The Business Of Life With Misook

MY OUTFIT

I've spent my share of a career working in universities, as a director of education, associate professor and associate dean. I know what it means to dress for success. I have learned that looking professional helps me feel professional and that people respond better when I am in a professional state of mind. 

Now that I work at home I still have times when a professional look is needed for meetings and events. Misook meets all my needs in that regard with classic but modern professional dresses, jackets, tops, slacks and skirts.

This jacket and pants will be on repeat for me due to their beautiful style, quality, and easy care. The details are my favorite part of these pieces. The jacket has zippers on the sleeves and the pants have zippers on the ankles. The brilliant blues in this tweed style jacket are striking and show vibrantly in the sunlight. The fabric of the pants and jacket is a beautiful knit fabric that is machine washable, wrinkle, fade, and stretch resistant, breathable with no cling and a silky hand. I am truly in love!

Read more below about how I styled the pants for a casual evening at home and the jacket for a night out with friends. 

Casual Evening At Home

I don't know about you but I like to relax the minute I get home from a busy day. The pants for this post are pull on pants and as soft and comfy as any leisure pants you will find. So when I get home, I would leave them on and change into a more casual top and a pair of flats or slippers. For my evening look below, I used a denim jacket as my top, slipped on my favorite pair of leopard flats and added a scarf to snuggle in as night falls. I mean, really? How cute is this look?

EVENING OUT WITH FRIENDS

There are times, at the end of the week when I like to celebrate successes with friends and colleagues. In this case I would wear the same jacket but change into a pair of dark jeans and tee. Casual shoes and a clutch for my lip stick and I am out the door!

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Peace!

I Love Blogging

MY OUTFIT

This outfit was built upon my blue suede booties. I got these last year when blue shoes were very trendy and I am so glad I did because I am still loving the look. I wore a pair of jeans, a camisole, a cocoon cardigan and a fisherman's hat for this look. I carried a clutch and wore my Amber necklace.

If you have been reading my blog you will have noticed I have been wearing different pieces of amber for the last several posts. I talk about how much this is my favorite stone often and recently have been having fun wearing some of the pieces of my collection.  Each piece is special to me because they were purchased while on different Mexico vacations with my husband.

ABOUT BLOGGING

I am a bit of a type A person. I have worked my whole life and everything I have taken on, I have been very serious about doing it right. Needless to say, I have never done much, just for fun, for me. And then along came blogging. For the first time in my life, I have a hobby. I used to be in awe of people who found time for a hobby and really believed my personality was such that I would never have one. But never say never because now I have a hobby that I love and that brings me simple joy. It encompasses so many things that I enjoy, mostly art. I am not good at any of it but I love creating outfits, taking photos and putting it all into a blog. I adore cooking and home making too and really want to get more into that at some point. That means there is no end to this happy place of mine.

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Peace!

I've Kissed A Lot Of Frogs

MY OUTFIT

It's true, I cannot tell a lie; I have kissed a lot of frogs. Hat and sun glasses frogs. I can't wear most hats well and most sun glasses don't look good on me. But let's face it, after all the years I've been looking (too many) I have finally found a couple of hat styles and sun glasses that I like.  I was excited about the beret I found (see here) but this Fisherman's hat is the CATS MEOW for me.

Fun, fun, fun! I wore it with a pair of Seven For All Mankind jeans (my fav jeans), a Free People off should sweater (another favorite brand) and an old pair of booties. I slung a leopard bag over my shoulder and grabbed my tassel belt and I felt positively Frenchish! P.S. I make up words often. Big Mark Twain fan, learned it from him.

ANYHOO

The fringe trend was so short lived for me. Surprising since I grew up when fringe was EVERYWHERE (60s/70s)! But I got these booties with fringe a few years ago and one clutch that had fringe and I was over it. I haven't worn these booties much but when I put them on with this outfit I thought, what the crap is wrong with me, these are ROCKIN boots. So they will be back on rotation for me. 

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Peace!


Facing My Truth

MY OUTFIT

Well luvs, its time for me to face the truth. Winter has full on arrived. We had a little snow a week or so ago, but it warmed up and melted and everything was still green. But over the weekend in started snowing and it snowed so fast and hard that it knocked our power out for a few hours. I'm writing this on Saturday, a sunny but cold day (high 33) knowing that tomorrow we are getting more snow. Temperatures are going to remain cold so this snow will be here until spring.

So I'm going with it and pulling out the boots. I have lots of snow boots for here in the mountains, one for each day of the week! ha ha! This is a cute light colored pair so I wore them with white jeans and a fun little jacket. Cozy and fun is how this outfit turned out. I took a few pictures outside but my hands starting getting so cold I was driven inside near the fire.

WHAT TO DO

I love living in the mountains and the snow but only for a bit. So what do I do? Well having lived in Arizona for many years I know how nice the weather is in the winter and so we pack up and head south. I guess we are snowbirds! And that's ok because I can hike mountains, run outside and not freeze my buns off. We will be back here for our annual Christmas party that we host and a few weeks more of winter before we head back south until spring. I am so excited for this winter and plan to enjoy were I am, when I'm there! As for Christmas day, I will be hiking a mountain and maybe toasting the holiday with a little eggnog.

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Peace!


Red Leather Jacket For Fall Fashion

MY OUTFIT

I put this outfit together a while back for a link up I was doing. I wanted to share it in more detail. The jacket is such a favorite of mine. I got it several years ago in a consignment store. It is 100% leather and very high quality. I always love it when I find such a treasure. I wear it every year as the holidays get closer and the style options are never ending.

This time I wore black jeans and a colorful top with bell sleeves, my OTK boots and I carried a little black clutch. It was such a festive look and comfortable too.  The jacket is timeless and I am sure I will be styling it for many years to come.

TRAVEL UPDATE

I'm still traveling from one place to another but have my laptop and am being able to stay on top of blog things. I should be in one place soon and back to my normal routine. Happy Halloween BTW!

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Peace!