Foxy Lady

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Salutations, Dear Readers!
I hope you all had an excellent Christmas!! Mine was definitely very merry, and I had a wonderful day. Now, as my Christmas present to you all who enjoy reading my blog, I’m going to be doing something of a double feature. Tonight I’m posting an outfit I wore a month or so ago, and tomorrow (hopefully) I will be posting the outfit I wore for Christmas, along with gloating over all the awesome swag I got 🙂 haha but here is my outfit from awhile back:
(Photo credit: Katelyn Howard)

Fox dress: Gap, $10.80
Black tights: Target, $3
Tortoiseshell flats: Old Navy, $9
Caramel braided belt: local thrift store, $1.80
Outfit total: $24.60

As you might guess, I LOVE foxes sooo much, so I was incredibly excited when I got this dress at the local Gap outlet. It was on sale for $17 and my sister had a 40% off coupon so there was no way I could resist it. I love the ruffly bottom and I love the colors of the dress. I tried to get a close-up of the pattern so you could see it really well, but my roommate Kate took the picture of it on her phone and I couldn’t tell it was blurry when blown up until tonight haha. But hopefully you can get an idea from all three pictures.
Another thing I love is a tortoiseshell pattern, and I fell in love with these pointy-toed flats when I saw them on sale at Old Navy. Sadly, they were a little bit smaller than I realized and rub a little 😦 The perils of shopping, I suppose. I’m also wearing my glasses for the first time in a blog post, and though you can’t really tell, they are tortoiseshell. I am technically supposed to wear them all the time, but I only need them for really long distance stuff so I generally only wear them on days when I need to see the board in classes. And actually, if you wear glasses, we got a great deal on these frames; they were only $60 from Eyemart Express! Haha they’re appropriately from a brand called “Geek,” and I promise you I’ll take a better picture of them in another post.
I feel like I don’t even need to mention that belt anymore since it’s in most of my posts. I also didn’t include my earrings because I didn’t think to take a picture of them and you can’t really see them at all, but they were only .99 cents at a thrift store, so there you go 🙂 Also, you might be beginning to notice that I really love to wear tights with dresses, and I apologize because I can guarantee there’s going to be more posts exhibiting that particular combo haha.
I just wore this to class one day towards the very end of the semester, since Oklahoma had a freakishly warm November/most of December.  It was warm and sunny and the new fox dress I just bought seemed the perfect thing to wear, especially since it matched my new shoes and my glasses.
That’s all there really is to say about this, and I’m trying to keep it short because I’m planning on posting another outfit tomorrow.

Now, an amazing Peeta pin:
both is goodQuestion: How can you beat Josh Hutcherson, Hunger Games, and The Road to El Dorado, all in one pin?
Answer: You can’t.
Clearly, someone else understands exactly the Peeta/Josh separation difficulty. Because both definitely is good.

Pax,
Sara

The Giving of the Thanks

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Whoa. It’s been well over a month since my last post.
So. I am wayyyy behind, since I am about to post my Thanksgiving outfit, and Christmas is less than a week a way (IT’S LESS THAN A WEEK WHAT ON EARTH). But don’t be alarmed, since you SO obviously were, there is a flurry of posts coming your way (probably). I have my outfit for Christmas planned and it will be on here, and I also have the pictures already from an outfit I wore before school got out. I apologize that it’s been so long, but with finals, during which I got violently sick and had to reschedule a test, then my Nana being sick and briefly in the hospital (she’s better now!), and a flurry of Christmas preparation, all belated, I have been really busy and very uninspired to bestir myself to post. Also, the pictures I have are not the best and again bear the marks of my poor attempts at editing, so I’m sorry for that as well! I’m also very disappointed, because I had the BEST dress picked out to wear to my school’s fall semester graduation that would have been perfect for the blog, but I was sadly struck ill, as I mentioned.
Now, all excuses and explanations aside, here is the outfit I wore for Thanksgiving:

thanksgiving edit 1Pink satin and black lace top: Daisy Exchange, $8
Black skinny jeans: Forever 21, $10.50
Black flower headband: Cato, Christmas gift but I know it was only like $3
Black boots: Ross, $25
Outfit total without boots: $21.50
Outfit total with boots: $46.50

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at my dad’s niece’s house, an absolutely gorgeous two-story house that’s a hundred years old. There were tons of people there besides just my family, and I actually didn’t know most of them! I really wanted to look very nice without being too overdressed, and I think this outfit strikes a great balance of dressy but not formal.
Now, I do apologize because I actually wore alternate shoes earlier in the day that would have kept this under $25, but we somehow didn’t manage to get a picture. I hope that you all won’t count it as cheating if I total outfits without these boots, as I explained in my post after I bought them. I just think that they represent a good bargain in and of themselves at only $25. And even with my non-stop wearage of them, they still are holding up perfectly.
As for my shirt, I am in love with it. I think it looks expensive and trendy, and I’ve seen similar shirts to it on tons of models, etc. I don’t necessarily think this color is the most flattering to my coloring, but I loved the shirt so much I just honey badgered it and didn’t care at all.
Then, of course, we have my staple black skinny jeans and my darling boots. I wish you could see my headband a little closer because I really adore it. We somehow didn’t get a picture of it either, but that’s probably because holidays are always chaos for the Rowe family. Here’s a slightly better view:
Thanksgiving edit 2It’s a black flower and has pearls and jewels in its center. I like big flowery headbands or clips and this one is very noticeable without being too flashy. Note my lovely sister, whose outfit was actually also very cute and cheaper than mine! I’m hoping to get her on here sometime to do a guest post, or at least a guest outfit. And finally, to round out my Thanksgiving post, the thing I am most thankful for- my family.
thanksgiving edit 3And in the spirit of gratitude and thankfulness, I am so thankful that I have never had to face the kind of tragedy that the victims’ families in Connecticut have to face. I am thankful my loved ones are safe with me. Some things, there’s simply no words for, and yet I feel I would be insensitive and remiss not to at least mention what happened. I only must say that the world is crying for them all, myself included, and my heart is broken. In light of that, I am posting what I feel is a much more appropriate pin than a Peeta one:
ctNever forget.

Now, especially, I wish you all pax,
Sara