The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Everybody has one...

You know the saying. "Everybody has a bum and an opinion and they all stink." Well... what do you make of this?
I would like to hear your opinion... however, I would rather not smell your bum.
Why wear a black pencil skirt when you can wear a purple one? I got this entire outfit from.... yep you guessed it... Peace Place. Skirt is Talbots!
Skirt is Banana Republic. Don't you just LURVE this belt? Yeah me too!
Here's a better view. *sigh*
I got these shoes at a consignment store for $13. A major splurge for me, but they are Nine West.
I love mixing black and blue! The key is to have at least 2 items of both colors so it look like it was on purpose not dressing in the dark. The earrings and the necklace were both gifted (at different times) from Lise!
Another example of black and navy. The great thing about this skirt... besides the fact that it's ATL... it's gifted from Joy. I call it my "Skirt of Joy." It was a little short so I wear my great little vintage slip with it to give me the extra length.
Close up of this divine pattern!
Thrifted Steve Madden tweed pumps. Again *sigh*
I bought this fun little number while on vacation to my hometown in Washigton state. It was in the very most bargain bin clearance section of Ross. It was too big, too short, and had a weird little bow ties to the top of the ruffle... I fixed all that with a pair of scissors (ok honesty check here... it was a pocket knife in my sister's car... I couldn't wait to get to my mom's house to cut it off... that bow had to be dealt with immediately!) And another of my prized vintage slips and my little precious leafy belt again saves the day!
My girls call these my Jasmine shoes.
If olive, coral, chartruese and plum are all neutrals (which they are right? I haven't found any colors they don't look nice with) then they can all go together. Am I wrong? Someone please tell me before I wear this again...
Sweet bracelet from a yard sale.
An alternate idea for using a skinny belt.

UPDATE: I still am having trouble commenting! grrrr..... I'll try doing it this way... Thanks y'all for your comments and suggestions! I wanted to keep up with the pink and purple awreness idea but just couldn't help by throwing in some of my favorite fall "church clothes." @Pam- I tried to email you about your DV post and about sending your flower pin but it came back... how can i contact you privately? @Wendi- yes they do! Call me and we'll go! Also join our facebook group!¬if_t=wall#!/groups/226620994061450/


  1. Okay, I have GOT to go to Peace Place! Do they have CUTE clothes for us "big boneded" ladies, too?

  2. yOU HAD ME AT YOUR ENTRANCE! (sorry,stupid caps)
    anyhoo, you seem like the kind of gal i'd like to hang with! Too funny and blunt, LOVE IT!
    (and your outfits of course ;)

  3. So many fantastic outfits, can't just pick one! Your ATL skirt is gorgeous and that belt is fabulous!

  4. I love every single one of these outfits!! I especially love the tweed pumps!!! And I think that last outfit totally works!!

    I so need a slip like that!

  5. Wonderful outfits, all! Great shoes and accessories too.

  6. Love the chartreuse and purple together... but everything looks great. You do get some great bargains - I love all the skirts.

  7. Oh boy, I don't know what to say about the article. I hadn't even heard about it, and it's in my hometown! On the one hand, I can appreciate the whole idea of raising awareness in a playful, memorable way. There's a lot of that going on lately, and I think it's good because it lightens the subject matter and takes away the embarrassment, opening it up for discussion. On the other hand, it seems a little inappropriate for teenage girls to be wearing something that basically comes across as an invitation. If I had a daughter, I don't think I'd want her wearing that in school because of the underlying suggestive message.

    The tweed pumps are sooooooo gorgeous!!