Monday, October 5, 2009

Strike A Pose!

Isn't this picture adorable?? The girl, not me. I will get to that story in a minute!

I am behind in updating the items that are outta here! So, I am going to do it RIGHT NOW!

The Pencil Skirt I got from the UK is gone!
I am yet undecided about the Ellie Mae Clampett Schmatta - sorry Karyn!
Ms. Green Jeans has had her last outing! The shoes are staying!
I wasn't sure about this one, and you guys agreed - the kinda brown dress is gone!
You guys really did NOT like these jeans! They will be retired...not worn again, in the next year at least. I think I am still emotionally attached at this point, so no giving away yet!

If anyone is really interested in anything, I can be reached at

The skirt - fits like a 6.
The green cords are J.Crew size 6.
The kinda brown dress is Anne Klein size 6.

Okay, on to today.

A Monday Morning.
A dreary Monday Morning.
A Monday morning where I can't even figure out why I am cranky, other than being tired from tossing and turning all night.

But what a smile I got because of this little girl!

I have always wondered what the kids thought as they were waiting for the bus; Ben and I stepping out onto the porch for the daily photo shoot. Today, there were 2 little girls. Ben took the picture of me, and out on the sidewalk in front of the house, these girls appeared to watch. I told them to pose, and asked Ben to take their picture. We did not notice the pose at the time.
I headed off to work, not even giving final approval on the pics. I told you, I was a bear this morning.

Ben called me up laughing. "Wait until you see the picture!" he exclaimed. When I got to the parking garage, I opened the email - and laughed out loud. My little friend here has obviously been watching the "photo shoots" each day. She struck my favorite pose! When you are somewhat straight-waisted like I am if you put your hand at your waist, it creates more of an appearance of an hourglass figure. What do they say? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

I purchased this dress from eBay about a year and a half ago. I always wear it with this belt; this will be a challenge for me should I choose to wear it again this year! To me, it is like a giant scarf with room for my head and arms! If you don't like it here, it is because you have to see it in person. I get lots of compliments when I wear it.

I decided it was time for the boots to make their first appearance of the season. These boots were a gift from Ben last winter. We got them on an evening when I took him out on a date. The date was to take him out to all of the places that I would go by myself on a Friday evening before he and I started dating! I wanted him to know how he had changed my life!

We headed first to DSW. I tried on a ton of shoes and boots. I have muscular legs so some boots can be a challenge. I decided I liked this pair; Ben decided he would buy them! After DSW, we wandered aimlessly around the local mall before heading to dinner at Granite City Brewery. A cocktail was had and a salad was shared. Yes, that is how I would have "taken myself out" on a date prior to Ben!

Exciting, huh?

Well, off to log the rest of my food at NM!

Please vote on the dress and belt below!

Thanks for checking in!




  1. Love the boots but not fussy about the dress!

  2. I like it all, that dress rocks and those boots...

  3. I dig on the whole outfit. But the boots are my fav. You could totally wear the dress with different belts, possibly gold chains, or a big brown leather one with chunkier heels or boots.

  4. I like the dress better in the close-up shot; and I was thinking a slim silver chain would work too. Love the boots! I am a huge fan of slinky silky feeling clothes and this dress looks like it feels wonderful! LOVE the little girl - your following is growing! :)

  5. I love the boots and the dress. The belt rocks the whole outfit. Both of you guys are adorable. Same pose, how cute is that.

  6. OOooh! I love this whole outfit! Yay!