Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pink and Orange

I love love love this maxi check pink shirt.  The non-pink squares are beige/tan lending this shirt a lived-in vintagey feel.  Also it is soft like cotton, oh wait it's 100% cotton.

Also, despite my ranting about the poochy butt of the bi-stretch wool minnie pant, I am a hopeless fool when it comes to skinny black trousers.  I hope the skinny pant look doesn't fade away. I know that wide leg, flared leg and high waists are on the rise (pun!)again and I don't like the smell of it! Back view to demonstrate my new haircut...I didn't style it or anything which is why it looks non-good.

Belt: JCrew
Shoes: Target
Bag: Marco Tagliaferri, from HGBags

Trying out the pants with my favorite orange soft tshirt from American Eagle Outfitters.  They don't make shirts like this anymore! It has a tiny hole on the bottom edge :(

Earrings: from Francesca's Collections, a very nice boutique. My friend Anjani got them for me when she visited a few months ago.  She is going to be one of my bridesmaids!  I think I spotted a bridesmaid dress but that will be the topic for another post.

I am loving these yellow flats from Target.  They are actually quite comfortable. They have a sliver of a wedge heel which feels essentially negligible but looks nice.

I have been getting back in touch with my love for yellow.  I have everything in yellow and one day I will wear all of it at once or take pictures of the items for display here on my blog of silborg.  Mmm I am picturing all the yellow things now as I speak: yellow purse, wedges, flats, blouse, button down shirt, tshirt, sweater, pants, earrings, hair clips, nail polish, socks, even a hat.  Mmm, looks like I lack yellow belt, gloves...

Then I tried the pink check shirt with one of my beloved pencil skirts!  I LOVE pencil skirts.  They are the perfect pick-me-up garment for the middle of the work week when I am feeling dull and grey.

Shirt: JCrew
Skirt: Anthropologie (me gusta the notch at the zipper of this skirt!)
Shoes: Sears

Outfit Flyby

I haven't updated in almost two weeks! Bad! I will make up for it by posting the outfits that I remembered to take pictures of since the date that I last updated :-p

1. H&M blouse, JCrew skirt, thrifted belt (I've had it for 15 years!! yes I wore it as a child.), shoes from Burlington Coat
2. JCrew blouse and belt, H&M pants, Sears shoes, thrifted earrings but you can't see them
3. AE Tshirt, JCrew skirt, Aerosoles shoes, Marco Tagliaferri bag

My allergies are getting so bad each spring.  I should take my allergy medicine more regularly, e.g. daily. But hey, at least I remember dress myself to go to work.  Let's just say that I haven't had a vacation in 12 months and sneezing 500x a day is the least of my problems right now.  Yesterday I had a grande iced caramel machiato and it was pretty good during the 5 seconds that it took me to gulp it up. But during the ensuing 5 hours, I peed out at least a liter and became dizzy.  I learned that the coffee used in iced drinks at Starbucks is stronger to take into account the ice melting.  

Sweater: unknown brand
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Tights: Urban outfitters
Shehs: Target
Earrings: you can't see them but they are yellow buttons. Thrifted them a few years ago when I was in my yellow phase!
I still loooove yellow :)

One day last week I wore my beloved kelly green shirt and eggplant earrings. I also painted my nails dark green.  My shirt was tailored in Vietnam.  The earrings are made out of clay and are from a local store with other jewelry made out of clay.

Blouse made in Vietnam, H&M trousers, Forever 21 belt, Steve Madden wedges, eggplant earrings

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shoe Adventure

I haven't been going out lately (err past year), but when I did, I managed to snap some photos:

Top: Guess
Jeans: Paris Blues
Shoes: brand is Jennifer Moore...I got them at Lazarus shortly before it closed, does anyone remember this dept store??
Accessories: Snake necklace, thrifted; bow bracelet, Urban Outfitters

I even curled my hair for this outing but it IMMEDIATELY uncurled!!  I love the straps on my shoes, which is why I left my jeans cuffed. Here is the bow bracelet on a green herb pillow (more on this later).


