Thursday, May 31, 2012

snakes on a dress

Good morning,

This is actually Tuesday's outfit. At this rate I'll never catch up. I'm leaving early to see the surgeon today (they couldn't see me last week) so I'll try and get evidence of today's dress (which is striped, if you're interested). 

So how's your week going? I still feel like we're all catching up from Monday but I'll be happy when another weekend comes around. Happy Thursday!

Dress: Target
Necklace: Etsy
Shoes: Blowfish via DSW
Earrings: Coldwater Creek

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

catching up

Good morning everyone,

Sometimes I don't know where the time goes. We got photos from last week but somehow I never made it to an update. So now I'm a day behind :) It wasn't until I looked at these photos (and my laundry) that I realized I wore stripes for most of last week. Oopsies :)

How was your weekend? We went out to happy hour on Friday night and I wore a new striped dress that I bought earlier in the week. I've been watching this dress (at Macy's) for quite some time but $140 is a bit steep for me. Then when I went into the mall I saw it on the clearance rack and decided I could live with paying 1/3 of the original price :) Besides, it was the only one left in my size. Like I needed a sign, right? :)

Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely long weekend and I'll try to get back to regular posts soon.

Top: Dorothy Perkins
Chambray skirt: Lane Bryant (years ago)
Flats: Kohl's
Necklace: Stella & Dot

Dress: Nine West via Macy's
Shrug: Old Navy
Flats: Kohl's
Earrings: Gifted

Monday, May 21, 2012

bunnies on Mondays

Good evening,

Last night I got out two dresses and thought I would push the envelope and decide which one to wear in the morning. Living on the edge, I know. The bunny necklace went along with this dress better than my second choice anyway :) 

So how was your weekend? Ours was quiet. We went for a walk on Sunday and my legs are definitely feeling it today. Speaking of which, I'm going back to the orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday to see about some pain issues I'm having. Obviously my gait has changed since I broke my leg and my right hip/thigh/knee really kills me sometimes. Maybe it's because I still favor that leg. Hopefully it's something I can address with more exercise and it's nothing more complicated. *sigh*  Anyway, Happy Monday!

Dress: Target (via Ebay, I think)
Bunny necklace: Thrifted
Ring: Stella & Dot
Yellow tank: Talbots
Sandals: Payless
Green bag: T.J. Maxx

Friday, May 18, 2012

summer-esque Friday

Good afternoon everyone,

This dress has garnered non-stop comments from my coworkers. I was a little unsure of it this morning (frankly I've been unsure of everything fashion related lately, but that's a story for another time) but it makes me feel good that everyone likes it. If it looks familiar to you it's because I own a twin dress in blue :)

I also love how the nail polish perfectly matches the pink stripes. I have to tell you this is one of my (new) favs as far as nail polishes go. It's Betsey Johnson's "It's My Pink" from Sephora, which has some of the the scent "me too" infused into the polish. I just bought it for the color and the application is fabulous and smooth and the color seems to last. The smell isn't bad either :) It's been 3 days since I painted my nails and you can't smell it unless you get really close to my hands. 

So what are you all doing this weekend? I think D and I have a breakfast date tomorrow (if I can drag myself out of bed) and I'm hoping my ebay listings end well. I might stop by the cemetery to visit my grandparents as well. Honestly I'm still needing some closure.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Until next week...

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft
Necklace and yellow stone ring: Stella & Dot
Bracelets: Grandma's and vintage via Ebay
Thin gold ring: Etsy
Sandals: T.J. Maxx
Belt: NY & Co

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

lost time

 Good evening everyone,

This outfit is from Tuesday. I wore my red flats into work and when I was sitting I would put on the heels. So I thought I would try to show you both. I never thought I'd wear the ankle length cigarette style pants but I love these so much that I got them in red too. They have a super comfortable wide elastic waistband and I like that they hit me right above my ankle. I'll like them even more when I get to wear them with more heels :) 

Today I wore a purple and black striped tee with some cropped jeans and I'm lacking the photographic evidence. Wednesday has become my unofficial casual day since I usually have meetings on Thursdays and Fridays. I'll try for a photo tomorrow :)

Blogger tells me this is my 500th post, so I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for stopping by. I never thought anyone would read this, let alone follow it, and I love getting your comments and emails. So thank you!

