Category :Looks

Dress 49: Prepping For Madness

Scarf – Thrifted; Dress – Thrifted; Leggings – F21

Okay, this may not be the outfit of all outfits, but it has a logic behind it.  I’m prepping for the clothing swap I organized.  So I wanted an outfit that I could easily lower the top of if I wanted to try on a top, and easily hike up the bottom if I wanted to try on a bottom.  You follow me?  See, there’s a method to my madness…sometimes.  But I didn’t get a chance to do any hair or make-up.  I ran out of time.  C’est la vie.  My skin probably thanked me for it. 

Trash, stash, or save? I think I’m keeping the dress…it’s great to bum around the house in and it’s very soft. 

Dress 48: I Can Do Sporty, Right?

My trying to look bada@$…don’t quite pull it off do I?
Jacket – Jacob; Sweater – TNA; Dress – Flora and Fauna; Leggings – F21; Shoes – Sketchers.

I actually wore this dress two days ago, but haven’t had a chance to post it.  And since Husband is leaving for a few days I’m going to go hang out with him instead of writing another blog and editing.  You understand right? 

This was an impulse purchase ’cause it was an awesome indie label and on super sale. And at the time I was really into it,  but I’m kind of regretting it now.  I just don’t think it’s quite me and I don’t think that I’m a sporty casual dress kind of girl.  Does that even makes sense?  Anyway, since it is well done and an indie label, I think I’m going to pack it away for Baby when she’s big enough to wear it.  It’s a shame to waste such a great make and I feel bad just giving it away.  So trash, stash, or save?  Stash…for Baby.  *Though I might be tempted to give it away if someone were really eager…maybe* 

Another look that just doesn’t work on me:  Animal print.  I just can’t pull it off.  I know fashion is all about breaking out of comfort zones and I’m all for experimenting, but there are just some things that you know aren’t you.  The aforementioned animal print for example. What about you?  Are there looks that you just can’t do?

True Story:  Baby is now saying “Mamamamama” all the time.  I’m pretending she’s actually saying, “Mama.”  Delusions are wonderful!

I also did a clothing swap today, and I’m so excited to tell you all about it.  So check out tomorrow’s post!

Dress 47: Star Wars

My New Tank-top!!
Sweater – H&M; Dress – Urban Outfitters; Tank & Leggings – F21; Boots – Somewhere in NYC

Laugh it up chuckles.  
I’m a nerd.  
I never hid that from you.  
In fact, I’ve been completely upfront about it.  
I do own a monstrous Sci-Fi DVD collection. 
So What?  
*Crosses arms and sticks out tongue*
Sorry, I’m really caffeinated right now.  I shot Movieola Shorts last night *you can read about it here* and didn’t get a lot of sleep.  Then I worked on air this morning as well.
Hence the need for coffee.
Moving on.
Remember when I said that I would not shop and the rules of that?  Well, I followed them so far.  *Standing proud*  And I followed them when I recently saw this tank-top on the Forever 21 website.  I had to have it, and I would’ve used the “allowed to break the rules twice” stipulation to get it, but I just happened to have a gift card.  Yay!  The tank-top was at my doorstep in 48 hours.  Once here, I had to wear it.  So I paired it with this knit dress I picked up.  It’s the last of the plain knit dresses in my closet.  So I was saving it to wear it with something special, and this tank was it.   I have serious trouble resisting any and all nerd shirts…especially any that have to do with Star Trek, Star Wars, or BSG.  So if you know of any…send them my way.  Just kidding.  Well, no I’m not..not really. 
I think the dress is a save, if only because I can wear it with so many other things. What do you think?

Dress 46: Casual Coffee

Sweater – Gap; Scarf – Jacob; Dress – ??

This is my version of a jeans and t-shirt/sweater day – casual and easy.  I know I’ve been giving you a lot of casual outfits, and what can I tell ya, I’m a casual girl.  *Not in that sense! Get your mind out of the gutter!* I’ve also had a rough night and a rough morning, so I needed the bright color to pep me up…at least a little.

And I’m surviving an emergency right now.  
*Pause for dramatic effect*
There’s no coffee in house!  
Thank goodness I have a good friend who’s bringing me coffee right now. 
She’s on the bus right now.

P.S.  My battery died so these pics were taken with my older and crappier camera…sorry.  You’ll forgive me woncha?

Dress 45: What Do You Wear When No One’s Looking?

Shirt – Smart Set; Dress & Sunglasses – F21; Scarf – Thrifted; Jacket – Jacob; Bag – Matt by Matt&Nat
A close-up of the dress without the fixin’s

What do you wear when no one’s looking?  Do you resort to sweatpants, jeans, lulus? Do you walk around in the buck?  *That’s also a style choice, albeit a chilly one*  It’s a question I’ve been thinking about since I spend much of my day with an eight month old, working from home, and random strangers I see while running errands who couldn’t care less about what I wear.  Husband couldn’t care less what I wear, in fact he’d prefer if I opted for the chilly option above. *boys!* But I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to dress for myself – even if no one is looking.  Even if the day’s big events are a trip out to buy hangers and read my blogs on the net. 

