Monthly Archives: May 2013

Picnic

One of the things I didn’t realize was something exclusive to where I’m from is that we call a summer get-together a picnic. Most people call it a bar-b-q, but for us it’s a picnic, even if we’re grilling out. Oh, and what most people call sloppy joe’s we refer to as bar-b-q’s. Did you follow all that?

Well, since we were having a “picnic” I decided I should dress like one. Ok, maybe that wasn’t my intentions, but the execution wasn’t quite what I thought it would be.

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Cardigan: Lands End Canvas; Top: J.Crew Factory; Jeans: Levis; Shoes: Lands End Canvas

Airportin’ It

Hello! As I mentioned in one of my past posts, I got to go back to my hometown and Chicago for Memorial Day weekend!! Yay!!! I was so fired up about it that I hardly slept. Well, and because it was not comfortable at all on the plane. But, I had a magnificent time and got to kiss all the little babies in my life…even the ones that aren’t really babies anymore.

So, this is my airport attire. Sexy, right? I like to dress as comfy as possible, knowing that nothing else about the trip will be comfortable. I purposely wear a scarf to keep my neck warm or to use as a pillow/wrap if necessary. My leggings give my legs some stretch. And the layers were a lifesaver in this trip – typically it’s freezing on the plane, but this time it was hot. And, the slip on shoes are a huge bonus when it comes to going through security.

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Cardigan: Zara; Top: Gap Outlet; Scarf: J.Crew Factory; Leggings: Target; Shoes: Lands End Canvas

Bling, Bling

So…I’m engaged!! I’ll share more later!

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Red Eye Flights

I’ve never let a stranger in my bed, yet I’m ok with breathing my morning dragon breath (and quite probably drooling all over myself) on a stranger just because we’re sitting in an uncomfortable, up-right position on a moving plane. Oh, and I’m sure I look great at what would be 3:00 am my time after attempting to sleep with my upper and lower torso in an almost 90 degree angle, my legs bent at a 90 degree angle, and my neck bending however it pleases to support the weight of my flailing head. Oh, and my legs possibly spread wide enough to make my neighbor uncomfortable at the fact that we’re almost touching and just met a few hours ago (and by met, I mean I got up from my seat to let them in, all while avoiding eye contact or possible conversation). In elementary school that basically means we made it to first base.

Every time I take a red eye flight I remind myself that I’m better than that and can fork over an extra $100 for a “normal time” flight (yes, that’s proper airline terminology) and take an extra day off work. Then, when I pay the extra money to take a “normal time” flight, narcolepsy sets in and I sleep the entire time, therefore justifying my frugal theory that I should just save the money and vacation day if I’m going to sleep anyhow.

Ok, I’m going to get back to leaning my face towards my neighbor while he leans his towards mine and we wake up with another uncomfortable feeling.

Leaving California…

Guess where I get to go for the long weekend?! Back to my hometown to see my family and my precious 6 nieces and nephews!! (Trust me, they’re REALLY precious. I want to eat them.) Then, as if that wasn’t great enough, we’re going to Chicago to see my KISA’s brother and my bff and her hubby. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!

I will take pictures during my trip, but since it’s such a short trip with so many people to see I’m not certain when I’ll get a chance to post.

This was my outfit yesterday and inspiration. Today I’m working from home and wearing athletic shorts and a hoodie, so I’m guessing you all don’t care much about that ensemble. Oh, and in my next posting I’ll tell you why what you wear can be very important.

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Tee: Gap; Scarf: H&M (this season); Jeans: Levi’s; Shoes: Nine West

Polka Remix

Ok, so I know I used this inspiration once before, but it’s a different cardigan and therefore a more literal interpretation. (Even though it’s not a blazer. And I’m not wearing heels. And don’t have a purse like that.) The first one is the inspiration, the second is an outfit I wore on 4/21/13, and the third is what I wore today.

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Cardigan: Gap Factory; Top: China; Belt: Banana Republic Factory; Jeans: Levi’s; Shoes: Lands End Canvas

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Alone Time

Is it bad to really love it when my KISA is gone? He had a work event tonight, which meant I was home alone for the evening. Whoop, whoop!!! Granted I didn’t do anything for the evening, but that’s why it was so great!

My inspiration.

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Jacket: Express; Shirt: Zara (this season); Belt: H&M (this season); Pants: Gap (this season); Shoes: Lands End Canvas

Black and White

Here is the inspiration for my outfit on Monday.

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Cardigan: Walmart brand; Shirt: Custom made in China; Jeans: Mango; Shoes: Nine West; Pearl necklace: China; Gold necklace: Kay Jewelers

Bay to Breakers

Since moving to San Francisco, I’ve been continuously hearing about Bay to Breakers. Since most of you have not live in SF, I’ll explain it to you. Bay to Breakers is a big race in the city and it starts at the crack of dawn. Only you don’t run it, you walk it. Ok, so maybe there are crazy people that run it, but for the thousands of other people, you dress up in obnoxious outfits or clothes (or for some, don’t dress up at all and just go naked) and day drink. My KISA and I dressed up with another couple and threw our costume together the afternoon before the “race”. We started out wanting to be the Harlem Globetrotters. People started calling us the Dream Team and we then decided we really didn’t care what people called us.

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