Saturday, December 24, 2011


For the first time in my life, I am taller than a Christmas tree:

Merry Christmas, blog land!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Sexy": Forbidden vocabulary explored through pencil skirts

Okay, so I'm going to go way out of my comfort zone for this post.

Those of you who've been following me for awhile probably know that my style is best described with words like "cute," "adorable," "silly," "conservative," and "feminine." Not words like "sexy," "alluring," and "body conscious." It was hard for me to even type those words, actually. I think I'm cute (hence the blog title), but sexy was never an adjective I was comfortable with or one that I felt described me at all. Accordingly, I'm more into the flowy, full skirt look than more fitted items on my lower half. Or my upper half, really, although I seem to be slightly more capable of wearing form-fitting tops. (To clarify, I think it is awesome if other people want to dress this way! I just don't tend to do it myself because it feels awkward for me and not my style, and I don't feel like myself.) I'd rather pretend I'm a princess in my flowy skirts than wear tight jeans any day, so it's really not typical for me to step out of the house in something that might be edging into hotness-territory. And then I got this skirt from Ruche, thinking that I don't have any pencil skirts, and it sure is adorable, and the price is right, and I maybe need it. And I do love it, and it sure is adorable, but oh my, to quote Maria is "my butt some serious business" in this skirt.

Okay, so maybe it's not as bad in the photos as it is in my head, and I'm sure this is considered tame by typical standards. But. It's a pencil skirt. A pretty darn form fitting one, too. And I'm wearing it. Surely the universe will fold in, right? Also, although I'm totally fine wearing this in public and posting it on the blog, I'm pretty sure it is not work appropriate (weigh in if you feel otherwise, though!). Do I really want to keep something I can't wear to work? And yet, it does seem to look good on me (again, weigh in if you feel otherwise!). I do work very, very hard to stay in shape, and it seems a shame to hide that shape all the time. As you probably know, I've felt awkward about myself and about my body/shape for a good portion of my life -- something I've tried to remedy with this blog -- and wouldn't this be a good step to being more proud of myself?

(Yeah, that's the tag that I was too afraid to remove because this was taken during the "try it on and decide" phase.)

So this was my dilemma. Finally, I was leaning towards "It's unlike anything else you own, and it looks good on you, and you should wear it out even if you can't wear it to work." Then I asked my boyfriend what he thought, just to have a final vote. It might not surprise you that he approves of this outfit and thinks I should keep the darn skirt.

In the end, I decided, keep it I shall. Posting these pictures is a big change for me as-is and very out of my comfort zone, so I hope I haven't blinded you all and that my blog doesn't implode. But 2011 has been the Year of Being True to Myself, and accordingly I'm going to keep sexy skirts that look good on me, post pictures of myself wearing them, and not be afraid of using words like "sexy" to describe my style. Sometimes. On occasion. And definitely not in the office.

Baby steps, right?

And the "Worst Blogger Ever" award goes to...

(Drumroll please.)

... Katie!

Yeah, I'm sorry for being away. A lot has been happening, notably holiday fever and work burnout and some potential big life changes, but mostly the problem is that I've kind of hated my outfits and thus just never felt like posting them. And since I never felt like posting them, I didn't feel like taking more pictures, which led to more not posting, and... You see how this game is played. I'm going to attempt to clear out this frustration by just putting up the last two outfits in my current backlog and hopefully moving on to some less frustrating options.

We kick things off with a dose of your friendly neighborhood ridiculous-poofy-dress-with-planes-on-it:

And continue with an absolutely-cold-weather-appropriate ensemble:

... Oh wait, no it wasn't:

... It really, really wasn't:

I've got one more day to kind of fail at writing my thesis, and then I'm free to do "important" things like:

- Paint my nails
- Put on pumpkin/honey face masks
- Read Mockingjay
- Train for my half marathon
- Watch Christmas movies
- Bake all the things
- Sleep
- Play Sims 3 all day
- Watch a whole mess of Gundam
- Do ridiculous face moisturizing routines
- Wash my hair
- Dance to Taylor Swift at 2AM while doing cartwheels around the room

Yeah. It's going to be all business this holiday season.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hi, I'm sick.

