Work Shmirk, I Wanna Talk About Style

I have been on quite the blogging hiatus lately. I think because I used to do the majority of my blogging at work since I was able to shirk responsibility for a couple of hours while also getting all my shit done and looking ever the stellar employee. Plus they paid me crap wages so I could easily justify doing my own thing when I wanted. I know that is a terrible justification, but whatever. Fact is, I finally got up the guts to ask for more money and responsibility and they actually gave it to me, so I felt obligated to get super serious for awhile, but I guess that’s now worn off since this morning all I wanted to do was blog and here I am.

It all started when I received my order confirmation from Urban Outfitter where my lovely big brother and sister-in-law gifted me with a $75 gift card as a birthday present. He said he was going to buy me a really nice bottle of whiskey, but his wife advised him otherwise, and said the gift of shopping was likely to be a bigger hit. I say whiskey and shopping go hand in hand, but it was no trouble for me to supply my own booze since two other people gifted me with whiskey. Guess these people got my number.

Anyhow. I get this order confirmation, right? And it was really distracting for me because up to now, I never really thought I had a style, but slowly and surely I see one developing and I’m not mad about it. I did all my shopping online and only stuck to sale items and all in all spent $132. Let’s take a look at what I bought, shall we?


I’ve been obsessed with these BDG high-rise pants. I tried them on in-store and they fit me like a dream. And they don’t come in bullshit 2, 4, 6 sizes, which my homegirl Crystal pointed out is a load of crap.  So, because I can get this perfect 27/30 sizing, I have been buying them in every color under the sun. I have green, red, and now, Mustard!

They are available with two different inseams, so shorter girls like me can enjoy a high waste without having to get the extra model-tall fabric hemmed off. And I love the color and I know they fit and they went from $60 to $30 as they sat in my shopping cart waiting for me to purchase them, which is when I decided my buyer’s anxiety maybe isn’t such a bad thing.

Seriously. I would get drunk on wine and online shop so often that I’m pretty sure I changed the contents of that cart probably, oh … 7 times. I think though, as this blog illustrates, that I came out with a perfect set of items. I mean, if I do say so myself.

With that said, moving on.


I’ve been pretty obsessed with horses my entire life. I’m hard pressed to turn down horse-themed items, but it’s not always easy to avoid looking like a child while doing it. This shirt fixed the problem for me though and at $15 I had to indulge.

Oh and look. I can wear it with my green jeans!

I cannot find pictures of the back of this that I can steal off the interwebs, so just trust me and go see how sexy it is in back:

I could for sure show side-boob in this if I wanted. And I love the braid detailing. So cute. And I get to have wild mustangs running across my chest so it’s a win-win as far as I can tell.

I also bought this other top because it’s described online as a “breezy, lightweight knit tank” and at the time I was wearing just that very type of top tucked in to my high-waisted red jeans thinking, fuck yeah! I want another “breezy, lightweight knit tank” to wear under sweaters and bonus points for being sexy in back, business in front.

Now if only I could find some plum pants …


My moccasins have taken a beating over the last year because I wear them so obsessively. I’m wearing them right now in fact. Urban had some on sale. Actually, they had a lot on sale. So maybe this trend is fading out and wearing Minnetonka’s will go back to being something I associate with my childhood in Minnesota. But hey, I’m glad so many people were exposed to how cute and comfy these shoes are. I spruced up my basics with a little beading.

$35 of guaranteed wear. I will probably wear these so much that they will actually end up being worth like $535 worth of wear. So, overall I’d say it was a solid purchase on my part.


I haven’t been carrying purses much of late. Instead, I’ve been making really excellent use of an adorable backpack I found on the Free Table at my old apartment. God bless free tables, amirite? The only purse I consistently use is this one, which was a hand-me-down from my big sis. I had been eyeing this thing from the moment she bought it:

Because it’s awesome. But sometimes I don’t want a purse, or backpack, and I can’t put shit in my pockets because I would for sure get drunk and lose everything, so I bought this!

It’s Pendleton so the Portlander in me is really happy. And it’s fucking cute. And practical. And everything I ever wanted for $25.

And finally, to round out my purchase, I bought this glass because it makes me smile every time I see it and I really love all my dopey Urban Outfitter pint glasses. For $8 I was pretty sure I could keep that collection going.

I mean, I just hear Jeff Bridges so clearly in my head as I read that and it really does make my day a little brighter. I can’t wait to drink millions of beers out of that glass.

And that’s it! Pretty solid, right? And altogether, pretty cohesive, yeah? I was surprised that my drunk online shopping excursion #7 yielded such results.

Especially because I was SUPER tempted just say fuck it and apply $75 toward this $300 coat from a French brand I am newly obsessed with. I’m going to tell you all about them next post so get ready to lust after some stupidly expensive clothing.

With that, I think I’m back on the blogging wagon so see you again soon!

xoxo, Lou

2 responses to “Work Shmirk, I Wanna Talk About Style

  1. I’m envious of the bargain moccasins. They cost a fortune over here in the UK!

  2. Pingback: Fun with Shopping Carts | Cheap Wine And Panty Lines

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