What I wore to church on Sunday

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I wore pants to church on Sunday. Which might not sound like a big deal to you, and it totally shouldn’t have been a big deal, but boy howdy did it turn into a deal. It was just supposed to be a silent sign that women in my church care about women’s issues and wish to open a dialogue about that. Instead we lost friends, were told we were defiant and unrighteous, and even threatened with death. That seems about right for a bunch of Christians, eh? We have our work cut out for us.

Entire Outfit: Thrifted

Fancier

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Why can’t I have the kind of life where wearing this dress every single day would be appropriate? I wore it to church and it felt too fancy for there, which is about as fancy as I ever get, what with the not being a gala attending Real Housewife and all. But I didn’t care. I wore it and I’ll wore it again, even just around the house. This was a major thrifting score, maybe my best ever, from my trip to Palm Springs last month. It’s vintage from I don’t even know when, and made out of some kind of a jersey knit. It’s both glamorous and the most comfortable thing I’ve ever put on. I think I’ll just roll out a red carpet for when I’m waiting at the bus stop.

Shoes: Target
Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Bracelet: Charming Charlies

Fur vest

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Last year all of my favorite fashion bloggers were layering their fall and winter clothes with fur vests. It was the very cutest thing ever, but when I went to the stores I couldn’t bear to spend that kind of money on something I’d only get to wear a few times a year. So this year as the weather started to cool, I went right out to my fabric store to make one all by myself. I didn’t use a pattern and you won’t need one either. I’ve made you a nice little video explaining it all step by step. Instructions at the link!

Shoes: DD’s Discounts
Pants: DD’s Discounts
Shirt: Target
Vest: I made it, and you can too! Instructions here!

Swing Coat

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If it weren’t for the fact that I’m such a mouthy broad, completely oriented to fight for justice and speak out against what I see as problems in our culture, I would swear that I was born in the wrong decade. I am so completely enamored with an early 60’s silhouette, but if I was actually around then I would totally have been a bead wearing hippie, turning up my nose at the one time in fashion that rejoiced in the curvy woman. Sigh. I guess now I can have my cake and eat it too, I just have to look a little harder for it.

Shoes: Target
Pants: Wet Seal
Shirt: Target
Sweater: TJ Maxx

Big Business

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When I was a kid I used to spend a lot of time playing secretary. I used an old rotary phone and made up lists of phone numbers, and then banged away at the keyboard of a computer that nobody but my brother could ever get to work. It seemed very important to me at the time, which I think says a lot about the aspirations I was raised with. This is not the outfit of a secretary, this is the outfit of someone who has a secretary. Or, you know, works from home and occasionally goes grocery shopping.

Shoes: JC Penny
Pants: Thrifted
Blouse: JC Penny
Blazer: Wet Seal
Bracelet: Charming Charlie

Houndstooth Forever

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I have become completely obsessed with houndstooth. As I was picking out clothes this week, I had to make a conscious effort to limit my houndstooth consumption so that I didn’t end up wearing it everyday. Between my signature color in teal and now my houndstooth, it’s possible that every outfit I wear will soon be a variation of this one.

Shoes: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Shirt: Shades
Blouse: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelet: I made it