Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Note From the Editor

You're Incredible!

Have you ever read the first few pages of a magazine? No, I'm not talking about the Gucci and Guess ads or even the table of contents (which I can never find). I'm talking about the page where it list everyone who had a hand in making the magazine come together. It's a long list and there's an 'assistant' to everything. The assistants even have assistants.
Think about this: your blog is kind of like a magazine. It's entertaining, has lovey photos and creative writing. People look forward to receiving it.
More than likely it's a one woman show. That means you're the editor-in-chief, the copy editor, creative director, photographer (usually), social media director, in charge of make-up, wardrobe and   public relations. If you've decided monetized your blog, well, that also makes you marketing director too. Oh! Did I mention you also have a full time job, children, significant other and/or pets to care for as well has run a household? Minor details. Do I even need to tell you how incredible you are? Of course not. You already know it, so give yourself a pat on the back, take a bow in front of the mirror (or if you're like me) buy yourself a new pair of shoes!
This editor-in-chief, photographer, director of wardrobe has been super busy with her J.O.B. and hasn't had a lot of time for public relations, i.e, visiting other blogs and the position of creative director is seemingly vacant. None the less, expect publication to resume after the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm curious to experiment and get your opinions on winter pastels, winter brights and winter whites. Has anybody played around with those yet?
In the meantime, just recall my opening words: You're incredible!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

No folks, it's not Christmas just yet, but I was getting a feeling of comfort and joy from this outfit. Comfort from this old denim shirt that has just the perfect amount of wear and softness plus a couple of holes in just the right places (thrifted that way) and also from the fact that there wasn't a single thing that was pulling, tugging, riding up, sagging down, rubbing, poking, itching, sratching or restricting about any of these garments. Nope, not a single thing; not even an irritating tag (because I cut them out).
The "joy" part of this outfit, well that came from the polka dots, because everybody knows polka dots = joy.
I wore this a couple weeks back (before the weather got real cold) when I took my dear mother-in-law out to lunch and shopping. We always have a fun time on these little outings. She's full of life stories and at 84 she's still a fashionable lady, so shopping is quite an adventure with her.  I tell you friends, it's great when you have in-laws that you like and vice - versa.  I equate it with polka dots... a pure joy.

The holidays are fast approaching and things are about to get real hectic for some of us. So, I'll take this opportunity to wish you all the comfort and joy in the world, if not from your in-laws and other relatives, then at least from the clothes you grace your body with.

Do you anticipate spending the holidays with in-laws or out-laws?

New York and Company vest: thrifted
Liz Claiborne denim shirt: thrifted also worn here and here.
Polka dot dress by local company, but can't remember name - cut out the irritating tag: thrifted
Fly London booties: via Saxon Shoes. Sooo comfy!
Vintage Ettienne Aigner purse: thrifted

I'm linking up with Patti's Visible Monday. Come join me.

Bring on the holidays!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fly London via China to America

What a confusing title. But it'll all come together in the end.
Today I'm linking up with Marionberry for her Trend of the Month party which is all about boots and booties. Perfect timing for me because I just got these Fly London booties that I'm sooo loving!  I haven't been this happy with a pair of shoes three weeks!
Now, when I first became familiar with this brand I assumed because of the name (Fly London) they were made in the U.K., wrong. They're made in China. But I assure you they don't feel or look cheap in person. Even the box they came in looks like quality. I'm seriously considering framing the top.
So far I've only worn these booties for weekend wear. I'd love to sport them to the J.O.B. but not sure how to make it work; Any ideas?
Speaking of weekend wear, you might be wondering where I wore this outfit to. Well, there's a reason I'm dressed military style. I was at an auction and in full commando mode. Wait 'til you see what I got... stay tuned.
Meanwhile, if you've got a thing for boots, drop on by Marionberry's to check out a whole slew of  'em. Better yet, link up and show off a pair of your own.

Cato camo tank: thrifted
Eddie Bauer denim jacket: in store clearance
Eddie Bauer cargos: in store clearance
Fly London booties: via Saxon shoe store
also found here.
Purse made from rug: thrifted