Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Week

I have been tired this week so my posts have been on the scant side.  Here is what I have worn so far this week.  Monday and Tuesday's outfits are remixed from suits that I have.  Today's is not really inspired by anything, just hastily put together since I was in a rush this morning.

Monday                                             Tuesday


Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Social Weekend

This was a lovely weekend.  On Saturday we went out with friends for some karaoke and today I spent a couple of hours hanging out with a dear friend.  I always forget how important this type of thing when I am in the thick of things.  Sometimes we need to take some time to simply reflect.  I am looking forward to this week as it will be the last week the office will be open for the year (yay!).  Then I get some much needed R&R before the new year rolls around.  So without further ado, here is the outfit I wore on Saturday: the top is Moda, the skirt is June (thrifted), and the boots are Ralph Lauren.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Blue Day

I am very happy the week is coming to a close.  I'm having a bit of blue day today, hence my very depressing choice in color for today's outfit.  I'm not sure what the cause for my melancholy is.  Perhaps its the shorter days, or the colder weather.  Whatever the case, I am hoping it is short lived.  This weekend is looking very promising.  Saturday will involve some karoke and Sunday will be spent catching up with an old friend.  Hopefully, that will cure what ails me.  So here is my outfit: top is Express, pants are New York & Co., shoes are from Target.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I have been a bit lazy the last few days and have not posted anything.  I ended up falling asleep.  It has been extremely cold the last few days.  There must be some sort of weather system passing through.  Today we got some flurries, so naturally everyone decided to become paranoid and drive 5 miles an hour all the way to work this morning.  It was great fun.  Anyway,  my outfit choices thus far have been so so.  I had a client meeting yesterday and wore a suit, which is a nice change from the usual.  Today I ended up wearing all velvet, which is a little different.  The end of the year is finally drawing to a close.  It is amazing how fast this year has gone by.  Anyway, here are my outfits for the last three days.

Monday                                                  Tuesday


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Off to a Party!

I went to some stores today, but I will admit I didn't keep to my different outfit everyday rule.  Laziness was the primary factor there.  Yesterday, I went to a friend's birthday party, and yes, I stuck to my rule.  Overall this experiment is going very well, I have essentially not repeated an outfit for about three months.  I still have plenty left in my wardrobe, so the experiment continues on.  Anyway, I bought this dress at a thrift store primarily because I loved the color.  Unfortunately, it didn't fit.  Now it does, so I thought this would be the perfect occasion to wear it.  I got the tights at a sock store in the mall, the shoes are Jessica Simpson, the bangle was a gift from my grandma, and I made the earrings.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Laid Back Friday

Another week has come to an end.  I have been enjoying my netflix movie service.  I love the instant movie thing, it is fabulous.  Anyway, today I decided to wear jeans.  This is a rare event for me, since I rarely wear jeans to work.  However, the combination of the cold weather and not having enough pants that fit (they are to big), jeans seemed like a decent alternative.  It is a Friday afterall.  So here is my outfit:  jeans are Paris Blue, top is from H&M, and shoes are Jessica Simpson.


I felt a little more inspired today and decided to mix and match some of my suits.  The skirt is from a suit that is all pink and it was so cute I bought it.  I didn't fit into it at the time I bought it, so now that I am thinner I can wear it.  The jacket is from a suit I bought years ago and rarely wear.  The top is one I had and is lace (I love lace).  The boots are Ralph Lauren and the tights are Charlotte Russe.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Hot Cocoa Season :)

Well the temperatures just keep dropping.  This leaves me wanting to come home, get under the covers, and veg out.  Not exactly productive.  I did make dinner today though, in a half hearted effort to try to win the battle against lethargy.  Thus far, the lethargy seems to be winning.  Work is hectic as usual.  Although the craziness seems to be more muted this week, which I am grateful for.  I did not feel all that inspired today.  My outfit is as follows: the top is a gift, the skirt is from Express, and the boots are Michael Kors.  I will try to do better with tomorrow's fashion choice.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Black and White Day

