Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thirty days hath November.

I bought this coat to match a pair of grey shoes. It's by XOXO and seems rather 80's-ish to me because the shoulders are a bit squared. I might alter that once I know my way around my new sewing machine. The fur is fake, but it's still very warm, which I totally need to make it through a Boston winter.

I look scared.

Love these buttons.

And underneath...

I'm having a bad face day. And I don't know if that skirt is supposed to be that wrinkled, but that's how I bought it.

I need a haircut ASAP.

Shirt: Gadzooks (From back when it had its own label.)
Vest: Gadzooks (Ditto.)
Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: Target
Shoes: Carriage Court
Coat: XOXO, eBay

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tasty newness!

I have a new camera!! It's this pretty baby:

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My boyfriend bought it for me on Wednesday for no apparent reason. In a couple of days or so, you'll be seeing new pictures from this camera, I hope. Once I get time to play around with it and learn how to use it, I'll make the switch. I decided against saving for an even fancier camera. I can't justify buying a more expensive camera because with my track record of destroying a camera every year or two, it's not a risk I'd be wise to take.

But oh, 10x optical zoom and manual modes? Good enough for me! The camera I'm surviving with now has a 10x optical zoom, but no image stabilizer and limited options, which makes it essentially useless. It's cool looking, though.

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I also ordered myself a new hair straightener. Can't wait until that comes!!

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Feeling flabby...

I've got work very shortly, and the dress code is: a black or white shirt and black or khaki bottoms. I prefer not to wear white and don't really like khakis either, so I'm always dressed in all black for work. I have loads of black clothes, but when I'm not at work, it's hard to catch me wearing solid black from head to toe.

That being said, I definitely ate way too much yesterday. I went to my boyfriend's family's for Thanksgiving and ate more than I should have on account of my feeling like I should pile my plate a mile high. But that's how that goes. So I figured, what better day to wear all black than the day after a Thanksgiving feast where its slimming effect is practically crucial?

Lately I've been retreating to the basement to shoot my outfits. Gritty.

Please excuse my utter neglect for my hair today. It's raining and I don't care.

It's a rare occasion that I find a bracelet small enough for my wrists. I really liked this clasp, too.

Shirt: I forget.
Cardigan: The Limited
Skirt: Thrifted
Belt: H&M
Tights: Via Spiga
Scarf: H&M or Target, I forget which.
Bracelet: Thrifted
Shoes: H&M

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

This dress was one of my most recent eBay finds. It's not vintage, and I paid just under retail for it. I wouldn't say that's exactly living the eBay dream, but I had a craving for cream/off-white lace and this one is Jovovich-Hawk for Target.

I don't mean to brag, but I am the reigning queen of red eye.

I am most assuredly a details person. Can't you tell?

My legs are thanking me, because I've started pulling out my thicker tights. These ribbed bamboo ones are only slightly thicker than normal ones, but they're warmer for sure.

Dress: Jovovich-Hawk for Target
Cardigan: Forever 21
Brooch: Thrifted
Tights: I forget, but I do remember that they're made of bamboo!
Bag: Icing
Shoes: Dollhouse

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My go-to color combination is red and black.

I'd like to apologize in advance, but here and there, I will reprise a Stylemob outfit until they're all used up.

I'm not crazy about jackets with 3/4 sleeves, but this one was too cute (and too cheap!) to pass up.

I bought my monocle necklace, which you'll see below, at the Marc Jacobs store on Newbury Street in Boston recently. I'd been working just across the street and a coworker wanted to stop in. Needless to say I didn't walk out empty-handed.

I have little woodland creatures at my feet and a boat behind me. I get so squinty in any kind of light.

Doctor, doctor?

This made my boyfriend laugh. We act like we're five.

Just recently, my friend finally helped me to realize my affinity for bows.

Jacket: Kohl's
Shirt: Kohl's
Jeans: Express
Boots: Aldo
Bag: H&M
Necklace: Marc Jacobs
Earrings: Don't remember.
Hair bow: Claire's

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dressed like I'm 14 again.

This hoodie in the style of a motorcycle jacket sent me into a panic when I saw it. I'd been looking for a similar jacket since 2005, and when I saw this on Wet Seal's website, I literally wanted to jump through my monitor and grab it. I went to order it, and they didn't have my size. It was late, past the time when stores normally close, so I had to wait until the next day to run to the store and pray it was in stock. I couldn't sleep. But fortunately, the next morning I found one at the store near me and took it home. Lucky me, I love it.

