Monday, March 21, 2011

Armed and Dangerous

I was fighting a cold this weekend so when my neighbors invited the kids for an outing, I couldn't turn down the few hours to myself.  That combined with my husband doing the grocery shopping, my cold was nearly cured (well, not really)! And in my few hours alone, I reunited with a few old friends: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda in SATC the movie (the first one, the good one).  They always remind me of a few of my own love affairs.  My love affair with my friends, fashion, and a little city that never sleeps.

It also reminded me of a quote that I read or heard recently, and I can't remember where or when (which is driving me coocoobananas) but it went something like this:  "Fashion is our armor in life."  Yes, this is a little dramatic and over the top, but it got me thinking that my armor, although perhaps strong in that most of it is black, needs a little spicing up...you know, for some real protection!  Perhaps, a little danger added to my closet, will help fight off stress, time management issues, and maybe even this annoying cold!

Do I go the Diva route? (I mean, let's not go overboard here)....

image via Zappos

Or Graceful?
mac by marc jacobs skirt


j'adore this blouse!
Safari (-ish)...

Or..fun n flirty..i cwould(could and would) never wear these shorts tho....


I think that a little bit of everything is good.  Hey, my daughter doesn't want to dress as the same princess everyday, why should I?


Keeping in the SATC spirit, my bestie co-contributer, will be posting tomorrow on a little slice of life in NYC!
And I'll be back with shoe shopping in the spirit of helping others! 
Hey, I can't mention SATC without talking about shoes.

xox

8 comments:

fashion wanna-be said...

YOU are exactly the person who should be wearing those shorts! :) xoxo

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Hope your cold ends soon. Sprung colds are the worst.

Bestie said...

and after all that inspirational "shopping" i am back to my usual armor today of black pixie pants, black turtleneck, and black ballerina flats...Mary Tyler Moore style!

Dawn said...

Hi, great post...love the first photo. Wanted to thank you for posting the young woman who did a hair tutorial featuring the big bun...I really enjoyed it and tried it as well. Thanks so much darling. Dawn xoxo

Estelle said...

Oh that Ellie Tahari is beautiful. I'd love an occassion to wear something like that! Thanks for stopping by. I'll check out that post you suggested.

Bestie said...

Estelle, LOVE that dress too! Ellie was just at Nordstrom here over the weekend do an appearance and fashion show and I missed him :( Have loved his stuff ever since I ended up at a Ellie Tahari sample sale in ny 10 yrs ago.

Torrie said...

How about a little of ALL... I mean just so you can have different "princesses" to choose from!

(I combated stress, a horribly messy "after-party" house, Monday blues, oh, and a weekend of eating the wrong things- and not working out, with a little one shoulder top purchase (a different/new style of armor for me!) & cute black earrings.)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I think go for it all! You're right...if your daughter doesn't want to be the same princess every day, why should you? Go for it, darling :)