Saturday, May 19, 2012

Red Roses and Some Chic Black for Balance.

Another work day, another work outfit. =) I have expressed my love for cardigans long ago (in this blog). The often times I wear them shows that, as well. White House Black Market always have the cutest, most unique cardigans. My favorites of theirs are the ones in floral or artsy prints, embellished with flowers or sequins, or the ones where buttons play a big part on the detailing. This particular cardigan has 3 very pretty elements: it is a floral print, it has cute bobble silver buttons and if you keep it partially-buttoned or unbuttoned you see a silk sliver of leopard print lining, running vertically on both edges (where it buttons). The day I purchased this cardi from WHBM I purchased 4 other ones. It was my last purchase from that store, since when I left USA, in November of 2011. Of course these pretty cardigans pair perfectly with the-very-popular lace-trimmed camisoles also from WHBM.

Guess who is off tomorrow (as in Sunday May 20th 2012)?! If you answered Ada, then you are correct. I would bake you all cookies. =) So far I have left my house at 7.30 AM this morning to go to work and I sign off at 10.00 PM. Two busses and some 10 minutes of walking later, I should expect to be home passed 11.00PM. Since I am off tomorrow and after working a gazillion hours today (except for when I took my 'Blogging Break') I deserve to sleep in late, do as little house work as possible, be lazy, relax and spend much-needed intimate time with my husband. Yeayyyy Me!!

Signing off right now and closing up my computer work so I can leave my job in a few minutes. Of course work goes by faster if you listen to some music. =) And lately, Lana Del Ray has been my Music of Choice. I want to greet you all with "Blue Jeans" while wishing you all a Lovely Sunday!!
White Cardigan w/ Red & Black Rose Print: White House Black Market.
Red Stretchy Nylon Camisole w/ Lace Trim: White House Black Market.
Black, Knee-Length, Business Skirt: Koton.
Silver Chain Necklace Featuring a "Grape Pendant" w/ Fake White Pearls & Silver Rhinestones: Fred's Jewelry.
Dangly Earrings w/ Black Glass Beads & Silver Accents: White House Black Market. 
Plastic, Square-Shapped Hair Claw w/ Red Rhinestones: Bijoux & Accessories.
Plum-Colored, Thin, See-Through Tights: Lauma.
Black, Suede Oxford Shoes: Forever 21.

A Turquoise Button-Down Paired with Brown.

Hi Lovelies and Happy Weekend!! I am at work, all day, pulling a 13-hour day for you (I mean for me... better yet for the company I work for because if it was for me, I would have been off both today and tomorrow). That's what Management does to you on a day when the other manager is off. Lucky Me!! By the time I will be home, it will be close to 11.30 PM and I will be either a) super tired, b) hungry, c) a little angry, d) sleepy or e) all of the above. [Hint: I am guessing "e". LOL]

But anyway I am throwing another (dressy) pants outfit your way, today. As I mentioned it has been a chilly week and even-though today I am wearing a dress (with a cardigan over it) I have worn dresses or a skirt 3 times out of these 6 days and the other 3 times I wore pants. Actually I wanted and hoped for the week to be sunny, warm and bright so I started the week off by wearing a polka-dot dress w/ bare legs. I added a blazer for the chilly morning for when I leave the house. But I DID LEARN MY LESSON. It was NOT time for Bare Legs, not at all. Had I put on semi-thick tights I would have been OK but a silky dress with no tights + open-toed canvas flats with just a blazer over it does not keep one warm enough for when it is about 50 degrees (Fernhait) out. So the next day I wore a pencil skirt - one of my best friends - with a blouse and a blazer, except I wore tights. See, in general I prefer dresses and skirts to pants and jeans. So wearing pants an equal amount of time in the week, especially in Mid May is not normal. Today (in my outfit) you get "my not-normal". ;-)

Turquoise Button-Down Shirt w/ Front Pockets: Express.
Brown, Wide-Legged, "Drew" Style Pants: The Limited.
Silver Chain Necklace w/ a White Pearls & Silver Rhinestones "Grape" Pendant: Fred's Jewelry.
Faux White Pearl & Black Glass Beaded Dangly Earrings: White House Black Market.
Black Headband w/ Beautiful Black & Silver Beaded Flower off to the Side: New York & Company (NY&Co).
Brown, Patent Leather & Faux Suede, Oxford Shoes: Simple Shoes.