Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Come On and Rock Me Amadeus

Hi! I had a stomach bug. It wasn’t fun, but it appears to be over now. I laid this outfit out Monday night and then stared longingly at it all day yesterday from my bed. So I’m glad to be wearing it today.

April 7

I had this belt for almost a full month before I wore it backwards with my birthday dress and was completely at a loss as to how to use it, but once I finally committed to it, I’ve started to find all kinds of ways to wear it. I love how wide it is, it almost works like a mini corset.

April 7

I almost wore heels with this today, but I’m trying to get into the groove of doing the stairs at work three times a day and I wanted to wear something that’s comfortable for that. I start at the top, go down, come up, think to myself, “this is not so bad”, go down, come up, and half way up again I think “Oh. This is hard. Why is this so hard? I am not going to make it.”, but I always do. I huff and puff like the big bad wolf for 5 minutes when I am done, but I do it!~

April 7

A little pop of red…

April 7

The order I placed when I got that coral had about 10 pieces in it, only this one was strong enough to actually use. All the other pieces broke when I bent them. The druzy I got for the earrings was the same way. I think there were 8 or 9 of those, and 3 pieces were usable. I know going in with certain things that might be the case, and I always try and break it before I make something with it, because I’d rather know up front it’s not going to last than be wearing it and have it break.

Cardigan, Target
Blouse, Pretty Raccoon at Etsy.
Skirt, Target
Sandals, Victoria’s Secret
Belt, Target
Coral necklace, self made
Diamond necklace, gift
Gold Bangle, vintage via Etsy

20 comments:

KP said...

Oh I like that blouse! And the shoes, too!

Amblus said...

Oh, nice! Black and white with a pop of red is one of my favorite combinations. And now I want that belt because it looks great on you.

hillary said...

I am glad you are back and feeling better.
I have that belt in black and brown and I always wear it backwards.

One example
http://www.byhillary.com/2009/11/daisy-daisy-adair.html

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

This is so chic Erin...and I AM STOKED THAT I FINALLY KNOW THE SONG FOR TODAY! Every single day, I read the title of your post hoping to know it...and I NEVER EVER DO! And I love all types of music!

But I know this one! I know this one!!! YAY ME!!!!!!!!!

By the way, you couldn't look any more chic than you do today...and know you are forcing me to go purchase that damn belt for 25 bucks!

Erin said...

Gorgeous necklace!

Linda said...

Yeah Man. walk those stairs!

I start my morning off with Tony Little, he is annoying, but there is somthing about him I like. I'm sure it's the pony tail.

Love the shoes, love it all.

Glad you tummy is better.

Franca said...

well done on the stair climbing! that belt rocks!

Kathryn said...

I love the shape of this outfit on you. I have looked longingly at that belt a few times both in brown and black. I may just have to get it sometime. Good for you taking the stairs! You'll be ready for your skinny pants really soon. Keep it up!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

Love this outfit, you look great! Glad to hear you're feeling better.

I have a coral necklace similar to that, thanks for reminding me!

K said...

This whole outfit is just great. I adore that necklace!

futurelint said...

That necklace is GORGEOUS and I love the corset-y belt! I always go up and down my spiral stairs 10 times while using my sonicare toothbrush... it's weird to be panting and brushing at the same time but I hate to waste those 2mins in the morning not doing anything but brushing (I'm nuts, I know)

Sal said...

Glad that belt is getting some love - it looks fantastic on ya!

Lauren said...

Love the outfit! I love the styling and the pop of red with the gladiator sandals give it an awesome edgy feel!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I hate stomach bugs!

I'm really loving the belt and the sandals with this - very edgy!

Jane W. said...

Fabulous all around! Masterful belting and layering, use of nude-ish shoes for legginess, and placement of pop of red!

myownlittleuniverse said...

i love it! all of it! black and white with a splash of red is my favorite! you look great :)

Alannah said...

My fave colour combo!! Is that a new blouse, or something you just haven't worn much? It's awesome.

So glad you're feeling better!

XOXO

WendyB said...

The one consolation for a stomach virus is feeling thin for a day after.

Until I load up on salty food.

myedit said...

I'm glad you are feeling better and wearing this lovely outfit.
I thought I had a stomach bug yesterday too but it just turned out to be too much sushi...

Jamie said...

Good job on the stairs! I stayed on the elliptical today a bit longer then usual with my skinny jeans in mind.