An asymmetrical skirt revitalizes the day

There comes a day in every bloggers life when we feel the need to write the dreaded apology post.  You know, the one where we say how sorry we are that we’ve stopped posting, hit a dry spell, or have just been too busy to focus on the blog.  I sigh when reading these kinds of posts.  When another  person chooses to share their life, style, interests or fashion sense with me all I can say is “thank you”. If they can’t do it for a while I am neither offended nor disappointed. “Its OK!” I want to say, and often do in the comments.  We all have lives beyond our blog.  If we didn’t our blogs wouldn’t be all that interesting.

So it’s funny that I feel such a deep need to say “sorry” for not having been very active on my blog recently.  I’m not facing burn out, thank goodness. Time is the issue.  There just isn’t enough of it to do everything I want and need to do. I also find the latter half of winter rather uninspiring. The golden glow of autumn and the sparkle of the holidays are in the past but the fresh possibilities of spring are still a few months in the future. That isn’t to say that my wardrobe isn’t a place of fun and styling possibilities.  I’ve discovered some great thrift stores recently and it’s been getting rather crowded in my closet as a result. There are lots of new outfits and old favorites I’m dying to share.

Here’s an outfit I wear rather frequently.  There are times when my mood needs revitalizing but I don’t have the energy or time to get creative in my closet. That’s when this asymmetrical skirt calls to me.  I found it at “Clothes Heaven” and it’s one of the more unusual pieces in my wardrobe.  It’s a wrap skirt with a flounce on one side and a zipper on the other. It looks best when worn with a simple black top.  I added some color with my new blue clutch and a whole bunch of bracelets. It’s simple and easy outfit that’s never boring.

I read recently that the multi-bracelet trend is over and that now it’s all about big earrings. I’ve only recently started stacking bracelets on one arm and I’m not entirely sure I’m willing to give it up just yet.  This is the problem with fashion, just when I decide I like something the professionals come along and tell me to move on to something else.

  • Glasses – Jean Lafont
  • Blouse – Barneys New York Co-Op
  • Skirt – Marithe – Francois Girbaud
  • Clutch – Veronica M
  • Chinese letters bracelet – a gift
  • Dice bracelet – vintage, purchased in China Town.
  • Watch and saint bracelet – Wet Seal
  • Shoes – Nine West

If you have a blog have you ever written an apology to your readers?  How do you feel about them when you read them?  What do you think of fashion this time of year?

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36 Responses to An asymmetrical skirt revitalizes the day

  1. mary jo
    February 8, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I’m glad you’re back! Loving the black and blue combo–so chic!

    xo Mary Jo
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  2. anne aka SpyGirl
    February 8, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    No need to apologize. I sure can relate! I’m WAY behind on my chronicle of gluttony in NYC from my January trip. Decided to back date the posts.
    Plus, I revealed SpyGirl’s existence to my co-workers so no more posting from work. Not that it was a good practice anyway.
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    • anne aka SpyGirl
      February 8, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      argh! I’m such a dolt! Loving the blue clutch!!!!! And skirt very clever. I thought it was going to be one of those new “mullet” skirts. Sideways = better.
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      • Heather Fonseca February 9, 2012 at 9:28 am #

        Oh, I don’t have a mullet skirt yet, but I kind of like them! This one is truly asymmetrical. It’s just weird, but that’s the beauty of it. Glad you approve.

  3. SACRAMENTO February 8, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    I think you should post when you feel like it, after all is your blog and your voice, and the people who love you and your style will never be very far. I know I wont.
    You are a true beauty, my dear Heather.
    It is a good idea to put your posts on facebook they wont updat in my blogroll, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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    • Heather Fonseca February 9, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Thank you so much Sacramento. I will post all my posts to facebook and I’m really sorry about google. My blog doesn’t come up for me on google reader, and I don’t know why it’s acting that way. Oh well!

  4. SACRAMENTO February 8, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Sorry about this sewing machine logo.
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  5. Kimberly (unrivaledkitch) February 8, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Gorgeous Skirt Heather. These photos are amazing you look fantastic. I love the whole outfit!

    Time is always the issue with me for blogging. Little do people know it takes active work to keep up a blog not 10 minutes a day. But I’m glad you keep up even if little breaks are in there, you’re still sharing your beauty and life with us so thank you! Have a great week.

