Okay, not that behind. Although it's worth noting that this skirt does have magical buttocks-enhancing powers (though maybe it's also 6 months of consistent elliptical use finally paying off here, I don't know). This is a good example of why I rarely ask Fella to take my pictures for me. But seriously Stylenation, I'm way behind on outfit posts. I haven't had much time for reading or writing blogs this weekend as my cousin has been visiting from South Korea, and Fella and I were busy hosting a fantastic New Year's Eve party. How was your New Years? Can you believe it's 2011 already? I don't actually have any resolutions for 2011, except to have a better year than 2010. And it'd be nearly impossible not to do that, so I think I'm in good shape there.
Obviously I'm jealous of other bloggers having their sisters in posts (La Historiadora de Moda and E-Jo come to mind), so my cousin and I took some photos. You can't tell how much we're actually dressed alike here - we have the same sequined tank top, just in different colors. Our Grandma always used to buy us identical gifts for Christmas and birthdays when we were kids, so this is an homage to that. Anyway, on to the outfits.
Thursday: No Repeats, Day 17
On Thursday, I got my hair cut again. It feels like I just got it cut, but the ends were more than due for a trim and it was starting to get shaggy and impossible to style in any reasonable amount of time. I saw a new stylist since my last one is now living in Florida, and I think she did a pretty good job. Also, the new salon serves wine, so an afternoon of wine, Us Weekly (hair appointments are the only time I ever read stuff like that, I swear) and pampering isn't bad either.
Cardigan: Loft (last seen during 30x30 - those items are finally, albeit slowly getting back into rotation)
Tank & Jeans: Gap
Boots: Rampage (gift from Fella's mom)
New Year's Eve: No Repeats, Day 18
This is what I wore for the New Year's Eve part at my apartment, and it's just another example of the totally weird Chicago weather foiling my best-laid plans. Thinking that it's December and winter and all, I had a nice, sparkly outfit planned out that included my wardrobe staple, a cardigan. It ended up being close to 60 degrees here on Friday, so a sweater seemed like a poor choice considering I had the oven running for a few hours making food for the party and that we'd be cramming 15 of our closest friends into our apartment all night. Seriously, it gets really hot in here really fast. So this is the best I could throw together. The shirt has some shine, and so do my accessories. Even my shoes have a metallic sheen to them.
Top: The Limited
Denim Skirt: Loft
Shoes: Indigo by Clark (Christmas gift from Fella's parents)
Necklace & bracelet: New York & Company
Saturday: No Repeats, Day 19
The catch for having unseasonably warm weather in Chicago? The next day is pretty much guaranteed to be at least 40 degrees colder. It was in the low 20's yesterday, so short sleeves made way for warm, cozy sweaters. The good news is that the warm weather caused all of the lingering snow and ice to melt, so the sidewalks are once again safe for normal shoes! At least until it snows tomorrow, which it totally will. My cousin took us out for Korean food for lunch, then we spent the afternoon shopping and the evening at the Bulls game. So the day definitely called for comfy and casual.
Cami: New York & Company
Necklace: Embellish (gift from Fella)