Outfits

Feeling Wild

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Shirt: NY&C via thredUP | Necklace: JCPenney – gift card via giveaway win (similar) | Skirt: vintage – $6 (similar) | Heels: Vince Camuto – $76 (similar) | Total = $82
Check out my new shirt from thredUP!! Feeling wild over here!! (So my thredUP code is over, but you can still get $10 off your first purchase if you click this link.)
Since I’ve been working from home, I don’t have a lot of chances to dress up so I’ve mostly been buying loose and comfy clothes as opposed to dressier items like this one. But I couldn’t resist this animal print! Plus, it’s black and white so it’s pretty much a classic, right? (…just go with it.)
So HEY! GroopDealz is having a birthday giveaway that you should check out!! Or not. More chances of me winning.. Hehehheehe! Also, I’ll take one of each pleaseandthankyou.

Red by Melissa

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Button-up: Gap (similar) | Shirt: Shade Clothing (similar) | Jeans: J.Crew | Shoes: Sperry | Clutch: Anthropologie (similar) | Necklace: gift

Hey, CM readers! This is an outfit I wore out before I left for army. We met up with my cute sis-in-law and her now hubs at Macy’s. They were playing house with the magic registry gun. Anyone remember how fun that was? I think my husband successfully registered us for everything in kitchen ware – my chef! We stole away from kitchen ware to the furniture section to grab these photos. It’s a fun game of hurry-and-try-to-take-a-photo-before-someone-sees…stage fright. But hey, fabulous wall, right? 😉


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Print Button-Up Shirt: From Day to Night

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2013

Top: Gap via thredUP | Flowerc/o Hot Magnets | Shorts: Gap Outlet (refashioned from these!) – $26 | FlatsHush Puppies – $70 | Total = $96
I wore this last weekend when my parents were in town and Chase and I were able to go grocery shopping BY OURSELVES. It was amazing. No intricate car seat buckles, no trying to contain a handsy and wiggly baby in the shopping cart, is this what heaven is like? I think I can hear angels singing..
I just got this button-up from thredUP and I’m in love. They’re TEA CUPS! I didn’t realize I was so whimsical.
Close up of my….crotch? :/ Just focus on the tea cups…
Top: Gap via thredUP | Flowerc/o Hot Magnets | Jeans: thrifted Target (and skinnied) – $8 (similar) | Shoes: Target – gift (similar) | Total = $8

We also had a birthday dinner that night for my brother-in-law and I wanted to dress up and to cut down on standing in front of my closet for an hour trying on 298374 different outfits again, I just changed out the bottoms and shoes. Afterwards, my parents watched Grey while some of us went to my BIL’s friends’ band play for their 10th(!!!!!) anniversary. It was so loud and late and I felt so old, butbutbut….we did young people stuff!!!11


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Sign up sheet right here

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2013
TeeTarget – $6 | Necklacesc/o Max & Chloe, Forever 21 – $3 | Pants: via sample sale – $1 (similar) | Sandals: Walmart – $10 (similar) | Total = $20
This past weekend my parents came to visit. Those who know me and/or follow me on Twitter know that it is the MOST stressful thing for me. It’s been better since we’ve had Grey so their attention is placed elsewhere…i.e., away from me and onto Grey who soaks up all the attention like a ShamWow.
The best part of their stay was a half an hour before I was supposed to go pick them up when Grey had the BIGGEST blow out of the century…like all over his car seat, his legs, and his arms and hands. I think I puked in my mouth a little…or a lot. I had also reserved that half an hour to do a last minute cleaning for my neurotic and germophobe mother. Instead, I spent TWO hours bathing Grey and cleaning, dissassembling, washing, drying, and REassembling the car seat. I thought I was going to die of a stress attack that day…and I would’ve welcomed it. I did not sign up for this…!!!!!
Anyone have any good news today? Just writing this out again is making me anxious and giving me hot flashes..

(And, yes, I totally copied the fabulous Sydney’s outfit.)

P.S.. If you missed it, there’s a giveaway going on right now for a colorful short-sleeve maxi dress HERE!


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Iffy by Melissa

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2013
Button-up: Madewell (similar) | T-shirt: Shade Clothing | Skirt: Madewell (similar) | Shoes: J.Crew (very similar!)
To be honest, I am not quite sure what I was thinking here. Was it “How many patterns can I fit in ONE outfit?” or “I am going to pick blindly from the closet and just put it on.” Maybe it was “I am going to be wearing camo for the next month – get in all other patterns while you still can.” Whatever it was, I still thought it was pretty fantastic till about half way through the day. Then it was more like, “What am I wearing?!?” Anyone else feel iffy about their outfit choices as the day ends?

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A Greybaby in the pool

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
So continuing from my last outfit post from our weekend at my in-laws’….
..and we had to document every second of it, obvs. I couldn’t handle him in his swim trunks and sunglasses!!!
“Get off my raft, woman.”
Verdict? He looooooved it. Once he got used to the water, he wouldn’t stop kicking. My little froggy. He especially loved his little tube. And my best mom moment? I was holding him in his tube and I must have had my hands too close to the middle and his whole face went under. :X :X :X He definitely drank some water and cried and cried and I just wanted to die right there. I feel horrible just thinking about it again.

