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.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Supposed to be the last unseasonably hot day

I will hate wearing sleeves again....



What is that weird white patch on the lower right? I had to ask Hubby... and he said the strangest thing. Apparently, it's called "sun".

After Googling the term, I realized I subconsiously went for a nature/tropical theme today:





I must be thinking of my upcoming medical leave, which I plan to spend on the porch or side yard reading. I spotted the perfect lounge chair at Bed Bath and Beyond. Now I just need to come up with $80-something. I think I have a 20% off coupon....



I'm going to go test it over the next week or so, before I commit.

Edited to add: Bought it! Medical leave lounging, here I come!

Top: INC from Macy's
Pants: present
Earrings: art show in Kalamazoo, MI
Necklace: gift from an ex

Crawled straight into bed...

... so I didn't get yesterday's post done. It was just one of those days....



I started off with one necklace, but got bored. I've done this before:



I wonder how it looked combined with the newer multistrand one. Your vote?



I kept hearing "clacking" all day- I'm really not accustomed to wearing this much decoration at once. Did I go too far?

I also decided to coordinate my hair:



I like the concept... but the execution needs a little help. Maybe hide the knot and ends next time?

Top: White Stag via Goodwill
Jacket: via Dunkleberger's in Stroudsburg, PA
Pants: where else? Lane Bryant... it's always LB. Nothing else remotely fits.
Necklace and earrings with big clear beads: farmer's market
Multi-strand necklace: Fashion Bug
Scarf: gift from a friend

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Struck by lightning

Yikes! There was a strike right by my office, and I was on my computer... which had been working....



My office phones are out, internet down... and I think my monitor is fried. Pretty much the entire county government was down. I really wonder what the status of my equipment will be when I get in tomorrow.

And I realized I haven't worn this outfit for months, probably because I've been living in sweaters!



I seem to be wearing my lunar globe earrings pretty often lately... but I don't have anything to really go with this necklace. I saw another pair of white earrings in a shop awhile back that I'm still thinking about. I think I will buy them soon... because I'm posting these a bit too often:



And finally felt confident enough on my feet to skip my Bass uglys... and broke out my Ariats:



I've been watching a lot of Style Network, and they have these cute little ads with "trends", with their girl overdoing them with funny results. The "westernwear" one is really cute. I tried to find it on Youtube... but no luck. Between the plaid and the shoes, I feel vaguely Western today... not overdone, I hope.

Oh- I did wear my white hair flower again as well, but I don't think it shows in today's photo.

Top: VanHusen outlet
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Corning Museum of Glass
Necklace: made by Baby Sis as a bridesmaid gift

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tardy post #3

Wow, was I slacking last week! Five workdays, only three outfit photo days. If I recall correctly, the other days showed nothing new, so you didn't miss anything.



Note the weird bulge near the top on the neck:



This outfit was all about this necklace. I didn't want to wear it long because the weird chain part showed. But there were still issues:



*sigh* It looks best under the jacket until I get the tools to fix it. But at least I have the coordinating earrings:



I need to get a better photo....

Jacket: VanHusen outlet
Sweater: Freeda's castoff AB Studio
Pants: Lane Bryant
Jewelry: Fashion Bug

Tardy post #2

Then it got much colder after a balmy Monday:



I forgot which day these photos were taken. But I was keen to try my new "noose":



OK... let's get a better look at this:



I didn't make the connection that this looks like a noose until late in the day. Probably because it kept dropping into my cleavage:



I remember that this day was an office day, with my only court appearance cancelled. This outfit really is all about the jacket. But "office day" means I really looked like this:



Not as sharp, is it?

Jacket: VanHusen outlet
Top: via Pip's in Corning, NY
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Lia Sophia
Necklace: Fashion Bug

Tardy post #1

I was just dragging last week, but did manage to get some photos done, at least. The whole "getting to actually posting them", on the other hand... fail.

Monday was quite warm:



Light jacket, a non-sweater top. Pretty soon, you all won't even recognize me!



