happy new year, cats and kittens! so one of my (many) new year’s resolutions is to update this blog more.  i suck at it so bad.  i’m a busy girl, guys, what can i say?  plus i’ll admit there are other factors too – i’m not very photogenic and inventive compared to all the beautiful bloggers whose stuff i read every day (looking at you fashionflirt and already pretty), i have been experiencing some weird dysmorphia lately for no discernible reason, and i have so many hobbies and side projects that it’s hard to focus on posting.  but i do love it, just because most people who know me are fairly desensitized to my quirky ensembles and old-fashioned style, and i like to be appreciated.  haha, that sounds funny, but it IS fun to share my outfits with the lovely internet folks who also enjoy such things.  anyhoo, i have a backlog of outfit shots to hopefully post soon, but let me jump ahead to show you what i am wearing at this. very. moment.

although i think it looks like it is, this dress is not vintage.  i purchased this simple black dress on ebay – it’s from target’s ‘go international’ line and i got it for $5.  score! which brings up another new year’s resolution – no ebay for at least a month!  how will i ever survive?  but i want to simplify and cut down on consumption, and i have a vast collection of dresses and accessories, so i want to concetrate on wearing those things instead of jumping to search out my own version of whatever i like on other people’s blogs.  reading style blogs can be dangerous, people.

and here’s a close up of my treasured day of the dead neckerchief.  wow, i just used the word neckerchief for the first time in my life.  good times.

outfit details:  aforementioned black dress is ‘go international’; black patent wedges are from urban outfitters (via ebay); red tights are we love colors (via ebay); neckerchief (yay!) is rockmount ranchwear, the best western brand in the world

song inspiration: “dreaming” by allo darlin’.  the lucksmiths broke up this year and this london band is satisfying that void and thus my twee sweet tooth nicely.  i discovered them because they have some kind of connection with hefner, another band that i used to dig back in the day.  if i ever figure out what that connection is, i’ll be sure to let you know, but in the meantime i have been enjoying their 2010 release and it will make an appearance on my long-awaited best of 2010 mix – coming tomorrow!  don’t touch that dial, folks.

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4 responses »

  1. Sally says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, gorgeous! And not to put the pressure on, but I LOVE seeing your outfits, so I hope you’ll hold yourself to that resolution. 😉

  2. ~B. says:

    Great to see you back! I’ve missed your posts!

  3. fashionflirt says:

    I’m super pumped you’ll be posting more often! Yours is one of my favorite blogs – J’adore, every post.

    And thanks for the shout out! You made my face turn red. 🙂

  4. Sienna says:

    Love your outfit (esp. that neckerchief!), love the song & can’t wait to hear your best-of mix. Happy 2011, Joie!

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