Friday, May 29, 2009

Guest Blogger - Coco

Please welcome Coco for her blogging debut! She kindly agreed to guest blog for me ths Friday. Take it away, Coco!!


First, let me thank Tina for giving me the opportunity to do something this fun! Now, the outfit. So, today I felt the need to be a little bit professional and a little bit casual all at the same time. I just recently graduated with my Master's, and I'm on the hunt for jobs. Today I dropped my resume and cover letter off at one of the local public libraries (keep your fingers crossed, it sounds like a great gig!) and needed something that looked professorial but not too stuffy, especially since it wasn't an interview, just a drop-off (and it was pouring out by the time I actually got my day started). It turned out the HR woman wasn't even there, so I had nothing to fear. I was happy I looked put-together, though!

The ruffle on the shirt was something I wasn't sure I would be able to pull off, but as the day wore on I liked it better and better. One thing I'm never sure about is this salmon-colored cardigan--it's a little wide and I think it makes me look a little heavier, but the color is bold without being too in-your-face; it's cheery without being too much.

Later, I went to the bike shop to look for a new bike! I want it to be my new mode of transportation. I'm looking to get more fit and perhaps a little more green in the process. I tried three bikes without being too thrilled with any of them, then went to the local Sports Authority and found a Columbia bike I liked a lot...but I'm skeptical. I have to do some research on that.

What I Wore While Pretending to be an Adult:

  • Salmon cardigan: Eddie Bauer, thrifted
  • White button-up: Allison Morgan via TJ Maxx
  • Dark denim jeans: Old Navy
  • Freshwater pearl necklace: Lia Sophia party
  • Tan flats: Fashion Bug
  • Wood bracelet: Kohls
What I Ate While Out With My Mother:

Today's food intake was a total bust. I consumed about 27 Weight Watchers points by lunch because my mother took me out to eat at an Italian restaurant, where I got something DRENCHED in alfredo sauce. I don't even usually like alfredo sauce, but those giant cheese raviolis smothered in cheesy sauce were truly heavenly. I've promised myself I'll lose 20 pounds by January 1st, but I'm not doing a very good job of holding myself to it. I keep telling myself that the bike will help!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Thanks, Coco! I my opinion, the ruffled shirt is a hit. It's a sweet detail without being too over-the-top frilly. And you thrifted it. You are a girl after my own heart!

Good luck with the job search. And definitely get a bike. I love riding. It's great transportation, great exercise, good fun, and good for the environment. Don't forget to look at your local bike shops and on Craigslist. In this economy, there are a lot of really good used bikes available. That's even more green!


Lesa said...

Coco, you look great, love the little pearl necklace--and the ruffles!

Almost Summer

Brooke said...

Aw, you look adorable. Love the ruffled shirt - and the arty shoe picture. :)

Lesa said...

Hi Tina,

Just wanted to thank you for your ideas about my outfit (the purple stuff) I
totally see your point with what i was wearing and what i was trying to do.

Also, the girls with little teeny waists seem to be able to do anything and it
looks cute. i either have to get up off the couch or resign myself to the fact
that they are not

Anyway, thanks, hope you are having a good weekend.

Always Summer

PBC said...

Nice guest blog Coco, I also can give you some style points on cycling clothing(after you get the bike)

I have read alot of "style man" in Bicycling magazine, and can give you the do's and dont's of what to wear "on the bike"

One more word of wisdom. Tina is right by from a local bike shop. You can get repairs, and parts and great advice localy.

Deborah-lee said...

I have a shirt with a collar a bit like that. I love that it makes my plain old cardis look a little more dressed up. I love the salmon colour of the cardi you have.. and that bangle is brilliant!

Tina said...

Lesa - I enjoy your blog, so I hope I helped a little. I have certainly had to come to terms that just because something looks good on someone else, it doesn't mean it will look good on me. It makes me sad, but I've learned that it's just reality. Better to wear what does work than to try soemthing that just makes me look fat!

CoCo said...

thanks all for the comments.

lesa: thanks! the ruffles are def. what spices it up.

brooke: you were with me when i bought this shirt! thanks for encouraging me to purchase it. wait, now that i think of it, you were with me when i bought about 50% of this outfit. hm.

PBC: thanks for the offer! as soon as i get the bike i'll need some tips on what to wear.

deborah-lee: thank you for the note on the bangle! i love it but sometimes get weird looks for wearing it.