Thursday OOTD?

This is what my face looks like right now as I contemplate writing this post:

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The thing is, I'm not a fashion blogger by any stretch of the imagination. I don't have an appointed buddy/half-way professional photog who takes my picture every day nor do I ever make a blog post solely about fashion. However, I do love clothes. And shopping. And spending money I don't have and justifying it later to a bottle of wine who always listens when I talk.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I post my OOTD (that's Outfit Of The Day) almost daily on the Instagram and today, here on my blog, I'm going to try something new by showcasing some of my favorite pieces from my OOTDs of the week. Let's just agree now that if this fails epically, it's like it never happened. Okay? Okay.

Yesterday, because Texas is a bipolar, middle-aged woman who is known to flip a switch without warning, it was around 80 degrees outside. To some, that sort of weather in December is a godsend - something to post about all over social media and rub in colder states' faces. But to me, it's blasphemous. Winter is supposed to be cold, frigid almost. I live for not being able to feel my fingers and wearing more layers than a homeless person (I also sweat exceptionally easily, so I'm pretty against warm weather as it is). All that being said, I decided to just go with it and take this warmer-than-usual weather opportunity to give those around me a leg and arm peep show one last time before I stop shaving my legs altogether for the duration of the winter months.

So I wore this dress by TopShop for Nordstrom which is, to me, perfection:

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DEFINITELY NOT with those "shoes" (if that's what you wanna call those), but with pretty much any other shoe, yes. It's comfortable. It's versatile. It shows off your stems and hides your mid-section. It's a flirty cut without smacking people in the face with bright colors and big boobies. It's fantastic. And it's only $58 (click the picture to get to the dress).

But by nightfall yesterday, the temperature started to drop rapidly (bipolar bitch, I'm telling you). Thusly, I had to pull out one of my most trusted pieces - my tried and true blanket-like sweater something from American fuckin' Apparel:

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Let me tell you a little something about this treasure. I got so much flack for buying this, y'all. First off, it's not cheap at 82 bones. Second, ridiculously oversized clothing items are sometimes hard for people to understand (and by "people" I'm referring to parents, mainly moms). But, I've had this for about two years now and have never once regretted the purchase. It is basically a perfect piece to lounge in, go out in, run errands in. And the compliments - OH! The compliments. I highly suggest investing in this - American Apparel never gets rid of it, that's how good it is. Also, my stomach looks exactly like the models when I put it on. So.

Then, the world went to sleep and like magic, woke up to 30 degree temperatures and wind chills so cold, nipples remain in a permanent state of "IMMA CUT YOU." But, as I said earlier, this weather is. my. shit. And I had to control my lady boner when I put on my new pullover sweatshirt from H&M (mens collection) and covered it with my new J.Crew winter coat:

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Now before you go flying off the handle over the price of the coat, just know it was 30% off plus free shipping when purchased. Also, the sweatshirt can be a win for everyone, everywhere. Yes, it's mens but the male model who was showcasing it on the H&M site is not a man. He's an it. He's a she. He's a something and I don't know what that something is. Basically, he terrified me but not enough to stop me from buying the sweatshirt. Here are both items alone in case my equation is confusing you:

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The coat is warmer than I imagine Ron Swanson's embrace to be. I could and will live in it for as long as the winter is kind. Also, the sweatshirt is just a fantastic staple, but be sure to wait and mess with your hair until after the sweatshirt is on your person - otherwise, your 'do is gonna get all sorts of jacked up pulling that thing over your head.

So there you have it, guys. My first "fashion" post. What did you think? Yay? Nay? Regardless, I hope you're now inspired to go spend money! I give you permission.