    • Heather Fonseca February 9, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      Thank you Kimberly. Years ago I had a little cooking blog for about a year. They take SO much work and time to come up with the recipes, try them out and explain them so they work well. I don’t know how you guys do it.

  6. Alexis Grace February 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Allow me to say: It’s Okay!!!! We all have lives!!!!! YOU (and I!) are only human, can’t do everything!

    That being said-
    I LOVE this skirt! This is a piece I would wear all the time!
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    • Heather Fonseca February 9, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      Alexis you’re so sweet. It’s true, we all have lives. Glad you like the skirt. I wish I could find a few more pieces to wear with it. Even though it’s fairly simple it doesn’t look good with most of my tops, which is kind of weird but there you have it!

  7. Sylvia
    February 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Glad you’re back Heather. You know how much I love asymmetrical skirts and your’s is no exception. Those pictures are GORGEOUS. You’re very lucky to have such a great photographing husband!
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    • Heather Fonseca February 9, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      Thank you. I’m glad to be back too. I really miss my blog and my reading list when I don’t have time to keep up.

  8. Hope Adela Pasztor February 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Found you from Citizen Rosebud. Wow, I can’t believe you are in your 60s; you look like you’re 35 or 40! Love your gorgeous and elegant sense of style! =)
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    • Heather Fonseca February 9, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      Hi Hope. Actually I am in my early 40’s but it would be nice if I looked like this in my 60’s! Madonna certainly looks great in her 50’s, but she works out all the time.

  9. Stacey - Total City Girl
    February 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    Heather I’ve been gong through the same thing!! For a while now!! I don’t even have as much time to read my fav blogs and feel guilty on both ends for not writing and not reading. Do know I still think about you and will always make it back here to catch up! 🙂
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    • Heather Fonseca February 9, 2012 at 9:20 am #

      No worries Stacey! You have two little ones. I’m amazed you have time to read anything at all! When my kids were that age I pretty much did nothing but kids.

  10. Lisa
    February 11, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    I don’t think apologies are necessary. If you like and read a blog often, you are there when the blogger writes a new story (with a smile on your face). To keep the joy in blogging, you have to do it when you feel inspired and/or have time, otherwise it becomes a chore.

    I just started stacking my bracelets too and don’t plan to stop…..that’s what I love about personal style these days, you find what works for you and embrace it as long as you like. I am not a big believer in adhering to trend rules….I like to view the trends, but not feel beholden to them
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    • Heather Fonseca February 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to stop stacking bracelets. Thanks so much for your kinds words. Everyone’s support is really wonderful.

  11. Dress Code: High Fashion
    February 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I`m wearing the exact same nailpolish right now 🙂 I love your saint bracelet. I also have one (smaller and black) which I wear daily.

    Hope you`re having a nice weekend, Jen
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  12. Arash Mazinani
    February 12, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    You don’t need to apologise, like you mentioned we all have a life away from our blogs. Some times our normal life takes over and we don’t get time to write posts. I always think it must be evened harder when you take outfit posts because of all the time taking the photo and getting it looking right for the blog. But honestly we have all been there.
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    • Heather Fonseca February 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

      Thanks Arash. Taking the photos is time-consuming but fun. We usually sneak it in on family outings on the weekends. (It’s rather funny when my kids get involved with the lighting.) What really takes a lot of time is the processing, because my husband really enjoys tweaking the photos until they’re just the way he wants them.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Welcome back, babe — but there\’s no apology necessary, of course! Love all the little details here. I must check out that shop!
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    • Heather Fonseca February 12, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      It’s a good one! If you’re over here one day call me. I’ll show you all the great little places.

    February 15, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    I think we’ve all had times like this, no apology is needed, in fact I think it’s sometimes good for me that I can only post when I do. A balanced life … having “a life” is important! Welcome back! You’re made to be photographed, the camera really loves you! 🙂

    • Heather Fonseca February 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      Oh thank you so much! What a nice compliment. It’s nice to be back too.

  15. Margaret February 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    i love the color blue hand bag..The nail polish also..Thanks for sharing this post to us..
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    • Heather Fonseca February 19, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Margaret. Glad you like the outfit.

  16. Mandy March 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Your outfit is shear beauty it showcases the model also.
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  17. Mary April 14, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Very eye catching, beautifully model , elegant and sensually showcased.
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