I can't believe the end of the year is almost upon us.  Where did the year go?  Well it is absolutely freezing outside.  I suppose that's better than the piles of snow we had last year.  I forgot to mention where I went on Saturday.  The hubs, and friends of ours went to see a play called "Around the World in 80 Days."  Yes, this is an adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.  It was hilarious, we essentially laughed the entire time.  We also got to meet the cast, since one of them is the cousin of two of our friends.  I highly recommend folks to go see this play if it is being performed in your area, you will not be disappointed.  I have to say, I was reminded of how much I love theatre on Saturday.  It is something I will try to attend more of in 2011.  Well with that here is my outfit for today:  The jacket is thrifted, the shirt is Old Navy, the pants are The Limited, and the shoes are from Target.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Back from Vacay

Technically I came back on the 26th of November, but I haven't gotten around to posting anything until.  I will post pictures of last week's photo's sometime this week as well.  Vacation was awesome.  I have to say that the relationship between parent and child changes once one is an adult, as I discovered with my mother.  We were able to have frank and candid conversations that really brought us together.  For the most part everything went pretty smoothly.  It did rain half the time, which was not to much fun.  However, we were unfased by mother nature and soldiered on.  All together we visted 6 cities: Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.  It was a power vacation of sorts.  Each city was unique and beautiful in it's own way.  As this was my mother's first time to Europe, she had a lovely time.  I would recommend every adult child travel with a parent at some point in their life.  It is a terrific to really discover your parent in new and suprising ways.  I will post pictures of my vacation in another post.  Here is my outfit for today: the skirt is Ann Klien (thrifted), the cardigan is Eddie Baur, the top is from Target, and the shoes are Michael Kors.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Off to my European Adventure - (Week 8)

This week has been very crazy so I have not been able to post anything.  I am off to my trip today.  Before I went I thought I would share my uninspired outfits for the week.  I will be back on on Thanksgiving day.  So here are my outfits for the week.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cultural Weekend - Day 54

This was a cultural weekend for me.  I went to a religious festival yesterday with the hubs and a friend.  That was fun since I got to wear a sari.  Today was cleaning the house day before mom comes (tomorrow).  Needless to say not everything is done.  Oh well, I'm not going to worry about it.  Here's to a good week before the start of my European adventure.  This is what I wore today: the t-shirt is target, I don't remember where I got the sweater, skirt, or boots.  The sari was a gift.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy for Friday - Day 53

Well, I am glad it is the weekend.  Although this weekend will be primarily house cleaning and other domestic chores.  All of this in preparation for my mother's visit.  I wore a red and brown combo today.  I was going to wear beige pants, but it reminded me to much of the outfit employees at Target and decided against it.  So here is what I wore today:  the sweater is AB studio, the pants are from a suit, and the shoes are Jessica Simpson.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Back to Black - Day 52

I have to say the week started off crazy, but calmed down quickly.  The last two days have been normal at work.  It has been lovely.  It has been raining all day, I suppose that's a good thing for the water table.  The recent drop in temperatures has put a damper on my motivation to cook.  However, seeing that we will soon be reduced to jam and bread or raw vegetables, I have to muster enough motivation to make something.  I think I am going to make pasta.  Since that will take about an hour, I'm going to make this a short post.  I didn't really try today in the fashion department.  If there was a word to describe what I wore today it would be: tired.  So here it is: sweater is from Express, pants are Nine and Co., and shoes are Polvini.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweater Time - Day 51

This week started off crazy, but has calmed down.  As my trip nears I can feel the excitement starting to build.  I still have to buy the hotel stuff.  The internet world has made travel much easier to plan for and execute.  Anyway, it is late, so I will have to make this short.  As an aside, I will put this project on hiatus while on my trip to Europe.  I am only taking a backpack, so I will only be taking the bare essentials.  Finally, here is my outfit for today:  the sweater is j.crew (thrifted), the shirt is from Target, the pants are BCBG, and the boots are Ralph Lauren.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Only Tuesday - Day 49 and Day 50 (week 7)

I had another night run into early morning yesterday (2:30 am).  Yes it was for work.  This is the primary reason I am posting both yesterday's and today's pics in one post.  The temperatures have really dropped and by the time I get to work I can't feel my feet.  I think it's a sign that the fall is coming to an end.  Anyway, today is going to be short post.  I am a bit tired from yesterday.  I also got up early so the hubs and I could go vote before we went to work.  I love voting, I feel like it is the one thing that makes me equal to all the rich and powerful people in the country.  It may be simplistic, but that is how it seems to me.  That and because it has only been two generations that women, or men for that matter, in my family have had the right to vote.  So for me, voting carries a special meaning.  Ok, enough of my soapbox.  Yesterday I wore an all velvet number:  the top is harve bernard, the skirt is forever 21, and the shoes are Michael Kohrs.  Today I decided to go with something from business casual: the top is banana republic, the pants are from a suit (Larry Levine), and the shoes are nine west.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Weekend of Fun - Day 47 and 48

