OOTD: If Nautical Nonsense is something you wish....

I admit, I felt a little sponge-bob-ish in the yellow. I love yellow and am making attempts to wear it more often. Its not exactly my best color, but I think I can make it work with some accent colors. :-)

The Stuff:
Yellow Cable Cardigan - Talbots $6.60 (Spring 10)
Jeans - Talbots $30 (Spring 10)
Navy Polka Dot/Paisley Top - Loft $20 (Spring 08)
Belt - Loft $3.25 (Spring 10)


So..... thanks to my pal Toni, I am all fixed up! Well, for now. LOL!! Hopefully, there will be no more tantrums (from me) or BSOD (from computer)! Thanks for the "well-wishes" everyone! :-)

Last Loft Post of the Week?

Maybe hehe -no promises.

Just a quick public service announcement. Loft (IN STORES ONLY) has taken new markdowns on all the stuff sold out online, and their sale is all an additional 50% off the lowest ticketed price.

Happy Hunting, and if you go, let us know what you find!!!

Blue Screen of Death!!

Hey everyone! Horrible news for me...I got the Blue Screen of Death yesterday when starting up. I am on the "old" laptop now, but it doesn't have a card reader (LOL) on it. Starting tommorow, photos will have to be from the Blackberry, until I can find that cursed Windows disk. When we moved here, we downsized and I lost my office, and the whole rooom is just sitting in boxes right now. Sigh. Weekend project - find Windows Recovery Disk and/or my USB cord for the camera. Wish me luck!!

Now, lets look at some pretty things from the Loft while chanting "Whoosa":

Virtual Silpada Party

Hey Guys,

I am having a Silpada party, which is like a Tupperware party, but its JEWELS!! ;-)

I love this stuff, and wear it all the time - its all .925 silver, and is sooo beautiful. Anways, if you'd like to join my "party" please take a peek at the online catalog here.

If you think you want to order something, or have any questions, email me at shortandcurvy@gmail.com or my Silpada rep at Kellyfortier@carolina.rr.com. If you order before Friday, the shipping and tax is free, and it will be in your hands by mothers day.

Four reasons I personally love Silpada
1. Its .925 silver, so if it tarnishes, you just polish it up and it looks good as new.
2. They have a LIFETIME guarantee. If anything breaks, no matter how old it is, they replace it. A policy I have never had to use.
3. The stuff is really beautiful.
4. I own 6 pieces that I wear constantly, and I get lots of compliments on them.

Thanks for reading!!

Oh, here is one of the pieces you may have seen me wear:

OOTD - They are as common as weeds....

but you? You are blue roses!!

~ The Glass Menagerie, Scene 7, Tennessee Williams

I actually don't know if these flowers are supposed to be cabbage roses, or ranunculus, or some other fluffy flower, but I remembered this quote from when I had to read this depressing book in Junior High. :-)

The Stuff:
Khaki Four Pocket Jacket - Loft $38. Might still be in local stores.
Merona Shirred Double Layer Tee - Target $10 - Is sold out online! Weird. I will say its not see-thru at all. Awesome!
"Our Signature Floral Pencil Skirt" Talbots $47. Sold out online. They do have a pink floral print pencil skirt, and a sweater in this same print.
Shoes are Aerosoles

Weekend Shopping and Other Notes!

So, did anyone do some damage this weekend? There was a lot going on out there!

Today was the final day for Loft's 30% off, and in my store they were taking it AND the 40% off clearance on markdowns! Can you believe it? And I couldn't find a single thing I wanted. My end of the sizing spectrum was pretty well cleaned out.

Talbots had a bunch of stuff marked down, and then an additional 20% coupon. I did buy a few things there, not the majorly cheap deals I find sometimes, but its stuff I had my eye on and is not going to be around long enough to wait. The coupon is good until tomorrow (click here for in store coupon) and gives 20% off and free shipping code: 028233130.

They still have these jeans online, they were $24 after my coupon code

This skirt is only left in-store, and is much more beautiful in real life. I am sure you will see it on me soon.

This jacket is in-store only as well, and was really limited there. It set me back a cool $30.

In my local Target store, they dropped the Liberty of London prices on all of the clothing, I picked up a super cute dress, which I never would have glanced at online, but was so cute in the store, and fit like a glove!

Oh - speaking of Target, I got my May InStyle magazine in the mail last week, and towards the front, (I think around page 50) there is a Target fold out ad, check it out, because there is a 20% off coupon for any Merona item inside.

Macy's Friends and Family starts this week. Online, the code is MACYSFF. To print a coupon click here. It runs April 28th to May 3rd. Extra 25% on regular, sale, and clearance "including all the designer names you love" 10% off on small electrics, personal care electrics, technology, furniture, mattresses, and area rugs. Excludes: Everyday Values (EDV), cosmetics, fragrances, eSpot, Tempur-pedic, Louis Vuitton, selected Licensed Depts; Online Coach and toy purchases.

