MaryParadox

March 30, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: End of February 2010

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Wednesday, February 17th.

Dirt Rag “buff” headband.

Sweater on sale from Anthropologie with a metal bug pin I swiped off a sales tag somewhere.

Praire Underground denim leggings. Does this count as being one of those middle aged women who walks around in sweat or stretch pants?

Dansko Sally Mary Janes in Burnished Chestnut from Amazon. These shoes are pretty comfortable and I can walk long distances in them with socks, though I do roll my heel at least once. Without socks I probably need a blister band-aid in my back pocket, but it can be done.

Monday February 22nd, 2010

Scarf found on the ground.

Wrap sweater on sale from Anthropologie.

Dress from Express in high school.

Liv Frye platform boots from eBay.

I took an arty photo!

I think it’s funny that you can tell I changed my sheets and how messy the room is :)

Wednesday February 24th, 2010

Dress from a thrift shop in Barcelona, Spain.

Betsey Johnson wool leggings from sockdreams.

Liv Frye platform boots from eBay.

Thursday February 25th, 2010

Shirt on sale from Rabat on 24th st.

Jacket on sale from Anthropologie.

Black wool sailor pants from an online army navy surplus store. They were slightly too big so I shrank them in the dryer and hemmed them.

Fluevog boots, a birthday gift from Peter one year.

Friday February 26th, 2010

I’m looking pretty tired by the time Friday rolls around. The yellow is cheerful and I always hope it will make me look more awake :p

Dress from Anthropologie via eBay.

Slip from a yard sale.

Harley Davidson boots from an army surplus store in high school.

Socks from sock dreams.

Wardrobe Remix: Beginning of 2010

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Thursday December 31st, 2009

Dress on sale from Anthropologie.

Socks from the Sock Shop in Santa Cruz.

Doc Marten’s from eBay — so I could get the exact ones I had in high school (and they are just as comfortable).

Monday January 18th, 2010

Black Qi Cashmere dress on sale from a vacation in New York.

Black scarf from the lost and found at work.

Socks from sock dreams.

Frye Liv platform boots.

Tuesday February 2nd, 2010

Dress from Anthropologie via ebay. It ended up being too big, empire waisted, and the boob shaping was around my collar bone. A lovely girl down the street took some material out of the waist and added it to the straps so now this fits pefectly.

Black leather “snake skin” boots from Fluevog, on sale for more than half off! There are still some left!

Headband found on the ground.

Wednesday, February 3rd.

I used to hate purple and now it is all over my wardrobe.

Boiled wool cardigan on sale from Anthropologie.

Dress from high school.

Dark purple tights from sockdreams.

Purple Frye leather shoes from ebay.

Friday, February 5th.

Biz-skank, as my friend Martha dubbed business casual.

Earrings from Etsy.

Dress from Express in high school.

Jacket on sale from Romi in Palo Alto.

Slip from a yard sale.

Frye Liv platform boots.

Shoe Desires

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I’m in love with these shoes from John Fluevog’s:

What shoes are you in love with?

March 27, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: Wednesday October 21st, 2009

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Black wool coat from a thrift store 15 years ago.

Ghost pin from Corky SaintClaire, Melbourne, Australia.

Cris Cowl Neck Sweater.

Hand knit hat with clip on earring from my grandma.

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Betsey Johnson wool leggings from sockdreams.

Wine silk dress on sale from Anthropologie.

Red Malibran Fluevog Mary Janes from ebay.

Wardrobe Remix: Fourth Week in September, 2009

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2009-09-28-68 Monday September 21st, 2009

Self-designed and hand-knit sweater.

Rayon dress form a thrift shop.

Patagonia leather belt on sale from Lombardi Sports.

Frye Leather peep-toe shoes

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Smith Toaster sunglasses (amazing!)

Necklace from a store in Melbourne Australia.

Shirt from a thrift shop.

Belt from the Gap.

Black Levi jeans from Melbourne Australia.

Clark’s black leather wedge heels (not as comfortable as they should be).

2009-09-28-48 Wednesday September 23rd, 2009

Sweater from a thrift shop.

Dress from high school.

Betsey Johnson lace capris from sockdreams.

Black Harley Davidson boots from an army navy surplus store in high school.

2009-09-28-41 Thursday September 24th, 2009

Hat from a thrift shop.

Hand knit cardigan.

Dress from etsy.

Black slip from a yard sale.

Black boots from a thrift shop in Barcelona, Spain.

2009-09-28-35 Friday September 25th, 2009

Tank top from a street vender in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Shirt from a thrift shop.

Black zip skirt from Prairie Underground.

Red Malibran Fluevog Mary Janes.

Wardrobe Remix: Random Days in September, 2009

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Dress from my sister.

Frye Leather peep-toe shoes

(comfortable *and* cute, my new favorite summer shoe).

Wednesday September 9th, 2009

Bracelets from my mom.

Earrings from a yard sale.

Cardigan on sale from Romi.