I don't have anything much to say about this outfit, mostly because I am sick. I've been home in a daze all morning but need to drag myself to a meeting now, so most of my attention is stuck on "NOOOO I DON'T WANNA." This was a rainy day outfit, though, and I thought it was rather seasonally inappropriate given the pink and white color scheme. I swapped out the tights and boots for dinner with the boyfriend that evening, and that is pretty much all I remember because this outfit is old! I really, really need to push through my outfit backlog. Difficult when your head is foggy from sickness, but I'll do my best.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Same song, second verse

I've had this outfit in my archives for a couple of days now, but I didn't want to post it so soon after the last time I wore this skirt. But today I realized that if I make one more post, the Lingering Rays skirt will no longer be visible on the front page of my blog. Unacceptable in my book.

Anthro Lengthening Rays Skirt
JCrew warehouse shirt
Anthro flower clip
Necklace: gift from Ria from a local shop in Charleston

I love this skirt, and I love brown and pink together, so this outfit was pretty much a win for me. The only bad thing about the skirt is getting used to lifting it up to climb stairs. I've definitely had a few experiences where my face almost got up close and personal with pavement because I wasn't paying attention. Dangers notwithstanding, I'm really glad I bought it.

And now Ria wants one for her birthday. You know what this means, readers. A-searchin' I will go at Anthropologie this weekend.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cascading foliage on my dress, but not the trees

I guess I'd better get this outfit up before I'm totally unable to call it a "fall" outfit, huh? This dress is quintessential fall to me, so much so that I have a hard time wearing it in other seasons. I'm glad I got it for such a good deal, since I seem to have trouble styling it in creative ways. But several people have told me that it looks good on me, so I continue to wear it. Unfortunately, as you can see over my shoulder, there is no more "foliage" on the trees behind me in this photo, but maybe the foliage on my dress will make up for it. The weather has been unseasonably hot lately, so this totally counts as fall. Right?

I'm off to continue working on my fifty-seventh (not really, but it feels like it) version of my thesis proposal, sigh. I do not enjoy the endless reading of papers, but having a cat on me does make it easier.

Anthropologie Cascading Foliage Dress
JCrew warehouse cardigan
Anthropologie Luminous Boots

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ho, hum.

I think this outfit is pretty boring -- and pretty casual, and not particularly "pretty," come to think of it -- but I thought I'd post it anyway. I don't wear this cardigan enough. It's kind of nuts, and it's also too big. Every time I think of selling it, though, I put it on and am reminded how comfy it is.

I had a pretty "meh" evening last night, so this outfit kind of reflects my mood. I was going to go to happy hour with my coworkers, but that ended up not happening, which I was depressed about. Then I had really terrible nightmares last night and woke myself up way too early. Ugh. Today should be better, since I have a dance class on the schedule with one of my friends and I get to watch videos for part of work today (long story). I think I need to go put on something really cute to make sure I have a better day. I have an idea of what to wear, but unfortunately I am saving it for tomorrow when I get to see my boyfriend. You'll just have to wait to find out what that outfit is!

Did you get anything awesome at the sale this morning?

Anthro Plaza Cardigan
Kohl's tank
Macy's leggings
DSW boots

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Another season? No, I'm not ready!

First: I have 90 followers! Sweet! :D Hello, followers! I'm gonna have to come up with a giveaway when I get to 100. Nope, that's not an invitation to follow me. Okay, yes. Yes, it is.

I wore this outfit to travel to my parents' house for Thanksgiving. I thought this holiday wouldn't be complete without this cardigan, since it screams Thanksgiving to me (and fall in general). On another note, I think we're officially saying goodbye to fall, and that makes me sad. Summer is my favorite season for many reasons, but I do love the crisp change in the air that comes around every September. Winter is just a lot of cold and darkness, neither of which I'm fond of, so I'm reluctant to wave goodbye to fall. But this means we're just one step closer to another summer, right? In any case, I have a lot to be thankful for this winter, and I have a feeling it'll be a good one, frostbite and dark bus rides home from work notwithstanding.

Anthro Maryam Tank
Anthro La Dominante Caridgan
UO skirt
Macy's tights

Friday, December 2, 2011

My favorite lesson.

Oh man, readers. I did NOT have a good night.

So my smoke detector decided to beep at me. All night. Ugh. I didn't get a lot of sleep, and I woke up way too early and have been a zombie ever since. I think the battery needs changing, but far be it from me to change it. I think I'm going to head to work early so I can leave early and (hopefully) take a nap when I get home.

