Friday, February 27, 2009

Working from home

Today I had the pleasure of working from home. I took a little break in the late morning to go to my son's school. He was the VIP (Very Important Person) of his class this week. I had the honor of spending time with his class and reading my son's favorite book to them. I think he felt special showing off his mom to the class.

Navy sweater - Forever 21
White tank with black bow - Ann Taylor Loft
Trouser jeans - New York & Company
Navy bandana heels - Oh Deer!
Scrabble tile "Love" pendant - Etsy

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Cerulean is one of my favorite colors and these are some of my favorite shoes. The temperatures were in the 50s today, so I could bear baring my legs. Pardon the tired expression on my face, it is only 6:30 in the morning.


Wrap tee - Merona

Black tank - The Limited

Skirt - The Limited

Leather Peep toe heels - Carlos Santana

Scrabble tile pendant - Etsy

Red Flower ring - Charlotte Russe

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fat Tuesday

"Fat Tuesday" is the literal translation of "Mardi Gras". The time period of Mardi Gras varies from city to city, but some traditions consider Mardi Gras as the period from the Epiphany to Ash Wednesday. Cities famous for their Mardi Gras celebrations are New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The colors associated with this celebration include purple, green and gold.

I decided to pay homage to the celebration today by incorporating all three into my wardrobe.

Purple velvet jacket - Ann Taylor Loft
Cream ruffled tank - Ann Taylor Loft
Black lace skirt (the lining is gold) - New York & Company
Silver choker - Lia Sophia
Green and silver pendant - Lia Sophia
Nude Fishnets - Vera Wang
Black heels with silver studs - Nicole Miller New York
Ring - La Dee Da Jewelry (Etsy seller)

Monday, February 23, 2009

I love Etsy

I blogged on Friday about Etsy. I love this website and all of the unique creations! Today I wore another one of my new finds from Home Studio. This necklace is made from a Scrabble tile. What a fantastic idea? The square tile is the perfect size. I purchased three additional tile necklaces; one I gave as a gift and the others I kept for myself. I am sure I will posting the other two later this week.

Green sweater - Ann Taylor Loft; Pink sweater - GAP; Brown trousers - The Limited; "Love" tile necklack - Home Studio, Leopard print, peep-toe heels - Mossimo

Friday, February 20, 2009


I have mentioned previously that I don't have many opportunities to dress casually in my office. Today was a rare occasion and I was able to wear jeans.

This necklace was one of my new finds from Etsy. Check out this site if you have not already. Crafty individuals sell their creations here and it is a great place to find unique jewelry and other accessories. This necklace is from Night Owl Crafts.

Corduroy jacket - Bitten
White tank (underneath sweater) - Ann Taylor Loft
Sweater - Old Navy
Trouser jeans - New York & Company
Necklace - Night Owl Crafts
Turquoise, peep-toe heels - Carlos Santana

Close up picture of necklace:
Isn't it fantastic!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rockin' the Office

Today's look could probably be considered the opposite of yesterday's. I wanted an "edgier" look, but one that was still office appropriate.

I love this T-shirt. I found it at H&M in NYC several years ago (wish we had one here). I love the bright turquoise color and the koi fish near the shoulder. If you haven't noticed, I also love this skirt. I wish I would have purchased all of the stock in my size. You can never go wrong with a pencil skirt.

Dark denim jacket - Ann Taylor Loft
T-shirt - Hennes (H&M)
Black pencil skirt - Apt 9
Tights - Ann Klein
Studded belt - Target
Black shoeties - Steve Madden

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dressing for Comfort

Stacey and Clinton of What Not to Wear hate the word comfortable with respect to clothing, but some there are some days when comfort is necessary. Work has been very stressful lately (as if I am alone here) and the only way I was going to make it through the day was comfortably.

Knit dress - Ann Taylor Loft
Tights - Ann Taylor Loft (by the end of the day, the crotch felt like they were at my knees so they ended up in the trash)
Gray boots - Kismet (local boutique)
Snake print cuff - Bitten
Jeweled hair clip - so old, I don't remember

Monday, February 16, 2009

Winter white

These pants appear white in the picture, however, they are actually winter white. The pants are the only part of this outfit that could be considered "winter".
Open weaver sweater - Ann Taylor Loft
Brown cami (under sweater) -Mossimo
Slacks - New York & Company
Beaded necklace - Charlotte Russe
Belt - New York & Company
Sandals - Madden Girl

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

One foot in front of the other

Last week I wrote that I was envious of Kasmira's studded-navy pumps. My shoes today seem to make others envious. I do have to admit, these shoes are fabulous! Whenever I wear these, both men and women stop me to comment. The two most frequent comments are: 1.) I love your shoes! To which I reply "Thanks!" and if they ask I disclose brand (Nine West) and where I purchased (Endless). The second comment, How do you walk in those?, is generally met with sarcasm. My reply is always "One foot in front of the other."

