Keep It Classy, Salt Lake

Friday, April 30, 2010
It is Friday and I rarely post on Fridays. Mostly because I need two free days to dress like a bum and not have photographic evidence of it, especially all over the internet. But I thought this was somewhat blog-worthy. You've all seen these pieces before and it's not really a shocker but I thought I did pretty well picking this out while I was half-awake this morning.
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And now my bum dressing will ensue as I finish packing. We are leaving the Lake of Salt in exactly one week! I'm 90% happy and 10% sad - I just found out Modest Mouse is going to perform free at the Twilight Concert Series this summer. The one time something good happens in Salt Lake City and I'm not going to be here!!!
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Big thanks to Meet Virginia for the blog award!
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Spring Sweater

Thursday, April 29, 2010
It snowed last night so naturally I wore a sweater to work, but I was dying!! I'm pretty sure I sweat buckets because it was so hot. Then I come outside and all the snow's gone. Oh, yeah. I also wore my faux leather jacket. Oh, Utah....you're like an ex-boyfriend I never want to remember again.
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I'm so proud of my thriftastic outfit. Total? $23. Booyah. Should've worn this when it was colder though!
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Wearing thrifted sweater ($5), thrifted belt ($2), DIY skirt ($3), tights from Korea ($5), and thrifted boots ($8).

On the Wall

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Remember this post where I was whining about too-long graphic t-shirts? Well, here's that t-shirt again...with the same jeans! I have a tendency to pull and tug at my clothes and I had to let that habit go and bunch up the bottom a little to not hit right at my hips.
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If you guys didn't know already, I'm not a fan of graphic t-shirts. I wanted to wear one today but still wanted to make it cute without forcing people to read/look at what is written on my chest. So I resorted to the belted-cardigan. I know I've totally been overdoing this look. But once Utah decides to keep its temperature up, I'll give up belting my cardigans. ...Maybe.
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Wearing Old Navy cardigan ($4), Shade Clothing graphic t-shirt (free with gift card), thrifted Anne Klein belt ($1), secondhand BDG jeans ($17), and Geox flats ($37).

Night Out

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I actually wore this same outfit here, just swapped the accessories and shoes and with a different 'do. (I am happy to say I can finally pull my bangs back. Yesssss.) Let's just say this is the night version and the previous one, the day version.
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Wearing thrifted blazer ($3), J.Crew shirt (gift from my mom), F21 chain necklace (gift from my SIL), faux pearl necklace ($5), J Brand jeans ($158), and Geox flats ($37).

Misikko Flat Iron Review & Giveaway (CLOSED)

Monday, April 26, 2010
Misikko sent me one of their Hana Elite flat irons for me to review [and giveaway]. They have all sorts of professional hair dryers and professional hair dyers like the Chi flat iron and Chi hair straightener.

My flat iron came in pretty packaging and some extra goodies that I, unfortunately, forgot to take pictures of. I'm so in love with it. The Hana Elite works great and is easier to use to curl my hair than my other one. Seriously, it's all I've been using since I've reviewed it! Take a look for yourself. My husband helped me in providing some photographic evidence for the non-believers.

Time elapsed:  about 8 minutes

Yeah, it's that awesome.

One lucky reader will receive a Hana Elite flat iron!

Each entry must be in the form of a comment because I will determine the winner by giving each entry a number and use random.org to select the winning number. I'm sorry to my international friends but only US residents can enter. Failure to follow any of these rules will result in a deletion of your comment/entry.

Mandatory entry:
  • Go to Misikko.com and tell me what product you would love to try besides the Hana Elite flat iron shown here. And leave your email if you want to win.
Bonus entries:

Giveaway will end Tuesday, May 4th at midnight, MST.
The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email. If not, a new winner will be chosen and contacted.





Update: The winner is Sarah.

Orange You Glad

Sunday, April 25, 2010
I snagged this J.Crew skirt at the Plato's Closet in Provo. It's such a fun print! My closet is lacking in color and bold prints so I had to snatch it up as soon as I saw this.
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Normal Like You

Friday, April 23, 2010
This is me when I'm "normal."
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This is me when I'm by myself.
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I know. I'm awesome. Don't be jealous.
And this is what you don't [want to] see.
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Wearing secondhand AE scarf ($4), Gap cardigan ($12), secondhand Charlotte Russe shirt ($8), J Brand jeans ($158), and Tsubo boots ($160).

I've jumped on the bandwagon and have formsprung. So "ask me anything!" I know there are weirdos out there so if there's a freaky-deaky question, I probably maybe for sure won't answer it.

