Monday, December 3, 2012


I have come to the realization that my favorite outfits end up being the simplest ones. It's interesting looking back at photos through the blog, of what I thought might work and what definitely DIDN'T work, and sometimes I feel like I put so much effort into adding crap into an outfit, and in the end, they look all gewgawed up.

So when I'm lazy and pull out one of Tom's shirts, and throw it on with jeans, booties, and a scarf, and I end up loving it, I'm always a bit surprised.

I may end up living in this for the winter, cuz not only is it easy, it's comfy.

NOOOOO - not the dreaded C word!!! Don't tell Stacy and Clinton, mmm-kay? And by the by, where the HELL have they been? Seriously? Did they only make like four new shows this year and that was it? Did I not get the memo? Cuz I'm not okay with that.

I don't know about ya'll, but I need a little more What Not To Wear in my life. Cuz I'll be honest, I have a crush on both of them, and life is just a little more grey without them in it. Sigh. No WNTW AND it's Monday? Blargh. 

Hey, want to see a bunch of smashing ladies? Check em out at Visible Monday and Monday Mingle. They're great places to find some new favey crocketts for your blogroll.

Shirt: Belongs to my hubby
Scarf: From my sis, I think from Turkey
Jeans: F21
Boots: Target
Earrings: World Market



Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I love those booties.

I agree... I haven't seen a new episode of WNTW in ages.

BTW...I gave you an award on the weekend : ) but you need to follow up and pass it on. Look at my weekend post.


Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Really great look, pretty lady. This is so my style. New follower here! I have those booties and am practically am a brand ambassador for F21 jeans. :)


Sheree said...

I definitely agree that less is more. I've always hated the "arm party" craze..not my bold statement is so much more chic in my opinion. Love this look,,probably my fave..ha!
Sheree xxx

materfamilias said...

New reader visiting from Patti's Visible Monday -- a great look, despite (or because of?) being obviously casual and comfy! I've been wondering the same thing about WNTW -- miss it!

Ginny said...

You look great, and I love that scarf!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Totally agree - simple can be stunning and you look fabulous. Great boots definitely make a look. Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

Zahra Sandberg said...

Love your look and I can't belive those jeans are F21 and I am going to make a trip just because of it! Like everyone else I love WNTW, and totally agree with you on the crush thing. Have a good one!


MerciBlahBlah said...

@Suzanne - thank ye kindly, and I finally got my ass in gear and replied to your post earlier today.

@Allison - YAY! Glad you found lil ole me. And I hear what you're saying about being a brand ambassador, as I feel I am for Target. Uh, Target - you hear me?

@Sheree - I have to say I DO love an arm party now and then, but find myself drawn more and more these days to simple jurreys.

@mater, Ginny, Patti - thank you kindly, ladies!! Glad you stopped by!!

@Zahra - I don't know if F21 still has these particular denims - I got them last year, but I'm sure you can find something damn similar if they don't. Gotta love a cheap pair o jeans!!!

Carrie Teal said...

Some of my favorite outfits are the simple ones, I am often a jeans gal myself. I have those same boots from Target and love them, great minds think alike. I am sure your biopsy will be fine. I'll be thinking of you.



Sometimes simplicity is all that is needed. I love the beautiful scarf! :)

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

You'd look good in hopsacking. There has to be a serious category for your look beyond effortless chic. You remind me to get out of the yoga pants when I'm en casa. Not that I ever practice yoga, either.
Yes, I share your consternation at the dearth of WNTW. I miss the Brit version, but then, I'm old.
Have a great week, 'cause you look nice!

MerciBlahBlah said...

@Carrie - Great minds DO think alike. And thanks for the thoughts, mama.

@Fashion - You are so right! Yup, I lucked out with that scarf. The more I wear it, the more I love it.

@Jan - why THANK YOU, kind soul, for your compliment AND your use of consternation. You have a fab week too!!

dreamingincashmere said...

love this casual pulled together look!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a gorgeous scarf!

Rubi Diaz said...

That is such a beautiful scarf!!! Wow! Found you on Mom Trends! I'm hosting a linky party too if you'd like to join the fun!

With Love,