FYI: I do this entire blog from my Droid phone (except header pic, obviously), snatching moments out of my busy work day for quick photos. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Crappy Birthday to Me!

Let's see, I lost a hearing that I believe I should have won... and Hubby is stepping down his pain meds. He's been a bit testy today. *sigh* Guess reduced opiates will to that to someone. I remember a couple of nasty days what I ran out of Vicodin after knee surgery, so I have to remind myself to be patient.

Between my phone having somehow become more difficult to blog on (my original Droid was much easier than my current Droid 3), and the laptop requiring repair, my fabled return to regular blogging is likely to be put on hold again.

I'm writing this on Hubby's iPad, pecking out individual letters onscreen with a stylus. Hate it! So slow... and I can't use the regular internet Blogger, I have to use this stupid app, which isn't great for what i do. 


I will try the Photobucket iPad app. Will html work like it does on Droid?

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>

Nope.... How about direct link?






Copy to clipboard?

Now we are getting somewhere! These photos are actually from 5/24, and show my new (longer) navy pants from C.J. Banks and new top via Bon Ton.

As you can see, they need to be taken in at the waist! 

OK, I guess I will just have to pry the iPad away from Hubby and Stinky to use until my laptop gets fixed. At least a little....

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wardrobe Orphan

What happens when you adopt something appealing to you... but it doesn't fit in with the rest of the family?


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I fell in love with the pretty pale-mint color, and the brocade, when I was at the clothing orphanage (aka consignment shop).

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It occurs to me... a bit late, I know... that the difficulty coordinating with other pieces just MIGHT be why it was in the orphanage to begin with. Like the child with severe emotional problems adopted by the well-intentioned, but woefully unequipped, hopeful parent.

But the papers have been finalized (aka it's been to the tailor), so I'm going to seek help for my new child.

I'm not even going to do the components run-down for Wednesday's outfit... it's just too depressing.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Totally New Outfit!!!

It's been ages since everything was new... I was so excited, I actually wore the same outfit two days in a row! Well, that and my back was killing me, so the easy availability of the clothes sitting on the chair was a deciding factor.

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New jacket, taken in at the bust by my clever tailor... and a new top:

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Even new pants, which I just got back from the tailor... she had to take in the waist:

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I know the photo is horrible, but Freeda has been giving me a hard time about my too-short pants. She dragged me to the mall, and wrestled my credit card out of my purse. So, how is the length on the new pants?

I've been having a bit of fun with matchy-matchy in this outfit... just check out the jacket lining (ok, the flash changed the color a scoche):

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Down to my toes in my new, expensive-as-heck, Naot sandals. OK, I confess that wanting to get blog shots of the matchy-matchy down to my toes, since I didn't think of it Monday, was another deciding factor in the Tuesday redux:

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Who am I kidding? It was the main reason... I'm such a dork! Alright, the earrings I already had:

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But the thrill of a whole new outfit is still there... eek!

Top: Talbot's via Salvation Army
Jacket: Charter Club via consignment shop
Pants: C.J. Banks (NOT Lane Bryant? I know, right?)
Earrings: via M-I-L's purge
Shoes: Naot via Shoe Doctor in Horseheads, NY

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Schitzoid Wardrobe... and Life

After work today:

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I found myself complaining earlier today that all of the shopping I had done for "Spring clothes" seems to be money wasted... over the last month or two it has been either "sweater weather" or "premature summer"!

Oh, yeah! I know I've been off the blogosphere for a couple of months, but I've been pretty busy, and awfully worn-down. After running him around for several rounds of consultations with specialists, Hubby finally had a pretty intense neck surgery in late April. I've been doing all the home stuff (with varying degrees of "crack-house" ambiance), working-- of course, and fighting off various winter illnesses myself.

March 15, for example... I wore two sweaters because it was so miserably, unseasonably cold out:

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A couple days later, desperately bored and wanting to urge spring on, I hit the local Bon-Ton with a fistful of coupons, and went to town:

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And I found this beauty:

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Just kidding... I only tried this on for funsies... that went back on the rack! But I did walk out with a huge bag of clothes. I also picked up a couple of goodies at Salvo. In early April, I went a bit nuts at a local consignment shop, but those goodies will be shown at a later time!

