Friday, June 26, 2009


(Oh, and in case you are wondering, I will be slipping off these adorable shoes and replacing them with some comfy slippers while I work).  

Outfit details: 
Shirt, Old Navy. Tank, (thrifted) J.Jill. Skirt and Earrings, Target. Shoes, Payless, Head scarf, Yoganic, Necklace, a gift. 

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lace and Shadows

The light was fading in and out as I took my photos this morning, giving some of these shots a moody feeling. 
I just love the lace top I have on under the cardigan. Its so pretty and feminine.

 And those shoes!! Some of my favorites. I've always thought of them as my 70's stewardess shoes (back when they were still called stewardesses). 

Outfit details: 
Cardigan and Top, Thrifted. Skirt, Express. Scarf worn as a belt, Target. Shoes, Bandolino

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hot Leather Interior

Shorts are great for summer. They are not as great for getting into cars that have been sitting in the sun all day. You will burn your legs. And then sweat. Profusely. Ick. (bad hair day alert - this humidity is wreaking havoc on me). 
Outfit details: Sweater, thrifted. Tank top: JCPenney. Shorts, Old Navy. Belt, Target. Shoes, Payless. 

Monday, June 22, 2009

90 Degrees in the Shade

Gone are the rainy days of last week. Now my slice of midwestopia is experiencing 95-100 degree temperatures (and don't forget the humidity!). Someone recently said about the weather here that going outside felt like someone was holding a hair dryer on you, and it's a pretty accurate description. Guess I'll spend some time this afternoon boxing up all my sweaters and long sleeved stuff to go into storage until fall. 

Outfit Details: 
Shirt, Charlotte Russe. Shorts, Old Navy. Shoes, Dexter for Payless. 

Friday, June 19, 2009

Family Friday!

Not a whole lot of fashion happening today, but we spent a great afternoon hanging out with Mr. N.I.P's nephew. He's the coolest kid I know!  

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Very Special Occasion

Celebrating tonight with Mr. Not-in-Pajamas at my favorite french restaurant, and I feel like a goddess in this wonderful dress. 
Outfit details: Dress (thrifted) Nine West, Shoes, Dexter for Payless. Necklace, a gift. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shopping Frenzy

This afternoon I fell prey to one of those buy-1-get-1-1/2 off sales and ended up buying six pairs of shoes. But the final total was only $110 for all six (which makes my ression-wise mind feel better) and I saved a whopping $60! (And as today's rather sad looking flip-flops showed, I sure needed some summer shoes). 

Here's the loot: 

Summer Layers

I just love the pieces in this outfit, even though they're each a bit of a pain in the you-know-where. The sweater makes me look rather flat-chested (and no woman I know wants that), and the linen pants wrinkle if you even think about sitting. But I keep wearing these pieces anyway, because they are comfortable and I love the colors. 

Outfit details: 
Sweater, tank and belt: Thrifted. Pants, Boston Proper. Necklace, Gifted. Shoes, Shoe Carnival (i think). 

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June Gloom

Remember how much I was loving the rain a couple of days ago? Well, day three of grayness is wearing out its welcome... Come back sunshine! 

Outfit details: 
Sweater, Target. Tank, JCPenney. Skirt and Belt, Charlotte Russe. Shoes, Macy's. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Singin' In The Rain

This dress signifies one of the things I most love about thrift store shopping: it allows me to try styles that I probably never would have invested in otherwise. This is definitely not my normal style, but you know what? I love it (and especially because it was only five bucks!!), and I am such a sucker for dresses and skirts with pockets. 

Why are my feet not in any of the photos today, you ask? Because I'm wearing my giant fluffy house slippers!

Outfit Details: 
Dress, Volcom (thrifted). Shirt, Old Navy. Tall Socks, Target. Necklaces, 2 gifted, one from Claire's. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Head

It is pouring today. It's dark and stormy and there's thunder and lightening - I love it! The rain sounds so beautiful on the roof. 

These are probably my very favorite shoes that I own. Unfortunately I almost never wear them. 
Outfit details: 
Sweater, and white lacy tank, Old Navy. Green beaded tank, Thrifted. Belt, Arden B. Jeans, Seven. Shoes, Carlos Santana. 

Monday, June 8, 2009

Like It's 1999

I found this at a thrift store and it reminded me so much of the stuff I wore in the late 90's that I picked it up for pure nostalgia. 
Outfit Details: Dress, Thrifted. Belt, Target. Shoes, Simply Vera. 

Friday, June 5, 2009

DIY: Bracelets

I made these fun bracelets in just a few hours and for only a couple of bucks each and so can you. Here's a step-by-step of how I created them. 

First, I gathered supplies: wooden unfinished bracelets that I picked up for 3 bucks a piece at a local craft store, paints, a drop cloth (to protect surfaces from paint), decoupage for a glossy finish, paint brushes, and water. 

Next I cleaned and dried my bracelets, then applied an undercoat of paint to both the outside and inside surfaces of the bracelets. 

Then I applied the design. This one was inspired by a perfume ad: 

On the next bracelet I painted some strawberries for a fun summer theme. 

After the design is finished I applied several coats of decoupage to seal the piece. I used a glossy finish, but decoupage also comes in a matte finish if that is more your style. 

Voila! Here are the finished bracelets. 

First Friday

I live in the art district of Kansas City and every first friday of the month all the galleries open and invite everyone to come see their artwork. There are street performers, musicians, vendors, and people galore (tonight there was even a large group of people dressed up as zombies for some inexplicable reason). Mr. Not-In-Pajamas and I went out to join the festivities. Here is what I wore to mingle with 50,000 or so of my fellow Kansas Citians. 

Outfit details: 
Sweater, Dress and Belt, all Thrifted. Shoes, Dollhouse (purchased at Marshalls). Bracelet, Nordstrom. 

Vote for Summer!

Here's another pretty summer dress I've recently acquired at the thrift store. 

Outfit details: 
Dress, Thrifted. Shoes, Macy's.