Friday, December 31, 2010

I think I'm a snob

Philomene Top
With-a-Twist Henley
Pilcro Zip-Pocket Slims
Lanky Boot Socks
Loft cardigan
Target boots

I went to the mall today. Yuck. My first priority was to return some leggings. I ordered the Pilcro cord leggings at Anthro and I was just sort of grumpy over the $88 price tag for something I'm really planning on wearing as tights. So yesterday I found a similar pair by Hue for $24. They were packed up like tights so I didn't try them on until today. I looked like Peter Pan. The color, fabric, and fit just was not as sophisticated, so those got returned and I will be keeping my original pair.

My other observation today is that just about everything in the mall was total crap. I know everything is fairly picked over post-holiday, but blech. So much polyester and acrylic! I picked up a few things that looked good on the hanger, but I am now in the habit of looking at the fabric label immediately- sort of like reading nutrition facts at the grocery store. Of course, as soon as I touched most of this stuff I could tell it was garbage. I have gotten spoiled by quality (which is why I'm hoping the true Spring line at Anthro is an improvement over the current new releases.) So, I did not come home with any purchases, which is really quite okay with me as I need to flipping cool it anyways.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Anthro Slow & Steady cardi
" Courtship Blooms tank
Loft tank (under)
Gap Perfect Boot jeans
Target boots

Just a Panera and Target day, but I felt like at least making an effort. I am actually lounging around in this outfit right now because my loungewear is all in the laundry, due to the extreme amount of lounging I have been doing lately. This either tells me that I am lounging too much, or I need more loungewear. I think the latter.

On another note, I think I am liking myself with a darker lip color.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Gap gray tank top
Anthro Rational Ruffles t
Anthro Wily cardigan
Old Navy cords

I also managed to get on something other than my gray boots today. I bought a lovely pair of suede wanna-be Uggs from Target in a size and a half too big. They were on clearance for $17, which is well worth having a footwear option. They are certainly not the most elegant thing I've ever put on, but they are a step up from the recovery shoe that I am still contemplating burning once I know I am totally done with it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Not winning any awards here..

Anthro Shadowsleeve cardi
" Fauvism top
Target jeans & booties

So I am not winning any awards for creativity here. I originally had this belted, but we were going out to dinner. We don't go splurgy very often ( a big night out is Panera woohoo!) and I didn't want to be constrained. Hence, the flowy top and cardi. Still stuck with the gray boots. Fortunately they go with everything. I might try to find something else tolerable later today, if I can drag myself out of the house.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shoes take 2

Dressing Room Henley
Pilcro Zip-pocket Slims
Treehouse Climber tank
Gap necklaces
Target cardi & boots

Another successful day of getting a shoe on my foot. So far these lovely gray booties are the only thing that doesn't kill my foot. I am walking around the house as barefoot as possible hoping my foot will revert to some form of normalcy.

I originally put this outfit together to participate in Kim's holiday outfit post, but I'm not super thrilled with how this came together. This is another outfit that I felt cute in at the time but didn't photo well. I thought the green cardi was a nice counterpoint so that I wouldn't be overly matchy, but it doesn't mesh. I will probably wear the other pieces together sometime with a different topper.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shadowsleeve cardi
Lace Over Leather belt
Hue tights in copper
Target dress & boots
Old Navy scarf

So the giant grin on my face was all about actually getting a real shoe on my foot! It only lasted until 10:00, but it is progress! I don't think I am going to try a real shoe again tomorrow, but maybe by the time Christmas Break is over. It is good to have goals...
Mrs. Woodward's camisole
Wish You Were Here cardi
Old Navy cords
Gap necklaces
Simple shoe

So I am trying out some different locales for photographs. I am not thinking the kitchen is going to be a repeat customer. Yesterday was a day where I changed 8,939,381 times before leaving the house, because what I had laid out the night before didn't work. So this is definitely not the most put together look I've ever come up with, but I was dressed, and that is what matters, because going to work naked is frowned upon.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Slow & Steady cardigan
Keep it Simple tunic
Pilcro zip pocket skinnies
Simple sneaker

This was sort of an updated preppy thing going on today. This cardigan makes me giggle. It has sort of a grandpa-sweater cut to it, but with TURTLES! Awesome. It needed something a little edgier to keep it out of extreme dork territory, and these skinnies fit the bill. I might need to order these in multiple colors when they hit sale..

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yes, we have no heads today

Charmeuse Splice cardigan
Palacio Blouse
Floral Muse Cami
Old Navy cords
Simple "D kay" sneaker, laced replaced w/ ribbons by me

I liked my outfit today, but not my expression, so I beheaded myself. It was cold, cold, cold outside but they are keeping the inside pretty blazing, so I needed layers. This works much better than my previous purple pairing with this cardi.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Slow & Steady Cardigan
First Flight t
Old Navy Scarf
Gap Perfect Boot jeans

I tried very hard to get my foot in a shoe today. It did not want to cooperate, and I don't want to overdo it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Anthropologie Blushing Bouquet cardi
Anthro Diamond Lights tank
Anthro Keep the Change trousers
left foot- Simple
right foot- ....

I felt very cute today, but this did not photograph cute. For some reason pants don't photograph well on me.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Anthropologie Oleandar Cardigan
Anthropologie Mirror, Mirror tank
Gap Perfect Boot jeans (cuffed by me)
Target knee socks
Left foot- Simple
Right foot- $&@(!*#

I have to wear it for another week. Damn, damn, damn!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Truth in advertising

Converse One Star shirt (Target)
Anthropologie Treehouse Climber tank
Anthro/Pilcro Zip-Pocket Slims
Left foot- Dansko maryjane
Right foot- recovery shoe

So the truth part is, this dinosaur on my foot is part of my reality right now. That is not an excuse to completely give up! Putting on a pair of well fitting pants, and a warm-but -fitted shirt made me feel more like myself than I have in a while. Next week, I should get to take this albatross off.