Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vacation Togs

Well, we fled the snow and cold and arrived in sunny Florida last week for a much-needed break. The temperatures are in the 60s, and we have had sunshine every day (even the day it rained). I've finally thawed out, and we are relaxed and happy.

I did a good job of under-packing this trip - for a change. I typically over-pack, but I really wanted to travel lightly. That means no accessories and only 3 pairs of shoes (4 if you include the sneakers for the gym). So, outside of workout wear, I tried to plan my packing so that the pieces could be coordinated together. I like light colors in Florida, so I base my packing on khaki/sand and some light accents - orange and pink. I also like a black / white or black / tan combo, so I was able to pack a few key pieces that would work with those colors.

These three outfits are examples of my vacation look. (I think I need to change up my pose a little, it's looking a little repetitive!)

Details: VACATION!

Valentine's Day - dinner out with hubby
Sweater/Tunic: Tommy Bahama, Tommy Bahama Store, Houston
Tank Top: Dana Buchman
Khaki Jeans: Tommy Bahama, Tommy Bahama Store, Houston
Sandals: Christian Louboutin, gift from Ruth

2010 02 15

Sweater: Michael Kors, can't remember
Tank: The Gap
Khaki Jeans: Tommy Bahama, Tommy Bahama Houston
Sandals: Christian Louboutin, gift from Ruth

2010 02 16

Dress/Tunic: H&M, St Louis
Leggings: TJ Maxx, St Louis
Sandals: Yellowbox, DSW


Saturday, February 6, 2010

National Wear Red Day-Kind of...

In honor of National Wear Red Day - I tried on two red tops this morning, they both went in the donate bag. So I went with this blazer I found at The Scholar Shop recently, as it has touches of "red" (aka hot pink). I love the sharp shoulders and the boning detail in the lining. The black turtleneck is remixed, and I am definitely getting my money's worth out of that baby! Ditto for the jeans and boots.

I haven't checked the fashion inspiration calendar in a while - it's fun to try out the suggestions. I think Kimberly is a lot of fun - I love her blog, she is SO creative!

Blazer: Rena Lange, remixed
Turtleneck: Juicy Couture, remixed
Jeans: Joe's Jeans, Muse, remixed
Boots: Uggs, remixed


I know this photo is out of focus, I just liked the pose!

2010 Feb5D

Speaking of poses, I am amazed at how much more comfortable I am in front of the camera after just a couple of months of taking self portraits. The practice has come in handy, as I had a modeling assignment recently in St Louis. My face, along with those of 3 other women and one man, will be on the side of a mammogram van soon! I can't wait to find it and take a photo of me in front of me on the van! No worries, I'll post that when I find it!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's Been Too Long!

Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of fun? I've been absent for too long, but I'm glad to be back! I had all kinds of cute outfits on over the last couple of weeks, but no time to even take a snapshot. Whew... that's done for a while.

I've named today Brown Day, because that's just the way I roll... And, because I decided to wear Brown... (okay, not funny, but at least I'm trying.)

I have been wearing heels almost every day for the past two weeks, so today i wanted an outfit that would work with flat boots. I love these distressed looking brown boots I found at DSW in Houston. They are not only super-cute, but they're super-comfortable. I've worn them with leggings, but I wanted to try the skirt/tights look today.

I stopped in at the Scholar Shop in St Louis yesterday, and my BFF Ruth found this amazing BCBG sweater for me. I thought it would work really well with the brown skirt/tank top combo, and I am loving it today! I like the ruggedness of the boots and the texture of the tights, it keeps the outfit from being way too matchy matchy, even though it is all shades of brown.

I missed blogging, and I am SO glad to be back.

Brown Day!
Cardigan - BCBG - via the Scholar Shop
Tank - H&M
Skirt - INC, gift
Tights - Spanx
Boots - Steve Madden Luxe, DSW


2010 Feb 04C