Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Skirts May Appear Pinker Then They Are

I was so excited to show this outfit today until I discovered that the skirt turned pink in all the photos.   In reality it is a lovely tomato red (seen here back when I apparently had better lighting and a rug in my dining room).  Not that there is anything wrong with pink, but really tomato red is better.  

Jacket: Talbots (via Ebay)
Sweater: J. Crew
Necklace: Banana Republic
Skirt: United Colors of Benetton (via Ebay)
Boots:  ?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My dry cleaner is gaslighting me

I am pretty sure my dry cleaner is trying to gaslight me by shortening all my skirts and dresses so it appears I am getting taller.  I swear this used to be a fairly age appropriate, conservative (for me) dress.  Now it looks like a Julia Roberts Pretty Woman reject.  

Dress and Sweater:  J. Crew
Boots:  Indigo by Clarks

Thursday, October 24, 2013


This outfit was completely unplanned and sort of random, but I am happy with the results.

Jacket:  Talbots (via Goodwill)
Skirt: ModCloth
Shirt: Old Navy
Boots: ? 

Monday, October 21, 2013

My Sartorial White Whale

For years I have been trying to find the perfect winter white outfit.   As goals go, this one is probably one of my least practical as white + me = stains.   However, on Friday I found this off white skirt at the cheap discount place down the street and threw caution to the wind.  The sweater is not quite as yellow as it seems in the photo and I am very happy with the result.

Sweater Max Mara Weekend
Skirt: ? Burlington Coat Factory
Boots: Taryn Rose

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Great Dress Bad Photo

If you are in the market for an inexpensive dress to wear for the rest of the summer, I suggest going to Old Navy and giving this one a try.   (Warning - It is a halter style top so if you are well endowed or disinclined to wear a strapless bra, then it is not for you).

Dress: Old Navy
Sweater: Target
Shoes: Aerosoles

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Crazy Pants

The last time I was at my doctor, discussing my chronic anxiety issues, the doctor asked   whether I was inclined to any out of control behavior - like compulsive shopping.  According to him, this is only a concern if you buy unnecessary things - like a Ferrari.  However, I suspect that a better example might be these pants.  While these pants cost considerably less than a Ferrari (Old Navy Clearance!) I am pretty sure that lumpy 40 something women should not be purchasing hot pink stretch cropped pants - much less wearing them in public.  

Pants:  Old Navy
Shirt: Tucker for Target
Shoes: Me Too

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


While at first glance this may appear to be just another mediocre photo of a boring outfit. However, if you look closely there are some remarkable details such as:  I am wearing earrings, I got a pedicure (my toes have been trashed by running but I managed to grow back enough of them to get them painted), I shaved my legs (mostly, don't look too closely), and I was able to zip up this skirt for the first time in quite a bit (I know it looks too tight but it actually isn't).

Shirt: Sweet Pea
Skirt: J. Crew via Goodwill
Shoes: Camper

Monday, July 29, 2013

Oldie But Goodie

If there is one upside to spending months only wearing clothes from floor of your closet - it is when you do bother to look for something hanging up, you find a great skirt you forgot you owned.   Sadly, my ability to write coherent sentences has not yet been found.  

Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Macy's
Shoes: Kork Ease
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Trust me

This outfit is much cuter in person.

Dress: Gap
Cardigan: Old Navy
Shoes: Kork Ease

Friday, July 19, 2013


I love a white cotton dress on a hot summer day.  I don't love trying to wash out the inevitable stains that will be spotting this dress if I attempt to eat or drink anything today.

Dress and Belt: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Cuff: Trina Turk

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

But of Course I Speak French

A thousand years ago my friend Julie's husband Dave was talking about moving to Quebec and when we questioned his ability to speak French - he said, in a very bad French accent, "but of course I speak French, what is it I speak now?"   mr. deathstar and I still repeat that joke to this day.  Which is probably sad but also true.

Other true facts:

  • this outfit needs a belt
  • I just dumped pink lemonade down the front of this shirt leaving a pink stain
  • I have had the song Waltzing Matilda in my head since Saturday where there was an impromptu sing-along at my dad's wedding reception

Skirt and Shirt:  Old Navy
Shoes: J. Crew

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blue and Black Monday

I am not sure what is more distracting in this photo - my cat photo bombing the shot or my shirt which makes my boobs look huge.

