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I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad

It’s gotten cool again here, and as I was sorting through my dresser I realized I’ve worn these pants very few times this winter.  They’re fine wale cotton corduroy which makes them feel too heavy for summer.  Being this bright shade of red they’re not really everyday type pants but they’re fun to break out now and then and the cut is very comfortable.

I wore my favorite boots in a new way in this outfit too, underneath the pants, instead of the pants tucked in.  These pants are cut straight and when tucked in tend to blouson from the boot top – which is a funny look.  It makes the boots like a completely different pair of shoes to wear them this way.

This outfit strikes me as very all-American.  The classic work clothes of the working man.  The classics never go out of style even though the cuts and colors change a bit as time goes by.

Chambray Shirt: H&M, ’10

Red Corduroy Pants: J. Crew, ’07

Boots: Rockport, ’10

Watch: Fossil, ’10

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Modern Old Hollywood

This outfit got rave reviews by everyone at work.  Several people said, “You look so elegant, so old Hollywood!”  Everyone wanted to know what the occasion was, but I just smiled and nodded and graciously accepted their compliments.

The dress was so comfortable and flattering, it was much more body conscious than some long dresses can be.  The jersey (t-shirt) fabric kept it from being super dressy.

It was a beautiful day here, and spring may finally be in the air here in LA!

Dress – Max Azria via TJ Maxx, ’11

Shoes – BCBG via N Rack, ’11

Denim Jacket – H&M, ’10

Scarf – Street Market, Florence Italy, ’04

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30-30 Day 9

Trying out a new color combination today, lime with navy tights.  Oddly it ties together with my wild multi print leopard print shoes, which have both colors in them.  The shirt looks more yellow in the pictures, but the color is more like the sketch – acid lime.

I washed my hair finally – so the big sexy curl is gone and I’m back to my normal curls.

I had to wash some of my shirts last night.  The only downside of having such a limited wardrobe – things need laundering more often.  But I really don’t think the average joe could even tell that I’m rotating the same 30 things – which really makes you realize how little you actually need – again!

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30-30 Day 6

Running errands and hanging out with friends.  One of my friends thought this looked very euro with the bright tights.  I wanted to be comfortable in flats but not boring.  You can see the tank top (which isn’t in my 30) but I was wearing it more as a foundation piece since I never took off my sweater.

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Bright Leopard Print and Stripes

Capturing the last rays of daylight I snuck into my friends back yard to take this picture.   Now I’m struck by all the bright green.   These shoes are crazy, multi leopard print.  When I first saw them in the store I thought, “who would buy those?!”  And then later in TJ Maxx I nabbed them and haven’t looked back since.  So fun!

Shirt: N Rack, ’10

Sweater: Armani Exchange, ’09 (such a cozy sweater!  Have almost worn it out, sadly.)

Skirt: Express, ’10

Tights: Express (They make the best mid price tights!)

Shoes: Nine West, via TJ Maxx, ’10

Necklace: Express, ’09 (Gift from my sister)

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