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, July 2, 2011

I'm baaaack!

[Edited to add]: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH BLOGGER? I can't get my comments posted on other people's blogs, and it keeps signing me out of my account, or not recognizing that I am signed in!

I'm going back to work on Tuesday, after my medical leave (which completely negated my need to wear real clothes). I thought I would do random interim posts, like I did during my medical leave last time. But I was really in a funk this time... I didn't want to deal with my fashion blog, or read any fashion blogs for a bit. Or talk to people much... I just kind of retreated into my head and bad TV for awhile.

But I'm preparing to reemerge into the world!

I found this photo on my phone today (I forgot to post it last time):

It was on a pump in a toll-road service plaza somewhere in Ohio, and it gave me a little smile. I was driving my little family back to NY from MI following my birthday trip. I was getting "Happy Birthday" pop-ups from facebook all day as I was driving, and I was feeling great.

I'd done a little shopping, saw friends and family, and even got a few nice prezzies!

The 40-year-old funk didn't actually hit until the next day. Yep, I just turned 40. *ulp* Still getting over it....

But here's another one of my prezzies-- the photo does not do it justice. The design is very detailed and sharp, but the camera focus isn't properly showing that:

And my birthday present to myself, which I wore during the drive home:

Note Stinky jumping into my shot! Baby Sis took Stinky with her kids to a renaissance faire... then I went shopping and my friend Lovely pulled this renny top to try. An inspired choice!

So I'm pulling my grooming back up to my standards over the next few days, and getting ready to reemerge to my regularly scheduled life.

Bonus: I've lost 5 lbs. during my "it's too much trouble to get food, so I'll just sleep" diet. Combined with the "Hubby is in charge of bringing me food, so I'm getting very little junk food or sweeties" diet.

Those 5 lbs. just better not come back-- and their friends are unwelcome!

Top: via Stein Mart
Pants: Lane Bryant
Necklace: gift from Mom


  1. Happy Birthday, buddy.

    Yes, 40 can cause a moment of reflection but, really, it's just a bump in the road. Now 50 is when you really need to worry! Oh, to be 40 again...

  2. Welcome back! Don't worry about a's how you feel inside that counts. Missed you- glad you're ok.

  3. Happy Birthday.
    Well didn't the infamous they say 40 is the new 20. You look great and I love your necklace and blouse.

    Congrats on the weight loss.

    Have a Happy 4th of July!

  4. Happy birthday! I turned 40 this year too. It only hurt a bit :)

  5. Happy Birthday! I'll be 40 this year too. Luckily I'm generally not bothered with age, but will see. It might hit me after the fact. You're looking great! Young and beautiful. Happy bday again.

  6. Once you are over the number thing,life just get better

  7. Welcome back!!! By the way, the 40s are just the best time!! I noticed some blogger issues myself with the commenting section.....sooooo frustrating! Welcome back hug! ~Serene

  8. Happy belated birthday! I love both the necklace and the top! Now those are great presents and I'm glad you treated yourself to something as well. Congrats on the five pound loss. Isn't it great when we actually get on a scale and realize we've lost and not gained weight> :) I'm glad you're back!

  9. welcome back! you look fabulous for 40...i never would have guessed! beautiful neck;ace!

  10. Nice gifts! Happy Birthday!

  11. My! Look at all these comments! You became more popular during your absence.

    I want to thank you for your very sweet comment today. It warmed my heart. And I can't imagine anything more fun that you joining me in such girly games.

    Have a great holiday!

  12. happy belated birthday! the necklace is so cute :)
    (I've been having the same issues, trying to ignore it!)

  13. happy birthday.
    blogger isn't a friend these days. hopefully it's getting better soon.

  14. Happy (belated) Birthday! What a pretty necklace!

    That Renaissance top looks lovely on you!

  15. I'm glad you're back to blogging and hope you're doing better! That necklace is gorgeous!

  16. I'm working my way backwards here, hope everything goes well. Judging by your newer posts I'd say you are getting back into fashion bloggering (yay)!

    I really like your top, it's quite pretty.