Monday, January 18, 2010

Inspiration Calendar

One of my favorite bloggers, Kimberly, has developed an inspiration calendar, which I'm going to use as a tool when planning my outfits over the next few days. I find that I work well with parameters, so this will give me a focus.

Today's outfit may have veered off topic slightly - the look for the day is Light & Dark Mix - and although I think tan & black qualifies, I didn't get anything lighter into the mix.  My main focus today when getting dressed was wearing my new boots! I bought these during last week's shopping binge in St Louis - they were on sale at Nine West for about $90, and they meshed nicely with my current tall boot obsession.

Details: Work, meetings
Swazer (sweater/blazer - named by my lovely daughter Chelsea): Iisli - The Scholar Shop
Tank: H&M
Skirt: Banana Republic - ancient
Tights: Target
Boots: Nine West


(I'm experimenting with Picasa, and have liked the collage effect others have used.)

I wore these boots for the first time on Saturday. I also wore jeggings for the first time since the early 90s, nice flashback! I love the way the jeggings fit with the tall boots, I'll be wearing them again! I decided after the day was over that I don't really like this oversize wrap sweater, but I decided to post anyway in the spirit of full disclosure. The T-shirt / wrap sweater didn't really work well together either. Oh well, you can't hit it out of the park every day!

Details: Work, casual
Wrap sweater: H&M (on sale)
T-Shirt: Lucky Brand, 2007
Jeggings: H&M $20
Boots: Nine West




  1. There's that video vixen pose again! I am officially calling that your "video vixen" pose!

    And I kinda lvoe the wrap sweater look with the boots and jeans. you can even wear that sweater over a dress that may be considered a "spring or summer" dress.

  2. I love the simple tan and black combination! So chic.

  3. Finally! I have found someone my age with a fashion blog! You look beautiful, and fun. Keep up the good work.

  4. I think the tan and black outfit is very sophisticated.

    I like the wrap and boots look, too. You seem to be enjoying the photo shoot!

  5. I am drooling over those boots... they are GORGEOUS! And the black & tan ensemble totally fits the inspiration calendar... and just looks so wonderful together.

    And the wrap sweater IS AWESOME. Are you sure you don't like it? Cause you could send it to me if you don't, but really it looks freaking fantastic, like for real. Great proportions with the tucked into boots jeggings.

    And those jeggings are so convincing!! Do they have pockets??? I can hardly believe they're not real jeans!