Not Going Out Like That


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Whatchamakalit

I was having trouble coming up with a title for this post, hence watchamakalit. This skirt is pretty ancient, from the days when I was addicted to Club Monaco. I am happy that their current in-store collection seems to be striking the colorful retro vibe that I always loved about CM.

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I am also thrilled that cobalt blue seems to be a color that is wearable ALL year. I only own a few items in this color but they seem to get a lot of wear. These shoes are bright, fun and comfortable for a heel of this height. They have previously been seen here and here.

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And this is the same garage gate where I had the run in with the “how’ya doing” dog walker. This time – no run ins. Phew !

Shoes – Jessica Simpson. Tank & Cardigan – Zara. Skirt – Club Monaco, so old.

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Baseball Cap

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Oh the baseball cap. I personally love it and was saddened when it went “out of style.” I never quite embraced the fedora. I liked it on other people but my personal hat ethos is that they should serve a purpose (block sunlight, keep your head warm in cold or wet weather, etc) and the fedora always felt contrived when I put it on. I love the low slung beanie / beret but, again – not really cold enough in LA to NEED to wear one. So that is why I love the baseball cap. It always looks easy & effortless. It shields your eyes from the sun, is perfect for a bad hair day AND it’s making a comeback. … . For more inspiration on how to rock a baseball cap, check out my Pinterest board here.

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Also re-mixing these navy blue camo pants from Zara, previously worn here. As well as my blue suede shoes, also worn here.

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Pants – Zara. Shoes – Talbots.  Sweater & Vest – Gap. Hat – so old … no idea.

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Denim Remix

Dressing for work is fairly easy for me because I am sitting at a desk most of the day. Weekends are tougher. I am running around, sometimes sitting in sand (at the park with kids) or bending over and squatting down a lot. So I need to be comfortable, avoid anything that easily stains but still want to look stylish.  In an effort to remix more of my wardrobe,  I wore these distressed black jeans for a casual weekend look. I wore the jeans with my favorite boots and to make the look a bit more feminine, added a bright pink sweater. I recently wore these Levi’s Skinny Boyfriend jeans for another post, pairing them with bright cobalt blue heels and a white blazer.

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These boots are ridiculously comfortable and I find myself building my whole outfit around them sometimes, like when my husband & I stroll to dinner on a Friday night. I like the shorter shaft height because they are super easy to pull on and off. The shorter boot height also allows them to transition into some Spring looks with a skirt or dress, such as this look.

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Sweater – Gap. Jeans – Levi’s. Boots – Eric Michaels. Bag – Steve Madden. Sunglasses – F21.

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Eliminate the Negative

Recently I became obsessed with anything high-waisted and went on a hunt for high-waisted skirts and pants (can’t really rock the high-waisted shorts). I found this skirt both in black and white at Express – a store I never shop in. Maybe it was those dang Dove sketches or just being mature enough to focus on the positive, but one of the things I love about my body is my small waist. After two kids, I am very lucky to have a flat stomach and a small waistline. So what better way to accentuate that than with some high-waisted skirts ? Although the sweater I am wearing is covering up the very top of this skirt, the waist on it goes over the belly button and would be perfect with a slighty cropped top. I also love the unexpected pairing of black and brown together. What about you ? What part of your body do you love ?

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PS – the title of this post is a song lyric that starts with “you’ve got to, accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative” … great advice for life on the whole.

Skirt – Express. Top – Zara, old sim here. Boots -old, love this option. Bag & Sunglasses – F21. Watch – Rotary. Bracelets – Hermes & Cartier.

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Watch’ya doin ?

Last week, on a warm day, I had a day of visting clients all over the city. As I was driving to my first appointment, I pulled over behind a bright orange building that I thought would be great for photos. Then I saw this graffiti garage gate and decided to use that as a backdrop. As I was taking photos on this quiet street, a woman walks by with her dog and does one of those “watchya doing ? ” things. I was so embarrassed, and she did not want to leave. Definitely my most direct run-in with a passerby while engaged in taking photos for this blog.

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I previously blogged about my love of green & gray but I also realized how great green looks with tan – especially for a warm Spring day.

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Pencil skirt – Club Monaco (old), sim here. Shoes – Via Spiga. Blouse – Gap, sim here. Jacket – Merona, sim here. Belt – JCrew, sim here.

Bag – Tory  Burch, similar.

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Grunge

IF you have seen the movie Singles (1992), then you might know what I mean when I say this outfit takes me right back to the 90’s.  The baby-doll shape of my dress, the masculine (grungey) boots, and general simplicity of this outfit brought me back to the early-to-mid 90’s. I once had a moment with Bridget Fonda when I was at a party for the the movie Inglorious Bastards. Wish I could say I was on the guest list but I worked at the hotel that hosted the event. I was REALLY pregnant at the time and she (Bridget), asked how far along I was and commented about her own kids, but I didn’t realize it was her as I was too focused on seeing Brangelina in person. Too bad because I loved her in that movie. And we could have talked about how important it is for a guy to say “bless you” when you sneeze …

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By the way, how beautiful is that bougainvillea that is now in full bloom. It matches my scarf.

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By the way, one of my favorite lines from that movie : ” I could not be kidding you less”

Dress – Press (old), sim here . Jacket – Calvin Klein, sim here. Boots –Eric Michael. Scarf – F21. Brooch – MTP Fleamarket, sim here. Sunglasses – Ray Ban Aviators.

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Sweater Remix

After a few warm weeks, the weather in LA cooled down with highs around 64 degrees. I figured this would be one of the last opportunities I had to wear a sweater, and any other winter wear. So I was happy to have a chance to wear this sweater again for a blog post. I previously paired it with Zara camo pants and blue suede heels.

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This time I added a punch of color with these super-cute and comfy hot pink shoes from Donald J. Pliner. The pants I have on are from Boden and I LOVE THEM. They are slightly higher waisted so they are perfect with a slightly cropped or tucked-in top. They fit amazing on my body type ( smaller waist, fuller hips) and I only wish they came in more colors.

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Love these new shoes by DJP, which also came in black and a bright teal color. I was on the hunt for red shoes for summer but so glad I bought these in hot pink instead.

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Sweater – Zara. Shoes – Donald J. Pliner. Pants – Boden. Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs.

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