Sunday, October 31, 2010

Skirts and Dresses

This week I am going to try to wear a skirt or dress every day.  I've become quite lazy about wearing dresses and skirts lately.  Not quite sure why.  This week I'm going to try to overcome my laziness and really doll it up (if you know what I mean).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fur Vest

I got a new pair of olive green skinny pants, as well as an awesome faux fur vest.  Wait 'till you see.  So awesome!

Wednesday - red and patent

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Train's acomin'

Hooray for online orders!

I have two orders on their way to me.  The first is a small, silver cross-body bag by LAMB.  I ordered on  I am happy with my current handbags, but my small-cross body in pale pink isn't getting as much use as I had hoped.  It's a Spring color.  I think the silver will be more versatile.  Also, the pink has rubbed on my jeans and the back of it is all dingy looking now.

The second is an Ann Taylor Loft order that include a pair of green riding pants (cargo pants are out the question for my legs, but I like the look of a slightly more casual bottom), and a fur vest.  I've got a few vague ideas for the vest that I can't wait to play around with!

I also just purchased a silk shell-colored cami at Gap for way too much ($60).  I thought the delicate color and fabrication would be a nice counterpoint to chunky sweaters and the like.

Lastly, I tried on belts yesterday and ordered (was not in my size) a snakeskin belt that has gold on the reverse.

I think I need a few more distressed denim pieces.  I have a faded cutoff mini, that I wear in place of cutoff shorts (more flattering on me).  And I have a cropped distressed denim jacket.  Oh, and my slightly-western Gap denim snap-front shirt.  But I'd like some distressed, faded jeans.  Maybe bootcut.  I'm thinking high-wasted, 70's inspired.  The Gap Long and Lean would work, but I don't like their light washes.  I had fake-looking distressing.  I just want them soft and faded; not with fake stripes on the thighs.

Saturday - ode to the homework gods

This is the second of my two new sweatshirt tunics.  I love these for comfy weekend wear.  I feel like I'm still in my PJs, but technically I am dressed and could leave the house if need be.  (-:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday - pinkish

I totally wish I had worn my charcoal chords with this!  I've gotten to the point that I only like to wear black when it's featured as a faux color in the outfit, as with a black and white outfit, or black and navy.  These pants are new, longer skinnies.  I do like them a lot.  They were a good buy.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sweater Dress

At some point, I need to put together an outfit with my sweater dress; I saw a Marc by Marc Jacobs dress that was red with black jewels on it.  It made me want to do my red sweater dress with some black patent accessories.

Tuesday - slightly goth

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday - wear (too big?)

My new favorite weekend wear; leggings and an oversized pullover.  This is a size too big, but I've decided I am not going to exchange it or take it in, as I want it to be large and comfortable without any worries about body consciousness whatsoever.  But, it might just be too big.  I wouldn't be disappointed if it were the right size, I think.  When I lose a few pounds I might have it taken in at the sides.

Saturday - studying and a facial

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday - nude

I ended up working late tonight and missed class.  Also, it rained and I didn't bring an umbrella, and my boss came back from 2 weeks on vacation.  So it wasn't my most pleasant work day.  On the other hand, I had a meeting with a senior director who is sponsoring my forecasting project for school and he was very excited and enthusiastic about my work.  So that was cool.

I didn't like these nude fishnets.  It's not the outfit; it's the tights.  I've tried them a few different ways and overall the just don't appeal to me.  I think I have an issue with "nude" stockings in general.  Next time I'll try basic black.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday - purple

I used my husband's iphone this morning, and he has an old version that doesn't have as nice of camera.  It's easy to see what a difference in quality there is!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday - green

This is one of my favorite outfits.  I realize it is not trendy at all, but I love the way the skirt flows, the sheen of the satin panel at the bottom, and the rich color and texture of the jacket.  I also really like the way the brown antique military style boot and crisp buttoned up shirt pairs with the classic feminine skirt.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday - velvet

This outfit was really fun - a favorite.  I liked wearing this thin olive cardi with the black dress, and I like the way the boots give the outfit a more hip vibe.  I also liked the way my pink headband spiced things up!

Monday, October 4, 2010

outfit ideas

I've updated my post from earlier with links to the outfits as I've worn them.  I'll update the post again as I work through the remainder of the ideas.
I was happy to see that many outfits in the chic new J. Crew catalog are of things I own, with a few exceptions:

I need a camel/nude belt, and a b&w checked, striped, or otherwise printed shirt.  The ones in the catalog are nice, but maybe I can find them cheaper if I shop around!  I also have decided to replace my flat casual boots.  I want something a little shorter.  My current pair hit me at the widest part of my calf.

Monday - black & white + turquoise

A favorite outfit, but this skirt is too small for me.  Boo.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Another idea

I want to wear my sparkly brooch on my denim shirt.  I'm thinking it would look best with my ruffled black high-waisted pencil skirt...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday - Warming up

The weather is warm today, but I am in Fall mode, hence the dark colors!  This is a easy, favorite look.