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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Brightly Colored


Ok Everyone!!  Raise your hand if you're already sick of the early dark evenings?  I wake up in the dark and I get home from work in the dark.  It's bumming my mood!!!  Now, what do you think cures my doldrums due to darkness?  Well a vibrant burnt orange cape of course!!  I found this stellar knitted cape at a Salvation Army many months ago and it's finally the right season to bring it out.  I believe it's from the 70s, judging by the style and tag, so I went with another all 70s outfit for my Sunday excursions.  My favorite feathered blouse made another appearance for this look and then my trusty H&M trousers. 


Oh, and now that we're all into the holiday season I figured I'd throw it out there that I am super duper excited to finally get my home decorated.  Complete with a post too!!  I love showing off my kitschy decorating skills;)  So far I have a small white Christmas tree sitting in a corner waiting for lights and ornaments so I ought to get right to it!!  


Have a lovely Wednesday folks!! 

Blouse, Buffalo Exchange, NYC
H&M Bell Bottoms, Thrifted
Vintage Cape, Thrifted
Shoes, Modcloth

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cashmere and Lace


What does one wear for a marathon day of Christmas shopping?  Well, how about the most inappropriate short dress you own?  Hehe..Yeah...not so cool.  I had to 'gracifully' bend down quite a few times due to dropping my handful of goodies, or to reach something, or to tie my shoes.  You'd think I'd know better!!!  To make my outfit a little more demure I wanted to add something that would compliment the lace.  What compliments lace better than a pretty cashmere and fur jacket?  Quite honestly, I think I would probably love this outfit a little more if the fur collar wasn't real, but I'll take what I can get:)


Speaking of this jacket, I actually bought it about 2 1/2 years ago from my local thrift shop and this is the first time I ever really wore it outside.  I wanted to keep it pristine and tidy.  When I first saw the jacket I immidiatley fell head over heels for it.  But it was $30.  According to the thrift shop manager, it was made by a tailor local to Norfolk in the 1940s.  So I slept on it and the very next morning I made sure to buy it. When something creeps into your dreams in the middle of the night, that means something, right?  hehe..


Well, I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend!! I spent mine doing some holiday stuff and hanging out with my parents.  Productive enough:)


Lace Dress, 2nd hand from friend
Vintage Jacket, Thrifted
Dolce Vita Oxfords, Thrifted
Bracelet, Lia Sophia
Necklace, Gift from Mom

Friday, November 25, 2011



I hope all my US readers had a very lovely Thanksgiving!!!!  I love this holiday for so many reasons!!!!

Reason #1--Time to reflect on things you're thankful for.
Reason #2--Family Time!!
Reason #3--Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Reason #5--Christmas music, movies, and decorations


Oh and a tidbit about my outfit.  I think every woman should own a skirt that has a least 4 colors splattered onto it in various patterns.  This skirt is a newly thrifted item and it's made with a pretty brocade fabric plus it can match practically every color of tights that I have!!!  What else can make getting dressed easier? 


Oh and for the record, I did not eat tofurkey, in case anyone was interested.  It just looks terrible!!!  I did however eat my fair share of sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn and beans, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.  Twas delish.  I wish there were more holidays that were centered around mounds of food, friends and family!!!


Blouse, Re-fashioned Dress
Skirt, Thrifted
Tights, JC Penney
Booties, Target
Belt, Target
Bracelets, Leather Craftsmen

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Who Wears The Pants?


This is a change of pace from my last outfit, but this was the perfect thing to wear on a day that was neither too cold nor too warm.  This cashmere jacket was a gift from my parent's about three years ago and I always found that it was a jacket for odd weather.  Coat sleeves that are 3/4 are weird for staying warm, I guess.  Either way, I love the feeling of this jacket and I'll always find some way to wear.  Here I am sporting it in a 'Parisian' cool kind of way;)  hehe..I joke, but a Parisian man said I looked like I grew up in Europe in this outfit, so how could I disagree?!! 


Also, I about made people at work fall out of their chairs when I arrived in pants.  I NEVER wear pants to work.  I prefer the look of skirts and dresses during the work week, but I wanted to change it up, so I thrifted a really nice pair of Express slacks that fit perfect!!!  So now I can say I am the proud owner of a pair of slacks.  


Oh and a note about my sweater.  I got it from a guy's yard sale!!  He collects and sells vintage and I got this amazing green sweater for only $5.  Score!!


And please make sure you check out my Giveaway!!!  It closes on Friday at midnight and there will be 3 winners chosen!!!  Make it happen people!!!  Love you guys!!


Coat, JCrew
Vintage Sweater, Yard Sale
Flats, Consignment Shop

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vedette Shape Wear Giveaway!!


