Tuesday, August 31, 2010

dash of birthday greetings

happy birthday, sister!  
(she's on the right and sitting down circa 1987)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

dash of stripes

ruffled top: kenar
skirt: forever21
boots: brazil via ebay

work as usual, but i said ridiculous things like:

someone else: hi, short-timer
me to the person that isn't usually friendly and is much older than me: oh hi, long-timer

someone else: you should watch the miss universe pageant tonight.  miss usa is from dearborn, michigan!  
me: ummm...
someone else: i won't be watching it because it's not on until nine and i have jet lag.
me: well, if you're not watching it then why should i?

oh wait, there's more...
someone else: what's going on there? (pointing to my screen)
me: mechanical ducts, don't worry though, i color coded all of them.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

dash week #thirteen @work

i totally failed at wearing color this week, mostly due to my hatred of wrinkles...and of ironing.  i think tuesday and wednesday's outfits were my favorites this week.  thursday i wore leggings to work for the first time and realized that no one really cares about this (except for the other two girls that also wear not-pants to work).  anyway, week thirteen was my last full week of summer work, so after next wednesday i've put in my time as a grownup for the year.  yesssss!  then i'm back to thinking land (some people call it grad school) where there will be less heels, but more boots! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

dash of no color

tunic: h&m
leggings: target
wedges: madden girl and some gray paint

dotty at sunset

chambray shirt: thrifted
navy skirt: salvaged from a forever21 dress/but really shirt length disaster (this is the bottom two-thirds)
heels: nine west

work (phone calls, emails, meeting with the banana laminate rep, then some actual work), couscous dinner, and happy feet with the short stack

p.s. yesterday's boots were inspired by some balmy weather in the low 100s, but there's no humidity here and there was some serious wind.  oh, and i just really like boots.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

dash of summer boots

dress: collective concepts
boots: brazilian riding boots from ebay
sunnies: vintage-ish

Friday, August 13, 2010

dash of white

dress: j. crew
necessary cardigan for wearing to worky: old navy
flats hidden in the grass: target

my blogographer is back in town (see above)
the perfect white summer dress hunt has ended (see above)
i totally matched my new favorite intern today (we're cool like that)
all the august birthday packages i mailed out have been received.  yes!  oddly enough the first one i sent got there last.  i blame connecticut.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

dash of blacktop

i went through a phase where i thought i should only wear brown since i have brown hair.  so yeah, i'm over it, but this pretty much sums up my entire collection of black tops.  

left to right: may26 2009, february22 2009, june10 2010, and august11 2010
top: kenar
gray plaid: thrifted express
black heels: nine west

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

dash of summer blazerness

this blazer and i became fast friends on a trip to california back in may.  now, every morning it tries to convince me that i can wear whatever silly tank top i want because it will pull the outfit together for me.  so today i decided to wear jeans on a tuesday, which turned out to be a great call since i had to climb up a ladder to take some photos.  so yeah, blazer and i are bff.

today is on the far right
blazer: theory
stripes: target
jeans: forever21
gold flats: target

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

dash of sequins

i wore sequins to work today and coincidentally was also misidentified as a new high school intern by someone i've worked with for several years. 

Friday, August 6, 2010

dash of wasabi

dress: thrifted merona
karate belt: from a big sweater

work + a field trip to learn about mining!  yay silver!  and gambling!  and animatronic miners!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

dotty gets tagged

i was tagged by natalie of pocket of presh to answer her eight questions, so here it goes:

1. What movie best describes your style?
i like certain outfits from movies, but haven't ever fallen for an entire one.  so really bits and pieces from roman holiday, you've got mail, sabrina, etc.

2. Where do you find inspiration for your outfits?
other bloggers, wardrobe remix on flickr, passersby, strangers, friends, etc.  

3. How do you feel about thrift store shopping?
my sister is a pretty serious thrifter since she has a short stack (some people call them toddlers) who always seems to be growing out of clothes.  lately, i've been viewing it as a way to experiment without much financial commitment.  i don't ever take it very seriously--i never look through the whole store or even a whole rack.  my sister and i pull a lot of things to show to each other because they remind us of a person or something we used to own.  

4. What's the next item of clothing you really want to buy?
the perfect white summer dress.  

5. What's your favorite color to wear?

6. If you could shop in any city in the world, what city would you choose?

7. Do you have an item of clothing from the past that you really regret wearing?
i had a pair of shoes in middle school that lit up.  yeah, i'm thinking that's a little bit old for that sort of thing.

8. Which is more important to you when shoe shopping, style or comfort?
style, but i end up wearing my flats more often.  

[left to right]
me wearing the softest pimp coat ever
my sister trying on the same coat a week later and accompanying sad face since we realized it was actual fur and therefore couldn't buy it
my green coat i bought in omihachiman in 2006
a trench coat i thrifted for $6 that's two sizes too big

dash of dinosaurs

myriad type and brontosauruses

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

dash of salmon

silk top: thrifted
skirt: banana republic
& some red

to work wearing COLOR! 

Monday, August 2, 2010

dotty times thirty

plaid: thrifted
sandals: sam edelman
scarf: souvenir from london

to the park with my sister and the short stack

& i'm done with my thirty!  lessons learned:
1. i could have packed only thirty items for this summer--there's somewhere in the neighborhood of eighty with me. 
2. i'm a little sick of neutral-ing it out every day after a month of it.
3. i wish i was a bracelet person, but i never make it past 10am wearing them at work.