From Head to Ro – May 3, 2017

My fashion is really nothing special, but I wear what I want and you lovely people seem to like it. My hope is that you’ll feel encouraged to wear things differently and to find some inspiration in your own closet.

A lot of my clothes are several years old, I just keep finding new ways to wear things, thank you Pinterest! I have a lot, but I only keep what I really love. When something doesn’t fit or it looks awkward, I give it away, sometimes only after a couple of wears. Someone else should really be enjoying it rather than hoarding it for five years and then donating it to the thrift store after it’s way out of style. Be nice to other people and give back when you can. I remember being a younger person and feeling like I’d won the lottery when I found a Lululemon hoodie in mint condition at a thrift store for a fraction of the retail price.

Take risks. If it doesn’t work out, at least you know so you can try something else tomorrow. Play dress-up in your closet. Try on all your tops with each skirt, pair of pants, and shorts. You might surprise yourself with a bunch of new outfit combinations that you didn’t know existed. I often find myself thinking of outfit combos, and I keep a note in my phone to try it. TRY IT.

So here we go, the first edition of From Head to Ro, special thanks to Nick Laba for the name.

Pajama I mean palazzo pants

Today I’m wearing the office friendly equivalent of pajama pants, except they’re called Palazzo pants and mine came from H+M a few weeks ago. I ate too many tacos last night (birthday ftw) and I really wasn’t feeling my cigarette pants and I don’t own a mumu, so these were an excellent alternative. They’re 100% polyester, lightweight and breezy and I think they were $39. The next time I wear them I might try a loose cropped tank and see where that takes me. These pants also look really good with pointy flats.

I paired these with a fitted ballet T-shirt that I bought from Garage Clothing a few years ago. To be completely honest, I almost donated this shirt last week. I’m glad I didn’t.

And last but not least, I’m wearing a pair of dark blue 4″ cylinder heels from Call It Spring $59, purchased back in February. For being 4 inches tall, they’re incredibly comfortable. I’ve survived four meetings in them today.

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Peep toe cylinder heels. Chunky and funky, but not at all practical for today’s rain. Meh.

 

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  1. My favourite colour is blue. It used to be green, but now it’s blue.
  2. I have a toe thumb on my right hand, and I am self conscious about it.
  3. I still own a dress from when I was 15, and I will own it forever, I am pretty sure. The green dress.
  4. I’d rather have a negitoro roll, tuna sashimi, or a spicy avocado roll, over a spicy tuna roll.
  5. I hated rap in the 90’s, but I love 90’s rap now. Nostalgia is weird.
  6. My first kiss was under the stars and that set me up for a lifetime of romanticizing space. I love space so very much.
  7. I have a condition called Congenital Mirror Movement Disorder. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of holding my hand while I fish around in my pocket with my other hand, you’ll know just how little control I have over it. I am incredibly self conscious about it.
  8. I’m getting asked for my ID less and less and I’m starting to realize that I am not immune to the physical process of time and that worries me a little bit.
  9. I don’t know what I am doing with my life, I have no vision for the future. I’m less scared about this than I was five years ago.
  10. I’m not very good at sewing, it usually involves a lot of swearing, but I enjoy doing it.
  11. My fight or flight response is incredible. If someone else needs help- I am there in an instant and I do whatever is needed, but if I need help, I call my mom.
  12. I love to have long bubble baths. The bath cures everything.
  13. I’ve accepted that I am never going to have a firm stomach and that is okay, and that doesn’t mean that I have to keep it covered up, and I can still like the way I look.
  14. Thigh gap was first pointed out to me when I was 18 while working on a marketing project in college, and it has fascinated me ever since that anyone would ever care about this.
  15. I remember the strangest things, like most of my childhood friends’ phone numbers.
  16. I think 12 year old me would be super impressed by 31 year old me, and maybe a little intimidated.
  17. I’m not intimidated very easily.
  18. I have plans to have Ferdinand the Bull tattooed on my body, and part of it will be an homage to my mom, but Ferdinand represents exactly who I am and always have been. Go read The Story of Ferdinand. I’m also a Taurus, so this fits.
  19. I love perfume and lipstick. I used to love nail polish, but I hardly care about it anymore.
  20. I like beverage variety. I like going to specialty food stores and buying four or five new drinks to try.
  21. I love cocktails and alcohol, and once upon a time I was a certified bartender, but I don’t drink a lot or very often anymore.
  22. I would love to start a personal fashion blog and talk about my clothes, if only to inspire people to wear their clothes a little differently and to take more risks.
  23. I have a penchant for British period dramas- Mr. Selfridge, Downton Abbey, and Call the Midwife.
  24. I love a good pun.
  25. I live by two principles: I do what I want and variety is the spice of life.
  26. I have very prominent facial expressions and it’s difficult to mask my true feelings.
  27. I have a tattoo on my forearm which was once accused of being an insult to science. I can laugh about it now, but I was pretty hurt when it was first said.
  28. I cry when your pets die.
  29. I love both of my cats very much, but I like the annoying one just a little bit more. We have a lot in common.
  30. I am strong in my convictions; I stand up for what I believe in and I am unwilling to compromise my values.
  31. Today I turned 31.