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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

new igigi dress

Good evening everyone,

Tonight D and I had plans to go out for a happy hour with some of his coworkers but we ended up working late instead. So I wore this fancy dress for a looong office day :) Oh well! This is my first non-ebay Igigi purchase (meaning I spent way too much via their online retail store) but when it went on sale and was the only one remaining I splurged. It's incredibly well-made (fully lined!) and I love the way it fits but even on sale it was a big purchase. So it might have to go into my rotation at least once a week :)

I hope you all had a fantastic Thursday!

Dress: Igigi
Tank: Old Navy
Flats: Coach via DSW
Necklace: Target
Earrings: Coldwater Creek

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

pink cardigans and patterned dresses

Good evening ladies,

I spent all of today thinking it was Thursday instead of Wednesday. What a let down! Work has been keeping me overly occupied and I'm so happy for the end of a work week :) I hope your day went well!

Cardigan: Torrid
Dress: Lane Bryant
Flats: Me Too via Ebay
Necklace: Gifted
Earrings: Nordstrom Rack
Bag: T.J. Maxx

Monday, June 11, 2012

carry on

Good afternoon ladies,

 How about a photo for today? Maybe I'm finally getting back with the program. No apologies this time though :)

I got this dress from Macy's during their memorial day sale and I knew I would love wearing it once the temps starting rising. Tonight we're going to see Prometheus and I wanted something comfortable to walk around in before the movie. I loved the different blues and greens on the dress and I thought it paired well with this navy cardigan. 

How was your weekend? D put together a wonderful baker's rack for our kitchen and I had a grand time putting stuff on/in it. It really helps with the storage situation :) Sunday I ate lunch with my childhood best friend, which is always a treat. I met her at a restaurant near some outlets and I managed to stay out of the stores. But then I drove to a nearby Lane Bryant to use my real women dollars. Now is the time to stock up on undergarments :)

Happy Monday!

Shrug: Old Navy
Dress: Macy's
Shoes: Coach via DSW
Big green ring: Kohl's
Bracelet: Stella & Dot via Ebay
Necklace: Gifted
Earrings: Coldwater Creek

Thursday, June 7, 2012

all I've got

Good morning,

Last night I met up with some coworker friends in DC for a nice night of catching up. Of the 4 of us 2 of us are still working at my company while the other 2 have moved up to other areas. One of them just got back from working for a non-profit in Mexico and my other friend is getting ready to leave for India for 7 months. So it's fair to say we don't see each other often enough and it was nice to get caught up with events and happenings. The sad thing is-they indulged me with some work gossip that I didn't even know about, and they don't even work here anymore! I need to get out more :)

So on to the outfit. I bought this dress to wear to my best friend's wedding reception, but when I wasn't able to go the dress ended up getting shoved to the back of my closet. When I was frantically trying to figure out what to wear yesterday I happened upon the dress and now you have this one (not-so-flattering) photo as proof. It's hard to take a picture when crowds of people keep walking by you :)

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely day!

Jacket: NY & Co
Dress: Suzi Chin via Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Coach via DSW
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft
Purple ring: Gifted
Cluster ring: Grandmother
Bag: Piperlime

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

yesterday's "interesting" combination

Good evening ladies,

So this outfit is from yesterday. Allow me to paint a picture for you (and I am telling you all this for amusement purposes). It's too early on a Monday morning and I'm scampering into my office building. I'm struggling to balance my too-large bag, my "oh crap it's Monday" sak of lunches for the week, and attempting to gracefully swipe my ID badge at the door so I can get in my building. Oh yeah, and I'm trying not to make any human contact because I don't seem to acquire my language skills until about 8:30. But Monday wasn't my day and as I'm holding the door for the woman behind me I notice her giving me the once-over. After confirming that my underwear is indeed under and there is nothing inappropriate happening with my outfit I waited for a good morning or greeting of that nature. Instead she said "Well now, that's an interesting combination." The way she spit out the "interesting" part makes me think it wasn't a positive use of the word. But come on-It's not like I'm reinventing the wheel with yellow and brown. So I shrugged and said "yeah, I like it" and continued to my office. There must have been an early bird special on the judgey mcjudger platter yesterday. But no harm done because I do love this dress.

Do your coworkers make unnecessary comments about what you wear?

(Yep-I acquired a mannequin. It's for my ebay stuff but I'm enjoying dressing "her" with my daily outfits)

Yellow cardi: T.J. Maxx
Striped dress: Talbots
Shoes: American Eagle
Necklace: Stella & Dot