Monday, November 30, 2009

Not Cool In My Closet - XL

Stupid but true airport story...

The day before Thanksgiving, I found myself shivering inside the airport. Alas, I had left in a rush without a coat or jacket! (It happened to be in the 70's that day.) Knowing that my destination was probably going to be colder outside than it was here inside, I went on the hunt for warmer fabrics. Not only was there nothing cute, stylish or chic, but it was all over priced souvenirs, a.k.a. junk. I refuse to pay for over priced junk. But I was still stuck with the cold weather dilemma. So after hunting down the cheapest sweatshirt I could find ($30,) I dug through the rack for a small. No luck. I took an extra large sweatshirt up to the clerk and asked if they had any other sizes. Her response?
"We sure do, we have extra extra large."

Umm, I'm 5 foot tall...

I bought the extra large.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Additions to My Closet - Small Hand Bags

I feel like I haven't been home forever! As much as I enjoy seeing new places, it's always a relief to settle down to a normal life. It's been a crazy month of travel for me, but I'm back now with tons to talk about!

I'm excited about these new additions to my handbag collection! I received these little lovelies over the weekend, (thank you Mr. H.) and I don't know which one I'll debut first. They're all small, some perfect for an evening out and some perfect for holiday shopping when I don't need to be weighed down with a large purse along with shopping bags.

Can you believe that I didn't have one small black evening bag? This one is satin with a jeweled buckle...the details are a little hard to see. But it's perfect! How come this hasn't been in my wardrobe sooner? It makes me want to dress up for a matinee of the Nutcracker! Now to convince the boyfriend...

Can you say lipstick, credit card and phone? Because that's all that'll be need in this one! I imagine I'll use this one with everything. The black and white will go with anything and even though it's small, it's quite a sturdy bag, made with a nice thick leather.

I have the perfect pair of heels for this one! Chains and black leather, classic rock and roll!

Close up of the details. I love the over sized leather paillettes!

And now for more color! This one is adorable and maybe my favorite! Once again, it's only big enough for the necessities but this tiny thing will carry me through the year.

All these bags could fit into a larger purse and taken out when the bigger bag isn't needed. (Note to all: Be sure to leave the larger bag locked and hidden in the car, as this time of year is notorious for break ins...) And I love that they can sit on a table during dinner and not take up too much space. I hate putting my larger bags on the floor, so gross and dirty!

It feels good to be home! And now I must leave it for a few hours to get some Xmas shopping done.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gift In My Closet - Vintage Adjustable Wig Strap

Ever see one of these things?

An adjustable wig strap...I can't imagine we'll be seeing Kim from The Real Housewives sporting one of these. (Sorry for the's actually in the original wrapping...)

So the idea is to clip this piece of elastic to either side your wig and then tighten it with the button under your if that wouldn't be totally noticeable?!!?

I received this lovely little vintage nugget from my friend E. who, as an avid thrifter, has the most amazing ability to find the rarest of all oddities.

Completely random, I know.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New to My Closet - Lace Top

My sister called me over yesterday to go through a bag of clothes she got from one of her co-workers and I was so excited to find this great lace top-

It has a few easy to fix holes but other than that it's a perfect fit. It's a great touch of texture and I love the high Victorian style collar.

Of course it's super girly with a floaty skirt, but I think I'd also like it layered with a cardigan, jeans and boots for a more everyday look.

My newly thrifted jacket is just right to take it to lunch.

This is a close up of the pendant I'm wearing. I love the unexpected creepiness of it with this sweet look.

Well, I'm off to Miami for a business trip but I'll be back soon, provided I make it past Hurricane Ida...wish me luck!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

In My Closet - Vintage Gloves

I received these beautiful vintage gloves and hadn't yet had the opportunity to post them but with the cooler weather setting in I decided that the time was now...

They are in perfect condition and the gather detail at the wrist give them a more glam feel.

This pair has actually never been worn...the cardboard shape hand is inside one of the gloves and still has the price tag...

I love the color name, "Chocolate Cream." Mmmm, sounds yummy, and for only $3!

The other pair is more of an ivory color and have already been worn, but only a little. I think I may try them out this winter. I can't wait to pile on the bracelets and bangles!


Friday, November 6, 2009

The Boot Saga Continues

The boots had to be canceled! Trust me, great sadness at 7 am today. I was told they'd been lost and they refunded my money but that left me sans boots.

So the hunt continues.
I found a pair at my local Bebe, but they didn't have the size or color that I wanted.

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This is the Madison, which the lovely girls found at another store and ordered for me. They look promising but I'm not so sure about the corset look up the back...

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Sorry for the small pic...They are returnable so if I hate them I'm not stuck with them. I tried them with my jeans in the brown which was very pretty, and they fold over at the knee which makes them more versatile.
Of course I'll be out of town when they arrive-business trip (and probably computerless...) so I guess this is becoming a lesson in patience...I wait...