Wednesday, June 30, 2010

32 Flavors of Shoes - Seychelles Flats in Olive

I love the Seychelles shoe brand. Cute, affordable, and very comfortable. Here's an example!

32 Flavors of Bags - Hayden Harnett Trophy Satchel in Yam Shine

I have no idea why I haven't used this bag before today. She is such a great size and so cute.

Product Endorsement of the Day

When I was on vacation last month (it feels like years ago!) I had a facial at an Elemis spa. Hands down (face down?) the best facial I have ever had. You could see the improvement immediately.

Although I resisted the urge to buy all the products then, I later succumbed to the 20% Bing cashback at and picked up the papaya enzyme mask. OMG this stuff is amazing. Use it once and your skin will feel like it did when you were 6. I have to resist using it everyday. It is pricey but it is worth every penny.

Try it and report back. You'll thank me - I promise.

Edit: Ok I just noticed the advert says this product is "
Perfect for complexions which are sensitive or mature." Um yeah, the brits are such buzz kills. First they poison our gulf and now they call me old and sensitive! Seriously though if you are 30+ and want to brighten/smooth your skin - this is the stuff.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Rule - Day Specific Songs

New Rule - radio stations cannot play "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure on a MONDAY. Sleepy coffee deprived people like me will then think it is Friday and will have a very rude awaking when they get into the office.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

32 Flavors of Bags - Rebecca Minkoff Easy Rider Cross Body

At the office on a beautiful Saturday, windows open, blasting Pandora (as much as one can with inadequate computer speakers), brushing up on the law (anyone know if Negligence Per Se is recognized in Connecticut), and enjoying my lovely bag.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's 1985 Do You Know Where Your Shoes Are?

New Year's Eve 1984 I went on my first date with a very cute older boy. He picked me up in his beat up Toyota (he could drive!) and we went to see "Stop Making Sense" at what passed for the arty movie theater at the time (it showed Rocky Horror at midnight!). Afterward we went to his friend's house and sat around watching MTV and talking. At midnight, a very brief kiss.

Earlier in the day my mom bought me a new shirt - button down with electric blue and black vertical stripes which I paired with my black jeans that zipped at the ankle and my white high tops.

Unfortunately this date was the gateway to almost two years of an obsessive mostly
unrequited crush on the boy (and a few very bizarre dates) but this first date was magic.

Why am I boring you with tales of my past? Because today I am wearing these fabulous Diego di Lucca flats in the same electric blue as my shirt on that fateful date. I know I have complained about ruffles on flats before, but on these shoes the ruffles work. These shoes were also "free" thanks to a Lucky Magazine cash back card. Doesn't get much better than that does it?

Another reason why I am an anti-social introvert

According to some management consultant I worked with eons ago, I am destined for some sort of breakdown in the future because my personality thrives on conflicting needs. The need to move things along quickly along with the need to think things through; the need for social approval along with a need to be in charge; the need for a great tasting beer that is also less filling .... you get the picture.

This morning I was walking into my office building with a someone who works for a different company on another floor. She issued the opening salvo - remarking on the extreme temperature drop between the outside and the air conditioned lobby. Feeling on the spot to make small talk, I remarked how the air conditioning does not make its way up to my office and thanks to the position of my office I spend my afternoons broiling in the sun (seriously it is often 80 or 90 degrees in my office). Instead of letting it go - she responded with "think of the people in Afghanistan, it is 130 degrees there."

Seriously, WTF? Do I look like someone who is not aware that people in Afghanistan are fucked every way possible? I know that my life is better than 90% of the world's population - but I don't need to be reminded of that all the time. Or do I?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

32 Flavors of Shoes: Yellow Patent Mary Janes

Are these not the most awesome shoes ever? I didn't get to wear them at all last year because of my broken ankle. Today however I needed some extra height (pants are too long) so I dug them out and have been happy ever since. Although these shoes were super cheap they are very comfortable - which is more than I could have asked for. Please ignore my crypt keeper feet - I am beyond overdue for a pedicure.

Monday, June 21, 2010

32 Flavors of Bags - Treesje Revealed Satchel in White

Another contender for the perfect white/cream bag. Although this is has gold hardware (not my favorite) I love the way it pops against the white. How am I ever going to decide?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wear it June 14, 2010

Extremely dull outfit today, brightened only by this vintage necklace. Excuse the fat neck, it was a heavy cake weekend.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

32 Flavors of Bags - Hayden Harnett Lido in black patent

I adore this bag but I can never decide if it is a day or night bag so it often gets neglected in favor of more clearly defined bags. Today, however, I bravely cast aside my doubts and brought her to work so I can bask in the cuteness that is this bag.

Cheap accessories

I went on a cuff bender a few months ago (damn you tPF!) much to the dismay of my wallet. I have pared things down considerably but I hung on to a bunch of cheap thrills - such as this cutie which I snagged for $4.99. It's clearly not real leather but it is cute and different and, perhaps best of all, fits my chubby wrist.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wear it June 9, 2010

After yesterday's wardrobe malfunction, I played it safe today by 1) ensuring the opacity of my t-shirt and 2) wearing a cardigan just in case. I really like this cardigan although, because of its bold pattern, I don't wear it a lot.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wear it June 6, 2010

Expecting a casual day (boss is out of the office), I sauntered into the office in rolled up jeans and this shirt. Sadly I overestimated the opacity of the shirt and realized too late that you can pretty much see through it - revealing the four small dark scars on my torso and an under-insulated bra (IYKWIM). Thankfully one of our paralegals took home the jacket I had balled into a corner of my office and managed to press out the wrinkles and get off most of the dust and cat hair, so I can cover up this mess when I go to an unexpected hearing at court this afternoon.

Can I just say how happy I am that court recordings are audio only. If they took video of our arguments I would probably need to find a new career.

32 Flavors of Shoes - Frye flats in gold

I went through a "Frye" phase with boots and then snagged these shoes on super clearance a few years ago. They are super comfortable and great to wear on days when my lack of pedicure makes sandals an impossibility. I'm just not sure if they are neutral enough for the long term.

Monday, June 7, 2010

32 Flavors of Bags - Hayden Harnett Biblio in Olive

I ordered this bag eons ago to use up some credits/coupons I had but it was only delivered last week. Although I have a lot of green bags (see below), this one is different enough in color and look that it deserves a spot in the top 32. The leather is deliciously soft, the size is perfect, and the look is fun while sophisticated (or so I tell myself). I may end up removing the "bling" (tassel and paddle) because they add weight and businesses that is a bit much. But for now I'm going all in.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wear it June 3, 2010

I branched out of my rut today by pairing this fun plaid! top with jeans and this really handy blue sweater (from Target of all places). I thought I was making a cool statement by pairing it with these shoes but I'm afraid I may just seem color blind. I have no idea why my left boob seems ginormously out of proportion in this photo. Must be my horrendous posture. Also - can you see how hungry I am in this picture? If not there is something wrong with my camera.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wear it June 1, 2010

I have officially run out of creativity when it comes to getting dressed. Expect to see this outfit (black pantsuit and tank) with different necklaces until such time as this creative block passes.