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I had to take these at night so I did need to tinker with the exposure and effects a bit.

If you follow my fashion board on Pinterest then you may know that I was coveting this gorgeous Rachel Zoe Caftan for a while prior to actually buying it. It’s even more awesome in person than I’d expected.

Luxe Rachel Zoe Embroidered V-Neck Caftan-eBay, white satiny barrette-The Dollar Tree, blue necklace-Crystalline Dreams, oversize pink floral ring-Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, cream slip (no tag)-thrifted, Predictions boots-thrifted

I wore this when I went to watch Wanderlust recently. It’s so funny BTW, check out this post for my review. I’m also wearing it in the video. I think that it’s more flattering in photos than on camera though.

I may be channeling Mr. Burns in this one.

If you plan to get one in the future or other items from Zoe’s line for QVC I recommend checking out the comments for sizing info. This caftan ran very large. Some mentioned sizing down but others said that if you were busty (the commenter was a C, also my size) that you should go with your normal size. According to the chart I needed a medium so I ordered the cream caftan, also gorgeous, but even when I tied it as tight as possible it was still too large for me. I decided to exchange it for a small. Then an eBay seller had it half price in a XS (measurements were listed that sounded like they’d work for me). So I bought that and canceled the original order. The XS fits perfectly. Her line offers these in sizes XXS-1X. You’re definitely going to want to size down. It also comes in purple and teal as well as the black and cream. I still plan on getting the cream in the future.

I really adore this caftan. It’s the first caftan I’ve owned and now I want to collect them. It’s like a dress meets a nightgown. So it’s comfy and pretty. I know it’s immature but I feel like a princess in it. My sister said it reminds her of a geisha. I can see that in the pics.

I paired it with a long cream slip (you can skip it at home if you want but it’s a bit sweaty so I still wear one), my pretty necklace from Crystalline Dreams, a fun barrette, an oversize ring and some boots. Yes, I’ve been wearing my lovely caftan on a semi-regular basis since then. It’s fun out and about or on the couch.

Rachel Zoe looking fab in her Luxe Rachel Zoe Embroidered V-Neck Caftan for QVC


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Zoe Free
Zoe Free by missemmamm featuring buckle boots

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Yes, I’ve posted an OOTD of me in this dress before but I think that pairing it with the hat gives it a different look. Speaking of the hat, I bought this during the Missoni for Target madness but there’s like never a good time to wear it. I love how it looks and it’s fun to wear. The problem is that it’s so large and floppy that I can’t really see. So I felt like that pretty much made it unsuitable for going most places, to see a movie, out to eat, shopping, etc. I wore it shopping recently anyway. As a bonus it was very windy that day so I had to keep clutching it so it wouldn’t blow off my head.

Missoni for Target Felt Floppy Hat-Target, Jovovich-Hawk for Target Chiffon Dot Print Dress-eBay, Miley Cyrus & Max Azria faux leather bomber jacket-Walmart, chain necklace-Dots, Xhilaration leggings-Target, Bongo Honor Cowboy Boot-Kmart

This look is pretty simple other than that. I did feel a bit like a witch in this hat dress combo. It reminded me of the song Witchy Woman when it was featured in that episode of Seinfeld when Elaine chooses it as her song. There would be a clip of it included but I can’t locate one, darn!

I’m (possibly) getting to arty with these. Ah, that’s my modeling side wanting to break through. I really need to do a new photo set soon.

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Witchy Woman


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Last week it started snowing one night so I thought the next day would be perfect for some outdoor outfit photos.

Sofia by Sofia Vergara Shawl Collar Wrap Sweater-Kmart, C&C California tank dress-thrifted, Attention scarf-Kmart, Xhilaration leggings-Target, Bongo Women's Honor Cowboy Boot-Kmart, Baby Phat corset style wide elastic belt-Beyond the Rack, floral ring-Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, cat ring-CTB's Closet

I had just snagged that Sofia Vergara sweater I’d been coveting. Kmart was having a huge sale and there was one left. It was a size smaller than I’d planned on getting but the only difference was it’s a bit more boobaliscious than the next size up. I also included these awesome boots that I scored at Kmart. I have a bunch of thrifted boots that I wear all of the time but I really wanted a new pair (that I didn’t have to worry about the heel popping off of). They are cowboy boots but to me they really seem like a cross between cowboy and motorcycle boots. So that makes them a bit more interesting. I’ve been wearing these often since I bought them. They’re perfect for winter.

I decided to layer my sweater over a cotton tank dress and leggings. To give all of that black a little pop I added a floral scarf. Plus I incorporated a corset style elastic belt for shaping. It came with a bubble coat that I wear often but I don’t really care for wearing belts over coats. To finish the look I added a couple of rings.

