Friday – Black is my Mood and my Dress

Dress – Mossimo (similar)
Booties – Miss Sixty (similar)
Cuff – Boutique in Rehoboth Beach (similar)

Sometimes, life can be frustrating. Stressful. Craptastic. This morning, I woke up exhausted, congested, and not wanting to face the day. As I flipped through the clothes in my closet, everything seemed too complicated, too cheery for my mood. I muttered, “FML.” Then I regretted it. I could focus on my pounding sinuses and bags under my eyes, or I could focus on the fact that I was tired because I have a job that motivates me, friends and family who enjoy my company, a beautiful house that deserves to be maintained, a body that works hard and rewards me daily, a mind that has mastered the fine art of multitasking.

I may be dressed for a funeral, but inside I am happy. Though really, I am most happy about this being Friday. I am ready for sleeping in past 5am, curling up on the couch watching Bravo and slowly sipping a cup of coffee. Quality time with my friends and family, and a break from the DC Metro. Speaking of the weekend, will you be attending the Westfield Style Tour at Montgomery Mall this weekend? I'll be there tomorrow with my friend and fellow DC fashion blogger DC Celine and I'll be sure to report on all I experienced (including what Stacy London is like in person)!

What are your plans this weekend?

 

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49 Comments

  1. Shazz
    February 8, 2013 / 12:49 am

    You look stunning. And your legs look good in those shoes!

  2. April 18, 2012 / 1:01 pm

    Awesome outfit…I think you should wear more fun and chic outfits like this. You look fabulous!!!

  3. April 18, 2012 / 9:01 am

    Awesome outfit…I think you should wear more fun and chic outfits like this. You look fabulous!!!

  4. kathy
    April 16, 2012 / 12:47 pm

    I’m a bit late here, but you did look fabulous on Friday. I hope you’re feeling better today and had a great weekend. I admire you for getting up at 5 a.m. every day. I can barely drag my butt out of bed at 6 a.m. I absolutely HATE getting up early!

    Have a great day!

  5. kathy
    April 16, 2012 / 8:47 am

    I’m a bit late here, but you did look fabulous on Friday. I hope you’re feeling better today and had a great weekend. I admire you for getting up at 5 a.m. every day. I can barely drag my butt out of bed at 6 a.m. I absolutely HATE getting up early!

    Have a great day!

  6. April 15, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    Sinuses can really ruin your mood! I know from experience.

  7. April 16, 2012 / 1:24 am

    Sinuses can really ruin your mood! I know from experience.

  8. Lynne DeVenny
    April 14, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Wow, instead you ended up looking like Audrey Hepburn. Tough break ;P

  9. Lynne DeVenny
    April 14, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    Wow, instead you ended up looking like Audrey Hepburn. Tough break ;P

  10. Emily
    April 14, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    You’re on a roll these last few days, here is another outfit I love!  You may be feeling grouchy but the outfit has a really fun rocker vibe to it with the hair, makeup, jewellery and shoes.  I would never have known it was a thrown-on choice.  (also the cut of the dress is really great on you)

  11. Emily
    April 14, 2012 / 9:02 am

    You’re on a roll these last few days, here is another outfit I love!  You may be feeling grouchy but the outfit has a really fun rocker vibe to it with the hair, makeup, jewellery and shoes.  I would never have known it was a thrown-on choice.  (also the cut of the dress is really great on you)

  12. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    April 14, 2012 / 1:20 am

    Ah, the morning blues (black and blues?) I think you did a super job of talking yourself out of them, and you look fabulous!

  13. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    April 13, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Ah, the morning blues (black and blues?) I think you did a super job of talking yourself out of them, and you look fabulous!

  14. April 14, 2012 / 1:17 am

    Love this dress, I think the pockets keep it from being somber. They add a touch of fun! We are going to a friend’s 30th birthday party, where we have to wear 80’s costumes. Should be interesting. Have fun meeting Stacy!  That is very cool.

  15. April 13, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    Love this dress, I think the pockets keep it from being somber. They add a touch of fun! We are going to a friend’s 30th birthday party, where we have to wear 80’s costumes. Should be interesting. Have fun meeting Stacy!  That is very cool.

