I've rethought the lipstick since this picture was taken. I don't think I can really pull off the bright red lips. Not during the day anyway.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I've rethought the lipstick since this picture was taken. I don't think I can really pull off the bright red lips. Not during the day anyway.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
As a bonus today I'm throwing in this picture of me looking perturbed because I think it's funny. In reality I was wondering why a Sheriff's deputy was cruising slowly down our street. Let's hope he was just going home or something.
Oh lastly I know I need to dead head the poor rose tree. My roses have suffered since Fiona was born.
I'm fairly certain Mom made this in peach when she was a bridesmaid.
I knew someone who had one of these. It may have been me but I blocked it out.
I'm sure of this one. It was green and I still have the matching black shawl.
Oh yeah and this one too. There were actually two of em & one was rainbow. I was the envy of all the other 10 year old girls. NOT. I totaly got my ass kicked.
Anyway here's the link check it out
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
These are not things I do. I do not cook or clean or make clothing. It's in my contract.
Perhaps it's part of the maternal instinct to force your child to wear humiliating home made clothes.
I will resist the temptation. I am stronger than the pattern for an entirely knitted layette set. Shudder.
Told you I wear a lot of grey. Of coarse today it was all to go with my new shoes (click to enlarge picture and see shoes better). They're Steve Madden. I got them on sale. The only think I'm not sure I like about them is I think they're higher than I'm used to. I think they're 4 1/2-5 inches & I usually don't buy shoes higher than 4 and I only wear them occasionally. Oh well I'll get used to em.
The pants are more Edditor from Express. I believe the shirt is also from Express and it's sleeveless which is why I'm wearing the capelett (I didn't name it, that's what it's called) which I also wore here and is from Newport News. The gloves are the ones I showed here and are a complete affectation.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Anyway Editor pants (you're shocked) today khaki with a white pinstripe. I didn't notice until I got to work that I need to fix the hem on the left pant leg so I went all McGyver and stapled it so I'm not tripping over it all day. The tank is also from Express and the little white sweater is from Old Navy. The shoes are also from Sofft like the black ones I wear a lot but these are cuter however they don't fit me quite rite so they flop around when I walk which is annoying.
I'd like to point out that's not a problem with the shoes themselves. I seem to have oddly shaped feet because I can't wear pumps or slingbacks or even ballet flats. I guess I have a narrow heel so if I don't have an ankle strap the shoe will flop around. These have a strap but it's not high enough up on my foot to prevent the flapping. It's tragic really since there are so many cute shoes I can't wear.
I would also like to state for the record that I'm a dork. We went out to dinner on Saturday to celebrate our anniversary and I intended to take a picture to post but I completely forgot until we were already at the restaurant and didn't have the camera with us. I looked cute too, the hostess even said so ( I heart complements from strangers). Oh well I'll have to recreate the outfit for work one day. The problem is I am not a morning person (no really the people who read this who actually know me can tell you) and I put the minimum amount of effort in to getting ready for work. I'm a little better now since I know I'm going to have my picture taken but I'd still rather sleep a few more minutes than spend the time on my hair and makeup.
Finally a special thank you to Dave's brother and his wife(B&J, who don't read this but that doesn't matter) for watching Fiona for a couple hours while we had dinner. It was so nice to be grownups and have adult conversations that don't get interrupted with sentences that contain words like binky and poo. I hope to be able to return the favor in the very near future.
Friday, August 22, 2008
A couple years ago I worked for a company that was not doing well as a result of several really bad management decisions. True to form the management decided the way to fix our problems was mandatory over time. Yes it's legal, at least in CA. Other states may have different laws.
Now I don't mind doing some overtime to get caught up or for a special project and this wouldn't have been an issue if it had only been for a few days. Even a couple weeks wouldn't have been a problem although I feel that a month is pushing the limits of what you should expect an employee to comply with. I know your thinking "A month! That's crazy!" Nope not a month. Eight months...straight. It sucked! The one upside was the extra money. Not only was I getting overtime pay but I didn't have any free time to spend it. Eventually decided I wanted to get myself a treat so I bought a set of pearls.
