Compliment ? Or Not ?

Yesterday afternoon I visited a friend at the hospital. 
She has a kidney condition and had a pretty rough operation.
While visiting her sister said "you look like Heidi with that outfit"- by "that outfit" she meant
Is that a compliment, or not ?
I actually did not get any sleep last night just trying to figure it out...
SO this morning, trying to stay away from a girly look, I decided to wear:
- Brown pants with zipper on the ankles by Style & Co. - (funny note: these are meant to be above the ankle which can only take you to imagine show really short I am)
- Turquoise tank top
- Beige cropped jacket with brown trimmings and military like buttons
- Brown patent peep toe pumps Christian Siriano for Payless
- Bronze padded bag Marc Jacobs wanna be
- Gold plated hoops
- TOUS mesh and gold ring
- Gold tone necklace (strap from the Marc Jacobs bag)

The chain worn as necklace above is the long strap for the bag below

The nail polish is Apple Mint by Essie

And.. my dog's have not multiplied... 
it's just that I am watching a friend's girl for Easter and 
they posed for me this morning :)

Feeling like Ugly Betty

For some reason as I walked into the office today I felt like Ugly Betty.
Maybe it's the skirt, I don't know but I am sure channeling her...

- Blue, black, beige skirt Michael Kors
- Yellow blouse Nathalie B.
- Black vest Da Moda
- Black and silver flat patent shoes
- Black patent tote Neiman Marcus
- Silver Tous earrings and pendant

Monday Inspiration... In Style circa 2007

I remember when I saw this look in In Style magazine a few years ago.
I loved it. Loved it so much that I kept it in my inspiration Jack Daniel's can.
It's been a few years since I set my eyes on this look, but it is until now that I have similar pieces to be able to do an inspirational ...

- Brown velvet dress Isaac Mizrahi for Target
- White blouse Antilla Femme
- Straw tote H&M
- Black and brown bow shoes Vivienne Westwood for Melissa 
- Pink and brown bead necklace
- Diamond studs - gift from H

So what do you think ?

Running around the house... trying to get a good picture.

I literally ran around the house looking for a place to take my pictures...
First the usual hallway,
Then the mirror in the bedroom, 

Ran off to the living room... but none showed how very pretty this dress is!

- Black dress with squares H&M
- Black textile shoes Lela Rose for  Payless
- Fuchsia patent tote Neiman Marcus
- Silver and tree resin pendant - from Peru

I had a many, many things to do on Saturday.
It started with a meeting, to be followed by a Baby Shower, 
followed by a Bachelorette Party and then my cousin's birthday.
As you can imagine, I only did half of them, but, I swear I tried !

Shopping Ban UPDATE !

As I continue my shopping ban I FINALLY got the month where ...
In March I can buy 2 items. 
The bad thing was that I felt I HAD TO. I HAD TO BUY my 2 items.
So, I did:
- White shirt with silver motif Forever 12
- Black sleeveless cardigan thingy 
It was not something I needed :o(
I have yet to pick out those 2 items that will leave my closet because of the two new ones... it's also in the rules. (RULES AT THE BOTTOM OF POST)

I read all your comments on my last post regarding how my shopping ban was coming along, thank you !
I am happy to see that others have accomplished it, that it is possible !

my shopping ban rules
1. I will not buy anything during the month of January 2010 
Update: Did not BUY ANYTHING!
2. In February I can buy one item

Update: Travel parenthesis here. 100 USD spent.

3. March I can buy 2 items but, 2 items of the same kind must leave my closet
Update: It's mid March and I have NOT decided what to BUY....
4. April no purchases allowed
5. May, June, July : one item per month allowed
6. August, September, October: 2 items per month
7. November, December: one item per month

Off to the Airport ... !

This morning I ran out to the airport... but, not to take a plane.
I had to go work at the airport stores.
I decided to wear RED lipstick to go along with:

- Black trousers Star City brand
- Black tank top
- Red loose top with satin bow Via Vai brand
- Black leather strappy sandals Red Lips
- Black patent tote bag Neiman Marcus 
- Turquoise knot necklace 

Feeling Crappy ?

As I looked myself running out the door this morning, I felt I looked crappy.

I was running late to the salon to get my manicure and pedicure... I have some hours off from the office today (also known as vacations) so I decided to treat myself.

I liked nothing about this outfit.
I just put stuff together and I begged not to run into anyone I know... I did not want them to see me looking like this...
- Jeans Tommy Hilfiger
- White blouse Femme Antilia
- Beige vest
- Turquoise knot necklace
- Fuchsia flat sandals Alfani
- Fuchsia patent tote bag Neiman Marcus

So feeling this crappy, the "highlights of my day" were:
-Getting my nails done in this Apple Mint Color by Essie and ...

-Being told that I "liked weird clothes" !
I am trying a new seamstress this week,  as mine moved.
This morning I went to the new seamstress' shop and after telling her what I wanted and trying on some of the clothes she said
"You like weird clothes"
I was sooo flattered.

Does this look familiar ?

Well, just in case this top does not ring a bell, you may want to look here.
This top was last worn as a scarf... 
Last night I decided to wear it as we had some of my H's friends over and it was too hot to keep the top I had worn to work!
- Jeans Levi's Sandybell Reissue
- Butterfly like top

- Nine West black gladiator like sandals (barely seen)
- Turquoise knot necklace

How old could it be ?

As I mentioned some posts ago, I got a nice set of vintage blouses from my 82 year old great aunt (Grandma's sister).
The blouses were hers which for me is the best part.
I have not gotten to wearing them all, but today I decided to wear one, a white lace blouse with pearl like buttons.
There is no label on it, so I cannot trace the brand.
I have been wondering how old this blouse might be, I called her recently to ask her if she could tell me the age of all of the blouses, collars, dresses that she sent me... but, until then I just think this is from the 60's.
What do you think ?
How old could it be ?
- Jeans Levi's Sandybell re issue
- White top and lace blouse with collar - vintage
- Black cardi George
- Purple patent skinny belt
- Fuchsia patent tote bag Neiman Marcus
- Black patent wedges Nine West
- Silver ring with white oval - gift from Julissa 

What is happiness ?

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. 

Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Unknown author
Bringing some positiveness your way today, I wore:
- Black trousers Star City brand
- Black wrap jacket Zara
- Grey tank top 
- Grey patent peep toe pumps Payless
- Fuchsia patent tote bag Neiman Marcus + Tous keychain
- Silver cameo pendant - gift from grandma
- Silver hearts and black rubber bracelets - gift from Patty

"You look like a tree""

This morning I put on this top with some brown jeans.
I felt it was not appropriate for a Monday morning.

So I changed into below and this is my first attempt to take a picture, but an "intruder" stepped into the picture...

So, here's my retake...

- White pants Ann Taylor Loft
- Brown, white and green Jonathan Martin
- Brown sandals Kenneth Cole Reaction
- Fuchsia tote bag Neiman Marcus
- Silver pendant 
- Heart ring

My H said that I looked like a tree...