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I got a haircut today and I really wanted to show it to you, but the wind just wasn’t cooperating with me. Can you kinda make it out? Probably not.

Anywho, after two back-to-back posts in which I managed to smile, here it is: the return of my chronic bitchface.

I don’t know what it is! I don’t feel pissed off. I’m pretty sure most people would say that my default facial expression is a ginormous grin. In fact, B– once told me that whenever he thinks of me, the first thing he always pictures in his mind is my smile. (D’aww.) But, yeah, I just am not making it happen when it comes to picture-taking time.

Any suggestions for triggering a natural smile? Your advice would be appreciated!

Sorry for the lack of informational and non-outfit posts. I have many planned, but I’ve had an exceptionally busy week. I don’t want to say anything until I’ve actually signed some documents, but it would appear I have a new job in a totally new field in an industry that is so awesome it could punch the sun in the face. But, as paperwork is still forthcoming, I will try to keep my omg omg omg in check.

Anywho, outfit components:

  • very blue vintage dress (Can you make out the chevrons? I love them.) from Elyse72 with minor alterations by me.
  • reversible leopard belt by Ralph Lauren purchased at Bloomingdales.
  • purple silk knit cardigan from Nordstrom Rack.
  • black tights from Spanx.
  • black suede wedges by Via Spiga purchased at Nordstrom Rack online.

This morning I went downtown for a meeting with a potential employer. It went super awesome as far as I’m concerned, but who knows, really. One thing I love to do is get my hopes up. I’m like Marge in that Burly episode, when she hears that Chad Sexington is coming over for dinner:

Homer: “You better get your hopes up!”

Marge: “I WILL!”

Anywho, I knew this company would be a bunch of casually dressed dudes, so, I thought I would swap my usual dress-and-wedges combo for something more dude-ish. In other words: PANTS.

I’m not the biggest fan of pants. I don’t think they do a whole lot for me. Also, they’re just not as easy as a dress. Pull a dress over your head and you’re pretty much done, outfit complete. At most, you’ll need to add a cardigan and some shoes. Pull on a pair of pants and then you have to pick out a top and then maybe a cardigan and then, like, a belt. You also have to consider which shoes are the appropriate height for the length of your pant leg. Do the pants need ironing? Ironing sucks! Crease on the leg or flat front? Blouse tucked in or left out? It’s too much!

But, I still wore pants. To bring on the girly, I chose a purpley-pink lace blouse with a grosgrain ribbon belt. As luck would have it, I had a cardigan that appeared to match. Instead of a purse, I carried a little document portfolio. The end result: meh, my least favorite outfit on this blog so far. But, from what I’ve read, clothing choices for job interviews should be as innocuous and attention-deflecting as possible. You want them to remember you, not your outfit. Mission accomplished?

Behind the cut, oufit components plus pictures of accessories! I remembered to wear accessories! You can’t see them in the full-body pics, so I’m kinda wondering what the point of wearing them was at all… Read the rest of this entry »

Yesterday I tried to nab the last of the dying light by taking pictures in the little portico area at the top of our stairs. Our house is painted a fluorescent peach hue not found in nature, if only for the fact that any and all naturally occurring instances of this color were destroyed utterly and instantly the moment any creature had the misfortune to happen upon them. It is a color that incites blinding, indiscriminate rage.

But, turns out that “death peach” (as I like to think of it) actually looks quite nice in the last rays of a San Francisco sunset. Whaddaya know.

Behind the cut, one picture in which I use the camouflaging effect of my zebra print dress to commune with animals, plus an outfit breakdown. Read the rest of this entry »

image via flickr user Joye~

In the United States, the third Monday of February is Presidents Day, a federal holiday to honor the birth of our nation’s first president, George Washington.

It is also a weekend of unprecedented savings. (You see what I did there? Huh? Yeah? Good one, right?) Yes, in these United States, we honor one of our founding fathers –– the commander in chief of the Continental Army that wrested our freedom from Britain in the American Revolution –– with a shameless glut of consumerism.

Who am I to besmirch such an honorable and longstanding tradition? Why, I would never dare! In fact, I embrace the mindless acquisition of material goods with the reckless abandon of a lemming sprinting off a cliff to its demise, which, by the way, doesn’t actually happen.

So, today, and possibly through the weekend, I bring you some very good deals, indeed, from online Presidents Day sales. First up, some practical picks from that favorite of the American career women, Ann Taylor. Read the rest of this entry »