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.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tardis Blue

I set actually foot in the gym for the first time in over a month... and I saw an exhibit of artwork by high school students as I was walking to the weight machines. I absolutely loved this one:
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Saturday night, I went to my friends' variety show, then to a late-night nosh. It was pointed out to me by one of the three Whovians at the table that my shirt is a perfect "Tardis Blue":

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Even normal people complimented me on the color! And at the show, I got a lot of compliments on this beauty:

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These earrings are the best I can do for the necklace... "inoffensive" is all that can be said, really:

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My outfit only "kind of" follows this rule:



The shirt and the pants would work, but I would prefer a cross-body bag and running shoes. I suppose the flats aren't too bad, anyway... but I picked them to be cute, not for running:

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Wait a minute... I don't run at all! Would this get me started?


First step: cardio!

Top: via TJ Maxx
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Lia Sophia
Necklace: gift from Freeda via Hija-Bee in Dearborn, MI
Shoes: Aerosoles
Bag: via consignment shop

Friday, March 8, 2013

Finally!

I get to show how well the alteration on this top works out:

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But I put the color/texture photo before the "before" one for some bizarre reason... I wore different shoes today:

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So this older pic has not only a "bad hair" day... but the pre-alteration top:

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I'm thrilled that the fix looks so much better under a jacket!

The rest of the goodies:

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I really need to remember to get a better photo of this barrette... it has a beautiful "burled wood" pattern:

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No precipitation today, thank goodness for sparing my suede:

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I'm in trial-prep crunch mode for a bit, so posting and blog visits will probably be patchy for awhile... bear with me. I'll be around....

Top: via Stein Mart
Jacket: Talbot's Petite
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: via Bon Ton
Barrette: gift from Mom
Shoes: via DeGaetano's in Hornell, NY

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hot Babe... or Cool Chick?

I went into work on Tuesday, dressed for fuzzy winter weather:

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And I was too hot... that is so rare, it's pretty much unheard of. As is the step I took next:

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That heavens I wore a jacket that could actually close! I had to button the bottom, even though the jacket is still a bit snug around the hips, because I didn't want my navel ring making an unscheduled appearance. But I did have some accessories I actually wanted to be visible to the public:

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Finally! I have a decent photo of my cool new Christmas prezzie:

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The one bit of color in the outfit, I also get a kick out of the echoing of the circles on the earrings:

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I've had the jacket taken in, but 6 lbs. down, and it's looking big on me! My prim courtroom look for Wednesday:

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Which only covered my rock-chick-ish in-office ensemble:

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What stinks is that I was too warm yesterday, and told it was going to be warmer, so I deliberately dressed lighter. And was freezing! I just want winter to be over... I need to be in my kayak!

I noticed that I've been wearing my hematite accessories a lot lately:

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I actually didn't realize that my nails matched my accessories until one of my girlfriends pointed it out.

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Well, it's time for me to crash... early day tomorrow. At least I'm caught up on blogging for the moment!

Both days:

Barrette: gift from Mom
Earrings: Lia Sophia
Pants: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Aerosoles

Tuesday:

Sweater:  Tribal via Pip's in Corning, NY
Jacket: Apt. 9 from Kohl's via consignment shop

Wednesday:

Top: Merona from Target via Goodwill
Jacket: Charter Club from Macy's via consignment shop
Necklace: Fashion Bug

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dowdy Days

Friday was both busy and dowdy, so no photos to offend your eyes... but I captured Monday's dowdiness in all it's glory:

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The good news it that I had my new pants taken in, and they are already too big again... I've lost over 5 lbs! The outfit itself didn't get any more interesting close up, though:

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See what I mean? Blah. I was running a bit behind that morning, as usual, and grabbed for quick accessories:

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I thought I was being clever by echoing the shape of the pendant... but the mismatch of gold tones bugged me a little:

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Or am I just being bizarre?
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But at least I wasn't completely invisible... I stopped into the pub and and had a nice chat with a friend I haven't seen in awhile.

Sweater: Liz and Co. via consignment shop
Jacket: Amanda Smith Suits via consignment shop
Pants: Fashion Bug
Shoes: Trotters via DeGaetano's in Hornell, NY

Monday, March 4, 2013

Book Club Night

We read a novel based on the couple, Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris (spoilers, darling), who accompanied President and Mrs. Lincoln to a play one fateful evening at Ford's Theater (background for the non-U.S.-based readers).


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To be perfectly frank, the history is interesting... but the book was a bit of a slog. Hard to get through, it drags in many parts... but at least I had fun chatting away with the ladies!

And I finished up the FABruary challenge! Thursday's theme was "Shades of Grey". Easy-peasy:

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I decided to keep the neckline simple, so I did not wear the pendant this time:

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But I did want a little sparkle:

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I'm trying to decide if the look of the hemline, shoes, and contrasting socks is dorky or cool. Your thoughts?

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Top: Tribal via Pip's in Corning, NY
Pants: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Ariat via Sole Solutions in Spokane, WA
Jewelry: Lia Sophia

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stinky Downloaded Malware Again

Which is why my posts are behind again *sigh*. My next computer is going to be a Mac....

Anyway, I was finishing up the FABruary Style Challenge... but Wednesday's theme of "Sheer" in New York, in court, in the middle of bitter winter ain't happening. I guess you can tell that an Aussie came up with this challenge! I decided to use Sunday's theme, since I didn't do it then: "Stripes + Pattern".

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Not seeing it yet?

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How about now?

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I actually used my Rosetta Stone print scarf over the belt I normally wear with this top. It was a look definitely designed to be worn with something over it... the back looks pretty silly!

For a bit of extra pattern, I threw these on:

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I don't normally like to wear tall-soled shoes with shorter pants, but the weather was so nasty that the thick soles kept my hemline and feet dry!

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Wow, this is an old pic... from before I learned to edit and add decorative borders!

Top: via JC Penney
Sweater: Limited via consignment shop
Pants: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Ariat via Sole Solutions in Spokane, WA
Earrings: via consignment shop
Scarf: from British Museum gift shop