WIWTWT: Aug 23, New Dog Edition

Cardigan: Target, purchased this weekend
Skirt: Goodwill
Tank top: Old Navy
Shoes: Payless
Dog: Foster care with my mother

After almost a year since Kalayna died, I now have another dog.  She has spent the last 9 months as a foster dog with my mom, who just flew down to deliver her.  She’s probably around 3 years ago, 8 -9  pounds, and silly.  She finds a lot of things scary, which will hopefully improve as she gets used to her new home and living with us.  Her name with my mom has been Shaliah (aka Sh’Liiaa as I’ve been joking with a friend), and might or might not change.  I used to say that I would name my next dog Riker, and I dunno, that doesn’t seem quite right for this one.  I also thought I’d get a fresh puppy, and here is this adult dog with an unideal past.

Roxie, the downstairs neighbor Great Dane, is very interested.

My hair was curlier today than usual, even though I did my regular routine: wash it at night, sleep on it wet, get it kinda wet again in the morning, and brush.

I think I’m going to shorten the skirt by an inch or two.

August 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Dog, Links, Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 3 comments.

WIWTWT Fri, Aug 20

T-shirt: Target
Jeans: Ross
Sneakers: Payless
Necklace: It was my grandmother’s

August 23, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today. Leave a comment.

Refashion: green shorts


I turned a too-big-for-me pair of green Old Navy shorts from Goodwill into shorts that are about the right size and reasonable enough to wear although nothing special.  The rise is a little high and the fit isn’t perfect; when I took them in public for a test run it was fine, they’re serviceable and I like the color.


August 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words. 2 comments.

WIWTWT Aug 17: Dress or skirt?

Cardigan: Target
Gray dress: Goodwill
Shoes: Shoe Pavilion
Earrings: Claire’s

I bought this dress almost two years ago from Goodwill and I hadn’t worn it yet because it requires some non-negligible sucking-in of the stomach to look good.  Why was I still storing it in my closet?  Um, because I’m an optimist who believes in the power of the future?  Thanks to the magic of my beloved 3/4 sleeve black cardigan from Target, it became an office-appropriate skirt.  It will be even more office-appropriate next time when I wear it with nude underwear instead of black.  There wasn’t a problem today, exactly, and at the same time not a not-problem either…  (Don’t bother squinting at the screen, I’m wearing different undergarments in the pictures.)

August 18, 2010. Tags: , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

WIWTWT Aug 16: Haircut edition

T-shirt & Shoes: Target
Skirt: Goodwill, refashioned into my size
Hair: By Amina at Snapdragon Salon

I got my hair cut over the weekend for the first time in a year and a half, which is a bit  more time than my usual 9-12 months between haircuts.  It’s not cheap, especially after a large tip, and it averages out with the infrequency.  I got a lot of comments at work: mostly compliments, plus a few “Oh my, you cut your hair… What do you think, do you like it? That’s what matters then” and “I wish I were brave enough to cut my hair that short, I just can’t give up my long hair, I love it”.

August 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Links, Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 2 comments.

What I Wore to Work Today: Thu, Aug 12

Cardigan: Goodwill
Tank top: Old Navy
Skirt and shoes: Target

I took my migraine prescription in the morning at work and was so relieved when it took effect, especially since it was already in my system before the bad wave of nausea.  (Those suckers are like $20 each from my health insurance account, it’s such a waste to throw it back again.)  I was doing relatively well when I got home, which is what you see.  Since the picture has been adjusted to a warmer color temperature and was when I was feeling pretty good, think about what feeling bad looks like.  The next day I left work at noon, took another migraine pill, and slept the rest of the day.  I’m hoping things will start looking up soon.

August 16, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

WIWTWT Aug 11 Dress & Cardigan

Dress: Forever 21 (7 years ago, when I was 21!)
Cardigan & Sunglasses: Target
Belt: Came with a shirt from Xi
Shoes: Shoe Pavilion
Necklace: Claire’s

The dress is strapless, and hey look it becomes office-appropriate with a cardigan!  Is there anything cardigans can’t do??

August 15, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 1 comment.

WIWTWT Aug 10 Old Blue & Black

Shirt & belt: Target
Pants: Mall store I still don’t remember
Black flats: Ross

This is an outfit I used to wear a few years ago, except with different shoes that I don’t remember, I just know I didn’t own these ones until last year.  I was a big fan of this top with jeans on Fridays, too, a pair of jeans that have long since been retired from their office-appropriateness.

As I was getting ready for work this morning — a minimal process, as you’ve been able to see from my lack of make-up/contact lenses/hairstyling etc — I felt like it was late 2007 again.  Who will get the Republican nomination for president?  Is it Fred Thompson?  I bet it’s Mitt Romney, that fellow has presidential hair if I ever saw it.

August 11, 2010. Tags: , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

WIWTWT New orange graphic blouse

Blouse: Ross, new over the weekend
Cardigan & belt: Target
Skirt: Goodwill
Shoes: Shoe Pavilion
Earrings: Claire’s

The daily photo shoots occur right after work so that I’m still in my What I Wore To Work Today clothes.  Usually we go around the corner, out of sight from the downstairs neighbors’ patio where they’re sitting outside having a cigarette because apparently while I’ll put it on the internet for everybody to see, I’m somewhat sheepish about the picture-taking process.  There are frequently a dozen or so photos that I delete and sometimes I crop my head off the remaining ones.

For some reason I liked almost all of this day’s pictures.

After I put my sweater on, to show how I looked most of the day in my refreshingly cool office, I realized there was lint on my skirt.

August 11, 2010. Tags: , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. Leave a comment.

What I Wore to Work Today: Aug 6 Balcony edition

Cardigan:Refashioned into shorter sleeves from Goodwill
Tank top: Old Navy
Jeans: Goodwill
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Claire’s

Oh hey look, my skin is the same color as the pale stucco walls.  Neato?

August 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, What I Wore to Work Today. Leave a comment.

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