Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Something New!

I was going to wear a dress today but then we were running late so I just went with what was easy. But never fear I was thinking of you when I picked. It's funny how much thought I'm putting in to my outfits these days trying not to be too repetitive.

Alright the ever present Editor pants from Express. These ones are actually charcoal grey although I'm not sure that's clear in the picture. This is actually the second pair I've had this color I liked the other ones so much that when they finally fell apart (after several years) I went out & got a new pair. The sweater and tank are from (Drum roll. Ba da da da da da) Target. Funky hu? I've bought a few things at Target over the years that I loved. I've also bought things that just didn't last that long. It's kind of hit or miss. This sweater though I'm very fond of.

My necklace (which again I'm sure you can't see very well) is interesting. It's not a pearl as it appears to be. It's actually a tiny little carving of Ganesh. Who's Ganesh you ask, Ganesh is a deity (Hindu I think but I could easily be wrong). Ganesh is the remover of obstacles. My Mom gave me this charm years ago. I think she was hoping it would get Dave of his butt and down on one knee if you know what I'm saying. I seriously doubt it had anything to do with our nuptials but it's pretty and the though was sweet. I found this necklace while I was cleaning this weekend along with a bunch of other jewelry I'd forgotten about. Sadly I didn't find the 2 pairs of earrings I was specifically looking for but they must be around somewhere. One of the pairs is rather large so I know I didn't accidentally throw them out or anything.

Note: Ganesh is also the god that Apu worships on the Simpsons. And you thought they were just being silly.

Is It Just Me?

Okay I get vending machines in general. Mostly they're impulse items, candy bars, sodas, heck I saw one in an airport that sold i-pods. But I don't understand why you'd want to by acne products from one. I've never used it myself although I'm told it's a good product but I find this marketing technique odd.

Monday, September 29, 2008

My Inner Rockstar Making a Play for the Surface

I took Friday off to take Fiona to her checkup so I didn't get a photo. You can imagine jeans & a t-shirt though.

I cleaned our room this weekend and found this sweater which I'd forgotten I owned. It's from Express & I'm quite fond of it. The pants and tank are also from Express and you've seen em before. I did find a bunch of things I hadn't worn on a while though so I'm gonna try to mix it up more.

Okay check out my hair. You may think it looks stupid but I think it's cool. I achieve this effect by sleeping with it in several braids and then I finger comb it in the morning. My flair for drama has been seeping through recently so you may be seeing me trying a few more risky fashion ideas.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ok Finaly Got Access to the Raw Pic from Yesterday

Man! Raw fiasco 2008 is finally under control. Hopefully not so many double posts from now on.

Today (above) I'm wearing pants from Victorias Secret, a shirt from Express, a blazer from Delias and these shoes.

Yesterday I wore a skirt and sweater both from Express and a tank from Old Navy and the fabu shoes I bought for cheap on Amazon.com.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Just a Thought

I think I'd like to start wearing more black again. I look good in black. Red too.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

J&R's Wedding

As promised here are some pics of what people wore to our friends wedding. I will hopefully also post a pic of the bride but I thought I'd give her veto power and as she's currently on her honeymoon.....

First and most importantly here's me! I got the dress at Macy's, and the wrap from Amazon. My jewelry's from Shane Co. (Can you believe I forgot to wear my wedding ring?). My sunglasses are Dior but I got them from Ebay. Dave didn't get my shoes in the picture but they are silver and from Chinese Laundry.

I don't know who this woman was, but is this not an awesome outfit? I could never pull it off but on her it was fabu.
Here's the dress I LOVED! I didn't get a great picture of it and again I don't know who she was but I was in love. I wanted to ask her if it was vintage but never got the chance. Now this one I could wear. The description that comes to my mind is vampire chic. Not goth that's to costumey.
Here's a better picture of the dress but not quite so nice of her. I hope she'll forgive me if she ever sees my site.
And here is an absolutely gorgeous vintage ring that a lady names Cheryl was wearing. She said it had been her grandmothers.

Another Twofer

Allrighty Finally got em up yay!

In hind site I should have switched pants between these two outfits oh well.

Above is what I wore today. Nothing new sadly. I did have an outfit picked out but I couldn't find the skirt I wanted, then it turned out the sweater looked terrible with these pants, and then we were running late. Crap!

Below is what I wore yesterday. Editor pants (shocking I know) and a sweater set from the Victorias Secret catalogue.

At least my hair looks good in both picks. Ummm I should probably admit I'm a bit vain about my hair.

