Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Because She's So Cute

As usual, Miss O. insisted I take her picture after taking mine. She has been wearing her Dora backpack allday. How do I know, because she insisted her papa call me so she could talk to me and she told me, "I am wearing my backpack. That was at 1 pm and now, at 6, she is still wearing it.
She's wearing tights and a shirt I probably would have thrown a skirt on over that, but I have a feel from her unkempt hair that her and papa just lounged around all day. A pretty cute outfit for just lounging around though, don't you agree?

Stripes and Leather -- Oh My!

Yesterday and today I think I was dressed by my former French self. Have I mentioned that I'm convinced I was French in a former life yet?

This morning I was a bit unsure if something that shows my bum so well was work appropriate. I got more concerned when I passed and old man on the corner who proclaimed, "Good God, almighty!" But, I was already late for work and didn't have time to change. Plus, I felt damn chic.

I got tons of compliments on my outfits. I guess people are starting to notice I actually care how I look at work these days and appeciate the effort. I must have looked really bad before or something. lol...

I wish I could live in leggings and tight stretchy skirts and I suppose I could, but my job wouldn't like it. One of the women who works on another floor was told not to wear leggings to work because they were not "office appropriate." This comes from a woman with a faux organge tan, super overly processed bleached blond hair, who always tries to wear as much of the same color at one time as is humanly possible. Life's little ironies can be quite amusing, no?

Jacket: Bona Drag
Leggings: Little shop on Haight St.
Skirt & Top: Forever 21
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Vintage Macy's brand
Scarf: gift from Morocco
Sunglasses: H&M

Monday, March 24, 2008

My Spring/Summer Want List

I have decided to make my spring/summer "I want" list. The reason I am doing spring/summer combined is because I live in an area with a pretty neutral temperature all year long, so anything appropriate for spring is also appropriate for summer, and generally winter and autumn as well. They are in no particular order. I apologize for the lack of pics. Lazy me, I know.

1. Vintage Burberry trench coat. (I think every chic chick needs at least one simple trench coat!)
2. Gladiator sandals of both the flat and heeled variety.
3. Skinny jeans in a dark wash.
4. Vintage jean jacket.
5. Short plain leather jacket (black).
6. Peep toed booties.
7. The perfect cut-off jean shorts.
8. More basic tops (think white tanks and tees, and neutral colored tees and tanks).
9. Something nautically stripped (shirt or sweater)
10. Men's cardigan that I can belt. (I'm thinking a neutral color like gray or navy blue perhaps. I think I'm entering a navy blue phase.)
11. Vintage Betsy Johnson leopard print dress. (Why I keep obsessing about this one item, I have no idea!)
12. Minnetonka's -- undecided about just going for ankle or knee length.
13. The perfect 80's style bodycon dress -- vintage, of course.
14. David Yurman bracelet
15. Vintage Gucci purse.
16. Black basic designer bag reasonably priced.
17. Some badass black ankle books a la Fashion Toast or Milk.
18. More tights.
19. Black cigarette pants

I think it's kinda funny that my spring/summer items don't really include anything spring or summery. I know that florals are in big time and I'm sure I will, by chance, pick up something floral, but it's not big on my list. Neither are summer dresses. I think it's because I generally wear skirts and I went through a phase when every summer all I wore was dresses. It's not that I won't wear skirts or dresses because I will. I think my list is really about practicality and the most use versus just fun stuff. I am determined to transform myself from a more trendy girl to someone who is actually chic. This list may not get me there, but it's a pretty good start, don't you think?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Attire

I am not religious. I am spiritual though. That said, here is what I wore today, Easter Sunday. The weather was BEAUTIFUL for the first time in a bit, so I thought that the kids and I would walk to Safeway rather than drive to Trader Joe's and stop by Blockbuster. Seemed like a good idea at the time...

Six bags and a hard to push stroller later (not even mentioned the "poor her" stares I got) I realized that it's a big ol' joke to try to go grocery shopping with a stroller. LMAO... Ah well, the kids had a blast.

Going for a different look we took pics in the recording studio/office. My husband is a graphic/web designer, DJ and producer. Love those artsy types.
I didn't actually wear the heels or jacket and ended up swapping for some "I wish they were actually" Lanvin ballet flats and it was way too warm for a jacket. This jacket, which I was unsure about when I initially got it, I am now smitten with. Funny how that can happen with clothes just like with some songs you hear on the radio. At first you're like "i dunno..." and then the next thing you know they're your go to item. This jacket is my pop radio song.
Top: Vintage
Jacket: Bonadrag
Jeans: 7 - thrifted
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Sunglasses: H&M

Guess Who's Bizak!!!

So, yea, I've been MIA for a bit... computer issues... blah, blah, blah. Since my last post, I've been doing a little this and a little that... getting stuff together for my online store (yea, I know, another fashion blogger and another online store... sue me!)

Here are some rather random pics. An outfit sometime this month and a pic from Atlanta, GA's Velvet Room. I'll be posting daily again -- promise!

Velvet Room
Tank: Haight St. boutique
Black top under: Forever 21 skirt pulled up to be a tube top
Leggings: Haight St. boutique
Heels: Jessica Simpson red peep toes (yea, I know you can't see 'em, but if gives you an idea of the whole picture)
The full outfit pic
Dress: Forever 21
Sweater: Forever 21
Tights: Via Spiga
Boots: Andiamo

Monday, February 25, 2008

School Girl Chic

I really like this outfit. I feel very schoolgirl-esque. My tights are very burgandy, but the color doesn't show well in the picture. And my hair is a hot mess, but what can ya' do?

My goal for this week is to think up a character and dress her for the day. That might help with my creativity.

Tomorrow I'm thinking something French... a mona outfit perhaps?

Top: Fresco - thrifted
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Via Spiga
Shoes: Forever 21

Bad Azz Biker Sick

I was really sick for quite some time. On Friday I decided I'd had enough of sweats and tee-shirts and so I wore this ensemble.
I'm not quite sure how I feel about the jacket, but the hubby has convinced me to keep it because he's convinced I can do cute things with it. What do you think?
Top: American Apparel
Skirt: American Apparel
Socks: American Apparel
Shoes: Kenneth Cole
Jacket & Sunglasses: Bona Drag