Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Daily Wear

Just a few quick things...
And my past two days' outfits.

Monday, I opted to go the easy route--JEANS, of course.
However, I "jazzed" it up by pulling out a velvet jacket I had only worn once prior.
It's yet again a little something-something from the thrift stores in Ohio.
(aaaah! I've got to stop wearing these items because it's KILLING me not to be able to just hop in my car and whiz off down the street to get my "thrift on".)
*Vintage Velvet jacket-thrift store
*Silk blouse-Forever 21
*Skinny jeans-Uniqlo
*Suede boots-Carlos Santana
*Necklace-street jeweler in Soho

Today, I opted for a skirt I got a little over a year ago. It wasn't something I found myself wanting to wear; but after seeing the same skirt in blue on The Bargainhunter Extraordinaire,
I remembered it's high time I give it a whirl myself.

After the fact, I realize I probably could've used a pop of color in here somewhere.
Oh well, next time I suppose.
*Turtleneck sweater-H&M
*Houndstooth mini skirt-Express
*Opaque tights-HUE
*Booties-Nine West

-After work I got a manicure; yippee! I brought my own fave color, Darkroom (Sephora by O.P.I.), basically because nail salons do not carry Sephora nail polishes.
-I also came to realize its about time I get my mop trimmed up...so add that to my "to-do" list.
(maybe this weekend, I'll call tomorrow for an appointment on Saturday)
-And I considered calling home to ask my mom to dig out some old pics of me as a small child--for hair reasons. I read that your best hair hue is whatever you had as a small kid.
In my case that means dirty blonde, much moreso than the light brown I've got now.
(I don't know about this yet--hair dye issues might have to wait. My mind is not fully there just yet--
no need to rush into something I'm not willing to upkeep you know?)

Anyhow, off to watch a little Conan, then off to bed.


Charmalade said...

I absolutely adore your skirt in the second photo-- it reminds me of 60s! I've been a little obsessed with the mod lately...


Lara said...

I love the velvet jacket!! I used to have a black one that wore to bits.

Clare said...

Oh my gosh, that velvet jacket is almost too much. I love it!

alltumbledown said...

thanks for the comment on my blog! loving the velvet jacket and the combination of burgundy and pink, so pretty!

ANA said...

Love both the outfits!! I need to work on dressing up jeans, I'm not very good at it. That mini skirt is adorable!


Indy said...

That velvet jacket is soooo scrummy! And the houndstooth skirt is lovely, too!

Anonymous said...

Aww thanks for the mini shout out, Nicki! I love your skirt... too bad we didn't live close to each other , we could switch from time to time. hehe. However, I do think this skirt looks much better on you than me. :)



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Isquisofrenia said...

im so dying to get a velvet jacket ,this one looks amaizng on you
so its this skirt
you and your amazing boots

you should show us some photos too when you were a child ,aww how cute!!!

i always had black hair so i think that wouldnt work for me.

Meet Virginia said...

thanks so much! i love the way you pull together your outfits!


Elaine said...

You look amazing!! I love the second one with the all black but houndstooth print on your skirt.


Leproust Vintage said...

I love the simplicity yet chicness of the first outfit. I really like the all black/gray palette of the second outfit! I am trying to wear all black better....this just inspired me!

jane st. clair said...

i love jeans & blazers. super cute! i'd love to write more, but i had to take a muscle relaxer for an intense tension headache, so i'm a bit liquidy. i just wanted to say hi!

cass said...

adoresss the velvet jacket.
so vintage, so gorg!


missDTM said...

i'm really back now! lol...thanks for leaving me a comment...i know it's been forever. i'm going to check out all of your outfit posts NOW (i probably won't leave comments but believe me--they are ALL cute!).


Second Skin said...

k, I love that velvet jacket so much and ARE THESE PICS TAKEN IN YOUR HOUSE? That door is amazing and the floor looks like its made from a really great material! Super rustic. Oh so yes, the peach shirt looks very nice with the reddish brown in that jacket too. Your lower outfit is nice as well! I feel a little discombubulated in this comment sorry!

Danielle Barbe said...

love the velvet jacket, you should wear it more often! also digging your haircut, pretty lady.


Kelley Anne said...

That's funny, my mom told me when I was home last month that with my hair this way, I look a lot like I did as a little girl, especially when I smile.

You really wore those jeans well. I either go completely slouchy with mine or really dress them up. I love your little velvet jacket.