Saturday, September 18, 2010

What are You Wearing?

It's been a week since my shopping trip when I bought some really nice clothes. And it was fun. Yup, buying clothes is fun. They range in size from 12 to 1X depending on the brand.

And to give everyone an idea of my wardrobe for Chicago, I thought I would show you my outfits. I'm not a fancy girl. I rarely wear dresses or skirts. I know some of you lovely girls will be dressed to the nines, but lets just say, I will still fit in. After a few drinks, everything becomes a blurr anyway.

And shoes, well lets just say, I would rather buy a set of pots and pans than a pair of shoes. Yes, get up off the floor. I will have a shiny pair of flats, a pair of running shoes, a pair of boots and my old standby Birkenstocks. Plus my old lady orthotics so I can walk more than a few yards.

But I will be getting out of my comfort zone and bringing a skirt to Chicago. I may not wear it but I will have it with me. My pair of boots, my daughter tells me, can only be worn with a skirt, or leggings and right now, I'm not ready for leggings. That was so last century. Do you think leg warmers and Jane Fonda's "feel the burn" will be back too?

So let me know if I pass. There isn't much left in my closet so if you all think I will be voted off the weekend, I guess I will just have to stay home. I also want to tell everyone that on Monday, the 27th, my DH is meeting me at O'Hare and from there we are flying to San Francisco and Napa for the rest of the week. So I'll be trying to stretch 4 or 5 outfits to last me for a week.

Many of you may not know some of our activities that are happening on the Chicago weekend. I'll be arriving on Friday around noon (I hope) and checking in the hotel with my roomie Robin. Friday night is a casual get together for all the BOOBs and then a free-for-all for the rest of the evening. Saturday morning, I am walking the 5K with a few other BOOBs in the Susan G. Komen Walk/Run for Breast Cancer. The afternoon another bunch of us are going on a River Cruise around Chicago. The evening is a dinner and partying wherever our hearts lead us. Sunday, well for me a bit of a sleep in and then I'll try a bit of shopping. I'll move into another room with my roomie Rani for Sunday night and leave Chicago on Monday. So without further ado, here is my wardrobe:

Casual Duds
I love this frilly little top and below my white blouse and jean vest (new jeans too!).

Dressier Duds
This has a frilly collar and the shrug will keep me warm (shown with skirt),
Below is another frilly top shown with pants.

My small assortment of shoes/boots

Costume jewellery.
My favourite Celtic Silver earrings at the bottom.
Walking duds, but we might have the BOOBs T-shirt too! And lastly, to keep warm I will probably bring this merino wool wrap I bought in New Zealand last year. And probably a red rain jacket in case of rain.

There you have it! Now will I be voted off the weekend? I'll crash it anyway. And today I got a pedicure and my hair coloured and cut. Tomorrow is the waxing of the eyebrows so Gilly won't feel faint from bushy brows.

And I have a little suggestion for all those BOOBs and bloggers that can't meet in Chicago. I think we should all set a time, lets say 7:00 pm Chicago time (Central Daylight Time) next Saturday, the 25th and all raise a toast to success. The problem is that it will only be 1 am in London, England and 10 am in Melbourne, Australia.

But then it'll be 5:00 somewhere (California and British Columbia)!


Drazil said...

All those outfits look great - my fave is the jean vest one. So sassy and love the boots!! Cannot wait!

Marie said...

Cute clothes! You're going to look great. Wish I could go!

Justawallflower said...

I absolutely LOVE the wrap (I always wanted to pull off one of those, but feel like people would see through me and think I look ridiculous), the gene vest outfit, and the frilly top with pants ( I liked the others as well, but these were my favs). I also LOVE LOVE the boots! Any you could pair those with some skinny jeans as well, not just a skirt! You will look great, just wish I could be there to see it! Have a blast!

Sam said...

I love these clothes and those boots look amazing. Can't wait to see all the photos from next week end. I will raise a drink to you all, even if it is 10am in the morning here in Brisbane Australia; and I have to raise a glass of juice and not champaign :)

Cindylew said...

Great wardrobe tootsie roll.
Can't wait to walk that race with you...was surprised how few of us are walking.

Bonnie said...

Well, if you get voted off, God only knows what will happen to me because my outfits aren't as cute as yours. Love them all!

Lap Band Gal said...

totally cute!!!!!!!

DiZneDiVa said...

Great outfits! You're one of the stylist Boobs who will do the voting off... I may be voted off but will go kicking and screaming with a huge dramatic scene so be prepared...LOL. I am still trying to figure out what I am bringing with me. *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Follow my journey at

Jacquie said...

You will look great Sandy! I cannot wait to finally meet you.

Napa and San Francisco will be absolutely gorgeous this time of year, I wish i was going with you!

Lily's Mommy said...

Cute clothes! ANd congrats on the size 12s-1x....such an accomplishment! You have done so well!

Barbara said...

Can you come over and pick out my outfits? You have that style I want to get to!!
I can't wait to meet you sweetie!!

Jennifer said...

I love everything!!! The wrap is gorgeous too. And the boots!
I am so excited I can't stand it!
You *WILL* have the Boobs T, they arrived at my house on Friday evening! I'll post a pic. soon.


Stephanie said...

Your outfits look great! I am bringina mix of causal and dressy and honestly, I don't care who wear what, because it is all about the person. BUT, I am weaing a pair of Skinny high heels...:)

Joey said...

Love the boots, the wrap, the tops...everything!!!! (and I'm kind of a fashion snob) I wish my mom wore stuff like this. Well, at least my iMom does :)

Michelle said...

Wow you are going to be one hot mamma! Wish I could be there to see it.

Darlin1 said...

I sooo wish I could be there!!! You are going to look sooo cute!!

How fun that you get to go on to SF and Napa.

My glass will be raised to you and all the rest of the Boobs!


Gen said...

Love it, especially the wrap and boots! Looks great and can't wait to see you.

Nella said...

Ill be having one at 5 baby!

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