I took these April 8th, as you can see, it was chilly enough to require one of my new Bon-Ton tops with sleeves and a warm jacket... ugh!

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 Like my pretty new top? Hubby approved.

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These were taken April 30th, it was still bloody COLD!!!

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Freeda's purged necklace matched this new top PERFECTLY!

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I finally took a couple of days off in mid-April, so I could see my family for the first time in six months. I helped Freeda purge her closet by taking some stuff off her hands, and she took me to a firing range to shoot a pistol for the first time! And she talked me into getting a couple new pair of pants, that aren't so short as what I've been wearing... you will see those very soon!            

While I was on my "mini-vacation", I spent a lot of time with these two:

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Guess who is just like her Auntie... taking Sissy's clothes!

So Hubby is recuperating, and I'm trying to get back into my normal routine. At least as much as I can while Hubby still isn't much use around the house!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tardis Blue

I set actually foot in the gym for the first time in over a month... and I saw an exhibit of artwork by high school students as I was walking to the weight machines. I absolutely loved this one:
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Saturday night, I went to my friends' variety show, then to a late-night nosh. It was pointed out to me by one of the three Whovians at the table that my shirt is a perfect "Tardis Blue":

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Even normal people complimented me on the color! And at the show, I got a lot of compliments on this beauty:

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These earrings are the best I can do for the necklace... "inoffensive" is all that can be said, really:

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My outfit only "kind of" follows this rule:

The shirt and the pants would work, but I would prefer a cross-body bag and running shoes. I suppose the flats aren't too bad, anyway... but I picked them to be cute, not for running:

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Wait a minute... I don't run at all! Would this get me started?

First step: cardio!

Top: via TJ Maxx
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Lia Sophia
Necklace: gift from Freeda via Hija-Bee in Dearborn, MI
Shoes: Aerosoles
Bag: via consignment shop

Friday, March 8, 2013


I get to show how well the alteration on this top works out:

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But I put the color/texture photo before the "before" one for some bizarre reason... I wore different shoes today:

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So this older pic has not only a "bad hair" day... but the pre-alteration top:

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I'm thrilled that the fix looks so much better under a jacket!

The rest of the goodies:

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I really need to remember to get a better photo of this barrette... it has a beautiful "burled wood" pattern:

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No precipitation today, thank goodness for sparing my suede:

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I'm in trial-prep crunch mode for a bit, so posting and blog visits will probably be patchy for awhile... bear with me. I'll be around....

Top: via Stein Mart
Jacket: Talbot's Petite
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: via Bon Ton
Barrette: gift from Mom
Shoes: via DeGaetano's in Hornell, NY

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hot Babe... or Cool Chick?

I went into work on Tuesday, dressed for fuzzy winter weather:

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And I was too hot... that is so rare, it's pretty much unheard of. As is the step I took next:

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That heavens I wore a jacket that could actually close! I had to button the bottom, even though the jacket is still a bit snug around the hips, because I didn't want my navel ring making an unscheduled appearance. But I did have some accessories I actually wanted to be visible to the public:

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Finally! I have a decent photo of my cool new Christmas prezzie:

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The one bit of color in the outfit, I also get a kick out of the echoing of the circles on the earrings:

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I've had the jacket taken in, but 6 lbs. down, and it's looking big on me! My prim courtroom look for Wednesday:

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Which only covered my rock-chick-ish in-office ensemble:

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What stinks is that I was too warm yesterday, and told it was going to be warmer, so I deliberately dressed lighter. And was freezing! I just want winter to be over... I need to be in my kayak!

I noticed that I've been wearing my hematite accessories a lot lately:

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I actually didn't realize that my nails matched my accessories until one of my girlfriends pointed it out.

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Well, it's time for me to crash... early day tomorrow. At least I'm caught up on blogging for the moment!

Both days:

Barrette: gift from Mom
Earrings: Lia Sophia
Pants: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Aerosoles


Sweater:  Tribal via Pip's in Corning, NY
Jacket: Apt. 9 from Kohl's via consignment shop


Top: Merona from Target via Goodwill
Jacket: Charter Club from Macy's via consignment shop
Necklace: Fashion Bug