Friday, October 25, 2013 10:52 PM

This was actually yesterday's outfit. I didn't get around to posting it last night because I had to go to bed really early, and then I didn't take pictures this morning because I had to leave really early for a fully day of training at work. Today I wore a white striped T-shirt I picked up at the clothing swap a couple of weeks ago, which I'd just washed last night. After a long day and week at work, I wanted to relax with a glass of wine. And when I opened the bottle of Malbec, I splashed some on my new-to-me shirt. Dammit.

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Sweater, H&M
Shirt, Gap (thrifted)
Brooch, thrifted
Pants, Banana Republic
Pumps, Franco Sarto

Repeat Down to the Shoes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:37 PM

Today's outfit was very, very similar to the one I put together the first time I wore this skirt. It shouldn't really be a surprise; with a red and black skirt, I'm going to have to stick mostly with neutral tops, and white, red and black is possibly my favorite color combination. I thought that I'd worn my pointed-toe pumps with the previous outfit, so I went for these wedges today, only to realize just now that they were one more repeated element.

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White sweater, Gap
Black necklace, thrifted
Skirt, Ralph Lauren (thrifted)
Polka dot tights, Gap
Wedges, Bandolino (thrifted)

Pointy and Shiny

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:55 PM

New shoes today. I decided my black flats needed updating because of their round toes and scuffs that are increasingly difficult to cover with shoe polish. I've wanted a pair of shiny, pointed-toe flats for a while but never found any that were right. The trend for pointy shoes has worked out in my favor. I like that these don't add too much length to my feet, even though I went up a half-size so my toes wouldn't be pinched.

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Burgundy cardigan, Banana Republic (eBay)
Ivory lace-edged camisole, Gap Body
Pomegranate necklace, Kinor David (git)
Black pants, J. Crew Minnie (thrifted)
Black flats, Steve Madden Ibiza

Warm and Cool

Monday, October 21, 2013 11:30 PM

I don't think this worked. The sweater and skirt pair well because they're both cool-toned, but the warm cognac of the boots just doesn't go, even though the skirt and boots are both shades of brown. Even black boots would be better with this skirt than cognac.

Mint cardigan, H&M (thrifted)
Bow necklace, Forever 21
Brown tweed skirt, Urban Outfitters
Cognac boots, Nine West Watermelon

Another Black Dress

Friday, October 18, 2013 11:30 PM

I went to Target the other day to try on this striped blazer, which was too big, but I also found this dress on the clearance rack. I tried to talk myself out of buying it because I hardly need another black dress, and it's a little on the short side for work. But I was won over by the fit, the box pleats, the pockets, the stretchy fabric and the possibilities for layering jumper-style, as I did today. I think the high neckline makes up for the shortness of the skirt, and I decided to make room for it in my closet by getting rid of my oldest dress, the black one I bought for my high school graduation nearly 10 years ago. It was time to let go.

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Dress, Target
Kameez, thrifted
Necklace, Forever 21
Belt, Target
Flats, Ecco

P.S. I have no idea why the shot of my belt and sleeve is so grainy and washed out. It looks much better on my hard drive than in Blogger.

The Third

Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:32 PM

Today's our third wedding anniversary, but J's working, as he does every weeknight. Our fancy-schmancy dinner out will have to wait for the weekend.

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Dress, LOFT (thrifted)
Lace shirt, Bozzolo (thrifted)
Pumps, Calvin Klein Dollly (eBay)


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:17 PM

Here's a very basic outfit. It's even kind of boring. I prefer to think of it as simple. And you know, simplicity is a good thing.

Pink cardigan, Banana Republic (thrifted)
White shirt, Banana Republic
Glen plaid pants, Target (thrifted)
Brown flats, Bare Traps

Weekend Gloating

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:30 PM

Who here had a great weekend? I know I did! I picked up some new-to-me clothes at a swap, made apple-jalapeno jam, toured a couple of creameries with my brother and J and went to Sunday night's incredible Red Sox game. And even though I didn't have a long weekend, Monday was a holiday for my company. I was the only person working, which made for one of those quiet, relaxing days when you can get around to things that have been piling up.

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Scarf, Pendleton (thrifted)
Blazer, Banana Republic
Tank top, Old Navy
Jacquard jeans, LOFT
Pumps, Nine West (consignment)