Sunday, June 17, 2012

I thought I would try a little pattern mixing again today, along with mixing a little old and a little new. I've got stripes going on with a floral. Although the stripes look very white in this picture, they are actually more of an antique linen color, which coordinates very well with the ivory in the sweater. The greens aren't exactly the same, but close enough.
This actually looks pretty darn good together. My husband especially liked it, which is always a plus in my book.
Shoreline Stripe Pencil Skirt in Tropical, Talbots; Watercolor Rose Cardi in Rose Quartz/Botanica, Talbots; Twisted Scoop Tank in Cloverleaf, Talbots; Belt, Talbots, Jewelry, Talbots.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I spent part of the morning altering these shorts so I could wear them and the rest of the day wearing them. This peacock shirt is a favorite bargain pick up from last year.
11 Inch Bermudas in Yellow, Talbots; Peacock Shirt, Chicos; Jewelry, Harry Mason, Gift from the BHW.

Friday, June 15. 2012

Today I wore these new shorts with a very old shirt. It was a very kicked back day around the Tyler house.
11 Inch Bermuda Shorts in Parrot, Talbots; Floral Tee, Shopko.

Too Skinny or Not too Skinny?

So, I am looking out for some jeans, as all of my current pairs are way too big. I tried on these skinny ankle jeans from Chicos, and I can't decide if they look good on me or not--it's hard to say. These might be fun for my trip to Europe, but I also think they look better with high heels, and I am definitely not going to be rocking that look all over. So--how's the look? Is it something to keep or lose? (Don't judge the shirt--it's just a free t-shirt I picked up at the convention earlier this week.)


So, I am always on the prowl for dresses. I'm bigger on top than I am on the bottom, so that often poses a problem for me. I'm giving these two dresses a try. The first one is the Glamour Ikat Gracey Dress from Chicos. I got this in a 1 and a 0, and the 0 fit dramatically better, but it's a whole inch shorter than the 1. What do you think? Too short for this old girl?

The next dress is the Refined Ponte Knit Sheath in Botanical from Talbots. This size 6 dress is a little too long, so I re-ordered it in a 6p, but chances are that one will have too short a bodice. Anyway, I think the dress would be okay if it were a little shorter. Arghh. Why can I never find the perfect fitting dress?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A casual outfit for hanging around the house. And of course, everyday is fantastic when you have flowers on your toes.
Talbots Bermudas, Sweater from DressBarn.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Today felt like a good day to try these new turquoise crops I picked up for $8 from Chicos. They are fairly comfy--a little low on the rise, but okay.
Chicos Crops in Turquoise, Top, Christopher & Banks.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I was pretty busy today, so a t-shirt and easy shorts were the way to go. I had to go to the allergist in the morning to check and see if I had developed an allergy to shellfish -- long story. Anyway, I hadn't, so that was cause for celebration. After taking son #1 on another errand, daughter #2 and I went and got a pedicure.
Crochet-Loop Stripe Tee in Orangeade, Talbots; 11 Inch Bermuda Shorts in Flame, Talbots; Double Buckle Belt, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Today I wore this blouse with my red jeans. I was at a conference all day, so I needed something to keep me awake.
Flower Wrap Shirt in Maraschino Cherry, Talbots; NYDJ Alisha Skinny Stretch Jeans in Pomegranate, Nordstroms, Jewelry, Talbots.

I'm Engaged! Again...

Third times the charm, I hope. Third man? No, of course it's always been the BHW (Best Husband in the World). This is my third ring, and not because I've upgraded, but because I've, gulp, lost the last two. This time we have a rider on the ring. So without further ado...Yes, Yes, Most Definitely YES!!!!! (And yes, those strange, wrinkly, bumpy things are my fingers. I'll never be a hand model.)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

So... I really love cobalt blue. I've loved it all my life. As a result, when I have a chance to get clothes that color, I jump on it. I already had a blue skirt, but it was kind of a funky style, and now way too big and impossible to alter. Consequently, when this blue skirt went on sale at Nordstroms, I scooped it up along with a turquoise and fuchsia one. It's just a little shorter than I'm used to, but hey, I'm rocking it here with a neon purple silk shirt.
Halogen® Stretch Cotton Blend Pencil Skirt in Blue Marine, Nordstroms; Silk Crepe De Chine Shirt in Wild Violet, Talbots; Patent Stretch Belt in Navy, Talbots; Jewelry and Shoes, Talbots.

