Tag Archives: Dailies

I’ve got the power! (or not)

19 Jan
Jacket: Thrifted – Top: J. Crew – Jeans: Gap – Shoes: R2 (via Marshalls)-
Scarf: H & M – Rings: Gifts

So as I’m writing this, I am sitting in the dark, surrounded my candles and the glow of my laptop. That’s right folks, I currently have no electricity. Now normally, I would hop right in my car and go somewhere that has this magical thing we call power, but alas Jon has the car so I’m basking in the glow of candles and feasting on PB & J sandwiches until my apartment complex gets their act together. Which, quite frankly, gives me no confidence that this will be resolved tonight. But heyyy, I’ve got MS word and a blogging dream so I’m good.

To be honest this outfit really doesn’t warrant posting but I started blogging to chronicle what I wear everyday. Which means that sometimes when I’ve got a case of the Mondays on a Tuesday and it’s going to still show up here (bad photography and all, yay)!

Now let’s just hope I quite literally won’t be getting dressed in the dark tomorrow morning.

PS. It’s pretty clear I was uninspired on the modeling front when this is my outtake of the day:

Do you post outfits that are not your favorite?

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A House Divided.

17 Jan

Leather Jacket: Newport News (thrifted) – Sweater: Banana Republic – Skirt: Yves Saint Laurent (thrifted)

Tights (x2): Hue – Shoes: Sophie Max – Necklace: Gift – Brooch: Vintage

I hope everyone is still enjoying their 3-day weekend! This Monday will be a little manic for Jon and I as we are going car shopping. This is something that desperately needs to be done as my Little Lady named Barbara is on her last leg. It’s okay though because she’s 21 years young and needs a young whippersnappers to take her place on the road.

Currently I am watching the Patriots vs. Jets, and let me just tell you we are a house divided. Jon is a Jets fan (blasphemy) and I am an ardent Tom Brady fan (I mean, Patriots). After this incredibly stressful game (Tommy, get it together), we will be watching the Golden Globes where I get to swoon over sparkles and pretty dresses. I’m excited. Jon’s excited. It’s an epic win of a blitzed Sunday afternoon.

How’s everyone’s Monday shaping up?!

Friend Friday: Closet Wars

14 Jan

Top: Gap (thrifted) – Jacket: H & M – Skirt: Gap – Tights (x2): Hue –
Shoes: Sophie Max (Marshalls) – Necklace: Jess LC

Welcome to Friend Friday! Katy over at Modly Chic sends out a series of questions for bloggers to answer every Friday. This friday is a very special Friday y’all. Because it’s my very first! Without further adieu, here’s what I’ve got to say about getting dressed in the morning:

1. How do you determine what you will wear that day?

I lay in bed. I think to myself, what am I going to wear today. I take a snooze while thinking of what’s in my closet. I eventually make it to my closet and hope that inspiration strikes. More often then not, it’s a process that involves many items on the floor.

2. Do you plan outfits out in advance for a whole week, month,
weekend?

Ha. Not usually. There are certain occasions certainly where I know exactly what I’m going to wear but more often than not it’s a spur of the moment, gut reaction kind of thing.

3. Do you have any specific way of tracking outfits and items already worn so you don’t repeat?

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I have a really good memory. If I pick up a piece of clothing, I can tell you what I’ve worn it with in the past and whether what I have on is a new mixture of pieces. I really try not to wear the same outfit twice, so knowing what I’ve worn things with kinda goes with the territory. Also, having a blog helps. Now I have evidence!

4. How do you discover new combinations of items in your closet?
(Trial try-ons?  Hanging items together?)

Magazines and blogs certainly serve as inspiration, especially when it comes to pairing unusual items together, but usually I think of outfits when I’m truly bored with what other thing I’m doing. Like going to seminar.

5. To streamline the process for 2011 what is one new thing you can do to cut down your dressing time?

I have instituted a time limit (also with outfit pics). There are some days where nothing feels right and those mornings usually devolve into me being very late to work and getting seriously frustrated. By giving myself a time limit, I can’t lament what could have been and just learn to deal. Plus, it works well with my whole New Years resolution of get to work before 10am (ok, 10:30) thing. Yay!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Fall into the Gap

13 Jan

Sweater: Gap – Shirt: Ralph Lauren (thrifted) – Jeggings: Old Navy – Shoes: Gap

I remember when I got this sweater for Christmas, my freshman year in college, I felt like the coolest girl in the world. I was deep into my Gap phase and wanted this sweater badly so when it was under the Christmas tree (somewhat unexpectedly), I was thrilled. Years later, I’m still in love this sweater and I still love the Gap (although I have branched out somewhat).

It’s funny how I used to think the Gap was the penultimate of fashion. In my awkward years (and there were many), I always wished for my whole wardrobe to be brand new Gap items. As if this new magical wardrobe would make me cool or something. Obviously, I’m now a (somewhat) well-adjusted adult who realizes that cool is within, that style is about defining who you are not what a brand is and blah blah blah, but you know what? Sometimes, it’s really awesome to be the girl who has the coolest thing in the room. Even for just a few minutes. 🙂

Tell me about your awkward style years (come on, we’ve all had them!). If you’re generous, I’ll try to dig out some of my fashion don’t gems. 🙂

Currently Watching: Castle “Poof! You’re Dead!”