I also broke out a new necklace. I don't normally like long necklaces... the dangling gets on my nerves. But I'm trying again:



It wasn't bad... maybe I will give this "I hate long necklaces" thing a solid reevaluation.

Jacket: via Dunkleberger's in Stroudsburg, PA
Top: via Stein Mart
Pants: Lane Bryant
Necklace: Fashion Bug
Earrings: Corning Museum of Glass
Hair flower: Maurice's

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Waiting room

I kept feeling like my color combination today resembles a waiting room at a doctor's office



Not seeing it yet? Maybe this will help:



The sweater could be the chair cushions, and the pants- the carpet! I mostly wanted to see if the cable-knit would look good with the nubby fabric. I wonder if they use this color combination so much at medical offices because some study indicated a calming effect?

My day was busy, but not too stressed- a desk day. Hence no jacket.

I still haven't decided if I like the color combination, or this chunky bead necklace with the cable-knit:



Cable-knit has always been a bit of a challenge for me, really. It's soooo preppy, which I'm definitely not. But I keep feeling like it's tougher to accessorize than other knits.

Or am I just overthinking this whole thing?

Sweater: Old Navy
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Gold Mine in Bath, NY
Necklace: Fashion Bug

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Monday... 'nuff said.

Just puttin' on a front, really



Had a minor setback that had me on crutches for 2 days, and on the couch another 2 days. I conked out Friday before I could even look at the Friend Friday topic. Or call to wish Mom "Happy Birthday". Yep, I may be a rotten daughter, but at least I'm "Wonder Woman" at work:



"Wondering" how I got through the week... way too little sleep, sick of my sweaters, sartorially uninspired, etc. Didn't really want to post my pre-spring funk.

A little ray of sunshine peeks through:



A scarf!



Its wrinkled because I wore it, but I got a compliment from Hubby today, and got the taxes filed on time... so I'm not gonna push it! I did get ambitious enough to pull out bracelets:



All in all, a reasonably presentable day, I suppose.

Top: VanHusen outlet
Jacket: Talbot's Petite
Pants: Satan
Earrings: Kalamazoo Institute of Art
Bracelets: gift made by my girl Lovely
Scarf: Musee Rodin (Rodin Museum to us Crackers), Paris, France

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tidal Tuesday

My dreams seem to have moved from spring to summer:



"But she's wearing a sweater and warm jacket" one might say. True, but I'm obviously dreaming of waves of beautiful blue waters:



Of course, my lunar globe earrings to affect the tides:



And my hair flower for the full bloom of summer at the shore:



OK, it's kind of hard to see in that pic- but it's there!

I really need some beach/kayak time, because it's only Tuesday, and I already feel like this:



Sweater: Freeda's castoff AB Studio
Jacket: VanHusen outlet
Pants: keep me from getting arrested, frightening small children, etc. That's the best that can be said for them, really
Hair Flower: Maurice's
Earrings: Corning Museum of Glass
Necklace: Fashion Bug

Monday, April 11, 2011

This outfit is better than it looks!

Another "Oompa Loompa" shot:



I figured my new necklace would go with the top and jacket!

Setting aside the bad photo angle, I have definitely regained the 15 lbs I lost... these pants are on the snuggish side. But they are my only clean ones- Hubby is in trial, and I'm afraid to try the basement steps... they are precarious on a good day. But the basement holds the all-important washer and dryer. I think I love them only slightly less than my tv and my smartphone.

I'm not pasting in more detailed photos or linking relevant posts today... gotta help with trial prep. Jury selection was today, and Hubby will probably do his opening tomorrow. And I couldn't catch anyone for Friday or the weekend photos... you didn't miss much, really.

So I will sign off for now, and repost better pics of this outfit another day.

Top: via Goodwill
Jacket: via Dunkleberger's in Stroudsburg, PA
Pants: ugh... "I have personality"
Shoes: Bass. I actually properly polished them, so they look better, but still like duckbills
Earrings: Farmer's market
Necklace: Fashion Bug

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beautiful

Just watch and listen:



This actually moved me to tears... no easy task.

