Friday, October 21, 2011

Toss and turn I Can't Sleep at Night

Did my hair with some curls. I ended up pinning them back on one side because they were always in my face, but overall, I loved having "bouncy hair." I was definitely inspired by the recent DYT video of Type 1 hands on night for October 2011, and they talked about getting volume in your hair. It's always something I can use help with.

I love this peasant shirt. Volume, circles, purple. Everything a girl wants.

Gold dots necklace: Target
Purple embroidered circles peasant shirt: Savers
White undershirt: Shade
Gold springy bracelet: Dressing Your Truth
Grey ruffle skirt: H&M Brussels
Brown Fossil Boots: Online

Title: Tainted Love by Soft Cell

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pink: Day 2

Turns out I'm wearing pink again today.

Got a 100% approval rating from the dentist this morning, so the day was off to a good start. A 41 degrees Fahrenheit start, and I went with a wet head and no coat to the dentist. The frost on the rooftops reminded me that we want to insulate the attic this fall, before we spend millions heating the house that has no insulation.

There's very little talk or movement on my floor at work today - I may need to put on my coat and go for a walk, just to keep myself out of trouble.

Jute and mother of pearl necklace: Amazon
Pink and Red striped button up: Shopko (a million years ago)
Red tank: Shade Clothing
Red and White Wampum bracelet: From a jeweler at the Ft Bridger Mountain Man Retreat, Wyoming 2011
Khaki Cord skirt: Homemade from a pair of cords
Keen fuzzy boots: online

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Life in Plastic, It's Fantastic!

Looks like it's been a little while since I posted about my Type 1 antics.  But don't worry, they're still going on :).

I am wearing a new rather permanent accessory - my wedding ring!
I should get you a closeup so you can see the awesome height that you get with it (from the side).

Other than that, it was pink day. I am wearing this great skirt from Hillard and Hanson (one of my favorite department store brands) that I picked up at the thrift store the last time we had a date night to the thrift store (September, maybe). It's a bit of a light pink, but I love the seaming that goes across the hips. It's a touch longer than I typically go for, but fits beautifully.

Type 1 as a married person: So, I married the love of my life, and he happens to be a 2/4 in energy type. So, to put it lightly, we are on completely opposite ends of the spectrum. I'm all over the place, and he's...more sedate. It's not to say that we are incompatible, but it gives us an opportunity to honor each others' strengths, not compare one's weakness to another's strength, and to honor and cherish each other. I'll tell you more about this later, but I am so honored to have such a gentle and kind husband. :) Cheesy, I know!

Jute and mother of pearl necklace: Amazon
Pink wool sweater: H&M Frankfurt
Maroon tank: Downeast Basics
Pink seamed skirt: Savers (Hillard and Hanson)
Brown studded cuff: Kohl's
Wedding ring: Passey and Sons Jewelers (muahaha)
Red floral flats: Francesca's Collections

Title: Barbie Girl by Aqua

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 5: Belt It

Day 5 of the 21 Day Challenge

Today's challenge was to belt it, which I adore. I have a much greater preference for hip belts than for give-yourself-a-muffin-top belts, so that's what I went with. It's actually a scarf, and I do love this outfit. Lots of sparkle going on with the sequin skirt, the scarf with gold threads, my massive arm full of bangles, and the gold necklace. 

All tied together with a very emo photo pose.

Gold circles necklace: Target
Purple T: Costco
Gold and pleather bangles: H&M DC
Brown sequin skirt: Thrifted (Old Navy originally)
White scarf with gold threads: Kohl's
Gold wedge sandals: Skechers

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 4: Color Blocking

Day 4 of the 21 Day Challenge

Yesterday's theme (which I was too tired to post yesterday) was Color Blocking. I had to google this to get an idea of what was going on, but this one tripped me up a bit because it's what I wear a lot. I actually ended up with an outfit that was much more subdued than what I normally wear (think Barbie and the Rockers Goes to the Office), but I love the cool colors with the gray skirt. And I loved wearing shoes that didn't cut into the back of my very sore heels.

