Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Delivery for Moi!

Look what came in the mail today!  300 yards of nautical ribbon!  My heart is filled with joy over these stripes!

Ok, now what to do with it?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Secret Weapon

Most women will admit to owning a secret weapon dress.  This is a dress that makes her look and feel great when she puts it on, no matter what.  She wears it on a first date, revenge date, when she knows she'll bump into a crush, and sometimes to work if she's feeling sassy.  For the last couple years, mine has been a black jersey sleeveless sheath dress with a turtleneck.  It makes me look ten pounds lighter and is appropriate for almost any occasion, provided I wear the right shoes.  However, I think I may have found a new one.  

The new dress, pictured above, is actually navy and it fits like a glove.  Today I'm wearing it with office-appropriate nude pumps, but I did take it for a test drive over this past weekend wearing my new cognac peep toes with the zipper detail.  It drew a lot of attention.  This also may have been due to the fact that I was with my best lady, Abby, who looked amazing and was getting drinks bought for her left and right.  It's hard not to notice two confident ladies in cocktail dresses and stilettos.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fashion Update: Casual Cognac and Navy

I noticed recently that many of the shoes I've acquired this year have been a cognac color.  Shoes I'd normally stroll right by have grabbed my attention in cognac.  It's such a warm casual look - lived in, natural, and comfortable.  I love it.  In fact, the dress I wore today was purchased specifically to work with my collection of warm leather boots and pumps. 

On another note, now that the weather seems to have turned, I'm feeling the urge for classic fall activities;  this morning I baked apple bread with cinnamon and nutmeg.  Once I get a free moment, I'd love to start quilting again.  Now that I have a new laptop (a generous gift from my loving fiance), the dinosaur of a cpu that used to take up over half of my desk can be put into storage and I will have a permanent place to set up my sewing machine.  Maybe I'll brew some pumpkin ale or hard cider this year.  I've been meaning to try that for ages.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Today is a Good Day

I feel great today.  Over the long weekend I got a lot done, including some bargain shopping.  I picked up this sassy little number at one of my favorite discount clothing store for a steal of a deal.  It's actually more of a charcoal gray on a light gray, and the  neckline is a cowl rather than a v, which makes it a fun dress to transition into fall.  Yep, it's rainy here again and I'm feeling the urge to get cozy.  However, it's not really chilly yet, so I can still wear this dress with bare legs and be comfortable.  I paired it with my favorite pair of nude rocha pumps.  Seems simple and maybe even boring now that I'm blogging about it, but because I have curves, it's "bla-dow."  Mama's workin' what she's got, ladies!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Did I Mention I'm a Shoe Girl?

I had to do it.  I needed them.  Few shoes call to me in the way that these did.  They are sexy, a little naughty, and oh, so delicious.

It's the zipper on the back that really gets me.  They could *almost* be trashy (and I'll tell you, the black ones cross that line), but I think with the right outfit, they are a great Saturday afternoon shoe.  Here's what I put together:

sources: top, jeans, bracelet

If they're worn with faded jeans, a slouchy casual top, and a funky wood bracelet, they take on a weekend-in-the-city sort of vibe.  Couldn't you see me in this outfit at King's Hardware?  Yep, me too.

Fashion Update

It's time for another fashion update.  I don't know what the weather is like in LA or SF today, but it's warm in Seattle!  Woo hoo!  I'm feeling summery and today's outfit reflects my mood (and my seasonal color trend).  Ladies, give me your updates!