Dress: thrifted (did I ever mention how much I love thrifting!!)
Pashmina shawl from my future MIL :)
Shoes: from Vietnam

Ok let's segue into the story about this outing with the shoes.  On the day of this outfit, Mike and I were going to the symphony.  Radu Lupu was playing a piano concerto.  He is one of my childhood piano heroes so my presence was obligatory.  The weather condition was clear, bitter cold, about 2" of snow on the ground. We drove round and round until we found a parking spot because we didn't want to pay for garage parking.  We were so proud of ourselves when a metered spot opened up within walking distance of the music hall.  There was a large mound of dirty snow between the car and the curb as is expected from recent snow plowing.  I climbed out of the passenger seat and successfully traversed the mound of snow, making it to the sidewalk unscathed.  But then we decided to walk on the street due to the sidewalk being poorly plowed. Thus, I made way to re-cross over the mound of snow.  This time, I thought I could just step on the snow but as my foot touched the snow, it didn't foot kept sinking.  "This mound of snow is at least 2 feet deep!" thought I, yet my foot continued to sink and sink and sink and sink until I was thigh deep in the snow.  And then my shoe fell off my foot!  As luck would have it, I had stepped into the sewer.  Now, uni-shoed, I hopped up and down and suggested that Mike try to get the shoe.  He lay flat on the ground and reached down into that sewer.  First he pulled out a bunch of dirty leaves/mud.  Then he pulled out my poor shoe!!!! And so I put the shoe on, Mike wiped off the snow on his coat and we went to the symphony as if nothing happened.  Stay tuned for the Inner Harbor Lost Keys incident.

Left Top: Forever 21
Scarf: Forever 21
Coat: from my Auntie
Pants: J Crew pixie pants
Shoes: I <3 Comfort from Sears. $8 (NEED I SAY MORE!)

Right Top: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: Urban Outfitters
Coat: J Crew Carlin coat
Pants: J Crew pixie pants
Shoes: I <3 Comfort

Ok, I now part you with two last outfits.  How weird that I wore tops/scarves from the same store each time!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Just another day

I tried to update my blog yesterday but blogger was down down down!
Here's what I wore today:

blouse from Vietnam
J Crew Minnie pants
I <3 comfort shoes
Marco Tagliaferri bag
earrings from a boutique
belt from J Crew

Pardon my messy kitchen table!! I tried to move to another place to take pictures to mix things up.

I changed my outfit subtly as I took the pictures.  Here's how it all started: first I had my blouse tucked in.  Then I untucked it and moved the belt outside.  Then I put my hair up.  Today the pants really made me angry: they got poochy in the butt!!! ugh. They looked fine everytime I checked myself out on reflective surfaces but felt SO WEIRD.

I LOVE wearing these pants with light blue tops.  Apparently I have enough blue shirts that I haven't recycled any combos yet.

I also bought some new makeup that I'm pretty excited about! I will post about them later.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I love my pink Marco Tagliaferri bag!

something pink awaited me when I got home today...

Delia's sweater, thrifted skirt (it never wrinkles!), $8 suede pumps from Sears
accessories: F21 hair clip, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses

It finally stopped raining here so of course, I went to the roof.  The sun is glaringly bright on the roof and makes for great pictures even though they all have the derelicte look :-p

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wearing my purchases

I was working in the ICU last month...hence the indulgent JCrew haul.  But do you wonder how it all turned out?

Well, last Thursday, I rushed out of work in a frenzy. My little Honda Civic and I flew over all the potholes, small animals, and children just in time to get to the leasing office (that's where UPS guy leaves the packages) before it closed.

I am so happy! Everything fits! Love the muted colors :)
I am wearing my beloved sparkly rhinestone bib necklace from Urban Outfitters and $10 leopard flats from Fashion Bug
1. Zara shirt, JCrew double serge pencil skirt
2. JCrew silk camp shirt and petal midi skirt 
3. JCrew silk camp shirt, double serge pencil skirt, and white belt
I guess I need a 4th combination of the zara shirt and petal midi skirt for completeness of all the permutations....

The next day, I got home from work and decided to wear my new clothes again, but this time my shoes made no sense.
1. a total outfit repeat! (see above #2), F21 necklace, Calvin Klein shoes, trusty Dooney & Bourke bag
2. a shiny orange skirt brand = Syrup.
3. Armani Exchange skirt (it is an awkward length on me!), fuzzy slippers, Target
More to come when I re-enter reality (not land of critical illness) and wear real clothes again!