June 22, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: March into April 2010

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 8:02 am
Monday March 29th, 2010

Necklace from my mom.

Cardigan found on the ground by my old housemate Holly.

Dress on sale from Anthropologie. I wish I had bought more than one because I live in this dress!

Wool tights.

Frye boots.

Tuesday March 30th, 2010

Cardigan from the Gap.

Shirt from high school.

Skirt from Patagonia.

Fluevog boots.

Hair flower from Anthropologie.

Wednesday March 31st, 2010

Necklace from my mom.

Dress on sale from Anthropologie.

Cardigan from a boutique in Palo Alto.

Black Levi’s from Australia.

Frye peep-toe heels.

The beige & black theme this week was totally unintentional.

Thursday April 1st, 2010

I love this dress but the top is barely-there and couldn’t possibly be shown at work (or anywhere else for that matter). I’ve been meaning to get it sewed closed but haven’t succeeded yet.

I knit this cardigan specifically for this dress but I still have never worn them together. In fact I have never worn this cardigan at all. It always seems off in some way. The 1/2 length sleeves seemed unattractive so I shortened them but either way it wasn’t warm enough to wear alone — but how do you wear a sweater over a sweater? I also can’t tell if it make my boobs look saggy.

At least the back looks nice…


The cardigan on the left is the first draft of the cardigan above, also made for this dress and also never worn. The front being shorter than the back, the 3/4 length sleeves, and the way the front darts make me look flat chested all turned me off and it just sits in the drawer.

The cardigan on the right is the “cupcake” cardigan which I knit four times before settling on. I think it is too dark to wear with this dress, which only goes as dark as brown, but it was warm enough so I wore it for the day with black boots. Not thrilled with the outfit but at least I got to wear the dress.

Friday April 2nd, 2010

Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you feel like (left) and after much effort you manage to look like (right). And you get the feeling no one appreciates how hard that was!

Hand-knit hat with pom-poms.

Scarf found on the ground.

Hoody pea-coat.

Praire Underground stretch jeans which I’m getting too fat for.

Vans slip-ons.

Polka-dot socks from

Tuesday April 6th, 2010

Morning on the left, evening on the right.

Shirt on sale from a boutique (not worth it, ends up its a dry clean only t-shirt!)

Skirt and black cashmere cardigan on sale at a boutique in Palo Alto.

Black Fluevog faux-snake skin knee-high boots on the left, purple Frye t-strap pumps on the right.

Woo Stassia Purple coat purchased off someone’s blog.

Necklace from my mom.

New sunglasses from REI (yay dividend!)


June 17, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: Fourth Week in March 2010

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 9:17 pm
Monday March 22nd, 2010

Necklace from my mom.

Anthropologie dress purchased from eBay and tailored to actually fit.

Hand knit cardigan. I reknit this about five times and it finally came out well, though I feel a bit like a cupcake when I wear it though — the ribbing is the wrapper and the boobs are icing!

Betsey Johnson wool leggings (the best ever).

Clark’s wedge sandals which are good for biking but not walking and need to be replaced.


Just a look at how long my hair is. It takes me years to get it this long and then it feels like straw because it’s so thin and fried. It looks good though!

Tuesday March 23rd, 2010

I feel like that crease between my eyebrows is jumping out at me from all the pictures now. Luckily I have the best dermatologist in the world and she told me I was stupid for even thinking about botox.

Vintage dress from etsy.

Belt from etsy.

Black wool tights from

Red Fluevog mary janes.

Wednesday March 24th, 2010

I thought this cardigan was a borderline ugly color when I bought it and now I love it. I’m not sure if it is a good thing that things become more attractive the longer you look at them because it means the stranger still looks at you and thinks “what was she thinking!”

Cashmere cardigan on sale from Anthropologie.

Ridiculously expensive white shirt that I bought on super sale. It’s really soft but so thin you can see my stomach bulging over my pants right through it.

Prairie Underground stretch jeans which I probably shouldn’t be wearing but I make myself feel better by pairing with a long cardigan to cover my ass.

Dansko mary janes which somehow manage to look cuter on other people, but perhap skinny jeans just make your feet look big.

Thursday March 25th, 2010

Hand-knit cardigan, probably the most successful one I’ve ever made. I’m making a second one now in purple and hoping to correct the faults of the original.

Necklace from my mom.

Black wool sailor pants.

Fluevog boots.

Friday March 26th, 2010

This cardigan looks hilariously frumpy on me. I’m like a bag lady walking around in a bathrobe, except I go to work this way. Fridays always seem to find me totally worn down and out of energy for things like makeup, high heels, and anything remotely uncomfortable.

Shirt? Who knows, I assume I was wearing one.

Prairie Underground stretch legging.

