Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Angry owl

I found a new ring at Target last week. It is the face of an owl and I am wearing it on the pinkie finger on my right hand today. Sorry! I didn't get a close-up pic. As we were driving to work today, Rob asked me what I named my ring. He is under the impression that I name my accessories (I don't). He officially named the ring the angry owl. Because it's his personality he proceeded to try to imitate the sounds of an angry owl.
Today's look:
Top and pencil skirt - New York & Company
Flower necklace - gifted
"Angry owl" ring - Target
Heels -

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Lovin'

I love Thursdays! Yes, there is only one more workday until the weekend arrives, but that is not the only reason. After work, I spend a couple of hours with some amazingly stong and imporant women in my life and I get a fantastic workout to boot! First, an hour on the Pilates Reformer followed by 75 minutes of hot yoga. I am not a yoga lover, but I started taking hot yoga a few weeks ago and fell in love with this practice. Posing, stretching, contorting my body in a room heated to 100+ degrees, sounds awful right? That's what I thought too until I tried it. I have never sweated so much in a workout before and afterwards I feel amazing; stronger, longer, calmer.
I'm not workin' for the weekend, I'm workin' for Thursdays!
Today's look:
Dress (that I wish was a smidge longer) - New York & Company
Necklace - Lia Sophia
Wedge sandals - Charlotte Russe

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Navy is my favorite neturals to wear in the spring, it provides balance without being too harsh. When dressing this morning, I originally paired this skirt with a navy cable sweater, but it turned out to be the clash of seasons. I needed a "breezy" top to pair with this gauzy skirt and this sheer tank worked perfectly. Of course, I had to add the cardigan to ward off the chill in my over air-conditioned office.

Today's look:
Sheer tank and navy cami - New York & Company
Cardigan - Forever XXI
Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft
Necklace - gifted
Wedge heels - Cynthia Vincent for Target

Monday, May 17, 2010


Our weather of late has made dressing a challenge. Highs in the mid 50's, gloomy and rainy. The weather screams tights and boots, but being the middle of May I cannot bring myself to cover up. I'm hoping that dressing for spring/summer will bring on the warmer temps. Rumor has it they will be here by the end of the week.

Today's look:
Sweater - Express

Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft

Earrings - Guess

Bangles - Target

Fringe heels - Madden Girl

Friday, May 14, 2010

Seeing spots

No Friday pants today. I'm meeting friend after work for pedicures, dinner/drinks and trip planning. I don't like to wear pants when I have pedicures - too much rolling. I guess I could have brought clothes to change into, but I was feeling lazy this morning. The Friday pants may return next week.

Today's look:

Dress - Banana Republic Outlet

Cami - The Limited

Necklace - Target

Heels - Calvin Klein

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

80 cents

I love a bargain, don't you? Thanks to the "Black Friday" app on my iPhone I was able to score this Worthington skirt (brand new) for a mere 80 cents! If you have an app friendly phone, you should download this free app. The app counts down the days until Black Friday and provides daily deals at BF prices. Most of the deals are on electronics, but every once in a while a clothing gem sneaks in.

Today's look:
Polka-dot top - Newport News
Cardigan and black cuff bracelet - New York & Company
Black satin skirt - Worthington (JCP)
Heels - Naturalizer

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Showers

In Cincinnati, May has been the month for rain showers. It seems as if the weatherman are predicting rain almost every day. The rain and clinic dress code at work forced me into pants and close toed shoes today. Despite being covered up, I dressed for spring by wearing one of my favorite color combinations - navy and green. Crisp, clean and polished.

Today's look:

Cardigan and trousers - Ann Taylor Loft

Beaded tank - New York & Company

Scarf - B Moss (I bought this scarf to wear to my Rehearsal Dinner almost 12 years ago)

Silver cuff bracelet - Lia Sophia

Heels - Isaac Mizrahi for Target

Monday, May 10, 2010


After 4+ hours at the salon, I am a blonde again. Apparently, red is stubborn and the color didn't want to come out of my hair. There are still some slices of red throughout, but mostly it is blonde. If I ever return to red I don't think I will try to make a direct transition to blonde again.
Today's outfit is another one that I threw together in my head and I am happy with the results. After wearing these heels today, I was reminded why they don't get worn often - they are torturous to walk in. Especially on polished floors!
Today's look:
Dress - GAP
Scarf - Sin City Antiques
Belt - New York & Company
Heels - Shoedazzle

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday pants, Part 2

I warned you that you would be seeing these trousers frequently. I can't help it, they are so darn comfortable. Had I known I would love them so, I would have ordered multiple pairs.
Today's look:
Silk top and belt - New York & Company
High-waisted trousers - JCPenney
Cuff bracelets - Ann Taylor Loft
Giant flower ring - Macy's
Peep-toe flats - DSW

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Too Short or too long

Is this dress too short or are my legs too long? I can't put my finger on it, but the proportions don't seem right. Needless to say, I dont' think I will be wearing this dress to work again. It just seems too short for my office.

Have you noticed that I have taken my picture in a different spot in our living room? The kids have their Legos (literally thousands of them) and they currently occupy the other side of the room.

Today's look:
Dress - thrifted org Target
Necklace - Lia Sophia
Beaded bracelet - X-mas gift from mom
Link bracelet - Tiffany & Co. (gift from hubby)
Wedges - Cynthia Vincent for Target

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Brights and ruffles

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I wore bright colors and ruffles. I wasn't sure if this outfit would work when I conceived it in my head, but I adore it! The bright colors are fun and helped to put me in a good mood today. Unfortunately, I wasn't in this outfit very long as I was called to school to pick up a sick kid.

Did you notice I got my hair cut? More hair changes to come...

Today's look:
Ruffled tank - Ann Taylor Loft
Cardigan and pencil skirt - New York & Company
Wedges - Cynthia Vincent for Target