Friday, October 30, 2009

my hair

I do not consider myself a vain person. In fact, i have never been. Quite the reverse is true. I have often thought that I have nothing to be vain about. However, i do try to look my best whenever humanly possible, and I care about fashion, and how my body looks in it. I am also acutely aware when I feel that my body does not measure up to the standard that I believe it should. I have been in this phase for quite a while now, in spite of the protestations of my love to the contrary and little encouragements here and there from my friends. (And of course there is now the added burden that I must needs lose weight for health issues as well.)

But it has come to my attention, that my lovely haircut is growing out, as it tends to do quite quickly, because I guess I am just that way, and due to financially circumstances, it seems most reasonable to wait to cut it again. However, I do wish to avoid those awkward "preteen-ish" months that your hair takes on when you are growing it out. Perhaps I could put it to a vote, and then make a decision based on feed back and what I damn well please. It is always helpful to get input though. All those in favor of getting a new cut as soon as financially possible say Aye! and all those in favor of the wait and see technique, say Nay!

PS here is my outfit for today, or pieces of it that I hope you can put together as I have no full length shot or photographer for that purpose.

H&M top, Jeep Collins neckwire (Noah's ark), skirt: Isaac Mizrahi for target, merona shoes.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


argh, I need a new camera.

white Theory blouse, thrift skirt, old navy scarf, mossimo boots, target fishnet tights, banana republic jacket.

I am just nerdy enough for this to be funny

Someone in the Department emailed this to me. I hope you enjoy it, you know who you are...


…everything reminds you of something in your discipline.

…you have ever discussed academic matters at a sporting event.

…you have ever spent more than $50 on photocopying while researching a single paper.

…there is a microfilm reader in the library that you consider "yours."

…you actually have a preference between microfilm and microfiche.

…you can tell the time of day by looking at the traffic flow at the library.

…you look forward to summers because you can study more productively without the distraction of classes.

…you regard ibuprofen as a vitamin..

…you consider all papers to be works in progress.

…professors don't really care when you turn in work anymore.

…you find the bibliographies of books more interesting than the actual text.

…you have give up trying to keep your books organized and are now just trying to keep them all in the same general area.

…you have accepted guilt as inherent feature of relaxation.

…you find yourself explaining to children that you're "in 20th grade."

…you start referring to things in Latin phrasing, as in "Snow White et al"

…you frequently wonder how long you can live on pasta without getting scurvy.

…you look forward to taking some time off to do laundry.

…you have more photocopy cards than credit cards.

…you can analyze the significance of appliances you cannot operate.

…your carrel is better decorated than your apartment.

…you are startled to meet people who neither need nor want to read.

…you have ever brought a scholarly article to a bar.

…you rate coffee shops by the availability of outlets for your laptop.

…you wonder whether APA style allows you to cite talking to yourself as "personal communication." are constantly looking for a thesis in novels. have difficulty reading anything that doesn't have footnotes. understand jokes about Foucault. consider caffeine to be a major food group.'ve ever brought books with you on vacation and actually studied.

...Saturday nights spent studying no longer seem weird.

...the professor doesn't show up to class and you discuss the readings anyway.'ve ever traveled across two state lines specifically to go to a library. still feel guilty about giving students low grades. can read course books and cook at the same time. schedule events for academic vacations so your friends can come. hope it snows during Spring Break so you can get more studying in. find taking notes in a park relaxing. find yourself citing sources in conversation.'ve ever sent a personal letter with footnotes.

...your glasses prescription is 3x stronger than it was a year ago and you have carple tunnel syndrome because 90% of your time is in front of the computer or reading.

...8% of your time is spent in class.

...2% of your time is divided among eating, sleeping, shopping, TV, laundry, and socializing. use words that only the people in your classes can understand.

...some of those continuing education classes sound interesting.

...the last time you watched TV, Brenda was still on 90210 and McGuiver was making bombs out of duct tape. exciting trip is when you run errands with your roommate. utter the words, "School comes before sex." time is taken up by studying.