Dermadoctor Wrinkle Revenge

I've been using this product for about a month. I was putting off writing my review because I didn't really have much to say. I thought it wasn't working but then this morning I was thinking about it while I was putting on my makeup and therefore looking in a mirror and I realised my laugh lines/crows feet are gone.

The instructions say to use it twice a day but I've just been using it once when I wash my face and even then I sometimes forget. I'm using the one pictured #1 but there are also #'s 2 & 3. I figured starting with the lowest level was a good idea. The package says you should consult a dermatologist before using it but of coarse I didn't. You however may want to.

One unexpected side effect is I haven't had a single blemish since I began using it. I normally have very clear skin but lets face it there are those times when were all more prone to breakouts. It even seems to have cleaned out the pores on my nose which have been a problem for me for years.

Once again I'm giving a big ol' thumbs up to a Dermadoctor product.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Minor Delay

Foolish us took today's pic in Raw so I can't access it on this computer. So once I can get to it I'll post it. Also we took pictures yesterday at our friends wedding. There were some Awesome clothes, seriously awesome! But again taken in Raw although this time on purpose. So once we take a look at them & I can decide which are best to post you're in for a treat. Honestly there was one woman there that had a dress I would have killed for. Actually I totally would have mugged her but I think she was thinner than me & my friends wedding is probably not the best place to begin a life of crime.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Two Days Worth

I didn't get around to posting yesterday mostly through laziness so today's a double dose.

Today I'm wearing the Old Navy Jeans and a sweater from Delias. This sweater is super soft & comfy & I wore it most of the time I was pregnant until I couldn't keep my belly from sticking out the bottom.
Yesterday brown editor pants from Express a blouse I bought on Amazon and also wore for quite a while when I was pregnant & my very most favorite sweatshirt from Lucky Jeans. I bought it in February when I was in Tahoe for my SIL's bachelorette party & I just didn't have enough warm clothes that fit. Keep in mind I'd just had a baby like 8 weeks before normally I would have packed more.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tell Me What You Think

I'm thinking of changing my hair color. Currently it O'Natural. I tried darkening it but it didn't stick. I'm thinking of going red. Any opinions?

I Seem To Wear A Lot Of Blue

I think this sweater is new (to the site) and it's also from Express. I got it and a pink one just like it on sale a couple years ago. The tank and the pants I've shown before and are also from Express.

The weather is transitioning from Summer to Fall so that means it's cold in the mornings and hot in the afternoon so it's hard to figure out what to wear. Layering is your best defence. On the upside I'll be trotting out cold weather stuff I haven't worn here before soon. Downside winter clothes are bulky and unflattering oh well.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Summers Last Hurrah

Today's entire outfit it brought to you by Old Navy. Except the shoes which are Steve Madden are about 4 years old & believe it or not are very comfortable.

P.S. Fiona only woke up once last night so today I'm actually functioning.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sleep Deprivation Isn't A Beauty Enhancer

My Mother in Law came to stay with us for a few days starting last night. She's an awesome lady who I like very much this isn't going to be an in law rant. She lives in another state so she doesn't get to see Fiona that often and we'd been telling her how happy and well behaved she is now. Yeah that was stupid of us. We jinxed it and she was a complete brat all last night & I mean ALL NIGHT. So I was barely functioning when I got dressed, be happy nothing actually clashes. As a result nothing new today. Editor pants and the teal sweater from Express. The Capelett from Newport News. I will mention that the earrings are from Shane Co. which I don't think I've mentioned before and my purse is from Coach and I bought it at Macy's a couple years ago.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Again

Alrighty! The shirt is from Express & is annoying in that it requires dry cleaning so to quote Mitch Headberg "it's dirty". The jeans are Lucky Brand but I don't remember which cut & I can't check since I'm currently wearing them. They are the one pair of my pre pregnancy jeans I can get in to. The other 3 pairs are a size smaller and I'm not quite ready for them. I should have put on a belt.

That is one kinda nice thing about this project I'm getting to see what I really look like & learn from my mistakes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

This is Not THAT Kind of Site

So I was reviewing the pictures we took this morning and it turns out you can see my bra in every single one. I think I need to just give up on wearing button down shirts. So the result is I'm not posting these pics and I'm going to go get my sweatshirt out of the car because now I'm self conscious. I'll see if I can come up with a picture of someone/something else latter.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Feelin' Blue

I have a white shirt I sometimes wear with these pants & I always think I look like Homer Simpson.

