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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rain on

Today was not a particularly good day. At work I was completely incapable of doing anything right, from the very first thing I did all the way through - - 5:30 could not come fast enough.

When I finally got home, it was just in time for a massive downpour. I waited a while, hoping it would stop, so I could at least take my outfit shots. Eventually Desmond (the xsi) (yes, my camera is named after my favorite Lost character) and I just decided to get a little wet. I considered rigging (duct taping) an umbrella to the tripod, but I decided it would be too much effort.

Rain on

At least my new skirt of Jungle Paisley is bright and cheery. It was kind of hard to not get a little matchy when you've got five colors to pull from, so I chose yellow and turquoise.


This turquoise belt is from the thrift store and is insanely long. At 42", I imagine it would fall under the XL sizes. But since it was 50 cents and a great color, I brought it home anyway. I used my favorite little tool to punch some new holes in it.
Here is a totally random picture from 2003 that I took when I first got it to do costume stuff.


Then I was really excited to see my new shoes, the Hive and Honey ruffled pumps from Piperlime had arrived.
I tried them on, and more disappointment. I don't like the way my short stubby toes look in them, they are completely covered by the ruffles!


So they are going back. Sigh. Now which shall I choose...?

The Rundown
skirt made by me - top gap - shoes MIA - scarf market in italy - belt thrifted - earrings tjmaxx - necklace avon

And I'm sure you were waiting for this:
the winner of the lace jewelry giveaway is Jenny from closet365!
Congrats!

43 comments:

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Sorry you had a rough day. It was gross and sticky for me too. I had online shoe disappointment yesterday too (these cute Steve Madden shoes were too big and made me look larger footed than usual).
But your outfit is adorable. I love your self made shirt and the colors.

Angela said...

I love the skirt that you made! Did you use a pattern or just wing it?

Also, the fact that you named your camera Desmond made me, for lack of a better term, lol. I should name my least favorite objects Jack and Kate.

Sarah Dee said...

sorry your shoes didn't work out, but heres the good news! you can always get another pair ;) happy shopping

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Love what you did on the belt...and Desmond eh? "Makeee your own kind of music!" - remember the song? :)

Modesty is Pretty said...

You know what I totally love the shoes, they are so awesome! Too bad you didn't like them, I think they look great, that is one reason I don't like to buy on the internet, I never knoew whether the things will look good, but these shoes are awesome in my opinion.

Mimi said...

i love your yellow ballet flats! you always have the cutest outfits! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

eek said...

Sorry about the bad day and bad shoes! At least you still look great :) I can't believe you made your skirt!

La Fille D'or said...

Sorry about the bad day -*sigh* why does it seem that once one gets going it just snowballs?

Hmm- Shoe buying is hard online. I hope the next ones work out better : )

Ali said...

I'm sorry your shoes didn't work out!~ at least you look totally cute in your outfit. I love the bright colors.. your skirt is too cute! :D And I love that belt, I wish I could find a belt other than black or brown, hehe~ <33 your yellow flats are exciting, too!


PS) Forever 21 just came out with a pair of clog heels and I thought of you, but they're not brown unfortunately. They'd be mine if the studs weren't gold: http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=whatsnew_all&product_id=2078526825&Page=2&pgcount=100

Lorena said...

Tomorrow will be a better day...
I totally get you on the shoes... I like how they look from the side but not how the ruffles cover the toes... well at least you can return them...

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

i love that shoe!

Silver Strands said...

You just gotta sleep off days like that ... but here's the good news: No one could ever tell, by the great way you look, that it's a bad day! You look great!
oxox
Denalee

Jen said...

awww i'm sorry to hear you had a rough day but tomorrow will be better, i promise! and rain can always sense when you're having a bad day, can't it? haha

at least you look lovely! i adore the pattern and colors of that skirt. :)

Meek said...

Your outfit looks great, I love the yellow shoes and scarf :-) I haven't been able to get any outside shots lately either because it has been pouring with rain, here is hoping for some sunshine soon

Aynna banahna said...

Desmond is probably my favorite Lost character too. I say probably because I love Charlie too much to say he's not. I hate blechy days. I think I have more of those than great days. Dang it

Berlin said...

