Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blown Out and Rocking Out

The planets were rare is it that my hair chooses to behave on the exact occasion I have time to do it? How rare is it that I feel confident in BOTH a tight tee-shirt and skinny jeans?  And how rare it that I manage to create a look that gives the illusion of looooong legs.

I just loved this outfit...

Too bad my beloved missed the hair - he would have loved it, but the reason I had time to blow it out was that he is out of town, with the kids! And that meant I could attend Rock Against Rape, a fundraiser for our rape crisis program, without worrying about missing bedtime.

But that doesn't mean I wasn't in bed before midnight!

Jeans, Lands' End; jacket, Victoria's Secret; tee-shirt, the OFFICIAL Rock Against Rape Concert tee, altered and accessorized by me!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


How many shirt dresses can one woman have?  Depending on your definition I have three or four.  And I was one click away from another before I stopped myself.  

But they really are great.  So easy to wear. And better fashionistas than I have done amazing things with layering them.

Dress, thrifted vintage Mark, Fore, Strike; shoes, Madden Girl; belt, Gap.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

To the Max

I am so glad to be able to participate in the current Everybody, Everywear challenge.  Last month I missed out because I was in the heart of the 30 for 30 with nary a polkadot (the theme) in sight.

The Maxi skirt is a real challenge for me because I fear looking too much like a hippie.  I think I avoided that pitfall.  Unfortunately, with the braid and jacket I think I might look like an escapee from Juniper Creek.

Jacket, Gap; Shoes, SE Boutique; tee, gift from S.; bracelet, Target.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mattie Wore It with Grit

Last night Bill and I watched the original True Grit, which I haven't seen since I was a kid.  The whole movie I struggled to figure out what her jacket reminded me of.

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In the last few minutes,  figured it out, and today's outfit was born.

I added a Western-y belt for a little extra grit for this simple and, I must say, incredibly slimming outfit.

Jacket, Orvis via S.; pants, Ideology; turtleneck, Gap; Shoes, Bass; belt, gift from my sister-in-law.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ruffles Have Ridges

I have come to a lifechanging realization.  Earth shattering.

My favorite color is not blue.  It is green.
Pants, Context; cami, J. Crew; cardi, Motherhood.

Monday, April 4, 2011


I admit I am in a slump.  Without the 30 for 30 structure and with an end of winter wardrobe and a late spring I am just frustrated.

And a tad grumpy.

Sweatshirt, TJ Maxx; skirt, Victoria's secret; boots, gift from my better half.