This outfit was inspired by a fabulous look from Mimi of Brook & Lyn
These trousers are 3.1 Philip Lim. I stalked them online from the day they were new and found them as a sweet surprise in my size at the Rack about six month later. The sweater is Vince and while I didn't find it at the Rack, it was another love-at-first-site item that I bought much later on sale.
The shoes are Belle by Sigerson Morrison. They about a three-inch wedge with a pointy toe and no platform to compensate for the height, and yet I walked to and from the bus, and to a from another building at work, for a total about 10 blocks and they didn't rub or hurt except for a tiny but of soreness in the ball of my foot. I just cannot figure out why, though! Shoe fit is such a mystery.
I wore this on Thursday but since I had an early morning meeting I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it. I love this outfit, so I decided to wear it again today. The skirt is vintage German. I found it on eBay. I'm not normally a big fan of eBay, but I was obsessed by the idea of a *pleated* leather or suede skirt (I think there was one on Zara and one on Asos, but both were hundreds of dollars). I found this one from a traditional German clothing company for $100. It's lined and has pockets and belt loops. It was listed as a "hunting skirt". I'm really not the hunting type, but I love the skirt, anyway! I was inspired for this particular outfit by the Hermes Fall 2011 collection, which I saw on the Sartorialist.
This is what I wore to go to Brunch and then to Costco.
The top is J. Crew. I got it on sale and thought it'd be a great casual springtime top. I don't spend a lot of effort or money on casual clothes (which is why I often don't post my weekend outfits). But I'd like to learn to do casual. This is an attempt at better casual-wear.
New J. Crew shirt. I wasn't quite sure how to wear this shirt. I thought when I bought it that it would be easy, but for some reason I'm finding it a bit hard to pair. I like this. The slouchy shirt and the pencil skirt, plus the blue+purple+lavender colors made me happy and seemed right for a pretty Spring Friday, even if I didn't really get out more than a few minutes today.
Today my family celebrated my Grandmother's 77th birthday. Our family does not get together often, but when we do, we are loud and talk a LOT. This is because we enjoy each other a lot...sometimes my husband gets a little overwhelmed; he's not used to so much rambunctiousness.
I went to the store to buy an iPad today. I want to stop using my notebook (no, not a laptop notebook - a regular paper notebook) at work, and have all my notes electronically.
I was going to wait, but since supplies seem to be a problem, among other things, I decided to pop for one today. But, I could only find first generation models. I decided to buy a first generation model, because I don't need the "facetime" camera on the front, and I don't really care about mine being slightly heavier and thicker.
So, I've been playing around with it. The application I use to sync my task lists doesn't have a iPad app yet, but I can use their website with relative ease. The calendar is goregous on the iPad, and I also bought an app called "PhatPad" which has handwriting recognition (I got a stylus when I bought my iPad). That will be useful for taking notes during meetings, but I'll have to do extra work to copy/paste things into tasks if I use it. My only wishlist item is the option for native handwriting recognition as an option instead of the keyboard. That keyboard is still pretty awkward, even if it is bigger than the iPhone's.
Today I had a doctor's appointment and a happy hour. Both required flat shoes. I think this was a good choice.
This morning the birds were singing and I saw a little squirrel and the temperature was a little better than usual. I thought that for sure our Spring was on the way. But, no, the temperature is in the low 40's again (F) and it's windy and raining. I should have worn a sweater...