Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I Know It’s Hard to Achieve, But Can’t a Girl Believe?

My pictures today make me look like I’ve been living hard, but really I’m just not sleeping well. It’s true what they say, you look better when you are well rested. I’ve had trouble sleeping for years now. I am one of those restless sleepers who wake up several times a night. To go to the bathroom, to worry, to think. I am not sure why. I’ve tried over the counter pills but so far it has never gotten bad enough to move to prescription pills. I have to be honest, those scare me!

December 1

We are supposed to get our first freeze tonight, so I broke out the over the knee socks. I actually tried wearing them with some chunky leather platform sandals, but just was not feeling it. I still really want to try that look, I just think I missed the mark this AM.

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That’s a scarf made to look like a vintage fox stole. I have always loved the look of vintage fox stoles, but they are…well…creepy. I am not a huge fur person. I had a mink once that I got for $20.00 at a thrift store, and it was really nice, but kind of gross. I know that makes no sense at all because I love any and all leather goods. But fur just gives me the willies.

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When I saw this on the front page of Etsy I just could not resist, even though it cleaned my paypal account right out. I’m hoping to open Love Erin Designs up again soon, but I just have not had the time yet.

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It has a little clip under its head, and you can clip it to its own tail, vintage style, but I clipped it to the jacket collar for today. I just thought it super cute and kind of funny to wear it on the jacket.

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A reader recently asked if there was a trick to layering necklaces, and I personally have a couple. One is that all the chains need to be different. Two necklaces made of the same chain tend to tangle really badly for me. Another is that the pendants need to fall at different lengths, even if just slightly, like with my diamond and talon necklaces, so that you can see each one. What are your tricks or tips for layering necklaces?

Jacket, Bona Drag
Dress, Temperly for Target
Leggings, Target
Socks, Target
Boots, Steve Madden
Foks, celapiu at Etsy
Talon necklace, Talonalia
Diamond Necklace, gift


Sal said...

Another bloggy friend JUST posted that self-same foxy stole yesterday. It's darling!

Hannah said...

So cute! I love the thickness of your over the knee socks!

Have you ever tried acupuncture? I know quite a few people who it has really helped :)

Lola said...

That scarf is ridiculously cute! (Though I have to admit, at very first glance I was like "What the heck is that dog thing on her neck?!")

Wear Necessities said...

Cute scarf, love it!! I need a good pair of flat boots like you have! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

K said...

I love the scarf! :)


Audi said...

So cute! I love the socks over the tights.

If you ever figure out the secret to reliably getting a good night's sleep, be sure to share it! I go through bouts of insomnia every so often and it makes me look like I got punched in both eyes.

Stephanie N. said...

Haha, it's so tongue-in-cheek! Too funny. You pull it off well.

Lisa said...

Cute stole! I love the socks over tights look as well. I've been considering doing that as it's getting chillier.

I can not layer necklaces to save my life, but I'll try your different types of chain idea. Maybe that will help.

Kyla said...

I love those boots and the scarf is super cute! Hope you get some better shut eye soon! We've got a crime to solve :)

myedit said...

That scarf is brilliant! So clever and warm and cute too...

Layla said...

LOVE the jacket and the fox!! :)

Thanks for the tips on necklaces too!

Abut insomnia - there is A LOT of info online, from too hot room/blankets that can be causing it, melantonin cycles - like if you're not outside on fresh air/sunlight enough, or if you have too 'active' hobbies before sleeping (like internet!) or too bright light! (It actually makes a difference!)

Have you checked out any possible food sensitivities too?

Clare said...

This outfit IS MY FAVORITE EVER (so much so that I had to yell the last half of that sentence). Everything about it is crazy perfect.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

That scarf is so cute. Love the jacket with the dress.

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Lorena said...

Foxy scarf... so cute !

BAM said...

ah!! I saw something like that on Etsy the other day and was thinking about buying it.

It's fantastic! I love it!


BAM said...

I was too distracted by the foks...sorry about the lack of sleep.

That was me last week, but I think this week is starting to improve. My sleep cycle seems to get screwed up with my monthly cycle (go figure, another pain in the butt related to THAT).

You didn't mention it, but one thing that I do is NO caffiene after lunch. It's pretty obvious, but a lot of people don't realize that a coke at 2pm can mess up sleep at 10pm.


Jodie said...

You shoudl get stripy/patterned over the knee socks as well - I feel like they are a you item.

Anonymous said...

omg.. The Foks is fabulous, how cute! Love your knee socks and this entire ensemble is stellar.