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.

August 1, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | 1 Comment

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

August 1, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | 1 Comment

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

August 1, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | 1 Comment

WiW 07/15/10


I think this sweater qualifies as a “boyfriend sweater” but I’m not sure. I think of it as a forgiving piece that covers my arms and the fact that my pants are a little too tight!

I wore Nana’s pearls doubled plus my girlfriend pearls to get a layered look and kept the rest simple.  The simple part was mostly the result of not laying out my clothes the night before and then running late in the morning. 🙂

July 15, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | Leave a comment

WiW 07/14/10


It’s hot, so let’s keep this simple!

P.S. I got to work and realized I had nowhere to clip my badge. I had a lanyard and just got a wild hair to try to drop it onto my waist. It worked and I got several compliments on the idea!

July 14, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | Leave a comment

WiW 07/13/10


Back into the saddle:

Bonus!!!!! I’m in love!

Meet my new sweetie, Ping-Pong, a rescued Pekingese. He is the sweetest thing ever and I truly can’t imagine what would cause someone to give him up, but I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to give him a loving home.

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Nordies 06/10 MK knit dress

From Angie’s recommendations here

Item # 5 on Angie’s list – MK knit dress

On me:
The dress…. I’m hemming and hawing. I won’t keep it if it won’t be ok for work. Is it a wee bit too short for work? Plus, I’m still struggling with ant abdomen. That belly pooch won’t go away until I lose about 5 to 7 pounds more. If it looks too gross, pleasepleaseplease do tell me. BTW, I added the belt. I didn’t like it without it.

June 4, 2010 Posted by | Hot-or-Not, WiW | , | 3 Comments

WiW 06/01/10

WiW 06/01/10

Back to the work-a-day world after a long weekend. Sigh. I got two completely unsolicited compliments on my hair, which I thought was odd… it’s just a pony tail! This is a rather styled pony tail though, and actually took quite a bit of work. It’s not easy to hairspray into submission all of my fly-away baby hairs.

I’m wearing a sweater-set over a colorful dress, belted and with a knotted strand of pearls. I kept things mostly simple and delicate, which is not my usual style, but I think it worked.

Notice anything unsual about this picture? hehehehe

by the way – the reason I wore the sweater over the sweater shell is that the bust darts/seaming on the dress showed through the sweater in a rather unfortunate way. It made it appear that I had 2 low-hanging nipples on each breasty. I thought the outer sweater fixed that problem but I can see in the picture that it did not entirely eliminate it.


No wonder so many people were hanging out at my desk …   ]:-/

June 2, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | 1 Comment

WiW 05/17/10

WiW 05/17/10

This is a very late posting of an outfit! I wanted to record it though, because I think this is a potential interview outfit. I don’t like the idea of wearing a full matchy-matchy suit to an interview.

Just a remix of my usual stuff. 🙂

June 2, 2010 Posted by | WiW | | 1 Comment