Faux Skirts

I’ve decided that I’m very much a dresses and skirts kind of girl.  Don’t get me wrong, I definitely wear pants, but I love the easy freeness of throwing on a dress or the flowiness of a skirt.  Lately, I’ve been into wearing faux skirts, as in wearing something over a dress so that it looks like a skirt.

sweater, dress- forever 21, tights, shoes- target
black cardigan, red sweater, dress- forever 21, tights, shoes- target

I was looking up thrift stores in town because I haven’t yet done any thrifting since I’ve been home and apparently there’s this great consignment/antique store downtown.  I definitely plan to check it out today or tomorrow!

Also, I started a new knitting project, a late Christmas present for my godmother.  It’s a red ruffley scarf (I’ll put up pictures when I’m finished) and hopefully I can finish it soon so I can give it to her before the new year!  Do you guys have any late Christmas presents that you haven’t yet given to the giftee?

Casual Pants Sunday

First of all, I’d like to share that – woot!  It’s finally sunny here!  When I’m lounging around on the weekend, I don’t usually get too fussy with my outfits and I throw on a casual top and pants.  Then if I need to run out and grab something, I just put on some shoes and I’m ready to go!

cardigan, top (underneath), necklace, shoes- forever 21, jeggings- plato’s closet
top- plato’s closet, pants- forever 21, boots- GoJane

Christmas yesterday was very chill and enjoyable.  My brothers woke me up (as usual), we opened presents, lounged about, stuffed our faces, and watched movies.  I think I was successful with my gifts this year.  I gave my mom and dad a photo calendar with pictures of our family in the various months,  I gave my sister a beginner knitter’s “survival kit” because she has just taken up knitting (which I’m really excited about!) and I gave my brothers one of those videocameras like the Flip.  They all seemed to really like their presents, which made me happy.  :)  I want to hear all about your Christmas!  How did you spend the day?

Also, update on the Forever 21 nail polish that I mentioned a couple posts ago.  I’ve had it on my nails since Wednesday and it has barely chipped (this is without even doing any touch-ups with a top coat).  There are only little tiny chips at the top of the nail, which you don’t even really notice unless you are looking for them, and one tiny chip on my index finger.  So far, it is holding up really well, much better than the $1 nail polish that I’m used to!

Gray Days

Continuing my series of old outfits, these two outfits are really weather appropriate in the sense that all the gray matches the sky outside.  It still hasn’t stopped raining here.

cardigan, grey dress, braided belt, tights- forever 21, sweater dress- rave, boots- thom brown, flats- target

Also, I bought a new nail polish from Forever 21.  I don’t know about the quality yet because this is my first time using one of their polishes, but I love the color.  It is a deep green, like a forest green.

Yesterday, I got a chance to see Black Swan and I loved it!  I know I’ve seen a good movie when the movie ends and they turn the lights back on and I’m a bit dazed because I was so engrossed in the movie and it takes me a second to remember where I am.  From the costumes to the music to the plot, I thought it was well worth the $5 bucks I paid.  I say, go see it if you haven’t already!

Tonight I’m going to a mini-reunion with some of my friends from high school.  I’m still close with my good friend who organized the get-together, but I haven’t seen or spoken to most of the other guys since we graduated, which was more than 3 years ago!  I’m just hoping it won’t be too awkward…