I had a very fun weekend.  On Saturday, the hubs and I went to a wedding for a co-worker (his co-worker).  We had a lovely time.  The wedding was held in a small, older church that was filled with simple, but charming details like stained wood and stained glass.  The minister had everyone laughing, so the occasion had a aura of joy to it.  That evening we went out with friends to celebrate Halloween.  I felt like I was in my mid-twenties again!  There is something about coming home at 2 am, eating leftover pizza from the day before that brings back memories of those charming years.  Naturally, both the hubs and I went in costume.  We spent today recovering from last night and running errands.  I didn't take a picture of what I wore today, I'll be sure to do that tomorrow.  So here is what I wore yesterday:  the dress is JS collection (this is what I got altered, it is also thrifted), the purse is thrifted, the shawl was a gift, and the shoes are Aldo.  I bought the halloween costume at one of those Halloween stores (I was a bad fairy).

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thank God Its Friday - Day 46

Finally, the end to this crazy week has arrived.  The temperature has dropped to the fifties today, which took a toll on the hands this afternoon as I was picking raspberries.  Although the week was hellish, it ended well.  I had a very productive day and actually met a deadline (I almost did the happy dance in my cubicle).  Now I am sitting comfortably on my bed, under the covers feeding my voracious appetite for current events.  I am going to a wedding tomorrow, something I am very excited about.  My dress has been fitted, the lovely Russian lady (Greta), is an excellent seamstress.  It was well worth what I paid her.  I have a couple of other things I am going to ask her to fix.  (I'm very loyal about who I purchase services from.  If you do a good job, I am not likely to take my business elsewhere.)  Well anyway here is what I wore today:  the top is Banana Republic, I don't what the brand is for the skirt (the label has fallen off), and the shoes are Nine West.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Velvet Time - Day 45

I hit an all time record in terms of how late I stayed up for work yesterday: 4 a.m.  That's right 4 a.m.  My previous record was 3 a.m.  Next time, I'm going to shoot for the all nighter just like the good old college days (and graduate school days). Now this information begs the question:  Did I finish what I needed to?  Answer: No, not really.  I actually had to finish up this morning.  Ahhh, how I love work weeks like this.  The most awesome part of this week is I actually have to be at work at 7:30 am tomorrow.  Now with my commute that means I have to leave the house at 6:30 a.m.  (Just as a side note: I'm not a morning person.)  I just can't wait for tomorrow.  And yes, I have work tonight as well.  (No I'm not likely to get a bonus or a raise for this kind of craziness, oh well, at least I'm employed.  Gotta count your blessings.)  So with that, here is my outfit for today:  the jacket is Tahari, the top is from Target, the shoes are Nine West, and I don't know what brand the skirt is (the label has fallen off).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pretty Fall Colors - Day 44

This is post is going to be another short one.  Tonight is going to last into the wee hours of tomorrow as I have a mountain of work that needs to be completed.  That being said, my outfit today was inspired by the beautiful fall color.  So here it is:  the skirt is Liz Claiborne, the top is Carole Little, the shoes are Enzo Agiolini.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Only Tuesday :( - Day 43

I think the fall color is at it's peak this week.  All the trees seem to be some hue of orange or yellow on the way to work.  I was a good wife today and made 3 seperate cooked items (rice, red lentil soup, and green beans).  All turned out edible AND the hubs said they tasted good.  Success like this makes me almost want to try cooking something a little more gourmet (the key word here is almost).  There is only two more weeks of CSA left, which makes me kinda blue.  Today's post will be another short one.  I have work that I need to get from the office, yet again.  Just 2 more weeks and then I'll get a break from this craziness.  Anyway, here is my outfit for today:  the skirt is thrifted (brand is Axcess), the top is a.n.a, the belt is Ralph Lauren (thrifted), and the shoes are Hype.  As I list out these brands, I have to say some of the shoe brands have very strange names.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Monday - Day 42 (week 6)