Shell necklace: a friend brought it from Hawaii
Aqua T: Costco
Dark green hoodie: Nordstrom's Rack
Brown and blue rocky bead bracelet: Francesca's Collections
Gray ruffle skirt: H&M Brussels
Gold wedge sandals: Skechers

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 3: Mixing Prints

Day 3 of the 21 Day Challenge

Today's theme is Mixing Prints. I found I had to differentiate between prints and textures, because I was all pumped to bust out some different textures together. But, then I remembered they are actually different things. Thus was born the flower skirt and the flower shoe.
One word about the flower shoes. I just got these from Francesca's Collections, a site I actually like for their accesories, and these shoes are miserable! I ordered a half size smaller than my foot size, because it's all there was, and it turns out even ordering small, these shoes are not stiff enough to actually stay on my feet! I put them on this morning, and couldn't even get to the living room without them falling off!

So I tried my new pair from Nordstrom's Rack, some nude flats with rhinestones. By the time I arrived at my desk, I had blood dripping from my heels. A few bandaids from my coworker and I was able to hobble through the day, but let's just say I'd rather be barefoot today!

Jute and mother of pearl necklace: Amazon
Redish orange T: Nordstrom's Rack
Brown studded cuff: Kohl's
Red, pink and white flowered skirt: Thrifted
Poorly-fitting red flower-print shoes: Francesca's Collections

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 2: Tuck It In

Day 2 of the 21 Day Challenge

The theme today is Tuck It In. Tucking is decidedly not my forte. Even when I was young and Mom wanted my shirt tucked in so I would look all spiffed up for the 80s, I was bad at it. Today's picture proves the same thing. Since I figured I couldn't handle it all day, the tuck was admittedly only for the picture. I actually sat on the floor of my closet this morning, trying to think of something I could tuck. It almost made me late for my early meeting.

Oh and those are the alstromerias I bought today. Along with rootbeer, chocolate chip cookies, and something to pedi my summer heels. Pampered myself!

Blue stripe button up: H&M Hamburg
Navy blue scoop neck T: H&M DC
Navy bead necklace: gift from the boyfriend, made by a local craftsman
Gold springy bracelet: Dressing Your Truth
Khaki skirt with satin band: H&M Chicago
Gold wedge sandals: Skechers

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Day 1: Remix One Item

So, I read a fashion blog - Freckles in April - that is playing a GAME. And well, if there's a game available, I'll play it. It's a 21 day challenge, with a dressing prompt every day. I love me a surprise!

Today's challenge was to choose a piece of clothing that I'm going to remix two more times during the 21 day challenge. I chose this white eyelet skirt. It's perfectly neutral, but I think this is only the second time I've worn it, and I wear skirts 6 days a week! So, I'll be able to squeeze in a few more uses of it before eyelet is a little too summery. I don't really believe in "summer clothes" and "winter clothes", but eyelet might be one of those things that is more firmly in the summer category.

I'd also like to say that today's picture turned out well, except for I totally over-cheesed. Oh well. Maybe 21 days will improve my photography, too.

Purple pendant necklace: made myself with Michael's/REI materials
White shirt: Shade clothing
Purple blue and brown polka dot shirt: Smith's Marketplace
Brown rock bracelet: Smiley Creek gas station (Idaho)
Purple ribbon: tied on a housewarming gift :)
White eyelet skirt: Thrifted
Brown and gold sandals: Skechers

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'd be safe and warm

I haven't worn this skirt for a very long while, possibly since I've been blogging about living my truth.
 It's the kind of skirt that I'm not sure is a true 10 on the 0-10 scale of awesomeness, and it's likely because it's too high contrast for a Type 1. Still, on a sunny day like today, it seems to fit the bill, and I went with it.

I've noticed some negative things in my life recently, and they are probably of my own creation. It's been a struggle to first realize that there were negative feelings and emotions building up, determine how I went about creating the situation, and think about how I was going to resolve it. One of the things that's helped me with this is a mini-healing session video Carol did recently with a beautiful Type 1, where they talked about "choosing to be happy now," and how the Type 1 energy is most closely aligned with happiness. It really perked me up. Here's to taking good care of ourselves!

