Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I found this shirt buried deep in a suitcase. I know that it came into my life when I was living in Olympia, but I would be hard pressed to tell you whether it is something I bought for myself or whether it was a gift from a well meaning roommate. As you can see, it could do with a bit of taking in at the side seams, but I really love the pattern (it reminds me of wheat) so I think a little altering would be worth the effort. You would think after the last two weeks, I would never want to look at these boots again, but apparently not, as this picture proves.

Monday, September 28, 2009

One of the advantages of not working as much anymore is that I can wear nice shoes without having to spend eight hours standing in them.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I keep getting emails and messages from people who, based on my last post, are not sure if I'm back in The States or not. Well, I'm here and settling in to my new life of underemployment.

The shoes are new (they are from Office, my absolute favorite place to buy shoes), but everything else is not.

I put this T-shirt on because it was the only thing at hand that I was sure I had not worn already this year. At this point I either need to go into the deep storage and find some more Summer clothing, or the weather needs to cool down considerably. Actually, everything I'm wearing here (except possibly the socks) is new to the garment thread. But let's go back to the T-shirt shall we? I bought it at Disneyland during the 40th anniversary year of the Enchanted Tiki Room (the writing on the shirt pretty much gives this away). At one point in the day I was wondering why I ever purchased it, because I seem to remember it being a choice between the shirt and a limited edition Shag print. If I had to make that choice again today, I would own one less T-shirt. The jeans are new ones that I purchased on my recent trip from . . . yes, that's right, The Gap. For some reason the jeans from the U.K. Gap fit me much better than the ones from the U.S. Gap. I think this probably is due to the fact that they have different design teams for the U.S. and the European markets. The shoes are Miss Sixty which I picked up at T.K. Maxx.

This is a rather "barefoot and pregnant" dress (though I would like to make clear that I am neither in this picture). I bought it at for £4 at the Urban Outfitters in Belfast. Travel tip: don't bother with that particular shop. The UO in Belfast is by far the worst I have ever set foot in. I think the dress will look considerably better when I pair it with tights or leggings.

Friday, September 25, 2009

some holiday snaps

I had some very ambitious plans for posting here during my holidays (please refer to my entry for 7 September). Ultimately these failed to materialize. I did make a bit of an effort to keep up with my outfits, though for the most part my holiday ended up being a holiday from this blog as well. Here is a sampling of my recent trip (thanks go out to Mr. B. for snapping a few of these and to R. for dropping me off and photographing me at the airport)

I'm practically disappearing into that Saul Bass poster here (check out the blue scrunch socks).

In the Lynchian car park of the Victoria Center Belfast. (I was sad that night because I had just lost the button off this Comme des Garcon coat).

Downtown Ardara

New Burberry coat

I didn't leave the house that day.

Check-in LAX
As these pictures illustrate, I only wore one pair of boots for the last two weeks.

Monday, September 21, 2009

a vintage holiday look

Hello there readers! I've been holidaying in sunny Northern Ireland (actually that would be Northern Ireland and the North of Ireland) far from accessible wireless services. My dear friend Mr. B. has been kind enough to allow me use of his computer, but I feel it would be poor manners indeed to start uploading pictures of myself onto it (and we may as well be honest with each other - I would have no idea how to go about doing so even if I wanted to). I have however, been snapping away and will share those pictures with you when I get back to my regular base of operations. In the meantime, here is one from the archives. This is me lunching on a tasty sandwich in Venice Italy. I am basically wearing every article of clothing I had brought with me because it was so freezing and I am such a bad packer.

Monday, September 7, 2009

First off, please let me apologize for being a bit remiss lately in documenting and posting my daily outfits. For most of you reading this it will not be news when I tell you that I have quit my long term job and am getting ready for a bit of international travel. For the next few weeks, things here at the garment thread are going to be in flux. I plan on continuing to post while away, but for obvious reasons I may not be introducing you to many new items. I'm also thinking of changing the format a wee bit. Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New haircut. I am really not feeling it at the time this picture was taken.

The following two pictures were snapped by my dear friend (and now successor to my illustrious job) Mr. K.

I was a bit disappointed that I wore this Quicksilver shirt to my last night of work. I had really hoped to go for something a little more extravagant. (I'm covering my face here because in this picture it is 3:00 am and I am a bit the worse for wear)

Here I am hanging out at work after hours. My ex-boyfriend bought me this shirt. It is from Matthew Williamson's Debenhams line. Lucky for me my ex has excellent taste in women's clothing.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This is a tank top that I am very glad I haven't gotten rid of yet. It originally belonged to my Great Aunt and was just what I needed today when I found it laying on my bedroom floor. That said, I'll probably pass it along to the Goodwill soon as it's not exactly a top that makes my heart sing when I put it on. I'm not sure if I've worn the sweater before, but it is from Urban Outfitters.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Like everybody else, I thought "I can totally make that on my own" when looking at the ring necklaces that have been featured in the fashion magazines of late. So here I am, highlighting nearly every ring I own (the rest of the outfit was pretty dull).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I bought this dress at H&M for £1.99 (probably because it was £1.99) back in 2001. It has served me well since then.