Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Not a good thing.
Our computer guy is on vacation until the weekend, so I may not be able to get any of my outfits up for several days. I will still be taking pictures...but until things are fixed, I am not able to post.
Take care and have a good week.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Woo, I should have brushed my hair, haha! Looking a little unkempt from my walk home.
This outfit was built around the shoes, which are Ralph Lauren, which I got for only $40 in a consignment shop on Saturday. Barely worn! What a steal!
Of course, I love this skirt, and now that I can go bare-legged, I don't have that clinging problem anymore.
But really, it's all about the shoes:
Dark grey patent with black grosgrain trim and a black heel. The earrings are new too.
Jacket (Ricki's), top (Lady Dutch), skirt (Le Chateau), shoes (Ralph Lauren, consignment), earrings (Jones New York).
Monday, April 27, 2009
I wore the jacket only a little bit, as I was (finally) warm enough in my thin sweater.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Whew! My time wasn't as good as last year's (which was 1 hour and 7 minutes), but at 1 hour 14 minutes, I'm still pretty happy with it. I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow.
Just so you know, I WALKED the race - I race walk (yes, that silly thing with the hip wiggle). I think I won a silver medal. I'll find out in the next couple of days (results weren't ready, as they had to review the course monitors' notes and disqualify people who ran in the Competitive Walk category - the monitors record the numbers of anyone wearing a pink number who is running, and bump them into the Running category.
Even if 30 seems like it was oh, so long ago...
My wonderful bubble-hemmed skirt that I wore on Christmas gets a lighter look with the black fitted top last seen in the outfit that I wore to Alice Cooper. Add the gold sandals and a big chunky pearl necklace and we're good to go. Not much bling (I wore a ring and stud earrings) as the skirt is pretty blingy on its own.
L agreed to be a guest, in his new-to-him Ed Hardy shirt (picked up in a consignment shop) and his funky red Fluevog Iggys:
A shot of the back of the shirt (that's all embroidered in wool).
Rockin' the pencil skirt! And check out these Jeffrey Campbell shoes:
Friday, April 24, 2009
He's 74 years old, and it will likely be his last tour. Every song was so emotionally loaded with the knowledge that here's someone who's had a 40+ year career; you could see his gratitude and thankfulness. His words touch you. When he sang "Hallelujah", "Bird on a Wire" and "Famous Blue Raincoat" I cried.
If you are not familiar with this amazing poet and songwriter, you are missing out - do yourself a favour and download some of his music for your iPods here. I recommend "The Future" (the whole album), "I'm Your Man" (everything but "Jazz Police") and "Cohen Live" ('94) (all of it).
Anyway, long story short, I got a t-shirt at the concert and I really love it, so I planned today's outfit around it.
"Beautiful Losers" is a book by Leonard Cohen. I have not read it (I probably should get it), but I was totally drawn to the name, because it reminds me to celebrate my 2 year anniversary of maintaining my goal weight loss of 50 pounds, and give a shout out to all the people who are working so hard to get healthy - you can do it! Here's to all of us Beautiful Losers!
Anyway, I'm rambling again. I liked how this turned out kind of mod, especially when I added the hat.
This weekend: party at Daisy's! And the big 10K race (edited to add: I racewalk it)!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Anyway. I really thought this outfit would look okay. But when I put it on at work (see, I don't try on my clothes the night before, I just pick out outfits and cross my fingers), I was all, "Ugh, this doesn't work. Dang."
I tried - what do you think?:
I got my hair cut after work, which is why I'm doing the "check it out" pose. I think a belt would have been better for waist definition. This skirt is just so pouffy.
Speaking of flats, I noticed when in London that the majority of women were wearing flats--either ballet flats or boots, but always nice ones. Probably because everyone walks/takes the tube. The only time I saw someone in trainers was at the gym. Mind the gap, ladies, especially in heels!
Check out the sole detail:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It's my award for still having a job. I actually like it with this skirt; the skirt's a bold pattern which helps to balance the rosette.
I'm trying to wear semi-sensible shoes this week, since there's a big 10K race on Sunday.
Yup, that's stuff.
Sweater (Max Studio), skirt (Tommy Hilfigger), cami (InWear), belt (no brand), shoes (Wild Diva), rosette pin (White House/Black Market, gift from Mom), crystal stud earrings.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I can still feel the sun on my face. Ah....
Londyn, you probably recognize this blouse - we have the same one. It's such a light silk, I can only wear it when it's really warm out.
Unfortunately, the A/C in my office was on full blast all afternoon, so I wore my jacket:
Of course, they are Irregular Choice (again). Why do I not have a pair of them??
Monday, April 20, 2009
Nothing terribly exciting. I got this blouse at H&M in NYC (near Times Square) - it always kind of bugs me that it's a size 10. Man, sizes are just screwy.
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, so I've busted out the self tanner (I like Olay's) and I'm trying to ensure that I don't get white lines from my socks. Anyway, bare legs! Yay!
I also note that my hair is getting to the length where it starts to do a flip. I kind of like that look on me - I've done it a few times. I'm getting my hair cut on Thursday, but probably just a trim.
I really like these sandals. I bought them ages ago (I think of them as one of the items from my Fat Days - I didn't keep much from then), and forgot I owned them until last year. Standard black accessories and wee, I'm done.
Blouse (H&M), skirt (Jacob, consignment), belt (Plum), bracelet (Le Chateau), earrings (the Cobbler).
Friday, April 17, 2009
I chipped one of my front teeth earlier this week, so I had to go to the dentist today and have it fixed. Man, I hate dentists (I knocked out two of my front teeth when I was 17, so I have a lot of lingering trauma from all the work that was done on my mouth. Nine months of dental work...eee...). No offense to my dentist.
I have gotten a lot of mileage out of this dress. It's so comfy. Another appearance by the wedge heel boots.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Anyway, on to today:
I wanted to wear this vintage top again, and because it's pretty shiny and colourful, I kept with nice ol' neutral black. But of course, a girl's got to have fun, so I wore these "leg tattoo" nylons:
Again, purchased at Schuh in Southampton, England. Schuh is *amazing* …. This is no Aldo, ladies. Truly an orgasmic experience (am I allowed to say that?) surpassed only by the actual Irregular Choice shoe store in London. A whole store of Irregular Choice shoes -- and for men too (cobalt blue glitter OMG!) ...
These shoes are not only a fabulous iridescent colour, but extremely comfortable. I love the soles and I loved the box they came in so much I brought two home in my suitcase (yes, I have another pair of [possibly even more amazing] Irregular Choice shoes waiting in the wings) -- I use really good shoe boxes to store accessories etc in my closet and these are fab pull-out boxes with a reinforced finger hole (not the boring top-lid type). And they've got little robots on them :) Doesn't get much better than that."
She also notes that someone wrote on the box, "Sorry. I love you X."
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Let's get started. This marks the first Special Guest Shoe! Ruth just got back from London and as well as buying me yesterday's leggings/tights, she managed to pick up a few things for herself. She wore these to work today, and I loved them so much:
Here's what Ruth has to say about them:
My new purple suede Harlots. "Hard Hearted Harlot" is written on the soles and they have little whips hanging off the sides. Harlot shoes aren't supposed to be comfortable so I won't mention the fact that these are fabulous to walk in. Purchased at Schuh in Southampton, England, where the Titanic sailed from on her way to New York. Rose could have worn these while reclining on the sofa …
Blurry pictures from Blackberries, notwithstanding, those are some shoes. Purple suede with red stitching and laces, lime lining (!), the wrapped heel, oh my goodness. I think I have the vapours.