Dashed hopes

I really wanted my new necklace to pop more under my favorite top:



A lot of the necklace went down my cleavage, and didn't show with this narrow "V":



Another last-second end-of-day shot, obviously. LOL... I accidently typed an "i" rather than an "o" in "shot". I've had a long day, almost all of in in court, and my feet are killing me... was the typo a Freudian slip?

Freeda- since I'm posting straight-on face shots, would you do the half-face flip like you did for you and Kiddo? I'm dying to see how mutated I really am!



I suspected the necklace wouldn't look right outside the top, either. I'll try again with another top another time.

I was so eager to wear it today because I loooove the color:



Once it's a little warmer... I know how I will wear this necklace next!

Jacket: VanHusen outlet
Top: Tribal via Pip's in Corning, NY
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Gold Mine in Bath, NY
Necklace: Fashion Bug

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Newspaper day

Black, white, and red all over:



Pretty busy day, lots of court appearances. Of course, I not exactly "overslept"... more like "under-hustled" this morning. So my best option was yesterday's pants and a sweater. Definitely cold and crappy enough this week to adjourn my ceremonial "Packing Away of the Sweaters"!



This bracelet is a gift from a would-be client years ago. As in, he wanted to hire me, but as we discussed what he wanted, and I probed more into related matters... I talked him into dropping the whole idea. So, while doing the right thing, I didn't make a dime!

A few days later, a box and card were dropped by my office. In the box, this lovely little token!
I wound up friends with the "client", and although I've lost track of him these last couple years... I really appreciate being appreciated.

In my current position, positive reinforcement from clients is rare, to put it lightly. They often tell me I suck, I'm not a "real" lawyer, I'm not doing anything for them, etc. So having a physical reminder that some people appreciate me professionally is a real boost. I know it sounds silly... but there it is.

I really need to do my Feb/March recap... it's overdue. Maybe tomorrow... "Clean House" is on, and I'm beat!

Jacket: Talbot's
Sweater: VanHusen outlet
Pants: *sigh*
Earrings: Premier Designs
Bracelet: gift from a friend

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New jewelry!

Today seems to be somewhat less than a screaming success:



While I was pajama-shopping for my medical leave, I scooped up a bunch of jewelry dirt-cheap on mega-clearance at Fashion Bug. Here's a sneak preview:



I'm looking forward to playing with my new toys. High-quality... no. But I'm relaxing my former snobbishness. For a long time, I only wore "real" jewelry. Lots of silver and semi-precious stones. But now my fellow bloggers must be rubbing off on me!

This necklace really fascinated me:



I don't think I styled it very well, though:



The neckline of this shirt doesn't show enough of the necklace. And I'm not sure if pairing it with that print was too much. Earrings... I was stumped. I tossed on my black glass teardrops, but I'm not sure they went with the rest of this mess all that well. I just couldn't think of anything else.

When I get an outfit really right, I get compliments at work. None today! :(

Ideas?

Oh... and the snow and cold came roaring right back. I was definitely underdressed, and freezing all day!

Top: Alfani from Macy's
Jacket: Great Cavalier via Tallman's in Painted Post, NY
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Corning Museum of Glass gift shop
Necklace: Fashion Bug

Did my spring spell work?

Maybe...



I actually got to break out a short-sleeved tee! I kept the flower theme going with these odd southwest-style abstract ones:



Stinky and I were both horribly sick over the weekend... but by Monday (this outfit) I was feeling semi-human. And not freezing to death in unseasonal snow.

And my slicked-back wet morning hair turned out really good:



So far, so good... but by the time I got home, Stinky was in such rotten shape that the last thing on my mind last night was blogging. Poor little guy... I'm sure he'll get better soon, though.

Top: Liz and Co. via JC Penney
Jacket: Talbot's Petite
Pants: why do I even bother to say it? All my pants are from Lane Bryant. Because I'm a chubby chick.
Earrings: purchased at an art fair in Kalamazoo, MI
Necklaces: gift from an ex