Monday, June 28, 2010

Disney - Last Day

Vacation pictures - aren't they awesome? We look happy, tan and rested - because we ARE! This photo was taken as we were preparing to depart for the airport on our way home.

Top: Moth from Anthro
Tank: H&M
Jeans: Adriana G.
Arm Candy: Husband

Disney 2010

I know this photo is from a couple of weeks ago, but I have taken some new ones. I am trying to catch up on posting. I like to draw out the suspense, so I'll try to limit myself to one post a day for awhile. Let me know what you think...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

First Guest Blog!

Mary - at Writing Without Periods - recently asked me to "guest blog" on her site for her Sensational Woman Saturday feature. It was such a compliment to be asked - AND I had a lot of fun with the questions she posed. Her blog is a hip, funny, sassy, interesting take on life after periods. As I am a huge fan of menopause (no more periods, ladies!), I am interested in how other women experience the journey.

Please visit Mary's blog and let us know what you think.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm Feeling Flashdance!

The structure of this top takes me back to the days of "Flashdance" (or at least the 80s). I LOVE the graphic - the eyes and lips remind me of Andy Warhol as channeled by Jean Paul Gaultier for Target. It's fun to wear, I wore it with skinny black slacks and a tank top. I could have gone with heels or flats, but the heels won out today.

I've shopped at Target a few times with their new "pop up" lines - this was the Jean Paul Gaultier line they produced about a month ago. There were about a dozen pieces, but this was the one that caught my eye. A lot of bloggers have loved the Liberty of London line, but I wasn't ready for the florals. There were some adorable Zac Posen pieces recently, but they weren't age appropriate (maybe the late teens/early twenties set).

Details: Top: Jean Paul Gaultier for Target; Tank: H&M; Slacks: Norma Kamali; Shoes: Cole Haan.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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2010 Jun 15-2, originally uploaded by Fabulously Fashionable 50s.

I am not sure if this photo posted properly, so I am trying it once more before bedtime...

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?

Something about the color orange calls to me, I seem to feel more cheerful when I'm wearing orange. Sunny color, sunshine, mood lifter, all good things...

You can probably tell that I'm quite tan after our vacation in Florida. I wear sunscreen, but we spent a lot of time out by the pool; and every morning I spent 30-45 minutes on a run/walk in the Florida sunshine. I've been exercising outdoors since spring began here in the Midwest. I usually set out around 7:00 or 7:30 am, trying to beat out the thunderstorms and heat here! I'm enjoying the outdoors - I walk in a beautiful park with lots of trees and ponds - I've had to dodge the geese and ducks (with their baby goslings and ducklings) on more than one occasion! I also work out with weights 3 times a week. Consistent, regular exercise makes me feel good - it's not just the benefits I get physically, I get an emotional boost as well. My very favorite exercise is "hot yoga" - a vinyasa flow yoga class in a room heated to 90-95 degrees. Unfortunately, six months ago or so my shoulder went wonky on me - some kind of impingement - so I haven't been able to do yoga in months! I hope to get back to it soon!

Anywhoo - back to the whole point of this blog - the clothes! I found the orange top (by Moth - a brand we find at Anthropologie) at The Scholar Shop (of course). The white tank is from H&M - and I have been wearing one of these almost every day! The cropped khakis are Talbots - but I bought them at TJ Maxx (because I really, really hate to pay retail). The sandals are Donald Pliner - I bought them at a E&J's Shoe Warehouse an amazing discount shoe place in St Louis.

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By the way, the title is a reference to the classic knock-knock joke: KK - WT? Banana - banana who (repeat until your audience's eyes glaze); and finally end with the punch line above.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Playing catch up!

I can't believe that spring is almost over. Here in the heartland we are having WILD weather days - we've had some crazy thunderstorms with lightning, thunder and high winds.

Sometimes I find it challenging to dress for the days with the unstable weather forecast. I have my wonderful Marc by Marc Jacobs black rain boots - with a heel. I found a cotton trench coat recently at The Gap - for about $25 on mega-sale. It's just waterproof enough - without being too heavy and hot for the season. So, you'll see a lot of both of those pieces in my most recent pics.

I'm enjoying the lighter colors and shades of the season. You'll note, however, there is one "shades of grey" outfit. I remember that day was a gloomy, chilly, gray day with rain - and rather than fight the mood I just wallowed in it. This is very similar to an outfit I wore in the winter, when I layered it with wool instead of cotton.

Details: Cotton Sweatshirt Blazer: J Crew; Grey Sleeveless Turtleneck: Michael Stars; Skirt: Theory; Tights: Hue; Boots: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Another rainy day started out sunny and nice - but called for (with success) torrential rain later in the day. That day I went with the sunny outlook and layered pinks to stay cheerful. When the rain came, I swapped the sandals for the boots and added the trench.

Details: Tee Shirt: ?; Wrap Sweater: McLaughlin; Skirt: MaxMara Weekend; Sandals: Donal J Pliner; Trench Coat: The Gap; Boots: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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I thought I'd post a guest appearance - my darling husband. In this photo he's wearing one of his Canali sportcoats, and a new Polo golf shirt. Isn't he handsome? He's a big supporter of my blog and my fashion journey.

Darling Husband

Finally, here's another fun outfit. I found this cute Milly skirt at the Scholar Shop, and layered it with a cream cardigan and a brown tank top, finishing it all off with a skinny belt. I liked it when I wore it, but the belt hangs funny in the photos, so now I'm not so sure.

Details: Cardigan: Banana Republic; Tank Top: H&M; Skirt: Milly; Belt: ?.

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I hope your slide into summer is going well! I love the summer season - it's slower and sweeter and the sounds always take me back to my grandmother's house in Houston in the summertime.