sparkle, sparkle

i don't remember where exactly i heard that liking shiny, sparkly things was because of one's german-ness, but whether it's that, or that i'm part magpie, i can't deny my love of anything gold and sparkly. and that's why i had to have this belt (which i knew i was wearing before i had my clothes picked out)...

sweater: target // dress: forever 21 (it's one of my new dresses from our little shopping trip!) //belt: tj maxx // shoes: payless // flojo: aratinga solstitialis

can you believe i'm not wearing anything vintage or thrifted in this outfit? neither can i. i almost feel a little high maintenance about it, but then i remember i only paid $2 for that leather belt and all is well. also, i've decided i'm way too shy to have chris take my pictures anymore, so when the camera's taking a picture and chris is walking by, i instinctively make some weird face. case in point, photo number 3.

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  1. I forever make weird faces if the hubs walks in while I'm taking outfit photos...I'm finally getting over having him take my outfit photos and I like to think I look slightly less awkward...And I totally know what you mean-I feel weird on days when I wear totally unthrifted outfits...I feel a little dirty...

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    1. isn't it strage how even with husbands - the ones who know us best - we still act all silly and weird when it comes to pictures? i don't get it!

      i kind of feel like i'm cheating on my vintage clothes when i wear all new things :\

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  2. now that is interesting- germans being attracted to sparkly things. my husband is 100% german, i will have to ask him if he agrees!
    also-sometimes i decide i want to wear a necklace, or a bracelet, etc. before i know anything else and then usually end up panicking when nothing from my closet is working out!
    love your new black dress! great f21 find!

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    1. hannah, i'm really curious to find out if your husband agrees!

      when i pick out an accessory, i have the same problem - nothing matches! it's so frustrating!

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  3. Haha, well high maintenance or not - this is SUCH a cute outfit! Love that gold belt Danielle :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. I really like that forever21 dress. I have been looking for a simple black dress for summer. But I don't know if I should really wear black since in AZ summers are brutal.

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    1. yeah, summers here are so bad, too, since the humidity is like 100%! but luckily this one is super lightweight, so i almost can't feel i'm wearing it!

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  5. haha. my neighbor caught me taking pictures of myself outside the other day and I made that exact face. love it.

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    1. hahaha, aw, i bet you still looked cute, though!

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  6. ha-ha you are to funny! that belt is awesome... I wonder by some stroke of luck they have it a the tjmax near me... probably not but worth a shot! great outfit!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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    1. well, i've had it for probably 6 months, but who knows, maybe you'll get lucky!

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  7. i like to think we all have a little magpie in us because i may have a german last name but i am not at all german. i love me some sparkle and your is the the right stuff! i also love that you added flojo to your outfit details :D where can i buy one? hehe
    xo,

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    1. i always think magpies get a bad rep, but really, what girl doesn't like at least a little sparkle?! i think magpies are a step ahead of the rest of us ;)

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  8. Love the belt! I feel the same way when I realize I am wearing all 'new' things. It's kinda strange for me.

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    1. it rarely happens for me, and i think it's weird that i even pay attention to it, but i'm glad to know i'm not the only one!

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  9. You are so prettyyyy. I had a friend who was attacked by a pack (gaggle? squadron?) of magpies and now he's phobic of birds.

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    1. oh no! so many people are afraid of birds and i just can't understand it! i'm attacked by one almost everyday, but then she usually kisses me after she's finished attacking and then i can't stay mad ;)

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  10. flojo is the coolest!
    also, I love the details ... metallic belt and animal print shoes... bold pieces but carried so well and subtle-love!
    also, i want that sweater.

    xoxo!
    Des.

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