Hallo! I said that in my best Heidi Klum impersonation. Could you tell? No. Okay. Nevermind.
My apologies for the lack of posts this week. It’s been kind of a weird one and I haven’t really had the energy to post. I put most of my effort into the very first post over at All The Pretty Dresses and then the rest just kind of got away from me. Not to mention all the stuff I have keeping me occupied. I’ve been in a sort of personal lockdown for various reasons and kept busy with lots of reading, movie watching and also sneaking in some TV. I am determined to finish the last season of “Lost” one of these days. I will find out what is going on with that island if it’s the last thing I do! But I suspect I’ll be finding my stride again here shortly. Finding what works and what doesn’t as far as balancing both these blogs.
I’m off this afternoon to complete another item from the list, and I’ll have my first book/movie/album post up over the weekend. In the meantime, for this space…it be outfit time!
Is anybody else elated that the groundhog did NOT see his shadow this year? I think that is like a first ever occurrence for as long as I can remember. I was able return my pistol and ammunition to Wal-Mart and cancel my trip to Punxsutawney, which left me with significantly more free time and I’ve been celebrating ever since.
But apparently Colorado hasn’t gotten the memo yet, because it’s been just ridiculously cold. Like, three pairs of leggings cold. That’s how I measure temps anymore – how many pairs of leggings I require, in order to stay warm. Yesterday was one of those days. But once the proper number of layers had been applied I enjoyed putting together the rest of this outfit. Lately, I’ve been really drawn to black and white looks. I’m not sure what that’s about. Black and white has an endless number of connotations – good and evil, Yin and Yang, salt and pepper, day and night. The list goes on. I have my ideas about what black and white means to me, but mostly I just also like how it looks.
I’m excited to show off a few new items too. This lace tank that I bought with leftover Christmas gift cards at work and my new cardigan. A funny story about this cardi. I scooped in up while in L.A. (also excited that I can now show you stuff that I bought on my trip!) I had nearly made it out of a store that I’d never been in before, some teenie bopper F21-esque shop of which the name now escapes me. And I was just about to leave with merely a bracelet, when I spotted the sweater. I had been coveting something studded since seeing a girl in a cute studded cardigan the night prior. Though I’m not sure how buttons equated studs in my mind, I just really liked the bunches of brass buttons on this thing. I thought it a score and a great price, so I bought it. Done and done.
WELL. A couple of days later, back home in my store, I was straightening a rounder of sweaters when I spotted it. It was the same exact sweater! And what’s worse, these sweaters have been in my store since before Christmas. I’d seen them and folded them and straightened them plenty of times but never paid them any mind. I laughed it off and said, well I think mine has more buttons anyway. Counted the buttons. Nope same number of buttons. So I said, well it is a slightly different brand after all. Checked the label – nope. Same brand. I’m not sure what the moral of this story is, other than I can be a bit of an airhead sometimes. And also, that this sweater rocks. The end.
Sweater – L.A. boutique
Lace Applique Tank – Work
Leggings – Work, Work and Work
Necklace – Work
Boots – c/o Wanted Shoes
Title courtesy of Salt ‘N’ Pepa – “None of Your Business”