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2009-09-28-113 Thursday September 10th, 2009

Sweater from a thrift shop.

Dress from high school.

Clark’s black leather wedge heels

(not as comfortable as they should be).

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Hand knit headband with clip on earrings from my grandma.

Necklace from my mom.

Hand knit cardigan.

Free shirt from a friend.

Black zip skirt from Prairie Underground

(that I somehow managed to buy two sizes too big).

Red Malibran Fluevog Mary Janes.

Wardrobe Remix: August 2009

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Wool dress from the Goodwill.

Broach from an antique store in Melbourne Australia.

Boots from a thrift shop in Barcelona Spain.

2009-09-09-67 Friday August 21st, 2009

Sunglasses shoplifted as a teenager from the mall..

Dress from etsy.

Thigh-high stockings from sockdreams.

Dankso Mary Janes.

2009-09-09-56 Monday August 24th, 2009

Cardigan found on the street by my housemate.

Dress from etsy.

Belt from Antrhopologie

Brown suede platform shoes on super sale online.

2009-09-09-44 Wednesday August 26th, 2009

Necklace from my mom.

Black “wife beater” from Target.

Belt from the Gap during high school.

Black Levis bought in Australia.

Frye platform Mary Janes

2009-09-09-39 Thursday August 27th, 2009

Necklace from a thrift shop in New Orleans.

Cashmere cardigan on sale from Anthropologie.

Teabags dress on sale from Romi.

O’Neill jeans on sale, Christmas gift from my sister.

Dankso Mary Janes.

2009-09-09-32 Saturday August 29th, 2009

Sports bra from Gap Body.

Lucy love top from my sister.

Lucy Love pants from O’Neill surf shop.

Worishofer sandals from Shoe Biz in San Francisco,

purchased in desperation the day before a trip

(very comfortable for walking in high heat).

March 26, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: New Stockings in July (2009)

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2009-09-09-106 Monday, July 27th, 2009

Headband & large necklace from my grandma.

Long necklace from my mom.

Woo Stassia coat purchased from a blog.

Qi Cashmere black dress bought on sale in New York.

Thigh-high stockings from sockdreams.

Dankso Mary Janes (not great for walking).

2009-09-09-91 Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Knit cardigan from Romi in San Francisco.

Scarf from the lost & found and work.

Necklace from my mom.

Dress from a thrift shop.

Thigh-high stockings from sockdreams.

Frye platform Mary Janes (very comfortable for 5″ high!)

2009-09-09-83 Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Necklace from my mom.

Shirt from a Crossroads.

Skirt on sale from Romi in Palo Alto.

Thigh-high stockings from sockdreams.

Purple Frye Liv T-Straps from eBay.

2009-09-09-74 Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Hand-knit headband with clip on earings from my grandma.

Necklace from some guy I hardly knew.

Cashmere cardigan from a boutique in Palo Alto.

Red silk dress on sale from Anthropologie.

Knee-high stockings from sockdreams.

Red Malibran Fluevog Mary Janes.

March 21, 2010

Bedroom Remodel: The Closet During

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We initially tried to just fix a few small things with the closet but it just never seemed to be enough. We installed a shoe rack, we installed a new rail in the back, then we tried to install a light.

Peter did one of those romantic boy-things and offered to install a light in the closet for me. Unfortunately it ended in disaster when the ceiling fell in after he cut the hole in the ceiling with the Sawzall. It all worked out in the end though because we had drywall guys coming the next week to patch the holes from the long lost brick pillar.

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Once the new ceiling was in we needed to paint. We decided to use up some of the cans of paint we already had so the closet became mini-bath pink and kitchen-trim cream. Before we painted we decided to put in new shelves in the back and Peter really wanted to put in a picture rail (because it would be hilarious). The picture rail, shelves, and painting took over a month. I also stripped the sexy bathroom plumbing and repainted it.

After the closet was painted and trimmed we stripped the old hooks that were in the closet before and bought some new ones from Anthropologie that would hold about 6-8 items each. We installed these on either side and a couple hooks up on the chair rail for displaying rarely-worn clothes.

We then put the shelves in and installed a shoe rack on the door of the closet (pictures next time!)

March 12, 2010

Bedroom Remodel: The Closet Before

Filed under: House — maryparadox @ 11:37 am

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We have an Victorian in San Francisco, built around the 1900s, and the closets were clearly a jury-rigged addition put in sometime around mid-century. The closets are 30″ wide and about five feet deep. Someone tried to make the closet more useful by putting a rod down one side (but that unfortunately required them putting a rod across the doorway) and a shelf on top of it (which makes the closet feel even smaller and is so high you can’t see what’s on it) and hooks down the other side (which you can’t get into the closet to reach). Shoes go on a small shelf in the close which gets almost entirely hidden by hanging clothes.

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Making just one closet better was a big challenge and ended up taking a couple of months, during which time we slept in the office to avoid the paint fumes. I’ll post the after pictures tomorrow!

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