Fashion Friday: Concert black

Classical music concert clothes
In reality, I’ll be wearing a black long sleeved dress, black tights and black flats, because that’s our concert attire. But the black long sleeved dress on Polyvore had one of those ugly price tags next to it so I went with the cuter, and less realistic, no-sleeved dress. Seriously, though, how CUTE is that dress?  And it’s supposed to be cold and rainy again, so I’ll need my trusty black coat so I don’t freeze at the reception!

St Patty’s Day!

St Patty's Day
You’ll be happy to know I am no longer the crazy crazy on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s already 2 p.m. and I have not had even one drink — If I had this blog years ago I’d be typing gibberish on my 3rd 40 of Guinness by now!
I’m headed out to a pub in an hour to join the crowds. Wearing a green long sleeve shirt though I would LOVE to wear a dress like the one above. It’s raining outside and I’ve got a little sore throat so I’m takin’ it easy and staying warm instead of being cute and fashionable.
Have a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Fashion Friday: Elusive leopard

OK Folks, I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of leopard print shoes for a really long time.

I see the cutest shoes on other people but all the shoes I saw out in stores looked cheap or trashy or cost more than $100. Sometimes all three.

And then… I stopped in three shoe stores one day and at Target I found adorable, comfortable leopard print flats that are not too expensive!  I bought the same shoes in red 🙂 You might remember those from this other post when I hung out in the coffee shop all morning when my meeting got cancelled.

I also recently got really, really cute wedges that were a belated Christmas present after much sending back and forth with The Zappos people were super nice, btw. You can see those on this post where I wore them ALL DAY and to a 2-hour concert rehearsal where I was standing most of the time. By the time I got home I practically had to peel the darn things off my feet.

So these leopard print shoes are flats and they don’t give my feet blisters, so it’s really a win for everyone. 🙂




Happy Fashion Friday, everyone!

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Fashion Friday: At home

I took the day off today to sleep some extra hours while I try to beat this cold. I’ve been sniffling all week, and today started the sore throat. I tend to get colds in pieces – when the sniffling goes away the sore throat comes out, and so on. I’m hoping to break that by sleeping away the afternoon, though I will probably work for a few hours after I wake up.

Since I’m absolutely not about to take a Fashion Friday picture of myself looking as I do right now, you’ll have to settle for a Polyvore creation that simulates what I am wearing. Though I don’t own leopard print shoes… yet. I’m still looking for the perfect pair. If I ever leave the house today maybe I’ll stop in a shoe store 🙂

Happy Fashion Friday!

Sick day to restful night
I think I’ve finally figured out how to link pictures to their source. Please let me know if I am doing it wrong! This blogging stuff can be tricky!

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Red pants make their debut

Finally, I found a day to wear the red pants that have been hanging in my closet, waiting for just the right moment.

I felt pretty good about this outfit and the only kind-of-negative thing that happened was when I stood up from my desk and a colleague said, “Wow, you’re bright today!” Apparently the pants don’t shine so loudly when I am sitting down.

Without further ado, here’s my outfit!

The pants are red, the shirt and jacket are black.


These are the shoes I wore out in Japan. I keep meaning to replace them but they are so darn comfortable and I just love the little jewelies on the top. They don't have any red in them, but they are reflecting my pants.


I might feel a little silly posing for the self-timer on my camera as people are walking down the street... I did it for YOU.