Thursday, May 20, 2010

Passionate Fashion - Last In"vest"ment

I am thinking that this might be one of the last times if not the last time I can get away with the vest. It does not seem to gel well with the belly.  I love the colors of teal, khakis and black together. These shoes... are the best.... don't you think sis? These are the shoes that I found at payless YEARS ago before I got into fashion. I tried them on and LOVED them but my mother and sister talked me out of them. (This was before I got more confident in my style and clothing choices.) I thrifted these shoes a while back and I love wearing my couch shoes! (Apparently that is what they remind my mother and sister of...couch upholstery.)   
I love that a vest and khakis (and cardigan!) would normally look preppy but with the addition of the necklace, shoes, and my spiky hair do, they fit more into my slightly rockerish style.

Shirt - AT Loft
Tank - ? 
Belt - via Marshall's 
Khakis - via Maurices
Necklace and Earrings via Target
Vest - ??
Shoes - Thrifted
Cardigan- Thrifted
Bracelets - Fossil (one gifted one clearance)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Passionate Fashion - Remixing some black, white, and cream

I have been struggling a lot with my style lately. I LOVE thrifting and getting all the fun items and making them work in my waredrobe but at the same time, a part of me wishes that I had less clothing that was more streamlined and more my style. If I like to wear black dress pants with a nice shirt combo (would rather wear jeans but that isn't my choice) does that make my "style" boring to other fashion people? A big part of me wants to try all the fun skirts and dresses and all the other fun items, but a large part of me just wants nice basics and a few items with pizzazz to top them. 

How do you feel about your overflowing... or not closets? Do you have the same love hate relationship?

How would you describe my style? Let me know!

I guess now is not the time to make huge changes to my everyday waredrobe as I am not wearing most of it, but at the same time being pregnant is like building a capsule wardrobe. 
On a pregnancy note, one of my trouble areas has ALWAYS been my stomach. This is making finding shirts a little bit easier in my current waredrobe. Crazy how that is working for me. 

Things I need to find:
Jeans (Jeans are my comfort blanket. A GREAT pair of jeans is a necessity for me!)
Tank Tops - Target has a great style of tank tops that works slick for me. They just don't have a ton of color options. I will be picking up more of those though.
Honestly, other than that, I have what I need for now. I just enjoy mixing in new items. 
I am scared by some of the items that people have shared with me. They are so not MY style and when I put them on, I feel sick... (same thing I always do when I get uncomfortable)

P.S. A lady at work asked me to stop so she could "see what was going on with my pants". (Basic black pants seen above.) The only thing going on with them was that I had them rolled over at the top to accomodate said belly. It wasn't like she could see that under my SHIRTS plural. WHY??? Why be mean to the pregnant chick?

Tank- Old Navy
Shoes- Aerosole A2
Pants - Maurices
Cardigan - Thrifted
White Tee- Target
Earrings - Thrifted

What to do with the stress in your life... window shop!

I am totally in baby mode lately. Partially because I am constantly looking for items to add to my wardrobe. I am just getting round to me but I think the public thinks I am getting pudgy. Totally fine with me. I am not ready to be over encumbered by a bump. It will be here soon enough and take a while to go away. (I don't mean that harsh. I am SUPER excited but I am not good at sharing my body.)

So yesterday, I went into Hot Mama. A great store if you have the money. But it can still be hard to justify on maternity clothes. I mean I totally want the Serfontaine Jeans Suprima Atomic in Atomic coloring. I tried them on and they were AWESOME! Problem was that they were a) $198 (OUCH!) That's more than I have paid on my DAILY wear jeans... although not by much. b) a plus and a minus, they didn't have my size. I would have needed a 31. A plus because I didn't buy them. A minus because I WOULD HAVE. (OOOPS!!!) I found these since shopping online (Belly Dance Maternity)... they are on sale for $50. I SOOOOO want to buy them... ALAS husband won't let me. I mean come on... that isn't much more than a jean from TARGET! (Which I don't love!)

Other things on my wishlist for today? A damn bra! I have been wearing the same one for a couple weeks. It is the ONLY one that is comfortable. Bad!!!!  I would love to try these on but of course, the options seem to be limited when your pre pregnancy bra size is a 36 or 38DD.  So someone please send me this ( Bravado Supreme Maternity & Nursing Bra ) and this (Anita 5068 Underwire Nursing Bra) in a 36/38F? Anyone have any suggestions to try? I am getting desperate. Has anyone ever ordered from

For something that doesn't HAVE to be pregnancy related... how great is this bag? (GAP Slouchy Washed Hobo)  


That would rock as a diaper bag or as a summer bag. Put that on my wishlist.

