Friday, August 31, 2012

Father and Son

"My five year old son likes to wear dresses," says German dad Nils Pickert.


At first, Pickert's son was reluctant to wear a dress in public, fearing he would be laughed at, particularly by other kids at his preschool. But that all changed one "skirt and dress day" when he and his dad made a resident of the town stare so hard she slammed into street light face first.

Read the full story here.

And don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shopping...

...but no surprises.

Some backstory: My auto insurance company sent me a $50 prepaid debit card, just for being a "paperless" customer. Yay ~ free "Dani" money! But what to do with it?

Well, I've been considering a new wig, one close to my natural hair ~ either gray or salt-and-pepper. So I headed off to the wig store in the local mall. They had a few that would work, but all were "real hair" and priced way beyond my means. So, there went that idea, at least for now.

But, since I was at the mall, I decided to check out J.C. Penney, a place I hadn't been since they started their new "Fair and Square" pricing policy. I was pleasantly surprised! Lots of attractive clothes and at prices I could afford...prices not out of line with the ones I regularly find at Target and Kmart.

More importantly, they had lots of stuff on clearance ~ so I got a new top and skirt for $13 (about what I'd pay for a similar outfit at the thrift store)!

Yeah, I know...I'm in the middle of cataloguing my extensive wardrobe; the last thing I need is new clothes, right?

You'll see that new outfit and maybe some more next week (after all I still have nearly $40 I can spend).

In My Closet 81

As noted, more red and black ~ this time with polka-dots.


Blouse ~
Manufacturer/line/store: George (Wal-Mart)
Date: January 2010

Skirt ~
Manufacturer/line/store: Jaclyn Smith (Kmart)
Date: August 2008

Accessories are polka-dot bow, red jewelry, natural hose, and polka-dot pumps.


Again, both portraits work (and, hey, I'm smiling in both)!



More pics on Flickr; sorry, no "surprise" but new clothes for next week; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

In My Closet 80

Wow! Eighty dresses or top/skirt/pant combinations...and I'm not quite done yet. Lots of red and black today, starting with this jacket and skirt. I love this set, because the jacket always makes my figure go va-va-voom!


Manufacturer/line/store: Studio I (Burlington Coat Factory)
Date: January 2010

Accessories are black hat, gold jewelry, black camisole, natural hose, and red patent pumps.


Two great portraits (hats always seem to make for these):


More pics on Flickr; another outfit and maybe a surprise later; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In My Closet 79

A green top and floral skirt...the top might be just a long-sleeved T, but the details of a drape collar and buttons on the cuffs turn it into something more feminine.


Top ~
Manufacturer/line/store: Merona (Target)
Date: January 2012

Skirt ~
Manufacturer/line/store: George (thrift shop)
Date: January 2012

Accessories are pale blue flower headband, gold jewelry, gold belt, and green patent sandals.


Two more great portraits (IMO):


More pics on Flickr; dressing and cataloguing continues tomorrow; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

In My Closet 78

Here's another of my favorite dresses; it's chic, it's elegant, yet it's appropriate for work, shopping, or entertaining.


Manufacturer/line/store: Fashion Bug
Date: January 2011

Accessories are red rosette headband, red jewelry, belt, and black pumps with metal heels.


Again, both portraits are worth posting.


More pics on Flickr; another outfit later; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Monday, August 27, 2012

In My Closet 77

A very office-appropriate outfit, yet still with sex appeal (thanks to that tight skirt) ~ a navy/pinstripe twofer and a pencil skirt.


Top ~
Manufacturer/line/store: Worthington from JCPenney (thrift shop)
Date: January 2012

Skirt ~
Manufacturer/line/store: Jaclyn Smith (Kmart)
Date: February 2011

Accessories are white bow, silver jewelry, and black patent pumps.


A nice portrait:


More pics on Flickr; more dressing and cataloguing tomorrow; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

In My Closet 76

A colorful summer dress....


Manufacturer/line/store: Attention (Kmart)
Date: June 2010

Accessories are yellow bow, chunky and silver jewelry, and yellow sling-back peep-toe pumps.


Both portraits look good, right?


More pics on Flickr; another outfit later today; and don't forget to vote in the poll (details here)!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Poll

As usual, choose the image you think should be in the year-end review:

ABCDE

Vote in the poll to the right; voting will be open until 10 PM on Sunday, September 2.


Poll Results

The winner this time:

In My Closet 75

Red satin and pinstripes...do they go together?


Blouse ~
Manufacturer/line/store: George (Wal-Mart)
Date: January 2010

Skirt ~
Manufacturer/line/store: Attention (Kmart)
Date: January 2010

Accessories are red bow, gold jewelry, scarf, burgundy tights, and red baby-doll pumps.


Both portraits are worthy of posting:


More pics on Flickr; no dressing until next week, but I'm working on some art; and you still have a few hours to vote in the poll (details here)!