Thursday, March 31, 2011

Down Brown (& Orange): Thursday/March 31

Last day of March, finally! Really not in the mood to go to work, soooo sleepy & also not in the mood dressing up. Jeans here I go.

Photos & details:

Sweater jacket: cropped 1 button color heathered brown (United States Sweater
Layer: cotton tee color orange (St. John's Bay)
Jeans: flared antique washed (Express)
Wedges: croco embossed with goldtone buckle color dark brown (Style & Co)
Handbag: same as yesterday
Belt: same as yesterday
Shawl: Pashamina paisley cotton blend color mostly orange/yellow/gold

Earrings: same as yesterday

A Little Hint of Green: Wednesday/March 30

I was not really in the mood in putting clothes together, so this was just last minute thought. And as usual, I wore/used the same handbag. My favorite, plus I was too tired to switch bag.

Details & photos:

Jacket/blazer: cropped corduroy color dark brown (St. John's Bay) unlined
Layer: 3/4 sleeves light sweater v neck color beige/khaki (Eddie Bauer)
Pants: flared & folded on the bottom checkered (dark brown/khaki/dark green) (Chadwick's)
Wedges: Mary Jane style color dark brown (Style & Co)
Handbag: same as yesterday
Belt: woven leather color dark brown (A.N.A)
Shawl: pashmina cashmere silk blend color green & gold (Ebay)
Earrings: same as yesterday

Fall Color in Winter Time: Tuesday/March 29

I love orange. Really love orange. I think it's a very rich color and shouldn't just being worn in the Fall season only. So after yesterday I put some orange in my sweater, I worn orange or at least brown with the hint of orange (kind of really dark cognac color) in my jacket & wedges.

Photos & details:

Jacket/blazer: cropped leather color cognac (Chadwick's)
Skirt: midi wool blend with tie-belt (forget the brand, purchased in Indonesia)  unlined
Layer: light ruffle henley sweater color light brown (GAP)
Wedges: leather loafer with tassle color cognac (Michael Kors)
Handbag: leather embossed satchel color cognac (Treesje Presley) can you tell I LOVE this bag? :-)
Shawl: pashamina (made in India)
Earrings: same as yesterday.

Wore this outfit with dark brown opaque thights.

Sugar and Spice: Monday/March 28

I was feeling like wearing a skirt on that day, so the night before I prepared this ensemble. Didn't look bad but the skirt since it's not lined, it did not stay put. I had to keep spraying the anti-static. Hate that!

Photos & details:

Blazer: velvet with strong shoulder color dark/rich brown (Rampage) - lined
Sweater: v neck color: spice (Merona)
Layer: silk ruffle short sleeves color off white (Style & Co)
Skirt: pencil skirt style color: heather brown (NY & co) - unlined
Belt: since I couldn't locate my skinny belt, this would do: woven leather color brown (A.N.A)
Shoes: pump color cognac (Worthington)
Handbag: leather embossed color: cognac (Treesje Presley)
Earrings: vintage clip on clustered color gold (not pictured)

This was worn with dark brown opaque thights.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BLACK /WHITE Striped: Wednesday/March 23

This is what I plan to wear tomorrow to work. Hopefully the weather is nice & no more phone call from the day care.

Photos & details:

Jacket/blazer: ponte knit striped full length sleeves (I fold them) color: black(or could be dark navy)/white (Forever 21)
Pants: wide/flared velvet, color: black (NY & Co)
Layer: v-neck shirring/pleated short-sleeves shirt color: black (DDG)
Handbag: black leather embossed (Treesje Presley)
Wedges: patent Mary Jane color: black (Style & Co)
Belt: woven leather, color: black (A.N.A)
Earrrings: clustered clip ons color: red (vintage) not pictured.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Another DOUBLE-BREASTED (& STRIPED): Thursday/March 24

Updates: I stayed home with my youngest son on today due to his eye puffiness. So this outfit will be worn on Thursday/March 24
Okay according to the forecast it's supposed to be nice(r) tomorrow (Tue/March 22). Let's hope they're right and that no more snow please.

Here are what I plan to wear tomorrow:

Looks like I am ready to sail around the world ain't I?

