Monday, June 28, 2010

work and play

Okay, I am actually listing the "play" first.  It has been ridiculously hot here.  Highs in the 90s, and lows at night staying in the 70s.  So yesterday (Sunday) to beat the heat I wore a very summery dress out to brunch.  Looking at the pictures, I am thinking it is not the most flattering silhouette, but it was very light and breezey in the heat.
Today is back to work.  I am moving offices, so I decided my normal skirt or dress look would not be practical.  Even though one of the guys will be moving the big things, I will still be doing more than my standard sitting at my desk.  The capris and t-shirt are both from Goodwill.

Friday, June 25, 2010

not feeling color today

I am just not feeling color today.  So I stayed in a monochromatic brown and cream.  Just sort of a "meh" outfit.  the skirt is Talbot's clearance from January 2009 for about $7.  The top is Express via Goodwill ($3.79).

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Introducing Bernie the Turtle

I didn't get around to taking a picture outside today.  Normally I would have cropped this picture taken inside (please excuse the boxes I have not yet unpacked), but you can see my turtle, Bernie,  in the background.  She is an old gal.......about 20 years old.  How fabulous is she? 

This t-shirt is from Target clearance last summer.  The skirt is from Apt 9 at Kohl's that came into my life via Goodwill ($3.79).  Such a fun summer skirt!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Toile Love

When I go out to Goodwill there are different types of purchases I make.  There is that mental list of things I am always looking for.....i.e. still trying to find the perfect white long sleeved button down shirt.  Then there are the things that I randomly come across and I can see being easily integrated into my wardrobe.  And there are the deals and steals I am always keeping an eye out for......cashmere sweaters in good condition are always good even though I probably don't need any more.  But every once and while there is that moment that I come across something so very me that I wonder how I have lived thus far without that piece in my wardrobe.  These are the items that make me nervous taking them into the dressing room, because now that I know the item exists, if it doesn't fit I feel I will forever search to find it in my size.  This week that item was a slight a-line, toile skirt from Gap.  Thank goodness it was my size and fit perfectly, as I am completely smitten with this skirt.  The skirt is the perfect length.  White and black toile is such a classic print!  One of the best $3.79 I have ever spent!

Friday, June 18, 2010

bright orange to go with summer sunshine

This skirt is from last fall on clearance at Target.  I like it, but struggle with how to style it.  I tried several options this morning, and the orange tank top seemed to be the best option.  But I threw on the white shrug for office appropriateness, even though I doubt anyone at work cares what I wear.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Skirt

This is one of my favorite summer skirts.  It is so light and breezey.  I often wear it with tank tops, but summer air conditioning in the office has me going the t-shirt route today.  The skirt is from a consignment store in Calgary, I think I paid under $10 for it.  The top is a Kohl's clearance rack find last summer.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

new camera

I have a new camera, and it has a delay.  This will allow me to take some out door pictures.  I have not yet ventured beyond my balcony, but here are a few picture from the balcony.

The dress was found at Goodwill ($4.99).  The sweater is a staple and is Target via Goodwill (brand new with tags for $3.79).  The sandals are from Target and are kids sized.  Oh so cute with the turtles.

I got the capris when I lived in Canada.  The top is a new to me Ebay purchase for $3.99.  It is very light and breezey for hot summer days.