Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Blue Pencil & A Cheetah...

This title is kinda cute, huh?

Sounds like the start of a joke...

In the middle of a train station I walk up on a cheetah holding a blue pencil...

Okay, maybe not?  I tried.

I still think the title is cute.

Anyway... today's ensemble...

I really am quite happy with how this outfit turned out.


Simple but with just a little flair.

Start with my beautiful blue pencil skirt in a finished denim from Ann Taylor LOFT... where else?

Ann Taylor & J. Crew simply make the most gorgeous pencil skirts... hands down.

Add in a little "pop" of color but in a very feminine material.

And... then finish the look off with a fabulous pair of high heels...

This just occurred to me... how many times have I worn a pair of high heels in the past two weeks?

I know that I wore these babies once for sure.

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Okay, I admit it... I am bordering on obsessed with wearing high heels now.

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It's funny because for so many years I wore only "sensible" heels and couldn't understand why a woman would want to "torture" herself.  Boy was I wrong!

I assume that my fellow Society Of High Heel Lovers approve of my recent obsession?

Hee Hee

Oh... almost forgot... I have a date tonight!

How do I look?



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Hemline...

This skirt is just fun to wear.  It really is.

Shouldn't clothes be fun to wear?

A little fun attire on such a dreary day just seems appropriate.

The hemline at the end of the fluted shape makes it so feminine.

I like sharp & polished very much but from time to time I like to break out a little "girlie," too.

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Isn't that just pretty?

Throw in a more masculine silk oxford style blouse just to provide a little balance and we're all set for a day at the office.

I think they work together pretty well.

The red blouse seems to pull that pinstripe out of the skirt.

And out the door I went...

Today on the DART train I was told by another businesswoman that she couldn't help but notice the adorable lace on the hem of my skirt.

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As I was stepping off the train, another lady asked where I had gotten the skirt.  Sadly, that answer is Harold's.  Temporary sadness followed by elation.  I love a good compliment.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Those Red Heels Again...

What can I say?

They are gorgeous shoes &  I love wearing them.

This post has to be quick.  I have loads of preparation to do this morning for a client meeting this afternoon.  No time for droning on today.

Simple black pencil skirt + red oxford + a fabulous pair of red heels = blow away the client!



Saturday, November 2, 2013

Trophy Day...

Please... no heart attacks...

Yes... this is a denim skirt...

Yes... that is essentially a t-shirt and a pair of low cut boots...

Yes... this is the outfit that I wore today...


Today was Trophy Day at the soccer complex.

Trophy Day is a mixture of excitement, chaos and quasi organization combined with far too little manpower.  You see... no one EVER wants to volunteer for these types of chores.

Enter my Big Sis... the queen of volunteer...

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This time she roped me in although I didn't know it until I was already committed.  She is a sly one that older sister... 007 would be proud.


She sends in the niece & nephew early in the week with an invitation to watch their respective soccer games on Saturday.  Smart.  Hit me before I can commit to anything else for the day.

How can I refuse?


About midweek she informs me that this weekend's games are spread out with several hours in between so I should just plan the whole day with them.

Not a big deal...  I love spending time with the only family that I have here in town.


Saturday morning... early... The phone rings.

On the other end of the line... one of the few people that know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will be up at this early hour... my Big Sis...

"Jordan, I need a favor today."

"Sure, what do you need?"

"Today is Trophy Day and we could use some help distributing them.  Could you lend a hand?"

"I suppose so, what will I need to do?"

"It's simple really, open boxes, hand out trophies to coaches... that sort of thing."

"Okay, happy to help."

"Great!  Can you meet us at the soccer complex in an hour?"

"Uh... sure."

007... I think M would be proud of how coyly she roped me in.

Sooo... Let the outfit scramble begin...

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I suppose high heels are out?  My leather pants?  Probably not.  Perhaps a cashmere sweater?  I imagine that wouldn't be wise either.

As I dig and dig in a harried and panicked state what appears?  This little denim skirt that probably hasn't seen the sun in years.  I don't own a pair of jeans so this seems like the logical solution.

Cute, too.  Huh?

It happens to also be from Harold's.  Ahh... Harold's.

Mix in a simple t-shirt (albeit a quite soft t-shirt) in a shade that will hopefully repel its share of dirt and grime...

... Throw in a pair of boots that at least have a chunky enough heel to keep me from getting stuck in the mud...

... And an outfit is born...

Okay, so they are not Doc Martins.
Hey... I'm an "inside girl" at heart.

Hee Hee


Trophy Day...

For those that do not know...

On Trophy Day, teams of children approach what passes for a makeshift stage in what can only be described as a chaotic manner.  Try as they might, the coaches and parents are virtually helpless to provide any sort of organization to this all out attempt to gain access to their prize.  The kids are relentless.

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Some teams are better than others but all are less than organized.  I am being polite.

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Sis is in charge.  I have been given "box duty" since I'm merely a rookie.  Box duty entails finding (always an adventure) and opening said box to reveal the shiny awards.  This is a labor intensive position that only the naive would accept.  Enter the "green horn" named Jordan.

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I am not complaining, although I know it seems that way, I am simply stating the obvious.

How many teams are in this league, you ask?  My guess... 4 million.

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They just kept coming... and coming... a steady stream.

Our only breaks came when it was time for Sis's kids to play.  I even worked through lunch.  I am whipped!!!

Sis... you owe me BIG TIME for today... BIG TIME!!!

I'm thinking that she is getting about 75% of the wheel time when we drive back east for Thanksgiving.

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Enough complaining.  Tomorrow is another day.  Off to bed.

Hope Your Weekend Is As Wonderful & Blessed As Mine Has Already Been!!!

-- Jordan --

Friday, November 1, 2013

Polka Dots & A Pop Of Color...


I honestly LOVE my job.  I know... GEEK!!!

Oh well, I actually do enjoy what I do for a living and my boss is wonderful in every respect.  Actually, she rocks!

I am lucky and I know it.

Now that I have said that, I am SO HAPPY that Friday is here... SO HAPPY.

It has been a busy week at work and I have almost NOTHING to do this weekend.

Ahhh... the most blessed weekend... the one with nothing on the agenda.

I'm attending a couple of soccer games on Saturday but I may not even leave my apartment on Sunday.

This incredible jacquard skirt was a purchase that I made from AT Loft last September. After seeing this post on Lindsey's fabulous blog called Saucy Glossie I immediately went to the website and made the purchase.  I paid full price... not even a second thought. 

Personally, I think Lindsey looks much better in the skirt than I do but I love it nonetheless.  I wear it often.  It was well worth full price.


A little "pop" of pink just seemed appropriate today.

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I wear this skirt with other tops but this one is by far my most favorite pairing.  It is like they were made for each other.  Some things just "sing" to me.

I mean... Look!  How amazing is the similarity?

Polka dots anyone?

How did I mess up the lighting so badly?

Perhaps it is time for a better camera?  Mine is sooo old.

I could easily have gone with any of my black shoes or boots.

Sooo... were the pink suede heels the right choice?

Hope Your Weekend Will Be As Awesome As I Expect Mine To Be!

-- The Leather Skirt --