30 for 30, day 28. Insomnia.

06 Dec
The solid black tights under the lace pattern created such a nice effect

Pattern play

The scarf hung better once it settled

Sometimes, all this girl needs is a good outfit and the help of her old friend, Red Bull. I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to come back from a relaxing weekend trip out in nature feeling like you partied like a rock star. When I pull out the overnight bags for a leisurely visit under my eyes I want to have earned it, kind of like frequent flier miles. I suppose only being able to sleep four hours last night was technically earning it.

But I digress. What I really to share tonight is that I managed to run twenty-five of my forty minutes with my head looking to the left. No, not an easy feat. Not even comfortable. I’m sure it looked as awkward as it felt. Sweet move. Good thing I’m not single, that’s sure to be the kind of maneuver that wouldn’t get me the right kind of male attention. Sweaty and awkward.

With the tenacity of a mule I chose to outlast my cologne-laden treadmill compadre to my right. Good grief, man! You hit me like a scented tornado with what’s left of what you doused yourself with, oh, say, sometime about 12 hours ago? I pray never to have to sit in a cube next to you. Speaking of, I was once nominated at work to be the bearer of “less is more” news to a coworker who wore perfume with the enthusiasm of kid on Christmas day. Surely one of the least effective ways to make more friends at work.

Hey! Check out my tights-on-tights action. Super Gothic* and dark, especially against the hint of visible black lace from my slip. I threw on this over-sized scarf to really mess with your mind, (and to keep me warm.) When the light hits it just right you can see a metallic gold sheen over the colored areas. Subtle on subtle on subtle. But not really. The graphic print is pretty bold, the dress is short, the hair had volume. What more does this girl want?

And the whole thing was so comfortable. I was afraid I’d completely run out of remixes by now but I have to give myself a little sparkly cupcake sticker for this one.

Deets: Black boyfriend blazer/Urban Outfitters, grey kimono sleeve dress/Generation X, scarf/Marshall’s, black lace tights/Nordstrom’s, solid black tights/TJ Maxx, brown man-made suede boots/Munro, silver and mother-of-pearl cuff and ring/Lois Hill, black ginkgo earrings/Braindrops, black pearl necklace/gifted.

* I have Gothic creds from my youth with pictures to prove it and everything!


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  1. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    December 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Love the double tights. You look great

  2. silvergirl

    December 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    cool dress and I love the tights