It’s a new year, but I’m still working on wrapping up outfits from 2009. After these are done, I’m going to try to keep my outfit posts a little closer to when I actually wear the outfit. Also, thanks to your suggestions on my quick reader survey, I’m tweaking my posts a bit. Monday through Friday, there will be an outfit post every morning. Etsy Love will now be midday on Wednesday, right in the middle of the week. I’m also going to start a Link Love post on Friday afternoons, that will showcase my favorite links of the week. Saturdays will be ongoing blog projects, like Wardrobe Inventory, Shopping Ban, etc. Sundays will rotate between Shoe Lust and other topical posts, such as book reviews.
I’m also working on taking pictures at more interesting locations. I recently discovered that the top floor of a parking garage makes for an interesting location. The views are fun and they’re usually devoid of people. The view from this first photo is kind of amusing to me, because you can actually see two of my former places of employment in the background. I guess I’ve had quite a few jobs on campus.
That green sweater vest in the first image is a recent re-construction project. A few weeks ago, I got a green lambswool sweater at a clothing swap. But it had a problem -I have to wear a layer underneath it, otherwise it’s insanely itchy, but the sleeves were too snug to allow any layers underneath. So I cut off the sleeves, sewed up the armholes and made the neck into a deeper V. Voila! New sweater vest for no money! You’ll be seeing this a lot while Florida is “chilly”
I really wonder how I ever managed to not own heather grey tights before. These have quickly become my favorite pair of tights, so much so that I’m thinking of buying an additional pair.
I’m wearing my mom’s ring again for a pop of color in this outfit, and I thought you might appreciate a close-up.
And this is nothing but a gratuitous cat picture with my baby, Elvis (who’s not really a baby, at 14 years old). After losing Brownie a few months ago, it greatly saddened me to realize how few photos I had of me and her together. I want to make sure that doesn’t happen with Elvis.
Dress: Ella Moss (My Mosh Posh)
Long Sleeve Tee: Issac Mizrahi for Target
Sweater Vest: Gap (re-conned)
Socks: Bella (Village Shoes)
Boots: Dansko Risa (Ebay)
Scarf: Spun and knit by me
Purse: Morelle City Bag
Earrings: Sara Westermark
Ring: from my mom
Quote: The Edge of the World, Shel Silverstein (from Where the Sidewalk Ends)