The lovers, the dreamers, and me

I am happy to report I went to work this whole week and did not wear anything black (on the outside – it would be hard for me not to wear some black undergarments).  Here is a week in review:

MONDAY (I think I already posted this outfit, but I want a COMPLETE post)


Jeans & top from Torrid, shoes Birkenstock, necklace Store That Is Dead to Me.



Honestly, I didn’t even know what to do about jewelry with this, so I skipped it.  Same shoes, day two.  Shirt and jeans, Torrid.  (Shirt: 4, jeans, 26 regular.)  They appear to be out of the shirt, and they don’t have another one this style.  It’s from the “super soft” collection, and it’s pretty soft, but I don’t know that I’d go “super.”  Included face selfie because I actually put on makeup (and not just eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick).  I don’t think it makes much difference.



Tee is from Hips & Curves, size 5x, Jade.  This is now on sale for $7.98.  (I think I got it on sale for $19?)  I loved this shirt when Hailey modeled it on her blog, and when they had a sale, I grabbed one in this color & black.  It’s a tad clingy, but it’s super soft rayon knit.  The jeans are a clearance find from Torrid (size 26 regular).  They still have quite a few sizes.  These seemed to run a little big to me.  I know I didn’t magically lose weight between Tuesday and Wednesday.  They also stretched out a little more than the boyfriend jeans usually do.  They came cuffed and I was not in the mood to iron them.  Shoes are Birkenstocks (day 3).

Shortly after taking these photos, I had to give my car his daily drink of power steering fluid.  It was a new bottle, and it kind of exploded when I poked a hole in the foil top.  Let’s hope I can Shout it out….sigh.



I had to get to work early on Thursday.  I almost caved and wore jeans and a black t-shirt.  But I remained strong and wore GRAY.  Dress is from Amazon, size 4x, and it’s still a little big.  I think one more size down would cling too much, though.  Cardigan is from Torrid, but it’s old.  I couldn’t decide how to button it.  It looked stupid all the way buttoned, and I didn’t like just the bottom ones….gah.  Shoes are Keds, via Amazon, size 11. Of course I really need a 10.5, but apparently that’s not a thing. I need to fix the laces a little, and maybe find my socks (I was in a hurry.) They are, however, super squishy and comfortable in the footbed and actually have some arch support.  I barely had time to put on lipstick.  The light in these is weird because it was storming most of the day and hadn’t cleared yet.



YAAAAY I made it.  Dress is the Geneva in Rum Raisin from Universal Standard, size XL (26/28).  Shoes are vintage Doc Martens.  Necklace is old from Modcloth – it’s a locket, but the hinge is a little weaksauce.  I took a face picture because the lipstick is glittery and cool and on sale at Urban Decay.  This shade is called “Conspiracy.”  It’s glittery for me, but some days I need a little glitter.  Note that today is eyeliner, mascara & lipstick, not full face.  I swear to god there is no difference.  I did use a “vivid warm” effect on the camera for that last one, because fluorescent light was making it look weird.

The lipstick isn’t sticky – it dries to a matte finish.  Staying power is iffy, but it didn’t transfer a lot, so that’s a plus.  Transfer is why I hate most lipsticks.  (Also I don’t like goopy ones because my hair blows in them.)

I have some Things to Say about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, but I don’t think I can articulate fully right this minute.  All I can say for now is that nothing can protect you from depression: not money, not fame, not talent.  May they have found some peace.


2 thoughts on “The lovers, the dreamers, and me

  1. I am so proud of you for pushing yourself to do this. I think you did a great job on no black week! My favorite is the pink Torrid top. I love the way it looks on you. And that glitter lipstick!!


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