Monday, April 6, 2009

Black... But Not So Basic

My company's dress code is, "Business casual with a creative flair." Luckily said code suits my own personal tastes perfectly. I tend to go colorfully preppy with a twist. I love bold prints, bright colors and pops of whimsy in my wardrobe. Monochromatic and dark colors aren't my tendency, although I think they look sleek and sophisticated on others.

Last week Little and I ventured to Concord Mills to raid the Banana Republic outlet with an additional 30% off coupon in hand. I came away with 4 tops and 3 headbands (compliments of Forever 21). Let me pause and point out that I have been rocking the headband since before Blair Waldorf's time, so while I now look like I'm riding the trend bandwagon I'm thrilled at the copious variety of options on store shelves. This morning I decided to wear one of my new Banana tops with a pair of my favorite gray slacks, but the end was result was a bit bland for my taste, so what's a girl to do? Slap on a statement necklace and a flowering headband and voila! Bye bye blah, good morning flair!

On another note, I was supposed to work at lunchtime but, alas, I left my gym bag at home. The weather was so pretty that I headed back to the Polka Dot Pad scooped up the Pupcake and took her to enjoy a puppy playdate with her best neighborhood friend. She had so much fun in the sunshine, and I felt guilty for taking her back in and cooping her up. After playtime I ran to Target to pick up a drink, some Fat Free Pringles (15 chips; 70 calories; 0 fat... heaven) and I finally purchased a box of 100 calorie pack Sour Patch Kids. Oh my word, am I ever obsessed. I know, I know, it's more economical to buy a whole bag, count out 100 calories and stop, but seriously? Who would be able to do that. I'm a huge proponent of individually wrapped items, and these along with the Swedish Fish will become a pantry staple. It's just the right amount to curb a sugar craving without the guilt. Perfection!

Oh! I just thought of something else (can we say RANDOM POST?), I won my company pool... $100! I've been in first place the whole tournament (thank you, Dayton; thank you, Western Kentucky), but I usually fall apart in later rounds, but with the Spartans hearing my prayers, I sealed the victory on Saturday night. Winning elicits a satisfaction in my heart that very few things can. The prize of Benjamins doesn't hurt either.


The Pink Chick said...

Cute outfit! I love the necklace and headband!!!

Amy B said...

I LOVE the outfit. I am obsessed too. I would not only eat the "amount" I planned. So I best not buy the better deal. I know I am

Jules said...

I love the headband with the necklace. It looks great and dresses up a basic black top.

Congrats on winning the pool!

Jane said...

Love your necklace!

The Pink Tutu said...

Too cute! I love the outfit and accessories. I too am a big fan of the 100 calorie pack goodies. Congrats on the pool!