The world is a fashion show

I like to think we talk about some ‘real life’ things around here…finding our place professionally or in relationships, efforts to be our best self with healthiness/fitness/habits, etc. So I can’t help but feel a little superficial when all I really want to do is another ‘trend’ post and tell ya’ll how excited I am about something in the fashion world.

But if this blog is about being real, then I have to tell you – I’m real excited about mixing neutrals.

Black on brown leather, grey jeans with brown boots, suede with just about anything…I’m all over it right now. Earlier this week I wore three shades of brown with a black top. I even instagrammed my latest combination, singing to myself a little diddy that consisted of “boots-and-tights, boots-and-tights” repeated in sing-song fashion.

Yup. (I’m highly creative at penning lyrics if you hadn’t noticed.)

And you know what? I don’t really care if it’s silly. I get dressed for me every day, and even if I don’t see another human being, I get a kick out of wearing things I like. If it takes the same amount of effort to pull clothing over my head, that clothing might as well be a cute dress, right?

I may have calmed down a bit since my melodramatic teenage years yelling “All the WORLD is a fashion show” a la Shakespeare in response to my mother’s complaint about waiting far too long for me to just accompany her to the grocery store already (“It’s just Kroger!”).

I no longer watch tv and “have to” grab a notebook “right this second” because there’s a crazy cute outfit on screen inspiring ideas that need sketching. Seriously, guys, I had so many pages of futuristic outfits (I preferred the terms “mod” and “fashion-forward”), I could have been a costumer designer for the next Zenon movie, but I digress.

I DO still glean quite a lot of inspiration from the fashion world though. Here’s some photos of what I’m loving lately, courtesy of Pinterest:

black hat brown scarf

black and brown leather jacket

black brown and grey tights and boots

tights and shorts

P.S. I also spent much of 6th grade wearing one, only one, huge dangly earring with a Chinese symbol on it because I was convinced the asymmetry was cool… #whenfashionlovedoesntloveback

Fall, finally

This post might also be aptly titled, “Blogging, finally.”

I know, it’s been quite the hiatus at Finding Tiffany’s. But can you blame us when the first day of September was like, yesterday?! ….We’re two weeks in, you say? Well then. It was a pretty speedy two weeks is all I’ll say about that.

Anyways, it must have been quite awhile, because one day I’m sweating up a storm at Lakewood Brewing Company and the next I’m driving to work clutching my travel mug of Yogi tea with the heat on, craving apple crisp and dreaming of reading curled under blankets on my couch, “fireplace” lit.

I’m pretty sure the ‘low’ that day was 80 degrees.

Okay, so maybe it’s not 100% fall yet in Texas, but I’m more than willing to look the other way if it means I get more of this:

caramel-pear-pie

easy-chai-tea

black-leather-jacket

obaz-fall-tights

anthro-boots

apricot-pie

It’s not all deliciousness, clothing and recurring imagined chilliness though. It’s also now officially and frustratingly dark during my normal morning workout hours. I’m pretty bitter about this.

Wanted: Workout buddy so I don’t have to worry about getting jumped in my friendly, idyllic neighborhood in the wee hours of the morning. Any takers?