Monday, May 17, 2010

That's Me

Wow!  Thanks everyone for participating in my shoe poll!  Currently, more than half of you WOULD buy the shoes!  At the suggestion of several readers, I've decided to stake out e-bay for a few days.  I did a little browsing on Saturday, and was surprised there were so many options.  I didn't find anything that I like better than the Beyond Skin shoe,  but there were a few styles that came close.  The search continues. 

Sometimes I wonder what my wardrobe would be like if I didn't have a corporate job.  Every once in a great while, I'll gaze upon my collection of high heels and question if they represent me as a person or if they are simply little extensions of my career.  Because on most Saturdays, you'll find me dressed like this:


Hat, scarf, sweater, skinnies, boots.  This is my ideal style in a nutshell.  Comfy, layered, casual, and just a wee bit trendy.  This day was chilly and windy and drizzly...as was all of last week.   We finally got some decent weather this weekend, so long-awaited spring ensembles will be coming soon.

It only takes a short while of psycho-analyzing my clothes before I come back around.  I genuinely like high heels.  Sure, I'd likely have a few less if I didn't dress up for work, but they'd still be a force in my closet.  And I would still wear pencil skirts and oxfords and fishnet tights.  I would.  Perhaps I dress down on Saturdays because it's the only day I'm able to...not because it's the only way I like to.  Variety is good.

Welcome new followers!  Did you migrate over from The Clothes Horse's super fun Flashback Friday post?  If not, check it out!  It's so much fun to see fellow fashion bloggers then and now.  And I encourage you to participate in upcoming Flashback Fridays if you so desire!

Hat:  H&M, Sweden, gift from Husband
Scarf:  San Juan Airport
Sweater:  TJMaxx
Jeans:  Lux, thrifted via Valu Thrift
Boots:  DSW


3 comments:

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

You look so cute & comfy!! I love the pairing of the purple and the green.

mademoisellehannah said...

Hello! I'm a new follower. I first found your blog on The Clothes' Horse and I loved both your old photo and your current photo, so I decided to hop on over to your blog to check it out. I like it!

I'm just beginning to enter the workforce (my first two internships are this summer), and the idea of incorporating "work clothes" versus pieces that I truly love that are appropriate for work are definitely on my mind. Thanks for proving that you don't always need to give up your own style to dress for work! (Of course, it helps that one of my internships is in the fashion industry...)

xoxo Hannah

Sadie's Momma said...

Found some shoes today:

http://www.zappos.com/nine-west-rocha-yellow

http://www.endless.com/dp/B002JM3FSG/183-8097482-9117309?ie=UTF8&creative=380333&linkCode=asn&ref_=asc_df_B002JM3FSG1120372&tag=endlesscj-20&suppressRedirect=1&creativeASIN=B002JM3FSG

I know they might not be perfect, but they're options... :)

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