  16. slou117
    April 13, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Your mood would be even blacker in L.A.: pouring rain and even thunderstorms today!  You look fab and I’m oh so jealous that you’ll be meeting Stacy London this weekend.  (I find that myself asking “Would Stacy and Clinton approve?” when I’m out shopping these days…)

  17. slou117
    April 13, 2012 / 4:33 pm

    Your mood would be even blacker in L.A.: pouring rain and even thunderstorms today!  You look fab and I’m oh so jealous that you’ll be meeting Stacy London this weekend.  (I find that myself asking “Would Stacy and Clinton approve?” when I’m out shopping these days…)

  18. Jacinda
    April 13, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    TGIF! It may be “dreary” black (I’m wearing black today too!) but it looks fabulous on you – such a flattering dress. May your weekend renew you.

  19. Jacinda
    April 13, 2012 / 3:06 pm

    TGIF! It may be “dreary” black (I’m wearing black today too!) but it looks fabulous on you – such a flattering dress. May your weekend renew you.

  20. Jo H.
    April 13, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    I dread days like those – enjoy your weekend, your positive attitude deserves it!

  21. Jo H.
    April 13, 2012 / 1:28 pm

    I dread days like those – enjoy your weekend, your positive attitude deserves it!

  22. April 13, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    i WISH i were able to attend the mall event tomorrow, but its my BILs wedding. if your plans change to sunday, let me know — i would LOVE to go!

  23. April 13, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    i WISH i were able to attend the mall event tomorrow, but its my BILs wedding. if your plans change to sunday, let me know — i would LOVE to go!

  24. Catherine
    April 13, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    I LOVE this dress!

  25. Catherine
    April 13, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    I LOVE this dress!

  26. April 13, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    I agree with Alicia – you look fantastic! And can’t wait for this weekend! The mini-fashionistas meet! (and Stacy London!)

  27. DC Celine
    April 13, 2012 / 12:20 pm

    I agree with Alicia – you look fantastic! And can’t wait for this weekend! The mini-fashionistas meet! (and Stacy London!)

  28. April 13, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Although you had a rough morning, you definitely can’t tell in that dress.  You look absolutely fantastic. I hope you have a great weekend!

  29. April 13, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Although you had a rough morning, you definitely can’t tell in that dress.  You look absolutely fantastic. I hope you have a great weekend!

  30. Sonia
    April 13, 2012 / 4:12 pm

    You know I love you in black, so you look very chic to me!  But, you really pared down–no necklace, no handbag, just the basics, thank you! 

    This week has been rough for me as well and I too am looking forward to sleeping in later than 4 AM (3 AM on Thursdays, ech!) and relaxing.  But, I have one more work day (tomorrow and then Sunday I relax.  My plans are to enjoy a movie at the theater with hubby.

  31. Sonia
    April 13, 2012 / 12:12 pm

    You know I love you in black, so you look very chic to me!  But, you really pared down–no necklace, no handbag, just the basics, thank you! 

    This week has been rough for me as well and I too am looking forward to sleeping in later than 4 AM (3 AM on Thursdays, ech!) and relaxing.  But, I have one more work day (tomorrow and then Sunday I relax.  My plans are to enjoy a movie at the theater with hubby.

  32. April 13, 2012 / 4:09 pm

    You know I know… there’s still that little girl with the badly dyed black hair and Doc Martens inside me!

  33. April 13, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    Black will always be my go-to, because I’m a goth-y 13 year old at heart.  This looks great.  Sometimes you just need black, you know?

  34. April 13, 2012 / 12:08 pm

    Black will always be my go-to, because I’m a goth-y 13 year old at heart.  This looks great.  Sometimes you just need black, you know?

    • April 13, 2012 / 12:09 pm

      You know I know… there’s still that little girl with the badly dyed black hair and Doc Martens inside me!

  35. April 13, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    I think it’s great that you pulled through and stayed positive.  You go girl!

  36. April 13, 2012 / 12:07 pm

    I think it’s great that you pulled through and stayed positive.  You go girl!

  37. Grace Mitchell
    April 13, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    This outfit may be a reflection of a rough morning, but it looks fantastic. I think it improves the impact of your more complicated/colorful ensembles to wear something so simple on occasion. I love it.

  38. Grace Mitchell
    April 13, 2012 / 11:54 am

    This outfit may be a reflection of a rough morning, but it looks fantastic. I think it improves the impact of your more complicated/colorful ensembles to wear something so simple on occasion. I love it.

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