I was all excited because #1 these were the first fine jewelry I'd ever owned besides my Mom's ring I showed you on Wednesday and #2 I really like pearls. They weren't in fashion at the time but I didn't care. I remember I was with a friend shortly after I'd bought them and she was saying that only old women wear pearls and she never would. I just smiled to myself. That same friend begged her boyfriend to get her pearls for Christmas a couple years ago. And hers are very nice definitely more expensive than mine and probably better quality but I earned mine and I love them.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Any way sapphires are almost a tradition in my family. If you scroll down you can see my Mom's engagement ring. It's a star Sapphire although you can't see the star in this picture. My parents gave each other new rings for their 15th anniversary and gave me my Mom's ring which I've worn ever since. I'll pass it on to Fiona some day. Maybe when she gets married. That would be a nice tradition to start. My Mom also has my great grandmothers engagement ring which is a sapphire and I guess I'll have it to pass on someday too.
If you'd like to see more wedding related pictures check out my other site. I'm about to put up a video Dave made for me last year for our 10 year (dating) anniversary. Yay Dave I love him. I think I'll keep him.
Hey you can see the star if you click on the picture
These fabulous pants are from Express. The style is the Editor. This particular pair are wide leg. You'll be seeing several pairs of Editor pants because I find them to be perfect for work. The sweater is also from Express and is quite similar to both the white sweater and the red sweater but it's a cardigan. I'm actually not fond of this sweater but we woke up 20 minutes late & it was convenient.
Now I will be honest I don't think I can get in to my pre-baby jeans (except the one pair that used to be to big & are now tight) but give me a few more weeks.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
We brought Fiona down to my Mom's house today which is why she was with us. Fiona is wearing a fabulous flowered sleep and play that I have no idea where we got it but it's Carters they sell em everywhere. Run rite out and buy one, it's what all the well dressed babies are wearing this season.
Our neighbors probably think were crazy (and their not wrong) because we take my picture in front of our garage most mornings. Well that can make for fun neighborhood gossip. I do think the still sleepy puffy look that my eyes seem to always have in these pictures is less than flattering but hey it's honest. I never claimed to be a beauty queen. Just very narcissistic.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I was hoping to capture the coolness of my hair but I'm not sure you can tell how wavy it was. I used Bumble and Bumble surf spray after I washed it and let it air dry. It looked like I'd pent the day at the beach. If we'd actually spent the day at the beach my skin would be the same color as the tank top, I'm so pale.
The jeans are the same Old Navy ones you've seen before the cut is called the Flirt by the way. I got that tank at Kohls last year shortly before I found out I was pregnant so I think this is the second time I've worn it.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Lets take a moment to talk about my boobs (Oh the hits I'm gonna get from that ha ha). I'm not sure if it comes through clearly in the pictures but this shirt has a ruffle down the front which is usually something I avoid like the plague (Strange phrase. The plague is pretty easy to avoid ruffles less so) because lets be honest my boobs don't need any enhancing. I was a D cup before I went in to high school and for some unknown reason I gained another cup size a couple years ago and then I got pregnant (sigh). This shirt strangely actually minimises the scary hugeness of my chest and as an added bonus makes me look thinner than I really am. Which is why it's important to occasionally try something you would normally avoid.
The shirt is from Newport News. The pants are (you guessed it) Old Navy. You can't really see my earrings but they're from Shane Co. The shoes (which you also can't see very well ) are black Mary Jane's from a company called Soft and are pretty much my every day work shoes because they are so comfortable and versatile.
I was reading an article over the weekend in Lucky about dark lips being in so I'm being brave and trying it out. Generally I go for very natural makeup and only do red lips if were going somewhere in the evening. The whole effect today is a bit goth or vampy which is cool with me I feel kinda sexy and I've already been told three times today that I look nice (sweet).
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I have a thing about lip products. I must own 50 lipsticks and glosses (mostly glosses). I've admitted various times to having a dozen or more in my purse at a given time.
