Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Dress

Ross was having a crazy good sale a few weeks ago and I walked out of there with 5 dress for under $30. This was one of them. I like it. It definitely draws attention to my fuller figure, but it has a nice slightly retro sexy vibe, too - but not too over the top for church! My mom gave me this necklace for Valentine's Day, and these shoes drive my husband crazy every time I wear them. Also, I've said it before and I'll say it again - why would anyone wear pantyhose when nude fishnet thigh highs are an option? They are so much cuter and make me feel a lot sexier than hose ever did!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bright Red Streaks

I decided I wanted to add a little drama to my look, so I put some bright red streaks in my hair:
Now I work part time for the local school system, and they're pretty lax about this type of thing so I wasn't worried about it. However, I'm also on the substitute teacher list and I do try to dress pretty conservatively when I sub - but I hadn't gotten called in a couple of months. Since doing this to my hair I've gotten called 5 times in a week and a half! I only ended up subbing 3 of those days, but I did find pretty good ways to camouflage it and still look quite stylish!
The whole outfit was one of my recent favorites!

Happy Hour!

So, my husband took a job with an awesome firm a couple months ago and one of the perks is that they do a happy hour once a month at a local restaurant. Its a super casual workplace, so I didn't dress up to go and meet him there, but I wanted to look stylish and hip since we're almost 10 years older than a lot of people who work there! (he's one of the senior developers, a lot of the employees are fresh out of college) First of all, I looooove this coat. My sister gave it to me years ago and I get compliments on it every single time I go out in it! This coral necklace also got compliments from a couple of the designers there!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I enjoyed wearing this outfit, thought I'm not as pleased with it seeing the pictures. The dress is from Ross and I got it for about $8 on sale! The jacket is from TJMaxx, and I got my seamed fishnets off amazon. Not sure where I got the shoes, I've had them for awhile. I looooove this purse - another TJMaxx find!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Back... kind of.

So, I don't know when I'll start posting again regularly. I'm not comfortable in my own skin at the moment because I weigh so much more than I want to, but I'm loosing it slowly. I'm currently training for a 5K in March (and then maybe a 10K in May), and I have a swimming lesson this week so I can learn to swim laps for exercise. I've also been doing pilates every day after my run. And, my New Years Resolution was to track my calories every day this year.

Anyway, I did really like this outfit, so I figured I'd actually post it!

Skirt: Josphefine Chaus Petite, thrifted
Shirt: At Last, thrifted
Boots: Arturo Chang, TJMaxx
Thigh High Socks: Sock dreams (they're the same green as my skirt!)
Necklace: thrifted

Monday, October 4, 2010

Church and craft fair

Yesterday I went to church, out to lunch with the fam, and then to a quilt show and arts and craft fair. There's so much gorgeous jewelry and hair accesories at the local craft fair that I always like to dress with those pieces in mind so I won't be tempted to buy too much more! This was the first time I'd worn this fascinator - I bought the supplies with this dress in mind! The dress is a twenty-one thrifted piece, and I really like it. I also love that in cold weather I have a reason to wear my nude fishnets more often - seriously, they are a million times more comfortable and stylish than pantyhose! The necklace is a tiger's eye strand doubled and twisted, and I added my faux suede purse and platforms to complete the outfit. (I will admit I took lower heels for walking through the fair.)

Friday, October 1, 2010

casual day

Usually when I go out I'm kind of dressy, either for work or for church... but yesterday my son was home from school sick and then I had to take my daughter to her violin lesson so I ended up out and about in jeans, a t-shirt, and my retro glasses - I got these frames from Zenni Optical and I love them - zoom in on the picture to see a closer view, I added the crystals myself. This retro-styled t-shirt was from a thrift store, and the jeans are the Faded Glory jeans I nearly overlooked in my snobbish search for jeans a couple weeks ago. Looking at this picture, I think I have an hourglass figure that won't stop! Seriously, jeans and a tee end up looking pretty va-va-voom on me when I'm curvier like I am now!