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.