Archive for September 17, 2012

OOTD September 17th, 2012

I rode my bike to work this morning.  The side effect is that I feel good about my body but my hair isn’t behaving.  I also couldn’t seem to capture a natural looking smile.  I probably took 30 pictures before giving up and just looking serious.

This dress is another of my beloved Woman Within tank dresses.  They really do skim my curves perfectly enough that I didn’t bother with the cardigan until I got cold a couple of minutes ago!  This one is in a black and white print that really pops!

I am wearing it with a black cameo necklace that I got from Eloquii and remains a favorite, the Dana Buchman bracelet from Kohls,
Naot Fusion
 sandals, a black knit cardigan from Coldwater Creek (similar) and a red clutch that I got from the boutique across the street.

I love the idea of the pop of red in the clutch with everything else monochromatic. While monochromatic can look terrific and black and white almost NEVER goes out of style, the red makes it all feel a but more human!

Tomorrow I’ll try to do a better job at smiling!

OOTD September 16th, 2012

Sunday brunch with a close girlfriend over in Dallas.   Woke up to drizzly rain, in the 60’s which is a bit unusual for September, so decide I probably need light layering.

I wore my new Ariat black cowboy boots and a pair of grey jeans with a black leopard type print Size 22 from Cato ($25).  Then I paired jeans with a basic black tank from Chicos – Size 3.

Recently I scored a black Linda Lea soft drapey jacket from Marshalls $16.  Its ruffle detail, combined with the otherwise monochromatic looks, was just enough to take the hard edge off the outfit while providing a feminine layer to keep me warm.

I finished off the outfit with a Necklace & Earrings, Sam Moon $10, and a few bangle Bracelets that came in a big set from Stein Mart for  $12.

One thing about Dallas; throw on some cheetah and bling and you are dressed appropriately for pretty much anything!