Going Ungracefully

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

WiW 07/27/10


I think this might be one of my best ever. I’m sort of sorry I wore it to work, because I don’t have the wardrobe to live up to this standard every day. I wish I did though. I felt like ME in this – hair, jewelry, clothes – all of it came together and this is the me I would portray to the world all the time if I could. I guess it’s something to aspire to, eh? I had a lot of compliments!

The dress is the purple one Angie recommended from Nordstrom’s the sale back in May. The shoes are the Seychelles Veronica. Hair by me.  🙂


August 1, 2010 Posted by | WiW | 2 Comments

WiW 07/21/10


Bad face day…

Very marginal style day too. It was hot – I mean hot! I don’t remember the high temp from that day (I’m writing this a week and a half later), but I believe it was at or near 100F/38C.

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WiW 07/20/10


I’m sort of iffy about this outfit. I love this skirt, but haven’t worn it in over two years. I had it altered when I lived in Jamaica and the seamstress was a little too enthusiastic with the waist darts. I finally overcame my sewing inertia and pulled out my trusty seam ripper. Newly expanded skirt in hand, I started trying blouses on. It was insanely hot, so I didn’t want to layer much, but the blouse I’m wearing as an outer layer is a little too sheer for work. I tried a number of things under it, but wasn’t really happy with any of them. I ended up with a white t-shirt and this white ruffle front blouse as a sort of cardi. Belting it didn’t work at all. I thought it was too much white on top, but by this time I really HAD to leave for work.

Suggestions for improvement? I tried a couple of scarves, but wasn’t feeling that either.

Ping Pong insisted on being in the picture, but I wish he would at least show his better side!

Shoes: nude, wedge heel, Payless
Skirt: Coral/white, Isaac Mizrahi? can’t remember
Shirt: White, Target t-shirt
Blouse: White/ruffled, thrifted

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WiW 07/19/10


I really love this outfit. I wish this could be my uniform at work, because I would happily wear it every day. I particularly like the way my glasses go with this.

Actually, that might be a fun experiment. I have this blouse in two colors. I wonder what would happen – and whether anyone would notice – if I wore this exact outfit, switching only the blouse out every other day, for an entire week? It reminds me of the Six Items or Less idea (though it really should be “six items or FEWER” – grrrrr).

I’ve been experimenting again with pin curls and 1940’s-inspired hairstyles. I really liked the way it worked out this week.

I haven’t done a clothing item listing in a long time. I have two fewer hours each day, now that my commute time has increased so dramatically. It has seriously impacted my blogging hobby. 😦

Shoes: Leopard print, flats, Target
Skirt: black, pencil skirt, AT, thrifted!
Blouse: purple, The Limited, thrifted
Belt: black, Good Will thrifted

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