Saturday, October 31, 2009

Something about the fall...

Rich colors, warm fabrics, inspiring outfits...

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Hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Friday, October 30, 2009

If only...

let's see if we can play a picture game.



Not in that order, or even together..

Mmmk. That's all.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Anna! How could you! I put away my wallet. I'm not shopping! But look how cute this is...

All Hallow's Eve

This is the most fashion I've seen that correlates to Halloween...and I like it....

(photography by Ruven Afanador and reposted from Coco+Kelley)

My family has never been much for celebrating Halloween, but I have gotten word that my nephews will be all sorts of GI Joe's, Batman, and monsters...excitement!! Do I have to dress up?? Are you?? My favorite costumes have been during childhood when I was Annie or Raggedy to top that??
And I thought I was being festive by hanging these and these in my kitchen window...hmmm back to the drawing board!! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wonder if this works...

My friend Vicente claims he "found this while looking for tennis shoes..." Uhuh...

Anyways, I have yet to try this at home, and perhaps I should before posting, but I thought I'd post it to see if anyone else would be the guinea pig!

How to stretch your shoes at home...I actually have a pair of boots that needs some stretching and may do the old water-in-baggies-shoes-in-freezer trick to them...

check out the video!

Any takers??

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

She did it again!

That Kate. She knows how to get your attention. Love the use of color---especially yellow!!!

And don't even get me started on these...

Pssst....23 days!

How to wear Boots with Skirts/Dresses

If there are many (or any) boy readers, I apologize. I got an email asking for clarification on the rules for wearing boots with skirts to work. I have to admit, this is something I always wonder about when I'm about to attempt it! But, during the colder months, boots and pants/boots and skirts/boots and dresses---it has to happen!

I think it's totally fine to wear boots with skirts. It's just a fine line between looking like you're going skiing and looking like you're going clubbing...personally I'd rather be accused of the former.

So, some rules, please?
*Keep in mind, there really aren't DEFINED rules...or at least ones I could find..I will be doing more research and will let you know if I come upon them!!

1. Own a pair of classic boots. Not too trendy or too "one style" (such as western). These can be either flat or heeled.
2. Preferably, own a black and a brown pair :)
3. The boots should come no higher than to the knee (I know over-the-knee is in style but probably not the best for work...or for skirts!)
4. The skirt or dress should not be longer than the boot is tall (in my opinion...too covered!!)
5. Own some fun tights. I love JCrew's tights, but I limit myself to either buying them on sale or to purchasing one new pair a year. I wore a herringbone grey/black pair to death last year, so that will be my purchase this year.
6. Skirts should be your normal work skirts (twill, wool, dressier jersey, etc) and can range in lengths. I have some pencil skirts with a back kick split that I would easily wear with boots, or even a slightly shorter skirt or dress that, with tights, would work great! I think the trick is that if it is a slightly shorter skirt or dress, the tights make up the difference and keep you from looking like ... anyways ...
7. Keep the outfit from looking equestrian -- don't make the whole look morph into a costume!
8. Denim skirt...I'm not sure what the exact rules are, nor could I find anything, but I think you have to hold fast to rule #7, and if this skirt is going to work, it should be more of a dark dressier stretch denim, to the knee, than a cut-off frayed denim from Abercrombie that would be better for a Kenny Chesney concert with cowboy boots :)

Now, I have a pair of black boots that I wore all winter long last year with skirts and dresses. I have this one jersey dress that has ponies on it and I wore the two together a few times. It was like a play on words because I didn't LOOK like an equestrian, but because the dress had ponies on it, it was like a play on words outfit...

Top trends this year??
OOoooh I love them..the booties with tights, skirts/dresses...the t strap shoes/Mary Jane's with tights and skirts/dresses... Here are my favorite examples!

(c) The Sartorialist
More great work options!



Banana Republic

If she can do it, you can do DO IT! :)

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Count down to Cape town.

today is October 26, 2009.........I fly out on November 18, 2009..............
That means......
24 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can do this...I can totally stay focused these last days......


Shall I or Shan't I?

I don't know about you but my wallet has been working OUT lately! Trip to South Africa? Suuuuuuure! Dinners out? Suuuuuure! I've GOT to slow down.

Of course it doesn't help that I got this email...


Hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday...
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