Friday, January 21, 2011

I Get This Feeling I'm In Motion

This is from Tuesday. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I got dressed and Nathan drove me to work today and I plan to try and hang for at least half a day. Not sure I'll make it much longer than that without my meds (can't take them and drive myself home and my car is still here from Wednesday!) but I'm giving it my best shot!

This is probably the most amazing outfit I will ever wear. It was perfect in every way.

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To be honest, I was not originally pleased with the pictures, but then Alannah and Suze gave me just the boost I needed to see how well they actually came out.

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Sunday I had an AMAZING day with my friend Taryn, who I had not seen in at least a year. We went to see “Country Strong”, shopping and then to dinner at Cheesecake Factory. While we were at Nordstrom Rack, Taryn found this amazing cape. I have been trying on capes ALL WINTER and none of them have looked right on me until this one. Just LOOK at those ridiculous shoulders, they are amazing.

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It’s more of a Fall/Spring weight cape, but we were blessed with an unseasonably warm day on Tuesday so I sprang at the chance to wear it just once this season (oh, you know I’m trying to find ways to make it work before Spring, I will.)

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The other thing I really loved are these Aldo cammo boots with the floral dress. I actually considered these earlier this year at full price, but just couldn’t justify it. But they went on sale for less that $40 and I didn’t even hesitate. I knew JUST how I wanted to wear them, too. They were just begging to be worn with floral dresses and I am happy to oblige.

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Did you notice my hair is down? I really am trying to listen to suggestions (yours, my husbands, my co-workers...) and learn to wear it down. Having seen both a side and middle part now, which do you prefer? I think the middle is easier to wear and stays off my face better but perhaps the side is more flattering and I could train it to lay that way?

Cape, BCBG via Nordstrom Rack
Dress, Tucker for Target
Tights (ugh worst tights ever. I don’t know.)
Boots, Aldo
Gloves, Target

54 comments:

EvaNadine said...

cape = amazing.
shoes = so you.
outfit = fab.

as for the hair, i still prefer your adorable little bump. but i do like seeing some variety -- maybe its just because i think i have adult onset ADD and i get bored so easily and lose my train of thought in the middle of a... --oh look, a kitty!

youre gorgeous, lady. :)

cwhf said...

That cape is all kinds of awesome. I have a black floral dress from the early 90s I still love that would pair well with it. I love the styling here.

Glad you're feeling better!

@tryjen said...

Okay, so first, the outfit is amazing, and you look amazing in it. *applause*

Second, the hair. I like it, but I think for a non-obvious reason: I'm so used to seeing your hair done up in some way, that when you wear it down, it's almost like an intimate glimpse at the more-private you rather than the 'this is my public face' you. It's neat.

Heather - Inner cupcake said...

Cape! Cape cape cape! I''m gonna have to admit that I've been looking forward to this outfit since you twitted about it earlier in the week. And it is awesome. Good luck with work today!

Erin said...

I love your hair all ways! BUT, I do think the side part adds a nice little contrast to the lovely symmetry of your face. (I might be biased since I have a side part.)

Between Laundry Days said...

Gah! (Ha! I wrote "gag!" at first, which is so NOT the sentiment I was trying to communicate!) This is perfect. It's like that cape was made for you and you alone.

I hope you're feeling better. Take it easy, lady, and don't push it. Lots of virtual hugs (those ones won't jerk you around and hurt your neck!) coming your way.

Chalkdust and Boots said...

You're right. This outfit IS amazing. I wasn't even fully on the cape train until I saw yours. AMAZING.

Also? I like your hair both up and down (I wear my hair up almost all the time, as you know, and I'm jealous of how good your hair looks down), but when it's down I like the side part - I think it's very pretty on you.

Brittany D'Lynne said...

I don't even know what to say about that cap. Amazing? Stylish? Wonderful? Heavenly?

It looks awesome on you, and the rest of the outfit is pretty great too.

overcaffeinated said...

I'm glad to see you're feeling better (just caught up on yesterday's post). Don't push yourself too much, and just take it easier than you normally would.

That cape is a.w.e.s.o.m.e.

overcaffeinated said...

I'm glad to see you're feeling better (just caught up on yesterday's post). Don't push yourself too much, and just take it easier than you normally would.

That cape is a.w.e.s.o.m.e.

Elissa said...

This outfit is amazing. Your hair is amazing. That cape is amazing. (Have I used the word amazing enough? Because seriously, it applies perfectly and I cannot think of a better adjective as of this moment.)

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better, and that Nathan was able to drive you to work. Take it easy this weekend, okay?

www.dresswithcourage. com

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Yep. This outfit is a jaw-dropper! It is awesome in every way, but the cape elevates it to unbelievable levels.

Jess said...

I am so so so in love with your cape. OMG. It is PERFECT. And you're totally rocking it.

I'm glad your back is feeling better, but I meant it when I said call/text if you need anything! I know Nathan is taking good care of you though. <3

Jennifer said...

Side part...side part...side part! I love it

Love the cape.
Love the boots.

And I'm so sorry about your back issues. Please take it easy this weekend and take care of yourself.

Brina said...

This is amazing! I LOVE the cape! I love the boots! I love the side part!

Futurelint said...

That cape is phenomenal and I love the camo/floral combo! Both parts look cute, but I personally prefer the middle part on you!

Sal said...

Beyond amazing. But then, you didn't need ME to tell you that.