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Winter Lady



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Last month I picked up a couple of great deals and I finally got around to wearing them last week. I found this cute striped top at Kmart. I loved Kristen Wiig’s striped top that she wore during the plane scene in Bridesmaids (as seen below). However I didn’t go looking for a similar top as something that boxy would not flatter my figure. I have seen similar styles offered from StyleMint but I couldn’t justify spending $30 on a tee shirt that might not even fit me well. When I saw this on the clearance rack at Kmart I thought it probably wouldn’t look great on me but why not try it on since I was there? I actually found it really cute. I felt a French vibe when I put it on. I think many associate stripes with France, not just me, (see also, the time Carrie went to France on Sex and the City, below).

Route 66 top-Kmart, Lyon Bag-ShoeDazzle, faux pearl and fabric necklace-Body Central, snake ring-Big Lots, black Bongo jeans-Kmart, Missoni for Target pumps-Target

Plus I found these adorable Missoni for Target pumps on sale at Target. They were 70% off. When the line was released I limited myself to two pieces so I passed these by even though I dug them. I considered going with some cowboy boots for this look but I really love these so I’ll do that next time.

I usually wear a bag out before I move on to the next one. So even though I bought this Lyon bag from ShoeDazzle last summer I hadn’t started using it until last week. It’s so cute. Then I added some skinny jeans, a faux pearl and fabric necklace and a snake ring. It’s a simple, casual look but I dug it.

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French Wiig


French Wiig by missemmamm featuring super skinny jeans


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Well as Ted would say on How I Met Your Mother “the thing about New Year’s Eve is that it sucks”.

Betsey Johnson Evening Dress-eBay, Smart and Sexy bra-Walmart, Temptress by ShoeDazzle pumps

This year I was friendless (not unusual) and feeling ill. However I know from past experience that if I don’t leave my house on NYE I will be super depressed and down on myself for not trying. I live in the middle of nowhere. Most bars were closed. They do this sometimes on major holidays to avoid the sloppy drunks who may damage their bar or cause a fight. I had 2 choices-the fun gay bar in town or a bus trip to Wheeling Island Casino. The problem with the bar is that it’s in town and I hate this town. I went to Wheeling last New Year’s Eve. The big problem then was that it was incredibly overcrowded. You couldn’t even get a slot machine about halfway through the night. Plus it would have cost a lot more to take the bus trip. So I decided on the local bar.

A few days before I started feeling ill. This means that my attempts to by a dress were incredibly half assed. I was only in the stores for a few minutes, felt dizzy and left. I also never got around to buying pantyhose. So on NYE I was stumbling around my house sweaty and nauseous trying on every dress I could find. I assumed I’d go with an old slinky black dress that resembles something a ballerina would wear and jazz it up with the accessories. (BTW-how cute is this nail polish that I won from Agent Lover) I couldn’t find that. I eventually settled on this cute Betsey Johnson dress I’d scored on eBay a few months prior. It was incredibly cheap because it was used and the straps were torn. So I cut them the rest of the way off and attached them to a new, cute purple bra with some small safety pins. Yay, it worked!

I didn’t get there until almost 11:30, which was fine with me. I figured that I’d stay an hour. That way I could at least be out with people when it turned midnight, I know. I had a couple of drinks, there was a drag show, a DJ was spinning great dance music and they gave us champagne for midnight. It was pretty nice. At almost 12:30 when I was getting ready to leave some girl I went to high school (the bane of my existence-see here) with came up and started talking at me. She was with her friend who was also a classmate.

So now I had a dilemma. If I left right then (which was my plan) it would look like I was letting people run me out of there. However if I stayed I was worried I’d start knocking back shots of tequila and make an ass of myself. So instead I figured I’d get one more drink, stay another hour and then leave. Um, the drink was a Four Loko. I did enjoy watching some hot gay guys dance while I tried to finish the huge drink. Eventually I did and left.

Of course that thing hit me when I got home. It was good because I remembered to take outfit pictures. I had already removed my jewelry because it was itching me though. Oops. However it was bad because I talked to someone I always argue with and argued with them, shockers. xd. Plus I posted unintelligible things online (that I later deleted).

So I went to bed feeling like my shitty 18 year old self but at least I was covered in lotion with glitter.

Temptress by ShoeDazzle pumps, Gold Glitz Milano Nail Lacquer, clutch-thrifted

necklace, earrings and bracelet-Burlington Coat Factory, ring-Dots

I enjoy taking photos in the bathroom of the bar to prove that I left my house.

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missemmamm's NYE 2011 to 2012


missemmamm’s NYE 2011 to 2012 by missemmamm featuring flower rings

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