May 19, 2011

Obsessed with coral

I seem to be developing a slight addiction to the color coral. It's all I can do to keep myself from buying every coral item of clothing I see. (In the case of this ruffled, drapey tank top I was unsuccessful. And I'm kind of happy about that.)
Anyhow, today started off rainy but quickly became warm and gorgeous. It's about time! I shed the shoes and cardigan and supervised a (somewhat naked) toddler playdate on the deck. The kids were so happy that it was warm that it didn't seem worth it to enforce the wearing of clothes. Don't you wish life was so carefree now?

Ruffled coral/tan tank: Testament (I've never heard of this brand; really I got it at Costco yesterday)
Brown cardigan: Ann Taylor
Jeans: Calvin Klein lean bootcut
Coral/brown flats: Target (see them better here)

Where: Toddler playdate, work at home, carnival tonight!

Again with the Rain?

I know blogging about the weather is boring but seriously, will it ever stop raining? Is there anyplace where it is not grey raining? If so, can you give me directions? My mood is sort of grey too with the usual worries about our child and his speech, etc. Sigh. Overall, he's great and really really smart but I am Queen of the Worriers (I'd rather be Queen of the Warriors) and anything which could be wrong becomes HUGE to me. Again, sigh.

The Wear:
Tunic (remixed because I love this): Merona
Tank: Banana Republic
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes: Mossimo

The Where:
The Early Learning Center, Work, Errands, Home

May 18, 2011

Even mamas get the blues

First off, let me apologize upfront for the terrible picture quality. I had my camera on the wrong setting and didn't realize it until later... and apparently I'm too busy/lazy to go back and reshoot.
Anyhow, in my latest health kvetching: my cold is almost gone but has settled in my sinuses. This plus lots of rainy weather = massive sinus headache. So we're going for comfort here today, folks. The husband calls this cardigan my "old lady" sweater. Whatever, man. It's comfortable. And blue. I love blue.
In a side note: I sprawled on the couch for a minute to rest my pounding head and when I came to, I was covered in toys and my little boy was staring at me through some binoculars.

"Old lady" cardigan: Kohl's
Navy v-neck t-shirt: Kohl's
Jeans: Calvin Klein lean bootcut
Ivory/gold ballet flats: Aerosoles
"Moonstone" necklace: Target

Where: neighborhood playdate, work at home, general whining about headache.

Well I Just Can't Buy Anything Nice Anymore

For those who have children, especially the toddler variety, typically you will find stains of unknown origin on your clothing. Usually you or your partner will note these stains on you before you leave the house for work. Oh no, not today. Today I walked into my office, went down the hall to the bathroom, and saw right with my own eyes in the mirror, a nice food stain on my stomach. Thanks, little guy! I am not even sure when it happened. But that whole little story explains why I am crossing my arms over my stomach. Even though I am telling you about the splotch, you do not actually need to see it.

The Outfit
Jean Jacket (remixed): Banana Republic
Knit dress (remixed): Calvin Klein
Harness boots (remixed): White Mountain

Where: Speech therapist status conference (my toddler's, not mine), work, parent teacher conference (FOR A TWO YEAR OLD, PEOPLE!), home.

May 17, 2011


The sore throat continued today, and it was insanely grey and foggy out. What? You said it's mid-May? Apparently the weather around here hasn't gotten the memo. Granted, I did have to take the scarf off eventually as it warmed up. This is also my tentative foray into pattern mixing: stripes and leopard-print together. Wild! I know.

Striped t-shirt: Kohl's
Quilted brown vest: TJ Maxx
Leopard-print scarf: Target
Navy jeans: Lauren Conrad
Bronze ballet flats: Target

Where: Costco, work at home, farmshare pickup.

Trying to not fall asleep

The title to this post has nothing to do with the outfit. Or does it... Yes, I am wearing a lot of dark brown colors but then BANG! a flash of bright springy color in the form of a Target cardigan. How'd she do that?! It's like unicorns and leprechauns came together and formed unichauns! Um, yes, I am really that tired.

Anyway, it is quite cold and grey today but I am not letting it dampen my spring spirit. It's too cold to go bare legged so I had to put on some tights. That last sentence made me whimper a little. But instead of pulling on another autumn color, I snatched that sweater from it's place and embraced the spring that would be. Again, sleep deprived?

The Outfit:
Sweater (remixed): Merona
Dress (remixed): Merona
Tights (remixed): JC Penny
Harness boots (remixed): White Mountain

Where: Work, CVS, home, salon

May 16, 2011

Sore throat, and a cause

I feel like we've taken a million steps back into autumn today. It's foggy and cold and rainy. And I have a cold and sore throat. Short of wearing head-to-toe fleece, the next best thing for a sore throat is to wrap it in a scarf. So that's today's mode.
Also, since it's a semi-sick-day I feel the need to point out that I have no discernible waistline in this outfit. Ah well. It's basically grown-up pajamas again.

Tan cardigan: Casual Corner from eons ago
Black printed dress: hand-me-down from a friend
Black ruched leggings: Old Navy
Boots: Target
Tan scarf: bargain basement
Black leather cuff: no idea

Where: Laundry, errands, groceries, work at home, veterinarian.

I'm also throwing in a freebie outfit: this is what I wore yesterday. Not the best photo ever, or the most flattering - but I took this picture after returning from a toddler birthday party so I think my rumpledness accurately reflects my mental state. Anyhow, the reason I'm posting it: I'm wearing purple in honor of MPS Awareness Day. If you don't know anything about this disease (I didn't before a friend's child was diagnosed), please take a moment to learn a little bit about it! These kids need all the help they can get.

Lavender cardigan: Target
Plum v-neck t-shirt: Kohl's
Navy jeans: Lauren Conrad
Sequined flats: Keds
Beaded necklace: Kohl's

Where: Toddler birthday party with cake and pinata and subsequent sugar overload and early bedtime for all.