Friday, June 29, 2007

24-Hour Outfit

Khaki blazer, Charlotte Russe. Pink silk cami, Deep Los Angeles. Dark jeans, Express. Blue wedge sandals, Mossimo. Blue moth medallion necklace, Anthropologie. Blue crystal earrings, Delia*s. Blue bag, Wilson’s Leather.

I probably won’t wear this outfit for an entire 24 hours, but close. I’ve got a busy day today: working, teaching two aerobics classes, rehearsal, pre-party at my friends house, and, finally, attending a drag queen show. I suppose I’ll lose the jacket for the party phase.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Nanny No More

Sheer green blouse, Forever 21. Black shrug, INC. Red belt, Xhilaration. Denim mini, American Standard Tyte (thrifted). Gray leggings, Target. Red, peep-toe flats, New York & Company. Green beaded earrings, import store in Okinawa, Japan.

The nanny look was a bit too formal for my Wyoming Players annual meeting, so I swapped out my pants and pumps for a mini, leggings, and flats. I also substituted a crazy, crinkly ponytail for the uptight French twist. I couldn’t escape the Christmas connotations, though. When my husband saw me at 9:00 p.m. (for the first time today), he went on and on about my weird Christmas outfit.

My legs look kind of odd and shortened in the top photo, but a bit more normal here, with my baby Zoro.

Christmas Nanny in the Rain

Sheer green blouse, Forever 21. Black shrug, INC. Red belt, Xhilaration. Pinstriped trousers, Forever 21. Black pumps, Michelle D. Green beaded earrings, import store in Okinawa, Japan.

Crazy title, huh? Well, I knew it was going to rain today, so I wanted to wear red to match my umbrella. Black and white and red seemed so predictable, so I went with black and green and red. After putting the belt on, I realized that I looked rather Christmasy, but decided I didn’t care. I went to leave the house and discovered my red umbrella is missing! I searched high and low, but had to leave with a blue and white umbrella instead. Not only does it NOT match my outfit, it says “Head and Shoulders.” No, I don’t have dandruff and I don’t use Head and Shoulders, but it was free. So, I got to work (and I thankfully didn’t need to use the embarrassing umbrella) and was told that I looked like a nanny (by the same guy that told me I looked like a school teacher last month). So, today I guess I’m Nanny McWawa, the Christmas nanny, skipping through a dandruff shower.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Coral and Lime

Sheer coral blouse, Worthington. Lime green linen skirt, Richard Malcom. Blue platform peeptoes, Wild Diva. Blue headband, Claire’s Boutique. Fluffy orange cat, Monty (aka Muffin).

Same skirt and blouse combo as in April. This time, I replaced the blazer with a denim jacket that I took on and off all day. I didn’t photograph the jacket because that would be b-o-r-i-n-g. The biggest change from April is the shoes. I’m wearing the crippling plastic Barbie shoes. Either they’re breaking in or I’m losing sensation in my feet because I wasn’t terribly uncomfortable today. I also wised up and brought flip flops to wear when walking to and from the bus stop.

For the purists among you who insist on seeing my outfits in a standing position, here you are (but I look like a goober):

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Sheer pink silk shirt, Bebe. Chevron striped sweater, A Byer. Silvery pants, The Limited. Black pumps, Michelle D. Embellished crescent earrings,

Another thrown-together outfit. In fact, I didn’t even try it on until I was already at work (after teaching aerobics). The genesis for the outfit was a desire to wear the pink shirt and something stripey over it. I liked the way the colors and sleeves worked together but that’s it.

First of all, the sweater just doesn’t fit. Fashion Lady gave it to me, but I can’t imagine how she ever wore it either. It is too short. The bottom hem kept riding up all day to leave my belly exposed. It’s also way way too hot to have worn a sweater. Because my pink shirt is sheer, though, I couldn’t take the sweater off and had to suffer as I hiked up the hill to my parking spot after work. The pants didn’t work well either. The fabric has a silvery sheen, so they are best worn with a long top that conceals my shiny hips and bottom. The shrunken sweater left me far too exposed.

Monday, June 25, 2007


White, 3/4-sleeve blouse, Gap. Blue sweater vest, Karen Scott. Black, double-layer skirt, Breakin’ Loose. Black stretch belt, Steve Madden. Red pumps, X Appeal. Hoop earrings with multi-colored beads, World Market.

Ideally, I plan all my work week outfits on Sunday. That has been happening less and less lately. My backup plan is to lull myself to sleep at night by mentally choosing my clothing for the next day. I failed at that endeavor last night. My only preparation today was to wake up thinking, “I feel like wearing a short skirt.” The end result is that I look sort of nerdy, but I’m a nerd in a short skirt.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Brown Gown

Brown, two-piece gown, Moda International. Strappy gold stilettos, borrowed from Fashion Lady. Gold and red enamel earrings, World Market.