Jacket/blazer: knit double-breasted full length sleeves (I fold them) color: stripe red/white (Grace Elements)
Layer: long tee cotton color: white (St. John's Bay)
Pants: denim light weight trouser with white sticthing (Worthington)
Wedges: patent Mary Jane color: black (Style & Co.)
Handbag: leather embossed satchel color: black (Treesje Presley)
Earrings: clip on clustered color: red (vintage)
No belt necessary

YELLOW Spring: Monday/March 21

Well.. that was what in my mind then got a rude awakening this morning with some SNOW! Urgggggggghhhhh! I was too naive, it is still March afterall... sigh...

Anyway, here what I wore today to work (until 10:30 anyway then the day care called as my youngest son has a pink eye & my husband & I had to take him to the doctor).

Photos & details:

Jacket/blazer: cropped military double-breasted boiled wool color: yellow sunshine (Ho's Fashion: vintage)
Shirt: long sleeves silk with ruffle (henley style) color:  off white (Liz Claiborne) -> wore it tucked in
Pants: cotton wide leg/flared, color: dark navy (Express)
Wedges: Mary Jane, color: dark brown (Style & Co.)
Handbag: leather embossed color: cognac/british tan (Treesje Presley)
Belt: woven leather, color: dark brown (A.N.A.)
Earrings: clustered clip on gold (vintage) not pictured

Saturday, March 19, 2011

RED Striped for Birthday Party: Saturday/March 19

These are what I plan to wear later this afternoon when I take my oldest son to his friend's birthday party. Cute right? and not overdressed either.

Photos & details:

Tee: 3/4 sleeves striped boatneck color: red/white (St. John's Bay)
Jeans: dark washed skinny (Old Navy)
Handbag: leather stiches color: cognac (Treesje Presley)
Wedges: low heel leather color: tan (Nine West)
Accessories: clustered clip on earrings  color: red (vintage) & scarf/shawl (Pashmina silk)
And since it's still a little bit cold I plan to put on Spring trench coat color: khaki (Hennes)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ahoy Matey! We Are STRIPED and Sail: Friday/March 18

It was a beautiful day today. It's finally feel like Spring in here. Hopefully it continues..
I'm feeling wearing my light weight my striped knit jacket tomorrow. Fun Friday here I come!

Photos & details:

Blazer/jacket: knit striped, color: navy & white (Merona) - the sleeves are full but I fold them into 3/4.
Layer: cotton v-neck tee, color: white (Multiplicity)
Jeans: dark washed skinny (Old Navy)
Wedges: leather, color: navy with sand-wash looked (Seychelles)
Handbag: leather deerskin hobo (Prada - Cervo Antik)
Shawl: Pashmina silk, color off white (a Christmas gift from coworker)
Accessories: bangle bracelet, color off white (Forever 21); dangling earrings, color bronze (no brand)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Paddy's Day, so it's GREEN: Thursday/March 17

Luckily for me, this year St. Patrick's day falls on Thursday so I could wear my jeans with my green ensembles for tomorrow.

Here are the details:

Jacket/blazer: light weight cotton paisley color: mixed of mostly green & brown/orange (vintage SportTemps - Ebay)
Jeans: boot cut dark washed (Express)
Layer: light weight crew neck sweater, color: Irish green(!) (Mossimo)
Wedges: leather loafer with gold tassles, color: cognac - matched perfectly with the MJ handbag! (Michael Kors)
Handbag: quilted leather, color: cognac (Marc Jacobs)
Shawl: no brand (the tag is gone already), color: kind of like lime green, from my dear late mother - thank you Ma!
Earrings: clip on clustered, color: orange-y (vintage - Ebay) not pictured - the same earrings I wore on Monday this week.
I decided: no belt is necessary!

It's VELVET and It's Pink!: Wednesday/March 16

I did not go to work yesterday. Stayed home with my youngest son as he was feeling a little under the weather. Poor guy. Praise the Lord, he is back to his normal self now & I could not be happier.

Here were what I wore today

Jacket/blazer: velvet dark pink color (Style & Co.)
Layer: silk short-sleeve blouse with ruffle, color: off white (Style & Co.)
Pants: cotton plaid/checkered , color: brown (Express)
Wedges: Mary-Jane color: dark brown (Style & Co.)
Handbag: quilted leather Stam, color: cognac (Marc Jacobs)
Belt: woven leather, color dark/light brown-reversible (A.N.A.)
Shawl: wool Pashmina (made in India) color: mixed of pink, purple, gray, light blue, off white, etc.
No earrings (I forgot!)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Brown and CROPPED: Monday/March 14

Well.. it's Monday again tomorrow and here are what I plan to wear. It's supposed to be a nice day so nothing too heavy or wool-y for me.

