March 13, 2014

Favorite Things of Winter

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,Fashion,Food,Gifts,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 1:31 am
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This winter’s been a season of storms here in Chicagoland.  Thank goodness it’ll be over soon.  Right?! Soon???

So my favorite things of winter?  Lots of warm~

1. Land’s End Coat:  Let’s face it, you need a puffer coat up here, frostbite is not a good look for anyone.  But it’s nice to have on that’s not the ubiquitous black that I see on everyone else~


2. Born Boots: These I got years ago, they’re lined in flannel and so warm!


3. Gold Owl Earrings: I inherited these from my grandmother.  Adorable gold owl studs~


4. My crockpot and this recipe~


5. Cozy foxy flannel pajamas.  (No idea where these came from, they were a gift.) Toasty warm!



November 14, 2012

Black & White: Now with added hilarity!

Filed under: Angst,Clothing,Shoes,Style — by twistedchic @ 8:50 pm
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I was recounting the hilarity that is my new workplace dress code to my brother (and maybe griping, just a little~); he responded that at least I don’t have his dress code.  Turns out military boots are really uncomfortable, and will “do a job on your feet after twenty years.”  Good point.  Hmmm, guess I should count my blessings!  (This is why I love my brother, he really has a way of putting stuff into perspective)

So here’s what’s inspiring me on the black/white front!

Image via the Met Museum

Not that I could wear this to work, but I do love the beading details and the clean lines~

This pic is all about the shoes (the sartorialist)

I could aaaaaalmost make this work at work…


(Oh, god, the puns almost write themselves)  Crazy, yes, BUT AWESOME!  Also probably more comfortable than my brother’s boots…~




October 26, 2012

Wardrobe Overhaul: Shoes

Filed under: Accessories,Angst,Clothing,Shoes,Wardrobe — by twistedchic @ 2:40 am
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Ooooh, shoes.  These are one of the biggest problems in my wardrobe, a real struggle for me.  Here’s what I have: 2 pair of workout shoes, one pair of punk boots, one pair of winter boots, one pair of riding boots that doesn’t fit, a pair of sandals, and some uncomfortable dock shoes.

It’s a real challenge, finding shoes that work for me, and are comfortable.  Which is why I end up wearing either the punk boots or the workout shoes all the time.  I know this is the area of my wardrobe which is lacking, so I’m going to do some actual shopping! (as opposed to fake shopping.  You know.  On the internet.)

First step: ditch the stuff that ~really~ doesn’t work.  The boots that don’t fit and the uncomfortable dockers.  That’s the easy part.  The hard part is step two: what do I really need?

I need a pair of boots that do fit: maybe some cowboy boots?

Also, a pair of dressy flats and a pair of casual walking shoes.  Minimum.  Time to start shoppin’: out with the old and in with the new.  And the best thing about living in Chicagoland is – there’s plenty of shopping.  Maybe I’ll take that trip to Fluevog’s I’ve been wanting to do!

Behold the awesome Fluevog!

August 21, 2012

Cute Thing of the Week!

Filed under: Shoes,Style — by twistedchic @ 2:56 am
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It’s starting to get cooler, but it’s not yet fall, so right now is the perfect time to pull out all of those transitional pieces!

Like this awesome sock/boot!

The best part?  This entire website has the craziest punny names for all their stuff.  These are called Change for the Sweater Boots!

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