OOTD: Blue, yellow, and floral (aka I miss business casual)

One of the hard things about my current mailroom job–aside from the sheer physical exhaustion–is that I don’t get to dress up. I’m on my feet all day, and the packages are not particularly clean, so I have to wear clothing that’s easy to move around in and that I don’t mind getting stained. This leaves me with a fairly small set of options.

It might seem like such a little thing, but I really miss the everyday, low-level dressing-up that comes with the office jobs I’ve had.

This outfit is from my last office temp job, in the registrar’s office at a university. It was near a lovely park that was perfect for taking outfit pictures on my lunch break.

Tank top and cardigan: Lane Bryant, skirt: vendor at a dance festival, shoes: Naot, necklace: So Good, earrings: CoupCoup Designs (aka my college friend Emily), hair flower: vendor at a local arts festival

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OOTD: rainbowliciousness, with bonus adorable animals

It’s funny how much more I feel like myself when I’m all decked out in pink and rainbow.

To most people, this would be a costume; for me, it’s what makes me feel most at home in my skin.

Tank top, shorts, and cardigan: Lane Bryant, tutu: Sisters of the Moon, sandals: Clark’s, headband: a toy store in Western MA, necklace: Kelsea Echo, bangles: Deb and Torrid

While taking these outfit pictures, I was lucky to run into not one, but two of my adorable furry neighbors!

This is Yuki, the fluffiest dog ever:

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Through Natalie (from Extra Large as Life)’s Twitter, I found out about a daily fashion challenge for the month of December called DAREcember. It sounded like fun, so I decided to give it a try!

I’ll post a roundup of my photos every week or so. Here are the first two:

1.) Pink lipstick


I used Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi, which is one of my favorites.

Also, I really enjoy those pink zipper earrings, and should wear them more often!

2.) Denim


Wearing this shirt reminded me that I need more yellow in my life. Next time I have money for clothes, I should forget about all the black and silver and purple things I’ve been ogling, and go for citrus-y colors instead.