Photos & details:

Since it doesn't forecasted to be snowing, I will use one of my "nice" handbags.

Blazer: cropped peplum with 3/4 sleeves with white pattern color: dark brown (Crystal Candy)
Pants: flared velvet color: dark brown (New York & Co.)
Layer: t-shirt Henley with ruffle color: white (Faded Glory)
Wedges: Mary-Jane color dark brown (Style & Co.)
Handbag: leather guilted color cognac (Marc Jacobs Stam)
Belt: leather woven color: brown (A.N.A.)
Accessories: bracelet color: brown/brandy (Forever 21); earrings: clip on color: gold/orange (vintage)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Lazy Gray: Friday/March 11

Last Friday I was not really in the mood for dressing up. So the handbag, shoes & all the accessories were from the day before. Once I got to work, news hit that one of my dear & nicest co-workers just passed away the night before due to her cancer. RIP Janet!

Here are the details:

Jacket (knit): zip front (could be a funnel neck style too) with folded 3/4 sleeves, color light heathered gray  (INC)
Jeans: dark washed boot cut (Express)
Layer: long sleeves mock neck light weight sweater color black
Shawl: silver Pashmina silk (Ebay) no brand
Wedges: leather loafer with white stictching (DANI)
Handbag: leather croco embossed black (Dooney & Bourke)
Accessories: silver loop earrings (no brand)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another Newfound Obssesion: RUCHED Slleeves on Boyfriend Jacket: Thursday/March 10

I used to be so against anything ruched. Then one day I was hunting for an inexpensive but good black boyfriend jacket at JCP, stumbled upon I Heart Ronson collection. Since that day, there is no turning back! I am now officially a fan of ruched sleeves jackets/blazers!

Here are what I'm going to wear tomorrow to work (it's Thursday, yay!)

Photos & details:

Blazer: ponte knit soho boyfriend jacket with ruched sleeves, color: dark gray (Susan Graver)
Pant: ponte knit black skinny (A.N.A.)
Layer: tee cotton sequined 3/4 sleeves color: heathered gray (Quacker Factory)
Wedges: loafer leather with white stitching (DANI)
Handbag: still not switching: black croco leather embossed (Dooney & Bourke)
Accessories: silk blend Pashmina (made in China) - Ebay; silver earrings (no brand - made in Bali) - not pictured.

CROPPED Jacket is Back: Wednesday/March 09

I digged out my closet and found out this blue cropped jacket that I haven't been wearing in ages. So off I went to work this morning wearing this.

Here are the details & photos:

Jacket: cotton & lined cropped color: light royal blue (Chadwick's)
Pants: cotton cuffed/folded flare striped navy blue (GAP)
Layer: light cable knit sweater color: dark blue (Sonoma)
Pumps: black suede with bow (Richard Tyler)
Handbag: black croco embossed hobo (Dooney & Bourke) - too lazy to switch bag :-)
Accessories: hoop earrings (no brand)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Back To SWEATER: Tuesday/March 08

Okay so today I was staying home with my sons as the central disctric school system in our area were all closed - thanks to the nasty weather. For tomorrow, I am planning to just use the ensemble that I put together for today (yes I know, lazy), with a little tweak (replace all the tops).

Here are the details:

Sweater: cotton blend with rayon black color with kimono sleeves (United States Sweater)
Pants: cotton black & white plaid (New York & Co.)
Layer: light cable-knit sweater gray color (Sonoma)
Shoes: black t-strap patent mary jane (MIA)
Hnadbag: croco embossed black leather hobo (Dooney & Bourke)
Accessories (not pictured): vintage silver clip on earrings; red/gold/black Pashmina shawl (made in India) .

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Obssesion: DOUBLE BREASTED Blazer - Monday/March 07

I am planning to wear these tomorrow - kind of boring (almost no bright color - due to what they predicted to come tomorrow - more rains/snow/ice!). Forgot to take picture of the scarf/shawl/Pashmina & the vintage silver earrings (clip on) - as usual. Hopefully there is no snow day or school delay. Ugghhhh this weather is really NOT friendly at all. It does not make you want to dress up & go, especially for Monday!

