Got it all wrong...

Somewhere in my head I thought it was already 
During this Wardrobe Capsule we can ONLY wear 
5 garments in one week 
BUT, we can wear all the accessories we want.
I had put this together to start the week,
But, it's not this week !
So this is just a peek:

- Brown dress shirt (I have had it for at least 7 years)
- Animal print peep toe flats Qupid
- Yellow patent tote Liz Claiborne
- Owl Ring Forever 21
- Gold tone necklace and earrings (gift from Julissa)
- Vintage Invicta watch

Why ?

So here I am uploading the weekend pictures.
Went to the supermarket and to the mall. 
They are plain, boring and not very thought of. 
I wear jeans and a t shirt.
Nothing fancy, so WHY even post them ?

I decided to post them, well first of all 
because I have been posting what I wear on the weekend since 
I began the blog.
Also, because I need to see what it is I am doing that I do not like.
Believe it or not THIS helps.

For example yesterday I ran into a co worker from my job 10 years ago.
She was wearing a simple flowered dress and flats. 
She looked comfortable and beautiful. 
I was, on the other hand wearing what you see below:
Jeans are always the first pick when going out to do errands 
and it is in so many ways a uniform.
I have about 10 to 12 pairs of jeans. 
They all fit (some a little tighter than others)
I need to stop "jeans" from being my first pick.
How can I do that ?
Any tips ?
I have even thought of giving half of my jeans away....
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Friday Cocktail

Friday night my H and I went to a cocktail at the museum. 
They were exhibiting for the first time a collection from the life of well known 
opera composer Giacomo Puccini, 
whose works include Madame Butterfly and La Boheme.

-Black dress Jonathan Saunders for Target
- Black patent peep toe flats 
- Silver padded clutch
- Black headband with big shiny rock
- Silver bracelets (all of them) on both arms


WTF: Vintage Ad

Ok, ok I really do not need to even read the text in this ad!
The image says it all.
I am wondering is how this ad ever generated sales ?



Did I tell you not too long ago I use to be 
an area manager for 
Roberto Cavalli fragrances ?

Yes, it was a lot of hard work but it was very fulfilling.

Today I wore one of my "souveniers" from that time:
- Roberto Cavalli perfumes long sleeve t-shirt
- Black cardi Toxic brand
- Light blue Tommy Hilfiger jeans
- Grey, black and cream wedges Nine West
-Yellow patent tote Liz Claiborne

This job was extremely rewarding. 
Allowed me to be creative, insightful and made me grow as a person.
It made me see that there were many other things I could do.
Have you had THAT job?
THAT job that makes you see all your potential ?

Have a great weekend !


Today I am inspired by IN STYLE

I do not know what month this page is from, not even what year.
I do know it's from IN STYLE, my favorite magazine.
I tear stuff that I like out and throw 
it in a can box I have in the closet.
The days I am totally clueless I reach for the box which 
usually helps me try different styles.
Today is one of those days.
Since I do not own a long white skirt or a jacket just like the one 
above, I did an "inspired by" or "look a like":
- White skirt Beiza
- Brown tank top Wet Seal
- Beige jacket Sawary
- Jade green chunky necklace
- Yellow patent tote Liz Claiborne
- Gold flat sandals

What do you do when you lack inspiration ?


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Today I ran around a little before going to work.
I met with local authorities in regards to the noise at night coming 
from the bars nearby, then went looking for a place that could 
"glue back together" my car's soft top to the glass and finally to my mom's empty apartment where I took 2 of the pictures below.

- 7 For All Mankind Jeans
- Burgundy Caramel satin top
- Brown jacket MNG
- Gold toned multiple necklace Forever 21
- Vintage watch INVICTA
- Yellow patent tote Liz Claiborne
and below is my MAY authorized purchase!!
Flowered wedges by Qupid


BLOG AWARD : Courtesy of Carla

Thank you Carla from Vitamins for My Soul for the award !
According to the instructions I have to post the award and pass it on.
So I decided to add on a few questions for me to answer and to pass on...

1. When is the last time you ran?

Few months ago, I know shame on me.
2. What's the last sporting event you watched?
None, I do not watch sports.
3. What is your favorite animal?
Dogs, dolphins, birds
4. Your dream vacation?
Egypt, Thailand, I have  a list.
5. Last person's house you were in?
MY H's sister's
6. Worst injury you've ever had?
8 Stitches in my forehead
7. Have you been in love?
8. Do you miss anyone right now?

9. Last play you saw?

I chose to pass the award on to:

SAk from http://sak-lilbitofeverything.blogspot.com/
and to Kathy of http://modargenta.blogspot.com/

Late, Late on a Tuesday !

I have a valid excuse for being late today.
My refrigerator died on me this morning.
I had to take everything out of the freezer,
 put it in a cooler and take it to a "borrowed" refrigerator.
Yes, all this morning before coming to work.
I had not realized how much food we had 
until we had to empty the entire refrigerator.
- Polka dot skirt Liz Claiborne
- White blouse Natalie B.
Tan Leather Bow belt Tennis - Colombia
- Black textile peep toe flats Lela Rose for Payless
- Yellow patent tote bag Liz Claiborne
- Black rhinestone necklace

Now I am just praying it is not completely ruined and that it can be repaired.
I rather spend that money buying something else!


Late on Monday...

And here is the proof...  yes my watch reads 8:16 a.m. 
and I have to be at work by 8:30 a.m.
This was the time I started taking my pictures before heading out to work.
- Grey trousers A.Byer
- Yellow boatneck top
- White cropped jacket No Boundaries
- Black pumps Bata
- Yellow patent tote Liz Claiborne
- White Givenchy watch
- Flower Bib necklace - paid 1.00 USD

Lucky for me... my boss was even more late than I was !


This weekend... it was just another one of those where 
you do not do what you want to do but what you have to do.
What can I say ?
Here's what I wore on Saturday, 
where my day started at the salon.

- 7 For All Mankind Jeans
- Black t shirt
- Yellow patent tote Liz Claiborne
- Gold tone chandelier earrings
- 3 multi colored bracelets
- Nine West Flip Flops

Sunday was also a "must do" day, which I will leave at that.
- 7 For All Mankind Jeans
- Pink Polo by Ralph Lauren
- Brown belt Liz Claiborne
- Gold gladiator like flats (gift from mom)
- White Givenchy watch


WTF: Vintage Magazine Ads

I am having a vintage WTF ad moment.
A friend emailed me a few ads that just seemed wrong, 
well at least in 2010 they seem wrong.
Talk about the evolution of advertising...
"Yeah.... blow smoke in my face and you can take me home...."
WTF ?!
I am speechless here. 
I get it now !
Santa Claus does not exist anymore... 
because he died of smoking related causes.


Upholestered Living Room Part 2

A few weeks back I posted a picture of what my living room 
sofas looked like before and after they were professionally upholstered.
The first time I posted about this, the idea of adding colorful cushions came up and as you can see I listened and added some color.
Then, I asked for suggestions on anything 
else I could do 
to improve the area.
One of the suggestions was from Delane at Euphoric Agony she commented on the white tables being kind of tiny and that maybe I should work in getting the leather bench in the middle and putting trays and using it as a table.
Here it is...
Needless to say, I have already began receiving compliments !

Close up of items on the tray: Painted shoe horn (Uruguay), 
Pharmacy jar (Peru), plant pot from IKEA, flowers dried up by me.
There is still a lot of work to be done at home, but the living room seems like a good place to start.