Tuesday, November 29, 2011

creative nails



Good morning everyone,

How was your holiday? We ate with local family members and had a nice relaxing evening. I went to work on Friday (it's the best day to work) and only ran into one other person the whole time. I finally completed some background tasks but it definitely wasn't a photo day since I just wore jeans and a shirt.

Speaking of photos, I still haven't found a good time or place to take outfit pics. It's (usually) dark in the morning and evening by the time I leave and the apartment is still very white (we have to hang stuff up on the walls), which doesn't make for a good photo. :)

Last night I decided to get "creative" with my nail polish. After reading tons of good reviews about a particular top coat that dries nails quickly, I decided to buy it and try my luck. I have zero patience when it comes to painting my nails and if I screw one up I end up scrapping the whole thing. So I had already painted them with a dark purple and I had a crazy purple glitter one that I wanted to try out. I freehanded it and covered the tips with the glitter. I think I like how it turned out, but my right hand looks a lot worse since I'm not left-handed. 

Well, I don't have much else to say. I hope your week is starting out nicely!

Cardi: Talbots
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Skirt: Lane Bryant
Boots: Piperlime
Necklace: Gifted

Drape cardi: Fashion Bug
Dress: Lane Bryant via Ebay
Boots: Steve Madden via 6pm
Belt: NY & Co
Necklace: Etsy

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This Tuesday needs more caffeine

 Good afternoon everyone,

This outfit is so comfy I might just wear it to Thanksgiving dinner. When this dress was on the Lane Bryant site it sold out quickly, and I looked in all of the local stores but no one had it. One of the sales associates even had the dress on but she said she got the only one that was in their store. My solution? Set up an ebay alert! It took a few months but I finally saw the dress listed in my size during my broken leg "vacation" and I won it for a nice $20. Not bad eh?

In shoe news I did some rearranging and put all of my "wearable" boots and flats in one place. Anything with a heel got stuffed out of sight in my closet. Katy Kat decided a box of shoes was just what she needed to use as a stool and now she won't leave the room! 

Alright, back to the grind. Happy Tuesday everyone!

Dress: Lane Bryant via Ebay ($20, August 2011)
Black sweater: Ann Taylor Loft via Ebay
Necklace: Etsy
Hidden boots: Spring via 6pm

Friday, November 18, 2011

no meeting for me

Well, so much for that big meeting today. Last night I felt an awful head cold coming on and after getting very little sleep last night I woke up this morning feeling like my throat was on fire and my head was about to explode. I think it's just a cold but we all know what a hassle a simple cold can be.

So anyway, I went in this morning to hand out some papers and tell my superiors I would be leaving to get back in bed. Fortunately most of my meeting work was done behind the scenes so I didn't really need to be present the whole time. Plus my coworkers are a little weird about sick people coming to work (and with good reason I suppose; who wants to spread germs) so they let me go home. Thank goodness for awesome coworkers eh?

This weekend we're hoping to put together our last piece of Ikea furniture (I'm very bad at that type of thing) and if my taste buds are working we might drive up to Frederick to get some barbeque food. But right now I'm focused on chicken soup and cough drops. Glamorous eh?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Purple cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Dress: Lane Bryant
Boots: Steve Madden via 6pm
Earrings: Etsy

Thursday, November 17, 2011

skirts and more skirts


I feel like I've said this a lot, but for a time I wasn't a skirt person. They always turned around or rode up while I was walking, and the slit in the back made me feel too exposed. Somewhere along the line my feelings changed and now I have amassed quite a few skirts. I just need a nice mustard yellow pencil skirt. Any suggestions on where to find one?


In broken leg news, this is the first time I've been able to stuff my swollen leg into these leather boots. Last time I tried I couldn't even get my foot in. It's a tight squeeze but I'm happy to have them on. Now we'll just have to see if I can take them off when I get home :)

I have a big meeting to attend tomorrow so this might be it for the week. If so I hope you all have a great weekend!

Purple cardi: Lane Bryant
White tank: Old Navy
Skirt: Michael Kors via Ebay
Boots: White Mountain via Piperlime
Necklace: Ann Taylor

Cardigan: Gap
Striped tee: Target
Skirt: Spiegel (they've gone bankrupt; don't buy from them)
Boots: Steve Madden via 6pm
Necklace: Stella & Dot via Craigslist
Earrings: Nordstrom Rack

Monday, November 14, 2011

fall colors

 Good morning everyone,

Moving is such a hassle! We're finally unpacked and we're slowly trying to arrange everything. I didn't think it would be that hard to go from a large house to a small condo, but I underestimated my feelings on the matter (and the size of my wardrobe, hah). For some background (and an attempt to justify having too much stuff) I lived with my grandmother for 5 years. In that time I was fortunate enough to experience a steady stream of income and plenty of space to stash things. In our condo there is no stashing space :) Not that I'm complaining. Hopefully I will successfully whittle down my wardrobe to the things that I love and I'll sell/donate/ebay the rest. This should only take a couple of years :) 

So until my closet is more organized I've just been pulling out simple clothing. Of course I haven't really been documenting what I've been wearing for the past two weeks. I'll try to jump back on the blog wagon soon :)

Did you all have a good weekend? We had a big day Saturday. First we went to Ikea (neither of us had ever been) and that was probably a mistake for someone recovering from a broken leg. I was completely exhausted by the time we made our way out of the store. I didn't think it was so big! It was like a freakin' museum. Then after Ikea we met up with my newly married best friend and her husband in Baltimore for a nice dinner. She got married in Tampa (we used to live near one another in south Florida) and I had to give up my maid of honor duties because of everything that's happened over the past few months. So this was the first time I had seen her since she got married. She's living in PA with her husband, and this is the closest we've been since we lived together in college. I've gotta admit I'm pretty excited.

On that note, happy Monday everyone!

Orange shirt: Talbots
Plaid pants: Target
Necklace: Talbots
Flats: DSW
Earrings: Grandmother
Watch: La Mer via Urban Outfitters