Sunday, January 29, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
PS. WAIT. ONE MORE LETTER!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
So, because our misters were so ding darn stylish, I tried to spruce up my friend Christine and my outfits too. Truly, Christine needs no sprucing. She's naturally spruced. Blue eyes, blond hair and all that. Still, look at what we were up against.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Then Allison came back to my pad where I had the world's best skirt for her. It's yellowish with a green ribbon around the hem and vaguely asian scenes of a monkey wearing hats. I KNOW. Too small for me. Lovely on her. And whilst transferring the skirt to her possession, she picked out this outfit for me. I was worried about Bag Lady Syndrome. Whaddya think?
- Amanda Smith gray and white jersey wraparound dress $4
- Pink Fluevog boots $35
- Bangles $4
- Clip on silver danglies $1
- Pink sheer scarf headband $1
- White tights $4
- White tank $?
- Jones New York green cardigan $0 (very old, from the pre- days!)
- Belt the sweater on the outside? That's what I think. I just like a snug sweater. Weird.
- Not sure if the white tights were right. Maybe I shoulda done another color or nothing. But it was nippy out and time was short, blah blah blah.
- I honestly thought when Allison left my house that night that there was no way I would wear this outfit. I mean, I don't wear dresses. And the cardigan is baggy. And, dude, the Fluevogs with it? But, I trust her style sense so I left it on the ready rack. And...I don't hate it! Wearing a dress is really quite comfortable. And the Fluevogs, well, they can't be beat in terms of comfort and cute-fort.
All in all, I liked it more than I thought I would. And it's a look I hadn't tried before, so that's cool, right?
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It seems only fair that I should also highlight my most mortifying moments, too. Of which there were many. Many. Let's call them learning opportunities. Sigh.
In no special order (and you can click on the photo to embiggen. IF YOU MUST.):
A. -------> Image on the right ------->
The pink skirt with blue and white sheer blouse get up on the right is from June 1, 2011...I called it "lessons in incorrect dressing."
This could have been a perfectly cute outfit if the shirt fit. But no. I really need to give that pink pleated skirt another chance.
B. <------ Image on left <------
I can't really explain why I look so damn sad in the outfit shown on the left. It was June 11, 2011. I believe I used the phrase oompa loompa to describe it. Apt.
C. -------> Image on right ------->
I so want to be the girl that can wear a long white white sleeveless dress with fab jewelry and shoes and maybe a scarf. Like a lady in a spiegel catalog. Suffice to say I am not that lady, as June 21, 2011 proved. Ick.
D. <------ Image on left <------
At least on June 7, 2011, it wasn't really that I put the clothes together wrong. I just can't carry off this dress. Lumpy. I love red with polky dots but this went on the giveaway pile the minute I took it off.
E. -------> Image on right ------->
Apparently, June was not my month. Well, actually, it's just that I was new at this in June. So I made a LOT of mistakes. Like June 19, 2011. WTF? Could I BE shorter?
F. <------ Image on left <------
Man, I was really TRYING in the outfit I wore on August 8, 2011. Blech. I gave the skirt away. I'm gonna try the jacket again though.
G. -------> Image on right ------->
Last one. Worst one, I think, because I like each individual item but I put them together in the most horrible way possible on September 16, 2011.
Yes, it's true that my selections for worst outfits of 2011 are also really unfortunate photographs of me. But, I covered up the head part and just looked at the clothings in order to choose. Still, yeeeeeek. Bad photos, my gawd.
Okay! Moving on!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
:: Lose 30 pounds. Some of which I already lost but need to re-lose, dammit. Yes, I'm back on Medifast.
:: Finally, finally, finally get rid of the piles and piles of old clothes that have become a mountain in my house.
This article is not at all surprising but still disconcerting. Particularly:
:: "This translates into a sobering reality: once we become fat, most of us, despite our best efforts, will probably stay fat." Eeek.
:: "...to lose weight and keep it off, a person must eat fewer calories and exercise far more than a person who maintains the same weight naturally." I've always been kind of frustrated at watching slender friends consume delicious food with little or no consequences. Nice to see why in black and white.
:: "...the pace of weight loss is unlikely to make a difference, because the body’s warning system is based solely on how much fat a person loses, not how quickly he or she loses it." Good to know. Lots of people have said slow is better, but, turns out...maybe not.
Truth is, one of the reasons why I delayed losing weight for so long is because of what this article makes clear: maintaining weight loss requires hypervigilance forever. Forever. In other words, I knew that once I started the diet, I'd never, ever be able to get off it. So, there you are. Boo. But also, oh well! It is what it is.
In an as-yet unmatched show of embarrassing narcissism, I have selected my favorite thrift-store-get-ups from 2011. If that sentence doesn't make you want to vomit, then you may vote on your favorite in the poll on my sidebar over there on the right. Why? Hmmm. Well, I am a highly-trained internet consultant and I'm told that interactivity on this here blawg is good. So there you are, go forth and interactivate.
In other and more happifying news: I'm not one for too much selfy-helpy bullshit, but this sounds about right to me. Here's to a happy 2012, friendly friends.
PS. Yes, I will be posting new thrifty outfit photos just as soon as I get back in the swing of the time-consuming daily photo thing.
PPS. It has been suggested that you may want to question Lady Cardigan on issues of style importance. I cannot say that my answers will be helpful or educated, but I do have opinions! Plenty to go around! Email me right here and we'll just see what happens.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Dear Lady Cardigan,
Just a technical question. How on earth do you remember what you paid for every item of clothing? Love your blog.
Each and every item of clothing is numbered and logged in my clothing maintenance system with store and price. Then whenever I wear it, I pull the data and report to you.
Actually, I leave the price tag in in whatever I buy.
That's all, pretty ones. I'll be back soon!