On Thursday, I discovered that the banquet following the excerpts is semi-formal. I have a collection of gowns, but no time for drycleaning, thus, the wrinkles. I’m sure they weren’t visible in the dimly lit ballroom. And the beer I spilled in my lap probably helped the worst of them fall out

Friday, June 22, 2007


Blue cardigan, Gap. Lime cami, Deep Los Angeles. Jeans, M. Lime pumps, Colin Stuart. Silver “birdcage” earrings, World Market.

Same, too-long jeans for the first night of the Southwest Regional OCTAFest excerpts.

I’ve also worn this sweater-cami combo before. What can I say? I love these colors together

Half Day Jeans Day

White oxford bodysuite, Moda International. Jeans, M. Paisley belt, Gap. Red pumps, X Appeal. Green satin headband, Icing. Gold coin earrings, Urban Nomad. Golden paillette necklace (doubled), Body Central.

I’ve found a way to end the drought. All I need to do is wear a white, potentially see-thru shirt, and it will rain. It worked on Tuesday and again this morning. Not only did I get to work with my bra clearly visible, but I was tripping over my pants because the wet denim stretched. I’ve really got to get these hemmed.

Flickr Favorites

I keep all of my outfit photos on Flickr, in my What I Wore Today Set (which you can access by clicking on the badge in the sidebar to the right). One of Flickr’s fun features is a list of your most “Interesting” photos, as calibrated by number of views, comments, and “favorite-ing” by others. Most of the photos in my Interesting collection are of my outfits. For fun, here are the top 10 most interesting outfits (clicking on any photo will take you to that blog entry):


Houndstooth Skirt


Bebe Coat

Found: Gray Skirt


Spot of Color


Big Top

And the #1 outfit…
Red Heels and Fishnets

Choose your fave of the faves!
Houndstooth Skirt
Bebe Coat
Found: Gray Skirt
Spot of Color
Big Top
Red Heels and Fishnets free polls

Thursday, June 21, 2007

More Kelley Inspiration

Peacock blue cardigan, Gap. Hot pink tank, Express. Lime green skirt, Talbots. Hot pink patent slingbacks, Wild Diva. White bead necklace, Body Central. Metal earrings with blue beads, World Market.

Again, I’ve been inspired by Kelley. If you look at that inspiration photo (by clicking on her name), you’ll see that I’m nowhere near as fierce as she, but I’ve stolen her color combination (minus the burgundy accents).

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Navy and Orange (and Brown!)

Navy and white wrap dress, Merona. Orange cardigan, Mossimo. Brown cami (under dress), Forever 21. Brown pumps, Mossimo. Brown headband with bow, Claire’s Boutique. Orange, faceted resin earrings, World Market.

I’ve noticed a number of people wearing this little cardigan, but no one with the orange version. I love it. I really like it paired with a 3/4 sleeve dress, so that the dress’ sleeves show below the cardigan’s, as shown here and with my Missoni knockoff dress.

I had the camera a little below me, on a slope, so my legs look impossible long in this photo. The high-waisted belt on the dress only adds to the illusion. (Plus, the fact that I do have long legs, in comparison to my torso.) I think I sort of look like a looming monster!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

White Shirt, Black Pants

White blouse, Merona. Black pants, Apt 9. Leopard print obi belt, Sugadaminka (via ebay). Red pumps, X Appeal. Black quilted patent headband, Claire’s Boutique. Red beaded necklace, Xhilaration. Black and gold bag, Apt 9.

A white blouse and black pants can be so boring. Punching up with red is rather predictable. I thought adding red AND leopard was a fun approach.

I have two obi belts, both from Sugadaminka. The other is hot pink with an oriental floral design. I like the belts, but I struggle with how to wear them. Maybe I should try harder.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Beat the Heat

Khaki jacket, Charlotte Russe. Missoni-esque, faux wrap dress, Lipstick. Beige slingbacks, Linea Paolo. Blue bag, Wilson’s Leather. Moth medallion necklace, Anthropologie. Blue rhinestone earrings, Delia*s.

No corny themes this week. Just trying to deal with the HEAT.

P.S. Look at my eyes...I look cuh-razy!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Brown and White

“Decadently rich chocolate and creamy white – a delicious pair that’s always in good taste.”

White lace blouse, Newport News. Brown cami, Forever 21. Brown slacks, Moda International (the twin of the khaki slacks I wore yesterday). Brown pumps, Mossimo. Brown bead necklace (doubled).

The last day of “I Scream”-inspired outfits. I would have preferred to wear my crazy hospital dress over the brown cami and pants, but I have an interview today, so I thought I should dress a bit more conservatively.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Khaki and Hot Pink

“Show your sense of Good Humor with these confections – they take the cake”

Cream cardigan, The Limited. Hot pink tank, Banana Republic (thrifted). Khaki pants, Moda International. Khaki slingbacks, Linea Paolo. Faux pearl necklace with medallion, Newport News.

