embracing the delicate

I’m not the most graceful person in the world. I’m not a klutz, but you would never be able to tell that I was a dancer for fourteen years…if you consider the word dancer pretty broadly (one class a week, a few competitions here and there, but that’s about it).

I don’t dress “gracefully” either. I wear either neutrals or bold colors, pastels really aren’t my thing (my mom wasn’t happy when I showed up with boots to wear with my Easter outfit last year). Not to mention the t-shirts I love so much.

Sidenote 1: One way to get rid of your Mets t-shirts is by having the Mets trade away your favorite players. Or by having those players get suspended for punching people in the face. Or by having those players get injured and never return. It’s an efficient way to clean out your closet.

At any rate, I noticed that a lot of the spring and summer trends for this year were more on the delicate side. Yes, there are bright skinny jeans, but there is also a bunch of lace. There are in-your-face colors like tangerine, but also softer hues like mint. Summer dresses in stores are soft chiffon, rather than cotton. And crazily enough, I found myself liking said delicate things! Me! Delicate! The girl who has the mouth of a sailor when she’s watching her hockey team screw up their shot at winning a game in regulation. The girl that hates romcoms and anything else with Katherine Heigl.

Sidenote 2: I’m aware that disliking Katherine Heigl as an actor, or person, is common and not mutually exclusive of delicate. Sorry, Katherine.

So my March purchases are a bit on the delicate side (with one exception, of course, because I’m full of surprises). And the best part? Since I needed to return something I got for my birthday, and had a giftcard from Christmas (I love stocking up on those damn giftcards), my total out of pocket cost so far this month? Fifty bucks. Boom.

I haven’t received one of the items yet, since HauteLook takes a million years to process shipments (that’s fine, their stuff is a steal), but I did get a fair amount of shopping done at H&M:

Shorts, $17.95 (they don’t have blue on the site)
Dress, $29.95
Skirt, $19.95 (couldn’t find it on the site either)

Lace! Flowers! Sheer fabrics! I’ll be unrecognizable this summer…remember when I used to take outfit photos? I will start that up again, promise.

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hello, stranger

Long time no post.

I think the crazy New York weather is really strangling my fashion creativity. In case you aren’t up-to-date on the NY Metro area weather, it’s been, well, spring. Almost summer, but still winter. One day it will be a pleasant and sunny high-60s, the next day it’s in the 40s. We had some wicked fog this weekend, but then the sun shines through. All of this makes it really hard to pick out clothes that are practical but fun at the same time. Not to mention that half of my friends/family/coworkers/acquaintances have been getting sick from all of the¬†meteorological leapfrog.

Anyway. So no glimpses into my outfits, because I’ve often found myself changing two or three times before I leave for work, and then when I get home I’ve been busy with various other things (and changing out of my uninspired outfits).

Didn’t I say this whole thing would be easier if I could Instagram the crap out of my day? But alas, the smartphone is still “coming soon”.

Other things that have kept me busy: figuring out the rest of my life.¬†Aka when I am finishing grad school. Originally I planned on going back in the fall for my last two classes, but I just don’t feel like taking the whole summer off just to go back for a few classes. So I’ve finagled not only a summer class at my school (with tricky scheduling and some fragmented vacation days), but an online class that I’m hopefully transferring in. Which means I’ll be done with my Masters in July, instead of December. Sweet!

In other news, I’ve been chosen as a People Mag StyleWatch Style Hunter, how cool is that? I’m quite humbled and excited that little old me was on the list. Sounds like I may have some cool samples and sneak peeks coming down the pike, so keep an eye out.

Finally, I’ve had my pinterest for over a year now but I never linked to it, so here:

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I’m trying to make sure I provide proper credit to those I pin, but if you see one that doesn’t have it, let me know and I’ll send you to the source!