Sans makeup

Orange, Green and Brown beaded Necklaces: H&M DC
Teal button-up satin shirt: Kohl's
Brown studded cuff: Kohl's 
Brown dotted white skirt: Ross Dress for Less
Brown Leather Flips: Clarks (Dillards)

Title: California Dreamin' by the Mommas and the Poppas

Friday, August 5, 2011

You're gonna hear my voice

I did something today that I've been wanting to do for a while. I'm not sure how you other Type 1's feel about it, but I tend to get monochromatic for work. I don't own a lot of neutrals, and so I end up wearing jewelry that is more neutral, since my clothes are usually colors.

Here's what I wanted to do: wear jewelry in a contrasting color to my clothes.


I'm wearing my new H&M necklaces in orange and green, and to pair with that, I've got my red orange yellow swirl bracelet. I was mostly going for the orange side, but it's not like everything I wear needs to match.

I think for me it's because I'm trying to feel professional.

Party Friday, anyone?

(I'm actually having a birthday party tonight. Hopefully there will be much fun to be had there. I'm thinking of making s'more cupcakes, to go with the hotdog and marshmallow cookout theme. Not sure if that's over the top???)

Orange, green and brown beaded necklaces: H&M DC
Aqua patterned peasant shirt: Kohl's
Red orange and yellow wavy plastic bracelet: Dressing Your Truth
Blue corduroy skirt: Down East Basics
Gold ballet flats: Fossil

Title: It's My Life by Bon Jovi

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I look around but it's you I can't replace

The real reason I'm posting today is to show off my new gold sandals. I got them at the same time as my new leather flips, from Dillards, but this is the first occasion they have carried my pink toenailed feet around town. They are comfortable (the straps are elastic), sparkly, but the wedge still helps them to be more work appropriate.

The navy scoop neck - is it just me or do the necks on scoop neck shirts just get bigger and bigger? It seems that way to me. 

Overall, I love this outfit. I'm in need of a haircut, or at least some styling today (it's a little flat, despite my bobby pin efforts.)

Well, happy Wednesday!

Gold circles necklace: Target?
Navy scoop neck T: H&M DC
White button up with silver stripes: Hillard and Hanson (Dillards)
Blue and white flower print skirt: Thrifted
Gold spring bracelet: Dressing Your Truth
Gold wedge sandals: Skechers (Dillards)

Title: Every Breath You Take by The Police

Friday, July 15, 2011

Girls Talk About Their Social Lives

Am I the only one that gets thoroughly bored with what I pack when I travel? I realize in the last 4 years or so, I'm likely to go clothes shopping when I'm traveling anyway, but now it's almost necessary. Got to have me some variety, and where better to find it than another city??

Last night I hit the H&M while here in Washington DC, partly to see the town, and partly because I couldn't stand to wear the same button-up shirts I had packed for another day. Thankfully, I found a few cute tops, and some new jewelry pieces. It's amazing to me how much variety I benefit from in my wardrobe (and I still try to keep it under control!)

I also got a new pair of flip flops before the trip. Last week or so, I was walking in my previous pair of Sanuk flip flops and tripped over something and the rope just ripped right out of the rubber footbed. Those had to be trashed... So, I went to return a shirt to Dillards, and look what came home with me? These leather Clark's sandals, on summer sale!

I also love H&Ms signature colors this season - orange is heavy in there! It's not often that orange is extremely popular, or that it gets a lot of wear. Thankfully, I love orange and was pleased to see it in this combination of beaded necklaces (which are stretchy and very comfortable!) Dark brown, green, and two colors of orange.

Cheers to summer!

Sorry I'm a little blurry here...

African beaded necklaces: H&M DC
Red tank: Shade Clothing
Navy scoop neck T: H&M DC
Wooden bracelet: Friend's gift from Romania
Worn brand jeans: Nordstrom's Rack
Brown stitched flipflops: Clarks (from Dillards)

Title: Runaway by Bonjovi

Friday, June 10, 2011

I Don't Need to Fight

Neutrals. Have you tried dark purple as a neutral? Dark purple is pretty hard to find, in my opinion, but I was able to find this great skirt through, and it's made in the USA! Still, when I decided today was the day for it, I wasn't entirely sure how to use it. It doesn't feel as neutral as brown, and I added the jacket to get it a little more neutral, along with the gold jewelry. 

I think this has led me to believe that I need more neutrals in my wardrobe, so that I can expand what I've already got (they're like accessories!)

