Monday, November 22, 2010

Style isn't all about clothes!

Okay I was supposed to do an outfit post daily but these last four days I haven't been motivated to post my outfits mainly because I haven't been motivated to put together an actual outfit that wasn't geared toward working out and frankly those have been uninspired too. But alas I have been motivated to work on my home. So here are some photos, it's still a work in progress I have to change the wall art and paint the picture frames and pots for the plants.

On the last picture you see what I see, unfortunately the desk and computer cords are a huge eyesore. Hmmm what to do? I am probably going to get one of those tubes to hide them. Now I just have to find one here in Syracuse. The TV isn't too bad though just need to put those frames somewhere. Okay now to the good stuff, the drapes and pillows and throws from Target all the accessories are from Dollar Tree except the glass bowl is from Wal-Mart bought last year sometime.  Still so much to do picture frames to be painted and new wall art or frame the photos in silver w/white mats. Give opinions please because here at Refusetodressmyage I value input especially in the areas of STYLE!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Wishes: Style

I always think I have a good sense of style, and then I see myself on a daily basis and my stuff and well then I begin to wonder. Do I? Hmmm so I am going to start something new, a daily outfit photo w/commentary and not to include my workout wear unless I was wearing it all day and I happen to think I look cute. I'll try it for 2wks and see what the response is. The picture of my purses is because I loved them at the time of purchase so fantastic but they all went for 1 year w/out use. Style is subjective and at the times I thought these purses represented great style but did they represent great style or just consumerism disguising as style. Am I becoming a reformed fashionista?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday5: Five things I love right now!

Yes it's still Friday and it's time for my Friday5. I'm going to keep it simple no clothes cause lets face it w/the McRib  being back they will no longer fit me and I'll have to buy all new ones so my Friday5 is dedicated to the McRib. I love them 5times over!! I love you McRib you cruel cruel sexy processed pork smothered in bbq sauce beast.

Oh yeah and my Boyfriend told me if I don't get over it soon, it's a deal breaker... hmmm BF or McRib wow that's a tough one. The McRib my not snuggle me at night but then my BF isn't covered in bbq sauce....although I'm sure that can be arranged...I wonder if he'd like to be sandwiched in a soft bun...It's back don't make me choose baby, I love you but the McRib is only for a limited time!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let's talk about boots baby!!

This is the current collection, what I call a collection of restraint. I really had to pare down in my move to Syracuse gone are the high heeled boots which I really miss but really no longer fit into my stay home mom lifestyle, also missing are a light tan or camel colored boot but as most of my accessories no longer support a camel color I decided to get rid of the very old pair I had and since it had a square toe it was pretty dated. So here it is in my opinion the most basic boot styles a girl in the East needs. True I'm missing a bold color boot but that will only happen if I find one that I absolutely have to have with in a reasonable price. Good luck with that one right?
 My 3 knee highs, black leather, brown leather, and olive gray suede all low heeled, the black was purchased end of summer 2009 at Ross $35.99, brown was purchased at DSW fall 2009 $99.00 and the olive suede end of summer 2010 at Target $39.95. They all look gorgeous on and all were reasonably priced for leather boots. 
The fun weather boots, Rubbers or wellies and UGG style! Wellies in Pink Polka dots from Target for $4.64 major clearance how could I resist!! Right? They are lined with Hunter fleece wellie socks so warm and totally cute I got those at Nordstroms. The Black fake UGG's yes they are fake bought where else but Target I paid the full price of $19.99 2 years ago for them didn't set me back too much right!

 & now for the Cowboy, yee haw!! Giddy yup!! Okay this is where the money went the Black Boots are Laredo bought at bootbarn in SoCal paid about $110.00 a few years ago as a Christmas present from my friend Dorie we ended up purchasing our own boots I love them and like all Cowboy boots they only get better with age. The brown wow I love them more then my Stuart W's yes I said it. They are Ariat bought at Corral Western Wear on a whim that was a $225.00 whim but worth it and they are a size smaller then I usually wear. Or what I call a dedication to style because they were the only pair left. Dark brown with light blue stitching how could I resist CAN'T, DIDN'T, never will when it comes to cowboy boots they are my weakness my kryptonite more then handbags it's cowboy boots.
 Now for the work horses, yes they are dirty and worn but then as these boots go they should be. Dirty brown biker boots that I get more complements on then any other boot ever (which surprises me) bought at Target for $29.95 they are just above ankle height look very cool with jeans and very comfortable really great lunch time purchase about 3years old and still look exactly the same. Last but not least my waterproof KMart boots bought Feb.2010 at the last minute in preparation of the Outdoor Hockey game I needed something waterproof for the tailgate and for $14.00 in dark brown and pink totally worth 5 times the price. I was outside in the snow for 8hours and my feet never got cold or wet!

These are my boots all size 8 except the Ariat boots are 7.5 all ready for their fall 2010 debut.