DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stalking fashion prey through the jungle...

some might call my closet, I found several specimens that still fit. The poor babies have been trapped behind a mass of still-fat, but pre-obeast clothing that viciously decided to shrink on me! (Pay no attention to the pint of "Chubby Hubby" behind the curtain!)

I was going for the tone-on-tone look that garnered praise in an earlier post. I admit... I do like the feedback on this blog!

Including this teal shell. Which goes beautifully with this hardly-worn necklace, my first anniversary gift from Hubby. Because to him flowers, candy, and a weekend trip weren't enough. Gotta love that man (even though his photography skills need work)! This shell is the only top I had that went well with it. The prodigal shirt has been returned to me!

Have I gone colorblind? I thought I matched this morning... by afternoon, I'm not so sure. I am puzzling whether this top and jacket go together, or if the ensemble makes me look mentally challenged:

The jacket to too warm to wear in the summer, so it's been hibernating in the closet. Like my red one in an earlier post, this has also been heavily altered, with decorative strips removed, darts added, waist taken in, and fabric taken out of the back.

Another query is whether these earrings "go" with the necklace. These are the only gold-tone pair I own.

So if I were hunting in the jungle, would I slink back to camp hungry?

Top: Laura Ashley via Goodwill
Jacket: VanHuesen outlet
Pants: oh, come on!
Shoes: what else?
Necklace: some jewelry shop in Ithaca, NY.
Earrings: part of my haul from the JC Penney doorbusters sale mentioned yesterday.


  1. Let's see... I love the pics where you show the fabrics all together. Those are helpful. I am not sure about that top with that jacket because of the neckline. It's pretty high. And while I LOVE LOVE LOVE that necklace, I think with that top and jacket combo, you would want a longer necklace to break it up. Instead of throat level where your necklace is now, think getting into the sternum neighborhood. Or conversely you could break it up with a brooch or scarf. I think I vote scarf... pinned with a brooch. :D

    I don't think the earrings fight with the necklace, but I lean towards matchy matchy with metals.

    I have to say, this is a very good photo of you! You should make this one your profile pic.

  2. Listen to Freeda. I was going to make the same points (only she expressed them better).