I've been tired and trying to get myself over some vitamin deficiencies, so less creativity has been thrown into Outfitland. Still, let's shake it up!!

Green headband: Smith's Marketplace
Brown corduroy jacket: Costco
Teal button up: Kohls
Gold flower necklace: Dressing Your Truth
White and gold scarf: Kohls
Gold springy bracelet: Dressing Your Truth
Purple flare skirt: Amazon (made in the USA!)
Brown ballet flats: Nordstrom Rack

Title: Baba O'Riley by The Who

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Turned you into someone new

This skirt has been waiting to bust out the closet! You see, I wasn't sure it was Type 1 enough. I bought it multiple years ago, long before Dressing My Truth. It's purple with a blue undertone and gold iridescent in the right light. (Gold!!) It's got an asymmetrical cut that flares when you move. It's corduroy (which I love!)

I kept seeing it hanging in my closet, since I never got rid of it. My "beauty sixth sense" was excited to wear it, to have something that was so flared on the bottom and remember how much fun I have when I wear it. So, I embraced the sixth sense and went for it. I think I hesitated because I used to wear this with a black shirt, every time. Always the black shirt. Now that I don't wear a black shirt for anything short of becoming the queen, I had to work with the accessories a bit, but I think the other purple items work well with it (too bad you can't see my necklace, it snuck under my collar).  I'm loving it!

I also love the gold scarf around my waist. This was one of my first DYT purchases - out looking for something gold to throw into the wardrobe. It's gotten a lot of wear since then, and I'm glad it's made an appearance today. I think it goes well with a relatively neutral outfit.

Oh, and my Type 1ness today: I have put my foot in my mouth 3 days in a row! First to my boyfriend, then my good friend who was at my house for a visit, then on a business call today! Sometimes I wonder where my filter is. It's okay to remember that sometimes the random comes out of my mouth - and thankfully, these people love me and honor me!

White cotton shirt with vertical pleats: H&M Hamburg
Purple pendant necklace: made myself!
Purple circle bracelet: Dressing Your Truth
White scarf with gold threads: Kohl's
Purple corduroy skirt with iridescent gold: Nordstrom's Rack
Brown ballet flats: Nordstrom's Rack 

Title: Don't You Want Me by The Human League

Friday, May 27, 2011

Confession: My favorite color is clear.

My boyfriend is a Type 2, which means one of his favorite hobbies is to research and purchase "gear." The perfect keychain, the perfect flashlight, the perfect desk to fit in the perfect spot in the perfectly well-lit living room. In many cases, if it's fast and does the job, I'll take it. Not so with him.

Several years ago, he bought me a really nice, 27 ounce BPA free stainless steel water bottle. It has a nice black screw cap with a ring that you could put a carabiner through, and I keep it on my desk at work. Durable, safe, lightweight. It's supposed to be filled with water and keeping me hydrated.

I'm not much into bottled water either, so that's not an issue for me. I don't mind if it comes out of the tap, as long as it's not lukewarm.

Today I brought a 33.8 ounce bottle of sparkling water beverage in key lime flavor to work. It's in a clear bottle with a brightly colored label, and has bubbles in it. All things I love. I'm willing to not have bubbles every day. I'm finding, however, that if I'm to be convinced to stay hydrated, I'd rather do it with something clear. I can see how much water is in there; I can see the sunlight through the bottle.

There, I said it. Give me the $0.59 water bottle and I'll refill it, and you can keep your stainless steel one. It does look nice on my desk though.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I miss the earth so much

This is me today. This shirt that I got at the thrift store is perfect for a dim and rainy day. After all, polka dots add some great animation! If I had shown you a view straight from the front, you would see that it's a great shirt for looking slimmer than you are, and I can't complain about that! I used to be anti-ruffle, but here I am with a ruffle around the top half of the button placket. Yeehaw! I flip up the sleeves at the elbow, wear a white tank underneath, and this shirt practically runs the show.

