Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I'm sporting the other cowl I made- this one has a few holes and dropped stitches in it but you only know this because I told you just now :)
Hope you're having a great day! What was the highlight of your day today?
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Seriously, I've always got some rant about pants, me n pants just don't mix all that well. So these ones. YES they are one of the most expensive pairs I have ever bought. Got talked into it yes I did even though I know Jodi's fashions rules say "don't wear pants with front pleats" but I bought them anyway. Why? Well, long legs, not floods. High waisted, slimming for the waistline. Dutch-made- high quality and very stylish. All this and more.
So when I wear them I am too hot, itchy, all wrinkled looking and look like I have a puffed out stomach. WTF. Can you say sucker? I know I should just stick to skirts but I keep trying...
How was YOUR Tuesday:) ??
Friday, January 23, 2015
Happy Super Duper Weekend to all of you!! Hope its a great one.
QUESTION: Any recommendations for good camera remote controls? I keep breaking mine!! The one I have communicates with the camera but then is fiddly to actually tell it to take the photo! URGH why do I have such bad luck with these stupid remotes (roll eyes!!).
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Who do you want to be today?" and its fun because it gives you ideas for how to dress in certain styles. For example they give ideas for : Sexy Bombshell (inspired by Marilyn Monroe or Scarlett Johansson) ...Ice Queen (cool perfection like Nicole Kidman or Grace Kelly) ...Rock Chick (wild and strong like Debbie Harry or Amy Winehouse) ...Sultry Diva (think Ava Gardner or Jerry Hall) ...Stylish Sophisticate (Coco Chanel or Anna Wintour) ...Androgyne boy-girl (Hillary Swank or Grace Jones) ...Boho (a la Kate Moss or Sienna Miller) ...High Maintenance (Victoria Beckham or Eva Longoria) (taken from review on amazon :)
If you are looking for ideas to switch up your wardrobe this book is kind of fun for that. I particularly like the BOMBSHELL section :)
What was your dressing style today?
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
AND check out my burgundy cowl. I made this myself. My second knit job. Well, I should say its the second cowl I have made. The other thing I learned how to knit is those cotton dishrags. Yes, I am just so crafty. Step back Martha Stewart. I'm here :)
What are you crafty at making?
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
What's your preferred style of dress for work or do you have a dress code?
Monday, January 19, 2015
On another note I don't think I'll pair these boots with this skirt again, I think they're too clunky for a pencil skirt, probably would have been better with tighter fitting boots or some nice shoes. Oh well. Note to self for next time.
What is your favorite way of getting to work (walk, bus, car, bike, etc??).
Saturday, January 17, 2015
As for this weekend I'm painting the living room and even just doing the first coat on the walls the cats have walked through the paint and made paint paw prints ALL over the living room. When I tried to grab them to wash the paint off so they wouldn't try to lick it off and get sick, they ran faster and made even more (and even some skid marks) prints everywhere.
Note to self. Lock up cats before painting :( hah hah its all good fun though. Chat later!
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Here's some examples of the kind of Ralph Lauren-ish stuff I like. Maybe I should try to recreate a few more of these looks:
I don't think I'd hang around with my friends like this but I would weather that skirt and leather jacket :)
How bout you, any designers or style type that naturally attracts you (whether you wear it or not is another question?)
Monday, January 12, 2015
Do you ever buy something and when you try it on, LOVE it and even think "I should get one in another color as well", then take it home, wear it a few times and think " what a stupid..<fill in the blank...> I wish I never bought this".
I bought these pants (on sale)-- first mistake. And they are low waisted (which are on my no no list) so I bought them (because they were on sale). A. They pick up white cat hair worse than a piece of duct tape would, B. because they are low waisted and aren't the best for me to begin with, they look terrible from the side and get all baggy around the bum after a few hours. AND you wouldn't really be able to see t--I do my best to hide it.
LESSON- maybe it IS true that its best not to buy things just because they are on sale AND its better to pay more money for well fitting clothing (have less but higher quality and better fit).
This weekend I also did a major clean and took a HUGE bag of clothing to the thrift store-- all the stuff I complain about and then wear again. GONE. One item included was this striped top and come to think of it I should have added those white pants to the thrift bag as well!
Anyway, onward ho!
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Okay. I LOVE this new jacket. I have been keeping my eyes open for a new jacket for a long time now. Even since last year. I had 2 things on my hunt list- a classic trench and a casual jacket. I also had so many unused gift certificates piled up from years gone by I thought I'd better use them up soon.
This is a Calvin Klein jacket and is waterproof. I love the tie waist and the high collar. The downside is that has the stupidest pockets! You can see it has big patch pockets with a flap at the top. Those are fake. Instead, you enter the pocket from the side (underneath the patch pocket) and it has no zipper or closure so anything you put in them just falls out. Very strange design. Anyway. I can ride my bike with this since its not too long and it looks great with business casual clothes for work as well and jeans and high boots on the weekends.
Can't wait to show you my new trench as well.
I'll come by and say hi later today, just heading out for a bike ride with my team!! Happy Saturday.