I was supposed to be on call today but due to hard bargaining I was able to trade with a coworker.
So Dad and I are going our for Easter lunch.
Wearing Acne Studios shirtdress, it has pockets on the rear. Acne Studio moto jacket, Wolford socks, Teva flatform sandals and Marc Jacobs sunglasses.
I was supposed to be on call today but due to hard bargaining I was able to trade with a coworker.
Tonight I'm going out with my friend to restaurant that does a fixed menu with a communal table. Luckily this month is seafood themed.
A bit of fun before my Dad arrives tomorrow.
Wearing Acne moto. Target leopard cardigan which I buttoned all the way up; I'm intrigued by wearing a very tradition conservative cardigan shape but contrasting with a decidedly not conservative outfit. This cardigan is about 5 to 6 years old, I've waffled about getting rid of it many times, but it's the perfect leopard pattern and the quality has held up very well. R13 ripped jeans. New to me Robert Clergerie peep toe sling back wedges which I got at the consignment store I took some from the Seattle Inge Fest last September. They've never been worn, and I got them for about 60% off retail.
Over flashed picture, but somehow it looks like certain fashion photographers style.
So today I took a bus to the University of Washington to check out the Japanese cherry trees that were blossoming. They peaked last weekend, but I was on call. We've gotten a lot a rain since then and it was windy today, so I was afraid they'd be decimated. They looked pretty good to me.
I then took the bus back west across the city to Ballard to go to a record store. The university district had no record stores, further proof that the young uns aren't buying CD's. I bought Madonna's newest CD, have no idea if it's even good. I even gambled and got the deluxe version.
Outfit picture was taken in the late afternoon when light was harsh.
Acne pony hair cap, Acne leather moto. APC striped cashmere sweater, True Religion Cameron boyfriend jeans. And I'm wearing purple lipstick, Mac's Heroine.
Bonus pictures of the cherry blossoms. I lucked out because today alternated between sun and rain.
So due to work and dealing with my Dad I haven't had any free time.
Today I'm getting a new fridge delivered. Signs of adulthood, being excited about new appliances.
The weird spring we've been having has me wearing mostly sweatshirts. I had a Barneys coupon to burn that was going to expire. I went downtown yesterday and sales associate and looked through all the women's offerings. One zip-up was horrid. There was a cute off-white hoodie but it was short sleeve and it's not quite warm enough for that.
He found this in the men's department:
It's amazing fabric and it just seemed perfect. Also it does not have French writing on it like so many sweatshirts. It was also about 1/3 of all the other stuff.
Today I tried my Chimala raw jeans, a striped shirt and a traditional Nordic cardigan and red lipstick. It just didn't look right, at all.
I scrubbed off the red lipstick, went back into my closet, and eh. Nothing seemed right. So I decided to try my new sweatshirt. It seemed perfect for the weather. Added my Acne Pistol ankle boots; I do like the contrast of the raw hem of the jeans with the suede and heel height. Chloe bag and put on a nude lipstick.
So not necessarily cutting edge, but right now it works. Also possibly shows influence of Madewell and LaGarconne.
Another chambray dress, this by Sea, with pinstripes, bleaching, tiers and frayed hems.
Rag & Bone cardigan, OTK socks pushed down and green croc Dieppa Restrepo booties
So I really liked the whole vibe of the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans collection and decided to keep the dress. About two weeks ago I found the skirt version at Anthropologie, I wasn't sure.
Then I saw this blogger's take on it
I decided this would be a good transition piece to wear with sweaters, etc. I went back for it about a week later. I also read a review saying that it ran small, which helped me figure out the sizing. I don't know if the sizing is exclusive to this collection or also part of the overall shift in denim sizing that Angie talked about.
Wearing with ancient Scottish cashmere sweater from the 70's, that had a convoluted path through my family. Alexa Chung for AG Kety skirt, smart wool socks and dark brown Frye boots.
The socks are above the knee, but I didn't like how it looked, so I scrunched them down.
I'm trying to remember how do all the settings on my camera, so lighting isn't the best.
Bonus shots of steampunk penguin in my neighbor's yard. It has a story. He was left in a park near me with a letter attached it to. It said his jet pack ran out of fuel so this was safest place to land. He did notice that there some friends nearby and hoped to be with them. My neighbor has three penguins on his front step, so he was added to the group.
So a long while ago I abandoned the forum and posting outfits. Though some of you may have noticed me sneaking in sometimes to post and comment.
Anyways the phrase of indeterminate origin:
Man plans, God laughs.