A-Dubs said...

Holy crap! It's ALL awesome. ALL of it!

Erin said...

Love the cape! I found one earlier this season and it's my most favorite thing ever. Yours is uber-fab.

And I like the side part. It is very flattering to your face, and looks stylish and classic.

Rachael said...

Yes times a million to that cape! I've been looking for one that isn't at all poncho-ish, which is way harder than I imagine (might have something to do with being five feet tall, so the scale of the capes I've tried has been off). That one is amazing!

Glad you're doing better!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Awesome cape!! The structure and length are amazing. I like your hair any way you wear it but keep the side part in your repertoire for sure. It looks really good.

LaShaune said...

Love love love that cape and the boots, although I'm not a fan of camo - it works well.

Hair...really digging the side part!

Rebecca said...

The cape and the boots are amazing. I always like your pictures, and you always look amazing even when you don't think so.

Lauren said...

Adore. I just Adore this. Flowers + Camo? I would NEVER have thought of that! And that cape is sooo fabulous! Great find!

Also really love the hair :) It looks great!

myedit said...

Holy crap! Your neck pain story is crazy! Glad you are doing a bit better!
Um..... this might be my favourite outfit EVER!!!!! Your herr (hair but cooler), the cape, the dress...... goodnesssssss!

C Lo said...

I like you leaving your hair down. Honestly, the more I read your blog the only suggest I have would be to smile more. When you post candids of you actually smiling, you're really cute!

Anywho.....I like the side part best.

Kelly said...

HOLY SHIT this outfit is INCREDIBLE


also, I do like your hair down. I like the side part the best. But I like your bump too.

archives said...

zomg. erin, this is AMAZING. the cape is fantastic - i love the strong shoulders!

hope you are feeling better!

Linda said...

I love the cape! And camo boots? Awesome!

Jessica said...

LOVE!!! i have a fabu cape too but i haven't yet done a blog reveal yet...

i love your hair, period, but i think it's most flattering with a side part. gives such nice volume!

glad to hear you're on the mend. back issues are the worst...

Jessica
Surely Sonsy

Rad in BK said...

You look amazing. This outfit is amazing. I like everything about it. And the pictures are fabulous too. Glad to hear you had a nice evening out.

Abi and Simon said...

Va-Va-Voom! You look simply stunning in this outfit.

Marjolein said...

I love your hair like this! And this whole outfit is awesome, and your new glasses look so good with this! I hope your neck feels better soon, maybe it would help to get a special pillow?
Love from Holland.

Louise said...

I want to wear this outfit, head-to-toe. You've still got the best legs on the blogging block.

FEEL BETTER NOW.

Joy said...

First of all, I hope you are feeling somewhat better!

I love your hair parted on the side.

And I also love this outfit. This may be my favorite thing I've seen you in. That cape is all kinds of awesome!

Minister of Style said...

That capelet is utter perfection on you....that is all.

Tiffany said...

I LOVE this outfit. I feel like I've been living in tights and lace-up boots with florals lately, and I'm also completely infatuated with capes at the moment. This outfit is totally resonating with me :) Also loving the hair.

Sheila said...

That cape would look wicked belted...oh, I want it, I want it!

I love your hair down - you really look beautiful with a side part. You have a nice 40s movie star swoosh on the side.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you're feeling okay enough to go to work, but I hope you don't push yourself too much. And I really hope you feel better all day!

This outfit is complete and utter perfection on you! I love the sweet floral with the rugged camo. You look amazing!!!

Jilliebeanie said...

You are SO right. Every element of this outfit is GREAT.

wardrobeexperience said...

oh yes, this outfit is the most amazing outfit you ever wore... you look stunning!

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

TrophyBoutique said...

The cape: AMAZING. Kind of totally love this whole look.
30 for 30 here we come...yikes.

Collette Osuna said...

Hi Sweets....words cannot describe how awesome this outfit is..and how fab you look in it...Im sooo in love with the cape!!

WendyB said...

You're giving fierce fashion face in that first pic!

cbenavides said...

I would like to marry your cape. Please pass along my offer of undying love and a lifetime of happiness to your amazing cape. Just started reading your blog, and I can already tell I'm going to love it. Can't wait to meet you at Texas Style Council!

Jaclyn said...

Your outfit is adorable! I love how you mixed the floral skirt with the boots. So great :)

Cynthia said...

Totally agree with your assessment of this outfit - and casting yet another vote for Side Part!

Joda Babes said...

LOVE!

CessOviedo said...

Gosh! That cape is to die for! ... Gotta love Nordstrom Rack they often impress me with stuff like this! Great blog you have, ps- pictures are nice, nothing to worry about!

http://blog.cessoviedo.com

20 York Street said...

Yes, yes down definitely looks so pretty on you!

Now, let's talk about how magical that cape is!

Stay Happy and Positive!

besos,

ML


20 YORK STREET

Taryn said...

The cape looks awesome!!

Pixie in Pumps said...

this look is so amazing! I love that cape. And what a great war to style that tucker for target dress!

Vanessa said...

That cape gives off such strong lines and it's just so well structured! Sometimes capes can just make me look all rounded in the shoulder, but this one is sharp and stylish! Love it with the floral, too!

littlemissme said...

Normally a lurker but coming out of my corner to say: Fabulous cape, and a side part flatters everyone. But as I wear a bump a lot of the time, I love your little bump too.