Elizabeth of "You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it too" (that's what liposuction is for) is hosting a giveawy. For details visit her blog here.
The sun today was almost unbearable. I couldn't hear the camera beep over the River, or see the flashing light in the sun. To bad squinting doesn't remove wrinkles, or I would look 29 again. He-he!
Right about now, I can see Christine running down the bike path headed the same direction I am. Except she's on her daily lunch run, and I'm looking for photo ops. It turns out we were both headed for the Green Bridge in the distance behind me. This is where the Bike Path crosses over one of the many weirs on the Killer Kern.
See more images of Bakersfield here.
If you're wondering why the bridge is fenced in, it's because stupid people like to jump in this River. It's deceptively smooth as glass, with a killer undertow. The Kern River exits the Western Sierra's from a narrow rocky canyon to the East, making this the fastest dropping River in North America.
See my Son and I raft the Killer Kern here.
|Overcast Dress - by Maeve - Anthro Orig $128, Sale $60 - May 2009|
See better images of the front and back of the Overcast Dress here.
I'm a planner. And an organizer. That includes my daily outfits. No one likes a wardrobe snafu in the morning. Over the last week, I've been too tired before bed to even think about the next day's outfit. The wacky weather isn't helping either. So I haven't been practicing what I preach. As a morning person, it turns out that I'm most creative in the early hours.
|Splash of Color Sweater - by Moth - eBay $90 - Dec 2009|
I fully intended to wear the Overcast Dress by Maeve with the Splash of Color Cardi by Moth. What a mistake this untried pairing was. Does Mrs. Claus in stripes ring a bell? The ruffle around the hemline was comical, and there was too much color going on. Can you imagine wearing this sweater in 85 degree weather?
|Proscenium Cardi in Navy - by Splendid - Anthro Orig $68 - Jun 2010|
Shop the Proscenium Cardi in Small here
Not that I have a problem with color. In fact, I have too much color around me. I'm a color-phile according to Jamie of Thrifty Threads. So I opted for a pairing that is completely different from my norm. Two-tone!
I honestly didn't like the Proscenium Cardi that much at first. But it screams over a dress.
See this Cardi scream over a different dress here.
|Delphi Hippodrome Belt - Anthro Orig $42, Sale $20 - Oct 2010|
|Pin Dot Tights Navy - by Eloise - Carmel CA Anthro, Sale $5 - Apr 2010|
These Pin Dot Tights by Eloise are a favorite. Next week I'm breaking out the Pony Prix Tights. In the meantime, you can see me wearing the Pin Dots here in Navy, and here in Brown.
|Malted Barley Boots - by Area Forte - Anthro Orig $378, Sale $190 |
Oct 2009 Hidden Catalog Stock - Apr 2010
|Sepia Crocus Bag - Dark Multi-Stem Shiny Laminate Tote |
by Orla Kiley - Anthro $178 - Aug 2008
How do you plan your daily outfits?
Do you dress on the fly? Do you plan and lay out your cloths in advance?
How do you remember all the pieces of a previously created outfit?
I load images of all my purchases into Shutterfly, arrange them into outfits, and date them as I wear them. Shutterfly for iPhone allows me to carry my phone into the closet and pick out the items.
6 months from now I should be able to use my blog.
What about your closet? Is it organized so you can find what you want quickly? Is clothing grouped so you don't have to search the entire closet looking for each piece?
I would love to know how you deal with these questions!
Anthro Sister Love, Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org)