Friday, May 1, 2009

Skirts and Tops and Shoes, Oh My!

Last week I wrote about trying on a cute skirt and top and how surprised I was to have tucked it in...can you believe that I went back two more times and tried the outfit on? I am not normally so indecisive when it comes to buying clothes, but I think it was the skirt aspect that was throwing me. For years, the most leg I've shown out in public has been the bit of calf that my capris don't cover - and I'm short, so believe me, they cover most of my legs!

Anyway, between try-ons 2 and 3, Jeff called with the news that his school's annual gala dinner is this Saturday, which sent me into overdrive-panic mode on getting something fairly nice to wear! I finally made him go with me, and grabbed that outfit off the rack again, along with a dress.

Now here's where it gets funny: Jeff watches What Not To Wear with me (he would kill me if he knew I was telling on him!) and he said about the skirt outfit (and I quote) "it kind of cuts you in half." So I put on the dress, which had a nice empire (yes, I know this from watching the show) waist, and we both agreed that it was much more flattering. I'll pair it with a nice little black cardigan, my black patent-leather clutch (Stacy: "A nice clutch") and an awesome pair of bad-ass shoes that I bought to go with the dress. Should be dressy enough for the gala, and I can also tone it down with my turquoise cardigan (the one I'm wearing in my profile picture) and a more casual pair of black sandals for our big work reception, which is a week from today. Oh...wanna see the dress?!?

I am loving the mix of colors in it!


And here are the bad-ass shoes - with them, I'm almost 5'5"!

I'm hoping to have a decent picture taken in this outfit - if I can get one, I'll post it.

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Thanks to everyone for your comments about my work whine. I feel so validated in my displeasure over working on Saturdays! I'm looking to see what else is out there - so far, nothing (we live in a pretty small town), but hopefully in the near future I can make a change. Any case, my frustration level has toned down quite a bit. Could it be the result of simply deciding to make a change? I just want you all to know how much I appreciate what you had to say - thank you again!

14 comments:

  1. Shelley - those ARE some bad-ass shoes! And what a great outfit. I bet you look spectacular in it. Love What Not To Wear too and have also caught my husband sneaking a peek.

    So glad you've decided to look around for a different job. Maybe it will take a little while to find but like you said, making the decision was already probably the hardest part. I wish you luck. Any employer would be lucky to have you. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Those shoes are smokin'. My hubs would make me wear them to bed.

    Oh, and he likes What Not To Wear and scrutinizes my clothes, too. Still haven't decided if that's good or bad.

    You are going to be hawt at the gala. We better see some pics up in here!

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  3. Love the dress and the shoes! I hope we get to see a picture. I bet you will be adorable!!

    My husband would look at those shoes, and go "Do you feet hurt?" How much did you pay for those? Damn, you could have a nice pair of hiking boots for that price!"

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  4. LOVE the dress!! LOVE the shoes!!!! Can't wait to see you in them :) That is a great shape. I recently saw that a v-neck is the way to go for anyone!

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  5. Oh I love that dress and shoe combo. So totally adorable. So, are we going to see any pics of you in them?

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  6. Oops, I see you said you are going to post pics. haha
    :)

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  7. That stuff is going to look fantastic on you!!! Can't wait to see pics.

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  8. I totally agree, that dress with those shoes is going to look awesome, and now I really want a pair of those shoes for myself!

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  9. oooohhhh....hurry hurry, I wanna see what it looks like on! YAY, I love new clothes and you've definetly picked a beautiful dress and hot shoes!

    Have a good weekend!

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  10. Great outfit!! I so miss "What Not to Wear", I learned a lot from that show. I moved in August, and didn't bother getting cable TV, I survive on 2 stations!

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  11. Ooooh, I LOVE the dress! Very pretty. Can't wait for the pictures!

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  12. Love those shoes! And the dress! Can't wait to see the picture. I'm sure you'll look awesome.

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  13. What a cute dress! And the cardigan will go well with it.

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  14. Oh my gosh, totally love the dress. And those heels, are rockin' hot!

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