Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Do My Nails Match My Outfit?

OK - here we go mixing a bit of fashion into my nail blog. When I post an outfit - I am going to call the segment:"Do My Nails Match My Outfit?" You will be left to decide.

A few things I feel the need to say first though:
1. - I love fashion  - however, you will hardly ever see me with anything that is designer. I have very few designer pieces - I can count them on one hand, a purse, a wallet, and um yeah I am pretty sure that is it. I live in the real world where most people don't own designer items. Or maybe that is just the real world I live in. I would love to say even if I had the money, I still wouldn't spend that kind of money on fashion, but since I am not in that place, I can't say what I would do. I do try to mix my love of fashion and make it affordable. Spending $100 on a pair of shoes is spending a lot of money to me. I prefer to find sales and shop at places like Marshall's or TJ Maxx where I can get great stuff a bit cheaper. So you most likely won't see any designer items when I do decide to showcase some of my fashion, unless of course those brands miraculously decide they want to start sending me those designer items to my humble little blog of course! If you do live in a designer world - can I please live in your closet?

2. My husband is my photographer and he is by no means a fashion photographer. I sprung this on him when he walked in the door tonight and most of the pictures in my opinion came out horrible. So I need to show him what some real fashion bloggers do so that I can hopefully get better pictures in the future. With that being said - he is a great photographer, just not into the whole fashion thing. And I was very awkward, not having a clue what I was doing. So it isn't really his fault that the pictures came out terrible, at least not according to the faces I was making while being photographed. He kept telling me - relax, let go. Easy for him to say! He was behind the camera!

Finally - while I love fashion, my style tends to be a bit more classic with a bit of a fashion forward twist. So you probably won't find anything totally outrageous in my outfit posts.

So with all that being said - I will post these every so often. I won't commit to saying more than every so often because it really will depend on your feedback. If feedback is great and it seems you guys want more of this, then I will continue doing more. But if the overall feedback is get back to doing nails, then I will continue to focus on that. Sound good?

So here we go. This was my outfit of the day yesterday. This is what I wore to work.


Details: I got the shirt at Rave for $14.99. I don't normally shop at this store, but my daughter wanted to go in, and I saw this and thought is was cute. The pants are Express Skinny Editor pants. I got these at Ross for $16.99. The necklace and ring I got at Charlotte Russe. I grabbed the ring on clearance for .99 and I can't remember how much the necklace was, maybe $8.99? Sunglasses are Kenneth Cole and I think I paid maybe $15 for them at Marshall's. I have had them for a while now, so I can't remember.To work I wore a pair of simple black peep toe pumps, but since we were taking the dogs for a walk, I threw on a pair of sandals.

And here is the manicure that went with the outfit - Milani Dot Com:


So what do you think? Do my nails match my outfit? :)


  1. I say anything matches that outfit. :)I like it a lot. And yay I finally got myself that polish!! So pretty.

  2. Yes, it does match. I love your idea!! Love your pictures :)I

  3. I agree with the rest... anything on your nails will "go with" your black and white outfit. Very stylish indeed! I picked these polishes up when they came out and I was impressed as well. Love your nails!

  4. I dunno about "horrible" jeez, I wish MY hubby took pictures as horrible as that. :) Your photos are great, the outfit is cute. I like how you pulled off rocker-chick-at-the-office so well!
    In the pics I had no idea you were wearing a purple, but I think any color would work with the outfit. Black and white don't clash with anything that I'm aware of. :)

  5. I think the photos looks great, hubby did a good job!

    I am with you on "real world fashion". I have a hard time spending a lot on clothes (still looking for a job after law school) so when I can find something cute for a steal (think TARGET) I am all over it.

    I think you're nails go great with this outfit. I am not sure there's much that wouldn't go with it. I have to say you're daughter is a lucky girl because I wish my mom was as cool as you are!!!!

  6. You look great. What's on your TOES though?
    I think you could have rocked something much brighter against that outfit but the Milani is great too. I repeat: you look great.

  7. You are drop dead gorgeous! I love black and white stripes, always classy, sophisticated and vaguely French somehow. Anything would go with that outfit. I probably would have done a bright creme though. Orange, yellow, green, even red, which isn't what I usually go for! I try to make my outfits go with my polish to some extent. When I have time I'll go all out but most of the time I just try to make sure they don't clash! My only real rule is never wear red and green together unless it's Christmas time!
    Fun post!

  8. That outfit is awesome. Great photos and poses!

  9. Wow - you are all great for the self esteem!!! Can I have you guys around me while I am getting ready everyday? Looking back at the picture - I think a bright would have been nice too.

    Jaljen - I hate my feet. I have the weirdest toes, they are like half toes they are so short! I am rocking Color Club in Power Play. It is a bright fushia/purple color. I love it!

  10. i love your style! i shop at those places to with a little nordstrom and target mixed in! your DH didn't do too bad with the pics!!!!! and yes, it matches!

  11. Jbrobeck - I love how you throw Target and Nordstrom together in the same sentance! I do the same thing! Glad I am not the only one. I love Target, Marshall's, TjMAxx, but I also love Zara's, Anthropologie, some Saks. But I still keep it reasonable to my budget.

  12. I love your outfit! I love shopping at all those stores you mentioned too (well, except Rave which is totally new to me).

    I think any nail color goes with a black and white ensemble. :)

    Love the pics!

  13. gorgeous nails, and don't be so hard on yourself about the pictures!

  14. You are one hot mama! ;D

    I love these kinds of fashion features! I got into nail polish as a way to incorporate more color into my wardrobe. I have not purchased new clothes in forever, but I agree it is the best feeling to find great pieces at those discount retailers. I especially like Loehmann's here in CA. I think your nails match your outfit ( I love stripes!), but this is an outfit that could go so many directions. It would also look great with RBL Chinoise or OPI The "It" Color too.