Day 18 of 30, Post-Vacation Blues

It takes me a bit of time to readjust after going away.  Needless to say, I love having a full weekend after I get back from somewhere, but I'll settle for a day.  Something that allows me to re-clean the house, make sure I really did get rid of everything gross in the fridge, do laundry and unpack.  Although, given that time I will spend half of it reading and feeling guilty about not accomplishing more.  Coming back from Thanksgiving first thing in the morning on Monday seems now like it was a terrible decision, and I sit here and make a sad face and think about how I should have flown back on Saturday so that I had time to clean, pack, etc.  On the other side of it (before coming home) it was wonderful decision, because it gave me extra time to spend with family, friends, and go downtown with the bf.  Realistically, the time I spend at home is brief, whereas I have plenty of time in Houston, even if it doesn't always feel like that, so no regrets, even when I think about all the packing I need to do over the next couple weeks (while still accomplishing things at work).  Fortunately, I've already finished up some data work for my PIs grant, and I don't have a last minute committee meeting hanging over my head, but all the same I didn't want to spend a terrible amount of time on getting ready in the morning and threw on some easy separates with flats- nothing radical, just getting dressed.

On the other hand, it's good to be a bit frivolous and silly sometimes, right?  So for fun I threw a "capelet" on over everything to snap a few shots. This might look vaguely familiar from my 30x30 picks-it's actually a skirt that I haven't worn yet that I thought I'd try on in an unconventional manner.  I'm not sure if I'd be willing to wear this out in public, but with enough confidence, anything's workable, right?

Outfit: Skirt: Target, Shirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Gilt, Shoes: Wanted via Delias, Skirt as Cape, Belt: Ruche, Bracelet: Grandmother's

In an unrelated note, Happy Chanukah!

And in an even more unrelated note, I have started listing (and plan to list more in the next couple of days) items to sell on Smashion, which is a up and coming marketplace site.  In light of the 30x30 and my impending move, I'm trying to get rid of some of the things in my closet- namely clothes that I adore, but have been hanging up unworn in my closet because they don't fit well or I couldn't return it- it's a fair bit of Modcloth, with some Urban Outfitters/Anthro.  I thought I would put up a badge on the blog in case anyone who's been visiting here was interested.  I love the idea of taking the middle man out of the resale equation in an effort to benefit both the buyer and seller, plus I'm hoping to move things out in a timely manner (before I decide to snatch them back for myself), so I'm certainly open to negotiation.  I can be reached at, and my Smashion items can be found here.  And fellow 30 for 30ers, feel free to email me about reserving an item until after the challenge- I wouldn't want anyone to break their ban!


  1. Look at you-so motivated! Also, for not putting effort into it, you certainly came up with an adorable outfit. I love that blue skirt on you-the color suits you and the style is very "you". I totally believe that you could pull that skirt off as a cape-thingy; after all, I didn't even realize it was a skirt in this picture (although that may not mean much since I'm not the most fashion-educated person in the world)! Cute flats too! All in all, I am once again impressed. :)

  2. Heehee, I wouldn't have known the capelet was a skirt if you hadn't said anything! I think it adds some fun extra dimensions to that outfit.

  3. That skirt as capelet is genius! I hear you on needing an extra bit of time to readjust to being home and being back on a schedule after a vacation. Sadly, it almost never seems to work out that way.

  4. A skirt as a cape. Wowzers. That is clever and looks great, too. One of the most original things I've seen in the challenge!

    The Auspicious Life

  5. Thanks guys! Now that it's gotten blogging world approval, I might have to try it out in the real world at some point. It just wouldn't be very practical for school (not that I dress super practical).