Monday, April 15, 2013: work

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Skirt, Zara (thrifted); jacket, Joe Fresh; turtleneck, Winners; brooch, vintage; shoes, Tory Burch (consignment); bag, Chanel (consignment)

After the umpteenth weekend snow storm of the year, I was feeling rather somber come Monday. Black and blue seemed like an appropriate combination, livened up by a bit of bling. [Hint: it’s a sneak preview of what will be featured in this month’s “What I Bought” feature.]

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Courtesy of eBay

Tuesday, April 16,2013: work

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Sweater, Joe Fresh; blouse, J. Crew (consignment); shoes, Enzo Angiolini (swapped); bag, Coach (vintage)

Obligatory “pants day”. This is also likely to be the day when I feel least inspired. I’ve done this blouse/sweater combo before, and I really like it, so I threw it together with my black work pants and hoped for the best. And looky here what the day brought:

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Courtesy of my wonderful husband

One more, because I couldn’t stop staring:

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They may be traditional, but there is something about roses …

Wednesday, April 17, 2013: busiest day of the year

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Dress, Pink Tartan (consignment); shoes, Kenneth Cole (thrifted); necklace, Tiffany; bag, Chanel (consignment)

Two big work deadlines, an educational seminar, and a doctor’s appointment meant that I barely paused for breath today. Luckily, I wore one of my wrap dresses, so at least I was comfortable doing all that running around.

Thursday, April 18, 2013: work

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Skirt, Valentino R.E.D. label (consignment); blouse, Talbots (consignment); cardigan, Winners; shoes, BCBG Girls; pearls, vintage (gift); earrings, vintage

You know how some days, there will be one particular item that just calls your name? Today, it was pearls. One of my close friends, who shares my current obsession with vintage costume jewelry, generously shared some of her recent estate auction swag with me; one of the pieces I ended up picking was a short string of (faux) pearls, which I couldn’t wait to pair with my rhinestone-and-pearl clip-on earrings. The rest of the outfit was just an excuse.

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Pearls + florals – so pretty!

Friday, April 19, 2013: is it Saturday day?

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Sweater, Old Navy; necklace, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Stuart Weitzman; bag, Chanel (consignment)

Sorry about the blurry pic! Blame it on getting woken up too early by a toddler eager to start his day. I was supposed to wear this outfit a few weeks ago, and kept putting it off for various reasons. Its time finally came, and I was pretty happy with it. Nothing ground-breaking, but a decent way to end a week that start not too auspiciously. Later, I finally got a long-due haircut and the result looked like this:

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Mika (at Ricci Hair) is a genius!

See you next time!

8 Comments on Remix Challenge: Week 31

  1. I like Monday and Friday the best! Your wrap dress is very nice too.
    Beautiful flowers; such a lovely surprise.
    Nice hair cut; it suits you so well!

    • Nothing like flowers for cheering up a so-so day! And thank you for the compliment – though I like my hair this length, I CAN’T wait for it to grow out fully. Already planning my next ‘do …

  2. Love the haircut! Looks fabulous. I recently got a wrap dress from Le Chateau that is also comfy and looks professional – its defintiely a go to!

    • Well, yes and no 😉 I recently just got a trim, to keep it looking decent during the grow-out period. I last cut it short about 8-9 months ago. Which, in all fairness, isn’t that long ago. A year before that I had sworn that I would never cut it again. LOL! It never stops!

  3. I love the Thursday look. Also, the broach (Monday) – What a stylish accessory – très elegante, ma chère …