polka dot dress: old (similar here) jacket: old navy shoes: seychelles sunglasses: ray ban clutch: vintage yellowbracelet: jcrew headband: banana republic
still in love with sonoma…
after a full day of rain the sky was clear and the weather was warm. i can’t complain about the rain though because it was so relaxing and it gave us the perfect excuse for a spa day. our trip to sonoma was fantastic, although i think i may have gained ten pounds from eating soooo much (food posts to follow). anne kept saying “you are on vacation and if you don’t gain weight you didn’t have enough fun!” well, we had fun all right! as for my outfit, my dress is about ten years old which is vintage for my closet. i still love it. polka dots are always classic and easy to wear and mix with just about anything. another obsession? navy blue-i just can’t get enough!
dress/blouse/necklace: f21 booties: lucky brand (on sale here) denim jacket: old navy watch: dkny (similar: slurge here, bargain here) sunglasses: ray ban wayfarer
what a lovely friday afternoon! it was filled with eating a yummy vietnamese sandwich from saigon sandwiches (i LOVE me a good vietnamese sandwich), exchanging outfit shots after lunch in about five minutes flat, watching an intriguing documentary on street style photographer bill cunningham, and getting my nails done by erika, nail artist extraordinaire of teachers have lives too (check out her nail art here!). it was certainly a blissful afternoon. the sun was shining and i was able to spend some qt with my blogger in crime, erika. another awesome part of my day was feeling so comfortable and free in my outfit. it was like wearing pajamas to work, except more stylish and workplace appropriate. what do you think, more fashionable than pajamas? please say yes, please say yes (hehe). i hope you had an awesome friday too.
sweater: vintage (a gift from chime) denim:levi’s jacket: old navy booties:lucky brandbelt/bracelet: jcrew (similar belt on sale here) earrings: nordstrom watch:micheal korssunglasses: anthropologie
not to toot my own horn, but i’m happy to say that i have made it over half way through my challenge without buying any clothing, not even a pair of socks! the challenge was 45 days without buying clothes, accessories, shoes, or make-up. i have to say i’m taking more from this experience than i originally anticipated. i’m saving some money, realizing that i don’t need to buy new clothes all of the time, and that yes, my shopping habit was getting out of control. i have read many bloggers discuss how their blog led to shopping with the thought, “this would be great for the blog” in mind. i found myself doing the exact same thing! i’ll admit i almost fell off the anti-shopping wagon this week- but i overcame the impulse and felt stronger as a result. upon finishing this challenge, my goal is to go on a serious budget and use this blog to share all of the bargains i find.
p.s. i haven’t had as many outfit posts lately because there was a bit of a camera snafu- it wasn’t the camera’s fault, but mine. oh how i love you, nikon p7000 and don’t you forget it! the issue has been resolved and i’m so happy to be back in outfit post action!
i hope you had a wonderful week and that your weekend is even better!