A cute outfit, but not good for traveling home. The necklace drove me crazy, swinging back and forth, so I stuffed it in my luggage. The pants were too tight (it’s that TOTM). In desperation bought overpriced M jeans at the resort for the trip home. The shoes were swapped out for flip-flops as soon as I got to the outgoing gate. Ahhhhhh….

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fruity Flavors

“Savor ripe berry, plucky grape and zesty orange, the perfect picks for any palate”

Orange jacket, red tee, and black capris, Bold Spirit. Tennies, Adidas. Purple headband, The Icing.

I doubt anyone will be inspired by this outfit. I wore it today to our Corporate Athlete training. Despite it being workout gear, though, I’m still dressed according to one of the “I Scream” color schemes, so I thought it was post-worthy.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Orange and White

“Ride a creamy citrus wave with these sherbet standouts. They’re anything but vanilla”

Orange cardigan, Mossimo. Lace overlay tank and patterned skirt, George ME. Beige slingbacks, Linea Paolo. Orange crystal earrings, World Market.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Pink and Pistachio

“Here’s the scoop: Minty hues will drive ‘em nuts, from the backyard barbecue to the boardwalk”

Green cardigan, Moda International. Pink, cowl-neck tank, New York & Company. Pink, pin-striped pants, Moda International. Pink hoop earrings, Beige slingbacks, Linea Paolo.

I needed inspiration. I found it in "In Style." This week, I’ll be dressing to match the "I Scream, You Scream" feature in the June issue. “We all scream…for ice-cream colors. These yummy styles look cool on hot summer days.” And let me tell you, it is HOT here in Texas!

My "minty hues" in natural lighting (including my pistachio eyeliner!)

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Mini Caftan

Mini-caftan, Moda International. Indian silver earrings, Ali’s Boutique. Beige wedges, Montego Bay Club.

I think this caftan is supposed to be worn as a swimsuit cover-up. However, I paid $55 for it, so I wear it as a dress. Mike enjoys the view.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Denim Day

Red wrap shirt, Newport News. Cream cami, Cuddle Duds. Dark denim, Express. Moth medallion, Anthropologie. Aqua peeptoes, Wild Diva. Black and gold bag, Apt 9.

I decided on denim for work today because I have a TDW meeting in the evening. I'm chronically overdressed, but maybe jeans will help.

These shoes are no more comfortable than they were in March. Yow!

Thursday, June 07, 2007


Rosy pink cropped cardigan, Moda International. Black and beige dress, Max Studio. Beige slingbacks, Linea Paolo. Brown crystal-studded earrings, Express. Black and gold bag, Apt 9.

I’ve never paired this dress with color, so I thought I’d be “daring” today. I received a number of compliments.

I’m not looking down because I’m demure, but because it’s so bright outside I can’t bear to look up!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Pastels and Pinstripes

Cream cardigan, The Limited. Blue top, Bebe. Pink silk cami, Mossimo. Black, pinstripe pants, Forever 21. Pink hoop earrings, Pearl necklace, Phai’s House of Jade auction. Black patent slingbacks, Audrey Brooke.

I really like this photo because this is what my face really looks like: all big eyes and goofy expressions. I’m smiling at my husband, who is clomping down the stairs.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Maternity Buddies

On me: Orange cardigan, Mossimo. Plaid babydoll, Oh Baby. Jeans, Gap. Beige wedges, Montego Bay Club. Brown beads.
On Ping: Plaid babydoll, Oh Baby. Jeans. Gold loafers (so cute!). Brown beads, World Market.

It’s ironic. My pregnant sister (NOT pictured here), has no maternity clothes. I ended up giving her the orange dress I wore for my flight out because she is busting out of her regular clothes. However, Ping and I, not pregnant, picked up these tops in the maternity section of Kohls. They are quite comfortable. I love the colors!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Venetian Blind Bridesmaid

Rose bridesmaid dress, Eliza J. Fishy purse. Opal earrings.

Third time’s the charm – for choosing a bridesmaid dresses, that is. This is the third dress my sister asked me to order as her bridesmaid. (Actually, this is the fourth, but only the size is different from #3.) It isn’t too bad. I call this the Venetian blind dress because it is constructed of bands of ribbon sewn over a mesh. Each band is only sewn along the top edge, so if you run your hands up the dress, the blinds open and everyone can see your altogether. Good fun.

My mother chose the shoes. We all wore them, including the lovely bride. They matched the dress, but were otherwise hideous. If you really want to see them, click here.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Flying to WA

Multicolored cardigan, Takeout. Orange dress, Wet Seal. White capris, Express. Beige wedges, Montego Bay Club. Moth medallion, Anthropologie

Good-bye, I’m flying to Washington State for my sister’s wedding!