Chrismukkah

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Last weekend we went to a Chrismukkah concert. Several bands played but my personal favorites were: Florene (Whom I have seen several times and always really enjoy) www.myspace.com/florenemusic and Top Secret Robot Alliance (PLEASE watch the “Tiger Dance” video.

2008 52

All Cats Are Grey (mini challenge)

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So lately I really need a reason to get dressed. And as a result, I sort of hopped on a challenge last minute. (I’m I’m sure no one will care, I’ve never seen a more supportive group of ladies.) Work That Wardrobe posted a mini challenge to wear an outfit inspired by a song.

2008 52

Dinner with Friends

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I felt like this outfit struck just the right balance of dressy and casual for dinner at the pub. The blouse, boots and bag kept it dressy, while the jeans and cotton cardigan toned it down and kept it casual. I was comfortable and I felt really pretty.

2008 52

Flashback

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So the outfits for the “Decades” dress up party came out great. The closest to an outfit shot of Nathan I got was this: But he looked great. UGLY sweater, old school Docs, Morrissey tee, scruffy beard and all.

2008 52

Tapas

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I have a killer cold so I’m not going out much lately, but Friday I did go out for tapas. And they were really good. Bacon wrapped dates, mushroom croquettes, chunky fried potatoes…mmmm. I eat a LOT when I have a cold, because when I’m eating, I feel better.

2008 52

Alternative Apparel

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I’m featured on the Alternative Apparel company blog! They noticed how much I love my Stevie wraps. I’m so honored. Please go check it out! 4ftp.typepad.com/4ftp

2008 52

Gift Bag

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I wasn’t going to do an outfit post this day. I was wearing jeans and a tee. Not very interesting. But then Nathan came home. And he wanted to go get dinner, AND, he had brought me a gift. He had thrifted this gorgeous suede and leather vintage bag for me.

2008 52

90s dress

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So I’m not sure anyone but me is really up for this style coming back. But I love it. I found it at a thrift store for a couple bucks. I didn’t really have the curves for this style when I was younger, so I was excited that it looked so good on me.

2008 52

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

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So on Friday it was REALLY cold. For Dallas anyway. We went to see Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears play. They were awesome, as per usual. I love scarves, and scarf weather, but I hate the fact that you have to give up necklaces to wear them.

2008 52

Artsy Fartsy

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I loved this outfit. We went to an art showing, in a warehouse space, open aired, and it was like 40 degrees outside. So I needed an outfit that was cute, but warm. And this was a winner.

2008 52

Interview Choices

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So I am going to go ahead and try and go back to work full time. SOMEDAY maybe I will be able to go part-time, just not now. So I’m starting to interview. I want to approach this process as honestly as possible. I do not want to take a job where I feel I would have to change who I am.

2008 52

Red Lipstick

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Tomorrow I plan on doing an entry with a couple of options I have for interview outfits. I’d like to show you my options as well as hear your thoughts on my plans. For now I give you this. My Sephora Mistletoe Makeover. I don’t know how I feel about that red. That’s not true. I do know. I hate it

2008 52

Lunch with Lara

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Lara came over for lunch today. I made Ramen Pancakes for us. I am still wearing heels. It’s actually kind of nice. They don’t hurt as early in the day as they did when I wore them to the office, because I am doing a lot less walking.

2008 52

Groceries

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Today I went out to get groceries. In heels. I couldn’t remember the last time I wore heels. And I like to wear heels. So I wore them! This cardi used to be grey. I wanted it to be black, so I dyed it, which is a very labor intensive process. And now it’s sort of off black.

2008 52

Busy Days

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Getting all dressed up to run errands is still a bit weird, but if I don’t, I’ll never get dressed up, and I love dressing up. To be honest, I basically get all dressed up, go out and run my errands, and then come home and get right back into my PJs. I have a dog, and he sheds.

2008 52

Lunch Date

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I had lunch with my friend Danael today. I love hanging out with Danael, he’s so easy to get along with, and so FUNNY. I took the opportunity to get dressed up, because why not?

2008 52

Love Erin Designs

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First of all, thank you so much to each and every one of you that has stopped by and left an encouraging word. It has meant more to me than you can know. Second, I’ve been hard at work, and I’ve got the beginnings of a shop going on over at Etsy.

2008 52

Terrible Tuesday

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I got laid off yesterday. I signed something that said I wouldn’t talk about it. So I won’t. This marks the third time I’ve been laid off in November, right before the holidays. I’m not sure where to go from here.

2008 52

Pants-tastic

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I don’t know why I buttoned this jacket for the first set of photos, other than maybe to prove I can? I’m not wearing it like this. I’m wearing it like this!~ And with pants. What is this, the 3rd time I’ve worn pants? I just was NOT feeling it this AM. I’m tired from my fabulous weekend.

2008 52

Witchy Woman

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I trust everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!~ I'm off to Six Flags! Top dress, Ross, years ago. Under dress, Forever XXI, last Feb. Tights (both fishnets and stripes) Target Boots, Arturo Chang Broom, Wal-Mart maybe? From a couple Halloweens ago Hat, Halloween Spirit, $4.00

2008 52

Happy Halloween

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We normally have a big to-do at work and decorate our floors and have a HUGE contest. But not this year. I’m pretty bummed about it, but I’ll get over it. Nathan and Lara are performing in a mock Goth band at a couple parties tonight and that will be fun.

2008 52

Too Little House on the Prairie

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I called Erin when I got in this morning and told her that every time I wear this I remember how she tried on the ecru version and deemed it “Too Little House on the Praire”*. And then I got the black.

