June 11, 2011


Date night! Casual, though. As in, my husband wore sandals, and we ate nachos. It was great.
It cooled off later in the evening and I wore a long coral scarf (this one) for a pop of color. My husband was agog when I suddenly pulled it out. "Where did that come from?" My giant handbag of course. Don't you wish you had one too?

Striped top: French Connection
Grey linen sailor pants: CAbi
Brown & silver platform wedges: Mossimo/Target (see them better here)
Silver link bracelet: Tiffany, a gift

Where: Date night! Whee!

June 10, 2011

Uninspired Friday

So... yeah. I'm sorry. I look really boring today. Also if I were wearing different shoes, I'm pretty sure people would think I was there to take their drinks order or clean their hotel room.
Anyhow, it's Friday and I'm beat. I just could not come up with something more colorful to wear. But I'm going on a date with my husband tonight, so I'll try to come up with something a bit more interesting later!

Black jersey dress: Target
Black tank: Kohl's
Black ruched leggings: Old Navy
White cropped cardigan: Old Navy
Black-and-white wedge espadrilles: Naturalizer
Grey pendant: Baked Beads

Where: Cleaning, music class (complete with traumatic accidental headbutt to my mouth and subsequent lots of blood), relaxing lunch with my aunt and grandmother, work at home.

P.S. Have you ever rediscovered something in your closet and suddenly find yourself wearing it all the time? That's these shoes for me. I bought them ages ago - actually in two colors, this black pair and a navy pair, thinking I'd wear them constantly. And then I hardly ever wore them. But I pulled them out the other day and suddenly they seem to go with everything. Huh. Part of it is the heel height - pre-children, I deemed these wedges too low for me. But now that I'm chasing a toddler, the height is perfect!

Down by the boardwalk

If I lived by a boardwalk, I would like to be on it or perhaps even by it, as the song goes. And actually, it doesn't look at nice out so maybe stuck in my office will have to be the way to go. Lately I seem to be inspired by the 50's and 60's. Something about the ballet slippers and rolled up jeans make me feel like I should be bopping with a milkshake in hand and listening to some Beach Boys.

The Wear:
Pattern shirt: Banana Republic
Jeans: Gap
Belt: Gap
Shoes: Mossimo

The Where:
Work, grocery store, home.

June 09, 2011


For some reason, this outfit makes me feel late 1980's retro. I feel like I should be wearing these boots and listening to The Specials or Violent Femmes. I could be totally off but I'm getting that vibe. The skirt is actually a dress but I am feeling under the weather due to an unfortunate encounter with a falafel sandwich so a tee just felt more comfortable. The skirt has a funky pattern and the necklace goes along with it. It's sort of a geometric theme today, I suppose.

The Wear
Black tee: Old Navy
Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: Mossimo

The Where:
Work, home, salon

Fat day

This title is pretty self-explanatory. Fat days. We've all had them, right? (At least humor me and say yes.) I'm just feeling... thick today. And I also had a zillion errands to run this morning. Normally I would put on stretchy pants and a baggy t-shirt for this, but I'm trying to look at least slightly presentable. So I grabbed this stretchy jersey skirt and a purple shirt for some color...
And that's really all I have to say about that. Except that I'm really glad nothing is hugging my stomach area today.

Lilac twist-neck t-shirt: Kohl's
Black jersey skirt: Old Navy
Black-and-white wedge espadrilles: Naturalizer
Lilac "sea glass" pendant: Baked Beads

Where: Drycleaner, veterinarian, tailor, grocery store, town offices, work from home.

June 08, 2011

Some like it hot

So! Summer has arrived! It's hitting 95 degrees today, and I'm bleary and chugging caffeine in a desperate attempt to keep my eyes open and not succumb to a long afternoon nap. So far it's not helping so much in the wakefulness department, but I am having to visit the ladies room a lot. Hmm.
Anyhow, I had an early morning meeting and it was too hot to do much more than a t-shirt and skirt combo. But I think it turned out okay. I got this skirt right after my son was born, so of course now it's too big but I still like it. I particularly like how my beloved wedges (man I love these shoes) match the skirt so perfectly - metallic and tan and all.

