Dressing for my body type: elongating the torso
Continuing the theme…an empire waistline and really makes my short upper half look long. I was never quite sure how to wear this top because I don’t often wear tighter pants to work, and I don’t really like how the top looks with dress pants. But it’s summer in the office and a little more casual, so I paired it with some white capris. I feel a little slimmer and a...
Dressing for my body type: balancing top & bottom
Using my newly created checklist, I’m attempting to pick outfits that are the most flattering on my body, showing off what I want to, and disguising others. I went with a wide-leg pant to balance my hip-width. The top is just the right length to make my torso seem longer (and not tucked in!). It also has a v-neck and the bow draws the eye down. Haha, listen to me - like I know what...
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Feeling School Marm-ish
In an attempt to dig things out of the bottom of my closet and keep re-wearing or rediscovering pieces long-forgotton I found this top. After a day of wearing it (tucked in because the bottom button was missing) I realized why I had stopped wearing it in the first place and promptly threw it out. I’m getting so annoying by poor quality or ill-fitting clothing. I kept it in the recess...
July 22, 2011
my camera battery died after my first three shots, and I was NOT about to go back inside, switch to my [already charged] extra battery and go outside to take more shots. way too much work. So WYSIWYG! and happy Friday, fashionistas! ps. my shoes are yet another thrift store purchase I intended to sell but just can’t part with. oops.
My mama was out visiting over the weekend. We spent Saturday morning in Seaport Village where we spent all our money on cupcakes, fudge and salt-water taffy.
I guess I should have contrasted my neutral outfit with a more colorful background. I also have realized that I cannot pull off a straight face for these photos. I look weird doing anything but smiling. But smiling in every pic feels boring. What is going on with my hand here? Someone please come save me from myself.
i love my brogues. Truly. can you hear that, brogues? you are the best. I think next time I wear this outfit, I’m going to put the scarf around my neck. I can honestly say that this is the most fun, versatile scarf I own. It works with everything! ps. Italy was not kind to my *ass, exhibit A ^
a variation on french
i adore this outfit, and these shoes especially, but sadly - they must go. They are just way too big and I couldn’t walk anywhere without looking like a limping cramped idiot. Which means I still need to find the perfect red shoe… the sun. so bright. can’t….look. (ps. if you are a size 10 shoe and interested in these, I’ll send em to you for my cost plus...
Happy fourth of July! oops…I’m just a little behind here. I wore this outfit last week. Immediately when I got back to the US I treated myself to a much-needed mani/pedi. And because I have no resistance to peer pressure, I had to get one nail a different color like all the big kids are doing. I’m so trendy. Wore this to the SD County Fair, a barbeque and fireworks on...
Everybody, Everywear: yellow
(as usual, click on the 1st photo for the deets) Today, to fit in with all the other fashion bloggers, I’m wearing yellow (a little). I don’t have a lot of yellow in my wardrobe, but I do have these yellow pumps. Unfortunately these shoes will sit to my feet under the desk most of the day as they are nearly unwearably uncomfortable. [but SO cute! ahh]
With my new ‘do, these sexy [italian leather] heels, cropped pants and bright lips, I was feeling like a real Italian last week. (as usual, click on the first photo for outfit details) [under eye circles compliments of jet lag] It is weird to post photos of feet? Sorry about that, I will never do it again. As if that is not enough punishment, here is a photo of my derriere
sun and rainbows.
My first day back in the US I wanted to dress summery and casually. I bought this dress at the thrift store (of course), but its a little difficult to style, because its open back makes it a little difficult to wear anywhere but the beach. But since I was just unpacking and having dinner at a friends, I felt I could get away with it. My attempt at sun flare in these pictures wasn’t...
thirty. 30 x 30. finito! →
twenty nine. Sirmione dreamin'
after a serious of unfortunate events, we ended up at Lake Garda for the day. It turned out well. My honey had the brilliant idea (no, it really was a good idea) to go biking to a great little peninsula paradise, Sirmione - site of much Good Gelato and Lovely Lakeshores and a Colossal Castle. I was styling with a big knot in my maxi all day. much gelato was consumed. It was a fabulous last day...
twenty-seven. new 'do [& a repeat outfit]
I’m feeling very European with this style. It definitely feels better in the ridiculous summer heat of Northern Italy. (it averages 27 C/ 80 F in our flat during the day) A small breakthrough - the lady at the train ticket counter spoke back to me in Italian, when I knew she could speak English. My Italian must be moderately convincing!
twenty five. Day in the Life
Check out my “Day in the Life” in Italy post for more. It was way too hot for this outfit, but I wanted to wear it at least once.
twenty-six. what a girl will do for gelato.
I had absolutely no intention of getting dressed today. I didn’t do my hair or makeup. But after dinner I got a craving for gelato and need to look presentable, so I threw my hair up in a teeny pony, threw a scarf and cardigan on and walked out the door. It counts, right?