Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back in Black at Work

Welcome to 2012. I really enjoyed my week or so out of the office, but at least I'm returning with some spiffy new outfits (more about the derailing of the clothing diet later, promise). Here, I'm showing off the skully scarf my husband gave me for Xmas. It's not quite an Alexander McQueen knock-off, just McQueen inspired (and a hell of a lot less expensive, whew!). I love it!

What I'm wearing:
Black sheath dress, Target | Black cardigan, Chadwicks | Black tights, unknown brand | Black & white ankle-strap pumps, American Eagle | White & black chiffon skull-print scarf, gift from my husband | Silver medallion earrings, random accessory store | Computer bag, Calvin Klein freebie my husband got as a gift-with-purchase from one of his colognes  (I had to run out to the studio, which is behind me in these photos, to get my laptop for work this morning)

I was offline a lot during my holiday break. Well, not totally offline -- I checked email & Facebook regularly & read blogs in the morning & before bed. Spent probably 2 hours online per day. I guess that's what normal people spend online, which feels like being offline to me! During a normal workweek, I'm pretty much online as long as I'm awake. The only weekends I'm offline is at an SCA camping event.

Anyway, because I was "offline," I apologize for not replying to comments or commenting on anyone else's blogs. I'll be back to normal from now on :-)


  1. That's a great outfit! I like the black/white combo -- in fact, I have a couple pair of shoes I don't wear because the straps are ouch on my feet and I just had this epiphany that I could wear them with colored tights. I never thought of that before because I had this automatic association of strappy shoes with summer!

    I've been online, but struggling to keep up due to the holidays. Much more sensible to take a break and come back refreshed!

  2. The straps on these shoes create some really interesting lines over the bkack tights. They are the perfect touch to make this classy outfit truly striking.

  3. Happy New Year, Trystan! I love the skull scarf.

  4. It may be considered gauche but I love wearing strappy shoes with tights. I'm all about the contrast :-)

  5. Happy New Year to you too! I was so happy to get this scarf -- need moar skulls!