2008 52

Summer Dress

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makes you more beautiful than the rest- Red House Painters This is in fact, a summer dress. It's linen. But I don’t really separate my clothes by season. The extremes here in Texas aren’t all that extreme. And I like my summer dresses. I added a warm sweater, a slip and some leggings.

2008 52

Tewsdai

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Have I ever told you that lol cats are one of my greatest joys in life? Well now you know. It is pretty cold today!~ Too cold to be taking pictures outside without my jacket. But I did it anyway.

2008 52

I did not even draw on my eyebrows for this

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Today’s post is a tribute to the beautiful Autumn over at Unfabulous. link] I love you sweet girl!~ MONKEYS Tee, American Apparel souvenir shirt Nate got me in Austin PJ bottoms, Lovingly handcrafted for me by my Mother-in-law two Christmases ago Laundry, Nathan’s, and a total prop

2008 52

Pretty in Pink

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We went to an art opening at our friend Eric’s office. We weren’t sure of the dress code, and when we got there most of the other girls were in jeans and nice tops, or casual dresses, but I’d rather be a little over dressed than under dressed ANY day.

2008 52

Bunnies, Bunnies it must be BUNNIES…or maybe midgets…

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There is really no excuse for these boots, ever. There is no situation wherein one might need snow boots, that are ALSO a high heel, ALSO made of moon boot fabric, and ALSO an unflattering mid-calf height. That said, I love these boots. I call them the “Boots of Supreme Ridiculousness”. They are FUN.

2008 52

Cold Front, yay!

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Today is brought to you almost in it’s entirety by Target. If they actually carried nice leather boots and handbags, it might have been a sweep. I really feel boots should be leather if at all possible, because it’s a better investment, and my feet can BREATHE.

2008 52

Only shades of grey

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Eh, I think I am going to have this skirt tailored to more of a fitted shape. The way it sits now is super unflattering. If it were thinner material, the shape might be fine, but it’s so bulky! Love these earrings.

2008 52

The sweater over a dress thing

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Speaking of repeats!~ I JUST wore this dress last week. But I styled it differently today. I had an entire outfit planned around a cold front that doesn’t come in today. Whoops. So I had to improvise.

2008 52

How to style a Baby Morrissey

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*You need Hair Spray and bobby pins. I use up to four bobby pins. More than that looks a little cluttered. And a lot of hair spray. It needs to be the kind that does not get flaky or white bits when you comb through it.

2008 52

Begin Again

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Well, Picnik seems to be down for the count, and I want to go ahead and get back to blogging, so I am going to be freestyle unedited for now! This dress is the same dress I wore on Day 1. I’m wearing different boots, and different jewelry, but it’s the same cardigan.

2008 52

Dancing Machine

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Went dancing Saturday night. Had a blast. Showed the other girls the light by still being on the dance floor at 1:30 AM, instead of sitting it out because I wore heels. ALWAYS wear flats dancing! Nathan took these pictures, and he kept saying “turn out…turn out more…” OK.

2008 52

Free Pants

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So I still hate pants, but over all these are not bad. I will probably even wear them again. They are almost a jean. And my office paid for them. And they were $15 USD at Wal -Mart. See, today I have to do a pom pom routine in an afternoon meeting. It’s not that abnormal.

2008 52

Pajamas and High Heels

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Not a great picture day today. I’m really sweating the wait until I can get a new camera. Perhaps a cheap floor lamp would help? I do know now that it is staying darker later, I have pretty much lost my outdoor photos.

2008 52

H&M Blazer

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I have a lot of dresses, that when I put them on, I think, “This dress was so much longer when I bought it.” I know that can’t be true, since I know I didn’t wash it in hot water, and I didn’t dry it. (I I wash my dresses on delicate and hang them to dry. ALL of them. I never dry clean, I never dry).

2008 52

New Necklaces

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I like today’s outfit and am disappointed I couldn’t get better pictures. I needed to be able to take pictures outside to really show you how all the shades of grey go together, but it was so dark and nasty I just couldn’t get a good one. I may end up replacing the pics later, I may not.

2008 52

Black and White Monday

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With a splash of red. It was so foggy and gross outside this AM, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to take outdoor pics much longer, and they come out so much nicer. My hair is frizzy now. All for you. Those are my new black boots. And they are perfection.

2008 52

Urban Bazaar

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Erin had a booth down at the Urban Bazaar yesterday, and so we went down to hang out with her for a while (by which I mean all day). It was a lovely day. I brought cash so that I could only spend what I meant o, since last time I spent a LOT more than I intended to or should have.

2008 52

Vintage D&B Dream

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With the exception of a change of cardigans I totally wore this over to Lara’s house last night. That’s just how I roll. We sat around talking and setting up trackers (HERE IS MY STEALTH COUNTER!) on our blogs. And making fun of the boys, who were in the other room. But only a little bit.

2008 52

Sweet

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This dress is so SWEET. I love that it is fancy enough to pass as a party dress, but can still be dressed down enough for the office.

2008 52

Lara at FASHIONate

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Today my entire look makes me think of Lara (see side bar for link). For starters, because I didn’t want to wash my hair this AM, and Lara shares my deep loathing of washing when you are not dirty.(I I only wash my hair every 2-3 days, and as a result, even as long as it is, it’s perfectly healthy.)

2008 52

Flower Shoes

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I tried to do something different with my hair last night. It didn’t work. So it’s in a bun. This dress feels too short without black leggings, but so far I’ve only gotten compliments, so I guess it’s OK.

2008 52