I've noticed that my body physically moves randomly, especially compared to my much more calculated 2/4 boyfriend. I'm the one who's always tripping over things, bumping my thigh on the corner of a table or counter, stepping on things that shouldn't be on the floor, and bumping my face against things. Earlier this week I was leaving a downtown office building through a revolving glass door. I do this multiple times a day at my own building, but the door space is significantly wider at my building than the one I was leaving that day. I went through the door about 180 degrees worth and stepped toward the outside. WHAM! I hit my face on the curved glass wall that encased the door! I stepped back, looked around, and took a few more steps in the direction that moved the door before I could safely step out. Good thing I didn't break my glasses :).

Are you wearing anything sparkly today?

I love this bracelet so far - it does like to get caught on stuff though. Sleeves, waistbands, noses.

Navy Beaded Necklace: gift from my boyfriend, made by a local artisan
Blue and white polka dot ruffle shirt: Thifted (Charter Club)
White beaded bracelet: Shopko
Blue corduroy skirt: Seagull Book (DownEast Basics)
Keen fuzzy brown boots for the monsoon outside: Online (Keen)
Title: Rocket Man by Elton John

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

'Cause I've Got To Be Free

This is in my most excellent backyard. I'm still working out how to take pictures of myself, since I don't have a tripod or anything. I love playing around with it though. I love this shirt - and I modified it myself. It used to have a brown layer underneath the white layer on top, and it made it much more subtle. When I saw Carol Tuttle for the very first time, I was wearing it, and she didn't quite approve. I took it home and decided to cut out the brown lining, and now just wear it over a white undershirt. Perfect! I love cutting stuff up to fix it :).

Type 1ness of the day: I'm actually more productive at work when I have someone to talk to, to brainstorm with. Someone to chat with and laugh with. When there's no one around, it challenges me to focus. Focusing is easier if there are distractions!

Purple pendant on a leather strap: made myself (Michael's craft store and a gift necklace from REI)
White undershirt: DownEast Basics
Purple blue and brown mesh shirt: Smith's Marketplace
Blue plastic beads bracelet: Smith's Marketplace
Teal beads: friend brought them from China
Brown fishtail asymmetrical skirt: Dressing Your Truth
Brown ballet flats: Nordstrom's Rack

Title: Come Sail Away by Styx

Friday, May 13, 2011

PS: The Jacket

I almost forgot to introduce you to today's jacket. I bought it at Nordstrom's Rack, and it's very Audrey Hepburn. A little swishy, kind of Paris in the spring.

The jacket in all its glory!

On the phone, and taking a picture, while wearing a jacket.
Green spring jacket: Amber Sun collection (Nordstrom's Rack)

When you're with me, I'm smiling

Today is my first day sporting straightening iron curls, which they show very nicely in the November 2009 Club Night video (for Dressing Your Truth members only). I recently bought the Type 1 flatiron, after NOT buying it for many months, hoping the curls would work. I've been realizing that curly hair is much truer to my nature. That explains all the childhood bad perms I used to force my mom to give me. Not that all of them were bad - just the one where mom took me to the local beauty school and they truly cooked my hair until it was finished. It was because I wanted it to be reeeeally curly, and then I was mortified afterward with how curly it was. There was no way I could hide the fact that I had a curly head, and I was quite embarrassed about it. Now I'm embracing the curly head and the extra movement it gives me! Love it!

I was in a bit of a wardrobe rut, and was wearing outfits you've already seen on the blog. The same ones. Over and over. Part of it was needing to get unpacked from moving (still can't find my favorite brown skirt, but I'll keep looking...), and part of it was probably just being tired. But here we have a fresh Friday outfit for you, with several pieces never seen before! I used to love this white button up shirt with its little silver metallic stripes. I found it professionally, but also sparkly. Oh, and this skirt. I wore it to a good friend's wedding last summer in the park, with a billowy white shirt, and I love it. It is a little snug though, and it's a tiny challenge to walk gracefully while wearing it. All in a day's work though.

Cheers! Happy Friday!

The skirt's embroidery
The whole me. Ignore the fact that the button up finds itself to be too short, and flips up a little.

White with metallic silver stripe button down shirt: Hillard and Hanson (some department store circa 2003)
Aqua T-shirt: Costco
Gold flower necklace: Dressing Your Truth
Gold springy bracelet: Dressing Your Truth
Teal cotton skirt with white embroidery: Prana (
Gold buckle flats: Fossil (Maceys)

Title: Lady by Styx

Friday, April 29, 2011

They're made of lipstick, plastic and paint

Yesterday I made it to work without any accessories. I felt so lacking! That hasn't happened to me in months - probably twice in the last year. I guess I was just so excited to get to work that I ran out the door without them.

