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Day 268. 97 days and $98 left to go.

Today’s piece was one that I absolutely adored.  The skirt was way too long for me and it was a little too fitted for my tasted.  If it’s going to be long, I want it flowy and swishy.

Day 268 - Before

Day 268 - Before

The color palette is my fave – mauve and ivory?  Sign me up.  I was thinking about just cutting the skirt short into an A-line, but then I began playing around in front of the mirror.

Playing around with my options!

Playing around with my options!

I pulled it up to my chest and was starting to like where this was going.  Strapless dress?  You know me, this I LOVE!  I didn’t want it to just hang as it was, so I grabbed one of my belt options that I toted along with me to NY.

Some ivory with gold trim, belt action was what I went with.  I put the belt around my waist and began to pull some of the material to make it a little baggier up top.  Grabbed a gold vintage tassel necklace to wear along with my tote bag to enjoy the day.

After 268 - After

After 268 - After

First stop?

The key to my heart!!

The key to my heart!!

You guessed it!!  I had to get my hazelnut fix.  I think I was drooling as the lovely woman at the counter asked me how I’d like my coffee.  It’s beyond ridiculous my obsession 🙂

Kid in a candy store, much?

Kid in a candy store, much?

Being that I forget what rain actually is (LA has those waves of rain, and it’s really been too long to remember what it feels like), it was not on my radar to even tote along with me my umbrella, ella, ella.

Times Square in the rain...

Times Square in the rain...

Instead I cabbed it when I got caught up in droplets this afternoon.

Did I bring an umbrella from NY?

Did I bring an umbrella from NY?

Got to see some friends, check out my gal LH’s incredible show Bachelorette, and ended the day with the below…

Dinner!!

Mmm mmm gooooood!!

I don’t do dogs often, but this is one that I just can’t miss.

Mmm, how I've missed you Grays!

Hot doggery at it's finest!

A dog and a to-go cup of papaya drink made me a very happy girl.

What up dog?

What up dog?

Dunkin Donuts wishes and hot dog dreams this evening?  Yeah, you can count on that.

Day 61. 304 days and $300 left to go.

So, let’s be honest…jet lag pretty much affects me all the time whether or not a plane is actually involved.  This time it’s legit, though.  I’m completely winded from my little trip and needed something easy and quick for today.  That’s when I went to this puppy…

Day 61 - Before

Day 61 - Before

A basic long-sleeved, collared, button down sweater is what I went with for today. Just by looking at it, it screamed Catholic school uniform and looks like the yin to the plaid wool skirt’s yang…if you will.  As much as it fit me well, it was a little too plain for my taste, and I wanted to zazz it up a little.

First I said, off with its’ sleeves!  Grabbed the Singer chompers and cut ’em off.

Off with their sleeves!!

Off with their sleeves!!

Then I remembered that I had this awesome crest patch in my kit o’patches (yes, I have a kit that houses some patches…I even shock myself sometimes) that I got years and years ago downtown in the garment district.  I’m certain that it was found in a box of findings for spare change, as I always have fun trying to pick out rubies in a sea of rhinestones on the cheap. It was the perfect complement to keep it slightly schoolgirly so I took a safety pin and pinned onto the left breast area on the sweater.

Patch Adams!

Patch Adams!

Now it was hitting the 70s today…I know, ridiculous as I had spent the week in lovely cold temps with a scattered tornado watch here and there, but when in Rome, right? (*Little sidenote – no, that’s not a plug for that new Kristen Bell movie, even though I totally heart Gossip Girl and this sweater is kind of reminiscent of something Blair Waldorf would have worn at Constance.) I thought that I’d pair this sweater with one of my favorite blouses in the world, which was also a one dollar find a few years back, and go jacketless on this sunny, comfortable, tornado-less Los Angeles day.

Day 61 - After

Day 61 - After

Five minutes, a few snips and a safety pin totally gave me a fab Thursday ensemble.  I’d like to thank jet lag for giving me the extra push to really think quick and easy today.  If it weren’t for four-hour layovers in Atlanta, middle seats on the first leg of my flight, multiple coffees from Dunkin’ Donuts (I need to get my DD fill whenever I can as LA doesn’t have any – I know, blasphemous), a lovely little nap on the second leg of my trip rudely (and quickly) interrupted by the snack cart tackling my shin, then I may not have pulled through victoriously.  JL, you’re the wind beneath my Delta wings.