WIW 10.25.13 Part 2 - Dressed to the 9's

I feel like I'm going to the prom, lol.

Going to a cocktail party at the Seattle Aquarium with my husband and his work mates.

I tried the snakeskin pumps Jenava recommended in another post, but the tone was off, sadly. They would have been much more fun than these beige pumps.

I couldn't find a clutch I liked either, but I'll keep looking.



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WIW 10.25.13 - Pink & Purple (and a hilarious shopping mistake)

Casual Friday!

Jacket: W118 (bought from Anna)
Umbrella Sweater: handknit by me
Pants: Loft Scuba Straight Ankle Pants. (I let them down an inch. Hope that looks ok!)
Shoes: Painful horrid things. I'm going to toss after today and replace with something better

Shopping Mistake:

After Angie posted an outfit idea for white jeans in winter, I decided to try it. I have some white jeans on order. I also bought the leopard print sweater pictured in the ensemble from the Gap in size 8 (M).

The jeans still aren't here, but the sweater arrived and it was immediately apparent that something was wrong.

I bought a size 8 children's sweater! Oops. Luckily, my daughter likes it :) hahaha.


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WIW 10.24.13 - This Looked a Lot Better in the Mirror

I like the idea of this outfit a lot, but think the blouse isn't quite right. Thinking about Angie's blog post today, I think the blouse is too fluid for this rigid jacket.

It's hard to post outfits which I'm not thrilled with. It makes me feel vulnerable. I'm sucking it up and doing it anyway, because I learn a lot from this process.

Thanks, as always, for your comments.

Anywho...busy day today, so better get to it.

Jacket: Target
Blouse: Portofino from Express
Trousers: Lafayette
Shoes: Crown Vintage


WIW 10.23.13 - Minimal & Dark for Me

This outfit bossed me around instead of the other way. I *tried* to make it more lively with accessories and other colors, but it refused. I gave in.

Jacket: Classiques Entier (an orphan...trying to wear it more)
Skirt: Halogen seamed pencil skirt
Tights: leopard print semi-sheer from Target
Boots: Munro
Turtleneck - ??


WIW 10.22.13 - Navy & Gold

Not much to say about this one, although I'm a little uncertain about my choice in tights and footwear. I like the idea of book-ending with my top...but just not sure. If I were to wear nude pantyhose, I'd probably have to buy new shoes...so I'm working with what I have.

Also, my camera flash changed the color of the skirt dramatically. It's a somewhat lighter version of the gold in the blouse.

I'm wearing the Munro booties recommended by Angie and am in love with them. They're sleek, not too gape-y around the ankle and comfy as slippers.


WIW 10.21.13 - Navy & Purple

Figure flattery has become a bigger priority for me lately. I appreciate having a healthy, somewhat fit body, but my figure is not an uncomplicated clothes hanger.

I'm generally a pear with a bit of hourglass thrown in. Unfortunately recommendations for those figure types don't always work because I'm short-waisted and have a high hip. Belts and tucking tend to emphasize my short upper torso. Fit and flare outfits can be nice...or they can be a disaster depending upon where the flare starts.

Today, I'm experimenting with a longer top that doesn't emphasize the waist. Wearing a skirt shortens the appearance of my legs a little bit.

The wide angle lens on my camera makes me look even shorter, lol :) It's like a funhouse mirror!


WIW 10.18.13 - Variation on a Theme

I'm trying to make the elements of this outfit work better.

Sweater: H&M
Top: Made by Me
Belt: ?
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes: Clarks

Something's not working right here...is it that the tops are hitting at my hip bone and drawing attention there? Or something else? Suggestions welcome.


WIW 10.17.13 - My Son Likes It.

I nearly fainted this morning when my 12 year old told me that I look nice. He's a very nice boy, but he hardly ever notices such things. He made my day :)

Chambray shirt: Banana Republic
Sweater: Free People
Skirt: Banana Repulic (It's navy, not gray like it looks in the picture)
Boots: nicole from DSW


WIW 10.16.13 - Running Late

I would have made some changes to this outfit if I had had more time this morning, but I was running late. It's not a complete fail, but I don't feel fab in it. (The white top has a lot of loose threads, the booties are too bright, and I just don't like a sharp contrast in color from my top to my bottom)

Jacket: White House Black Market
Top: H&M
Pants: Lafayette 148
Boots: Report


WIW 10.15.13 - Inspired by MaryK & DayVies

Thanks MaryK & Day Vies for the inspiration! I borrowed Mary's color palette and Day Vies' style of wearing a button down under a cardi to put together this comfortable work day outfit. I'm pretty happy with it.

And hey, it's almost an orange and blue outfit a la Angie's blog post today :) Is gold considered orange or yellow? Or both?

Sweater - Cable & Gauge
Blouse & Necklace - Made by me
Pants - BR Martins
Shoes - Clarks


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