I have a Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in the color Merlot and I love it. It's actually a chap stick with a little color. It makes my lips very soft and it tingles a bit. It has a peasant scent to it and tastes nice as well. I believe it's all natural but I may be remembering wrong.
The same company makes a line of baby products (Burt's Baby Bee) which I've been wanting to try out but haven't had an opportunity. If I do I'll let you know how Fiona and I like them.
Here's the surprise. For no reason that I can determine yesterday this site had an unprecedented surge in traffic. So welcome new people, pull up a chair, have some ice tea it's unsweetened so you'll have to add your own sugar. And while I'm at it welcome back to my returning visitors, you too may have some tea and I know I must have some cookies here some ware.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yep those pants are pretty wrinkly. Both pants and shirt are from Old Navy and once again the pants are to large. On that note I've started a diet if it works I'll tell ya all about it.....if it doesn't work we'll never speak of this again. Those are my boots from Ebay again. The sunglasses too are from Ebay and I should have taken them off before we took the picture but I forgot.
Okay so this is what I was wearing once we got home Monday. Originally I'd had on a silk blouse but that's not so good for holding a drooly baby. Speaking of babies, miss Fiona is the most important accessory to all my outfits.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Since I'm on a budget (aren't we all) I'm trying to figure out what's going to be the best investment. Will they go with most of my outfits? Can they go from formal to casual? Will they hold up for 5, 7, or 10 years?
I'm really liking these sorts of shoes. They are described as ankle boots but they aren't very boot like. I like the versatility they'd go with either pants or a skirt and with say a funky tee and the rite jacket you could even wear them with jeans.
Friday, August 8, 2008
I've just recently started using 2 other Dermadoctor products. It hasn't been long enough to make a definitive judgement yet but so far I'm happy. Once I feel confident that I've got enough data I'll let you know how I like them as well.
This is my friend Jubiss. Hi Jubiss! She recently got her hair cut and although it didn't look bad before I'm of the opinion that it looks super cute now. Very flattering on her. I also really like the shirt she's wearing today. I didn't ask her where she bought it but I'm guessing Kohls since I know that's where she likes to shop.
I'm pleased with the current trend toward very feminine clothes. I like lush fabrics that flow and billow. Sometimes it's taken to far but a puffed sleeve with jeans looks nice.
Yes it's casual day but our dryer broke so I couldn't wash my jeans. Well I could wash them, but who wants to wear wet denim? I got both the dress and the blazer at Macy's at different times. The dress was part of my preparing to be pregnant shopping where I bought things that would be forgiving as I got a belly but I never wore it until recently. That necklace was a birthday gift from Dave last month. And the tights are irritating me, they keep bunching up or drooping in awkward places. I think I need new ones.
Things I would have said if I'd come to work in my bathrobe.
#1. What? It's a mini dress.
#2. It is casual Friday
#3. It's come as you are day. What I'm not allowed to have my own theme days? (Dave came up with that one
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I also have a fondness for Steve Madden shoes. I've owned several pairs and they last for years and believe it or not are very comfortable. They also trend to be reasonable priced for what you're getting.
These two facts are why I covet these shoes. I can't justify buying them at the moment but I'll keep my eye on em and maybe when they go on sale.......Mmmmmmm.
Actually it turns out this sweater isn't exactly like my white one. The sleeves are a little puffy. I like it. This is a terrible picture of me but it shows the sleeves off to their best advantage. The Tank is also from Express and the pants are from Old Navy and are to big.
I'm at a weird stage in loosing my baby weight. I'm to small for all the clothes I was forced to buy to come back to work but I'm still one size larger than my pre baby clothes and I refuse to buy pants in what I'm hoping will be the wrong size soon.
Now that my new fridge has arrived (yesterday yay!) I'm hoping to start slim fast to help me get rid of those last few pounds. I really should start exercising too but I'm not sure when I'm going to find time for it.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Yesterday I went shopping at lunch time (upside to Dave being out sick) and spent my birthday money.
Yes I still get birthday money at my age. My parents know better than to try to pick something out for me. No one has successfully bought me clothes I didn't hate since before puberty.