Lastly, I am going to have a Silpada "Book Show" coming up, so if any of you guys like Silpada jewelry, (or check it out, and decide you like it) I would love you to place an order through my show! I wear it a lot, but don't usually remember to tag it. :-/ Anyways, I will have ordering details tomorrow.

OOTD 4.22.10 - Navy Jacket and Pencil Skirt

This is more or less one of the outfits I tried on in the Loft back in March. I didn't bother with the c-thru Loft tee, though. :-)

I really love this jacket - its marked down to $79.99 - my local store still has redlines at 40% off today, but if yours does not, you can use the 30% off friends and family sale. They have 16 and 18 in a nice khaki color online still.

On another note, I am sitting here watching the Project Runway Finale, and have wanted items from both of the men's collections. But Mila's collection looks fresh out of NY and Company. Not what I would expect on the finale.

The Stuff:
Cotton Dobby Jacket with Ruched Collar - Loft $55
Iconic Pencil Skirt - Loft $23
Tee Shirt - Walmart $5

$3.98 clearance at Fashion Bug

FB is having an online only $3.98 clearance sale. I have picked up some tops during these sales. While FB may not be known for high end gear, the items are certainly worth $4! Also, if you have a local store, they do free shipping to the store. Stuff is going fast, and there is some plus size stuff too. Just a tip - not all the items on plus sized models are plus sized only.

If you find a bunch of goodies, take $10 off $30 with code 776307605.

OOTD Tuesday 04.20.10 Like pajamas, but a skirt...

Ahhh, this outfit is sooo comfy. I love feeling like I am in pajamas all day. :-)

Lets see, this blouse (closeup at the bottom) is from the Loft, but no longer online - I grabbed it during last weeks 40% off sale. Love it!! There were plenty still in my store, even this weekend when I went back! Its a great pattern - I tried it on in dress form earlier this spring, and loved the pattern, but not the dress so much. Luckily, they gave me another option. :-)

This skirt is super comfy. I actually went ahead and bought it a couple of other colors during a recent sale. Its a little mushy/wrinkly after sitting all day, but its really lovely.

Oh, and this jacket is one of my new faves from the Loft, its currently on clearance in very small sizes, but I am sure your local store probably has plenty, it was not out very long before going on sale.

Hah, sorry to ramble on, but I do love the clothes. :-)

Sleeveless Patterned Blouse - Loft $24
Signature Stretch Sateen Skirt - Spiegel $29
4-pocket Canvas Jacket - Loft $55

OOTD Monday 4.19.10 - Sailcloth Jacket

Hey everyone! This is my new lovely from the Loft. Its the Sailcloth 4 Pocket Jacket. For some reason, this color is not currently online. I saw this bluish color a couple of weeks ago in Raleigh, and it stuck in my head for 2 weeks. I saw it in Petites this past weekend at my local store, and they had a few regular sizes in the back. The color is really lovely, I would call it "storm" if I were to name it.

The Stuff:
4-Pocket Sailcloth Jacket - Loft - $55.50
Bedford Cord pants - Talbots - $26 (Summer 09)
White Sateen Blouse - Talbots $26 (March 09)

OOTD Sunday 4.18.10

I wore this out Sunday afternoon - we went for a drive and to the lake etc. It was nice. I love this belt, I found it at my local Loft recently when they dropped the prices to the 25% off. I prefer belts that do not have notches in them, but just let you put the prong through the woven leather. otherwise I would have belts in 3 different sizes for the 3 places I wear my belts LOL.

The Stuff:
Blue linen top - Macys $7 (older, maybe 2 summers ago)
Khaki Shorts - Chadwicks $? (older, cannot remember when bought)
Belt - $3.50 Loft (March 10)

Ann Taylor and Loft Friends and Family starts Tuesday

Click here for the printable flyer for instores or use code: FRIENDS

Thursday 04.15.10 - Blind Melon

No "bee girl", but here is some Melon! :-)

Today I have my work outfit, and then my "remix" for after hours LOL. Its as creative as usual. (I changed bottoms) :-P

Loooove this linen/cotton blend jacket. I grabbed this at my local Loft, its been there for awhile, and it marked down to $29.99, then the 40% off on that! Its sort of tuxedo-y and me likey!!

Sorry, I decided to stand weird for every single shot in my work pants. By the time I got home from dinner and had loosened up a bit LOL!!

Melon Top - Loft $25 (Summer 09)
Black Tux Jacket $18 (April 10)
Pants - Talbots $35 (February 10)
Shoes - Chadwicks $10

Jeans - Lane Bryant Right Fit $50 (Fall 08)

Some codes...

