Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Black Linen Pants


 Black outfit. White cats. You can guess how I looked by the time I left for work. YES> White and fuzzy :)  These pants are nice and flowing. They're linen and very comfy.   I always love wearing all black as well.  I used to wear it all the time then switched to wearing more color. I'm feeling a black attack coming on again- especially as I explore new wardrobe/style ideas.

What was the BEST part of your day today?  For me it was going for a run in the rain after work. Was awesome. I got soaked but felt fantastic!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shorts and Blue Blouse


I really must work on that dazzling smile :)

I wear shorts as long as possible into the season. I love having bare legs and its so much easier for cycle commuting.  I live close to work and also have many meetings in the downtown area.  Riding my bike is much faster than walking. The challenge with this is wearing clothes that allow me to comfortably ride my bike and hairstyles that are easy and don't get messed up much with the helmet.

Do you cycle commute in your work clothes (rather than having to change into them at work)?  If so, what tricks and tips have you found to be useful?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Skinny Black Pants



Hello fashionistas around the world.  Triathlon and ultra running season is over and I'm researching new wardrobe ideas.  With my work I'm now required to do more presentations and be at more networking events, etc.  I'm wanting to make my wardrobe more professional looking without losing creative flare.  I've actually been exploring Euro-fashion ideas, lots of very chic basics that are versatile and stay in fashion for a long time.

I'm going to go through my closet this weekend and get rid of the shoes I rarely/never wear, the clothes I hang on to but never wear, the cheap looking stuff, the stuff that isn't breathable, the stuff that doesn't fit well or isn't flattering.

I'll also make a pile of all the stuff that needs hemming, to be tailored, resoled, etc.  Sounds like a big job actually! OH what did I get myself into?

Anyway, do you have any new fashion-related projects on the go or on your mind?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back from Racing!



Well Hello!! Its certainly been awhile!  I'm finally back from traveling around to all my various triathlon and ultra distance running races this last month and a bit. Its now officially  OFF SEASON. Which really means I do the same exercise but for fun rather than ' have to ' ha ha.

SO now that sports are not the complete number 1 focus I can shake up my wardrobe abit again. Currently looking at some kind of style change- more professional wear for work without losing a personal creative style.  Not sure what that will look like but will be doing some visits to your sites to get more ideas.

Hope you have all been well and enjoyed August!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bobby Pins- The Basics

Photo credit: http://www.shefinds.com/2013/youre-doing-it-wrong-bobby-pins/

Through my recent searches on new ways to wear medium length hair I came to realize that all along I have been using my bobby pins the  wrong way. Well. Who would have thought?  I even mentioned it to my mom who wore French Rolls all through the era and even she didn't know this.   One blog in particular that I love for hair ideas is  The Small Things Blog.  Kate over there is awesome and has really great tutorials.

SO here's what I have discovered about bobby pins:




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pink and Red




 I remember my mom seeing a lady downtown dressed in Pink and Red and she said "I can't believe she's wearing pink and red together".  I actually thought it looked pretty good but still carried this impression that somehow you just WEREN'T supposed to do that! Well. Then I go into a store and see a pattern that is made up of exactly those colors mixed.  Anyway...

So I like to wear skirts and pants with higher waistlines because I am broad in the hips and this helps to draw attention to my waist versus my hips.  In light of Shybiker's recent post on dressing for your body type I was wondering what tricks do YOU use to emphasize or minimize the shape of your body?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Black and Dots


Nothing like a bit of attitude in photos right?  LOL  I have been playing around with different ways to wear my hair up and my mom recently showed me how to do a french roll #ILOVEIT . What a cool hairstyle and you know that I love BIG Hair.  I did have big hair in the late 80's, I used that Aussie Ice hairspray to make my hair as big as possible.  OH OUCH!

Anyway, quick photo of attempt 1 of a french roll.  Have a super day.

Whats your favorite hairstyle??

Monday, July 14, 2014

Coral and Black


I'm loving this coral color.  I had about 10 minutes to take these today so only captured a few and of course, a weird look in my face.  Figures.

Do you have any signature WEIRD looks that people know you for?  My mom used to tell me "wipe that smirk off your face or I'll wipe it off for you... "  hah hah

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pink Ruffle



I love taking outfit photos as a way to objectively 'see' yourself/myself.  I find I see how I look differently when I look at photos of myself vs in the mirror.  Blogging has served to help me not be so critical of myself and be more objective.

How bout you? What is a surprising thing you have learned through having your blog?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

More Stretchy Clothes

 
And hello there!! It's been awhile. Lots going on.  There was an unexpected death in our immediate family recently and hence I was in a complete fog and had to go home to be with family. It was a very emotional time, a very sad time.  

From there, went straight into a training camp we had planned.  I must say: I was physically ready for the camp but was emotionally exhausted. This was a whole other kind of hurdle to overcome.  At anyrate, I just spent almost 12 days doing nothing but cycling, running and swimming.  As you can imagine: I pretty much LIVED in nothing but what my mom calls "Stretchy Clothes".

Not much else to report other than a big garden that needs some extensive weeding since we've been away. Sorry for the lack of fashionable outfits but you get me unplugged.

PS. These new shoes I'm wearing look HUGE but they are very comfy- the new ultra distance runners shoes called  HOKA's.  I ran 80km in them with no problem, no soreness or anything!! They are awesome.

Hope you are all well.