Playing With My Wild Side

Back when I wore a size 10, I tried on this skirt and passed big time. Now that I'm a six (and a 4!!! in full skirts), I decided to try it again. Here it is, final sale, so there is no going back. I wish I had a pink toned shirt like on the model to the right, but I'll have to look around and find one. So...what do you think?
Talbots Cheetah Tiered Skirt; Turquoise V-Neck, Chicos.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

So once again I am wearing turquoise with cobalt blue. I pulled this seven year old t-shirt out the other day and decided it would look pretty good with my blue pants. I wore this out to eat with my husband and his parents. I tried the jade jewelry with it--I'm not 100% sure on that, but the rest looked good.
NYDJ Alisha Skinny Stretch Jeans in Blue Bell, Nordstroms; Embellished Top, Christopher & Banks; Jewelry, Talbots.

Friday, June 8, 2012

This is my "Is this getting everything from the top of my head to my shoes look?" I had purchased a turquoise skirt from Nordstroms, but I had to return it because of severe pilling. So, I picked up another one very inexpensively and decided to pair it with this vintage Talbots tee. I belted with a braided belt to further define my waist. And, I guess I squinted at myself as I was taking the picture. ;^)
Halogen® Stretch Cotton Blend Pencil Skirt in Aqua Plumage, Nordstroms; Vintage Floral Tee, Talbots; Peridot Jewelry, Coldwater Creek; Belt, Designed by Denee; and the Green Bow Shoes of Death, Talbots, (which I can now wear for about two hours without them killing my feet).

Thursday, June 7, 2012

One of my favorite blogs is J's Everyday Fashion Blog. That woman really knows how to colorblock! This mix of aqua and cobalt is one that she has used several times. I added a little yellow just for fun.
Satin Peasant Blouse in Aqua, Talbots; Belt and Shoes in Yellow, Talbots; Necklace, Chicos; NYDJ Skinny Alisha Jeans in Bluebell.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tonight we went to see The Mikado at BYU. This made a just dressy enough outfit and was comfortable to boot.
NYDJ Skinny Alisha Jeans in Fuchsia, Nordstroms; Stripe Microfiber Tank, Chicos; Pique Knit Jacket in Indigo, Talbots.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Today I wore this cute tee with these vintage Talbots shorts that I recently tailored from a 10 to a 6. Compared to a skirt, this was an easy fix--I just took in the back seam and waistband. Botanical Leaf Lattice-Smocked Tee in Rose Quartz, Talbots; White 11-inch Shorts, Talbots.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Today was a good day to go casually turquoise. I had to wash these shorts in hot water and dry them on high to shrink them a bit before I could wear them.
Top, Chicos; Cargo Shorts; Chicos.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Today was a red kind of day. I wore this jacquard skirt with a different red top -- Talbots knows how to do a rich red! I got a lot of compliments on this look. But, to be frank, everything looks better on me now that I've lost so much weight.
Floral Jacquard Skirt in Maraschino Cherry, Talbots; Ruffle Pleated Tee in Scarlet, Talbots; Patent Stretch Belt in Maraschino Cherry, Jewelry, Talbots.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

This cute blouse from Talbots and the white shorts made a comfy outfit for running errands and getting my hair done. Even my daughter commented on how nice this blouse is!
Speaking of hair--mine had been driving me crazy, with more than a usual number of very bad hair I cut it very short. And then I got really crazy and had the stylist dye it back to it's original dark ash brown--taking out all the gray in the process. Wow. I look just exactly like my mom now.
Botanical Leaf Lattice-Smocked Tee in Rose Quartz/Botanica, Talbots; Skinny Belt in Rose, Talbots; White 11-inch Bermuda Shorts; Talbots.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Today I am wearing another Talbots skirt from last year that I recently altered from a 10 to a 6. I am going with my $5 Rite-Aid shirt and some chunky bling. Errands, here I come!
Trail Stripe Skirt, Talbots; Orange Tunic Shirt; Rite-Aid; Jewelry, Chicos.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Today I wore these shorts with a different pink top. Just hanging around the house again, so, a pretty casual outfit.
Pink Top, Talbots; Plaid Shorts, Talbots.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You know some days are better than others. It's never a good day when you choose to wear black shorts with shocking white legs. This whole outfit was blegh for me, especially the hair, but it was a lounge around the house day, so...
Black Denim Shorts, Chicos; Top, Chicos.