Saturday, October 15, 2011

Jumping For Joy

This morning, after a hard week at work, I woke up cranky.  I knew if I didn't turn that mood around, my whole weekend would be wasted.  And who wants that?

Inspired by a tweet from my good friend Sara, I made a strong cup of coffee.  Sipping it, I was delighted to discover one of my other friends, Toadmama, had written beautiful things about me yesterday on her blog.  I actually blushed from the super-sweet things she said.  Nothing... absolutely nothing is nicer than when friends laud you in public.  My mood started to improve.

Then I figured... I have a little time before diving into chores today.  Let me use that opportunity to play dress-up and show you a few treasures I dug up recently.

I bought a new top which has a style I've never seen before.  It really appeals to me.  What do you think?



I also got a new skirt which is lovely.  It's see-through but with an attached beige slip.  The hem has lace trim.


Here's the whole ensemble...



You may have spotted a new cuff-bracelet.  It has green stones and is very cute.  Here's a better look...


With a little effort, my weekend brightened up.  How is yours going?

19 comments:

  1. Very cute! I'm glad I helped brighten your day. Funks are never fun. But we all have them. I usually cure mine with alone-time, whether it's shopping or long rides/drives. It's not really being alone (getting away from people) as much as the introspection alone-time usually fosters. I haven't had a funk for awhile. I guess that's a good thing...

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  2. Your outfit reminds me of Christmas! I like it. Digging the bracelet as well. I'm really starting to get into turquoise, which is silly because I've been surrounded my turquoise-ish stuff my whole life as a New Mexican. The post from Toadmamma was sweet indeed!

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  3. HI ...BEAUTY!!!! I LOVE THIS POST....YOU LOOK SO GORGEUS!!!....AND YOUR BLOG IS REALLY CUTE....!!!:)

    FOLLOW EACH OTHER?!? ;)
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    xoxoxo

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  4. I.
    Love.
    That.
    Top.
    Like.
    Whoa.
    For real, yo.

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  5. Great top indeed!! And a lovely outfit! I love the pop of blue!! But I have to be honest... I don't really like that belt with it. Somehow the little yellow square it has on, draws the attention away from the rest of the outfit. I'd suggest an all black, or a blue like the bracelet (it's smart to repeat the same color in 2-3 parts of the outfit, it kind of brings the colors together).
    Sorry to always be the strict one...! But I know you get better with every outfit! Kisses :)

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  6. I am Really LOVING that skirt! You look Super Stylish today.

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  7. Hi, I just found your blog, it is really nice and I'm proud that you're putting it all out there. I really love your outfit, that red top is super bold and I love bold colours! they are awesome!

    natalie

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  8. I cannot tell you how much I adore that top. The neckline is just gorgeous! I agree, that I think it would make a lovely holiday top, but I think paired with that black lace skirt is suuuper sexy.

    And I love the pop with the turquoise bracelet. A bit unexpected, a little quirky, but soo perfect.

    My weekend is going alright. Quite busy, but fall break is next week so I've got three extra days not rushing off to class. I even managed to get a DIY project done tonight that I've been dyeing to do (pun intended!). Also got to see my mom today, plus she sent home some extra food. Nothing like Mom's home cooking to help make the day better.

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  9. Totally love this whole look...the skirt is to die for & red really suits you as a colour. Glad your mood lifted hun, lifes too short... xoxo
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  10. you look so great! the outfit is so fit on you :) i love your bracelet, what a nice touch <3

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  11. Oh this top is super flattering on you! I really like this style. I love the cuff, it adds another great color into this look!

    Glad to hear that your day got better, coffee can't cure everything, but it does its best to help :)

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  12. can you PLEASE teach me how to wear heels?? c:

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  13. That whole outfit is great. The way you styled it, even better. Love the belt, tights, pumps. OH, and that bracelet is magnificent. I'm so excited about this outfit, that I'm spelling things wrong and having to go back and fix it. ha.

    You look beautiful, Ally. Simply beautiful. I hope it made you feel better. Off to read what Toadmama said about you on her blog.

    xoxo,
    Tracy

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  14. I love the red on you. And the cuff bracelet is gorgeous :) I'm glad your weekend brightened up!
    Amy xxx
    http://fashionsastranger.wordpress.com

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