And the reason I wanted the jacket so bad? Mikey Way circa 2005. Back in the day when I was just a baby and listened to My Chemical Romance, their bassist had this killer jacket with an asymmetrical zipper that I completely flipped for. See:

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It's all his fault. Mine's not quite as awesome and I'm not sure if I'm feeling those shorts any more - their saving grace is that they're tweed - but whatever. Check my basement:

It's a little strange with my boobs, though.

Sometimes when I go to accessorize, things get ridiculous.


This hat was custom-made for me by PinkFrostingTreats on Etsy. I wanted one of her cat ear hats to add some cheer to the upcoming freezing cold days. Check her hats out, she's a sweetheart.

Jacket: Wet Seal
T-shirt: Charlotte Russe
Shorts: Walmart
Tights: Five Below
Hat: Etsy
Scarves: Can't remember.
Sunglasses: Five Below
Bag: H&M
Booties: Kohl's

Monday, November 24, 2008

Turquoise and purple. Oh, and navy.

I know almost nobody is reading this just yet because I haven't put myself out there. I feel like I should have a few more entries under my belt, then hopefully I'll be able to get the word out about my blog.

The inspiration for today's outfit was ripped straight from H&M's fall color combinations. If you've worked in an H&M store lately (which I did for two weeks before I decided I'd rather keep my old job. Whoops.) or are even somewhat observant, you'll have noticed these colors being stuck together all over the store. I think they go together quite nicely. My wonderful boyfriend accompanied me and bought both the skirt and top I'm wearing as gifts. Bless him for encouraging me to go shopping with him.

Evidently I can't make pleasant faces when I'm cold.

You'll rarely see the glasses, unless I forget to take them off.

Hi, my name is Lizbeth and I never brush my hair.

After I knocked my tripod over.

Top: H&M
Blazer: Rave
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Tights: Thrifted
Bag: Gift
Scarf: Target
Shoes: Aeropostale
Glasses: For Eyes

Sometimes eBay makes me so sad.

I wish I hadn't blown so much of my paycheck on four pairs of shoes this time around because of this lovely little dress:

I guess I can be consoled by the fact that it's much too big for me anyway. If it's your size, you can get it from goldlionvintage on eBay if you haven't already spent all your money like I did, though.

I've actually seen three different variations of this dress in the past month. I can always hope there'll be another.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Autumn coloring in a little thrifted dress.

This outfit is kind of shapeless, but that sweater is so, so warm. Just something I threw on after work to go out for ice cream. And then I took a nap. If I was to venture a guess, I'd say this dress is probably from the late 80's or so.

I definitely don't look down my nose at anyone or anything when it comes to buying cheap. These $10 Walmart shoes? Fine by me!

Dress: Thrifted
Cardigan: Forever 21
Tights: eBay
Bag: Can't remember!!
Shoes: Walmart

Friday, November 21, 2008

Blah blah blah blah blah

Sorry it's taken me a few to get myself situated. I've been sick and kind of camera shy because of it, but I think I'm ready to get posting now. Here is my very first outfit du jour!

I don't know how I feel about big, flowy blouses just yet, but I'm giving them a go. I walked by this blouse about 10 times at Target on various trips before finally giving in to its charm. I rather do like the little details of it, I guess. Plus, this shirt is grandma-approved. I love when she comments on what I'm wearing, whether good or bad.

Blouse: GO International for Target
Bird cage necklace: Handmade, using a thrifted chain and an old toy.
Skirt: Mum's hand-me-downs
Tights: eBay
Shoes: Apostrophe

Monday, November 10, 2008

Under the radar so far...

Hello, hello.

I've started this blog in an effort to become more adept at finding great, unique stuff, and, more importantly, at dressing myself up quite nicely in the process. I've been slowly discovering eBay, vintage, and everything that style blogging has to offer. At some point in the future, I'd also like to make an effort at learning to take more interesting pictures. But I'll take it one step at a time.

A few words about myself: My name is Lizbeth, I'm a 21-year-old journalism student from Salem, Massachusetts, which places me roughly 15 miles north of Boston. I'm cheap. I'm eclectic. And I'm new to this, so thank you for bearing with me.