The upside to shopping on a budget is you want to make sure you are making the money go as far as possible. In the past I've made the mistake of trying to get as many inexpensive things for the money as I can but I've finally learned that I'm never really happy with my choices. So yesterday I wanted to get at least one thing I really liked. I went to H&M, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Ann Taylor Loft, and finally Express. I eventually wound up buying 2 sweaters at Express. One was a red sweater that I already have in white and is one of my favorite items and the other is the teal sweater I'm wearing today. It's lightweight so I can wear it comfortably even when it's not cold and I like that it's short sleeved. They have it in a couple colors if your interested.
The skirt and tights I've both had for years. They are from the Victoria's Secret catalogue. I used to get all my clothes from there but can't afford to anymore. If however it's within your budget I highly recommend them. Their clothes are good for women who have curves. Their models are not so much with the stick figures.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Any way here's something I found out yesterday. If you got to the Oil of Olay web site you can get free samples and coupons for various products. Although it was a little weird to me that in order to get the free sample of Pantene I had to accept either an offer for Prilosec or Tide. I don't get heartburn and I'm allergic to Tide (seriously rash EVERYWHERE not fun) but I just accepted a coupon for Tide and figure I'll pass it on to someone else. If I like the Pantene sample when I get it I'll let ya'll know
Monday, August 4, 2008
For some reason I get an error when I try to upload a picture but here is a link to the Olay site.
This shirt is a bit of a departure for me. I don't usually wear things that hang straight down like that because I'm busty and if it's not done rite I just look fat. I would have tucked the blouse in but the pants are also a little to big because I'm still in the process of loosing baby weight.
I like the hair cut. I'm still getting the hang of styling it so if you think it looks weird give me a couple days. It's so fluffy now also for some reason my hair tries to curl for a few days every time I cut it which is strange because it's normally very straight.
Note to self: If you're going to have your picture taken every day you need to do something about your eye makeup.
Friday, August 1, 2008
On with the show. This is what I'm wearing today.
I've had this coat from Newport News for a while but I wasn't sure what to wear it with. The jeans and tank are from Old Navy. I think I got the belt at Anchor Blue but it may have been Express. The Necklace is Tiffany but I got it on Ebay.
And here are my boots which I also got from Ebay. I love Ebay.
P.S. Please ignore my weird hair. I've got an appointment to get it cut this afternoon. The last time I got it cut was in March and it looked horrible so I've been growing it out. If it looks good this afternoon I'll post after pics. If it doesn't look good I won't be posting any pics that show my head for a while.
Me: I'm going to your salon to get my hair cut this afternoon. If it doesn't come out well you'll be suffering my retribution on Monday :)
Friend: LOL, you got Bill yeah?
Friend: Make sure he knows who sent ya. And tell him what you told me :)
Me: I'll wait until he's done cutting to threaten him.
That's how I discovered Honey Dust . I used to demonstrate it by poring some on the top of a glass of watter, then I'd put my finger through it in to the watter pull it back out and show the guests that it remained dry. This stuff is super absorbent.
It's edible and made by a company called Kama Sutra which is why we sold it at the pleasure parties but I personally have never used it in a sexy way. To be perfectly honest I've used it in some extremely un-sexy ways. I like to use it in the summer when you get moist in uncomfortable places like under your breasts or the small of your back. I worked with a girl who swore by putting it in her shoes to prevent stinky sweaty feet.
I got married in August three years ago (well on the 20th). It was August in California so of coarse it was hot and although my dress was very pretty it didn't breathe well at all. Once we were done taking the pre ceremony pictures I was sweaty and uncomfortable and the wedding hadn't even started. One of my bridesmaids had brought her Honey Dust and (this is the mark of a really good friend) she dusted my thighs for me since I couldn't get to them with my skirt in the way. I was comfortable the rest of the day, including the outdoor ceremony and dancing until my legs were ready to fall off.
In my opinion Honey Dust is a must have for all women. Being comfortable is always in fashion.
Edit 8/4/08: I forgot I've also used this as hair powder. I'm not sure how well it would work for darker hair but it works great in between showers if your hair is light. It keeps your hair from getting all limp and greasy.