Friday, October 31, 2008

Technical Difficulties

I haven't officially decided to close the site but it's turning out to be more difficult that I expected to keep it up. I think what I may wind up doing is combining my 2 sites. I'll let ya know when I've made an official decision. Thanks for your patience.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Sweet n' Low Lucky Jeans and the shirt is from Express. The jacket is from Old Navy and has a cool design on the left shoulder blade. I wear this jacket much more often than the regular denim jacket I have.

I'm going to weigh myself tomorrow morning because I can tell my clothes are fitting better so I suspect I've lost weight and I know I've lost inches. I'm not exactly dieting at the moment but I drink tons of watter, walk every day, and use our elliptical machine ever other night. I'm not only looking and feeling better, I'm sleeping better yay.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Green

What can I say? I like green.

The pants are from Express. The shirt however is new and I think I got it from Delias but it was a couple years back and I'm not certain. The tank I have on underneath is from Target.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy Wednesday To You

See I told you it would fade. I'm about 2 shampoo's from Strawberry. Oh well. I'm gonna re die it Saturday or maybe Sunday & then maybe I'll let it return to natural.

The pants are Editor from Express, the sweater is from Old Navy and I haven't worn it since I started the site, the blazer is from Delias and I can't remember if I've worn it recently, and my shoes are the black green and grey ones from Newport News.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two, Two, Two Pics In One

Hmmm neither of these are particularly great pictures so I'm including both. Hey maybe you'll enjoy sneering at me who am I to take away that opportunity.

Everything I'm wearing comes from Express and none of it is new although with my new hair color I don't look nearly as washed out.

So yesterday the underwire poked out of my bra. I guess it's time I need to buy some new bra's and under ware and that just sucks because they are not cheap. Oh well. I won't be showing you the new stuff. I love you guys but not that way.

As I mentioned on my other site I found out yesterday that I need glasses so we went to Costco at lunch time to fill my prescription and I'm really excited about the frames I picked. I think their kinda sexy but that's me. And guess what, their purple. I know you're picturing something horrible and you'll just have to wait the two weeks until their ready to see how awesome they are. I am considering getting a second pair though as backup. Hmmm the shopping possibilities.

Monday, October 20, 2008

I Did It!

Told ya I wanted to die my hair. It was darker yesterday before I washed it. I suspect it's going to be just like when I died it brown a few months back & I'll be back to blond in a couple weeks. I like it though so maybe I'll try to keep it up for a while. I already bought another box so I may be able to get enough color saturation.

The dress is new. It's from Newport News & I ordered it months ago but it finally came a little over a week ago. I had to buy pantyhose before I could wear it. My legs are not looking good enough to go bare. These are my same tri color shoes also from Newport News. It's cold today so I have my leopard print jacket today but I didn't want to cover the dress in the picture. I hope you appreciate it brrrrr.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Have to Say WOW!

I know I already reviewed this product but I've got to update. I noticed earlier this week that I had developed little lines around my mouth so I made sure to cover those areas when I used the Wrinkle Revenge. It's literally been four days and the lines on the left side are gone and the ones on the right are almost invisible. This stuff really works.

Pre Baby Jeans!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I forgot to mention last Friday that I can finally get in to ALL my pre baby jeans not just the pair that were a size to big. So these and the ones I wore last Friday are the last hurdle yay!

These jeans are also Lucky brand jeans and are called Sundowner. I prefer the Sweet n' Low ones but I couldn't find my other pair. Isn't that weird? Did I take my pants off somewhere and forget to take them with me when I left? That seems unlikely.

The sweater I've shown before and is from Express so is the tank which I haven't worn since I started this site.

I was asked about the weight loss and what I was doing so here's the answer. I did slim fast for a couple weeks and it worked but it's hard to do for very long. I just get so sick of the taste of those shakes. So now I've just been trying to eat healthy and cut out the junk I know I shouldn't be eating. I drink a ton of watter every day usually at least 96oz which equals about 12 glasses. I've also started taking a walk every day with my friend Jubiss it's a little thing but it helps. I've been trying to work out at home on the evenings that it's Dave's turn to put Fiona to bed but I can't say it's really been regular, all the normal chores get in the way but still even if I only do it once a week that's better than nothing.

Oh I also bought a bottle of hair die and did the test sample so assuming I don't chicken out my hair may be auburn in the next pic. Stay tuned. Of coarse I've died it twice since I had Fiona and it washed out in about a month. My hair's so light to begin with it's hard to get it to take color.

Thursday 10-16-08

Believe it or not I was crazy busy yesterday so I didn't have time to get my photo uploaded. But here it it.

This sweater is the twin sister to the blue one I wore Tuesday. It and the pants are from Express the cami is from Old Navy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's Been One of THOSE Weeks

Dave was still in bed when I left for work Monday so I didn't get a picture and yesterday it was still dark when we left the house and we didn't have time latter. And that's to bad because I wore new items both days.
Luckily this blouse is new too. Not NEW new. My budget doesn't currently allow for clothes shopping. But new here. Everything is from Express. The pants are actually Navy which is why I picked a blue sweater.
I'm still toying with the idea of dying my hair. What I'd like to do is get highlights and low lights again but that's more expensive than a bottle of Clairol.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dermadoctor EYE spy

I have permanent dark circles under my eyes. I've tried every product out there from the cheapie kinds you buy at the grocery store to the stuff you get at boutiques that cost's more than $100 for a tiny little tube. I had an allergic reaction to one product that made the skin under my eyes peel and that's pretty much the only one I can say did anything noticeable. I think the issue in my case isn't that I have a breakdown in collagen or a pooling of blood or thinning skin or any of the other reason you get dark circles. I just have deep set eyes and therefore shadows. If the sun shined up from the ground rather than down from the sky I'd probably look great. However as I'm self conscious of this issue and I've mostly been pleased with products from Dermadoctor I thought I'd give this a try. Again I'm really not sure if it's helping with any of the underlying causes but it does work pretty well as a concealer for the purple bags I'm cursed with. I've been using this stuff for about 2 months and I can say I'm pleased. The only thing I've used that worked better for concealing the circles was custom blended foundation which is too expensive an troublesome to get.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Classic casual

So just to mix it up on this windy Friday not a single thing I'm wearing today is from Express. What can I say they make things that last.