Van slip-ons which I now LOVE and have forsaken all high heels for.

Saturday March 27th, 2010

Just so you don’t think I dress up all the time here is a dumpy photo of me from the weekends. The weekends usually consist of me in jeans and a t-shirt doing yard work, cleaning the house, or in this case going to the farmer’s market.

Dirt Rag headband.

Mountain Hardware fuzzy sweater thing that looks hideous but I live in during the winter.

SPF 50 shirt & dorky sun gloves because I burn ridiculously easy.

Prairie Underground stretch jeans because I assume no one’s looking.

Vans sneakers.

Pat Pac.

June 16, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: Third Week in March 2010

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 9:39 am
Monday March 15th, 2010

Hmmm, to wear hoochy shoes to work or not? They just seem to exacerbate how fat I look in my hipster skinny jean — so no!

Shirt from Crossroads.

Belt from the Gap.

Levi jeans from Australia.

(left) Frye Platform mary janes.

(right) Harley Davidson boots.

Thursday March 18th, 2010

Beautiful necklace from my mother. I’ve coveted this my whole life and when I saw she’d moved it to a place of less prominence I stole it!

Shirt on sale from Rabat in San Francisco.

Black Silk top brought back from Hawaii by my mom as a gift.

Prairie Underground leggings.

Chuck Taylor classic sneakers.

Friday March 19th, 2010

I feel like this shirt screams LOOK AT MY BOOBS.

Cardigan on sale from Anthropologie.

Shirt from high school days.

Belt from the Gap from high school days.

Levi jeans from Australia.

Vans slip ons.

May 27, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: Second Week in March 2010

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 11:05 am
Monday March 8th, 2010

Hand-knit sweater

Scarf from the lost and found

Wool sailor pants from a surplus store online.

Fluevog boots.

Tuesday March 9th, 2010

Hand-knit cardigan.

Dress on sale from anthropologie.

Wool Betsey Johnson leggings.

Clark’s sandals.

Thursday March 11th, 2010

Cardigan on sale from Anthropologie.

Dress from T-bags.

Prairie Underground jean leggings.

Michael Kors shoes (I think)

Friday March 12th, 2010

Hand-knit hooded scarf (first draft in gray).

Hand-knit sweater.

Anthropologie dress from eBay.

Socks from sockdreams.

Fluevog boots.

Very old wool coat I’ve been wearing since High School.

Corky Saint Cloud Pin.

April 17, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: First Week in March 2010

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 6:32 pm
Tuesday March 2nd, 2010

You can tell I have more energy at the beginning of the week for getting dressed up.

Wool dress from the Goodwill, recently hemmed about a foot.

Black slip from a yard sale.

Broach from a vintage shop in Melbourne, Australia.

Frye Liv Platform boots from eBay.

Wednesday March 3rd, 2010

Scarf from the lost and found at work.

Dress from Etsy.

Black wool coat from high school.

White ghost pin from Corky Saint Clair.

Black wool tights from

Harley Davidson boots from high school.

Black leather bag from eBay.

Thursday March 4th, 2010

Not a flattering camera angle; I look like I’m four feet tall.

Scarf from the lost and found.

Free shirt (perfume advertisement).

Hoody from O’neill surf shop.

Praire Underground denim leggings.

Classic chucks (not the most comfortable).

Friday March 5th, 2010

Sometimes I just can’t get dressed in the morning. This day I changed three times. First I didn’t like my sweater, then my shoes, then my socks and my shoes…

I blame it on this dress from Anthropologie. It is really cutesy and I always expect it to be shorter than it is. I put it on expecting to feel sexy and instead I feel like I’m five — it totally throws me off. The cutesy shoes does help, nor the socks.

Dress on sale from Anthropologie.

Cardigans handmade and on sale from Anthropolgie, respectively.

Shoes: Dansko, Fluevog Frye, respectively.

Socks from sockdreams (not recommended, very loose and the cotton is rough).

Saturday March 6th, 2010

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I look like this. Death (and this was the best photo out of the set). Can the rings under my eyes get any darker?I should probably buy some sort of heavy duty concealer or something (anything) for days like this… (i.e. the end of the week).

Dress on sale from Anthropologie.

Cardigan on sale from the Gap.

Silver pin found on the ground.

7 For All Mankind on sale from a vintage shop.

Smartwool socks.

Dansko Sally maryjanes in Chestnut.

March 30, 2010

Wardrobe Remix: End of February 2010

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 8:00 pm
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

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 7:00 pm
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

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 8:27 am

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.


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

Filed under: Rachel's Wardrobe Remix — maryparadox @ 7:38 pm
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

2009-09-28-59 Tuesday September 22nd, 2009

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.

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