It got me thinkin'. They're always the best part of an outfit. They make it possible to wear the same shirt and skirt but have a different outfit, just by changing your necklace, bracelet, headband, earrings, rings, or whatever. I don't generally wear earrings because they irritate my ears terribly, but I love wearing all the others.

Exhibit A:

 White shell bracelet
 White glitter headband
Jute and mother of pearl necklace

White shell bracelet: Zurchers, the party store
White sparkle headband: Claire's
Jute and mother of pearl necklace:
Pink cotton striped shirt: Dressing Your Truth store

Title: Runaway by Bonjovi

Happy Friday to you all!

Friday, April 8, 2011

They'll be peace when you are done

Lots of blue and white and green sparkles today, which is good.

These bracelets make a little tinkling sound when you wear them. Which I love! When I was in high school, around Christmastime, I would tie a jingle bell on a ribbon to one of my shoes and wear them every day. I wonder how many teachers I really annoyed, but I loved walking the halls and hearing the jingle. I guess some things never get old!

I need to talk myself into spending the money on a haircut in the next couple days. I got out of the habit with house buying, and that's been good for no one. Time to get back in the swing on that one.

See the awesome unfinished edge on my skirt. I just sewed a line around it, rather than actually hemming it. I love the strings hanging down, and the fact that the cut is not completely straight. A little edgy, eh?

Happy Friday!

Blue and white sparkle stripe shirt: Thrifted
Round shell necklace: H&M Chicago

Blue and green sparkle bracelets: Smith's Marketplace
White undershirt: Shade
Khaki corduroy skirt: Homemade from a pair of Calvin Klein cords!
Keen fuzzy boots

Title: Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shop this, yo!

I came across a great online store to shop. Low prices and interesting stuff. Francesca's Collections. Lemme show you some of my Type 1 favs:

 Gravel Road Cuff (which I just bought!!!)
I love the rocks that give a shout out to Secondary 3!

 Fade Away Scarf in Pink
This necklace would probably be longer than I like at 17 inches, but would be nice if you prefer them longer.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Haven't been home in a year or more

I bought a house. I get the keys today.
I have to say - worse than closing, worse than changing my utilities, was dealing with Comcast. Ugh.
Glad that's over with.

I received some excellent Type 1 housebuying advice from another lady on the Dressing Your Truth forums. I was frustrated with the number of options and the fact that I was the final decision maker. I'm perfectly happy adapting to another person's decision, but at the same time, I didn't want to give my power away. Here's the summary of what she told me:

"Picture the fun you'll have in that house. The friends, the children, the parties, the food. Make sure there are good spaces for fun. And go with your gut."

Wonderful advice. And I tried to live it. I think my new house has some good fun spaces in it, and I am already planning the weenie roast to kick off me having a great backyard!

My face looks weird in this picture. Not a judgement, just a strange camera angle. Good thing it's about the clothes.

Check out this skirt! Finally a "wrap style" skirt that is well-designed!
Adorable shoes, anyone? (Yes I have abnormally tiny feet.)

Brown corduroy jacket: Costco
Star shell necklace: friend bought it in Hawaii
Dark green T: Smith's Marketplace
Green circles bracelet: Dressing Your Truth (I have it in purple too!)
Green and white abstract linen skirt: Coldwater Creek
Green flower flats: Classified (Thrifted)

Title: Wheel in the Sky by Journey

Thursday, March 31, 2011

In every condition in sickness in health


I've been having some mega conversations with one of my BFFs about being a Type 1. She's a 1/4, which has caused some confusion in her life. Overall, I think she's loving the journey. I'm so happy for her, and happy I finally opened my mouth and explained it to her.

I'm glad I wore this skirt today, since I love it. And the necklace I chose - a little substantial to keep me moving swiftly today. There's a lot changing in my life right now, and I wanted to be sure I could keep up :). Also, no boots today. That's been a while too!

The sun is shining, and it's a great day to be alive!

