Friday, August 31, 2012

hello again!

 Hi everyone,

I figured I would drop by and share a recent outfit with you all. We took some friends out for a birthday dinner last weekend and I decided to dress up, heels and all. And in an effort to change the way I would wear this dress to work I left out the modesty tank top. These are crazy times I'm living, I know.


In all seriousness we had a lovely time at dinner and taking these photos made me miss posting on here. I'm slowly settling into new routines and we'll see if and where I can fit the blog back into the puzzle.

I hope you all are doing well!

Dress: Kiyonna ($20 from an awesome LJ sale years ago)
Heels: Seychelles (these are actually very comfortable, even if I did wear flats for the walking portion of our trip)
Necklace: Now defunct Mark & Pearl
Egyptian Cuff Bracelet: Art museum when I worked in another lifetime

Thursday, August 2, 2012

i'm still around

Hi all,

Sorry for my unplanned absence. During the past few weeks my life has been a bit hectic.

Last week marked 1 year since my grandmother passed away, which of course also meant it's been a year since I broke my leg. My whole family has been a bit down, myself included, and I've just been trying to quietly deal with my emotions.

In better news I applied to graduate school and I just found out that I've been accepted. So I'll start as a part-time student at the end of this month. I'll continue working full-time and I'm a bit nervous about balancing my work/school/home life. So wish me luck! 

Yesterday I went on campus for some academic advising, and they told me to go ahead and get my student ID card. After being pointed to the right path I got lost 3 times and managed to get a sunburn just for being outside for 30 minutes. At least I now know where the bookstore, a starbucks, and the physical science building are located (the last of which I will probably never see again, hah).

As far as all of this affecting the blog...well I'm torn about what to do. For now I'm going to put the blog on hold and try to get used to my new routines. Perhaps I'll eat my words next week and start taking photos again. Or maybe I'll just take a month off. Like I said-I'm undecided. Regardless I still plan to continue looking at all of your blogs because they're still a constant source of inspiration, especially on days when getting out of bed seems like an insurmountable task.

So this is a farewell for now, but I hope to be back sooner or later.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

(color) blockhead

 Good afternoon ladies,

Yesterday was Everybody, Everywear's color blocking day and I knew exactly what I wanted to put on for once. Then again it's always easier when I know I'm not running errands or going outside. Since it was a long office day I brought in my heels and wore them while I was at my desk. My leg was all kinds of sore when I got home but they still made me feel pretty good while I had them on :) 

Happy Wednesday!

Top and skirt: Eloquii
Bracelets and stack rings: Stella & Dot
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft
Single gold ring: Etsy
Flats: Born "Canarie" via Nordstrom
Heels: B. Makowsky

Monday, July 9, 2012

stripes on a monday

Good evening ladies,

Just a quick update for tonight. Monday sort of pummeled me and I'm ready to get to sleep. 

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft
Belt: Coldwater Creek
Sandals: Kohl's
Necklace: vintage via Ebay
Earrings: Gifted

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

almost patriotic

Good evening ladies,

I tried my best to look patriotic today. I originally planned on wearing the blue and white striped version of this dress but when I realized all of my neutral colored underthings were dirty I switched to the navy version.

Also navy-these great lapis earrings. I think they might be reversible (there is a silver lattice design on the other side) and I wish I knew who made them so I could get a pair in another color stone. 

Any plans for the holiday tomorrow? We get to take off and I've already told D not to wake me up in the morning unless my life is at stake :) Happy fourth!

Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Dress: Talbots
Sandals: Payless
Necklace: QVC via Ebay
Earrings: Ebay
Belt: Coldwater Creek

Monday, July 2, 2012

epic bun, hun :)

Good afternoon everyone,

How was your weekend? We got hit by that fabulous "land hurricane" on Friday night and yet we still ventured out to Columbia on Saturday. Big mistake. Fallen trees, cars driving into ravines, electrical wires everywhere, lines of cars as far as the eye could see waiting for gas...I really did feel like I was back in south Florida. Except we never lost power, so I guess we got lucky in that regard :)

Anyhow, I figured a lot of people wouldn't make it to work today so I opted for casual and comfy. These pants wrinkled with just a glance and they've since stretched another 2 sizes so I'm hoping washing in warm water and a trip to the dryer will shrink them a little. Of course our washer/dryer isn't getting delivered today due to the widespread power outages so I guess I'll just have to wait and see. Good thing I have this cute non-stretching necklace to keep me company, right?

Last thing I want to mention is this fabulous hair bun contraption (btw I'm on an unofficial shopping ban as of today). I saw it on Juggling Chic's blog and I immediately had extreme bun envy. I promptly ran out to Sally's during my lunch hour only to find they were out of all of the big bun donuts. So I bought a petite blonde version and I love it! It feels totally messy going up but in all of 1 minute I have a perfectly shaped donut bun! Just thought I'd share :)

Happy Monday!

Top: Ann Taylor Loft
Crops: Old Navy
Sandals: Aerosoles via T.J. Maxx
Necklace: Piperlime
Earrings: Grandmother's

Friday, June 29, 2012

staying indoors

Good evening ladies,

Why is it that I feel so good after I get a pedicure? I can't paint my own toenails worth a crap but when I have them done I always feel more put together. Of course I always smash my toe into something 3 seconds after I walk out the door but that's why I use my own polish. Touch-ups I can handle. :)

So what are your plans for the weekend? We're driving to Columbia to see some of  D's friends. We plan on challenging one another on the Wii (Mario Kart and Bit Trip are among our plans) and Sunday I'll probably try to relax and get some cleaning done. 

Oh and before I forget-Eloquii is having a bombtastic sale right now. Buy one get one free on everything (including sale items!) Plus a ton of their shirts are 9.99 and 14.99. They changed their free shipping and you have to order $100 to get the free shipping but returns are still free. Just thought you all might want to take advantage of it. I know I am! :) My UPS guy must think I'm crazy.

Happy Friday!

Pink cardi: Old Navy
Green striped tank: Talbots
Jeans: Target
Flower sandals: Aerosoles via T.J. Maxx
Necklace: QVC via Ebay

Thursday, June 28, 2012

a skirt of great length

Good afternoon ladies,

So here is yesterday's ensemble. I was supposed to get a pedicure with my coworker during our lunch hour but we opted for actual eating instead. 

Today I'm very casual (maybe a bit too casual) in silver flats, black crops and a patterned top but it's not likely you'll see photographic proof. I had to go to the doc for a rash on my arm that's not going away, and I wanted to wear something that would give her easy access. And I'm not even going to touch on the weather. :)

Happy Thursday folks!

Cardigan: Old Navy
Striped tank: Nordstrom Rack
Black maxi skirt: Eloquii
Black sandals: Payless
Necklace: Gift from mom
Ring: Gift from coworker
Earrings: Kenneth Cole via Nordstrom Rack

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

spring skirt

Good evening,

Long time no see! It's been a hectic few days. This morning I was running late to work. I knew I wanted to wear this new skirt but I just threw on my softest top and went with it. :)

Hope you all are doing well!

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Eloquii
Flats: Betsey Johnson via 6pm
Earrings: Coldwater Creek
Necklace: QVC via Ebay

Monday, June 18, 2012

shoes of death

Good morning everyone,

Here is what I wore Friday. I know I won't be getting a photo of today's outfit so I thought I would go ahead and post this now.

Thursday I ran to Target to pick up a few things and I saw these flats in pink and orange. I tried them on in the store and they felt sufficiently comfortable for $20 shoes. So I wore these immediately. Big mistake! Even with a heel and a ball-of-foot cushion these shoes suck if you plan on walking at all in them. I will definitely be returning the pink ones ('cause of course I got both colors).

I hope your Monday is starting out well!

Cardi: Old Navy
Dress: Target
Flats: Target
Necklace: Etsy