Details are here:

Jacket/blazer: cotton (no wool, hate wool - except for cashmere of course!) black double-breasted blazer (3/4 sleeves) with silver crest style buttons (Sweet Candy)
Pants: cotton black & white plaid (New York & Co.)
Layer: cotton white tee (GAP)
Shoes: black t-strap patent mary jane (MIA)
Hnadbag: croco embossed black leather hobo (Dooney & Bourke)
Accessories (not pictured): vintage silver clip on earrings; silver Pashmina shawl (made in India) .

Friday, March 4, 2011

STRIPED Boat Neck SWEATER: Friday/March 04

Here are what I wear today. It's Friday so jeans is a fair bet (well.. even if it's not Friday, jeans is still okay in where I work. I personally do not want to wear jeans every single day though).

Details & photos are here:

Top: boat neck sweater with bell sleeves mixed color/pattern (vintage)
Layer: cotton tee khaki color (Old Navy)
Jeans: dark washed (almost like black) straight leg (Old Navy)
Belt: weaving/woven leather dark brown color (A.N.A.)
Handbags: leather cognac/tan color (Treesje Presley)
Wedges: croco embossed dark brown color (Anne Klein)
Accessories: silk Pashmina tan color (Ebay); loop earrings (no brand)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

RED, BROWN and TAN - I Am A Fan: Thursday/March 03

I am planning to visit one of a dear colleagues of mine who is in the hospital since last week. Here are what I wear today (it is still COLD outside! brrrrrrr!):

Here are the details & photos:

Cotton jacket (lined): khaki color (DuJour)
Layer: short-sleeves khaki color Henley light cable sweater (Eddie Bauer)
Pants: corduroy flared leg (slightly) rust/dark red color (Ann Taylor)
Wedges: croco-embossed dark brown color (Anne Klein)
Handbag: patent croco-embossed dark red tote (Brahmin Scusi)
Accessories: scarf/Pashmina red color with gold thread (Ebay); clustered clip on earrings red color/mixed Borealis (vintage)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

We Are On A SAFARI: Wednesday/March 02

It is finally March! It is still cold I know, but I could see the light at the end of the tunnel now, I think.
So in an attempt to make my outfits for work today a little bit adventureous, I play around with the trend that is IN for this Spring. A safari jacket. Not head to toe as I'm not driving a jeep in Serengeti (my absolute fave quote from the March InStyle magazine!). Plus, it's still winter!

Unfortunately, I could not find any pattern to make it more interesting. The only pattern/texture is in the handbag, which is why I keep it for this outfits. I think it works too (another lame excuse for my laziness to change handbag).

Here are the details & photos:

Pants: dark brown corduroy boot cut style (Style & Co.)
Safari jacket: short sleeves with a little puff & dark brown skinny belt (INC.)
Layer: long sleeves white cotton tee (Banana Republic)
Wedges: dark brown with croco embossed & goldtone buckle (Style & Co.)
Handbag: orange pebble leather with dark brown leather trims (Francesco Biasa)
Accessories: brass tone loops earrings (no brand); scarf Pashmina (made in India) no brand (Ebay)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

TWEED-ing Is Fun: Tuesday/March 01

I determine to create a complete outfit without jeans, especially since it is only Tuesday, far from my 'casual' Thursday or Friday. Usually it the weather is nasty then I give up and just wear jeans, even if it is the beginning of the week.

I am not in the mood of wearing skirts or boots lately. God knows how many skirts and boots that are feeling abandoned right about now. Sigh... well maybe sometimes in the late March/early April, when there is no more snow. I don't want my boots touching the icky black snow!

Here are the photos & details:

Jacket/blazer with tie belt: tweed with tan, orange, brown & beige colors (Dialogue)
Layer: long brown cotton/spandex mix tee (Chadwick)
Pants: light tan corduroy boot cut (Riders)
Wedges: light tan leather with tassle (Arturo Chiang)
Handbag: orange pebble leather with brown leather trims, with a hint of Southwestern, don't you think?  (Francesco Biasia)
Accessories: dangle gold earrings (vintage) - not pictured