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27 Nov

Thanksgiving is a time when we’re supposed to think about the things in our life that we’re thankful for but this is something that I try to do on a regular basis because I find that it helps to stave off my crazy. As a result of this frequent pondering of just how blessed my life is, my list of things I’m grateful for is extremely long. So for this post I’m just going to give you the highlights.

I’m grateful for my toothbrush, my pillow, my bed, pandora.com, my house and my car. I’m grateful for unexpected kindness, for friendly people, for the way the internet brings the people and things that I love together, for the fact that snow always melts and for the jolt of joy that a new pair of shoes always gives. I’m grateful for books and movies and tv shows that sweep me up and take me out of myself for awhile. I’m grateful for my country, my faith, and my education. And most especially, I’m grateful for my family. I’m grateful for them for a million reasons but here are just a few: I’m grateful for my family because they truly offer unconditional love, because we get each others sense of humor and laugh until our bodies hurt, because they would do anything for me and I would do anything for them, and because I know that no matter how bad things get I will always have them in my life.

Another thing I’m grateful for is the fact that tights have made a comeback, so here is an outfit with a beautiful pair of tights from Urban Outfitters. Also, I’ve been thinking a lot about layering skirts. Unfortunately the trend right now is for skirts and dresses to be crazy short and since that is neither pleasing to me aesthetically or in accordance with the doctrine of my religion I’ve come to the conclusion that layering skirts of different lengths would be a fantastic way of staying current and modest. Because I don’t have the time or money to make a whole array of layering skirts (like layering tees with cool trims and in different colors) I will just fantasize about it here on my blog. Because that’s what this blog is all about, right? My fashion fantasies? Which brings me to another thing I’m grateful for, this blog.

As I said before the tights are from urbanoutfitters.com, the skirt is forever21.com, the scallop trim fabric is from fabric.com, the vest is charlotterusse.com, the shirt is oldnavy.com, and the boots are target.com. Miraculously altogether the outfit only costs $96.76.








outfit #1

4 Nov

I came up with this outfit for my sister who has decided that it is time to cast off the hoodies and jeans and go for a more grown-up look. Ironic that I am six years younger than her and giving her advice about how to dress more womanly, but also very flattering. She’s got great taste, FYI. She just wanted to see my take on the idea. She particularly likes anthropologie so I did some serious searching for sales items that had just that flavor. Love you Ali!

Layer shirt from jcrew.com, dress and belt Urban Outfitters.com, skirt target.com, tights barenecessities.com, shoes payless.com.

Outfit total price = $115.45

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