Tag Archive | Fashion

A Thrifty Girl Outfit Post

Ya’ll know I’m poor, right?? It’s pretty much a given since I’m STILL in school and will be for the next 10 years. And yes, I do normally dress like a scrub/live in my PJs…… but every once in a while I get fancy! On the cheap!


You’re probably saying Anna, what do you mean you got those legitimate Tory Burch flats and that sassy Michael Kors purse in China?? Well let me tell you something. Those are not real. I got them off a website called iOffer that may or may not be legal but is definitely a great place to find knock offs. Those shoes cost $30! You read that right! Only ONE ZERO!!!!

tory burch


michael kors

Even the inside looks real!!!!


The best accessory to complement any outfit is a baby. My neighbor Megan will loan you hers for a nominal hourly fee! (JK…. I think)

Macy Collage

Love her….

Outfit Post for the Fashionably Furry

My last post about Milo in clothing was met with some really positive support for dog outfits. Several people suggested that he needs EVEN MORE clothes including possibly some lounge wear or a rain jacket. For those of you who disagreed…. what can I say? Haters gonna hate!

Today while Milo and I were at Petsmart we stumbled upon a diamond in the rough of clearance pet clothes! While he does sometimes like to be preppy, today Milo was channeling his inner bad boy biker so we just had to pick up this distressed jean vest…. for $4! STEAL!

milo vest collage

“Where’s my Harley?” -Milo


Marital Discord

Michael and I have been having a few fights lately. They mainly focus on whether or not Milo should wear clothes. The answer is a very obvious YES because

  1. He gets cold, and
  2. he looks abnormally fashionable




I would even go so far as to say he needs MORE clothes! It even has an unexpected benefit – his sweaters calm him down thunder-shirt style! Win/win for humanity.

What does everyone else think? More sweaters or should I branch out with some evening wear?

PP gets crafty! … sort of

I decided last week that I need a creative place to display my statement necklaces! (the only things that make me mildly fashionable… which I guess is still debatable)

My original plan began with a simple cork board from Michael’s. I taped up the edges and attempted to paint the border blue.


My first sign that failure was imminent was the paint peeling off like rubber. Hmm… shabby chic is in, right?? Not one to give up without a fight (unless the fight is P90X) I persevered and started to paint the center section, the cork.

WHY ARE YOU NOT TURNING WHITE CORK???  What kind of paint is this?!?! I want my $3.95 back!

Oh wait.


“Gloss gel Medium”…. what the heck is that?? Clearly being a second year med student does not make you a critical reader. Whatever I had samples left over from painting our bedroom…. resourceful!


ALL DONE! You would buy one from me right?! No you wouldn’t because it’s ugly. Which is exactly what Wanda told me before she took it (probably to the trash) and brought me a frame covered in canvas fabric as a replacement.


We taped up the edges and I painted the border. Looks a lot better than my attempt huh?? I’m OK with my shortcomings.



TA DA!!!

A Passion for Fashion

Are you laughing at the title of this post?? You definitely should be! Anyone who has seen me in real life knows that fashion is not one of my adjectives. Shlumpy? yes. Fashion? no. Just to make it clear I took a few model pictures for clarification and your entertainment!

Sweatpants: vintage American Eagle
T-shirt: Free from a “Doctors in Training” meeting

Also, I wear my hair in a pony tail 95% of my life.

I have no idea why I thought this was a model pose…..

I would wear the above “outfit” on a walk with Milo…. going to school….. out to a nice dinner…. (just kidding on the last one, but not the first two) It’s also not uncommon for me to sleep in something and then wear it again the next day. And maybe again that night. This is a judgment free zone? Right?

Anyway, I started thinking about fashion because this Saturday I am going to the Houston Blogger Symposium Holiday Party!!!! I need to be dressed relatively cute so that people will like me and want to read my blog. Also, I’ve lately developed an obsession with statement necklaces! As someone whose jewelry choices are usually limited to James Avery this is a big step for me! You can put one of those bad boys on with anything and you instantly look hip. Actually, maybe not with the above ensemble, but you never know.

The necklace on the far right is a contender for Saturday!

While I was upstairs taking a picture of my necklaces, Milo did this:

Did I mention that he LOVES highlighters?? And you can’t let him out of your sight for over 30 seconds?? Crisis averted though. I turned the cushion upside down and it looks good as new! (This will be a test to see if Michael reads my blog.)