Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I found the dress I'm wearing at a thrift store not too long ago. Despite the fact that it looks like something I could have caught my mother wearing in the 80s, I saw some potential for cuteness. I love the color (one of my favorites) and had it shortened a bit, although I think I can probably take a few more inches off again. I hiked up the sleeves, slapped on one of my favorite belts, opened up a few buttons, added some jewelry and headed out the door. That doesn't mean I was on time for work because I still had to figure out a shoe and handbag selection, but that doesn't detract from the easiness of this dress. Plus it has one thing I couldn't resists..
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
If I do decide to take the plunge on some shoes, which should I go for:
Anticipation Heels, $168
Monday, June 28, 2010
I'm not one for mixing patterns, but today I took a baby toe dip into the trend and wore stripes on the top and bottom. My pants have a very subtle white stripe running down, but from far away they can look like regular old blue pants. I didn't go too crazy with mixing because I wanted to let the focus remain on top. I found this cardigan at Walmart for $14! Now I usually can't stand going into Walmart. The store is always crowded, I wait in line for what seems like forever, and the clothing selection doesn't compare to say, Target (I love you Tar-jay!); but I'm an equal opportunity bargain shopper. I know deals are to be had around any and every corner. This soft little number should serve its purpose until it disintegrates in the wash. Let's hope it waits at least 6 months (fingers crossed).
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Crocodile Wrap Ring, Forever 21, purchase here
Although my new bag is supposed to be an alligator print, I thought this would go with it.
I stopped by a consignment shop on my lunch break this week and found a few things to try on.
I was thumbing through the skirts and even though this wasn't my size, I couldn't resist the print.
It is J Crew from Spring 2008 and I was able to score this for about $6 (after a bit of a store credit). I know it will put a smile on my face any time I wear it. :) I need to attempt a slight shrinkage in the wash, my only question is can I get away with it at work?
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I'm not sure what I was doing, but the effect of this pic is kind of cool.
Blue jacket- Sashimi (don't remember where it came from, but it has got to go. I realized while looking at these pics that cropped tops are not my friend either).
Linen shorts- Banana Republic (secondhand)
Woven sandals- Belle by Sigerson Morrison
Giraffe necklace- J Crew outlet
Colorful ethnic bracelet- H&M (Vintage aka I bought it in college, lol. That's considered vintage, right?)
Aviators- Forever 21
Tan handbag- Rebecca Minkoff Alligator Embossed Morning After Mini
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Had to make sure I was work appropriate and blasting a/c ready with the cardi
Monday, June 21, 2010
So the skirt I'm wearing today came from my after-work shopping trip to a few stores some weeks ago. I wanted a tan color skirt as a nice, neutral base to work around colorful tops, but after putting it on today, I'm not so sure about it. I feel like I'm wearing some kind of uniform, albeit a slightly nicer looking uniform, but still. Is there any way to make khakis and its cousin (tan skirts, dresses, or shorts) cool/hip/trendy?
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I also want to wish all of the other fathers, step-fathers, and men who lovingly and willingly take on the role of a father figure with no hesitation a Happy Father's Day too. You are appreciated.
Now I'm off to take my father out for his favorite, crab cakes. Yum! I'm salivating already at the crabby goodness.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
White v-neck tee- Target
Tweed shorts- Rebecca Taylor
Pink headband- J Crew
Pink handbag- Chanel
Black sandals- Zara