This week is going to be in the seventies!  Just that information alone makes me look forward to the week.  I had a obligatory work social thing to go today, so yet again I came home late.  The work thing was fun, so it wasn't such a bad afternoon.  Unfortunately, that pushes everything else back.  Anyway, I'm pretty tired from the days events so, this will be a short post.  Here is what I wore today:  the dress is Calvin Klein, the shoes are Wild Diva (yes, that is the actual name of the brand), and the belt is thrifted.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Perfect Fall Day - Day 41

Today was a perfect fall day.  It was sunny, in the high sixties, and the color on the leaves are finally starting to show their brilliance.  We primarily stayed home today.  My mother is coming a few days early for our Eurpean adventure.  This means we have to get the house in order before she arrives.  There is much to do and the hubs decided to start the monumental task today.  I did my part by making coffee and organizing what I could.  In addition to house organizing, we also drove around to look at the lovely trees changing color in our area.  I live in a official "Tree City" according to the Arbor Day Foundation, so the fall and the spring are a real treat.  Below are a few pictures of the color change in my yard.


The first picture is of a maple tree that is in the front of my house facing the street.  This is a beautiful tree, full of character and age.  The second picture is of a plant that is growing on one of the bushes in the back of the house.  The color was just so pretty I had to take a picture.  This third picture is of a plant that is randomly growing in my yard.  I'm not sure what it is, but the fuschia color is just brilliant.  The picure below is of a tree we saw driving around.  It too is spectacular.

To fit the theme of the day, I decided to go for military green and brown.  The hubs felt that the top didn't really go with the skirt, but what does he know, right?  To be perfectly honest, I picked the top because it is the only one I have that is this particular shade of green.  So with that introduction, below is what I wore today:  I made the skirt, I don't remember where I got the top or shoes, and the leggings are Charlotte Russe.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunny Saturday - Day 40

Today was a stunner when it came to weather.  It was warm, sunny, and there was a crisp earthy scent of fall in the air.  We drove around to see the fall color in our area, which was lovely.  I am also gearing up for my trip, there is always so much to do before one goes on vacation.  The planning really helps build up the experience.  On another note, I love Facebook.  Though I am not especially active on it, this "social networking site" has allowed me to stay in touch with family overseas, reconnect with friends from my past, stay connected with friends who live far away (which is pretty much every close friend I have), and find my oldest, dearest, closest friend.  My closest friendship is with a lovely person from my childhood.  I have known her since I was five.  When I moved, we stayed in touch by writing each other letters about our lives (there was no e-mail in those days).  Then, around my freshman year of college, she disappeared from life.  I searched for her for years, but no luck.  Then two years ago, as if by some miracle, I found her on Facebook.  It has been such a comfort to have her back in my life.  There is something about friendships we make as children that are so different from the friendships we make as adults.  The friends from our early years are closer somehow and the bond of that friendship is much harder to break.  It is hard to describe, but one can feel the qualitative difference.  Perhaps it is the innocence of childhood that makes that relationship seem  more dear.  Well, enough of the nostalgia.  Here is my outfit for today:  the skirt is Old Navy, the T-shirt is from Target, the gray t-shirt is from Wal-mart, the leggings are from Charlotte Russe, and I don't remember where I got the shoes.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Work at Home Day - Day 39

Worked from home today and it was wonderful.  I think the commute is what leaves me exhausted everyday.  I am not as tired as I usually am today.  The woman who I went to get my dress fitted was simply charming.  She is russian, probably over 62, and still looks incredible.  Alterations are pretty expensive.  Taking in the dress is going to cost me almost $70.  However, since dress is thrifted it doesn't seem so bad.  If she does a great job, it will be worth the money.  As a result of working from home, my outfit today is pretty uninspiring.  The top is from Eddie Bauer, the skirt is express, and the shoes are from Target.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Almost Friday - Day 38

Well it is almost Friday.  Yay!  I am working from home tomorrow (I have to get a dress fitted for a wedding I am going to) so that will be a nice break from my daily commute.    My adventure to Europe is also fast approaching, another exciting thing to look forward to.  I love formal events, so I can't wait for this wedding, it should be lovely.  I haven't been to very many weddings and with none of my single friends having plans to marry any time soon (this would be most of my friend circle), any opportunity is always welcome.  I love weddings of all types.  It is fascinating to me how no matter what religion or culture one is from, there seems to be a universal theme to marriage when it comes time for the rituals.  It is the ritual after all that makes any wedding unique and special.  I suppose I am a bit nostalgic since my own wedding was so many years ago.  I guess there is the vows renewal thing that we could do down the line.  Anyway, here is my outfit for today:  The shirt is Kate Scott, the skirt is Ann Taylor (thrifted), the sweater is Nicole Miller, and the shoes are Steve Madden.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Back to Black - Day 37

