Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Like a Peacock

dress: F21; cami: Express; heels: Nine West

I usually never wear prints, especially to work! But with this summer HEAT making it virtually impossible to do or want to do anything, I'm pulling out my brightest outfits to get me going. I love the embroidery on this dress although it reminds me of a peacock. It's very lightweight. And of course, the yellow shoes are putting some spring in my step.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Uptown Safari

Dress and ribbon belt: Old Navy; Necklace: F21; shoes:Nine West

I feel very safari-ish in this look. I woke up late this morning and had less than half an hour to get dressed for work. For some reason this dress just stuck out this morning even though I haven't worn it in over a year. I got it from Old Navy several years ago, but have only worn it twice. It's strapless(big no,no at work) so I knew I needed a cover-up. It is triple digit heat, and no way I was wearing a sweater. Luckily, I remembered I had these short sleeves blazers(also in black and white) and knew the beige would work. The belt came with the dress. I thought it would be a better way to keep the blazer closed, so I wouldn't feel so stifled.
The necklace I adore! It's a F21 find, and I'm trying to put together more outfits to incorporate it into. The shoes are by Nine West and are very comfortable. The outfit needed a pop of color!
After a looooooooooong day at work, I had a meeting at night to attend, but I was happy to be involved in the project. This outfit kept me going all day. How can you be down when you're wearing yellow shoes? ;)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In Black and White

dress: Forever 21; bracelet: F21; shoes: Bakers
So this pic was taken last week before my salon session, and I must admit I'm kind of missing all my hair. Hey, I'm from Texas! We love our big hair. What can I say?

This is one of my favorite dresses and I actually have a similar dressier look. This dress is incredibly comfy and cool. The shoes are one of my favorite pairs but I always have trouble finding something to wear them with, but I thought they went great with the dressy look I was going for.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Much Ado

Dress: F21; Necklace:F21; Wedges: Michael Antonio

Yeah!!! I finally got my hair done today. I got the whole works, cut, dye, and style, so I was there for a couple of hours. After debating what to do with my hair, I actually went darker than usual, so it's taking me a while to get used tto the color which is a chocolate brown? color. I do love the cut! Instead of long side-swept bangs, I got them cut a little shorter, but decided to go against completely short blunt bangs that so many ladies can pull off so nicely. I think my face is TOO round! But this is enough of a change for me that I'm happy.

In other news, my hubs came back unsuccessful from his fishing trip. I told him if he caught anything, I'd post pics on my blog, but alas, nothing but small catfish took the bait :(. Maybe next time!

P.S. The dress was $13 at F21!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Purple Heys!

Dress: F21(Love 21 collection); shoes: Jessica Simpson; necklace:gift; hairband: Goody ;)

Saw a billboard a while ago that said that, and it was the only title I could think of using with this post. This dress is from the new love 21 line by F21. I have bought a few items from there and really like them. The dress is totally work appropriate and a nice length. The shoes I bought in a pinch when I was at a conference back in February, and I needed dressy, easy to walk in shoes, because the ones I had brought with me weren't made for walking. They are my first pair of Jessica Simpson shoes and are actually pretty comfy. Forgot to remove my hairband off my wrist. Oops...

So after a long, SUCCESSFUL work day, my hubby and I had some errands to run in the evening. We went out to eat at a great Mexican restaurant afterwards (darn, should have taken pics of the huge plates we got). I'm so glad I am off tomorrow and am looking forward to getting my hair done (YEAH!!!) while my hubby goes fishing. Hope he catches dinner for the night.
I love getting my hair done but am dreading sitting in the salon chair for the hours it takes, especially in this Texas heat (hello 100 degrees, ugh), but I've been putting it off for too long, now. I'm thinking about going lighter with my hair color, maybe cutting off a few inches, or doing highlights. Hmm... what to do?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just a Touch

If Ihaven't disclosed this before here, I LOVE technology. I'm always wanting the latest gadget and am excited when something new comes out. Of course, I had to get an iPhone ASAP and since I've had it, we have been inseparable. I, actually, left it at home once and felt completely lost throughout the whole day. I check my email, surf the web, update my calendar, check the weather, seriously, this phone does everything.

My husband, who also has an iPhone, got me hooked on the iTunes App Store. I have quite a few pages on my phone loaded with handy apps. One of my favorites is Touch Closet by Bay Dynamics, Inc.

The application allows you to upload/take photos of items in your wardrobe and then categorize them by type of clothing/shoes/acc. You can also add color/brand/date info. While it takes a while to take pictures, I've started doing this everytime I've gone shopping or when I'm doing laundry and the clothes are already out. So far it has come in very handy when I'm shopping and trying to figure out if I have an item that coordinates with an item I want. You can also create outfits for future use. Plus, it has a feature to shop select retailers or add their clothing to your closet, too.

I love being able to access my closet even when I'm far from home, and the best part is the ability to log on to the TC website online and check out your wardrobe from there.

I have tried out other apps like this, and this is by far my fave. I cannot recommend this app enough, just because of how fun and functional it is, and best of all it's free!

Monday, July 13, 2009


After a looooong hiatus from blogging and pretty much any internet use (!!!), I'm back. It's been a hectic couple of months for me and I've been under the weather all month (colds, bronchitis... all that good stuff!) Leave it to me to get sick during the summer. It's the worst. Most of my outfits lately were definitely not camera worthy, but finally, I'm beginning to feel 100% better! Yay! I'm excited to catch up on all my blog reading! And enjoy what is left of the summer. Here's my work look.

Dress: Target; Belt: vintage; bracelet: F21; shoes: Nine West

Have a great day!!!