Friday, April 9, 2010

Oldie but a goodie

OOTD April 9 2010

Outfit Details:

sweater - Banana Republic, skirt - Old Navy, shoes - Steve Madden

This used to be one of my staple outfits from about 5-6 years ago. Most of my sweaters from this era of my life hit me at a similar place -- right at the top of the hip -- which is great for skirts. It's also a nice option to have in my closet since most sweaters and tops hit at mid-hip or longer these days. Yet another argument I have (yes, I'm talking to you DH) for having a well stocked closet.

A little bling bling would make this outfit much more interesting. But when I was getting dressed this morning, Maya was still fast asleep (she made her way into our bed midway through the night) and I didn't want my rustling through my jewelry box to wake her up.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rain rain go away

OOTD April 7 2010

Outfit Details:

dress - Diane Von Furstenberg, necklace - Cleo, tights - Joe Fresh, shoes - Steve Madden

After a week of picture perfect weather, including a gloriously warm long weekend (which I didn't get to partake in since my client doesn't observe Good Friday or Easter Monday), the weather has turned cold, dark and rainy. I knew of course, the good weather wouldn't last forever. But I'm still a little bummed about it.

Since there's a chill in the air today, I decided it was time to pull out this sweater dress. Since it's a cotton-linen blend (hence the wrinkles), it's not too warm for the April weather, but still makes me feel cozy. I adore the extra long sleeves.

Saturday is supposed to be the beginning of another warm and sunny streak. All I have to do is hold out until then.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

H&M Garden Collection

OOTD April 6 2010

Outfit Details:

tank - H&M, cardigan - J.Crew, jeans - Banana Republic, shoes - Poetic License, necklace - Cleo

When the Garden Collection came out a few weeks ago, I was super excited. The collection looked fun and spring, and the price points were surprisingly good. Unfortunately, working full-time has not been beneficial for the inner-shopaholic in me. (Although it has been extremely beneficial for the wanna-be-millionaire in me, since I have less opportunities and time to spend mah moolah). By the time I had a chance to get to H&M a few days after the collection hit stores, it was pretty picked over.

I did manage to snag a few cute tops including this rosette tank that I fell in love with. It is very J.Crew-esque without the J.Crew price tag.

However, even though I love the tank, I'm not happy with how my outfit came together today. The tank is hitting me at the worst possible spot making me look wider. I think I'll need to take it up a few inches, and then it'll be perfect.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring is here

OOTD April 3 2010

Outfit Details:

tank - J.Crew outlet, cardigan - H&M, skirt - H&M, necklace - Banana Republic, shoes - Connie, belt - Anthropologie

The weather this weekend was wonderful. Each day seemed to be nicer than the next, and I am happy to report that I spent it doing very little besides relaxing, playing with DD and BBQ-ing with friends and family. I'm sure it won't last, but as I am typing here by an open window in my den, letting a cool breeze through and some much appreciated sunshine, I am content.

This is what I wore on Saturday when I went with a friend to get a mani and pedi, and have a little girlie chit chat. I always forget how wonderfully indulgent it feels to be pampered. I should really go more often.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The skinny pants experiment

OOTD Apr 1 2010

OOTD Apr 1 2010

Outfit Details:

top - Joe Fresh, cardigan - J.Crew, necklace - Cleo, pants - Old Navy, shoes - Poetic License

Today is officially the first time I've attempted skinny pants since the 80s. (Of course, back then it was accompanied by an oversize graphic sweater, a million neon bracelets, lace headband a la Madonna. Oh, and I was 10. I probably got away with a lot of fashion crimes in those days.)

When I tried these on in Old Navy, I wasn't sure if the silhouette would work on me, but figured these were worth a try for $14 (gotta love those friends and family sales!).

With the boyfriend sweater to cover up the junk in the trunk, and heels to lengthen the look, I don't think it came out too badly. I'm sure DH will still say I look like a penguin, but what do boys know anyway! I'd rather know what you think.

My OOTD skills have apparently gone rusty. It took me 40, yes that's right 40, shots to finally come up with these two decent ones. Hopefully things will speed up once I get back into the swing of things.
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