It was incredibly foggy this morning.  This made the landscape look like it came out of Lord of Rings.  It's so perfect, given that this is the month for Halloween (incidently one of my favorite holidays).  Work has been chaotic and frustrating.  There always seems to be to much do, but not enough time to do it.  I suppose that's how it is for most people.  Last night I made a penne dish with chicken, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers.  It was actually not bad.  I have to say nothing tastes as good as garden fresh produce.  On the style front today I am black to my old standby: black.  The skirt is Ann Taylor LOFT (thrifted), the sweater is Casual Corner (also thrifted), and the shoes are Joey.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time for Velvet - Day 36

The overcast weather really brought the fall color to life today, making the drive to work pleasant for the eyes. I wore my favorite boots today.  They are velvet with embroidery, possible two of my favorite things when it comes to apparel.  I try not to wear these to much, since I would have difficulty replacing them if they wear out.  I have work to do after this post as well as prepare dinner for tomorrow.  It appears it will be a long night.  Anyway, here is my outfit for today: the sweater is J. Crew (thrifted), the skirt is continental, I don't remember where I bought the shoes.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Business Casual - Day 35 (week 5)

Today was another typical day.  Although this week is looking like another chaotic one.  I am prepared for the week, what with being recharged from our trip to Vermont and all.  It is also looking like this week is going to have rain and lower tempertures.  Which, in my mind, calls for boots.  Ahhh, how I love boots.  It is really a shame that they can only be worn for a couple of months out of the year.  On a different topic, I am going to a wedding at the end of month, also very exciting.  I have to get the dress I'm wearing fitted though.  I found this alterations place that time forgot.  It is run by this elderly Eastern European woman.  She has an ancient sewing machine to boot.  I am just so charmed by her, I want to give her something of mine to alter.  Anyway, here is my outfit for today:  the jacket is from an old suit, the pants are New York & Co., the shirt is Tahari, the shoes are Polvini, and the necklace is a gift from my grandmother.  Who incidently is just hilarious.  She told me that this necklace was her favorite.  Isn't that sweet?  Well there you have it: grandma's are the best.  I'm lucky mine is still around.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Color Tour - Day 33 and 34

We had a lovely weekend.  On Saturday we went to Monticello, NY so the hubs could drive on a race track.  This was his first experience and he seemed to enjoy it.  I was a passenger and a professional race car driver drove a couple of laps, it was fun.  Then today we explored a little bit of southern Vermont.  It was breathtaking.  The fall color was in all it's glory.  Since it was slightly overcast, the colors seemed more brilliant.  This is my first trip to Vermont and I can see why the people who live there love their state.  I don't know how anyone can be in bad mood when they wake up to stunning vistas everyday.  The landscape is very mountainous, so it makes the scenery very dramatic.

Here is a picture of a pretty spot in Monticello, where we went on Saturday.  We happened upon this lovely spot as we were driving to Vermont.  The picture next to is what I ended up wearing.  I was feeling a bit daring and decided to go for the mini skirt.  My newfound weight loss has had the added benefit of increased self confidence.  The jacket is Moda internation, the top is ICE, the skirt is r21, the leggings are from a store in the mall (I think they are called the sock store-I know very original), and I don't remember where I got the shoes.


We stayed near Lake George, NY, another beautiful place.  Lake George is located in the Adirondeck region of New York.  The following morning after breakfast we took these pictures of the lake.

Afterwards we made our way to Rutland, Vermont.  The drive itself was stunning.  It was slightly overcast today, so the colors on the leaves really popped out.  Here are few pictures.

This is what I wore today.  The weather was really lovely (in the 60's) so it made this whole weekend very enjoyable.  I absolutely love this color green.  Something about the shade is incredibly soothing.  I don't remember where I bought the sweater.  The skirt is from Old Navy, the tights are Anne Klein, and I don't remember where I got the shoes.