Black Pastels

Thursday, April 22, 2010
The forecast called for rain again today, hence, my leather, waterproof boots (and my raincoat, but I had to take that off because it was too hot). Instead, the sky was bright blue with big, white clouds and barely any rain. I'm so over planning my outfits around weather.com. It's a big FAIL each time!!!
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In response to yesterday's mention of skinny jeans and modesty... Thank you for all your comments. This is my style and modesty is subjective. Unfortunately, I'm not here to please everyone. That is impossible. But as La Historiadora de Moda said, "[I] am true to [my]self and [my] standards and that is what should matter." And if that offends you, I truly apologize, but I won't be changing myself or my style because of a few anonymous, negative comments. As for the 99% of you, we're totally BFFs now...like totally.
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Wearing H&M scarf (gift from a friend), Old Navy cardigan ($4), J.Crew tee (gift from my mom), thrifted Anne Klein belt ($1), J Brand jeans ($158), and Tsubo boots ($160).

In the Wool and Rain

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It was cloudy today and the forecast called for rain. I probably shouldn't have worn my wool blazer but I wanted something cropped and structured with my wide leg jeans....
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I feel like the blog world jumps for joy any time I opt for something other than my skinny jeans...especially the more conservatively modest crowd. I like my skinny jeans and if you don't like me wearing them, I'm sorry because I still plan on wearing my skinnies.
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Have you entered the current giveaway? It ends on Sunday night!!
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April Flower

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I like this necklace. My husband doesn't - he thinks it's too much. I think NOT! I get several compliments on it each time I wear it! Maybe because it is too much... I don't know. I have the supplies for a second one so I might make another and give it away here. Watch for it later, gaters.
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While we were walking around our neighborhood looking for some shade to take my pictures, I was approached by Marte, a Norwegian street-style blogger. She asked if she could take my outfit pic because she really liked my necklace. She was so nice I could've given it to her right then! Check out my pic on her blog here....
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Wearing DIY flower necklace ($3), thrifted Anne Klein belt ($1), Gap dress ($7), and Geox flats ($37).

The apartment building in the last post is in Dumb and Dumber. Only a few people got it right!
Can you tell? It is now newly renovated. They used to be the refugee apartments.
There's your fun fact of the day.

Round 3

Monday, April 19, 2010
So remember the first skirt I made with Susan's pattern? Well, it's fraying and coming apart (sad face). I don't have the patience to fix it so I just made another one. I found some fabric for $1 at the thrift store - not bad, eh? The color is basically the same as my first skirt! I think I'm getting the hang of this sewing business.
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EDIT: This apartment building is right across the street from us. It was in a funny (to me) movie in the 90s. Can you guess which movie it's from?
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Wearing Gap button-down shirt ($12), thrifted belt ($2), DIY skirt ($3), and secondhand wedges ($7).

Chaser-babe and I bought some cheesecake at the grocery store around the corner. We also ate it. This was the result.

Springtime in My Soul

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Today was my last week teaching Relief Society :(. I actually enjoyed teaching and I love the sisters in the ward. I'm going to miss it. I wanted to look springy and light-hearted for my last week. I consider myself a more serious, all-about-doctrine teacher than a fun-loving, joking teacher. I'm still fun...I think.
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Me mid-sentence. Thanks, babe. ...and because it's fun to see me in not-so-attractive pictures.
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Thank you to anhesty for the blog award!
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PB&J Boutique Giveaway (CLOSED)

Saturday, April 17, 2010
PB&J Boutique contacted me about doing a giveaway and I couldn't be more thrilled! If you check out their items, you can see that a lot of them are versatile, practical, affordable, and comfortable - right up my alley. They also have a great free shipping and return policy. After reading the details (and even between the lines), it is one of the best online. They know that online shopping can be a hassle and that's why they always include a pre-paid UPS return shipping label with all of their shipments. I LOVE that! I think other businesses should catch on to that. Plus, they're not going to keep you waiting on whether or not they have a certain item in stock!!

The winner will receive one of the following vintage button-down shirts in the available size.

Extra Small

Small

Medium

Large
Seriously, how cute are these?? I can imagine them with a flirty, floral skirt. Wait, I have one of those...
Please keep in mind that these shirts fit generously!

Each entry must be in the form of a comment because I will determine the winner by giving each entry a number and use random.org to select the winning number. I'm sorry to my international friends but only US residents can enter. Failure to follow any of these rules will result in a deletion of your comment/entry.

Mandatory entry:
  • Go to the PB&J Boutique website and tell me an item besides the giveaway prizes that you love.
Bonus entries:

Giveaway will end Sunday, April 25, at midnight MST.
The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email. If not a new winner will be chosen and contacted.

Update: The winner is annie.