So this is what I wore for my liquid diet - I made it until 2PM, at which point I had to go home and finish the agony.
I got this designer-inspired Carole Little jacket at a charity shop while waiting for Doc in San Diego last week. The sparkly things are square silver studs.
This is a dress by Donna Morgan - the inset is satin, and it has a satin bow at the empire waist.
I wore my mom's jet and clear crystal KJL necklace. It was a perfect match.
I was not at work on Tuesday, obviously. I did an experiment, and I lost 6 pounds due to the testing prep. My abdomen was concave. My first meal was egg noodles with butter and Parmesan cheese. It was heaven. But nothing beats that first cup of water when you wake up.
So this is what I wore the next day, Wednesday:
This dress is from INC and I love it - it is perfect for those days when comfort is key.
I always wear garnets or rubies with this. My velvet belt from Talbot's was perfect. I could actually spin it around my waist. A few burritos later, I am back to fighting form.
The weekend was quiet. But one of my coworkers brought a king cake to work. If you get a baby in your piece, then you have to bring a Mexican dish on February 2. I am going to make chilaquiles, since I got a baby.
I had a couple of pieces of my mom's jewelry that had broken and needed to be repaired. I could not find the supplies at Hobby Lobby, but I did find them Michael's.
This Joan Rivers convertible piece needed a new strand of pearls.
This sweet costume bracelet was missing a few crystals. The color was hard to match, but I finally found some.
Back to work on Monday. This is what I wore on January 14:
This suede jacket is one of those washable numbers that were so popular at Nordstrom a long time ago. I have another suede jacket that is the same color, from Pamela McCoy, and I usually reach for that one, due to the cut. But I picked this one today, to see if I should keep it. Lo and behold, these super cool pants were hanging on the same hanger with it. More details below.
Underneath, I wore my trusty black cashmere turtleneck and a chiffon top that is meant for summer, but it worked in this getup.
I wore my purple Austrian crystals and a round diamond solitaire that is encircled by a gold bezel.
Shoot - I wish this picture had come out better. The pants have lace insets from the knees down, and the lining is hot pink.
So this week, it has been pouring rain in SoCal. We need it soooo bad, but with the fires of last year and several years of drought, there is lots of flooding and leaking roofs. Fortunately, not at Casa de Holtzman. This is what I wore on Tuesday;
This is a purple wool jacket from Saville that my MIL, Mimi, gave me. I wore it with plain black ponte slacks, a maroon turtleneck (that has shrunk so it's too short), and a polyester scarf print top.
I didn't have to iron any of these items, and that's more than okay with me. I wore two large light purple amethyst pendants.
Yesterday, it poured all day long. But that did me a chance to wear my two Christmas gifts to myself:
These are the famous pirate boots that I wore to my brother's Christmas dinner, only this time, uncuffed to that my legs were completely covered in leather.
I wore a Liz Claiborne dress with a pleated hem that is about 8" on the bottom of the shift. It has a low waist.
Here's an outfit from last week that I forgot to include. It is tried and true.
This is a Gucci skirt that is sort of a tiny houndstooth. It has a gold tone horsebit and a strip of leather at the waist.
The jacket is St John Santana knit. It has flat silver studs all along the lapels and the pocket flaps. It also has gorgeous buttons. They are pearl with rhinestones all around. I need to take it to the tailor to get them secured - they weigh a lot, and the threads are stretching.
Today, Doc is at work, so I don't have a photographer. But I am wearing another Donna Morgan dress that is a black and tan paisley with ruching. It's fully lined, and it's very flattering.
On top, my trusty Escada blazer. The body is fine wool, and the sleeves are ribbed knit.
Speaking of gifts, one of my friends gave me a belated Xmas gift:
Chocolates and cherry peppers!!! Doc loves the peppers - they are the Italian type that aren't super hot.
I also got myself something - when I rearranged the furniture a couple of weeks ago, it turned out that I had a few little pots with no plants in them.
So I got an anthurium, an aloe, a cactus and a succulent. I think it's adorable.
I also got my Ipsy bag :
From left to right:
1) Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation - I had used Chanel Les Beiges for a few years, then I cheaped out and got some L'Oreal. It's not the same. But I will try this one before I go back to my beloved Chanel.
2) The Balm Alternative Rock combination blush an shadow in Stevie Nickel - it can be used as either blush or shadow. I have used it as both. I like it better than the bright red cream one I have been using.
3) Hempz Lips Ultra Moisturizing Herbal Lip Balm
4) hola neon Long Lasting Matte lipgloss. We'll try this later. I just opened a new lipstick, so it will take me a while to get around to this.
5) Billion Dollar Brushes Blender - sooooo soft!!
And that's about all - tonight, I am going to the Board meeting at my rental condo - they are still stalling over fixing my floor that they damaged. I will be raging. It should be fun.