Friday, November 30, 2012

Work attire?

As you can see these photos were discretely snapped in my office with a tripod and camera. You may question my choice of leather as work appropriate attire but, really, I think the look was smart and stylish.

Let me tell you of the awesomeness of this leather, it is just so beautiful! So Soft! I had to wait six months to wear this since I thrifted it in the summer and I was thrilled to finally wear it.

The yoke front detailing of this pencil skirt gives it such amazing lines and a great fit.

Paired with a tweedy sweater, tasseled necklace, tights and brown boots, I think it totally fits into the category of work attire. Even if it doesn't, I'm still wearing it!

Sweater: local boutique
Shirt: J.Crew tissue Tee
Skirt: thrifted
Necklace: Walmart
Bracelet and earrings: thrifted
Boots: Frye

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why I awesome orange skirt!

I thrifted this skirt and immediately knew how I was going to wear it. That's not always the case when thrifting, sometimes you pick up something that you otherwise would not have chosen, and then it takes a while to incorporate it into your wardrobe.

In this case the skirt does all the talking and the other things just accompany it.

Black cashmere, black tights, black boots.

Quality essentials that can elevate a $2 skirt. Not that it isn't in it's self quality, it is. Dense wool, fully lined and a flattering drape.

With this title for a post you may have expected more...I thrift because I find gems like this...a simple answer for a longer post I may someday write...

Skirt:  Banana Republic-thrifted
Sweater: J.Crew
Boots: Frye Durango's

Linked up for What I wore Wednesday on the The Pleated Poppy.

Pre Thanksgiving...brown & black

One facet of blogging I'm still trying to work out is the early setting sun. If I don't get pictures early in the day...I come home and take ones that look like this...yesh.

This is an outfit I wore before thanksgiving but never took the  time to post. I am not very fond of these pictures but, I did like the way the black gingham check came together with the brown pencil skirt. 

The bib necklace gave a touch of sparkle and color. Hopefully, off setting the frump factor of the black tights and booties.

Skirt: J.Crew Pencil
Shirt: thrifted
Necklace: Target
Booties: Clarks

Monday, November 26, 2012

Catch up

A quick post to catch up and express all I am thankful for:
A quick trip to Magic Kingdom with my husband and daughter, precious memories.
A Swiss family style adventure

 My daughters first view of the ocean:

 Playing in the surf as we visited my husbands Mom and Dad in Hilton Head Island: 

Thanks to all of you for following, too.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

All black

Since I typically spend my days cloaked in white, an all black ensemble is a rarity.

I can attribute this outfit to a speedy dressing...I was in hurry, I picked out something to wear, put it on and didn't have time to analyze it or take it off.

I really liked this outfit and it wasn't until I looked at the photos did I realize how dark and stark it was.

It's a good thing I put on that scarf.

Skirt: Club Monaco-thrifted
Sweater: Banana Republic
Scarf: J.Crew-thrifted
Boots: Frye

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


 I finally got a chance to wear this black wool cape I thrifted this summer. The weather and the event were a perfect pairing. Sunday was my birthday and the fund raiser for my daughter's ballet school Nutcracker production. The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party is a little girl's dream and also a great reason to dress up in a party frock and have some fun!

 I also loved the opportunity to pull out this gray silk J.Crew dress.

And dress my girl up, too!

Dress: J.Crew (2008)
Cape: Ann Taylor-thrifted
Shoes: BCBG
Clutch:  Aldo-thrifted

Linked up with Lindsay at the Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.

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It is safe to say that I've worn boots everyday since November crashed in on my life!

Boots | Everybody, Everywear

So when I saw that the current everybody everywear featured boots, I had a hard time deciding which post to include.

Here are a few I've wore in the past year as well as just about every recent post...


So, I put together a montage of photos as my ode to boots, I love them...they keep my feet dry, they're comfortable, they go with everything and in upstate New York you'd better invest and love them because for me they are here to stay on my feet until May.

Monday, November 12, 2012

See me Rawrr

I don't think I would have considered myself to be the type that would wear a leopard print dress. That's a lot of print...and quite a statement. I think over time I've warmed up the idea of leopard. First, it was just a belt, then I added a pair of shoes and then another belt and then another pair of shoes...and more shoes. So for a dress to be my first non accessory leopard it was quite a leap!

And I'm glad I jumped!

Wearing the jacket over the dress toned it down a lot and I think that made me more comfortable with my choice.

Dress and Tights: Target
Utility Jacket: Old Navy-thrifted
Belt: J.Crew (very old like 1987 old)
Boots: Fyre

Linked up for Monday Mingle with Momtrends, check all these ladies out!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Purple Pants?

With the weather colder (see the snow on the deck) and darker, my photos have shifted indoors and my husband willingly took these shots for me.

However, I always feel slightly awkward or just silly having him take my picture to put on my "fashion blog".

So please forgive the weird poses and strange looks, they are just hiding my smirks and giggles.

What do you think of the purple pants? I haven't decided yet...

Sweater:American Apparel-thrifted
Jeans: Target
Belt: Target
Scarf: Bottega Veneta-thrifted
Booties: Sam and Libby

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Back in Tights

I tried my hardest to prolong bare legs and skirts and I made it through October. But, now with the crisp winter chill and snow on the ground it isn't an option, it's a necessity.

I actually find the combination of boots, skirt and tights to be very comfortable.

Also, my photos have come back indoors. If I don't remember or have time to take a picture in the morning,  the darkness pushes me inside.

Cool new thrifted leather wrap bracelet adds a hip vibe and anther touch of purple.

Skirt, Shirt, Necklace: J.Crew
Boots: Frye
Tights: Target
Bracelet: Lucky-thrifted

Linked up with Lindsay for WIWW

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Winter white

Welcome to November.
No, I didn't get hit from a bird above, that my friends, is snow!

And you can see, from there I took my photo shoot indoors.

I took a nod from a few other gals that were carrying their white crochet and lace into fall by pairing it with black.

 I really liked the way this outfit turned out. The harder edge of the leather bulked up with the sweater contrast well with the sheerness of the skirt.

And boots!

Skirt: Solitude via TJ Maxx
Jacket: JouJou- thrifted
Sweater: super old gift from my brother
Boots: Circa- Joan and David

Linked up with Marion Berry Style Trend of the Month-Boots