I just hope maintenance can fix this thing because I am made of fail and cannot figure out how to do so myself. Yeah, I tried last night, at 1AM. That did not work. All I got for my trouble was the complete inability to put the cover back on my still-beeping smoke detector. Sigh. Just when I think I've got a handle on this Being An Adult Game, something happens to convince me otherwise. I now appreciate even more Taylor Swift's words at her concert: "Of all the lessons that I've learned in life, I think my favorite is that I know absolutely nothing now compared to what I'm gonna know someday." There is wisdom there that even zombie-Katie can see. Just when we think we've got it all figured out, life throws us something that reminds us, no, we don't. But that's the wonderful thing about life, really. We're never going to have it all figured out. Accepting that -- and seeing the positive side of it -- is part of the Being An Adult Game to me and a big mark of maturity. I know my life would be really boring if I didn't lose at this game on a regular basis. I look forward to seeing what life will teach me next.

... I just wish I'd gotten more sleep before this lesson though. Dear Classroom Of Life: I need my beauty rest to absorb your teachings!

Anthro Asters Everywhere Dress (holy crap I remembered the name when I'm a zombie -- this bodes well for my proposal-writing at work today)
Anthro Looping Lanes Belt
JCrew warehouse cardigan
Macy's tights
DSW shoes

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Weird it up.

Okay, so here is another episode of "Katie thought this outfit was super, super cute. Everyone else probably thought this outfit was super, super weird." We play that game a lot over here in Katie Land. I don't know what it is about me that compels me to take a perfectly normal outfit and add things like ruffles, crazy tights, and weird color combinations, but I think I need a twelve-step program. Hi. I'm Katie. It has been zero days since the last time I wore something weird, and I regret nothing.

But even though this outfit is crazy, my boyfriend said it was pretty when I wore it, and that counts for something, right? (Yeah. There is now a boyfriend in Katie Land. This is a good thing.)

Dress: Kohl's
Tights: Dillard's, I think
Slip: Anthro Chantilly Chemise
Shoes: Softwalk

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

... Bloggy McBloggerson?

So for some reason I am all Posty McPosterson today (sorry, I couldn't help it -- yesterday's title is still on my brain) and decided to knock out a blog before work. Here's yet another backlogged outfit that I am only just now getting around to posting. I like how I've found so many things that these tights go with when, at the time I bought them, I felt like they would be awesome but wouldn't really go with anything. Well. I guess I should say "things to wear these tights with." I am not actually sure they "go" with this outfit. But I'm not actually sure I care. Why don't you decide, lovely readers?

Also, yeah, this "dress" is a little short with these tall heels. Um, oops. I love, love, love wearing shirts under it, and I'm always trying to find ways to make it work-appropriate, but that's a difficult task, as you can imagine. Guess I'll be wearing it with flats from now on...

Old JC Penny's dress
gifted tee from I-dunno-where
Dillard's tights
DSW shoes (these are by b.o.c. and awesome)
gifted headband

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Twirly McTwirlerson

Question time.

Why did I buy the Lingering Rays skirt again? It is long. I am short. Normally that is not a good mix. Hmm.



Oh yeah. That's why.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Now here is an outfit that I quite liked. I don't know why I never thought to pair black tights with a black top and colorful skirt, but I'm really glad I finally did. To me it's a little bit "edgy" (haha, or as much so as I ever get) and keeps the crazy girliness of my favorite skirt from going over-the-top. I will definitely be trying this trick again soon, and probably repeating this outfit for great justice. Also, I really love these shoes.

Don't you love it when you're satisfied with an outfit?

Yeah, I'm a little obsessed:

... Is that a problem?

Anthro Wind Rippled Tee
Anthro Budding Romance Skirt
Macy's tights
DSW shoes
Bracelet: Taylor Swift concert!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I return! Reviews, OotD, and a kitty!

Bonjour! It seems I've once again been absent from bloggy-land, but will you forgive me if I bring you fitting room reviews? No? What about fitting room reviews AND an outfit post, all in the same evening? Regardless, I hope you and your loved ones had a very happy Thanksgiving. I did not participate in Black Friday because the crowds terrify me, but I did win a pretty awesome thing on Ebay. I'll tell you more about it later, but to give you a hint, it's 'vintage Anthro' and pretty awesome.

And now, onward to the reviews! When I was visiting my BFF Taylor Swift, I couldn't help but make a stop at my favorite place:

Oh yeah. I went there.