...the last fiction book you read, outside of class/rec reading, was "Flowers In the Attic."

...studying keeps you awake.

...a complete dinner might be a bagel with cream cheese and a diet coke.

...your bill for xeroxing exceeds your phone bill.

...a full night of sleep is 4 hours and a 2 hour nap mid afternoon.

...the last time you worked out, women were wearing little rope headbands and legwarmers.

...if you actually do workout, you have mastered the art of studying while on the bike or stairmaster.

...the food groups are ramen, caffeine, Subway, bagels, and the occasional delivery.

...when you tell people your thesis topic, they blink repeatedly and purse their lips while attempting not to burst out laughing. consider Spring Break a time to get some work done on that paper you want to submit. have an academic/professional text that you think is cool because you got the author to sign it. consider cooking and cleaning your apartment leisurely breaks from real work.

...5:00 p.m. Friday means you are now scheduled to work for the next 48 hours. have every minute of the next four months planned out but have no idea what you are going to do for the rest of your life.

...your friends and family become concerned because although you can now recite, word for word, the most popular theories in your field, you have lost all semblance of common sense.


Saturday, October 17, 2009


mossimo/target everything, except for Express black tights.

Fall Work Wear

Xhilliration boots, converse one star scarf, Mossimo pants, Old Navy top

A beautiful day

you know it is really hard to think of things to say sometimes, in between the pictures of my outfits. Hmmm...

I feel like I should be saying something insightful provocative and interesting, but i really dont think anything is coming to mind.

I am really not a fan of most of these pics, especially this full length one. As I feel very unflattered in it.

but I wanted everyone to see the whole thing, as it was a different kind of outfit for me.

and I was brazen enough to wear it to work.

here I am trying to smile for Lacey, because she says I dont smile enough and I just end up looking like a ghoul. oh well.

mossimo black suede shoes, blue old navy tights, vintage Bass skirt, merona jacket, yellow merona top, cato necklace.

well what do you do while your waiting on sushi?

The other day I went to A-tan our local Chinese restaurant/Hibachi Steakhouse I was waiting on sushi, and I was bored so I took pics while I waited. In the first pic I look kind of scroungy but I like the angle of the second and the view of my boots.

Friday, October 16, 2009

In Black and White

Thrifted top-Theory, thrifted skirt, target Mossimo boots, necklace American Eagle

Saturday, October 10, 2009

please dont wear red tonight

well this is another work outfit, unfortunately I couldn't get a good pic of the skirt, but here is the shirt and my socks and shoes. I have had this shirt for a while. It is a kind of a wrap shirt. It was a gift from a coworker a couple of years ago.

I like these shoes as well and the jacket. It is a structured affair that is button down and knee length. Below is the detail on the skirt some day soon I will be able to give you all worthy peeps a gander of my full length of an outfit that is not blur nor makes me appear to have an incredibly tiny head which, as any of you who have been hat shopping with me would know, I do not have.

going to S.O.B. (what? south of beale....what did you think I meant?)

My roommate asked me to join she and some friends at a new-ish restaurant downtown infamously called S.O.B. (which stands for south of Beale, Beale being a famous street in my hometown). so I had been on my way to garden ridge to buy storage boxes (very exciting obviously) it was a stretch but I thought that a little beverage and dessert would be alot more fun. The only problem, I was dressed a little sloppy.I had my guiness shirt on (which I was excited to wear just having purchased it from the Scottish festival (i know I know it is a Scottish festival, but I am Irish.) and I had a silly summer skirt and flip flops. This would not do. so I had to improvise quickly. I wanted to get there in about 20 minutes.

my friends were not planing to be dressy so I didnt want to seem over done so I grabbed a vintage circle neck scarf to go over my very dark green guiness shirt, and then changed into my brown skirt with some neutral knee socks, tan shoes, and my trusty red jacket that I see as a neutral color and wear it with just about anything.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rainey days and Mondays

merona suit from target, target mossimo boots.