Type1ism of the day: That cheesy smile! I seem to always look like that in pictures :) Here's to April starting tomorrow. Cheers!

Brown Corduroy Jacket: Costco
Wood and pink round shell necklace: Amazon
Red tank top: Down East Basics
Brown shirt: Down East Basics
Wooden bracelet: friend brought it from Romania
Red and beige linen leaf pattern skirt: H&M Chicago
L'eggs Everyday nude hose: Walgreens
Brown ballet flats: Nordstrom's Rack

Title: How Firm a Foundation, (hymn)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I absolutely love her when she smiles

I have a green pea coat. My mom bought it for me for Christmas, and we found it on mega discount at Old Navy. It was meant to be. It's kind of a Kelly green, which I love. What am I saying? I love green in most any shade. Hence my green work bag too, that I took with me to Sweden and Germany.

Well, it's Saint Patty's day, and I have no Irish ancestry whatsoever. Not detered by that, I still hitched up my green and headed to the office. I think I might be the only one in really bright green, but I have seen a lot of sage and olive around today. Maybe I can pretend I'm Irish.

I have an adorable sticker one of my coworkers gave me years ago, and it's still on my desk. It's a heart with shamrocks around it that says "I love the Irish" on the inside of the heart. She scratched out "the", and now it says "I love Trish!" How awesome is that! I guess I can be Irish since we share 4 letters of our name.

Type 1ness of the day: Oh the sun! It's been so dark the last few days with rain and overcast skies, but I am a sunshine addict! I truly am. I curl up in the sun like a cat, and go outside just to walk around in the tulips when the sun is out. It totally brightens my mood :).

Oh, and PS, this is the second time this week I've worn something tied around my waist. I think we might be on to something here. I could still use some practice on the scarf technique.

(Still need a haircut.)

Lime green T: Costco
Brown corduroy jacket: Costco
Jute and mother of pearl necklace: Amazon
Undershirt: Down East Basics
Wooden bracelet: friend brought it from Romania
Khaki skirt with satin ribbon: H&M Brussels
Green polka dot silk scarf: Land's End
Keen fuzzy boots

Title: Absolutely by Nine Days

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down

Hoo-rah! I love that I feel like my closet has hit "critical mass." You know, that point where you have enough of the right clothes that there are almost endless possibilities? Pretty enticing for a Type 1, eh? 

What do you think about how many clothing items you need? Especially as a Type 1? I feel like it was a challenge to get there, especially because I have to wear skirts 6 days of the week. Finding Type 1 skirts can surely be a challenge, but I feel like I've found some good ones. My best luck of all has been thrifting actually - I find great ones all the time, and many more that aren't in my size.

Type 1ism of the day: I remember Marcy talking about being a Type 1 and looking up at the sky. How centering it is for a Type 1. I completely agree. I'm the girl you find in the park, laying on my back and watching the clouds move. Since I work on the 5th floor of a high-rise office building, there's a great view of downtown. Too bad I don't have a window of my own. But there's a particular one I like to wander over to in the afternoons and look at the clouds against the mountains. This is a great way to center yourself as a Type 1 - go look out the window, look UP for a few minutes, and you'll feel a lot better. Ready to tackle your over-booked day! :)

Got this great skirt while thrifting on Saturday, along with the striped one I wore in the last post. I'm also wearing my Como Italy belt - I got it at the street market there in September. I've always wanted to pull off a belt like this, and I feel like this is my first success attempt. I balanced it with the gold necklace, and the sparkly skirt. I think not having a patterned shirt made it easier. Oh, and it's a little weird to say, but these type of belts fit best/work best when you have clothes on that aren't "giving you a muffin top" at all. Keep an eye out for that one :)!

Here's the sparkle detail on my skirt
This is the great hip belt I got in the city of Como, Italy. I was there in September for work, and we stopped at the street market to look around. This was my prized find. And, I finally feel like I am wearing it "correctly." Yee-haw!
Brown corduroy jacket: AMI at Costco
Purple T: Costco
Gold flower necklace: Dressing Your Truth store
Purple circles bracelet: Dressing Your Truth store
Gold hip belt: the street market in Como, Italy
Brown organza sparkle skirt: Thrifted (Old Navy)
Brown ballet flats: Nordstrom's Rack

Title: Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve