Monday, November 29, 2010

Flashback to the early 90's - Part 3

Cindy and Mary, April 1990, at Earth Day Festival at the National Mall

Random guy with mohawk, Earth Day Festival, 1992

Cindy's friend Jen, Earth Day Festival, 1992

t (Indigo Girls/Stipe/MercyThese are
These are days you’ll remember
Never before and never since, I promise
Will the whole world be warm as this
And as you feel it,
You’ll know it’s true
That you – you are blessed and lucky
It’s true – that you
are touched by something
That will grow and bloom in you....

- 10,000 Maniacs                                                                       

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Flashback to the 90's - Part 2 (Paris)

Paris, 1992
Paris, 1992
My hair hasn't changed much, but now I can see the differences in my face and in my body and in my fashion choices. I still like my look then and now.

me today as 11/25/2010
Even back in college when all I did was wear black, which I still can don more often then not, I feel a little more constricted in dark colors and want to experiment with color and print and design. I suppose that's how I've matured.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Flashback to the 90's....Part 1 (Me back in the day)

I've been looking back a lot lately about my life, especially when I came upon my pictures as a 20-something year old.  I was 19 (with my friend Cindy), 20 and 21 respectively in the above pics and that was probably the only time when my hair was long(ish) before I got my pixie cut as it is today. More pics to come later.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Outfit of the day

top: Guess
jeans: ATL
boots: ATL

It's a casual work week and it's nice to be in jeans again.  Besides the 3 of us in the office, the building was fairly quiet with most people taking off for Thanksgiving.  I myself will be taking wednesday off just to have the day to myself.  I haven't decided what I'm going to wear for Thanksgiving, but I'm sure I'll think of something.

Friday, November 19, 2010


What can I say? I decided to peruse the ModCloth site and lo and behold there were some of the greatest finds of the season.  Of course most of these dresses are quite a bit short for a woman my age, but I'd like to think I can wear tights or leggings of some sort.

This would make a fabulous holiday dress and I've been drawn to berry tones lately.  I want these 2 dresses:

Dress: Modcloth Cabernet Cabaret Dress

Dress; Berry Good Dress by ModCloth

Then I found some shoes that were to die for which are all on the Modcloth site so I didn't get a chance to post names:

Took the day off...

dress: Tucker for Target from Ebay
boots: ATL

YAY!!! I finally got my dress from Ebay  and let me tell you it was a hard dress to find.  At Target this dress had been sold out since the summer so I ended up going on Ebay to find this dress.  I was hoping to get a deal on it, but surprisingly everyone else had the same idea so I got it for much more than I would have paid for it at the store.  That's okay because I will definitely make use of this dress.  What lured me to the dress was the fabulous (IKAT?) print and the navy color which I used to detest so much. It does run big for size small and I'm assuming it's trying to be a flowy boho dress but  I do love it and it's quite comfortable and I supposed I can get away wearing it through the winter by layering it up a lot more, adding tights, sweaters, etc.  

It's been one of those weeks so I've decided to take a mental health day from work.  My mental health day usually consists of doing nothing or cleaning the whole house or sorting through my clothes. I  can't decide right, but I definitely want to productive. We'll see.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ho Hum!

Scarf: H&M
Cardigan: ATL
Pants: ATL
Booties: ATL
Tank: H&M
Belt: F21

Do you ever have one of those days when you look in the full closet and have nothing to wear?  It happens to me more often than not and the problem isn't that I don't have enough clothes, it's just that I don't feel the clothes on that particular day.  I want my outfit to make me feel good and thin and confident and that's the hard part.  Today though I particularly felt good.  Maybe it's because I had the usual slimming dark pants with black booties and the fitted cardigan or maybe it's the way I photographed myself.  This was one of those times where I actually felt good and looked "skinny" on camera or maybe I'm just getting used to looking at myself.  Or maybe all the working out is paying off.

The scarf looked good too.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another day gone!!

top:  Tucker for Target
belt:  F21 
jeans: ATL
booties: ATL

I didn't get a chance to do much but ended up seeing my mom and family today.  The Tucker for Target shirt was a size small but could probably fit someone who is a medium. It does run large.  It was the only one in the sale rack and I got the top for only $11, a bargain in my book especially because it's running for about $30+ on Ebay. By the way, I ended up buy the hard-to-find Tucker for Target navy blue dress on Ebay and probably paid a little extra for it. Unfortunately, this dress had been sold out since late summer and every dress that I bid on Ebay was gone before I got a chance to bid.  I finally got one, but at a price so I better wear it no matter how it fits.

I forgot to post more shoes from yesterday that were on the sale rack at DSW.  Still too overpriced for  sale items and plus the black sandal was not practical for this time of year.  I'll go back next week and see if I can find a great deal.  I really don't need any shoes anyway.

It's back to work tomorrow.  Not sure what to wear since we have to dress up again for the week. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Little Window Shopping Today

top:  Banana Republic circa early 2003
jeans: ATL
shoes: Cindy 

This is an old outfit I decided to wear out today. I love the Banana Republic top and I hope it never wears out, but unfortunately it is cotton and too much washing will wear it out.  The jeans are my staple ATL and shoes are great to walk around in.  Ah, my hair is sicking up in all the wrong part.  I need a trip badly.

Anywho, I went to the mall and decided to go into Forever 21 which is quite rare and you will have to be in the right mindset before you get too overwhelmed with clothes.  I was actually looking for cute printed tops, but ended up trying on solids.  Nothing had a WOW factor so here are a few things I tried on but didn't buy.  (My old IPHONE takes decent pictures, slightly fuzzy,  but no flash so at least I don't get those darn shadows)

Then it was off to Ann Taylor Loft to try on a few jackets.  I liked them all but realized I have too many black and gray jackets this year so I needed to stop buying them (unless I accidently find them on extra sale and extra discounts, and petite sizes).

Lastly, DSW was on my way so I decided to get my shoe thrills by trying on a quite a few unusual pairs of shoes that I couldn't afford.

 I can't remember the brand of the shoe but it was a brand I've never heard.

 Silver Seychelles shoes

 Same as above

 Don't know if I liked these but wanted to try. Can't remember brand.

These were by Tahari I think or Liz Clairborne.  Loved the fuscia color. 

Good old Steve Madden shoes.

Another pair of Seychelles at the sale rack.

I really, really liked these suede pumps by Steve Madden but I thought they were a bit too expensive even if they were on sale.

Another pair of Steve Maddens.

Shoes by Beverly Feldmen - too high and too expensive, but cute

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hello World!!!

Jacket:  Old Navy
white shirt:  ATL
jeans: ATL
shoes: Seychelles

wrap sweater: ATL
paisley top: Ebay / ATL
black pants: ATL
shoes: Anthropologie

Yes, it's been a week or more since I last posted. I've been crazy with work and unfortunately I'm not sure if I will still be working at my place of employment.  I will know more either this week or next.  

But meanwhile, I did take a few pictures this week before I went to work. I'm realizing I'm getting more preppy in the way I dress, maybe because my place of employment is so conservative.  It seems like I've lost my "cool" factor or I must be getting older.  Must bring that "oomph" back.  Please note that we have a business casual environment so we can wear  dressy jeans.