Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lady In Red

After getting an influx of new clothing items over the weekend I had to immediately start wearing them (obviously.) One of the challenges in wearing clothes that was from someone else's wardrobe is that it might need some tweaking stylistically or size wise but, that wasn't going to stop me! In the case of this dress, it was both. While the overall fit was sufficient it was a little big in the top. What made that more challenging to pull off was the sweetheart neckline. Tank top to the rescue, again,

Now on to the star of this ensemble, these shoes! I spotted them in the thrift store and just had to at least try them on, right? Yup. After walking around for five seconds a bit I just knew I had to add them to my shoe wardrobe, right? Exactly. They couldn't have been a more perfect match for this dress (ALL the retro inspired things) but, what else should I pair them with? Decisions, decisions....
  • Top: red sweetheart neckline dress,'s closet raid; black tank top, Old Navy
  • Shoes & Accessories: black and white retro inspired pumps, Bakers via The Unique Thrift Store; vintage silver earrings, my Abuela 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Purchases & Acquisitions: June 2015

There was shopping/swapping this month, so much shopping/swapping! Well maybe not so much with the shopping but, definitely with the swapping... let me explain. I have been feeling the urge to shop in the recent months but, after my extreme closet purge that increased exponentially. I sent my Mom the picture of the finished product and she took pity on me bringing over some things form her closet that no longer fit her last weekend. Then we scheduled a time to go see the local tailor by her so that I could salvage some of my favorite items because tailoring is a great option instead of heading out and buying all new clothes

Unfortunately/fortunately, we didn't make it to the tailor because I was raiding my Mom's closet for things that no longer worked for her. I made out like a bandit (kinda literally) with bags of sartorial goodies. Ironically, many of those items had previously been mine going as far back as high school, for serious. It's a good thing that my mother doesn't have my penchant for closet clean outs but, I digress...  Even though the tailor was closed we consoled ourselves by heading over to one of my favorite second hand stores and she bought me a few things because she's super nice. The "damage"  is as follows... 

Goodwill $20.48 Amazon Local Deal
  • red dress, Taylor 
  • brown striped dress, Bailey 44 
Current Consignment $15.64
  • eggplant suite, Nanette Lepore
  • cream pants, Vanessa Bruno
  • gray tank top, Bailey 44
Unique Thrift Store $45.22 c/o Mom
  • beige pinstripe capris, New York & Company
  • brown plaid pants, New York & Company
  • khaki green bermuda shorts, Forever 21
  • black pinstripe suit, Anne Klein
  • retro inspired polka dot pumps, Bakers
Mom's Closet Raid Cleanout
  • red dress,
  • blue floral lace dress,
  • black and white houndstooth faux wrap dress,
  • gray scoopneck t-shirt, New York & Company,
  • red scoopneck t-shirt, New York & Company
  • black sheath dress, Books Brothers
  • black sleeveless polo shirt, Lacoste
  • white sleeveless polo shirt, Lacoste
  • black polo shirt, Lacoste
  • black capri leggings
  • black embellished t-shirt, Merona
  •  khaki skirt, Ann Taylor
  • white linen pants
  • denim skirt, LOFT
  • black lace dress, H&M
  • black sweater dress, Pink Rose 
  • lime green scoopneck sweater, LOFT
  • ivory scoopneck sweater, LOFT
  • hot pink scoopneck sweater, LOFT 
  • yellow scoopneck sweater, LOFT 
  • green scoopneck sweater, LOFT 
  • black scoopneck sweater, LOFT 
  • green cardigan sweater, New York & Company 
  • purple cardigan sweater, New York & Company
  • light brown plaid suit, Sweet Suit
  • brown polka dot suit, Donna Sands
  • purple tweed skirt, Norton
  • black and gray plaid skirt, NYCC
  • ivory and beige skirt, Theory
  • gray pencil skirt, Emanuel by Emanuel Ungaro
  • blue and gray dress, Old Navy
  • gray cropped blazer, I.N.C. 
  • black and brown plaid skirt, Worthington
  • black t-shirt, Chanel
  • blue ombre tank top, Xhilitration
You were worried, weren't you? It really wasn't that bad after all, after all of the fun new things I added or welcomed back to my wardrobe I ended up only spending $15.64 at my local consignment store. We'll see how I do next month since I will spending time visiting my favorite shopping destination my cousin and you've seen how that goes...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sick Day

Well actually I did. I'm so on top of things I even scheduled this post ahead of time and am at the doctor right now! I know, I know: Mind. Blown. I'm not sick just managed to schedule a few check ups into one day so it only made sense to take the day off instead of trying to cram in heading to the office for less time than it took me to get there or working from home. I'll be back tomorrow with regularly scheduled programming outfit posting.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Interviewing

Today Yesterday Wednesday was another interview open house for work. As you (probably) know that means that I lean towards traditionally professional office attire AKA suits but, that had been a challenge for me given my recent weight loss. Yup, you've heard this all before. Either way today yesterday Wednesday/picture taking Sunday I couldn't wrap my head around idea of wearing all that anyway, it's hot outside! Yay, summer but, I digress... instead I went with the next best thing, a dress. I think it will be like the moving forward in the summer as the interviewer perhaps not if I was the interviewee...

While this dress still fits, for the most part, it is lower cut than I would like. I am excited that I am able to wear different things and smaller sizes now because of my less body that doesn't mean that it's all going on display; modestyremember? As you might notice I didn't take the picture while wearing a tank top underneath but, after I put the dress on in the morning and went through my morning ablutions, I quickly noticed that things kept popping out so, tank top to the rescue, for the modesty.
  • Toppurple, white, and black floral print dress, LOFT; black tank top, Old Navy (not pictured)
  • Shoes & Accessories: black peep toe wedges, Dr. Scholl's; pearl earrings, Macys

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Part Time Party Planner

As someone who (apparently) exudes creativity and organizational prowess I often find myself tasked with putting together celebrations or acknowledgements (of some kind) in the office from conceptualization to day of implementation. Recently, my department has had groups of interns coming through and while we don't pay them we want to acknowledge their efforts and tremendous assistance, things don't just file themselves you know! Today Yesterday it was time for an intern appreciation celebration.

On days like today yesterday I have to wrap gifts, circulate thank you cards, stop and pick up a cake (that I order in advance,) all while making sure that my normal work obligations are seen to as well. Not unlike any other day I want to be professional but, on these days (especially) I want to be extremely comfortable. Comfy top? Check. Skirt? Check. Not high heels? Check. Mission accomplished. Also, the celebration was a huge success.
  • Top: black short sleeved sweater, LOFT
  • Bottomteal, brown, black, and ivory pattern skirt, New York & Company
  • Shoes & Accessories: black Olivia sandals, Dolce Vita; black pearl earrings, International Gem and Jewelry Show 

I'm linking up with Trend SpinAll About You, and Confident Twosdays