Thursday, September 30, 2010
Boots and bracelet remixed
Dress: Banana Republic Factory Store
Boots: Nine West
Bracelet: gift from my uncle
Earrings: street vendor in Istanbul
It's day four of You've Got This Week brought to you by Iris at 260 Days, No Repeats. I'm going to call this trend "minimalism". Also, the September issue of Lucky (which is the only fashion magazine I've read since December) mentioned ruffles. And believe, there is a ruffle on this dress. One more thing, I've seen a lot of cowboy-type boots in the stores these days. Does that qualify as a trend?
And I'm still participating in Lorena's challenge. Since this is such a simple look, there aren't too many countries represented. But it's also the first time that South America shows up in my clothing. I wasn't expecting Perú. Also, that bracelet was a gift from my uncle in Puerto Rico, but I suspect that it didn't come from PR. My breakfast was the same as yesterday's. For lunch, I had last night's leftovers, an orange (Florida), and yogurt (US). Dinner was rice (US grown) cooked in chicken broth (from Canada) and sofrito made by my mom, and some picadillo made of ground turkey (no idea), the same veggies I used yesterday, raisins (California), and olives (Spain). Oh, and lemonade (Florida).
I have to confess that my hair wasn't quite this neat for most of the day. I had it up with one of those awful claw clips as I took the train down to work because it was muggy and rainy. My plan was to leave it loose once I got to the office, but that didn't happen. Between the walk to the subway, the walk to work, and then walking to two buildings to get my computer log in issues (partially) taken care of in the muggy nastiness, my hair was just ridiculous and it was too HOT to leave it. So I wore that claw clip most of the day.
Here you can see my earrings, which I really like. This is the third pair of earrings I picked up in Turkey. I like the design on them and the turquoise color going on. I tried to pick up the turquoise there with a turquoise bracelet, and I have to say I'm pretty satisfied with the look.
Oh, and I did a little revamping here on the blog, which I was loathe to do because I really liked the shade of green I had before. Green is important to me. The color, I mean. Anyway, still not totally sure how I feel about it, but it's a start. I might do some more tinkering with the layout at some point. And this is where I wish I knew something - anything - about graphic design.