Plus *and this is in addition to the above* we need to dress for our spouse a little too.  I saw a documentary about a Muslim woman and she said she covers herself in public in part because she saves her beauty for her husband.  I like that notion.  When we’re at home, all too often we get sloppy.  We put no effort into how we look for our partners.  Yes, there are PJ days.  Yes, there are frumpy days.  Yes, it’s still about casual and comfortable around the house.  No, I’m not saying get out the Tux.  I am saying to put a little effort into staying attractive….that goes for both partners.  Equally.

Dress 44: Frankly Frumpy

Shirt – Smart Set; Dress – Numph; Leggings – F21

I wore this dress yesterday to bum around with my family and frankly, I don’t think it’s workin’ for me. The intricate embroidery on the back attracted me to this a few years back, but I think the large side pockets just make it, and me, look frumpy.  Since, Numph is a great indie label, I think I’m going to store this one in case I ever change my mind…or my daughter wants it. 

Baby has been whiny all day, and I really don’t feel like being a parent right now.  So, I’m going to have some chocolate, ignore her, and let Husband take this one.  I need a spa!!!

Dress 43: The Big Question…I Need Your Help!

Jacket – Jacob; Shirt – F21; Dress – H&M; Tights – Hue; Loafers – AE

No you’re not having deja vu, you’ve seen a similar dress before here.  But I told you then that I loved this dress so much I bought it in two colors.  So here’s the second color.  I am absolutely bonkers about the brown and gray combo.  There’s something refined, but oh so easy about it that I can’t resist.  Trash, stash, or save?  I’m thinking since I loved it enough to buy two of them, that it’s a save.  That one was easy right?

But on to more important things…

Here’s what I need your help with right now.  It’s super important…yes, more important than the people starving in the Sudan.  Okay, maybe not more important but a close second.  *yes, I’m being cheeky*  Should I keep my bangs, or grow them out?

The shot on the left is a much older pic, but it give you an idea.

Husband and another person have told me to grow them out.  Husband specifically liked me more without bangs.  Another person said she liked me more with bangs.  So I’m confused.  I need help deciding and I’d appreciate some honest, non-biased opinions.  Thanks so much!

Dress 41: Puttering About The House

Sweater – Gap; Shirt -thrifted; Dress – Old Navy; Leggings – F21

how do you wear a tube dress when it’s -12 outside?  Put a t-shirt under it, and a cardi over it.  Plus, I didn’t have to think too hard since I was hanging out with Baby all day today; Husband’s at work.  We’re not independently wealthy yet, you know. So this is the outfit/dress I choose to spend the day puttering around the house in.  So?  Trash, stash, or save?  I’m not sure where I stand on this one.  So I need your help.  Am I too old for a flowery tube dress????  Seriously.

And, I’ll share a secret with you. *though you can probably tell* Ready?  I’m not wearing make-up.  Nope.  None at all.  Couldn’t be bothered.
True Story: I’m afraid that Baby’s security blanket will turn out to be my fuzzy fleece PJs.  She loves them!  She nuzzles right in sucking her thumb.  *sigh* There she goes stealing my clothes already.

Dress 40: Eat, Drink, And Be Merry For Tomorrow The Dress Dies

Sweater – made by Babcia; Dress – Pink Martini; Belt – AE; Leggings – F21; Boots – Feet First

It’s the first of March!   Spring is literally just around the corner.  And I can not wait! The sun is out and I wanted to wear something light and bright.

You can’t see the detail on this little number as it’s covered by the sweater *I really must remember to take better detail shots* but it’s got little buttons and embroidery on it. It’s a soft jersey knit dress and I consider myself brave to wear it when I’m around Baby all day.  I’m a little nervous that by the end of the day it will be stained, but I live life on the edge.  And you know, we can’t be afraid to wear the clothes we really like just because we’re afraid they’ll get dirty or ruined.  Under that logic, our favorite pieces will stay in the closet unworn. That’s no way to dress.  That’s no way to live either.

I know.
I’m deep.
hee, hee…

Trash, stash, or save? I think I’m voting ‘save’ and I’ll just keep wearing it bravely until the day that it dies a noble death.

True Story:  Baby fought her way over obstacles and across the whole bed just so she could cuddle with my PJs and suck her thumb.  Awwww….

Dress 39: Lose Yourself In Girly Stuff

Dress without the sweater…yes it’s cold.

Sweater – Esprit; Dress – Ruche; Leggings and Boots – F21

Monday!  Yes, I know most people don’t like Mondays.  But I do, and here’s why:  it’s the day I go to work.  Yes, I know that’s why most people don’t like Mondays.  But see, I’m on maternity leave and spend most of my time with Baby; so this is my day to get out and be me.  Plus, I really like my job.  So, yeah I get excited to go to work.

I’m sitting here at work, on a break and writing this as we speak.  I’m joined tonight by the lovely Olivia and we’re being silly together.  We’re talking about haircuts, and dresses and shopping like it’s the conflict in Libya – we’re such girls!  I know.  But sometimes we all need to be silly.

But one thing we were discussing was how much this blog has helped me as a new Mom.  Instead of getting lost in Baby and resorting to sweatpants and hoodies, I’m forced by you lovely folks to get dressed and at least make an attempt at looking good.  It gets me outside of feeling like a piece of milk meat revolving around Baby, and gets me feeling like a woman.  It’s hard not to lose yourself after a Baby, but I think it’s important to be selfish sometimes and think about what makes you feel like you.  I know I’m a much better mother for it. I’m a better wife for it.  And I’m a better me for it.

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