I found a lot of cool things to try on, and I wanted to share some of them with you! Sadly, due to the fact that I have no clothing budget to speak of and the lack of adequate sale-age on the things I liked, I did not bring anything home, but it did give me a lot to think about.

Flared and Cabled Sweater Dress, $148

I love sweater dresses, though they very often don't love me back, and I had my eye on this since it first appeared online. Unfortunately (fortunately?), I'm kind of meh on it in person. I felt like the length hit 5'3 me in an unflattering place and made me look wider than I am. The fabric was also a little itchy, but I'm sensitive to that, so it may not bother you. I did really like the color and the shape, and it seems to be well made. The gold color didn't impress me IRL and seemed drab, but the orange version is very nice. I tried on an XS and thought it was a little big, so you may want to size down, especially if you're petite. With heels and maybe a slip, this could be workable, but I don't think I love it enough. A pass for me unless it gets some epic markdown treatment. If you're tall and don't have sensitive skin, I can see this working really well.

Dulcie Dress, $158

So, I like this dress. I really like this dress. I liked it so much that I tried on the wrong size just to see how the color looked on me. The above picture is a medium, and as you can see, it's way too big. I was expecting to love the lighter color more because it's more my style, but after trying on the darker version:

I was totally impressed with it. It's a total holiday party dress, and I wish I went to more of those so I could have an occasion to wear it, but I would totally wear this out to dinner because I am overdressed like that. Maybe it's just because I had the correct size in the black colorway, but I think I prefer this one (the above picture is an XS, and I think this dress is TTS). I was worried that the top would itch, but it actually didn't. Wonder of wonders! And of course, I'm a little crazy for the tutu it's got going on with the skirt. Because you know that my goal in life is to be a ballerina-cupcake-Pink-Power-Ranger hybrid. The length was just right for me, and I didn't find the waist too high, as some reviews have noted. I think this dress might work best on petites because of this, and if you're taller than me you may have some issues. The style is also a little out-there, and if you aren't super girly like me, it probably won't be your thing. That said, it's totally lovely IRL, and you should definitely try it to see if it works for you. I will be crossing my fingers for a sale so I can grab this.

And finally, as my mom laughed at me, I tried this on:

Ruched Marigold Coat, on sale for $150, sold out online but check stores!

Oh, this coat. It is a little ridiculous and crazy, but I love it. Alas, I fear we are not to be. My mom said it looked like the coat ate me. I didn't feel like it was that bad, but maybe my love has blinded me. This is an XS, and it's definitely on the big side, especially the sleeves and the length. If only it came in petites! I am in love with how soft and awesome this coat is, but I fear that I look like I'm playing dress-up in it, so I'm probably going to pass, as sad as that is. If you can pull this coat off, I am totally jealous of you, and you must buy it so I can live vicariously. That is an order!

And finally, an outfit from my archives:

Pants: Anthro
Shirt: JCrew warehouse
Necklace: NY and Company
Shoes: Oooooold
Fall foliage: c/o this amazing weather!

... Okay, not finally. Here is a picture of my adorable kitty, to make it up to you for being gone so long:

Emma says, please forgive my mommy! She promises to be a better blogger!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm wonderstruck, dancing around all alone

Hello, beautiful readers! I'm sorry for my unplanned absence, but after two Taylor Swift concerts in two days and attempting to fulfill my work and personal responsibilities at the same time, I was really wiped out. Blogging took a back seat for a few days, but I'm back now to tell you that the concerts were AWESOME and everything I had hoped for and more. Pictures of those days are coming up when I finally get through my outfit back log, but for now, here are some Bullet Points:

- I love Taylor Swift.

- I may or may not have cried at a few of her songs.

- I was given a free sample of her perfume (Wonderstruck) on my way out of the second concert, and after unsurprisingly loving it, I had to run out and buy a full size bottle. I'm a little obsessed.

- I regret nothing about the past week of my life, and I would do it again in a heartbeat to see my favorite singer.

- I love Taylor Swift.

Okay, now that that's out of the way, have an old outfit! I'm really enjoying this ModCloth dress. Did I mention that it's back in stock and you should go get one? Because it is and you should.

