The Greatest Show On Earth

If I were to join a freak show or circus (just go with me on this one), I already know exactly what talent I’d bring to the big top experience. Ok, I’m no lion tamer, I’d make a terrible bearded lady (unless the new definition of “bearded lady” is “faint, pubescent boy mustache”), and the trapeze is the absolute last place you’ll find me… (and no, blinding people with my paleness isn’t a talent… it’s a gift I give freely #yourewelcome). No, my special skill would be the magical elastic girl – twisting my body into shapes that apparently aren’t normal (if you only knew how many photos I haven’t used because I look like a broken doll human or fashionable demon in need of an exorcist…) and appearing taller than I actually am. Now, I’m not short, but there’s nothing like a nice vertical stripe to elongate the frame. It’s true! You know how some folks kvetch about how horizontal stripes make you look wider? Well, friend, if you take those horizontal stripes and flip ’em on their ear, you can visually tack on a vertical inch or two. Ok, fine, it’s not exactly a wild and crazy box office draw of a trick, but it’s still pretty cool, right?

Skirt: Victoria Beckham x Target

Crop top: Windsor (similar)

Heels: Target

Sunglasses: Charming Charlie

Gold spike bracelet: Audaviv (similar)

The Truth of The Matter Is…

Guys, this blogging thing is hard sometimes! While these are all outfits I love constructed from clothes I adore, sometimes I find myself trying to build a story and where sometimes there really just isn’t one. Believe me, I’m definitely not some kind of wunderkind who has it all figured out. I mean, we’ve all seen my senior photo, we knows this to be true (Haven’t seen it? It’s hidden somewhere in another post on this blog…Happy hunting!). I wish I could say that I was the kind of organized genius who knew exactly what they were doing when they planned their outfit, but I am just so not that person (in fact, I’m barely an outfit planning person). I’m much more of a toss open the closet doors and see where the mood takes me kind of gal. A fly-by-the-seat-of-your-fabulous-pants type, if you will. And to be completely honest? I like it that way. Sure, it means that sometimes (*cough* right now *cough*) I’m just a girl sitting in front of a blank computer screen, trying to will a post into existence. But you know what? 1) That creativity and spontaneity have led me to some pretty interesting choices that I never would have dreamed of making 5 years ago and 2) all those wild and crazy choices also help me cherish the quiet moments like this one. There are no bells and nary a whistle in sight – just a cardigan, a cami, cropped pants (which give me all sorts of feelings, but that’s a story for a different day), and a kickass pair of shoes.

Cardigan: Target (similar)

Cami: Express

Polka dot pixie pants: Old Navy (similar)

Necklace: Vintage

Oxfords: ModCloth (similar)