Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Should Be So Lucky

I completely forgot it was St. Patrick's Day when I was getting dressed this morning, so -- alas -- I'm not wearing anything green for this special holiday. I blame the sleep deprivation! I could not fall asleep last night, and George woke me up several times during the night -- once to throw up -- so I maybe got four hours of uninterrupted sleep. I have one of those headaches that means I need a good nap, but I'll just have to power through the day and go to bed early tonight... if I can!

I also skipped my morning workout to try to get some extra sleep in, so I'm missing my infusion of endorphins. Hopefully I will get a chance to do a Jillian Michaels workout DVD after work. I generally try to get at least some exercise in six days a week. I have to do that so I can be sure to work off all the cupcakes, Girl Scout cookies and other sweets I eat!

Today's outfit is just a simple white shirt and blue and white flowered skirt, both from INC International Concepts. I bought these pieces back in 2008, I think, so I've had them a few years. I usually don't break out my white clothes until we are deeper into Spring, but since I was in a rush to get ready, I didn't really debate the issue too much.

I remember falling in love with this white shirt because it was just so cute and feminine. I love the ruffle detail around the sleeves. It's actually a little big on me, but I remember it was the smallest one I could find at Macy's back then, so I snapped it up. The skirt I remember getting for a very cheap price on clearance. It's funny how you always seem to remember those awesome deals.

Overall, the look isn't too flattering on me, which is why I haven't worn this outfit in over a year. I definitely know what looks good on me -- and that's a dress.

I am also wearing my BCBGMazAzria Gage royal blue patent peep-toe pumps.

I also want to add one thing about the title of today's post: "I Should Be So Lucky." This song from Kylie Minogue is special to me because, back in the late 1980s, my sisters and I had her tape, and my mom would play it over and over for us in the car. My sister, Gail, and I were taking Jazz and Tap classes at the time, and our Jazz teacher used the song in one of our routines. I remember asking her to tell us who sang the song and begging my mom to buy it for us... and she did.


Anonymous said...

Prepare to be pinched!

Kirsten M said...

Hi Atlanta Gal-- Just found your blog and LOVE it (and your wardrobe)! Like you, I am hip-centric; like you, I prefer "waist defined" dresses. So question for you: What do you think you'd wear if you suddenly started working from home? Here's why I ask: I recently moved across the country to join my husband, but kept my East Coast job. I found that I had: work clothes, going out clothes, and workout/dog-walking clothes/pajamas--and I was defaulting to category #3. Yikes! Anyway, you seem to have a kind of uniform for most days: cute dress, awesome shoes, minimal jewelry. What do you think your uniform would be if you worked from home?

Atlanta Gal said...


Thanks for reading my blog. It's always exciting for me when someone outside of my circle of family and friends leaves a comment.

I actually did work from home about two years ago for just a few months. I usually just ended up wearing jeans, comfortable shoes and a nice top or t-shirt. I'm actually pretty comfortable in skirts and dresses, too, especially those that have an empire waist or are made with soft jersey.

My advice: Wear what's comfortable and makes you feel good about yourself. I know working from home can be difficult sometimes. Try to get out for lunch or after work just to interact with other humans. Good luck and thanks again for reading.