My major purchase for the day yesterday... was a diaper bag... I am sorry, I know people buy you things but I LOVE bags and I have been chomping at the bit to buy baby things!!! I will completely and totally blame my husband as he pointed it out and said he liked it. Now he claims that was not the case. Yeah right!

Here it is! via 
 It is a BABYMEL Tool. 

Now I need to shop!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Passionate Fashion - Wind Blown

 If you can't tell, it was really windy this day. I VERY carefully set my tripod up in a sheltered area and crossed my fingers that my LOVELY camera would not hit the ground. I would CRY!

I put the hat on the cover my wind hair... you believed that didn't you? I don't have enough hair to need a hat for wind proofing! Water proofing maybe.

How do you dress when you don't know yourself. I am enjoying being pregnant but I wish I could wear my jeans and be comfortable. ( I still fit in my jeans or at least I can make them work. I am not large enough for maternity pants and due to my lack of ass, I am not sure I will be. I don't want to spend a ton of money on clothes that I don't like and won't be comfortable in. Especially not when I could make do with what I own if there weren't limitations on my wardrobe.) I am not me in dress pants as it is but right now I HATE the feeling that I am not myself.

Part of my problem is that I am not comfortable with my life right now. And when I say life, I mean my job environment. I spend my day waiting to be sniped at and wondering which direction it will come from next. I thought this was going to be my dream job, but I have to say that nothing about this job is what I thought it would be. I am not doing what I was hired to do. I am not treated the way I thought I would be... or SHOULD be. I feel so lost right now in so many ways.

You know what I want to do... take a vacation (since I can't quit).. I want to go somewhere. If I can't do that, I want to hang out at home and organize and be creative.
Navy Shirt - Kohl's
Khaki Pants - Gap Maternity 
(I was told that I have a diaper butt because there is too much pants and no butt to fill them and they would NOT say up.)
Tank Top - ?
Shoes - Zigi Soho's
Brown Hat - Target

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Notice anything?

Notice anything different?  Well first thing would be that I CHOPPED my hair. I have always wanted to be able to spike my hair. I LOVE PINK! Now I am able to spike it... sorta! I am so glad I did it as I always wanted to do it but I am thinking I will be growing my hair out again after this.

Second to notice... notice a belly? It's not really prominent but its there. My husband and I are expecting our first baby!

This will probably go along way to explaining where I have been lately. I have been SICK!

Jacket - Relativity via Herbergers
White Capris - H & M maternity
Gray Shirt - New York & Co.
Tank - Old Navy
Shoes - Dollhouse via TJMaxx

I will say sorry in advance, there is going to be a lot of baby stuff on here. I will try to keep it more clothing/fashion though but I am not sure how "fashionable" I will be.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wash out

How can you beat a jacket this SOFT! I will admit it. I have not been putting a lot of thought into my clothes lately. I have just been putting on what feels good, fits, and doesn't take a lot of thought and effort.

I don't want constricting clothing. I have been trying new combinations and working through my closet. I am making sure to wear some of my favorite clothes.

In not putting a lot of thought into my clothing, I have come up with different ways to wear the same clothes. It is weird how NOT thinking about clothes makes me go out of my box. 

Jacket - White Stag - Gifted
Khaki Pants - Maurices
Wing Tips - thrifted
White Shirt - Old Navy
Tank - Old Navy
Sunglasses - Target

Monday, May 3, 2010

Black and White

Dressy enough for work but ready for play. I am sooo ready for some play. I had to use my "vacation" time due to being sick TWICE this year. Swine FLU! Not that what I had was diagnosed but I am pretty sure I had it. Now I have NO vacation left for ANY vacation. I am at the edge of my tether. I NEED some time away from work. It is driving me out of my mind. And not in a good way. I am ready to hit the road. To where? I don't know and I don't think I really care! Anyone going anywhere fun on vacation?

White Button Down - Foxcroft via Nordstroms
Black Capris - Target thrifted
Brown Shoes - Payless
Tank Top - Old Navy

The Grass is always greener...

I have been too lazy to take pictures every day. And when I have been taking pictures, I am too lazy to load them.

I am enjoying wearing items of clothing without long sleeves. I am enjoying the warmer weather. I LOVE how comfortable spring clothes are. Summer is GREAT but you can't always wear the clothes that you want because it is too warm. Winter you have to layer on too many items of clothing.

Capris - Target
Vest - H & M
Shirt - Old Navy Outlet
Shoes - Payless
Necklace - Herbergers via Fossil
Tank - Old Navy
Glasses - Target