WIW 9/29 Swan Song

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
provactive.

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
my foibles.

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. 

Stay Fab!

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WIW 9/28 Day 3, JackieC & Gwen inspired

On today's daytime schedule, OYSTERS! WHOOO!
A few days ago JackieC posted an outfit that riffed on a Gwen Stefani outfit.

http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....-the-voice

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.

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WIW 9/27 Day 2

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.

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WIW 9/26 Inge-fest Part I

Tonight is the first part of the international YouLookFab meet-up, dinner at Tango.
Wearing Subversive multi-chain and ball necklace, R13 cowboy jumpsuit, Adidas for Opening Ceremony leopard wedge high tops. Acne pony hat, Acne leather moto and Yayoi Kasuma for Louis Vuitton bag.

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WIW 9/23 Sparkle, Plaid & Tweed

Stayed home today, but going out to run an errand.
Burberry scarf, Vince sequin front sweatshirt, tweed midi skirt and Isabel Marant Dicker boots.

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WIW 9/21 School doors

Found a middle school near my massage place Sunday morning. I liked the dark red doors. Though I hope I got it straight, hard to line up with the door, realizing I'm not always straight on my deck pics. Looking at pics, I'm a little off, oh well, perils of the tripod. Least my lipstick matched the doors.
Wearing Zara pearl and rhinestone collar, Rodarte for Target striped tee, R13 waxed cross-over jeans,  white suede Acne Studios Pistol boots, and Alexander Wang bag.
I had time to kill between when I took the pictures and my massage. I sat outside at a Starbucks, unseasonably warm weather in Seattle. I was in Queen Anne, a pretty expensive neighborhood, on the main drag. People wear dressed very casual. Lots of yoga gear, unironic normcore and of course Seahawks jerseys because there was a game today. It made me realize that sometimes I exist in my own personal fashion bubble, and definitely defy the norm.  

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WIW 9/21 Oktoberfest Edition

Going to an Oktoberfest party (Hi rebekahphoto!).
Was trying to figure out a way to wear my Sass and Bide harness, it looks a bit like the top half of lederhosen. But it didn't look right over button down, and it's too cool for a tank.
So I came up with this. Which looks a bit like an extra from Madonna's Erotica  from Bavaria that got tired of being in a Oom-pah band.
Anyways, wearing R13 back yoke zip plaid shirt, R13 harness, black suede shorts, OTK grey sock, and LD Tuttle lace up boots.
Stein from Leavenworth's Oktoberfest from last year. I had wash the dust off it, guess I'm definitely more of a wino.
Late afternoon light is a bit harsh. 

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WIW 9/19 Ivory, denim & leopard

Wearing my Pendleton ivory wool blazer that was a birthday present from my Dad. I probably could fit into the 10, but this is a 12 and shoulders fit pretty good. So I'd say their size chart is accurate. Excellent quality fabric. I've been looking for a white or ivory blazer for quite a while. This was definitely the best bang for the buck. Probably wear it mostly unbuttoned.
With Costco t-shirt, Subversive necklace, white leather belt, R13 shredded jeans and Dieppa Restrepo leopard smoking flats. 

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WIW 9/18 White, grey and brown

End of the day pictures, so not quite so fresh. Though my attempt at eye make-up lasted the day.
Kenna-T white leather moto, R13 grey tee, Sass & Bide faded black jeans, brown double wrap belt, Acne Pistol boots and Coach bag.
Figured out how to wear the double wrap belt with belt loops, first pass go through the belt loops, then wrap second pass on the outside. 

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WIW 9/17 Pattern Mix

K. Period challenged me to remix my culottes.
Wood Wood floral silk bomber, ALC twisted hem sweater, Rachel Comey Culottes and Plomo snakeskin tasseled slip ons.

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