Positive: I finally got out of the house today! Negative: It was awful and rainy out.
Another positive: I've been tagged by the super awesome Wendy Brandes to discuss my basic wardrobe. Go look at her post about it, which will put my wardrobe to such shame that I refuse to even link it.
Okay, where to start?
1. Jeans: As a tall lady, I always had trouble finding jeans that didn't give me the whole "yes, I just stepped out of a flood zone" vibe. Then my salary got larger and Diesel floated on to my brand awareness radar and well, the rest is history. Skinny, wise leg, straight, whatever. I'll probably like 'em.
My favorite black Diesels with leather pockets that maybe get way more face time than they should:
(I am far too lazy to go put these on and take a proper photo, so you'll just have to deal with an accidental picture)
2. Black. Like Wendy, I am an eternal fan of the black t-shirt. Also, the black sweater, black button-up, black v-neck, black blouse, uh... the list goes on. If it's black and in shirt form, I will probably buy it.
(Black sweatshirt! with black jeans!)
3. Dresses and skirts: Once the weather turns a bit warmer, I'm a dress fiend. A little more than half of my closet is filled with just dresses--everything from vintage to Anthropologie to Betsey Johnson to Forever 21. I can't stop myself and will gladly bore you to tears if you'd like to talk frocks:
(Part of my closet)
(Some recent lovelies: hot pink is vintage, dotted is Betsey Johnson and button bib is Delia's)
One of my all time best ebay buys....
(An obscure 70's or 80's brand that I obsessively hunt for. Not telling.)
...which looks so much like this Betsey Johnson dress I am wondering if there should be some litigation happening:
But I am also branching out into skirt territory:
(Skirt, which my boyfriend described as "If roses were a video game"--apparently a good thing--from Anthropologie)
4. Make up, hair and nails: Technically not classic wardrobe pieces, but ultimately just as important as clothes. My skin isn't perfect, so I almost never leave the house without make-up. (To be honest, part of this is habit: the skin thing used to be worse and made me verrrry self-conscious.) Any and all kinds of lip things are welcome in my home, but lip things be warned: if you are flavored or smell like fruit, I will probably never wear you. Sorry. Thems the breaks.
(The actual cosmetics differ depending on the seasons and my mood, but if you want to know what I use, leave a comment.)
As for nails, hey, who doesn't like getting a manicure? Look! Weird holographic polish that nobody had ever dared try at the salon before!
(Hard to see, but, man, I stared at that polish for hours when I had it. Nope, not high.)
5. Flats: Need I say more?
Okay, normal jewelry-oriented scheduling resumes tomorrow! Unless I remember something I forgot to post here. Oh, and I will tag three peeps tomorrow--as soon as I go catch up on blogs and figure out who has not been tagged.