White v-neck t-shirt: Kohl's
Tan and silver skirt: TJ Maxx
Brown & silver platform wedges: Mossimo/Target (see them better here)
Silver double-loop necklace: Kohl's

Where: Early morning meeting.

In the interest of full disclosure (also, see above re: 95 degrees), I'll tell you that as soon as I came home, I changed into this:

... which, let's be honest, is basically pajamas. But comfy.

Lime-green dress: Old Navy
Studded thong sandals: Target
Pink-and-green bead necklace: Baked Beads

Where: Work at home, trying not to fall asleep.

How Now!

Today I am wearing one of my favorite pair of shoes! They are brown and white fake cow hide sandals. Unfortunately, my front food got cut off and I don't have time to retake the photo, or a closeup of the shoes, so this will have to do. I bought them years ago when I lived out west. The backs have some chew marks from my very large pooch but they are not noticeable unless you are on the ground looking at my feet and if you are, ew! Go away, perv! The rest of the outfit basically was put together to go with the shoes. It's comfortable and cool for this hot humid day.

The Wear
Cropped white blazer: Merona
Dress: Target
Shoes: Franco Sarto

The Where:
Work, lunch out, the boy's ENT appointment, home

June 07, 2011

Busy Bee

Today I am quite busy at work so it is only appropriate that I am dressed like a bumble bee. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz... I think I need to invest in another wide belt because I'm liking the look. That's all I have for today as I said, today is a busy day and I'm waiting on some paperwork to be brought to me.

The Wear:
Shirt: J. Crew
Skirt: J. Crew
Tank: Banana Republic
Belt: Express
Shoes: American Eagle from Payless

The Where:
Work, home, salon

June 06, 2011

That 70s outfit

A second outfit! Since I was channeling the 1950s earlier today, I thought I'd jump ahead a few decades and work on the 70s tonight.
I've been wanting to see how these shoes paired with this dress; I think I've only worn them each once before. It seemed to work out well! I like the way the studs on the clogs echo the studs on the belt. I went out with some girlfriends and sat outside for a long dinner and chat. Aaaaaannd then I stopped at the grocery store on the way home. I may have been a bit overdressed to be buying bananas and flour; I got some funny looks. Mostly from much younger men. I'm going to go ahead and believe that they were admiring me.

Gold dress: Jones New York
Studded belt: Jessica Simpson
Yellow platform clogs: Target

Where: Dinner with girlfriends, grocery store.

It Might Not Match

This outfit has been brought to you by Benadryl, allergies, and sleep deprivation! I am not 100% sure if this matches but I wanted to wear this skirt and I was too lazy to find a shirt which matched. Oh well. I almost took a picture of the outfit I work Saturday but dammit I didn't have time! All this house selling, open houses, keeping it immaculately extra clean. Bleck. I just want to lounge around in my underwear with chocolate wrappers thrown about. Is that too much to ask?

The Wear:
Shirt: J. Crew
Skirt (remixed): Willi Smith
Shoes (remixed): Mossimo
Necklace: Who the heck cares? (Or, I don't know)

The Where:
Work, home. Wow. That is yawn-worthy.


My outfit today has me feeling like I belong on the set of a 1950s era movie. Or Grease. It's some combination of the polka-dots, "cropped" pants and wedge sandals. I kind of wish I had a Pink Ladies jacket to complete the look. Or just to wear in general, because: how awesome would that be?!?
And I don't know what's going on, but all my jeans are suddenly too short. Super annoying. Which is why they're rolled up like this today. (Also not thrilled with the way my blouse keeps riding up to expose the bottom of my camisole. But better exposed camisole than exposed muffin-top, I always say.) (No, I don't really always say that.) (But it's totally true.)

Polka-dotted blouse: Allen B for JCPenney
Black camisole: Costco
Jeans: Calvin Klein lean bootcut
Black-and-white wedge espadrilles: Naturalizer
Octopus necklace: gift from my sister (see it better here)

Where: Doctor's office, errands, work at home.