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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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Black & Tan

 

It’s been a crazy week, and I’m exhausted, it’s only Thursday?  I think you can tell from this picture how tired I am.  Oh well, not every picture or day can be our very best.  At least I felt good in this outfit – which is a sure way to brighten an otherwise dragging week!

I’m loving these pants I just got from Anne Taylor Loft.  They’re so retro and comfortable.  Dressy but don’t need dry cleaning.

The shirt I found at Marshalls a few years ago, I love the print and the unique color scheme – marigold, tan, and black with spots of peacock blue-green.  Sadly, the cut of it is so blousey that it makes me look like I’m slouching with no shoulders.  For this reason, even though it’s silk I’ve kicked it out of the VIP section of my closet and have relegated it to my work wardrobe.  This isn’t anything to be ashamed of, but it’s probably the shirts last stop before it hits Good Will in a few more years for someone else to slouch around in.

Cropped Black Pants, Ann Taylor Loft, ’11 See them here (I bought my a lot tighter than the model shows them because I hate baggy pants!)

Silk Blouse, Marshalls, ’07

Shoes, Nordstroms, ’06

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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 27

I had to work today, an Oscar party at my office.  I normally don’t watch the Oscars, and could mostly care less about who wins what.  This is ironic given that I work in Hollywood in the oh-so-glamorous movie industry.  The only thing I really like is seeing the dresses and how people put things together.  I don’t have much occasion to wear floor length ball gowns but it is interesting how style choices made by stars and their stylists trickle down to us lowly masses.

I have to say I really loved the red dresses that appeared.  I’m predicting that red dresses will star showing up in every-day wear.  See all the dresses on MSN’s Entertainment page.

I decided to wear my red dress one last time this month.  But since I was running around managing the catering crew I needed to wear flats.  It looks a lot less dressy with the boots, but it’s functional so I guess that’s all you can hope for on a day when you’re running around.

I love this dress and I’m so glad I got it.  I think it will be a work-horse year-round, even though I’ll probably wear it out before I get tired of it – which usually happens with dresses from H&M.

 

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30-30 Day 24

Almost over!!  Are you as excited for this exercise to be done as I am?!  Despite my boredom I tried to put together an outfit I’d really feel good in today.  Success!  I feel great and I love the color combination of plummy purple and light pink.  With just a few sequins thrown in for good measure!

I realized last week that I really only picked out two bottoms that I can wear to work day in and day out.  Two bottoms for 30 days is a little rough.  The other pair of jeans requires heels (can’t do that all day when I am on my feet) and the other skirts are great but too fancy or too eye-catching to work as neutrals.  Well I made it – despite my picking mistakes.

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30-30 Day 22

I tried my hand at both adding color to this outfit and wearing the scarf around my neck.  My sister got this from China for me and I love the graphic print and bright colors.  However, wearing the smaller scarf still confounds me.  All day I felt like a flight attendant.  Maybe it was the skirt and the black/white color combination that made me feel waitressy.  It might have worked better with jeans on the bottom – in fact now that I see my style inspiration they’re both wearing jeans.

See inspiration here and here

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30-30 Day 17

I missed day 16 because I was sick – yuck.  I slept all day, so obviously there wasn’t an outfit involved.

I threw on the navy tank top under the black sweater because I was out of undershirts.  I didn’t realize it would show up, but it is a happy accident.  I love the navy, black and pink together!

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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 8

This isn’t exactly a remix – since I’m wearing a total of 2 things.  But I also used this month as an opportunity to wear things that I like but don’t get around to wearing often enough.  This dress is one of those items.

I love the color and the fact that it has ruffles but not in an overly prissy way.  I added the boots for an extra dose of whoop-ass.  I feel like the color is more wintery, but maybe with sandals it would also work in the spring.

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February!

I love this month, it has my birthday (which I love and never want to get annoyed by as I get older!) and Valentine’s day!  People give V-Day a bad rap, but it’s nice, especially in a month that in some parts of the country has little else going for it!  February can be that dreary dead time of year when there’s nothing to look forward to except the dreary dead March, my personal least favorite month.

Picked out my 30 for 30 (really it’s 30 for 28) late Monday night, and had a cool idea for showing you what I picked but work has been so busy there’s no time to goof off (imagine that!).  So it will have to wait until later this week.

Here’s a really crummy indoor (read with flash) shot of what I wore yesterday.  Didn’t get a chance to take the picture during the day – this daily picture taking business is harder than it may seem!

White Camp Shirt, Express ’09

Denim Skirt, Express, ’10

Necklace, gifted, ’09

Shoes, Nine West via TJ Maxx, ’10

Tights, Express

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