But this shows that he forgave me, right? <3

Necklacec/o Max & Chloe | Sweater: Gap via thredUP (similar) | Tank (underneath): J.Crew c/o thredUP (similar) | Jeans: Gap via thredUP (similar) | Shoes: Target – gift (similar) | Total = $0!!!!
Now on to the outfit… This whole dealio is basically from thredUP and if you haven’t checked it out yet, WHY. Gogogo. You still have a few days left to use my 35% off coupon code and free shipping!!! (..compared to getting free shipping when you spend $50.) Just enter CM35 at check out.

Our neighborhood has tons of stray cats. I sometimes put out food for them, but I think the coons have been eating it all.. Jerks.

That weekend was Second Saturday in Sacramento, which is a combination of an art walk/live music/markets/lots and lots of people, which my nervous/anxious self LOVES. There was this one band we saw play called YACHT. Have anybody heard of ’em? I haven’t, but the few songs they played I instantly liked.
That picture on the right there? The guy was holding a sign that said “all you are right now in this moment is enough” and it just got me right in the feels that I had to share..
Welp, seeya.

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Toofer (Two outfits in one)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
I miss 30 Rock.. 🙁 Moving on… with a tear.
Blazer: Modest Mob – $30 | Necklacec/o Max & Chloe | Tank: J.Crew c/o thredUP (similar) | Jeans: Gap via thredUP (similar) | Sneakers: Forever 21 – $10 (similar) | Total = $40

I wore this casual get-up a couple weekends ago when we had a sleepover at my in-laws’ house. We go there a few times each month and sometimes stay the night because it’s our second home…and they have a pool…and stocked fridge and pantry…and cable. It’s like, why did we leave again?? (To backtrack, we lived with them for a few months earlier this year while I was recovering from a C-section and so we’d have more time finding an apartment for our new family of tres.)

I realized right after I put this outfit on that I wore the same tank top and light blazer as I did here:

It just goes together, you know? And by “goes“, I mean that blazer is the lightest covering I have for this kind of weather. Come on…..FALL!
So I guess you can consider the outfit below as a casual after-church version??

K, moving on to the newest addition to my closet….these straight leg jeans. My very first pair. I’m calling them The New Boyfriend Jeans. They’re just as comfy but with a more fitted leg, so it doesn’t look like you’re actually wearing your boyfriend’s jeans. And they’re kind of my favorite right now and forever.

Hey! My thredUP code is still active! 35% off and free shipping for new customers when you use CM35.

Oh, and here are some pics of my baby in a hat because I couldn’t get enough of him on my Insta. <3

And some more. Story:  My father-in-law thrifted this tiny armchair and bought it for Grey!! It’s the perfect size for him to lounge and watch his Saturday morning cartoons once a month and demand his milk. Please tell me I’m not the only one who sees a future teenage Grey.. Someone stop time!!!! :(:( I’m not ready.

Pantsless no less.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! Try not to die in this heat. For me.

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Birthday Present by Melissa

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013

 Blazer: Forever 21 (similar) | Top: gift (similar) | Skirt: Madewell (similar) | FlatsTarget | Dog Tags: Army

For my birthday this year, I got a giggling phone call from my brother asking my size and then this top came in the mail a few weeks later. My family is a mixed bag of laughter/concern/pride in my joining the army. Admittedly, I was never planning on having an army print in my wardrobe (aside from my standard uniform). So this top presented itself as a challenge. My closet might have ended up all over the floor before I could figure out what to wear it with… Anyone else get those occasional clothing gifts that stump your fashion sense??


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Rawr

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013
T-shirt: Forever 21 – $4 | Belt: thrifted – $2 | Skirt: via thredUP – $1 | ShoesHush Puppies – $70 | Total = $77
I wore this a couple weekends ago when Chase and I were running errands and shopping. Now that this guy has a job with a business dress code, we’re starting to realize a work wardrobe solely based on H&M isn’t going to last very long. So we went to Nordstrom during their anniversary sale and bumped into an internet friend of mine, Kali!! She used to have a fashion blog and is a photographer in Stockton. We’ve been talking about getting together so it was so funny to see her out of the blue. She’s the sweetest and it was so great to finally meet her in person. Even Grey couldn’t get enough of her! 🙂

P.S. ThredUP gave me a coupon code to share with new customers. Enter CM35 at check-out to get 35% off and free shipping!! Or use this link to get $10 off your first purchase (no free shipping). Unfortunately, you can’t use both deals! The code expires at the end of the month so getitgetit.

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Puppy Chic by Rebecca

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
Top: Target (similar) | Skirt: DIY (similar) | Jacket: Zara (similar) | Sunglasses: RayBan (similar)

Grizz, the ever growing 10-week-old bullmastiff, was over on the other side of the yard doing what he does best (going to the bathroom) when he decided to join in the photo fest. So to those of you who love puppies, you’re welcome. Now you can stare at his cute face instead of studying the transparency of this skirt. And to those of you who don’t love puppies, I’m sorry. That must be a very sad existence.


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