Happy Wednesday!

Shrug: Old Navy
Bird tank and black crops: Torrid
Red flats: Nine West via 6pm
Red heels: Jessica Simpson via T.J. Maxx
Necklace: Stella & Dot

Friday, May 11, 2012

high-low hems

Good evening,

How was your week? I'm ready to relax for a little while this weekend. In fact I didn't even bother doing my hair this morning because I decided to sleep in later and just throw it up in a bun. Then I picked a patterned dress that I figured would distract people from looking at my hair. :) 

When I first notice the whole high/low hem trend I figured that would be one that I passed up, but when I saw this dress for $20 I couldn't resist. Turns out it's quite comfortable, but I did feel a little "loud" walking up and down the halls throughout the day. And I kept referring to the back as my "lizard tail", which I'm sure impressed my coworker/friend, haha. I think I'll pick a neutral shoe next time and add a belt :)

Happy finally Friday!

Dress: Ideeli
Necklace: Ebay
Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Shoes: Nine West Fascinate via 6pm

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

nautical or nice

What a crazy week! As I write this my parents are back in south Florida and we are recovering from a few very busy days. D and I took off from work on Friday and we visited the VA side of Great Falls. Saturday I went to a Kentucky Derby themed party (no I did not wear a hat, and no pics either). Then Sunday I did a lot of walking (walking=shopping) with my mom and my leg/hip has been sore and in pain ever since. Then last night we went to a wonderful seafood restaurant since it was the last night in town for my parents. We also hosted our first dinner (we cooked and everything!) in our apartment and we got all of the new furniture assembled. It looks wonderful! I even managed to sell my papasan couch (aka mamasan) on craigslist. So all in all a very productive week! Of course that does mean fewer photos. I did manage to get one today once we got home. I had a short break between work and going out to celebrate a friend's birthday and I didn't want to miss out on Everybody, Everywhere's Nautical month. :) It's pure coincidence that I wore stripes today but I think this passes as nautical.

(my parents who did not match their outfits on purpose, I swear)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Cardi: T.J. Maxx
Pink top: Gap
Striped skirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Sandals: Payless
Necklace and earrings: Kohl's

At Great Falls:
Shirt: Lane Bryant
Crops: Coldwater Creek
Sneakers: Puma
Purse: Piperlime

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

my week is almost over...

Hello all,

This is a short week for me and I am so excited to leave early tomorrow. My parents came into town last week and they went with us to IKEA last weekend. End result-We're getting our furniture delivered tomorrow. I know some people aren't fans of IKEA furniture, but I'm looking forward seeing our new sofa bed in action! This will be the first "real" furniture we've bought for our home, since everything else was given to us by family members (seriously-everything. We're very fortunate and I'm thankful every time I sit on something). I guess we got a rather late start to living on our own since I was living with my grandmother for so many years. But anyway, yay new furniture!

Also worth a "yay" is this new shrug. I had a bunch of Old Navy dollars to use so I ended up getting this in three colors during their 30% sale (along with a sports bra and some other odds and ends) and my whole order cost a whopping .99 cents. I never though I'd like the cropped silhouette on me but it works, and it's an alternative to belting everything. Then I couldn't resist pairing these sandals with the dress. My leg has been hurting me as of late so it's back to flats full-time.

Happy Wednesday!

Shrug: Old Navy
Dress: Lane Bryant
Sandals: Aerosoles via T.J. Maxx
Necklace: Liz Claiborne Outlet
Earrings: Gifted
Bracelet: Ann Taylor Loft via Ebay