Silk blouse - Worthington
Lace skirt - New York & Company
Silver beaded necklace - Tiffany & Co. (gifted)
Belt - New York & Company
Nude fishnet hose - Vera Wang
Green and Black platform heels - Nine West

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday and Tuesday

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I find it difficult to dress this time of year. One day it is 60 degrees outside and the next day it will be 30 degrees. The last two days I have embraced the short-lived warm temperatures, gave my tights a much deserved rest and bared my legs. By the end of the week, I am sure I will be digging out my scarf and gloves again.

Sweater vest - New York & Company
Shirt - New York & Company
Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft
Brown crocodile heels - Nine West
Necklace - Liz & Co (JC Penney)

Monday, February 09, 2009

Silver jacket - Ann Taylor Loft
Pink T-shirt - Ann Taylor Loft
Pencil skirt - Apt. 9
Pewter boots - Payless
Black and silver beaded bracelet - New York & Company
Silver studded black belt - A.N.A.

Friday, February 6, 2009

National Wear Red Day

Today is National Wear Red Day. Wear Red Day is part of the Go Red for Women campaign designed to raise awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of American Women. I will also help to raise awareness and money by running in the local Heart Mini Marathon next month.
You may also wear red this weekend to save money on purchases at Macy's. Wear red to Macy's February 4th-8th to save 20%.

Dress - Merona
Corduroy jacket - Ann Taylor Loft
Slingback heels - Jessica Simpson
Red dress pin on jacket lapel - American Heart Association

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Shoe Envy

After seeing Kasmira's navy studded heels last week, I developed a case of shoe envy. They were too expensive for my pocketbook at Amazon, but I spotted these navy heels for a fraction of the price. They are navy blue with a bandana print and a black heel. I can't wait to pair them with jeans. I felt much better about all of the snow that we received when I arrived home to two new pairs of shoes on my porch. This is one of the pairs, you will have to wait for warmer weather to see the others.


Navy sweater - Forever 21

Blue and purple tank - New York and Company

Navy cami - NY&C

Skirt - NY&C

Nude fishnets - Vera Wang

New heels - Oh Deer! (via Amazon)

Necklace - NY&C

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Nothing Special

There is nothing special about this outfit, it was chosen more for comfort than for fashion. With exception to my shoe choice, I am glad that I wore slacks today. The weatherman was calling for a dusting to one inch of snow in my area (in addition to the 10+ inches we got last week). As we all know, weather predictions aren't always accurate. The snow started at around 3pm and 4 hours later there was approximately 6" at our house. Thankfully, I keep my boots in the car and changed shoes for the long drive home. Is it spring yet?

Purple turtleneck - New York and Company
Long necklace - Ann Taylor Loft
Gray slacks - Ann Taylor Loft
Leopard print peep-toe heels - Madden Girl
Pink toenails - OPI
Close-up pic of shoes (my Administrative Assitant covets these)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Black and blue

Perhaps there was foreshadowing involved when I chose this outfit this morning? Maybe I was destined to actually become black&blue, as in bruised. When I stepped onto my driveway this morning, I quickly realized that it was a solid sheet of ice. I don't know how I managed to not fall, there were some unattractive breakdancing moves involved.
I scored this shirt from Macy's when they were offering $.99 shipping on all clearance items. I love the cornflower blue color, it brings out the color in my eyes.

Velvet jacket - Mossimo
Shirt - INC
Herringbone pants - Ann Taylor Loft (You can't tell from the picture, but the black stripes down the side are rows of sequins)
Black, knee-high boots - Merona

Sunday, February 1, 2009

On the fence

This is the outfit that I wore to work on Friday. We are still battling many inches of snow here and I wanted to wear some color. I was on the fence about the shirt/jacket combination that morning, but I was running late and did not have time to pick out something new and change.
After viewing the picture, I am happy with the combination. This is one of my favorite jackets, it is washable suede. I found it on the clearance rack at Target for $9.98 two years ago. At that price who could resist? I also picked up another in baby blue.
Jacket - Merona
Silk tank - Ann Taylor Loft
Slacks - The Limited
Brown crocodile heels - Nine West
Since these are the same shoes that I wore on Monday, I am not posting a close-up picture.