Dress: ModCloth (clicky)
Cardigan: JCrew warehouse
Tights: Macy's
Necklace: From my work hospital
Shoes: Anthro

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Styling Sisters: Katie and Ria wear the Lolland Dress

So I am a little rushed because I'm about to head out to do something I almost don't want to mention for fear of jinxing it. That's right: I am going to try again to see Taylor Swift. I'm a glutton for punishment. I'll say no more until after the concerts (yes, plural), but there will be recaps (and outfits!) to be had when I return, rest assured. If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go knock on some wood now...


... Okay, I'm back. So as I said, I don't have a lot of time to post, but post I shall because Ria wanted me to write about her recent acquisition of the beautiful Lolland Dress from the very kind Laura. Thank you so much for selling this dress to my sister, Laura! We both have one now, so of course we had to post outfits of how we each wore it. As luck would have it, I recently wore my dress, too, so here's what we came up with:

Okay, I was not aware at the time this photo was taken that I was participating in the Lolland Dress Challenge, so this outfit isn't the best, but I'm repeating something I did last year and wearing it with dark green. I think this works surprisingly well, and the neutral cardigan keeps things from getting too crazy.

Ria decided to add a belt because her dress is a tiny bit big at the waist, but other than that she kept things simple with brown shoes and red accents. This dress kind of speaks for itself, so I don't think it needs a lot of dressing up. Brown is another great color with it. What I love about this photo, though? This is the first I've seen of Ria's new law school apartment. Bad Ria for not showing me until now.

I hope you've enjoyed this episode of Styling Sisters! Thanks again for selling this great dress to my sister, Laura! I'm off to, gulp, hope nothing terrible happens on the day of my concert. Take care, all!

... Can I go knock on some more wood? Yeah, that's a good plan.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I am sillier and comfier than you.

Do you know what this outfit is not? Sleek, cool, flattering on my skintone.

Do you know what this outfit is? Comfy. That's right, folks. It is hella comfy. It is "Say Yes to the Dress Marathon in your PJs with cats on your face" comfy.

I got this sweater at my recent excursion to the latest JCrew warehouse sale, and oh my, how it does not work with my coloring. But oh my, how much do I not care, because it is cashmere and amazingly soft and I got it for $20. Can you go wrong? I do not think so, friends. I do not think so. I decided that if I was going to wear an exact-match-to-my-skin-color sweater out in public, I might as well go for maximum silliness, so I added these tights with my new Urban Outfitters skirt ($5!). Turns out that there might be nothing else on Earth that these tights match other than this skirt, but match they did. That's... probably not a good thing if my goal is sleek and cool, but since my goal was silly, I think it worked out just fine.

In conclusion: I'm willing to bet my outfit was more comfortable than yours on this day. And as my dad likes to say, "I only bet when I know I can win."

JCrew warehouse cashmere sweater
UO skirt
Dillard's tights (I think)
Old, old, old shoes
NY and Company necklace (gift from Mom)

PS: Whew. I just had a blogging binge and scheduled a ridiculous amount of posts, so now I am good until Thursday. Muahaha! So, hello from the past, since I am writing this on a Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A sickly outfit

So this is another old outfit that I wore a week or so ago when I was having one of my miserable sick days at work. I think this was taken during the worst of the sickness, which amuses me because I actually really like this look. And holy crap, why is my hair behaving when I'm sick? Dear hair, please do this at a time when I want to do something other than lie in bed with an ice pack on my head watching Thumbelina and guzzling cold meds. Yeah, this outfit didn't last long, because on this particular day I went home at 4PM and did exactly that, but I figured that you should get to see it anyway. This lovely dress has been just as versatile as I'd hoped, and although it's still a little big, I've been able to create many of the outfits I'd envisioned with it already. Best part? It's totally back in stock at ModCloth, so if you need a comfy basic, go get it!

ModCloth Days of the Chic Dress
JCrew warehouse cashmere cardigan
Softwalk shoes
Macy's tights
Necklace: gift from sister (Ria) from a shop in Charleston

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Favorites" and a little time machine OotD

Yeah, I know I just wore this skirt a couple of weeks ago on the blog. Sometimes I feel like I'm constantly living in a 30 for 30 challenge. I can't help it. There are some clothes that I just want to wear all the time because they make me so happy. It's hard to know which items will become "favorites" when you go shopping, and I've found that totally unexpected choices often get slid into this category. That shirt I bought on a whim while out with a friend? Can't stop wearing it. The skirt I almost didn't buy? Ditto.

