Tuesday, March 30, 2010

And Wild, Wild Horses, Couldn't Drag Me Away

I sometimes feel a little pressure to dress a certain way for the blog. A little rock and roll, a little lady. I have chosen not to wear outfits that I didn’t think “fit”. And I think that has limited me. So today I wore what I wanted, and it’s not very rock and roll, and that’s OK. I’m comfortable and confidant, and I’m wearing a skirt and tee combo I felt too fat for two weeks ago*.

March 30

Those glaring white sticks coming out of the bottom of my skirt? Those are my legs. Bare. I can feel the breeze on them, and it’s a bit chilly, to be honest, but it should be about 80 (F) this afternoon. 80! How exciting!

March 30

My boss sent me a link for the “Target Deal of the Day” last week and it was this jacket, in black, navy or green, for $10.00, free shipping. I told her to stop sending me stuff like that, and then I ordered it. The jacket is normally $29.99, and for those of you with money to shop, well worth it. It’s lightweight, comfortable and the cut and fit is so flattering and fun.

March 30

I’m pretty sure I’ll be wearing it zipped all day, but for the curious, this is what it looks like open.

Yesterday my Skins Series 4 DVD set came, and as such this week I will be behind on Gossip Girl, Life Unexpected, 90210 and pretty much everything else until I get it watched. I already came across one spoiler for the next to last and last episodes so I want to get it all watched before I read anything else! Plus, it’s one of my favorite shows of ever. I’m so Team JJ. And team Naomi. And team Emily. Lol. I love them all.

*I have not been able to force myself to recommit to Weight Watchers right now. It works, and I know it works, but I’m not in a good place to work it right now. For now I am eating either Special K or Chocolate Cheerios (YUM) for breakfast and sometimes lunch. I also have a few low calorie frozen meals for lunches. I’m eating a piece of fruit and a snack/breakfast bar during the day as well. And it’s working. I have not lost a ton of weight, but I have lost some, and I feel better. I’m also aiming for 4 workouts of any kind a week. I have some pants that are a wee bit too small. I will fit in them soon, I promise myself.

Jacket, Target (recent)
Tee, American Apparel
Skirt, Target
Sandals, Me Too Via Nordstrom Rack
Bracelets, self made
Necklace, Self made

26 comments:

Jane W. said...

The necklace is a little rock-and-roll-y. You look beautiful! This is a great silhouette on you.

Lisa said...

Lovely silhouette and a great jacket! In the fall, it would be great with 3/4 length gloves!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Can I say that I loveth this outfit!?! From head to toe! I thnk it's great to break out of the rocker chic every once in a while!

By the way I started WW again last week, but I am mentally prepared to work it! You are so right about being in the right head space to commit to it! It worked for me before so I'm at a point where it needs to work again.

And you totally should not dress according to the expectation of your blog! It's your personal style blog...if you want to wear green socks and bunny ears...wear it, strut it and post pictures!

Oooh...and this look would totally be hot with your gloves!

Kristie said...

You look fabulous and I LOVE the jacket!

Linda said...

Here here!
I definatly know what you mean by WW, totally need the right head space.
Maybe I will try your diet..I just love food.

Sal said...

What a naughty/nice boss you have! The jacket is fab, and suits you to a T.

Erin said...

I think you look great! But then again, you were one of the first fashion bloggers I started following, so I always think you look great.

Tina said...

My pasty white sticks made an appearance under my skirt today too. it's finally getting warm in Dallas!

And I love this outfit from top to bottom.

Kiki said...

I really like this outfit. It "fits" you and just looks cute and comfy.

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I love this outfit, I think you look amazing!!

The Bagboy said...

*cries because he has to wait for BBC America to run Skins Series 4, and censored at that*

gina said...

Cute outfit!

How did you get series 4 of Skins already? It just ended a week or two ago! Series 3 isn't even available on Netflix yet. So I haven't even met any of the new gang, other than Effy.

whatiwore said...

That's an adorable outfit!

I wish I didn't know where you got that jacket. . . I've already overtaxed my budget. Grr.

Alannah said...

It's funny that you say you might not have worn this outfit because it might not "fit" your blog. To me there is just YOUR STYLE and that's what this blog is about, so any "look" works because it's you. I think this outfit is perfectly you! I adore that jacket on you (and wow, $10!). I just looked at the link for it and holy cow, they should ask you to model it because that girl looks terrible. I wouldn't even give it a second look from that picture but on you it's incredible!

Emily Kennedy said...

Cute! Way cute! If it's on you, I consider it to be your style. I love how people don't always look the same. Variety is good.

Clare said...

I love this outfit! THe bare legs make it totally springy! And that jacket is the best.

susan said so said...

You look great. I challenge you to wear what you want for the next week! I am pretty certain you'll look great every day. : )

xox,
Susan

myedit said...

Pure cruelty of your boss to send such deals your way... the jacket is amazing and yeah.... legs! it's officially spring!

WendyB said...

Wear what you want!!!

Abi & Simon said...

That jacket is awesome. I had a few short swing jackets like that but nowhere near as nice. I looooove it!

Kelly said...

Half the fun of following different bloggers is seeing all their clothing "personalities" - Obviously I love your normal style but don't feel any pressure to change your outfits for the blog. The blog was created for your style, you weren't created to fill the blog's style! (um, I hope that makes any kind of sense)

Jasie VanGesen said...

that jacket is fantastic.

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

Oh man that jacket is great. And from what I can see of the necklace...I love it too!

kanishk said...

I love this outfit! THe bare legs make it totally springy! And that jacket is the best.
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hillary said...

I like how many clothes we have in common. I look at you and think. Wow she is such a cool kid. Then I realize I HAVE THAT I am a cool kid by proxy.

Seriously. I know you said how this is more for you and I actually LOVE this the most of all outfits I have seen on you. it just works.

MC said...

I hear you on the weight watchers thing. Just try to put in as many veggies as you can, try to limit junk and portions and TAH DAH !!

Great great blog. I am recommending to all my friends.