Monday, November 15, 2010

Cheat Cheat Never Beat

I managed to stick with 30 for 30 over the weekend (no pics, it was boring mommy weekend wear--jeans, sweaters etc.), but was ready to bust out of the list today. I have this dress that I want to love...I keep trying to make it work, accessorize it into stylishness, but I don't know if it's ever going to get there:

It's jade green with a white grid pattern. I think I got it on super clearance from Shade. It requires a belt or else it looks like a 1960's insane asylum uniform. Add some paper slippers and you're there. I used a pale blue/yellow/peachy-pink patterned vintage scarf for a belt, threw on my fave ginormous cap sleeve cardigan and a glitter butterfly necklace. But. I thought it might be too crazy for work. So I changed the dress to this:

And I regret it. This is an olive green cotton dress, also from Shade, and I don't like the length. It goes down past my knees. And I had to push the sleeves up to fit inside the cardigan. It's okay, but the first choice was so much more fun, and even if I felt a little crazy in it, it would have been worth it to try it out. Maybe later on. Remember people: first thought, best thought!

Sorry for the fuzzy iPhone shots. Yes, this is one of those blogs with crummy pictures. Deal with it. 

In other cheating news, I went back on my promise to not make any unnecessary purchases through the end of the year and bought a $10 contents-unseen packaged grab bag of Sally Hansen polishes and nail tools from Rite-Aid. I saw one on eBay that had TWO discontinued, limited-edition shades from the Tracy Reese Spring 2009 collection (Night Hydrangea and Azalea), and instead of buying that for $24.99 I thought I'd take a chance and buy one at Rite Aid to see if it it MIRACULOUSLY had the same or similar shades in it. It didn't, of course, but I think there are 3 (out of 5) wearable colors in it, plus a top coat, a cuticle pen and some other good tools in it. So, after that I really shouldn't get the one on eBay, right? No, of course not. That would be ridiculous? Right? Right. Totally not going to do it. But I might go look at the listing again...

1 comment:

  1. The first outfit was totally cute! The second one was great too.