Monday, January 31, 2011

Jet Set

I’m feeling rather “jet set” today. Sort of retro and glamorous as I travel by air. Unfortunately, I’m not flying privately. Instead, I’ll be smashed into coach with 49 other unfortunate souls.

My coping strategy: plug in my ipod, close my eyes, and pretend*.

Sweater, INC. Vest, Changing Scene (thrifted). Skirt, George (thrifted). Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Nine West. Necklace, vintage. Purse, Franco Sarto.

*I'm also bringing a copy of The Birds to watch during downtime. I'm not sure if that's the best choice during the flight, though.

January Purchases

Ah, January…the start of a fresh, new year and another attempt at sticking to my $100/month budget. How did I do?

1. Matisse boots in Fungi, $83.96
2. Anne Klein tights in red, $10.95

I headed to DSW with the intent of buying cognac-colored, flat, riding-style, knee-high boots. I found everything but the color in these boots. Still, I wasn’t sure that I liked them until I wore them eleven (documented*) times this month. I guess a cost per wear of $7.63 in the first month isn’t too bad for boots I still feel lukewarm about.

*I also wore them quite a bit to walk to and from work, but changed to fancier boots once inside.

Nordstrom Rack
3. Love by Design military-style cardigan, $24.97

I was looking for a cardigan that I could button and also wear as a mini-dress or tunic. Finding it in olive with bad-ass buttons was a bonus.

The Limited
4. Winter shorts! $4.19

St. Vincent de Paul
5. JMC vintage silk cocktail dress with beading, $4.49
6. Harve Benard side-button skirt, $3.37
7. Merona button-up shirt, $0.99

4th Street Boutique
8. Talbot’s red pencil skirt, $0.40
9. Allison Taylor black and white dress, $1.30

There were some SWEET deals at 4th Street.

10. Birch Hill’s bracelets, 2 x $4.94 = $9.88
11. Collection Eighteen long, green, knit gloves, $12.99

I was technically overspent after my trip to DSW and Nordstrom Rack on the 8th, but I spent just a little more on super deals at the thrift stores, The Limited, and Steinmart. January’s total: $157.49.

In February, I’m looking for a little red dress. Something bright, but appropriate for work.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sweaty Sunday - 10 miles

I made it to the double digits! From here on out, 10 miles will be the “easy” long runs. Yikes.

Beefy is totally spoiling me by being my “sag wagon.” He meets me every four miles to watch me eat my Gu and refill my water bottle. Of course, he takes my picture when I’m done, too.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Scoot Scoot

I purchased my scooter in November. Today, I finally rode it for the first time and brought it home! (Damn the cold weather and snow.)

I sensibly wore jeans (jeggings), boots, and a leather jacket. When the scooter was moving, I was also wearing a helmet. (Above, I’m posing in the driveway.)

Sweater, Bloch. Shirt, Forever 21. Dress, gift. Belt, gift. Jeggings, Mossimo. Jacket, Laundry by Shelli Segal. Boots, Matisse. Earrings, Claire’s.

First and last photos by Beefy Muchacho

Friday, January 28, 2011

Body (Self) Con

Bodycon looks make me feel more self-conscious than confident. It’s funny how I don’t pause at pairing plaid and houndstooth, but a tight skirt gives me fits.

Sweater, Bloch. Blouse, Romeo + Juliet. Skirt, Express (thrifted). Belt, thrifted. Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Matisse.