That currently applies to my life. I did take a huge shopping break from mid October to early January.
So for the heck of it I took a picture of my outfit. It's not the best photo, as I had about five minutes to set up my tripod and remember how to set the self timer.
Yes, today is Valentine's Day, and yes I'm still single.
But one of my friend's organized a totally awesome event. It's called Puzzle Break. You are locked in a room for one hour and need to figure out a series of logic and other types of puzzles to find the key to escape. It has a 21% success rate. We did not make it, were probably 10 minutes away. Some of the puzzles were crazy hard.
Anyways I'm wearing a mixture of low, mid and high end.
Pendleton Portland Collection cardigan, H&M chambray dress, Acne Studios Pistol ankle boots, and Chloe bag.
Right now I'm fixated on all forms of denim and chambray.
It's been unseasonably warm all winter in Seattle. Bonus shot of sunset when I got home.
So it is with a very heavy heart I write this. I found youlookfab in either 2007 or 2008,
while I was on my externship in The Bronx. I moved to Seattle in 2008, still
following the blog and lurking in the forum. It was a time of big change for
me. I finally got a good job, lost a significant amount of weight and was ready
for a new me. I started commenting in the forum. I did not post a pic until
2009. I remember my first outfit, it was leather legging, a white loose t-shirt
dress, True Religion denim jacket with rhinestone buttons and Stewart Weitzman
heeled mule clogs. It got a Killer from Angie. It took another year for me to
show my face. But it was fun. You’ve seen the whackadoodle, trendy, and
I know I haven’t been the perfectly polite forum member at
times, probably even a bit abrasive. But you have been wonderfully tolerant of
I thought with all the changes in my life, that my dating
life would also fall into place. It hasn’t. I’ve given up on that. But more
pressing, my father is getting older, a lot older. I am an only child, my
mother died about twelve years ago. I am finding I need to focus my priorities
elsewhere. I want to take my dad back to Australia to see his family before he
is too old to handle the long flight. To show him Uluru, which he has never
seen. I need to spend more time with him, a lot more time. I want to see the
snows of Kilimanjaro before they only exist in a Hemingway story. To see the
Galapagos. Take up the offer of my college friend and go back to Paris and
visit him and go on a French wine tour. Something has to give. Unfortunately,
it is fashion and this amazing place.
I decided my last hurrah would be the fantastic over-the-top
Shoptember Inge-fest meet-up. To see, and converse with forum members from all
over the world. I was so touched when there was a line of people wanting to hug
me at dinner Friday night. I was very glad I was able to help Angie in some of
the events. The weekend flew by, so much talking and laughing. I’ve made some
fantastic memories. But that is true of every meet-up I’ve ever been to. I’m
grateful for each real-life encounter.
I am not deleting my account, nor my blog. I will however no
longer being posting outfits and interacting on the forum. If you want to stay
in contact, please PM me. I am most active on Facebook; my posts are mostly bus
stories (which I have been told are very entertaining), random musings, wine
reviews and photos. I am much snarkier and there is some swearing. I do not
post religious things and the most political I get are some posts on global
warming. Email, I am not as consistent communicator. I also am on Twitter, but
am not truly active and generally limit it to very short bus quips.
I will remain open to meeting any and all of you again. If
you ever come to Seattle, I will happily take you out for our amazing seafood
and Washington state wine. I may even give you some Theo chocolate. If you want
to go hiking, of course I am always up for that.
You all have been an amazing group of women. I hope that this is not forever, but
for now adieu.
So with that, I give you my final outfit for the Shoptember
Inge-fest Meet-up cocktail party. Piers Atkinson cherry headpiece, DVF drapey
dress and jeweled heel Miu Miu ankle boots.
On today's daytime schedule, OYSTERS! WHOOO!
A few days ago JackieC posted an outfit that riffed on a Gwen Stefani outfit.
I realized I could do something too with my Thom Browne for Neiman Marcus X Target tipped blazer. Worn with Target mixed pearl and chain necklace, home. t-shirt, Club Monaco cropped pants, Acne Studios Pistol ankle boots and for glam rock & roll touch, my silver chained Chloe bag.
The epic Shoptember Ingefest YouLookFab meet-up is on day two.
I tried this on with my ivory Pendleton blazer, didn't work, neither my white leather moto.
Wearing BCBG striped moto, Rodarte jersey, Brooks Brothers no-iron button down, Venessa Arizaga necklace, Club Monaco skirt, and Balcienaga Ceinture cut-out boots, and Kate Spade bag.
I will bring my camera to document the activities.