Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Whenever I have a bad outfit day, I tend to go to a tried and true combo for the next outfit. Since I'm in OHW month, I didn't have a 'Go To' outfit that I hadn't used all of the items a bunch. So....I settled for a tried and true color combo. You can't go wrong with the classic red, white and black.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I felt like this outfit looked much better in the mirror than it did in the photos. But that's part of what the photos are for. If I could go back and rework, I'd button the sweater and put the belt over the top to give me a bit more shape. I'd hem the pants or cuff them to make them ankle length, cause here they just look too short. And finally, I'd add some brighter shoes or accessories to brighten it up. A little too bland and dark. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. The only OHW in this outfit is the bracelet, and I consider that cheating. I was just too excited to wear my new FREE items that I had to put them together.
Rating - One Thumb Up (Husby - really liked the sparkly shirt), One Thumb Down (me)
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
I promise to send something handmade to the first 3 people who leave a comment here. To be eligible, you must also post this in your blog, offering the same thing to 3 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 3 people sometime in 2011.
Love, love, love the idea. And have crafts nearly ready for passing on.
Paying it forward from Curvy Everyday.
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While Husby didn't like this outfit because it was too segmented, I absolutely LOVED it for the very same reason. The breaks added interest and made the outfit visually stimulating, while elongating me and taking focus off of my apple shape. I felt long and lean and fabulous all day long.
And, Style Underdog, I am sporting Sock Tops.....I'll be suprised if I have any whole socks by the end of the winter.... THANK YOU!!!
Rating - One Thumb Sideways (Husby), One Thumb Up (ME!)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Okay, okay, mabe I'm exagerrating a bit, but she's wearing heels and I'm wearing flip flops in this picture, so add a few more inches to our difference. My mom is very petite. I am very Amazonian. But we do share in common the fact that every pound we gain goes right to our belly-region (All of my extra height comes from my 33-inch-inseam legs). Therefore, it's very easy for us to swap upper body clothing. Any time I'm deciding to retire anything by taking it to Plato's Closet to sell or to go to Goodwill, I let mom peruse my bag first. I'd say half of my mom's wardrobe has come from me. She's the one that taught me the joy of a good deal and that second hand is new to you. Well, on the reverse side, whenever she comes across clothing that's just a little too long in the arms for her or a little to large, she brings them over for me to look at. Today, mom showed up with a few items handed down to her from her sister and I was able to add a dress, a blouse and a skirt to my wardrobe. All neutral and all good layering pieces. YAY!!
I also have a Macy's rewards card that I signed up for before I got married. I get excellent coupons in the mail due to my platinum status, and the card is set up to give %3 back in Macy's bucks for all purchases in-store and 1% of everything else you buy. I started using the card to pay for things that I normally pay for with my check card, and then paying it off at the end of the month. I started also paying my tuition on it (since it only sits on there for two weeks until I get reimbursed and I don't have to pay interest). So, Monday I came home from work to find $60 in Macy's money begging to be spent. I did spend the bulk on Sophie, but you'll be seeing 4 new items from Macy's in the upcoming month with FREE indicating that I didn't break my own rule :-)
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Boring. This outfit was super-de-duper boring. But so very comfortable. I could have put on some tights and heels and really spiffed up the deal, but I knew this was going to be a crazy work day for me and my knee was really hurting from wearing heels the day before (because I fell down the stairs with a huge basket of laundry and landed square on my left knee) and it was going to snow and I just wanted to be comfy. I was very happy, despite looking boring.
The OHW (one hit wonder) in this outfit is the blouse. I have to be a little careful how I wear it because it is exceedingly short, even for a short-waisted leggy dame like myself. The first time was with a blazer and high waisted skirt.
Rating - Two Thumbs Sideways
Sunday, January 9, 2011
My big sister always told me to never wear navy and black together cause I'd look like a bruise. I've never even tried it before. I also try to stay away from wearing red and blue together, cause I equate it to 4th of July attire. I'm really happy with how this turned out, however. And despite the roller coaster that I feel my weight has been for the last 3 years, this skirt has been in my closet since before I met my husband (at least 7 years). And this day, I was able to wear it again. That makes me pretty durn happy :-)
Rating - Two Thumbs Up