WIW 11.6.13 - Checkered

I absolutely could not resist this Ann Taylor skirt. It's in a refined fabric with a flirty silhouette with a quirky patchwork look....and it was 40% off of an already marked down price. YAY!

Top: thrifted
Jacket: Halogen
Boots: Clarks

Layers are key for me at this time of year. I'll need the jacket to keep me warm while my office "heater" blows out cold air all morning. I'll need to strip that off in the afternoon when the heater starts working and turns my office into an oven.

P.S. I just noticed that my dress form is in a state of deshabille. I must cover the poor gal up!


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WIW 11.5.13 - Red & animal print

I'm laughing at myself for thinking that I was going to donate this jacket the other day. I've worn it twice since then. It's good not to be too hasty :)

Jacket: Gap
Top: White House Black Market
Pants: Lafayette 148
Boots: Munro


WIW 11.4.13 - To the Opera & to the Office

Outfit #1 - I ordered a bunch of things from Boden recently and didn't like anything except this green lace blouse. It's quite boxy, though, so I tried to tame it with a belt. I suspect I'll like it better in general when worn under a suit jacket than belted like this.

Outfit #2 - I'm trying to put my navy Lanai into rotation. I like it a lot, but it demands a kind of simplicity I'm not all that comfortable with.

Happy Monday, everyone!


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WIW 11.1.13 - Crimson & Cats

Today is casual Friday. I knew I wanted to wear these jeans and this belt. The top and jacket were thrown on in desperation at the last minute, because none of my planned items worked out quite right. A bright color and silly kitty print do help me feel more lively; however, I'm thinking that I might put both into the donate pile soon. The color of the jacket is a little too...electric. While I adore the print on the kitty shirt, the fabric isn't crisp enough to suit me. I don't know. I may hang on to them until I have a little more robust selection of tops to choose from.

ETA: My collar seems to be imposing a Disco Stu look on me whether or not I like it. It refuses to stay put under the jacket. My 70's persona can't be repressed.