bag.  The more neutral denim and brown I think will kill it with the bright colors on the dress.