Monday, September 27, 2010

1980s Fantastic-ness....

Ok, so that is how I explained my outfit to one of my coworkers today.  My friend gave me this great purple 1980s skirt recently and because it is so bright, I have been struggling to style it.  Then I realized, basic is best and black is basic so, there you go.  I was actually amazed at how many compliments I got about this skirt today despite the fact that it is bright lavender.  I guess it will enter into my clothing rotation afterall!

I am actually really excited because my husband and I had a First Anniversary photo session yesterday.  We actually got the pictures back today (our token photographer friend is pretty quick) and I excited about sharing them....I just didn't have time to post them today.  So hopefully tomorrow!  I am proud to say that most of my outfit for the photos was thrifted and it was gorgeous!

Top: JCP Clearance rack!
Skirt: Thrifted item from a friend
Leggings: Target
Boots:Madden Girl
Necklace: Tiffany necklace I found at the movie theater I used to work at!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Indian Summer

I am having a hard times dealing with the weather lately.  I happen to be a huge fan of fall.  Everything fall is fantastic to me: fall holidays, fall leaves, fall clothing...  So the fact that it have been in the 80s all week has somewhat depressed me.  I really want to break out the tights and boots, but I just can't!

I got this dress at a new thrift store near my house called Spree which, is apparently part of the Unique thrift store company.  If you are from the Chicagoland area and you thrift, you inevitably know of Unique.  The dress was fairly cheap, only $4.  And it is honestly brand new from like 1988.  I am convinced no one ever wore it.  I also picked up a brand new (with tags) Cynthia Steffe military style suit jacket.  I wish I would have taken some pictures to show but, I didn't get around to it.  So hopefully tomorrow!

Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Target
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Bracelet: Christian Dior

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Week In Review

Lately, I feel like a chicken with my head cut off!  I have been so busy that the last few weeks have just flown by.  Sometimes I like when that happens but, not when I am so busy that I forget what day it is. 

On a good note, I have been experimenting with all the clothes my friend Andrea gave me a few weeks ago when she left me for Seattle (I am still slightly bitter). 

I really like these two pieces alone but, I am not so sure about them together.  I think they tend to look a bit 80s when worn together.  The sweater was one that Andrea gave me.  It is really soft and comfy and it actually IS from the 80s so maybe that is where my feelings on the outfit stem...
Sweater: Gift from a friend
Skirt: Zara
Necklace: F21
Heels: Target 
My second attempt at Andrea's former wardrobe was this plaid shirt.  I actually really like it and that is saying a lot because I am generally not a fan of button up shirts, much less plaid ones.  But this one is an old Ralph Lauren and the quality is fantastic.  It is so soft and comfy.  
Plaid Shirt: Gift from a friend
Skirt: I heart Ronson
Moccasins: Minnetonka

Hopefully, I can get in more posts soon.  I feel like such a slacker!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mercy - Pure and Simple...

The past week I have been watching my parents' house as they are on vacation.  In doing do, I fall across a lyric book I used to have and in the front cover was the lyric, "Mercy - Pure and Simple" which is actually a line from the song Mercy by Sarah McLachlan.  I had always wanted to sing it when I was in high school as a trio but the sheet music never existed and I never found the time to arrange it and transpose it onto my own sheet music.

I was supposed to water my mom's flowers as part of my house sitting but it was so nice out yesterday that I decided to prop my camera up on the grill to take a few outfit pictures.  I got this dress is a big bag of clothes the my friend Andrea (is the post below) gave me before she moved to Seattle.  Its such a comfy dress and it is the perfect length.

It is also the perfect dress for me to wear my necklace from Tree and Kimball.  I absolutely LOVE her jewelry and I have another necklace in my sight.  They are just so unique.  I always get compliments when I wear this one.

Cardigan: Thrifted
Dress: Gift from a friend
Wedges: BCBG Generation