Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I've been working from home these past few days due to Irene --- my daughter's daycare doesn't have power, so poor thing's brain is fried from all the TV that she's watching while momma works.

I'm tired of lounging around in my PJs all day, so I finally pulled on some real clothes - I have a thing for orange these days

Shirt - Gap (50% off during last year's Black Friday sale )
Shorts - J.Crew (about $10? Outlet, on sale to boot)
Ring - H&M
Necklace - Forever21

Friday, August 05, 2011



I bought this jacket a few weeks ago and I have been on the wall about it ever since.

The quality is great. It is classic and polished. And the sales lady was so complimentary about how it looked on me. Add the fact that it was on sale, with additional 50% off, plus I had a coupon for another 30% off it made me hold on to it tight and march straight to the counter. 

However, once home, I was concerned that it may be too "old" for me. And it is slightly looser than I am used to.

 It's slightly difficult for me to find clothes that fits sometimes. I'm not short enough to be "petite" (the size is more accurate, but the placements of things such as buttons always end up in the wrong spot) but am relatively small that usually, I drown in normal size 0 clothes.

 It took awhile for me to find an outfit that I liked to go with it. And since then, it became simpler to match.


Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of time and perseverance.

Jacket - Ann Taylor (on super sale - $40)
Tank - H&M ($6)
Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft (30% coupon - $40)
Belt - Banana Republic (sale - $10)
Watch - Guess (From outlet. I've had it for eons! I bought it during my first trip to the US, when we went to visit my brother who was in college, oh, about 14 years ago?)
Shoes - Ann Taylor Perfect Pump (40% coupon)
Bag - Gucci (from outlet)

(Sorry for the pictures' lighting...I got home late from work that day)

Movie Inspiration

I love sappy romantic comedies. Among my favorites are While You Were Sleeping, You've Got Mail and The Wedding Planner.

Typical chick.

In The Wedding Planner, Jennifer Lopez plays...well....a wedding planner. She's organized, anal, prepared, meticulous, put-together and have fabulous outfits. All the things I want to be. Well, only if you replace "anal" with "precise". I do not care for the fact that the story was really about an engaged man falling in love with another, but I suppose it happens enough in real life that I should just get used to it.


One of my favorite outfits was the red dress she wore during the tango scene. I LOVE that dress. I LOVE ballroom and Latin dances. And having Matthew McConaughottie (!) as your partner definitely bumps up "fun" factor. And there's something indescribably knee-melting about a guy who knows how to dance. Not the bump and grind stuff, but real dancing. 

I've been looking for a dress similar to that for awhile now. And I finally found one!

It is super twirly, the color is red-hot and I love it.
Happy birthday to me.