Going Ungracefully

I'll be the old lady in the tight, purple skirt

WiW 02/06/10

02/06/10
Saturday

I needed to squeeze a little more wear out of my new stuff, ’cause I’m weird like that.

This is my errands outfit for Saturday: Taking the dog to the groomer, having breakfast at the shiny diner, buying groceries, etc.

wiw 2010.02.06

wiw 2010.02.06

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Boots: black, Harley
Jeans: Skinny jeans
Shirts: layered shirts from a previous TJ run
Jacket: New rivet jacket

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February 6, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | Leave a comment

WiW 02/05/10

02/05/10
Friday

I had to try out my new purchases. I’m not 100% convinced that the shoes will be comfortable, and it was pouring rain, so I wore flip-flops to and from the car, hoping desperately that no one would see me!

wiw 2010.02.05

wiw 2010.02.05

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Shoes: Super-cute animal-print flats, Bandolino
Jeans: El-Cheapo skinny jeans, TJ Maxx
Blouse: The Limited, purple, thrifted
Jacket: She’s-So-Tough black pleather jacket
Belt: Black leather, don’t-mess-with-me

pssst. I’m wearing a long sleeved thermal underwear-type shirt under the blouse. It’ll be our little secret! LOL!

I just noticed that the flats are Bandolino. I have another pair of Bandolino heels that I wear quite often. I bought them at a consignment store and though I love them, they are not walking shoes. They dig into the top of my foot and these flats seem to do exactly the same thing. Hmmmmm…

I’d hate to return them, as they are so super cute.

February 6, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | 2 Comments

Shopping Goodies

I tried on a bunch of stuff at Rose’s and my shop-a-thon at TJ Maxx. I came away with several items from my build-a-wardrobe list:

New Goodies!

New Goodies!

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skinny Jeans (a steal at $12.99)
ballet flats (my first pair!)
graphic tee (love it way more than I thought I would)
Super-cool black pleather jacket, with rivets!

Gold animal print flats

Gold animal print flats

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graphic tee

graphic tee

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graphic tee detail

graphic tee detail

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rivet jacket

rivet jacket

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North Carolina’s First YLF Rendezvous

The first North Carolina YLF meetup was a great success!

Rose and Jen

Rose and Jen

Rose is just delightful. She’s wicked smart and shares my obsession with potato chips.

We talked and talked, had a snack and a margarita to fortify us, and then embarked on a marathon shopping expedition at TJ Maxx.

It was so much fun to have a shopping buddy. We both came away with new items, though I have to admit that my receipt was a lot longer than Rose’s! Watch for a separate goodies post.

I look forward to doing it again, Rose!

Rose & Jen

Rose & Jen

As you can see, Rose is tall but just as petite and delicate as can be. I showed Boy Toy this photo and said, “I look like a big, stupid giant next to her!” He laughed at me.

Ok, so maybe “big, stupid giant” is a bit harsh, but there is certainly lots to admire about Rose!

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WiW 02/04/10

02/04/10
Thursday

Here is my mystery outfit! It’s a remix of pieces I wear on a regular basis.

wiw 2010.02.04

wiw 2010.02.04

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Shoes: Madden Girl ruffled fabulosity
Tights: black checkered pattern, Wal-Mart
Skirt: Black pencil, thrifted
Blouse: The Limited, purple, thrifted
Jacket: Black & White pattern, from Jones of New York Suit
Belt: Awesome thrifted find
Accessories: (not pictured) pearls!

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