These are Sweet n' Low jeans from Lucky Jeans. I either got them at Macy's of the Lucky Jeans store. They're expensive but worth it. Actually if you have a hard time finding jeans that fit go to a Lucky Jeans store and tell one of the employees what it is you want in a pair of jeans and they'll find a pair that look good on you. For example I have a short torso so I like a mid rise and I prefer a boot cut #1 because it makes my legs look thinner and #2 because I like boots. Seriously if I had to pick only one item of clothing to buy for the rest of my life it would be boots. This fabulous shirt (that's not sarcasm. I really love this shirt) is from Target.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Aveda Pure Abundance

Last time I got my hair cut the stylist used this stuff in my hair and it is awesome. It makes my hair thick and full of body and it adds just enough hold that my type of casual style looks good enough for the runway. I only use it when I'm intending to wear my hair down although I imagine it would work well for other styles too.

VO5 Dazzling Shine

A few months back I ran out of my normal hairspray so when I was at the store I grabbed a bottle of Suave hairspray figuring how different can it be. The answer is the cheap kind caused my hair to become brittle and break off near the root. Yes you heard it rite BREAK OFF. Needless to say I stopped using the product immediately but then I had to do something to repair the damage to my remaining hair so I went looking for a repair product.

I decided to try this product thinking at least it should help with the frizz caused by the broken bits but was I ever amazed. Usually shine products are very oily and make my hair limp and greasy but this stuff doesn't. It makes my hair soft and shinny. I spray it on liberally after I towel dry my hair every time I wash it. I don't know if everyone will like it but my hair is thick and fine and long and tends to get dry so if you've got similar hair I recommend it. Also it's not expensive. I think I paid around $5.00 for it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ornate Earrings

These are the earrings I was wearing yesterday. They are very heavy and by the end of the day my ears are sore but like high heals they are so worth it. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that they remind me of the earrings in Desperately Seeking Susan.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Told Ya I Was Gonna Start Wearing More Black

Originally I put on a different cami but it didn't look right so I changed. The whole ensemble is from Express and I was wearing my fabulous leopard jacket again since the weather is now starting to get cooler. I think if you click on the picture you can see my earrings which are one of the pairs I was complaining that I could not find. They are from Target & very heavy and I love the drama of them.

I'm off work Tomorrow and Thursday so I probably won't have any pictures of my outfits. I do however have some items I've been meaning to feature/review so be sure to check in. I will be posting around Fiona's nap schedule.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Elvis Would Totaly Wear This Jacket

It was a bit chilly today & I couldn't find my brown blazer. I think I may have gotten rid of it so I put on this one which I normally don't wear to work. It's more of a going out in jeans and stilettos type of thing.
The blazer is from Macy's as is the blouse and the pants are from Express.
I was very productive this weekend and did all my dry cleaning and ironing so I've got lots of things to wear (for now).

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Possibly the Last Skirt I'll Wear For a Whille

It's starting to get colder and according to the weather report it's supposed to start raining tomorrow (which is good we're in a drought) so I'll be bundling up more. Sigh. I hate cold weather clothes, they are not flattering to my figure. I start looking all lumpy.

Well at least this is something new (to the site). I got this outfit, and yest the weird little shirt is supposed to go over the dress, at Mervyn's several years ago. I have a thing about not shopping at Mervyn's so you'll probably never see me in anything from there again.

The weather change is doing weird things to my coloring so I've been experimenting with my eye makeup and am not pleased with the results. Yesterday I looked like the undead, which would be fine if that was what I'd been trying to do.

Sigh again. Lumpy clothes and bad makeup, oh and don't forget how dry and dull my hair gets in fall. Is it time for Spring yet?

Common Courtesy

This is what I wore yesterday. The outfit looks oddly dowdy in this picture but in motion......well you can see the slit in the skirt. It goes quite high. It wasn't until about halfway through the day when I realized the combination of that skirt and fishnet tights was maybe less than work appropriate. Modesty at least in the physical sense is something I frequently forget to have. I'm generally comfortable with my body and don't really care if people look. There are however limits to what is acceptable even to me.

Example: There is one guy at my office who literally stares with his mouth hanging open every time I walk by. Now it's always nice to be admired but I do worry vaguely that he's going to drown himself in his own drool and then I'd feel guilty. Mostly I find it amusing but it really is a little rude. Also while admittedly the above outfit is somewhat provocative you've seen what I generally wear to work and it's not overtly sexy. Believe me when I'm trying to get a reaction you'll know.

Note: I took pity on the poor guy yesterday. Once I realized the non workness of the outfit I decided to avoid his gaze. The poor guy would probably have to go home to change pants.

Any way the skirt is from Victoria's Secret, The sweater from Express, the tank from Old Navy. You've seen em all before. I have several pairs of patterned tights and I'm not sure where I got this particular pair. It may have been from a company called foot traffic.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

He he he

Alright I was looking for something else but this article made me giggle.