Talbots - 20% off entire purchase, Code: 921128834 (or try 027810028 for 20% off and free shipping). There are quite a few lovely things on sale, and they have added some price drops to some new spring items as well. It expires 4-26.

Eddie Bauer
- 20% off entire purchase with code APRSUM. Expires 4/26

Loft - 40% off sale items with code SALE40, or in stores. Take 20% off with code 185000159. Also, free shipping on $125 is back.

White House, Black Market has several markdowns in the $20 range. Use code 9090 for an additional 20% off.

Chico's has a $20 off $50 coupon code. Click link for in-store printable link, or use 6921 online.

As always, thanks for reading!

Tuesday 04.13.10 Chambray Shirt!

A little wrinkly after a long day of work. :-)

This is my new shirt from Talbots that I picked up during the 30% off sale- it did not photograph well, but its gorgeous!! Fits like a dream. There is only size 16P left, but if you can fit that size, grab it!

Oh, this jacket is also down to $30, if you still have some in your store! Online only XXS left.

Be sure to check out the rest of sale section at the Loft because its another 40% off with coupon code SALE40 (or in stores) on any permanent markdowns. I picked up some great things today. :-)

Gray Loft Jacket - Loft during 25% off sale - $38 (April 10)
Chambray Ruffle Shirt - Talbots (during 30% off sale + bday bonus) $18 (April 10)
Black Skirt - Spiegel (used various coupons) $29 (Spring 09)

Monday - 04.12.10 - GreenDay

Hope everyone had a great weekend! This week started off nice here!!

Green Tab Sleeve Shirt - CATO $17 (March 10)
Tan Cords - Talbots $27 (Fall 09)
Scarf - Chadwicks (Fall 09)
Belt - New York and CO $.99 (Fall 09)

Friday April 9, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!
More Loft Goodness today. :-)
I think I like their stuff.

4-Pocket Jacket - Loft $52 (April 10)
Light Blue Tee - Loft $25 (Spring 09)
Denim Pencil Skirt - Loft $25 (Summer 08)
Blue Suede Shoes - Talbots $30 (Winter 09/10)

Thursday April 8, 2010

Thursday outfit. Love the weather out right now. It was like a nice summer afternoon! :-)
Love, Love, Love this jacket. It was part of my birthday shopping spree. :-) Its on clearance, and in coastal grey, lots of petite sizes.

Ann Taylor Ruched Collar Casual Jacket - Loft $38 (April 10)
Tee - Loft $5 (Fall 09)
Skirt - New York and CO (Fall 09) $6
Shoes - Loft $10 (Spring 08)

Wednesday April 7, 2010

Not much to Wednesday. :-) Basic shapes and a bright color.
Oh! Except an "amusing" story about these pants. 3 summers ago I went into the Loft looking for "petite ankle pants".. they didn't have any petite ankle pants in store, but they did have "CROPPED PANTS" in the regular section. These are the cropped pants below.

Pink Cardigan - Loft $? (Summer 07)
Black Tee - Loft $15 (Fall 09)
Grey Pants - Loft $20 (Summer 07)
Black Flats - Gretta via 6pm.com $10


Ok, not sure if you guys like Urban Decay cosmetics (LOVE their eyeshadows!!) - I have the Book of Shadows II - (which was a limited edition) and the mini Half Baked palette - oh and some liners. Amazing. Anyways, the whole site is 30% off with code: 1SFNF until 4/19/10.

If you want to try something but aren't sure what, you cannot go wrong with their 24/7 eyeliner pencils - dark and long lasting, its my daily pencil. If you want something fun to go with it - I would grab this palette too! Its got 4 shadows, a mini primer and a 24/7 eyeliner for $29 before the 30% off!! (That's only $20 - like paying $3 per item. Its almost freeee...) Happy Hunting! :-)

OOTD - 04.06.2010

Hey everyone!! I am sooo happy to wear my spring clothes!! No sweaters..erm haha ok, no long sleeve sweaters, no tights, no frowny winter face! Yay for the 90s!!! Oh, and I posted what I changed into again for evening errands/running around. You wouldn't laugh at your bloggy pal if she isn't too creative at night would ya?

And YES! its warm enough for LINEN!! This is the linen Talbot's skirt that I think a few of you may have grabbed during the recent sale.

The Stuff:
Off white Tee - Loft - $20 (December 09)
Sweater - Talbot's $28 (February 09)
Linen Skirt - Talbot's $17 (July 09)
Bag - B Makowsky via Ebay
Shoes - Aerosoles

Ok, so I many have mentioned I keep my clothes organized by color. Tops on one side, and bottoms on the other. So, when I grabbed my skirt this morning, these were right next to it, so I pulled them down too for this evening. :-)

The other stuff:
Twill Cargo Capris - Loft $? cannot remember (long time ago)
Belt - Ny York and Co $1 (July 2009)

As always, thank you for reading!!