Shirt: Sweet Pea
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Rockport 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Last year I decided I had gotten my wear out of this fab Betsy Johnson skirt and I put it in a pile for consigning/giving away.  As you can tell, that never happened and now the skirt is back in rotation at least for today.  

Shirt:  Old Navy
Skirt: Betsy Johnson
Shoes: Kork Ease

Monday, April 8, 2013

Blame the Pirates

I have no idea why I am standing like this or why I paired these shoes with this outfit.  I blame Spring Fever and Pirates.  In equal amounts.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


One nice thing about being too busy* to blog is that there is no record of how many times I've worn this exact same outfit in the last three months.  I'll give you a hint - you may need a scientific calculator to calculate the number.

Dress: Mod Cloth
Sweater:  Lord and Taylor
Shoes: UO

* originally typed busty, which is a good excuse but not one I can claim.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Catching Up

It has been a crazy couple of weeks and I have had no time to take photos or, when I have taken them, post them.  You haven't missed much - trust me.

Dress: Twinkle by Wenlan 
Sweater: ?
Boots: Miz Mooz

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

That 70's Dress

I am pretty sure this dress looks cuter in person than in this photo.  My cats seemed to think so but they also seem to think I look fine in a bathrobe as long as I am petting or feeding them.   Speaking of cats, last night I missed my opportunity to capture a video that I am certain would have gone viral and made me a fortune.   Baxter the cat managed to get himself stuck in a paper bag and ran around for a least a minute before the bag was shredded and he was freed. No harm was done, other than to his pride.  The cat toys by my feet are survivors of the event (they were in the bag).

Dress: ? via Haute Look
Shoes: Max Studio
Bracelet: Trina Turk

Monday, January 28, 2013


I have always liked this dress because it is easy to wear and somewhat flattering.  However, I wonder if it is starting to look a little dated.  Not that that will stop me from wearing it, but I wonder if anyone else thinks the same.

Dress: Nine West
Cardigan: Target
Boots: Palladium

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Too Cold for Style

Title says it all.

Sweater: BCBG
Skirt: Mod Cloth
Boots: Miz Mooz

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Good Enough

Some days fashion is fun and getting dressed is an exiting exercise in creativity.  Other days you are just happy that you are protected from the elements and didn't tuck your skirt into your underwear.  Today is one of those other days.

Sweater and Skirt: J. Crew
Tank: Old Navy
Boots: Palladium 

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Easy Being Green

This dress is so easy to wear, I am glad I took a chance on it.  

Dress: Mod Cloth
Sweater: Lord and Taylor
Boots: Taryn Rose

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I almost never wear burgundy, but when I saw this dress on super sale  I took a chance.  I like it although next time I'll pair with another sweater.

Dress: vfish
Sweater: J. Crew
Boots: White Mountain

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Green Dots

I know this belt doesn't exactly go with this outfit, but I needed something to cover up the fact that I could not zip this skirt up all the way (and still breathe).   Vintage is great but it can be hard to wear when you are waist challenged.

Shirt: Gap
Sweater: J. Crew
Skirt: ? via Goodwill 
Shoes: Nine West

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


The only good thing about this photo is that you are so distracted by my strange pose, you don't really see my knee scars.  

Blazer: J. C. Penny
Dress: Vfish
Boots: Clarks

Monday, January 7, 2013

Inappropriate But Much More Fun

Another outfit for the what was she thinking files.  Good thing my client meeting was cancelled today.

Dress: Blu Pepper
Cardigan: J. Crew
Boots: White Mountain

Friday, January 4, 2013

Black, Grey, and Plum

When in doubt -throw on plum colored shoes!

Sweater and Blazer:  J. Crew
T-shirt and Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Marc Fisher

Thursday, January 3, 2013


I have been doing a really good job of avoiding sales and shopping for the last few weeks.  One exception is this shirt which I snagged at Target while on an emergency Cap'n Crunch run last week.  The pattern is little zoo animals and if I get as much wear as I do from my other animal print top, my investment will be well worth it.

Shirt: Target
Skirt: J. Crew
Boots: Gap
Belt: Betsy Johnson