Sunday, July 19, 2009

Casual Friday - Feelin' Groovy

Happy Friday! Although since I'm posting this on Sunday, Friday now feels a long way past...and a long way away. Here's another one of my swap items: the groovy stretch denim top.
The split sleeves are visible - I feel very 1998, ha! I thought the shape of the skirt went well with the top.

I got my hair cut after work:
I don't know why all of a sudden my photos are coming out super blurry. I blame the camera.

The stuff:
The top was very sparkly - I kept glancing down at my boob region all day. "Ooh, sparkles!" Those are my vintage 1992 earrings from when I worked at Suzy Shier. Mom's 70s choker.

Added bonus: what I wore to lunch yesterday:
Fun wraparound dress, easy shoes...and no makeup! Yes, that is what I look like with no makeup.

My girlfriend Caro and I did a surprise for our husbands for Christmas (if you know me in person, please keep this hush hush): Bella Boudoir photo shoots! I can't wait to see how the pictures turned out! I told L we spent the afternoon at a spa - I had to totally smuggle all my outfits/shoes/accessories, and when I got home, I had to mess up my hair and wash off all the makeup before he saw me. I think I managed to pull this off.

My photos will be ready in a couple of weeks (after they Photoshop everything), so may have a link for you.

Top (Moa Moa, swap), skirt (Marc D'Alcy), shoes (Nine West), choker (Mom's, vintage 70s), earrings (Suzy Shier). Polka dot dress (Vero Moda), jean jacket (Ann Taylor Loft), shoes (Naturalizer).


  1. Ooh, I'm jealous you did the boudoir thing. I bet it was fun!

  2. You have the kind of pretty face that looks great with or without makeup. Lucky you! (My skin allows for maybe a few non-makeup days a year if I plan to leave the house...)

    Love the fun polka dotted dress - it would be hard to be unhappy wearing something that cheerful.

  3. Love Friday's outfit and the new haircut. Very cute!

  4. love the angular 'do! and the gypsy chic is awesome :D

  5. I'm loving the new hair! I'll have to tell you a story about the boudoir shots I had wanted to do years ago... Alas they were never done. Oh-well.

  6. I did boudoir pics with my best friends a few weeks before my wedding. We had sooooo much fun, and my husband was more than surprised!

  7. It was a blast, Wendy - highly recommended!

    Kari, oh, gosh, you are too kind. I don't feel all that self-conscious about not wearing makeup, though, although I wouldn't do it for work. Thanks! I love the polka dots.

    Chris, thank you so much!

    Thrifty Stylist, thank you!

    Alison, thanks! It won't always look that good, as I don't have time to flat-iron it in the mornings. should still do the boudoir thing.

    FashionAddict, how nice as a wedding present!

  8. She - So glad the Boudoir shoot generated such conversation! It was fun, wasn't it? Now to see the pics.....

    Love this polka-dot dress and love Love LOVE that new yellow number in today's posting.

    But more than any dress in the WHOLE world, I love you my dear friend.

  9. Oh, sweets, thank you so much! Yes, the photo shoot was tons of fun - I am so excited to see our pics. Should be soon!

    Love to you, honey - one of the bestest of besties.


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