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What I’ve Been Wearing

August 6, 2010

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These photos have been patiently waiting in the queue since sometime in July.  At last, here are a couple of pink numbers that I quite liked!

As usual, I’ve got navy as my neutral.  On the left, the pink linen skirt is one of my favorites for hot days.  It’s from Ann Taylor LOFT petites.  I paired it with my striped shirt from Kohl’s and my button-embellished cardigan from Talbots.

On the right, I’m wearing my favorite denim skirt with a fitted pink cotton shell from where else…Ann Taylor LOFT petites!  I paired it with a white sweater from Kohl’s to help create a nice vertical line to help me look taller and thinner.

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In the above photos, I’m wearing my newest army green skirt from Marshall’s.  What a bargain at $16.99!

I also ordered a few things from the Land’s End summer clearance, including these two t-shirts.  I’ve come to really love stripes as a simple pattern.  Because it’s very helpful to see photos of myself, I snapped these to see which, if either t-shirt I should keep.

It turns out I kept the one on the right – a navy/black stripe – because I look thinner and it’s more complimentary to my skin and features.

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Summer of Dresses…Files #22 and 23

July 2, 2010

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These outfits are from Thursday and Friday; both photos were taken today.

THURSDAY – I had a couple of meetings with members from a conservative industry so I wanted to look summery yet professional.

  • Striped a-line cotton skirt – Talbots petite.  This skirt goes with every color.  Despite the pink and blue tops not matching exactly, I think it still works!
  • Pink cotton shell – Ann Taylor LOFT petite.  This is a great shell with a lot of shape that cinches my waist.  It’s sleeveless which makes it a comfortable layer for summer.
  • Navy cotton cardigan – Talbots petite.  I love the longer sleeve length on this sweater.  Some days I think the buttons down the front are all party while other days, they are all work.
  • Coral necklace – Macy’s.  This light pink coral actually picks up the light pink in the skirt.  It’s a casual alternative to pearls.
  • Caramel wedge sandals – Report, DSW.  I wasn’t sure if these shoes were too casual but seeing it in the picture, I think they’re OK.  The strappy nature dresses them up a little vs. a plain leather strap.

FRIDAY – this morning I had an appointment to help a Dress For Success Twin Cities client prepare for her new job, a quick stop to meet Becky Sturm at Storm Sister Spatique and lunch with a good friend from high school.

  • Turquoise cotton dress – Alfani petite, Macy’s.  I love the color of this dress!  It’s so vibrant and bold and makes me think of water.  I do think it needs a top layer because my shoulders are a little too strong but it’s a hot day, so I opted to wear as is.
  • Gold multi-chain necklace – Target.  I get so many compliments on this necklace, which was on clearance about a month ago.  It has a beaded mesh “collar” with a bunch of chains in the front.  I love it because it feels a little vintage, pops off bold colors and dresses up cotton.
  • Pewter slingbacks – Cole Haan, Macy’s.  Comfortable, dressy and sassy!

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See also: Summer of Skirts coming up 7/10; Summer of Dresses, Dress for Success Twin Cities, Storm Sister Spatique

Green, White & Blue…Ruffles, Stripes & Denim

July 2, 2010

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This casual outfit combines a number of been-there-done-that items you’ve seen in some fashion before.  In general, I’ve been in skirts a lot more than dresses because they are easier to keep ironed.  But I *will* be wearing a dress today!

  • Green cotton sweater: Talbots petite.  This is a great sweater to dress up a look with gold buttons and cute ruffles.
  • Striped cotton shirt: Chaps petite for Kohl’s.  Still love this striped number for every day!
  • Cotton denim skirt: Target.  This skirt doesn’t fit me nearly as good as the Ann Taylor LOFT denim skirt, but it’s an alternative for every day.  It doesn’t fit as good because the waist is huge, despite fitting me in the hips just fine.  It also has a bit more flare than I’d like, making my hips seem larger than I think they are.
  • Gold necklace: Gift.  The simple chain look is a little dressy and a little casual.
  • Caramel wedge sandals: Surprise, these are new!  I got them at DSW after a morning of hurting in another pair of shoes.  I guess you could say they were an unplanned, impulse buy.  They’re very casual but very comfortable!

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