Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tan - 10/21/14

My first outfit choice this morning didn't work out, so this is outfit #2, thrown together a bit.  I'm trying desperately to like this sweater, as it is super comfortable, but I just don't know that I can get behind how over-sized it is.  I do like it better with a collared shirt under it as opposed to a tank or tee though.


Resurfacing - 10/20/14

Sorry for the extended absence, but I am finally getting over being sick, and have enough energy to do a blog post. :)  I eased back into real life with a simple, comfortable outfit.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Polka Dots - 10/15/14

So John brought home an unwelcome present of an awful cold from California, so yesterday I got dressed, went into the office, got my computer and went home.  Needless to say, it wasn't that inspired of an outfit, but I still like polka dots.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Laundry Day - 10/14/14

This was just a quick, need to throw something on, sort of outfit, and I'm running out of clothes due to my overflowing laundry bins, so this is what I came up with.  Oh, and what I said yesterday about the stain-covering powers of black hold true today, given that I ate roasted red pepper soup for lunch, and now look like I bled on my shirt.  Unfortunately, my tide to go pen couldn't stand up to the power of peppers, and I just have to live with it.  Side note: I have never met the match of the stain-fighting power of the oxy-clean travel spray thing, but I can't find it anywhere anymore.  Has anyone seen it around?

Monday, October 13, 2014

I need a little organization....

I've been collecting inspiration ever since I was 8 years old, and I started cutting out pictures of things I liked from magazines and gluing them into my "House book".  I've gone through several house books, fashion books, and misc books over the years, but I'm thinking it's not quite working for me any more.  I have a mixture of online and physical photos, so I'm trying to convert them all to one system.  I revamped my books from more of a mood board layout (I basically just glued/taped things in the same color scheme on the same page) to instead putting loose pictures in a plastic sleeve for each category of item (shirts, dresses, etc).  That got complicated though, because I also had random internet inspirations collected in various places.  I organized my digital inspiration files in folders similar to the categories of my physical photos, but then I didn't like having them in two places.  I'm in the process of transferring everything over to Pinterest now, so we'll see how that goes.  How do you organize your inspirations?  Do you prefer physical photos, or digital?

I really need to start adding some color in my wardrobe...10/13/14

Finally caught up in posting!  Today's outfit is yet again, primarily black.  I know it's probably too intense for me and I should stay away from it, but I am a very messy person, frequently spilling things on myself, so it's more of a practical matter. :)  I designed and sewed this vest last year, and I vacillate between loving it and feeling like it makes me look weird.  But there are few me-made items that actually make their way into my permanent wardrobe (I'm still learning!), so the fact it is still there means something, I guess.

A Grey Sort of Day - 10/10/14