Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Back In Black

What I Wore While Avoiding Color:

About 10 years ago I took a good look at my closet and realized that most of it was black. I made a conscious effort to infuse some color into my wardrobe. Slowly over the years, I became comfortable with more and more colors and color combinations. Now I am not afraid to look like an Easter egg. Today however, I went back to my 90s roots and opted for an all black ensemble. The only color is from the white pattern on my skirt, and the dark grey of the pearls in my black ribbon necklace. It evolved from my desire to wear my new (to me) skirt that I picked up from Goodwill this weekend, and because I wanted to wear these booties that I didn't wear enough this winter. Today was windy and cool, so I took it as my last opportunity to wear tights (needed for the booties) before Spring set in for real.


  • black striped blouse (Target)
  • black/white skirt (thrifted)
  • black distressed tweed jacket (Old Navy)
  • black leather belt (??)
  • black tights (Target, these things are at least 10 years old)
  • black ribbon/pearl necklace (Target)
  • black stone earrings (?? it looks like I have another pair of earring that need repair)
  • black booties (Oh Deer!)

What I Ate While Getting Back on Track:



  • 2 oz mixed pasta (remnants of different boxes)
  • 2 oz longhorn beef meatballs
  • 1 c. spaghetti squash
  • 1 c. pasta sauce
  • 2 small pieces of garlic toast
  • dessert - 3 small haystack cookies (

These haystack cookies are yet another great recipe from thewwchick She's great! You should check out her blog. Did you make your haystack cookies, Stacy??

Total for the Day: 1639 calories, 5 glasses of water, 15 minutes of Wiixercise

2 comments:

Mariposa said...

Hi Tina! Thanks for your comment over at my blog- i love your outfit! you look so fabulous!

and the booties???? love them! i have a pair and i always wonder if i can wear them with a skirt and tights.. i think i will on friday night!

Goober said...

Your outfit might be mostly black, but you really added a lot of interest with all the textures - I really like it.