Sunday, August 19, 2012

Safari Rain.

So, there was one day this summer where for a couple of hours it rained pretty hard. It was summer rain and it stopped quickly but during that time it cooled off quite a bit. I, of course wasn't wearing the proper outfit for a cool, rainy day. This dress was too thin to keep me warm and these sandals are pretty slippery as is and definitely not to be worn during rain. One of them actually got damaged but I have a good shoe guy who fixed it quickly. I, also, did not have an umbrella that day so had to purchase one on the street. It was a men's umbrella but whatever. I used the black umbrella as a prop for the photos, hours later in the office, after both the umbrella and I were dried off. I actually quite like it against the dress, since the dress has blocks of black in it. I also like how the bracelet and the shoes match so well together, both silver. I think I wore this dress quite differently than the first time around. Which look of this dress do you prefer better?

Black, White and Navy Zebra-Print and Safari-Print, Zipper-Front, Modern Dress: Armani Exchange.
Black Beaded Crystal Necklace w/ Multi-Faceted Square Pendant: Ann Taylor.
Silver, 4-Strand, Stretchy Bracelet: Parfois.
Black, Sparkly Globe Studs: Piazza Italia.
Ivory, Grossgrain Ribbon Headband Featuring a Wide, Double-Bow: Forever 21.
Black & Silver, Gladiator, Strappy Sandals: Il Cammini.

Girly-Up Bermuda Shorts.

Good Morning All and Happy Sunday. What are you doing today on your day off? Cause it is certainly NOT a day off for me. As a matter of fact I am pulling a double, 13-hour day (plus 2 more hours it takes to go back/forth from and to work). I will be beat by the time I get home. But I look cute today, though. I am wearing an Express dress that I have had for a couple years but never worn. My baby bump is still quite little. This dress is the fitted style, so it envelops your body, but despite my bump I was able to pull it on without even unzipping it. It helps that the dress has some stretch to it. I think it might be OK for me to wear a couple more times through September, too.

So yesterday I ended up watching 3 movies I had never seen before. We try to catch up on movies, on cable the one weekend day I am off. I watched SALT for the first time (though didn't catch the first 30 minutes of it) and loved it. Angelina Jolie was amazing in it. If you haven't seen it, I reccomend it for sure. I also, watched another Thriller as well as a Comedy, with hubby. Dinner was light and simple. We had plain yougurt with fresh pears sliced inside. I got these pears from a fresh street market a couple days ago and they are so nice and sweet, they were great.

Today's outfit features Bermuda Shorts dressed up for work. I actually own quite a few pairs of Bermudas. I have all the basic colors like khaki, black and white. I also own stripped ones, colored ones, Madras, etc. But I have only worn the khaki and black ones to work, this summer. I think if you dress them up on top as well as with jewelry and perhaps a less casual shoe, they are quite appropriate for work. This chiffon top is gorgeous. I love the ruffled neckline as well as the rosettes off the side. They are a clip on so they could be removed. It is quite a girly top and it is one of my favorite blouses from bebe (I own a bunch of nice, dressy, silk tops from bebe). I have worn the top without a cami underneath for a date night, but for work a camisole is definitely needed. This bright pink one was girly and pink always goes so well with beige, so it was an easy choice to make. =) I love the results of this outfit. Don't you?

Cap-Sleeve, Rosey Beige, Silk Chiffon Blouse w/ Rosettes: Bebe.
Hot Pink Stretchy Nylon Camisole w/ Lace Trim: White House Black Market.
Light Cotton, Khaki, Bermuda Shorts: The Limited.
Floating Pearl Necklace (Real Pearls): JC Penneys.
Bold, Shiny, Twisted, Gold Cuff Bracelet: The Limited.
Vintage-Looking, Dark Gold, Butterfly & Rhinestone Cocktail Ring (Right Hand): Parfois.
Beige, Peep-Toe Wedges w/ Different Colorful Dots: Il Cammino.