Sunday, Sept 23 – minor meltdown

I had all kinds of plans for Sunday, but they all fell apart. I won’t go into tedious detail, but suffice to say that it was the kind of day when the urge to roll up into a ball and disappear into some black hole located under the duvet is particularly strong.

Monday, Sept 24 – work (what else)

Skirt, Talbots; sweater, Old Navy; belt, Betsey Johnson; necklace, Tiffany’s; shoes, Nine West; bag, Arcadia

Life goes on, especially once Monday rolls around. I still hadn’t been able to shake my cold, so it was extra grumpy way to start the week. This wasn’t the outfit I had originally planned for, which contributed to my grumpiness – I hate having to re-think an outfit in a few rushed minutes. Let’s just say it’s not one of my favourites. I have now firmly decided that this skirt is too loose/large in the waist to wear “as is”; since I literally had to run out of the door, I hiked it up and anchored it with a wide belt. Hey, they can’t all be winners!

On the bright side, my nail polish was one of my faves: OPI Man of La Mancha (over Chanel Imperial).

OPI Man of La Mancha

Tuesday, Sept 25 – work

Pants, Dana Buchman; top, Nine West; jacket, White House Black Market; shoes, Ellen Tracy, bag, Arcadia; ring & necklace, Swarovski

The jacket here was a last minute (happy) substitution, but I think it really worked. The silver thread in the jacket picked up my nail colour (China Glaze OMG).

China Glaze OMG

And because you probably can’t see it, here is a close-up of my ring.

Swarovski “Marie” ring

Wednesday, Sept 26 – work

Skirt, Tahari; jacket, DKNY; top, H&M; tights, Givenchy (via Winners); shoes, LAUREN Ralph Lauren; earrings, Swarovski; bag, Louis Vuitton

I call this my “Sicilian widow” look. Loved the triple layering of lace (top, blazer, tights). This is as close to “conservative” office wear as I get these days; it was lucky that I ended up wearing this on a day when I had a (rare) client meeting (which I had not realized would be in person – oops!).

On my nails, I wore Zoya Yasmeen – a lovely colour but, in retrospect, perhaps not the right choice for this outfit. If I were to have a do-over, I would probably pick either a bright colour (red or coral) or a vampy one (like Chanel Vendetta, to really go with my theme.

Zoya Yasmeen

Thursday, Sept 27 – work

Dress, Isaac Mizrahi for Target; jacket, Joe Fresh; belt, Betsey Johnson, shoes, Stuart Weitzman; earrings & bracelet, Swarovski; bag, Louis Vuitton

I love, love, love this Isaac Mizrahi for Target dress I picked up at Value Village! Navy is such an underrated colour, too. I’ve worn this exact outfit at least 2 or 3 times before, and I wanted to fit it in one more time before Fall really kicks into high gear.

My nail polish was Chanel Quartz. Here is a closer look at my lovely earrings (a birthday gift from my husband):

Swarovski earrings

Friday, Sept 28 – work

Jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch; shirt, Gap; sweater (swapped); shoes, Jules & James; earrings, Winners; bag, Arcadia

I normally wear jeans on Friday, which is “casual day” at work. I was planning to switch things up a bit, again taking advantage of the relatively warm weather, by wearing my bright red skinnies, but I decided at the last minute to stick to my regular skinny jeans. Maybe I’ll be braver next time.

For my polish, I picked Chanel Sky Line (a big hit with the ladies at work). And I wore a couple of my fave bracelets:

Charm bracelet, Links; crystal bracelet, Swarovski

Saturday, Sept 29 – grocery shopping, errands, pedicure

Dress, Banana Republic; cardigan, Winners; belt, Betsey Johnson; earrings, Swarovski; bag, Arcadia

My mom is Luka’s primary care-giver while I’m at work; from time to time, I try to “pay” back her generosity (and patience) with some pampering that she would not otherwise get for herself, like a pedicure. I knew that she’d been having a tougher than normal week with Luka being under the weather, so I thought this would be a perfect time for a little R ‘n R. So off went the mom & grandma team to Sunshine Nails for a much-deserved treat, while the “boys” stayed home to enjoy some English Premier League soccer. Hence, my oh-so-stylish footwear. As for the pose – in my defence, it was a blindingly bright day.

On my nails, I wore a light pink Catherine Arley polish (please excuse my cuticles):

Catherine Arley pink holo

So that’s another Remix Challenge week all wrapped up!

12 Comments on The Remix Challenge: week 2

  1. Change of nail polish daily? WOW.
    Just curious, do the ladies in the office check your outfits out all the time?
    (I would, if I was there!)

    • LOL! Not really, I work with some stylish ladies, so I’m hardly a stand-out 😉

      This was definitely a polish-heavy week. Do you like that I show you the polishes too? Or does it distract from the outfit pics? I’m debating continuing to take the polish shots – my new camera is too crappy for close-ups …

  2. I hate when I have to change up outfits last minute too – and then you get to the office and realize that nothing works. I love Tuesday’s outfit (the Chanel-esque jacket, the patterned shirt, the pops of red!) and thought it was my favourite for the week until I scrolled down to Wednesday. One word: Wow! I love how the lace on the jacket picks up the lace on the top and the patterned hosiery. It’s an excellent example of monochromatic dressing where you’re playing with texture instead. Yes, it’s an all black outfit, but it’s very interesting. I especially love the jacket – I would wear that piece with everything!

    • Honestly, it’s almost funny … I can be guaranteed to have a crappy day if it starts with an outfit change (or three).

      If you like the tights, you should check out Winners! The jacket I got at Goodwill for $6 – can’t beat that 🙂

  3. Loving Thursday, Navy is such an underrated colour. Looks great on you. i wish I had more confidence to wear dresses into work without someone thing I’m off to a job interview!!

    • It really depends on the work place, doesn’t it? I love that my job allows me to wear separates (and dresses) almost all of the time. I can get dressed up, but don’t have to wear suits!

    • I don’t always change it every day, but most days. I get bored easily, LOL! And so, no, it’s not just for the challenge. Although I could probably make it part of the challenge, considering my polish stash.

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