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This post is a part of the 30 for 30 challenge.

These are some outfits that I wore in July while my sister was visiting. July’s her birthday month so she visited a couple of times. Yes, many folks in my family like a ‘birthday month’. Personally I’m good with a weekend for moi.


Harajuku Lovers This Love Is Serious tank top-eBay, Route 66 denim shorts-eBay, yellow bracelet-Dots, multicolor bracelet-Burlington Coat Factory, elephant earrings-gift

OPI shatter nail polish-gift

Rue 21 denim high top sneakers-thrifted

We’ve been going to Idlewild amusement park since we were small children. It’s a fun, relaxed family park. There aren’t any thrill rides or that sort of thing.

I put this outfit together because I wanted to stay cool but still have a little fun. It seems in the past that I either would try to look sexy (uh, youth, like any guys care about little ole me) and be quite uncomfortable or think “It’s hot & I just want to be comfortable” and just dress like shit. I think this is an improvement.

I bought the top on eBay last summer. It’s from Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku line. The tops in that line are so much fun. They often offer them during rush sales on HauteLook but I never have dough when they’re available. My go to denim shorts were also seen in this post. I added some costume jewelry including my elephant earrings (also seen here). I shot a close up of my nail polish because it was one of the first times that I used the OPI shatter polish. I was going for the fun, close up accessories pics that I see on other blogs but some of them came out creepy.

my sister & her boyfriend

fake outhouse

Confusion Hill is one of those fun mystery spots. Dizzy Lizzy’s setting is a saloon/whorehouse in which you sit on a bench while a revolving room spins around you so that it seems like you are moving. This guide was pretty good too. I don’t even think that he broke character.

gray lace look top-gift, chain necklace-Target, Paulo Corelli booties-thrifted, Piper & Blue Jeans-kmart

We went out to our local bar that night after returning from Idlewild so I just threw something together quickly. The top necklace and boots were seen in this previous post. We were in a hurry to go so I didn’t take pics until we returned which explains the ludicrous angles that I thought were funny/interesting at the time. I also usually have a policy of not taking photos for things like this after drinking as your eyes will look like shit. We had some fun and sang karaoke. I sang All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow and my sister sang Folson Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.

American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Bandeau Dress-RueLaLa

My sister told me that she was going to wear a dress on her birthday so of course I was like, heck yeah, I’ll wear one too. I chose this American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Bandeau Dress that I had bought on sale from RueLaLa a while back. Apparently you can wear it 15 different ways. I tried a few ways but found this way to be the most flattering because I have boobs. I wore my yellow wedges, as seen here. My sister’s dress is from some upscale department store. The name escapes me. If you are wondering what I got her for her birthday the gifts did include shoes, “Mary, I have to practice walking in these, they are at least 6 inches, I feel like I’m on stilts”. teehee.

tank top-Dots, black polyester tailored shorts-Dots, belt-Walmart, chain necklace-Target

I threw this together to go to the dive bar again because “I like to wear colors like black because it says I’m a whore”Jenna Marbles. Just kidding. It was because it was 4,000 degrees so I was trying to wear as little as possible to deal with it. The shorts were also seen here. The necklace is the same as shown above and the belt has been seen here and here. I wore my Vivica wedges from ShoeDazzle as seen here. I do not have the picture of those as they were taken on my sister’s phone. Which is also where a picture of her would be. Oops.

It was packed so we didn’t stay very long. We did sing karaoke again though. I sang A Change Would Do You Good by Sheryl Crow and she sang something by Rihanna. I think it was Good Girl Gone Bad but I could be wrong.


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The idea here was to do a red, white and blue outfit. I wasn’t going to do this because I lack much red clothing (I don’t think that it flatters my coloring) and had already done this similar Style File post last month, except that one was red, white and green instead of red, white and blue. However when I bought these super cute star flip flops recently I knew that I had to try to put an outfit together.

I feel the need to point out that I am aware that the exposure on these photos sucks but I do have the terrible Pennsylvania weather to blame for that. We only get about 59 sunny days per year. I did try to lighten them as much as I could to show the clothes. I wear this tank top a lot during the summer. In fact, you can go see 2 past outfits that I wore it with here and here.

As for wear-ability, the last time that I wore this skirt I wore leggings under it. Apparently when you wear it like this you get sweaty and feel like you are wearing a trash bag as a skirt. Also it was the first time that I wore these flip flops and I was squeaking while walking through a store (I sounded like a broken grocery cart), no bueno. So I probably will wear those items mainly around my backyard in the future if we’re having a cookout/swimming or whatever.

I only wore this medal at my house for fun for this pic. My mother won it recently at the Senior Games.

American Apparel Polyester Micro-Fiber Tulip Skirt-Rue La La, Tropic Sun Americana Star Flip Flops-Family Dollar, Mossimo Print Tank Top-Target, No Boundaries Red Cap Sleeve Tee-Walmart, Vintage Butterfly Belt-thrifted





Patriotic by MissEmmaMM featuring elastic waist skirts

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I didn’t do anything particularly interesting yesterday but it was Cinco de Mayo and you know how I love any excuse to dress differently. I decided to wear the colors of the Mexican flag, green, white and red. My only challenges were my lack of red clothing and trying to avoid looking like I was dressed for Christmas. I spotted this white American Apparel skirt in my closet that I got super cheap from Rue La La last year when the American Apparel company started having trouble. Then the rest of the outfit came to me easily. The second photo shows the actual colors. The 1st I fiddled with for fun.

American Apparel Polyester Micro-Fiber Tulip Skirt-Rue La La, Rebecca Beeson red shirt-gift, One Step Up green leggings-gift, Clarks boots-thrifted, Rolling Stones tank top by RockWare-thrifted



Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo by MissEmmaMM featuring mini skirts

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