What I Wore Today


It’s all about the squares and circles today.  I think I got a C in geometry in high school, which was kind of devastating.  It’s OK now.

Dress: vintage 70’s, thrifted from my neighborhood Goodwill; Necklace: vintage 70’s, from Costume Delights in Bloomington; Boots: Lauren Ralph Lauren, gift from my bro; Earrings: Target; Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry on Durant; Tights: Capezio from SF Dancewear.

Photos by Mark at Dwinelle Hall.


I was attracted to the super-bold graphic print and color combo, and then when I tried it on it totally reminded me of that show Swingtown from a few years ago.  It was set in 1976 suburban Chicago, and the costuming was compelling, especially for Trina, the sassy neighborhood swinger.  This is totally a Trina dress.  (Note to the husband: I have no interest in swinging.)

  • Dress: JCP
  • Hella big shoes: Gee WaWa, from 6pm.com
  • Necklace: Macy’s
  • Belt: Metro Park
  • Earrings: The Icing
  • Sunglasses: ?

Photos by Sandy at Durant Hall.

True to Myself

I ran into my friend Mona yesterday, who said she noticed that since I started my new job, my outfits seem a little more conservative.  Although I haven’t consciously been dressing more subdued, I think she’s right!  Like maybe I’ve been thinking I have to slowly ease into my new environment before I bust out the color explosion.  So Wednesday was the day.

  • Pants & pumps: Hot Topic
  • Dress as tunic: Avon Fashions, ca. 1991!
  • Jacket: H&M
  • Bracelets: F21, yard sale, JC Penney, thrifted all over, Aldo Accessories
  • Choker: Limbo Lounge
  • Earrings: thrifted
  • Sunglasses: Tsering Jewelry on Durant

Photos by Althea near Dwinelle Hall.

Near and Far

Up close, I love this outfit because of the intricate geometric pattern throughout and on the borders. You might notice I echoed the theme with my jewelry, and I was especially excited about this cube necklace, which I’ve never had a need for before today.

But from far away, I look like Ellie May at the hoedown, as the geometric pattern turns into gingham and my tiered skirt looks so do-si-do.  Not that there’s anything wrong with square dancing, it’s just not what I was feeling.

  • Skirt and top: TJ Maxx
  • Shoes: 9 West
  • Cream bracelet and octagon earrings: thrifted
  • Cube necklace: The Icing
  • 90’s choker: Claires
  • Sequined bracelets: Aldo Accessories
  • Tights: Capezio from SF Dancewear

Photos by Natalie around Dwinelle Hall.  I’m kind of excited to be around all the theater and dance majors!