Saturday, July 11, 2009

Up & Running in Two Skirts

And back to our regularly scheduled programming…. Ok, so I figured out how to do the photo editing in Windows Live Photo Gallery (what came with the new laptop). So I am back to blogging and all that jazz. It’s actually easier than using Picture Project, which is what our Nikon came with. One of these days, I’ll play around with Photoshop and Picasa…

Whew – crazy week! We got back from the river on Tuesday, were home less than 2 hours and then ran out to do a couple quick errands and meet friends at the Splash Park, including a great friend and previous neighbor who, sadly for us, crossed the river and moved over to Leesburg-ish area. And then I went into the office all day Wednesday for a meeting, so the laundry was shoved into the hamper, the counters were cleared, and the cleaning ladies were able to come do their magic. (Literally, hubby & I would eat mac & cheese all month to afford this – it’s my most basic luxury, if that makes sense.) Keep in mind, this is the longest we have been home since school ended, so I think maybe it’s about time we got to the kiddies’ backpacks from school – which are still hanging on their hooks in the back hall, full. Yes, it’s on the list. As much fun as it was to travel, I am happy to be home and get some organizing, cleaning up, throwing out done!!

Back to Wednesday…office all day, meeting all day…comfort important. Great chance to wear the J Crew charmeuse pencil skirt. I love this skirt. I love even more that I only paid $29.99 for it! And funnily enough, here I have it again with a white bf tissue tee – only this time with actually accessories! It was a great comfy outfit for the day. The skirt did get a bit wrinkled as you can see here, since I took the pic after I got home. I am already planning my fall & winter outfits with this skirt – black cashmere shell, charcoal Michelle cardi (ok, mine’s from BR, but you get the idea), white shirt, cream boatneck sweater, tangelo Cambridge cable turtleneck, lots of options.

I wore with my twisted crystal necklace and the faux gold/pearl necklace of my grandmother’s. Plus Dina hoops, the gray stretch beaded bracelet, and Isaac for Target bronze gladiator sandals. (I am going to be so so sad when these actually fall apart. Maybe they’ll be in bad enough shape for me to replace them for real next year.)

Polyvore for Wednesday:


Thursday involved lots of errands since I was gone all day Wednesday. We hit up Target to get sneakers for the kiddies since camp starts next week. I finally got to wear my new Boden skirt – the Button Through Mini in dark denim. For Thursday, I just went with easy – navy bf tissue tee and my old olive green J Crew sneakers – no idea how old these are – maybe 5 years or so? So the skirt is fab; I love it. Great fit. As I was driving around, I noticed that the buttons do work really well – they keep the skirt together enough, but you really don’t want any gaping in a button front skirt, ya know? Much as I love it with the bf tees, as soon as I got it, I was…as with the silk charmeuse pencil skirt…imagining it with just about every winter sweater I have, plus tights & boots. I think it actually could be a 12-month skirt. I am very happy with it, and think I will take a closer look at Boden in the fall.

When I was on Boden last night, they still had the dark denim skirt in 8L and 12R, on sale for $43. There are also 2 prints and a white cotton solid. For the record, I did not get a long; I got regular…because the long was out and I really, really, really wanted this skirt. In fact, I was going to get it, it disappeared, and then re-appeared half a week later, so I nabbed it. But like I said – 12 months of wear, I do believe.

Polyvore from Thursday:


ps - Let me know what you think of the pics compared to previous. Since I have a new display (duh) on the laptop, it looks different to me, so if they look worse, I'll try to work on it.

21 comments:

Petunia said...

I think your pics came out great! Glad you found an easy way to edit them.
Love the charmeuse pencil skirt on you--wrinkles and all!!!

dinagideon said...

You are up late, Ms. HeidiG., of course, I am too, so I can't really talk! ;)

You look so pretty in those skirts. I am a fan of both on you...esp. the Boden one...

The silk one looked AWFUL on me...but I am a pear, right? :)

I cannot wait to catch up...I think I have started to slow down a tiny bit...but just barely.

Sleep well!

GingerSnap said...

I love both outfits on you, but I'm really digging the first one with the J.Crew pencil skirt! So cute!

As for your new program, my only request would be to enlarge the photos a little. They are a little difficult to see (at least the details are).

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! :)

AppGal said...

Great stuff. I have to admit, when I first saw the Charmeuse skirt, I was kind of like, "ew..." but it's one of those pieces you just have to try on and see IRL, I guess because it looks GREAT on you. I can just tell it's one of those comfy, cool, flowy skirts that's perfect for summer. And you hit a homerun with the boden skirt as well.

