fashion


Folks,

I desire a space on the web that reflects my aesthetic tastes – a place that is clean, organized, and, well, pretty. I have something in the works and will reveal the new, beautified space in a few weeks. Yes, it will mean another address change (*groan*), but it’ll be permanent because I have decided that this blogging thing (that I’ve been doing for 5 years now!) is something I really like. So I’ll be buying my own URL and will have a nice wardrobe change to show you just as soon as the design is done. Just you wait. I have lots of ideas and want to start doing more with my photography, love of food, art, television, and parenting experiences. I hope you’ll hang with me where I end up. I don’t enjoy it without you and your comments!

Since I skipped Wardrobe Wednesday last week….here is a little something I put together that I’d totally wear.


Speaking of aesthetics, I took the design style quiz in the recent Real Simple magazine that arrived in the mail because, I don’t know about you, but I have no idea how to describe my taste. Do I like modern? Some of it, but not all of it. Do I like vintage? Some of it, but not all of it. Do I like country? No. So, what do I like? Well, the quiz said I liked comfortable classic (or something like that), but the accompanying picture was boring, white and slip-covered country which is not what I like. Second place was vintage ecclectic which was much more what I’m drawn to (the rich colors anyway, but not the uncomfortable fainting couch). I give up on labeling what I like, so here’s a sampling of pictures instead. What would you call my tastes?

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I skipped Wardrobe Wednesday yesterday since I didn’t have any new requests and didn’t find the time to make a virtual wardrobe for myself. Work has been nuts. Instead, here’s a random post of things that have caught my eye recently.

I love Tyler candles – they are soy-based and smell amazing. Only a little votive will make your entire house fragrant.

I’m trying to find a new facial product, one that is mostly natural, and that will nourish my sensitive, rosacea skin (I have always flushed easily and now that I’m all old and almost 34 it’s getting worse). Any suggestions would be most welcome!

I’ve wanted this pine cone wind chime for ages. Eventually I’ll buy it and hang it up outside. It’s peaceful and reminds me of home.

The apron is adorable and would be a nice addition to my fledgling collection (only 2, but still). And I think this shirt would be really cute with jeans.

That is all.

What’s on your wish list?

My latest request for a wardrobe idea comes from an old high school buddy of mine who wanted something for work. That may sound easy, but she works with children yet wants to look professional for the parents. She says:

Ok..how about a work outfit for a pediatric speech therapist…keeping in mind I want to portray warmth, professionalism, a bit of whimsy and..oh yeah, I get bubbles dumped in my lap almost daily…the challenge is on!

I cheated and put together two options just in case I’m totally off the mark with this challenge. The first one is purple, pretty, professional, yet comes with dark pants to hide the spilled bubbles, and flats for lots of running around with kids.

Purple Professional

This one is a bit casual, but the denim will hide those spilled bubbles too, and you get your whimsical on with the bubble scarf and bright orange accessories.

Fall Tones

That one was hard. How did I do?

xo,

V.W.

I put this wardrobe together by request for Lindsey, who said:

“I’m not sure if you take requests, but I would love some wardrobe suggestions! I’m a new mom to a 3-month old and can’t get out of my jeans and a long-sleeve tee routine. I’ve lost all the baby weight (hooray!) but now am in need of some help for an outfit (or two) to go out and about with the kid or just to meet friends in (something casual, yet not frumpy). I love your muted winter tones (though those shoes would leave me freezing and on the ground).

Help please?”

Lindsey – I hear ya. I was in jeans and a long-sleeved t-shirt for about a year after Claire was born (except for the days I had to go to work). How about this number? It is still casual and you can still wear a long-sleeve t-shirt underneath the gorgeous coat. I don’t know about you, but I’d feel pretty smashing in this number with basic accessories.

Or, if you prefer, here’s this outfit. It’s still casual, yet put together and comes with a nursing top (if you’re nursing).

I know, I know. That purple handbag is a total pipe dream, but it’s lovely!
Here are some affordable alternatives, plus a cute purple hat.

That was fun! More requests anyone?

xo,

Victoria

Here’s a little number I put together. Let’s call it Muted Tones Winter Wardrobe.

Does this outfit totally look like something I would wear? Yes, yes it does.

I happened on a few fun style blogs last night and was really impressed with the Cheap Chic posts on this site.

So I decided to try my hand at putting together a virtual wardrobe that I’d love to wear.

What do you think?

I’ll make one for you too if you want!

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