Okay the pants are from Wet Seal (I think) and I believe both sweaters are from Express.

And my hair is behaving again.
Edit: Oh & BTW I have on the world's largest most unattractive but also most comfortable pair of Grannie Panties under there. Ha ha there's a visual you totally didn't want!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ohhhhhh The Weather Outside Is Frightfull

It's chilly today. Hence the awkward posture.

This is my final pair of Editor pants. Final as in last new ones you'll see, not I'm gonna stop wearing them. Both tanks and the little bolero jacket are from Express.

Behind me is our neighborhood but the only house you can see clearly is in foreclosure. Yay?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Not At All Ready For The Work Week

These are not Editor pants aren't you excited? I think they are from the Delias catalogue. I've had them for years (at least 6). I got them just when cargo pants were coming in to style if that tells you anything.

The tank & the sweater are both from Express I think but again they are years old.

Sadly my hair is back to being crazy. What's up with that?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wish List

Do you ever just have an idea for something you'd like to wear but you haven't actually seen any ware? I do it all the time. I've even managed a couple times to find the items I've pictured. At the moment though I've got 3 items in my head that I just can't find quite what I want.

#1 an A line denim skirt similar to the one pictured below. But not that one because it's $254 which is crazy for....well actually any fabric but particularly denim.

#2 A sweater vest. Not one that comes with a fake shirt sewn in. A real one made for a woman. Did you know that there's even a sweatervest.org.

#3. Moss Green Mary Jane's with a big shiny button on the clasp. Don't know why I think these would be so cool but I do.

Good Hair Day

Two days in a row, I'm on a roll!

These are my same flirt jeans from Old Navy. They're to big but they're comfy. The tank is from Old Navy and the Sweater is from Express.

I finally got my hair to behave the way I want it to. It was too fluffy when I first got it cut. I'm just not a big hair girl.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Childrens Fashion

I've been brousing baby clothes on line. Doing a little pre Christmas shoping. I've been very annoyed over all by the fact that just about everything is pretty much the same and pink (at least for girls). I've discovered that you gotta pay if you want to get anything really cute and since they outgrow them so fast I'm extra cheap when it comes to baby clothes.

Oh well here are some items I like but either I can't afford or don't come in Fiona's size. Click on the links even if you don't think they're cute because some of these prices are gonna blow your mind.

Here is the dress above

I love these little socks but they're to small for Fiona so I'm waiting for someone I know to have a girl so I can give them as a gift.

She does need a jacket but $215 is more than I'd spend on one for me.

Even for babies I love shoes and these are super cool.

An check out this tutu

This is outfit is another one I'll have to give as a gift.

I would wear this top if it came in my size.

This just made me laugh. Why would you buy your son a Tux with tails?

And I don't know about this outfit but that little boy sure is cute.

My Triumphant Return

I had Jury Duty yesterday so I couldn't post & Dave left before I was ready so I couldn't get a picture of what I wore. Man it's been a comedy of errors recently. Gracious!
Alright today I'm wearing brown Editor Pants (I know I need to start mixing it up) and a gold top from Express. The cami I've got on underneath is also from Express. & Once again my famous bronze boots from Ebay. I hope it was worth the wait.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

I've been using Pantene products for years and generally find them to be good quality products that do what they say they will. I recently switched from the moisturizing formula to the Beautiful Lengths formula and had been very happy. Dry hair is a common problem with long hair but this keeps it moisturized without making it limp.

I also found out that they are sponsoring a program that benefits cancer patients. People donate their hair to be made in to wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair.

There are other programs that do the same or similar thing . My Mom's actually done this through Locks of Love . These are good causes so pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested.

I'm Always On Time Honest

Friday because we knew traffic was going to be hellish we took the train. We almost didn't make it. I mean literally Dave was buying the tickets while I stood in the train door so they couldn't close. So no pic on Friday sorry. Actually the train ride was nice and avoiding all the horrible traffic was wonderful.

Today we had to take Fiona down to my Mom's house & we overslept by like 20 mins and then traffic was every bit as bad as we'd expected it to be on Friday so we got to work an hour late. So again no pic. Ummm yeah I'm kinda failing at my mission. Really we are both perpetually early so taking five mins to get my picture in the morning is usually not an issue but we've been having some problems recently. I think we need a new alarm clock. Any way I'm sorry about that. I'll see if we can take one latter and I do have a couple things I've been planing to post that I'll get to latter.