Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SCWC - Day 3

Okay, so today I realized that I cheated myself in this challenge. I really wanted to wear a different necklace.. OR add a bracelet.. But I chose that stupid purse.. and although I have worn it, I never seem to get it in the pic. I just forget. WHY, you might ask, because its not really apart of my accessory. I use a purse for function. Now dont get me wrong, I carry a mean bag all the time!!! but i dont change so its not really an add to my outfit. I used to change my bags waaaay more often. Then I started to buy quality leather bags (and spending a pretty penny more on them), and I just felt that each bag wasnt really getting their own rotation. So in a moment of closet cleaning, I trashed/dumped/gave away any bag that wasnt leather (with the exception of a few nonleather bags that i still use, mostly are evening bags). And at that moment, I decided that I would carrya bag for each season! and in that season, that bag would be fabulous! and really be a statement of its own... ok ok , now some of the statements are only in my mind.. but so far, I have really liked each bag that I carry.

Today's outfit
Grey peplum sweater - Macys
Belt - Torrid
Black Skirt - Macys
Ankle strap shoes - ??? (old old ooooooold faithfuls!)

I usually will change the bag around my birthday, which by the way is on Sunday (March 7). I dont really have any big plans this year except dinner ofcourse, and maybe a little shopping with my cousin (her birthday is today! .. gotta remember to call her .. and she wants to get some new makeup this weekend).

For the past few years (since I turned 30, I guess), I have purchased a new dress... and a new purse for my birthday. I did get the dress (although I am looking at another one), and I did get one purse (not sure that I want to make that my seasonal choice. Its the bag that I had on last friday.. but that bag is heavy as crap!!! and im not sure that I will enjoy wearing it, other than the fact that it looks nice, cuz it is really cute).


Dont mind that crazy pic above. I was trying to pull off one of those supermodel looks.. but it just came out pretty awkward... oh well.. ha haaaa

Here are the birthday dresses:
This little number is already purchased from LaneBryant. And its realy cute and even better, its comfortable too!

And this little number is from Talbots. This is the one that I am thinking of purchasing. I still cant decide on the color, but I am leaning toward the khaki.. although I luv luv loooove the green one!

19 comments:

Maria said...

Oh, I love the dress you bought. On the other dress, the green one is my favorite because you're able to add accessories and dress it up or down. The khaki is of course a more neutral option, but I think you'd really rock the green one.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I love that jacket/sweater. Fab outfit.

EvaNadine said...

i may be biased since green is my favorite color, but i would urge you to go for it -- its SO easy to accessorize with green, and it would look amazing with your skin tone!

The Real Me said...

Great outfit!

I saw the Lane Bryant dress in the store and debated on picking it up, but I had impatient men with me and didn't get to try it on.

Can't wait to see what you pick.

Andie said...

Like you, I buy only leather purses because I use them for function and I want them to last. I have a couple of PVC purses that I had bought a while ago that I've kept because they are bright colors and such- but for the most part- I stick to leather purses that tend to cost more money! They rarely make it into my outfit posts. :)

And get the green dress. You could wear the green with SO MUCH more than the khaki. You could do the green with pink accessories, blue accessories, brown, yellow, etc. Much more "spring" and "summer" looking and fun!

Happy Birthday to a fellow March birthday girl!

Andie said...

oh, and I gave you an award at my regular blog! :)

Honeybunches of Roses said...

I like this one.

skapamusik said...

Love the sweater and how a fantastic item like that can play different parts in different outfits.

Love the India Arie song your blog started playing ;) Cool app!

Sak said...

looking great in this outfit.

Diya said...

I agree with you, the khaki version looks the best. also, you look fierce in that second picture, not awkward. ;)

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BBM said...

oh cardigan/sweater, how i LOVE thee! and dont worry girl, i LOVE ure 2nd pose and i totally get you ... i felt so awkward while i was taking pics but we turned up the music and just roll with it ... hehehe! very cute look ... i love how u remixed this one!

and yes, i agree ... go with the green dress girl! r u kidding me? that color is fab and ull have so much fun creating outfits with it ... trust me! id buy it if i could ... ;-)

Taylor said...

I am in love with the Lane Bryant dress. Just - love! As for the Talbot's dress - you're right that the khaki would provide the most options but the green shade is so fun!

megara said...

love your blog! it is so pleasant to look at and that dress looks AWESOME on you! well chosen!


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The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

That sweater is so pretty! Love it. I like the model pose too. :)

LyddieGal said...

I love the lace on the cardigan, it's so lovely!

Kristin said...

LOVE that first dress! The pink trim is just fabulous.

Nina said...

Love how you remixed your outfit, looks great! Your birthday dresses are great the the hint of pink in the first one. The other one, i agree, you should get the green! You will look amazing in it!

Kari said...

Kameel, thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! I've enjoyed browsing through your capsule challenge wardrobe so far. I LOVE the pretty lacy trim on your sweater, and it looks like we both share a love for classic, figure-hugging shapes and pretty green colors.

Speaking of green, that is by far my favorite for the Talbots dress - no question. Man, now *I* want that dress. If you've tried it on already, does it fit well if you have curvy proportions? The widely spaced buttons is the feature that would concern me...

Becky said...

I love the belted look on you! Great choice of dress from Lane Bryant, as well. The Talbots dress looks like it'd be versatile, but I know I wouldn't be able to resist the green one!