Monday, November 16, 2009

Blah Blah Monday Monday!

Sing along with me people "Blah Blah Monday Monday..." to the tune of the Mamas and the Papas of course!

I don 't think I got to enjoy enough baking yesterday. I did not get enough feet up on the couch have Ben rub them time yesterday. It was a "the alarm can't be going off already" Monday morning!

4 snoozes, or 36 minutes later, I finally dragged my butt-ocks out of bed. I only plan for 3 snoozes. Damn, already 9 minutes behind! Fortunately I did not take too long to figure out what to wear.

I love getting clothes back from the Dry cleaners. Skirts that have been cast aside in a basket for far too long, and then left unattended at the dry cleaners for too long as well, arrive home giving additional options once again.

I love this skirt. I am not, however, loving the fact that the shirt I chose is bunched up under said skirt! Grumble grumble...

I got this skirt at Anthropologie in the winter of 2004. Yes, it is almost 5 years old. I love the color, I love the ruffles, and I love how it is long enough to cover the tops of my boots, swinging to and fro' as I walk. I remember finding this skirt. I was shopping with my friend Sherri (Hi Sherri!!) and I held it up and thought "Oooh this is beautiful!" My size was not on the rack so I took what was there and held my breath. This was the ultimate in "vanity size gotta have this because you won't believe what size I got" purchases. I paid far too much money, but it was the first time I fit into the big "0". I know it was vanity sizing, because there are many women much smaller than me...the women that they had to add 00 to the sizing for. People - how can someone be sized less than nothing? Can we not go back to normal sizing where people do not have to buy clothes that have two zeroes? Regardless, it got me to purchase this skirt!

I always pair it with black, simply because that is the easiest way to go. I was a little at a loss this morning, as I could not find the black top I wanted. I grabbed this one and made due. It is incredibly soft, but I am sad to say that is about the only nice thing I can say about it at this point! I will keep it, if only to wear around the house. Everytime I walked into the ladies room today I just said "ugh".

The belt and the boots are repeats!

Ben got a nice shot of my "goth" fingernails. I not only got a pedicure on Saturday but I decided to get a manicure too. I love a good manicure; I do not love chipping said manicure within 1 day of getting it done. Anyone have any secrets to maintaining a good manicure? The only one I can think of is to stay off the computer and no typing! Hah! That is like asking me to not talk!

Pictures today were taken in Butler Square. I met Ben closer to his office today for lunch. We shared a bowl of posole. Posole is basically a pork/hominy soup with spices of black pepper, garlic, cayenne (lots) and a little clove in a beef broth. I ended up using a different recipe than the one I shared Saturday after Ben said "that recipe is not posole". As always, lunch was good but the company was better!

This office building is very nice. The inside is open all the way up. I am not sure how many floors it has, but the walls of the offices surrounding the inside are all glass. For those working in them, I imagine it can be like working in a fish bowl. From the outside, however, it is pretty cool!

I am going to work on being in a better mood for you all tomorrow :)

Have a great night and thanks for checking in, and checking out the ensemble! Remember to vote below!




  1. Kel, I actually like the style of this skirt. It's very flirty, for lack of a better word. However, I don't like how it sits across your abdomen. It gives the appearance of a "pooch", which I don't think you have. Maybe it's the shirt jumbled up underneath. If that's the case, and the skirt normally sits smoothly, then I'd say it's a keeper. Otherwise, time to let it go.

  2. The "pooch" does nothing for you, but I do like the skirt! I'm sure the pooch is only the top bunching up. I hate when that happens. I also like the top; it made me sad when you said it's past its prime. Thank you for the "not a repeat" picture! I'm not sure how I missed that, but I did. :) And thank you for the sweet surprise in my mail today. I sent you an email but I'm not sure Verizon is cooperating tonight.