I think the pics look great. I'm able to click on them to enlarge and see more detail...that's what I do for most blog pics anyway :)

Stylestance said...

You look adorable in both outfits! I agree, both skirts will have lots of options all year round. Welcome home ... sometimes it's nice to get back into a routine :)

luvallthingsjcrew said...

I think these pics look great--very clear!

Both SKIRTS are very cute-esp. luvee the jean one...the buttons make it and the length is perfect!
BTW--your TAN is impressive!

Jemma Ruby said...

I agree with everyone else- they both look very nice on you! I can't wait to see how you do the silver one in the fall, looks like it will make a great transition piece!

Patina Cabachon said...

love your outfits. the charmeuse pencil skirt looks so good on you, esp with the white tee. I went to both crewlets in myrtle beach on friday and was soooo disappointed at the selection. I really wanted the bracelet that you are wearing. it's perfect with the skirt

Patina Cabachon said...

love your outfits. the charmeuse pencil skirt looks so good on you, esp with the white tee. I went to both crewlets in myrtle beach on friday and was soooo disappointed at the selection. I really wanted the bracelet that you are wearing. it's perfect with the skirt

gigiofca said...

Dang girl, you look so good in that silver skirt! Your pics look the same to me. And I am still able to click on them to enlarge. The upside seems that they are a little smaller when I enlarge (a good thing) and less grainy.

Heather said...

I just ordered that pencil skirt! Thanks for posting IRL pics!

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

I love both outfits and I think the pics look great, too! Sounds like you are staying really, really busy this summer. Do you have anything special planned while the kiddos are at camp?

post-fab princess said...

Pics look as good as always - as do your wears!

If hubs and I ever have kids we're totally getting a cleaning service!! It is worth skimping on groceries, and - gah! - even J. Crew for!

HeidiG said...

Petunia - thank you! I am impressed that the skirt didn't wrinkle more.

Dina - I swore I was going to bed, but once I started typing, well... And thank you! Yep, silk worked on my brick figure. :)

GingerSnap - thank you, and thanks for your comment about the picture size. When I import, I do them as medium size so they aren't too huge, but maybe I'll try large size to see how it works.

AppGal - thank you - and yes, the silk one is so cool and flowy! It's funny because when I saw it (and the comfy elastic waist), I immediately though of a tee and sandals, not dressing it up so much.

Stylestance - thank you! Totally looking forward to the routine this week.

luvallthingsjcrew - thank you! Tan comes even with SPF 50 & 70 - can you imagine how dark I got back in the day when we didn't use anything? (I never did go the baby oil route as my sister did because it just grossed me out!)

Jemma Ruby - thank you - I think they will both transition quite well!

HeidiG said...

Patina - thank you! I left a comment (with more deatils) on your last post about the gray bracelet - regular B&M, not crewlet

Gigi - thank you!

Heather - yay! hope you love it! I see that fabo orange online. What color did you get?

FFM - thank you! So sad - this week, it's work (a couple of things that need to be done by mid-week), errands, and getting ready for E's bday party on Saturday. I do have a Wine Harvest lunch and some fun errands planned - but this week is less about the fun and more about catching up. And lots of Lucy time planned, too (which is always fun).

PFP - thank you! and it was after kiddie #1 that we got the cleaning ladies - so worth it!

Zoë Moët said...

I hear 'ya with the cleaning magic. My boyfriend and I discussed it, and whether or not we ever "get rich" we think it would be worthwhile to have someone clean the apartment once a week...(when we "grow up")

luvallthingsjcrew said...

You must be the girl Van Morrison sings about in "Brown Eyed Girl!" smile

Ema said...

The charmeuse skirt looks soooo good on you (the color looks more light blue than gray in your pic?) It looked just awful on me...

The pics are better than before IMO, more neat...

Summerilla said...

Love the two skirts, looking fabulous like always!

Glad to see your back from your trip and had a great time!

HeidiG said...

Zoe Moet - magic, yes, absolutely!

luvallthingsjcrew - smile back. :)

Ema - thank you! I'm guessing the color of the skirt in the IRL pic is off because of the lighting and the sheen of the fabric - the PV pic is pretty accurate, I think. Weird, though - you are right, it looks light blue-ish in the photo.

Summerilla - thank you! Good to be home for a little while.

Keely said...

You look pretty fabulous in both outfits. That charmeuse pencil skirt is beautiful and looks nice on you.