a material girl stuck in a not-so-material work world


NBA All Star Weekend

Ok, so I'm going to one of these All Star parties... and I have to have to have to look cute to make sure I get in [I'm on the guest list, but I'm not sure how these things work]. What to wear? Well, I was thinking a hot dress. But after finding the dress (not at Nordstrom, but at Foley's), it wasn't all that. It hit me in the calf (and I'm tall, dammit!), for one - a big WNTW no no. Tried on a bunch of other dresses and they didn't work either. Back to the drawing board.

So I was thinking a hot top with some hot jeans and heels. I wanted a new top, preferably in a "look at me, I'm hot" color. But upon shopping, it seems that black & white and blah neutrals are all the rage this spring. I found this top at AX, but I would totally be putting a v-neck tank under it. But when I tried it on, it looked odd (albeit slightly more fitted at the bottom than shown here - which is good, since I'M NOT PREGNANT!).

So, then I tried a bunch of the boutique stores on Westheimer in Houston. I was not impressed. Maybe the ones in the Village would be better, but I don't really have the time.
So now it's down to:
- black halter jersey knit dress with silver heels.
- black pencil skirt & either a white strapless top or a purple-y black strapless top and silver heels.
- jeans and one of the tops from above.
- something I have yet to find in my closet but will magically call to me tonight.


Old Navy Jewelry

So, I noticed a couple weeks ago that Old Navy has jewelry now. And I saw with this outfit, they had these really cute wooden bracelets for $5.

Figuring that they would have them in the store, I waited. When I went to my local ON last night - no jewelry! Went online today - bracelets are gone! Damn.

Anyways, I love cheap, trendy jewelry. Charlotte Russe is my fave. Buy 2, get 1 free? Hells yes.

ON also has this cute, trendy, circles necklace. Looks to me like you could even remove the bottom piece for a different look.

I also love this purse. But I looked at the store last night, and it's gigantic. Maybe good for a beach bag or something, but I couldn't justify the purchase (or decide on a color to buy).


I want a suit!

They are always saying on WNTW that a good suit will take you far because you can wear it as separates, etc. Since I work somewhere that's fairly casual (i.e. me wearing slacks is considered "dressing up"), I could probably only wear the skirt or the pants, but not ever with the jacket. However, I may start interviewing for new jobs soon, and I will have to get a new suit (the ill-fitting Casual Corner suit I got in college has long been given away to charity, thank God). Stacey & Clinton recommend a non-black one. I would love a brown one, but will probably get like gray or something. Anyways, it appears Nordstrom is echoing my sentiments.