Ripped, Cropped, and Peeped

I'm amazed I got through the day today... 

We started out with the good news that our loan has funded! Yay, Fund Day! But soon after, we learned that we still would not be allowed to move in until the deal is officially recorded... maybe as late as tomorrow afternoon. Not so bad, except we've already changed our movers' appointment twice, and they're supposed to come at 8am. -_- 

Anyway... this must have been a good outfit, because I got lots of compliments despite feeling like I was about to throw up or faint from stress all day. I was pleased with how well the gray undershirt blended in with the distressed jeans - and, I am thrilled with the comfort factor on these $10 Tsubos! I will be buying more from this brand fo sho

Bonus Fund Day faces and a shot from my out-to-dinner-with-visiting-cousins outfit in #5, featuring the same Tsubos.

Handmade crop top - $0.50 at flea market
Madewell linen tank - Madewell
True Religion Cameron jeans - Amazon
Tsuobo wedges - $10 at flea market
House of Harlow necklace - $20 at the Rack
Anya Hindmarch bag - Ebay
Nixon watch - Rack


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Beaded, baggy, big kitty (inspired by Anna)

Anna's Green & Black outfit totally inspired me to pull out my F21 big kitty tee (which the designer manager complimented as being "very Givenchy" - yay)! I really wanted to do a leather jacket like Anna did, but the print of my shirt is very easily obscured. I tried about a billion different permutations, but I ultimately settled on the flared skirt to add a touch of dressiness to the sporty cut of the tee as well as a bit of edge because of the volume-on-volume nature of the combo. 

I also really, really wanted to wear these beaded Enzo sandals, which my customer initially spotted in pink (I nabbed those, too). They are jellies with just enough of a heel for me to get the effect of flats without the arch pain and tripped-up gait. These sure aren't UWP shoes, but I seriously love the sheer ridiculousness of them. I plan to wear these as pump alternatives to dress up BF jeans as well. 

I don't really count my bag as part of the outfit, because it just happens to be The Bag I've Not Yet Packed and I only carried it to and from my car. However, pic #2 shows my bag and bracelets. :)

F21 Panter tee - $5 at flea market
H&M skirt - $5 sale at H&M
House of Harlow sunburst necklace - $20 at the Rack
Enzo sandals - Macy's (Nordies had them but sold out before I got to 'em!)
Anya Hindmarch bag - Ebay
Pearl bracelet stack - $1 at flea market
Stone cuff bracelet - Buenos Aires flea market
Aviators - Nordies

Available items collected below. 


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Urban Tomboy in paper bag trousers, tee, and trainers

In our efforts to escape our (literally) packed apartment, DH and I hit up the flea market on my day off, and I could not wait to share some finds. Also, it looks like our loan is on the verge of funding and that we could (knock on wood) get our keys this week, so I suddenly find myself able to do more than worry, work, and drink. o_0

In any case, I'd noticed a fair amount of paper bag waists in Fall collections (Rodarte?), so I was super excited to find this pair of trousers for a cool fifty cents. I doubt they were the height of fashion in their retail day, but they brought a lot of nice compliments on the sales floor today. I love that these sit nice and low on my waist and will hold a roll at the ankle. 

I also had been on the hunt for a pair of "trainers," which I mentally distinguish from "sneakers" or "tennis shoes" as something that looks like a more serious sport shoe. I wouldn't want to do any kind of "training" in Converse, for example, so my Ash sneakers feel more punk than sporty to me. I had already tried and eliminated wedge trainers by Puma and Ash when I found these navy Tsubos at the flea market for $10. I nearly squealed when I put them on - stay tuned for two other retail-friendly $10 foot acquisitions as well. The closest approximation still available by Tsubo is collected below - I had heard great things about their comfort, and these did not disappoint.

PS: Greg and Angie, I really love the new categories that can be added to collected items! 

Aviators - Nordies
Theyskens Theory top - Rack
Men's belt - flea market
Apostrophe Petites pants - flea market
Anya Hindmarch bag - Ebay
Tsubo Drilon wedge sneaks - flea market
Cami - F21


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