My Wardrobe Today – Monday Jan 31, 2011

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Black 3/4 sleeve shift dress – Mossimo for Target (no longer available – similar idea)
Black tights Nordstrom
XL paisley scarf – H&M (no longer available)
Black leather bootiesMiss Sixty “Jaiden”
Silver cuff

I am so glad I bought this scarf. For a year I had it and never wore it because it was such a crazy size (perfectly square and could be a tablecloth, it's so large). Due to being square it didn't make a good pareo, it's too large to make into a halter top, and not big enough to make into a dress. However over the past year I have gotten pretty creative with it, making it a cummerbund, wearing simple draped handkerchief-style, or knotting in different ways. Some of the best accessories come from the least-expected places!

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Friday was Bring Your Emerson to Work Day – and yes, I still use a Rolodex!

My birthday was pretty swell.  Friday, my husband and Emerson stopped by my office, right at the time that my team surprised me with Georgetown Cupcakes.  He also brought me the lovely flowers on my desk.  Left work early with my family, and we stopped by Franklin's for an early dinner.  Went to bed EARLY on Friday – seriously, I was tucked in bed with my bookir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1416551603 by 9pm!  How decadent! 

Saturday my mom, and sister went with us for lunch – sushi!  Yum!  My husband and I got all silly and got one of those boats of sushi and a bottle of warm sake and it was utterly delish.  The rest of the day was pretty chill – my sister came over, we watched The Townir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B002ZG99N6, my husband made homemade chicken noodle soup.

Sunday, I went to breakfast at a local diner with four of my very good girl friends.  After we got all suburban and went to Target and Marshall's and JoAnn's.  Maybe it's my age, maybe it's my busy schedule, but I couldn't think of anything more fun to do on a Sunday than roam around Tarjay with my friends, chatting about shower curtains and Easter dresses for Emerson.  The rest of the day was pretty relaxing – got to read, do some writing, hang out with Emerson, and my husband made his Buffalo Crock Pot chicken for dinner.

How was everyone else's weekend?  Do anything exciting?

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  1. It is Vera-esque with the paisley!

    I personally don’t like Vera Bradley – I am more of a simple, modern type of girl when it comes to bags. However some people adore them. I have a friend I used to work with who was by far the most stylish woman in the office and she was a huge Vera Bradley fan. In DC the city, women wear Vera for totes, but not for primary bags. In the suburbs, Vera is far more prevalent and you see it on every other woman in malls and shops. 🙂

  2. What a great outfit! The scarf’s cheery pattern reminds me of Vera Bradley. What do you think of her bags? Like you, I wear mostly classic styles in solid colors. Sometimes I long for a bright “pop”. My husband thinks that quilted purses look like diaper bags. I’m wondering if classy D.C. women carry them….. You see, it’s true. You are this midwesterner’s style guru!

  3. That is such a simple yet classy outfit! That scarf really makes a difference. It was raining and snowing all weekend where I live (Northern Norway), so needless to say we spent most of the time indoors:)

  4. and im just a few more exits up the road (Rockville). missed my hair appt with last weeks snow, so hopefully i can manage to get to my appt on wednesday!

    that sounds like the easiest recipe ever — right up my alley. 🙂

  5. Pretty much it’s chicken and a bottle of Buffalo sauce. Let it cook until the chicken shreds on its own. Eat by itself (or on a bed of romaine with a bit of blue cheese like I did) or put into a sandwich(like my husband does). Just like the famous salsa chicken crock pot recipe, but a different condiment! 🙂

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