The skirt is beautiful, so colorful!
I got to say, this outfit is really bright @.@

http://berlin-fashionunplugged.blogspot.com/

Have an awesome week!
Berlin

Krystal said...

that skirt is amaaazing

Ariadne said...

Lovely skirt!kisses!

ROBINE said...

Cute outfit again girl!!

x Robine

Franca said...

I ADORE the skirt! shame about the shoes- hope you find some that are right for you!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Love that skirt, so cool that you made it. I wanna do a few like that for the summer and coz I have a mountain of old clothes that I figure I can use for fabric, but cant find the really thick elastic!
Sorry I didn't buy the skirt :-( but I know me, if I break my ban once all will be lost!!

Daisy Dayz Home

Helen [In Elegance] said...

I love Desmond too.
It's a shame about the shoes, but at least you can choose some new ones now ;)

LaToya said...

Sorry about your bad day dude! I hope things look up for you. LOVE those flats and skirt!

Robin said...

Sorry you had a rough day!

I totally JUST noticed that your bio mentions you being a photographer. THAT's why your photos are always so killer! I wondered how you pulled such pretty shots each week.

Is that the skirt you made? I really like it. I can't believe it never occured to me to buy belts and regrommet them?? I'm clearly far behind here.

Shop T.O. Live said...

Oh no, too bad about the shoes. From the side they looked so cute, but I see what you mean from the top.

Great idea with the belt.
ShopTOLive.ca

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love that you named your camera Desmond. Now I feel like I should give my camera a name...

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great pics;)

Frances Joy said...

Boo for bad days. Yay for that gorgeous skirt. Love your look!

Heather said...

Hope tomorrow is a better day!

It sucks having to wait on something you ordered just to find out you now have to return it :( I hate shopping online.

I found your blog yesterday when I was image searching a dress, and I must say I love it! [the blog lol]

I also noticed you seem to LOVE TJ Maxx, me too! I work there lol. Every month my store has a raffle for a 20$ TJMaxx gift card and I won this months. So I pretty much got 6 shirts for FREE and still have 5 bucks left over! lol

Ann Underfunded Humanity said...

Hmmmm...is there any way to doctor the shoes....? Love the outfit--wish I could make my own skirts too!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

ohh i love the yellow and turquoise together--so pretty!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a great skirt! Loving that pattern.

MarchMusings said...

That's the down side of Internet shopping. But love your skirt and accesssories.

shoeaday said...

I had those Jeffrey Campbell Splendid sandals in mind while I was doing research for my blog and came across these. I don't know if they are what you had in mind, but they are on sale for only $35 from
Nine West!

sofi moukidou said...

omg! love your outfit!
you look gorgeous!

Emilie said...

Love the yellow in your outfit!

Audrey J. said...

Too bad that you need to return that beautiful shoes, i hate that kinda of feeling. I love your skit, and you did a great job with the giantus belt.

Anya said...

love the shoes and the outfit is definitly a grown up summer look! I'd so wear something like that!! delightful!

Fifth Sparrow said...

Love love love this outfit! You look gorgeous in it, the colours are perfect! I also can't believe you made the skirt. Geeze, I really need to learn how to use this sewing machine thing!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh sorry you didnt have a good day....Those shoes are sooooo pretty:) Your outfit looks amazing:)
Kisses,darling

Jennifer Fabulous said...

How can somebody in such a GORGEOUS outfit have such a bad day?!

I absolutely adore your dress and the yellow scarf is genius with it. And those yellow flats are insanely cute. :)

I hope your week gets better, hon! You deserve it! xo

à la Modest said...

Yay! Another fan of Lost! I LOVE Desmond. Just his accent itself makes him the most amusing character.

I need those belt punchers very badly! What do you call them? I have belts I've practically ruined because I used every sharp object imaginable to punch wholes in them...

Nice ruffles on the shoes and the color of the outfit makes the rain go away!

Stacey Kay said...

Very cute! Lovin that belt!

xoxo
Stacey Kay
"Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration"
www.goodwillhuntingg.com