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, September 22, 2012

Greek Goddess in a Less-Than-Perfect World

I'm posting Thursday and Friday's outfits together because the outfits were strikingly similar. And because I'm behind.... The same stuff from the waist down, same jacket. Only the tops and earrings were different. But the tops were similarly cut:

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Left is Thursday, Right is Friday-- bad hair day

Not exactly the "Goddess" look I was going for... I've come to the conclusion that, as my body is right now, these draped-neck beauties need a jacket over them to keep me from looking like a Christmas tree:

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I wish I could have found my black jacket for Friday's look, but it's MIA. Oh well, at least I got one more wear out of the white one before dropping it at the cleaner's.

I really chose both of these tops for their details:

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The black-and-white top's print makes me feel like I'm in Greece, rather than Appalachia, New York. That's right, kids... I live and work in the northern Appalachian mountains. It's terribly entertaining....

I love the fabric of the blue top, and the rings are a nice touch. The puffy part is from when my tailor took it up, but I think it looks kind of cool. But I may stitch the rings up a bit higher. The black thing at my bust is actually a bandeau top from Maurice's, so I don't flash too much cleavage at work. I really don't want to give the judge a free show when I bend over the table taking notes....

Thursday's earrings, to match the black-and-white theme:

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This is a super-old photo, my hair doesn't look like this any more. But I forgot to take a newer pic of the hair flower that  I wore on Thursday, which I love:

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Friday's earrings, picked to go with the ring detail on the bodice:

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I have no particular love for these shoes, but my pants are too short, so these are the only ones that minimize the "flood" effect:

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Night court on Thursday, so no Zumba. Crud, it's my favorite class! Did my weights on Friday, I better put a buck in my Skinny Clothes Fund before I forget!

B/W top: Premise Petite via Stein Mart
Blue top: Cable & Gague Petite via Stein Mart

Why is a big girl like me wearing petites? Short torso and arms... "petite" is a proportion, not just for skinny folks!

B/W earrings: via consignment shop
Silver earrings: Premier Designs
Jacket: Kasper via consignment shop
Pants: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Nine West, I think I got them at a yard sale about ten years ago.


  1. Love the hair-flower: very exotic. And both tops are attractive with those nice details. I don't know female-sizing and never understood the concept of "Petite"; thanks for educating me.

    BTW, and I hope you don't take this wrong, I find your shape to be very attractive. You look like a woman, by which I mean you have natural curves and the shape we see on ancient statues. When you mentioned the word "Goddess", that's what I thought of: classic female beauty.

  2. Your post comments are so funny sometimes; you make some wry, funny observations.
    I like both outfits. I really love the hammered silver earrings and the flower in your hair.

  3. I love that blue top on you! The details on this top are very nice and really, this royal blue color looks great on you! The flower accessory is very flattering. I have to start embellishing my mop of curls with cute stuff like this! :)

  4. I love the royal blue top!

  5. Loved this post! You look amazing - and love the white Jacket! **Christmas tree** hilarious!
    I need to get some pretty hair accessories !
    Hope you are having a pretty day!

  6. what a pretty black flower hair accessory! i have told you how nice you look in blue right? maybe someday you can show us photos of the mountains. i love mountains. :)

  7. I think you look fabulous in both outfits. I love those earrings!