I'm sporting my new favorite Vedette body suit, yet again!!  It's really a versatile piece that I'm excited to rework in my wardrobe on many more occasions.  This particular occasion I felt it would be fun to wear my vibrant neon blue skirt with it and make it like a funky ballerina-esque outfit.  I toned down the uber ballerina vibe with some wedge booties and then some patterned net tights.  It's probably one of my most favorite outfits actually!!  I felt so comfortable in it while walking around doing my errands. 


So here's some good news for you guys!!!  This is a giveaway post!!!  As if you couldn't tell from the title;)  Vedette has decided to allow for 3 Winners for this giveaway!!!  That means that you have a better chance at choosing a piece from Vedette that you can sport as under clothes, or even as a main staple in your outfits!!! This is especially awesome since on my last post, most readers expressed that they didn't have shapewear, so now you have your chance to have one of your own.


Here's The Rules:

1.  US Readers Only... Sorry Int'l Readers :(
2.  Like Vedette Shapewear on Facebook
3.  Leave me a way to contact you

Bonus Entry:

Follow My Blog Via BlogLovin or Google Friend Connect

***This Giveaway will Close on November 25 at midnight ***



Top, Vedette Shapewear
Skirt, Urban Outfitters
Wedge Booties, Target

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dating Stories II

date night 2

So Zach and I have been trying oh so hard to do dates once a week.  We are succeeding but I'm having a terrible time taking pictures of the occasion.  But I remembered this week!!!  After a horrendously long day at work I was almost not in the mood to go out at all, but a friend of mine was playing a night gig at a local coffee shop, so we had to go!!!  It was a magical night full of singing, a little dancing and a yummy pot of Earl Grey tea. 

date night 4

We also took some photos of our outfits just because:)  Zach isn't as comfortable around the camera as I am, but he was a good sport.  I like his fashion sense.  It's changed drastically since I first fell in love with him.  In those days his hair was blue and he'd wear this awesome Super Chunk t-shirt with some baggy brown corduroys.  Anyways, off topic, but whatevs.


So you ought to totally hear the lovely musicans I got to hear the other night.  It's beautiful music.  Skye Zentz , Natalie Prass, and Evan Donohue 

date night
date night 3

P.S. I know the photos are somewhat grainy but that's what you get when you take pictures at night in dim lit place with your cell phone :(

On Me:
Star Dress, Heritage 1981
Cardigan & Hat, Vintage
Wedge Boots, Target

On Zach:
Cardigan & Shirt, H&M
Jeans, Uniqlo
Clark Desert Boots, Nordstroms

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

You Can Call Me Crazy Pants


I've either hit the jackpot in terms of 70s polyester, or I've gone bonkers.  Whatever it is, I'm loving it!!!  I assure you I haven't joined the circus or anything.  I just have a huge affinity for bright orange pants.  Especially ones with huge bell bottoms.  I kid you not, I nearly cried when I found these poor lonely pants in the thrift store for a mere $1.  Lets just pretend I didn't spend an additional $17 getting the zipper put in, shall we?  Otherwise, my ulimate thrift find won't feel as much of a steal.


In order to up the ultra cool 70s vibe, I put on my polka dot blouse and a vibrant yellow belt.  Oh and those same leopard print shoes from my last outfit came into play too.  Something about a peek-a-boo leopard print with polka dots just seemed right to me.


Now here's the real question.  Do you think I can get away with this look while working in a bank?  I mean, it seems appropriate for a work office about 40 years ago, but something tells me it may seem a bit costumey or something. 


Blouse, Pants, and Belt, Vintage
Leopard Print Pumps, ALDO
Bracelet, My sis'

Monday, November 14, 2011

I See London!!! I See France!!!


So, I don't know about you, but I've always had a love/hate relationship with shapewear or tight under garments.  It might stem from the fact that most of the time they appear to look like grandma underwear!! Yuck.  I for one don't like to visualize old ladies in their under-roos but that's what I see in the mirror when I put on some nude support hose or a tummy wrap.  Oh, sorry.  Too much visual?  hehehe.. Anyways, I was contacted by Vedette to see what I think about their lingerie and shapewear and I also wanted to present how certain pieces can be worn for show!!  Not just covered up.  Oh how scandalous!!! 


Since I'm always one to take up a style challenge (if you will) I figured I'd go a little flirty and fun, but tasteful, in a lacey ensemble.  I slipped on the the body suit and added a pretty lace blouse overtop and then put on the little ruffle shorts and for some punch, I added in the leopard print shoes.  I felt a little sexier, not only because I was sporting lace and a peek-a-boo body suit, but also because when you wear something with so much boning, it causes you to stand up straight and look at people.  No slouching allowed in this body suit!! 


I know many of you ladies have some form of shapewear in your closet and I highly suggest Vedette since it's pretty, comfortable, and is way more effective than any other shapewear I've owned before. 


Blouse, Dillards
Shorts, ASOS
Pumps, Aldo mine were thrifted but you can still buy them :) 
Cardigan, Target
Bodysuit, c/o Vedette