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.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friend Friday procrastinator

I was just starting to post last night, but Hubby wanted a cuddle... and I dropped right off to (apparently badly-needed) sleep early.

I was exhausted Thursday also, so Friday morning, after abusing the snooze button again, I flew around for a quickie shower and makeup, grabbed pants I already wore this week and a sweater so I could skip ironing... the earrings I fell asleep in, so no problem there! No court= no jacket needed. So I just grabbed for that one thing to make the outfit "blog-worthy":

No time to mess with my hair, so I just pulled it back and sprayed that sucka down:

And out the door! Only a little late.... the photos are from the end of the day, so my hair is coming apart a little. Oh well....

Sweater: VanHusen outlet
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: gift from a friend
Scarf: I've had it about a hundred years, and it's origins have been clouded by time.

Friend Friday- all about color

1. What color dominates your closet?

For decades, it was black... but now, oddly enough, it seems to be brown. I also adore red, and always have a good supply on hand... it makes me feel better.

2. If money weren’t an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?

For me, it's not so much the money issue, as it is the fit issue. I now have a lot of brown in my wardrobe because the only pants I found for awhile that fit my bodacious curves happened to be brown. So I bought more brown stuff to go with them.

I would definitely go with more greys and navys in pants/suits. If only I could find suits that fit, and that I'm not allergic to. I have a better chance of seeing a unicorn!

My "upper-body" wardrobe already has a wide variety of color. My coloring tends to look best in rather "odd" colors, so I just grab whatever fits and complements my skintone. Then figure out how to work it into the rotation.

3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?

I'm not fearless, but reading all these fashion blogs is helping me get braver. So as long as I think colors make sense together, and don't look to "chopped-up"... I'm going for it!

4. For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?

Needing to wear jackets near-daily really forces me to incorporate more color. Because I'm so tough to fit, if a jacket can be made to fit by careful tailoring (nothing EVER fit off-the-rack) I buy it. And make it work, because I bought it, so I'm wearing it- dangit!

5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe?

All hail Queen Sheila! She is probably my biggest inspiration, and I'm getting bolder thanks to her influence. Of course, I'm still in the "making comical mistakes" phase... but I'll cope.

And Iman- who I've already decided to do a feature on, look for it later this month!


  1. I second your admiration for Sheila. She just left me some fashion-advice that is so valid I feel smarter already. Her comments on outfits are always the most astute and I pay careful attention to them.

  2. I really want to encourage you to not get DISCOURAGED! Though I am on this diet, I really finally accepted my size 18, curvy body. Once I learned the steps to making it look more fashionable...I felt great! The diet happened at the hand of a doctor and is needed for health, but I also think it is healthy to accept yourself right where you are today. You look great! Brown is the softer, more flattering neutral so you are right to have more of it than black. Hang in there, you are doing great!!

  3. Just discovered your blog and love it! Now following you xx

  4. Was it the lipstick or the scarf that made the outfit blogworthy... because both are awesome.
    I hope hubbies neck is feeling better. I'm gonna miss your posts when you're laid up...just sayin. xo

  5. Shy- love Sheila!

    Pam- usually, I'm OK... but I wish I felt better in dresses and shorts

    Thrive- lovely to meet you!

    Dee- I'll still try to post... probably not daily outfits, though, obvi

  6. Iman is certainly a color inspiration!