Remix, repeat, rewear… etc…

 I know, I know. I just wore this skirt… that is actually a dress. And I also said I probably wasn’t going to blog today. Well. It’s my blog, my rules. So there.

I keep forgetting that I was going to do the 30-for-30 challenge, which… I am going to do it once I start house-sitting next week, and I haven’t bought anything new since I decided not to spend my tips in August, but I think that I am rendering the “first” outfit of 30-for-30 to be null and void.

Oh well.

Guess how long it took me to shoot my outfit pictures today?

Five minutes.

Yep, you read that right. Five minutes was all I thought I had, so I set the timer to take 10 pictures consecutively, and I  made a wish that a few of them would turn out okay. Apparently, I get a little more kooky when I don’t have any time.

Yeah. I don’t really know. This one, too:

I’m not sure what’s going on with the leaning forward. I’m like the leaning tower of Pisa. Ready to topple at any moment.

And in half the pictures, I’d managed to cut off my toes:

But hey. At least the rest of me is well and present. Right?

It’s going to be one of those days where I’m going to wish that I hadn’t worn something so pretty to work,because the nice 70 degree weather outside renders the 5’x7′ workspace inside to be completely miserabl and broiling hot, despite the fan and the sea breeze.  And by the end of the day, I’ll be sweaty and gross. So I might change for work, then change back  into this once I get home. It happens a lot.

By the way, I was very, very excited that I can get my hair into a ponytail now! Ah! It’s getting longer. Finally.

Also, I was excited that I remembered to eat breakfast today.

Yes. It was as good as it looks. Or probably better. Oatmeal topped with a banana, some honey, and some half-n-half. Oh, and as usual… coffee. Best oatmeal combination I’ve made yet. It’s nice to have finally found a food I like to eat at breakfast time!

By the way (or not so by the way), I may have to do away with the outfit archives page, as it’s taking up some of my photo space and I’m kind of cheap (and poor) and don’t want to get a space upgrade. So if the outfit archives page suddenly disappears, that’s why.

I’d better go get ready for work (and finish packing for camping).

Have a beautiful weekend! I’ll see you on Monday.

Details: dress/skirt, given to me by a friend; shirt($2.50) and belt ($1.99), thrifted; shoes, too old to remember. Approximate outfit cost: $4.49


  • Demy

    Hi! 🙂 Ah yeah, packing! It’s 22.00 here and tomorrow at 8.00 I’m leaving as well 😀 Anyway, the outfit is SO pretty! The skirt’s a dress? ha! It looks awesome as a skirt and the top is prettyyy! Very retro-romantic! Love the shoes as well! Print mixing for the win! I can’t believe you took these gorgeous pics in only 5 minutes!!! WOW!!! I remember back when I was in Chictopia (that would be..4 months ago!), I needed more than 5 minutes to take decent pics lol! But yours came out greatly! Well, I guess it’s all about the model hahah! The breakfast looks DELICIOUS! Nah, I didn’t remember eating mine :S But I ate a pizza, does it count? 😛 😛
    Hope you have an awesome time! Byyyeee!!!

  • Sarah

    Every month for me is remix, repeat, rewear. I don’t know what I’d do if I had as many clothes as you do. I love your outfit today, so pretty! And the pictures were fun 🙂

  • Jamie Rose

    I love how you wore this dress as a skirt. Awesome mix of prints with the leopard print shoes and print on your dress. I love the quickly shot picture poses!

  • Mon H

    Why Mara?!, Why oh! Why art thou so pretty and fair in mine eyes, every time i sleep, its like the bringing together of a million winks, filled with thoughts of you basking in floral patterns and leopard prints. I fear that mine eyes shall yet behold all the finer prints in life, adorning your wonderful skin, hear ye, hear ye! for i am spent and withered from thoughts and endless anticipation of thine beautiful and glamorous manifestations upon this here pages brought abouts by wondrous machinations of the human mind. Forthwith, i shall leave thee to carry on with thy camping for i know deep in my heart, thou shalt return even with more boggling tales of awe and adventure in far away camping grounds. My wonderful Mara, my humble self bid thee Godspeed! and a safe return to this here lands afore mentioned, aye!!!

    • Mara

      Haha, that’s not what I said! I said the *nice* 70 degree weather outside makes the interior or my workspace to be unbearably hot, since it’s a small, enclosed space and I would guess that it gets to be about 90 degrees plus humidity with the espresso machine and steam wand. 🙂 I’m not saying 70 is hot at all. 70 is nice!

  • Maddie

    I love your shoes! Such a fan of leopard print. Also hooray for ponytails! It’s always an exciting moment after you chop your hair off. I’m thinking of growing my hair out again. Cue awkward hair lengths.