The Day After Tomorrow

12 Jan

Jacket: Gap – Shirt: Forever21 – Corduroy Pants: H & M – Shoes: Sophie Max

I took my outfit pictures in 4 minutes whilst my bagel was toasting. There were 12 shots to choose from. On top of this, I’m wearing my work ID badge. We’ll call it my necklace for the day. See I accessorized!

Yeah, I so didn’t disappoint with the I’m freezing cop-out outfit. To top it off, I really ended up wearing my coat and scarf over this outfit for 90% of my day (at least it was a cute coat). Even with all those layers, I can honestly say I’ve been freezing for 10 hours. For realz, Texas has made me soft.

I’ll get my act together tomorrow. I promise. Probably.

Currently watching: “What Not to Wear”

Freezing.

11 Jan
Jacket: Anthropologie – Top: Old Navy – Jeans: Gap – Belt: Gap –
Shoes: R2 (Marshalls) – Necklace: Jess LC

First off, I want to thank everyone for their lovely birthday messages. Y’all are so sweet! I had a lovely birthday weekend – lots of shopping (my favorite!), lots of sugar (cupcakes), and movies (Black Swan, FTW). It was all pretty awesome.

It has finally gotten really cold in Houston. Too cold. Especially when your work building is really drafty. So in an attempt to bundle up, I wore this jacket again. I was still freezing, but at least I felt pretty fabulous in it. Tomorrow, expect to see a rather bland (but oh so warm) outfit–I find that when things get cold, I tend to reach for the warmest thing in my closet, no matter what it looks like.

I really can’t complain though, it’s still 41 degrees out and it will likely only last a week or two. I know it’s a hard life. 🙂

How was your weekend?

Currently Watching: “American Pickers” (This show is like totally awesome)

Happy Birthday!

7 Jan
Sweater: H&M – T-Shirt: Target – Skirt: Gap – Tights: Hue –
Shoes: Bongo – Necklace: Langford Market

Today is my 26th birthday. That’s right, I’m officially over half-way through my twenties and you know, obviously now an old lady. It’s depressing really 🙂

I actually don’t have much planned as celebration as of right now. It turns out that there is like next to nothing going on in this city this weekend (post-holiday blues) and it’s going to rain so we’ve had to re-tool some plans. Whatever they are though, they will most certainly involve cupcakes, yummy food/drink and boyfriend time. Which is really all a girl could ever want for, so I’m more than a little excited.

Plus Jon has revealed that for my birthday, I get to pick out a new pair of boots to replace my broken ones as a his gift to me. He’s pretty amazing, that one!

Pillow Talk

6 Jan

Jacket: Anthropologie – Shirt: Jon’s Side o’ the Closet – Jeggings: Old Navy –

Shoes: Gap – Ring: Gift

I’m not going to lie, I wore this outfit because it felt like pajamas. It was sort of a running late kind of morning and I thought I’d be in the cold room all day, so I thought let’s jim-jam it up! And you know what? It was pretty awesome.

I fell in love with this ring during the 30 for 30 challenge, but couldn’t buy it because I was on a shopping ban (which I’ll be revisiting shortly). I left the store vowing that if it was still there, then I could buy it the next time I was there. Well, Jon was with me the next time I was in the store, I was still on a shopping ban and Jon had no idea what to get me for Christmas, so he bought it for me and now can I wear it forever. I love it to bits and pieces. Thanks Lovey 🙂

Currently watching: Top Chef “Dim Sum Lose Sum”

Sister, Sister

5 Jan

Sweater: J. Crew (thrifted) – Top: Old Navy – Skirt: Anthropologie –
Tights:Hue – Shoes: R2 (via Marshalls) – Necklace: Jess LC (gift)

My sister and I are very different in a lot of ways. For one, we look completely different. I look like my dad, but have my mum’s body type (short, curvy), while my sister looks like my mum, but has my dad’s body type (long, lean). In school, I was the “academic”, the science geek and Mary was the “athlete”, the writer.

Despite these differences though, we’re actually a lot alike. For one, we both love Glee, the UK (as a whole), teen comedies (Um, Easy A!), the eighties (though she’s more a Footlose/John Cusak type and I’m more a Fame/Molly Ringwald kinda girl), Nick and Nora pajamas and Anthropologie to name a few. So it’s not so surprising that while Christmas shopping, when I happened upon this skirt and thought to myself, wow, Mary would really like this, that I immediately thought, wow I also really like this for me! And thus, the one for you, one for me tradition of buying christmas gifts for my sister has continued. And so the spirit of giving continues…

For tomorrow? How I stole Christmas gifts from my unsuspecting friends and family for myself. No, I’m not joking. Ok, well kinda.

Currently watching: “What Not to Wear” (Mary also informed me that last week, this very skirt was featured on What Not to Wear as one of Stacy and Clinton’s examples. This has literally made my life!)

Am I in the movie Speed?

22 Dec
Shirt: Banana Republic – Jacket: H & M Jeans: Gap – Scarf: H & M
Belt: Langford Market – Shoes: Bongo

I made it to Boston! This is somewhat of a miracle considering my journey to the airport yesterday which involved me being driven to the airport in a Super Shuttle by a crazy man. Just FYI, it’s never OK to drive 90mph across 5 lanes of traffic and then tailgate the entire way to the airport.

That being said most of my journey was rather uneventful, which is always welcome on travel days. Mostly I just read Portia DeRossi’s book Unbearable Lightness which is turning out to be excellent. Anyone who has ever had body image issues (which I feel is like most women, unfortunately) should read this book.

I’m off to the city with my sister. Expect lots of pictures!