This Girl Needs a Break

I’ve been moving at a pretty brisk pace this month here on the blog and in real life.  October has been busy and this girl needs a break.  Good thing I’m the boss, right?

We kicked off the month with my snarky feelings toward all things pink in I’m Already Over Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I recapped the fabulous weekend getaway with my girls from The Trend Tribe in two parts: here and here.  And I celebrated my four year cancerversary with a fun Essie Nail Polish giveaway.  Congratulations to Erica, Andrea, and Carolyn!  Your trio of nail polishes from Essie’s 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness collection are in the mail.

So, you’re wondering what I’ve got planned for the week?  Well, I definitely need to catch up on a few episodes of Homeland.  I’ve got a list of books I’ve been meaning to read, including Catching Fire and Fifty Shades of Darker.  And, there’s a new People magazine sitting besides me and I’m really not too sure about Jessica Biel’s decision to choose a pink wedding dress. Let’s discuss.

This week also marks the final week of the “Let’s Get Physical” weight loss challenge.  Oh yeah, remember that?  This time around has been a little bit more difficult for the participants.  I think it has to do with the time of the year.  I crapped out again.  Shocker, right?  So, this also means that my ass needs to get back into the gym this week because I’ve got a trainer ready to kick said ass.

I will be back with new content on Monday, November 5th.  But, that doesn’t mean I won’t have anything here for you this week.  I’ll be posting a few favorites from the past and hopefully it’s worthy enough to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Until the 5th my friends. 

What to Wear? BlogHer Edition

I have let this whole BlogHer’11 weekend really get in my head.  You see, I wear t-shirts from Old Navy and jeans from the Gap.  I like old sweatshirts and ratty pajamas. And you’ll only see me in one of the following on any given day: tennis shoes or flip flops.  

I don’t have an iota of style. 

So, instead of shopping my usual haunts and coming home with another pair of jean capri pants I decided to get some professional help.  I set up a personal shopping appointment at Nordstrom.  When I talked to the stylist she simply asked my size, the color of my hair and eyes, and a brief idea of what I was looking for.

I found all this when I got to my private dressing room.

At least ten super adorable outfits including jeans, sweaters, blouses, and four pairs of Tory Burch shoes.  I spent the first fifteen minutes mostly taking pictures.

First up was the designer denim.  She had pulled the usual suspects: 7 for All Mankind, True Religion, and Hudson.  I just don’t have the bod for these jeans.  It’s seriously all butt crack and muffin top.  But I tried because she went through the trouble.    

Yep, just as I thought.  Too tight and these were those stupid skinny jeans.  I looked like a penguin.  After that she brought in like ten pairs of trouser cut jeans which better suit my shape.  A pair of Rivet & Blues came home with me.

There were so many cute tops to choose from.  I was immediately drawn to this blue and brown one and the adorable necklace she paired with it.

I loved it on the hanger but thought it looked a little like Stevie Nicks.  Or bird wings.  Against my better judgement, I purchased it.  But I’ve decided to return in because I look four months pregnant in it and well, I’m not pregnant.
Love, love, love the striped cotton top.  I got that and the green one behind it too.  Aren’t you supposed to buy double of something you love?
This was such a miss.  I didn’t even try it on.  Can you say Paula Poundstone?

I wasn’t sure about this top either.  The colors were so pretty and it goes perfectly with the dark blue denim pants I chose.  It might be a little Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company, but I don’t care — I’m wearing it to the Saturday conferences.

This was a pretty sweater and I thought might be good for a chilly hotel but it was too matronly and I feel old enough.  I did love that sparkly number on the right but didn’t know if I’d wear it for sure.  Maybe to the Sparklecorn party?  I’m kind of regretting not getting it now.  It’s very Las Vegas and would look adorable with black trousers and heels or black skinny jeans — but again, I don’t have the bod for the skinnies.  

I couldn’t resist trying on the black Tory Burch flats.  And I wanted so badly to get the tan wedges in the background but just couldn’t justify it.  I mean, I bought tan wedges from Target.  They’re just as fashionable, I think.

I wanted these black cuffed pants SO BADLY but I had to pass with a price tag of $198.  I’m hitting the Gap tomorrow to find a similar pair.  Fingers crossed.

This wool Tory Burch cardigan was also a big no after seeing the price tag.  I tried it on though.  And it was itchy, thankfully.

The green blouse also came home with me but I’m returning that as well.  It’s just not practical and I know it will sit in my closet unworn if I keep it.  I did steal that black tuxedo jacket.  I so want to wear it with dark denim and my red Foo Fighters t-shirt underneath but I fear looking a little butch.  Any suggestions on how to fem it up?
In the end, I got the black flats and a couple tops, a pair of jeans, and the black tuxedo jacket.  And maybe a necklace.  But I still don’t feel prepared.  I think I need something dressier for the evenings.

If you’re going to BlogHer have you packed?