Spring Fashion Fiesta!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


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First - to anyone who stumbled here through Mr. Linky - WELCOME! Grab a plate of binary nachos and a drink and check out my closet! I'll admit right now that I'm not into all the latest fashions, but I one of the awesome perks of my job is that I get to dress up for black-tie functions at least twice a year. That's when I get fancy, what you're going to see today is what I wear the other 363 days...

The first question asked of all Spring Fashion Fiesta was what do I wear on a daily basis - I'm going to begin with a photo of my closet. It's not huge, but suits my needs.

Now - imagine I have a pair of black pants (preferably from Banana Republic). If you're feeling daring - imagine grey pants. Or (gasp) a black skirt. There's the bottom half of my wardrobe. My favorite top is this lovely burnt orange piece from Target. (I love Target!) The sleeves are just a tad tight, but I can wear a nice shell from New York and Company underneath (in black, of course).

Next - I always carry a lunchbag to work, it was a gift from my sister, BooSheep on my 30th birthday. It's black and white (to match pretty much everything I wear) with my initials in hot pink. It's from Thirty-One, a Christian based company. It's insulated on the inside - without a doubt one of the best and most useful presents I've ever received.

Finally - the other perk of my job - occasionally there is really cool jewelry to purchase. Employees are always allowed to borrow jewelry to wear on our "black-tie" nights, but it's an exciting time when I can actually take a piece home with me. I have a pair of earrings that matches this necklace and makes me smile.

Please ignore the cat hair in the picture - scratch that - imagine the cat hair all over my black pants. And there you have it: Lone Butterfly's Daily Uniform!

BigMama's second question was what would we LIKE to have in our closet. I'm boring. I would prefer more black slacks (and skirts) from Banana Republic. Like these Martin Fit ones. Or for a bit of variety - this skirt has the word floral in the title. I'm also really loving this (in black).

Big thanks to BigMama for hosting such a great Fiesta! Thanks for visiting - hope to see ya'll back soon!

~Lone Butterfly )i(


groovyoldlady said...

In my job getting "dressed-up" means coming up with a costume from stuff I have on hand so I can be Ma Ingalls or Amy Carmichael or Sacajawea whoever else the girlies and I are reading about for school.

Keetha said...

Ahhhhhh - - - there's a closet that looks a bit like mine, only still neater. I was beginning to think EVERYONE else on the planet had showroom closets after the ones I've been seeing in this fiesta!!!!

Whew - - - there is at least one other HUMAN on the planet.

dcrmom said...

Love that orange T. So cute. And you get to keep the jewelry? No fair! :-)

Darlene R. said...

Hi Lone Butterfly! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
This was so much fun. I wish I had the time to stop by all of the blogs. Maybe I can hit a few tonight!
Anyway, I love that green necklace! I have become a big jewelry girl lately. I have gotten most of mine through hosting jewelry parties.

tootie said...

That is the cutest purse! And it sounds practical, too. What more could a girl want? :)

Leigh said...

Cute stuff. I love that bag! I enjoyed stopping in !I hope you will come and see my fiesta!

Keri said...

Awww I wanted to see the fancy black tie outfits!!

I like the Target shirt, cute!

Lisa said...

I love that lunch kit! HOw cool is that?! Of course, I don't really have anywhere to carry a lunch kit since I am a SAHM, but if I did have to go to work, I would seriously have to get myself one of these.

I am loving the FF!

Charnita's Xpressions said...

Love the lunch bag and the jewelry Rocks!
Happy fiesta Friday!

Big Mama said...

I need a job that allows me to keep jewelry. It would be a dream come true.

Thanks for joining in!

angeljoy said...

You are so brave to post a phot of your closet. I could not.
you are my hero, my friend.

Karen said...

Wow. Really wish I could participate in the "Spring Fashion Fiesta". Everyone's clothes look so cute.
Unfortunately, if I tried to post the pictures of clothing I wear for fun, someone would suggest I should have shopped for clothing since 1968.
Ah, maybe someday someone will inherit my wardrobe and make a mint in a vintage clothing store ...
much love ... "She who is new to blogging and doesn't have a nickname"