Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The last day

Got to love when you can pack small and look good.  I recently had to go on a trip and found this little black shirt and these perfectly awesome skinny jeans as my key.  I wore them both the two days I was there.  All I did was change the over lay.  Once with a sweater and another time with this top to dress it up a bit.  My goal when I pack is to take as much as needed and as little as possible all at the same time.  Though I do respect the goal of packing everything, "never be too safe".  I hope the last day of November is treating you well!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Silly's the best everything

Do you every just want to be silly?  I love to be silly.  I can't do it all of the time or no one would take me seriously. . . and being a wedding photographer I have to be at least a little silly.  So today, I am silly!  I decided to break what was given to me as a dress, I modified it and it is now a shirt!

Meet Virginia Design

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hello it's me again. . .

It's Black Friday... I think this "holiday" gets a bad rap.  I go out every year, never for big ticket items but I enjoy the people rushing around, the event, the spectacle of it all.  I enjoy watching a mother of four wiggle way past a large group of people to lay her hands on that desktop she wanted.  I enjoy the men in line up front holding the basket as if were a nest of small children.  YES, some people go crazy in sane: this I don't understand but it is fun to watch an almost animal instinct come out in people (pretty sure someone should do, if they haven't already, a study on the effects of Black Friday on our culture.   Well to those out there who now resting from your adventures early this morning I wish you: rest well.  To the rest of you: I hope that your Black Friday is exactly what you wish it to be!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quick, Simple, Gone.

Simple.  Not always on my list but when I'm in a rush it is my best friend.  You don't have to go elaborate to look cute but it can be fun.  Not so much fun when in a tush though.  

I often start an outfit with one piece.  Something I really want to wear.  This particular outfit: was the greenish sweater.  I recently got it and I wanted to make it's debut.  Then based on the sweater and how it was going to lay I chose the pants, then the undershirt because of it's neckline then came the boots (had to be boots since it's that time of year), head band and necklace.  It all came together in less then five minutes!

Quick, simple, gone.  Can do.  Go do!  Have fun see what happens in 5 minutes or less... if nothing else it could be super silly!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sweater + comfy skirt = awesome

Today you are blessed with a multitude of things.  You excited?  First, you are blessed with me as we all know is your favorite thing in all the world.  Second, really bad pictures... I was too lazy this week to do anything about them.  Third and most importantly apparently you get a super creepy me if these bad pictures (or my husband) are to be trusted.  

Meet Virginia Design

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday season...

It was the Friday before Thanksgiving and all in the house were hustling and bustling...  Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.  This Friday I am taking to slow down take a breath enjoy my surroundings before jumping on the long laundry list of things to do before the Day.  Maybe I can hide away.  

What about you?  What are you doing this holiday?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All in one

This is one of those outfits that makes me feel so pretty and somehow still comfortable.  I am not sure how they manage this but I'm all for it, twice!

Recycled Fashion

Monday, November 14, 2011

Rule breaker, heart taker... don't you mess around?

Sorry about the bad pictures, we were in a rush to go to dinner and apparently my husband had momentary blindness... but you can get the gist of the outfit, well partially anyway.   Rule broken: A traditional sleek outfit with a loud pop of color.

And yes, this is my best Hannibal Lector impersonation... apparently.

Meet Virginia Design

Friday, November 11, 2011

I feel silly, Oh, so Silly!

Fashion is fun.  It is the one aspect of my life I can wear the ridiculous, looking awesome I might add, and I am not ridiculed.  If I decide to act silly... it is not accepted, not that it stops me.  But I pull out tutu and so long as you pair it well you can be celebrated!  So here's to fashion!  Here is to celebrating different!  Here is to having fun with who you are and what you wear!

Recycled Fashion

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I feel pretty, Oh so pretty

 Not so much witty and gay... but feeling pretty's alright on it's own.

This one might become a "default outfit" for the fall... 

It is so much fun and it was super easy to put together.  So I usually like to start with one article of clothing and then pair the rest together to finish the outfit.  This outfit started with the outer layer top and then went from there, got it all out in less than 5 min, I love quick outfits!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Flourish and blotts

Sorry about the pictures, we were on our way out and took a little too quick of a shot.

My lovely and awesome plaid skirt is making a show case again but now paired with my newly thrifted floral button up sweater.   Rocking more than one type of pattern is one of my favorite rules to break!

Meet Virginia Design

Friday, November 4, 2011


Yes, yes.  I know that Halloween was on Monday.  I am a slacker but I am ok with it. *Insert "winning grin" here

You wanna know why I am ok with slacking?  Probably not but I will tell you anyhow:

My husband, Chris, and I are doing NaNoWriMo this year.  Is that no one in the back asking?  I would be glad to answer!

It is a collection of people who are mentally unstable that decided, do to their instability, to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, during the month of November.  

Like I said, we are all a little unstable... We would have to be to do this right?

On to even more awesome subject: my Halloween costume.  Can you guess?  I will be sad if no one gets it.

I'll give you some hints:
1. I am a character on a TV show
2. I made my debu in a wedding dress
3. I am a tad whinny and self obsessed.
and  if you haven't gotten it by now. . .
4.  I work at "Central Perk"

The deranged man standing next to me was my husband Chris, in this shot however he is not "Chris".  With his costume I will tell you who he is... otherwise I am pretty sure no one would get it.

He is the actor, Matthew Perry, who played Chandler on friends when he was on Cocaine , if you didn't know Matthew Perry, though a wonderful actor and from all I can tell in interviews a great guy, has had some substance abuse problems.  If you recall in the show Chandler goes really thin two times. . . yea. . . Well that is the reference Chris is making.

I hope if you aren't confused enough you'll let me know how your Halloween went. . . seeing as I haven't' asked thus far. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Soft as a glove

I am not a "proper" girl.  I am a bit to blunt for my own good, or so I'm told by my friends.  I figure sarcasm and being extremely blunt don't bold well to making me a proper lady.   So, I compensate when desiring to have an air about me and wear my fresh water pearls.  I love my pearls, they were a gift from my maternal Grandmother, but whenever I put them on I feel like I need gloves and tea.... Which is nice because gloves make for some pretty skin ;P