Like many others who enjoy shopping, I totally wish that everything in my closet was a 'favorite,' and while I'm happy to say that about a good 80% of my closet these days, I do wish it were closer to 100%. Another problem is that a lot of my beloved items have really memorable prints, so they're difficult to wear often and remix frequently, as I'm doing here. This probably should say to me that I need to lay off the quirky prints when I'm shopping. It's not. Oops.

That said, I kind of had a suspicion that this skirt would become a 'favorite' item, since it is very me and very comfortable and very versatile, so I'm kind of okay with spamming the blog with it. Plus, this is one of my last tights-less pictures of the year, and I wanted to put it up before I waited too long and it became ridiculous in the dead of winter. Bask in my bloggy time machine of warmer days gone by, my friends. Bask, I say.

ModCloth Crepes on the Cape Skirt
Anthro Claudine Tee
JCrew warehouse cashmere cardigan
Anthro Sweater Cuffed Booties

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quick post before zzz.

Good evening! I am very sleepy! Here is a silly outfit for you!

Anthro Reed Dress, Luminous Boots, Speckled Tights
UO (very fake) glasses
NY and Company necklace

Yeah, I'm super nerdy. Also sleepy. Did I mention sleepy?

PS: My Antilles bag arrived last week with super fast shipping. It is lovely and even better than what I'd hoped for. I love it. It will be in an outfit post soon. If you can manage to track one down, do it! $30 is a steal for something this nice, and it's super awesome and you should get one.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

How to start your day.

Step One: Be woken up at 3:35 on Wednesday morning by cats.

Step Two: Hate life. Repeatedly.

Step Three: Realize that, since you're awake, you might as well check the Anthropologie sale.

Step Four: Notice that the Antilles Bucket Bag is finally on second cut to $30.

4b: Yeah, that's a $130 leather bag for $30.

Step Five: Do I need to explain how I responded to this situation?

I am super excited because my order shipped yesterday, which means that it won't be canceled and I am going to have an awesome new bag! As you might remember, I have one bag that I got as a Christmas gift, and it is a very sneaky imitation leather and awesome, but I think I deserve a new one once every... two years, right? Right?

Step Six: Post an outfit on your blog the next morning:

Dress: Anthro Dreamy Drape
Cardigan: JCrew warehouse (pretty sure it's the Jackie? It's pretty!)
Shoes: Softwalk

(As you might guess, this outfit was before winter descended upon this poor, unsuspecting, cold-natured scientist.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hi, November. Nice to meet ya.

Yawn. I'm still recovering from Halloween, but I have a dance class to attend tonight, so I'd better pick myself up and get moving. Do you know the best thing about making way too much food at your Halloween party? A plethora of leftovers, that's what.

I wanted this outfit to happen ever since last summer when I saw this top and this slip hanging next to each other in my closet. I thought the colors would be awesome together and so fall-ish with tights, and I'm really loving the slip as a skirt lately. Unfortunately, it was way too hot for this outfit to become reality at the time I got the idea, so I put it aside until the weather retreated into less hellish temperatures. When I finally got a chance to wear it, I really liked how it turned out. I think this color palette works really well for the first day of November. The holidays are creeping up on us, eep!

Top: Anthro
"Skirt": Anthro (Shh, it's really a nightgown.)
Tights: Macy's
Boots: Grandma's

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Shirt: Talbot's
Vest: Loft
Skirt: Anthro
Tights: Macy's
Hairclip: Anthro
Shoes: New! From DSW! Yay new shoes!

This is actually what I wore today versus a backlogged outfit, woah. I tried to be as festive as I could for work today, although when I saw a bunch of ladies in the building in costumes I really regretted not wearing my fairy wings to work. Oh well. At least I got to wear them tonight.

Okay, so I am recovered from my sickness, and I had one of the best Halloweens ever. A bunch of my friends came over for an awesome evening of scary (and not so scary) movies, delicious food, and fun. I made appetizers (tomato basil bruschetta and bacon-wrapped dates) and one of the most delicious caramel apple pies I have ever tasted. Witness:

Yeah, you should come over to my house to sample this.

I'm not really one for crazy partying on Halloween (or any other time), but for me this was pretty much the perfect way to spend an evening. I have a bit of a domestic streak and love making food for people and having guests, so it was exactly what I wanted. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. And I hope all my readers had a great Halloween, too!

PS: How does an awesome necklace giveaway sound? Awesome? Then head over to Roxy's blog and enter her contest!