Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Glum in Gold

It is with a glum countenance that I reflect on the fact that today is the last day of April. Normally when I think of the month, I imagine green grass, daffodils, leaf buds on trees and sunny days mingled with rain. But we are way behind this year. Leaf buds are only just starting to peek out now, and the spring bulbs are just hesitatingly making their appearance. So if I'm still dressing a bit like December, forgive me.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I Don't Know Boho

One of the things the Style Me April prompts have illustrated is that my closet lacks some stylistic variety. A number of times this month, I've looked at the prompt and opened my closet, only to say, "Apparently I don't do ___________" (whatever that day's prompt was all about). And apparently, I don't do "bohemian."

Monday, April 28, 2014

I Used To Be Cool

There was once a time in my life when I could have been accurately described as a hipster. I had, and regularly used, a record player. I drank Pabst. I wore ironic T-shirts (my favorite was one with a picture of Mount St. Helens erupting that was captioned "Volcanic Panic!") and Sauconys. But those days are over.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Magical White Cardigan of Happiness

I discovered Goodwillista's blog when she did her first "Many days, many ways" linkup back in February. I remember feeling said that I couldn't join in because my blog was so new. But here it is April and despite my pledge to try to wear all of my closet and not rely too heavily on a few key items ... yeah. Here I am with a "many days, many ways" post so I can join in her April linkup!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Prep Work

When I was in junior high, the popular kids were called "preps." At that time and in that place, "preppy" clothing consisted of Guess jeans (the ones with the zipper at the ankle), Esprit bags (the super big tote bags), Keds with no laces, and definitely a perm.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

$10 or Less

I will admit, I snickered at today's Style Me April prompt, which is "Head to Toe & Under $100." Excluding one pair of shoes that I own, I'd be hard-pressed to come up with a single outfit that cost more than $100. So I decided to challenge myself even further, and come up with an outfit that cost me less than $10.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Making a Statement

Is it really Tuesday? My week is off to a weird start, and I feel like I barely know if I'm coming or going.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Girlie in Green

I'm finally back on the Style Me April wagon — the last few prompts didn't really do it for me, but today's prompt of "Girlie in Green" was perfect after doing a load of laundry that magically contained lots of green things. (I know, I lead a thrilling life.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

So fresh and so clean

I have two new toys to play with today: a pair of shoes given to me by a co-worker, and my long-awaited Starlette Sparklers from Giant Dwarf.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lovely in Lace - sort of

It was going to be Toddler Tuesdays, but a certain 2-year-old declared authoritatively this morning, "No take pictures me, Mama." So there you go.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Giveaway extended!

Kind of a good news/bad news situation here ... On the one hand, I didn't get enough entries to justify doing a drawing for this week's giveaway. So I'm extending it for another week! That's right, if you would like to be the proud owner of a new outfit personally selected for you by me, you still have a shot.

My personal assistant says, "Let's go shopping!"

Friday, April 11, 2014

You'll Have To Take My Word For It

I had good intentions today, I really did. Had my outfit all picked out, was up bright and early. But things did not go as planned. The light was terrible, my daughter was cranky and my husband was running late — all of which resulted in a very brief and unproductive photo shoot for me this morning.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Thrift Manifesto

At first when I saw that today's Style Me April prompt was "Borrowed or Thrifted," I scoffed. Since that describes the majority of my wardrobe (well, the "thrifted" part, anyway), this one would be a piece of cake!

One of my favorite all-thrifted outfits

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pump Up the Volume

Happy Wednesday! Things are a bit gray and gloomy here, but it's supposed to be lovely tomorrow and over the weekend. I can't wait to be warm!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pretty in Pastels

Happy Monday! Well, kind of — I was up late last night and up early this morning, so I'm a little out of it today.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday giveaway: Personal (thrift) shopper

I wanted to do something really different for this week's giveaway, so I've decided to offer up ...myself!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Weekend Roundup

Happy Saturday! I took yesterday off work, so I keep getting confused and thinking today is Sunday ... what a relief that it isn't! I did a bit too much spending yesterday (shopping trip at the mall, plus lunch and SweetFrog), so I am trying to hustle this weekend to make some money. I had my first sale via Instagram, which was really exciting.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Style Me April linkup: Week 1

I know we're only a few days in, but so far I'm having a blast with the #StyleMeApril challenges. I'm going to be taking time each Friday to look back on the week's prompts and inviting readers and other bloggers to share their own #StyleMeApril looks as well.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello Sailor

Today's Style Me April prompt was "Oh Hello Sailor," and I struggled mightily to come up with an outfit that was even remotely nautical. As it is, it's a pretty subtle nod to nautical style. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pop of Color

I will admit, I struggled with today's StyleMeApril prompt, which is "Neutral with a Pop of Color." Finally I just opened up my closet and cast my eyes around for something that would fit the bill. Fortunately, I happened to spot this dress, which I had set aside to model for my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Skirting Around Town

I was excited to see the new #styleme challenge prompts for April from Dean Street Society.