Week 4 ’18

Week 4 proved to be a great week. (in order of what happened)

  1. Saw Jumanji (Men on Film… LOVED IT)
  2. Went to Martin Ranch Winery. Tasted the wine club selections this quarter.
  3. My son started college.
  4. I had two dinner dates. The first was with an old friend from Argonaut Insurance and the second was with with a co-worker from the old Foundry group.
  5. I reached out to a women, who was the project manager for a Dual Sales Supply Chain customer, to see if she would be interested in mentoring me in a Project Mgmt. career path.
  6. I received the most adorable picture of my daughter… unSnappedChatted, there is a God!

Let the fashion begin.

Saturday, January 20th

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I love lookbook videos and blogs. One of my favorites bloggers is Designing from my Closet. I am at the point in my life I am enjoying real people. I think Janeane is just that. I enjoy her clothing style, loves 2nd hand, she has great ideas, and seems so genuine on social media. Janeane has a lot of different looks I want to create from and I will give her credit. Please check out her site.

What I wore to see Jumanji. I swapped out the flats for heels because I think I am too short.

Monday, January 22

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Another one of my favorite lookbook bloggers is Awesome Over 50. Heather used to be a model and her social media focuses on tips and tricks when it comes to makeup and fashion. Heather also has talent putting together leggings with a long sweater that looks amazing. Her ideas are appropriate for work or play.

Tuesday, January 23

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As Paulie from Jersey Shore would say it, “SWEATER TIME!” I love this wine color turtleneck sweater.

Wednesday, January 24

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Love, love, love my Gucci loafers. I have been careful not to wear them too much for fear of knocking one of those damn pearls on the back of the heel. On the other hand, the tweed blazer seems to be a favorite of Cladwell because the blazer continues to pop up as part of my daily outfit selections. F-that, I decided to make my own outfit with my favorite shoes.

 

Thursday, January 25

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This is my attempt at color matching opposites. I did not realize the sweater was not pulled down when Alexa took my photo. However, you get the idea.

Friday, January 26

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Again with Awesome Over 50, Heather’s go-to look, which I LOVE. I wanted snap a screenshot of her entire outfit but could not find it. This is an idea of the look I took from Heather.

Faux Pau… in order to keep the cardigan (covering) over my chest, I taped the sweater down to my black top. I went about my business at work and noticed after a 1:1 meeting, with a male co-worker, the cardigan was off to the sides and the tape was exposed!!! Lord. The poor guy was probably thinking, “Lady, why do you have tape on your tits?” Obviously, not for support. DOH!

Love,

jennifer

 

Week 3 ’18

Hello all my friends and subscribers… all 3 of you!

This morning I heard Geoff listening to his morning meditation. Throughout the session, I kept getting these vibes of being back in Midtown and Roseville. As the meditation went on, I continued removing those thoughts from my mind but once I let that feeling go, that sense came back. This lasted 20 minutes.

I think about Midtown a lot. Although Geoff has offered many times to take me back up there and has purchased Old Soul Coffee for me, visiting is not the same as living in the heart of everything. Not to mention having my own apartment to run back too, so I politely decline.

I used Cladwell this week to help inspire me with outfits. I also browsed through my favorite bloggers for the same inspiration. Friday, I forgot to “Echo, take a picture.”  I wore something that made me look so chesty, which was really quite funny and would have loved to share with you all!

On with the show…

Tuesday, January 16

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I am a little like Chris… “Would’a, Could’a, Should’a.” I have the exact same pants in cream/black plaid, and I also have blouses in the same color as the recommendation, Unfortunately, I put my own spin on it and wore this instead. I need to stick with the plan!

Wednesday, January 17th

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If you didn’t know, Cladwell has a feature that allows users to look ahead +1day. That is what I did and why the day is off. The suggestion looks adorable, and I could have copied exact. I do not know what made me change my mind about the black cardigan swap for a brown faux fur jacket but I did. Also, I must stop wearing my Intel logo sock with skinny ankle pants and booties! It looks frumpy.

One other thing. I have a stand up desk at work. I put the vest on the back of my chair. Whenever I walked back to my desk, All I could see was brown “hair” at my desk, thinking somebody was waiting for me. Next time I’ll take a picture!

Thursday, January 18th

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Yes… Finally something I like. I am addicted to lookbook videos on YouTube and there is a blogger that I have been following for a while. Designing From My Closet is a women who incorporates a lot of color into her wardrobe. Although this outfit is simple, I would not have thought to match up teal and gray. I have silver sandals (as she has modeled); living in NorCalif and the rain, I grabbed these!

 

love,

jennifer

 

Week 2 ’18

Friday night. It is almost 11PM, and I am ready for bed. I had a great week both at work and home. Off to the movies last Saturday to see Star Wars, Sunday a visit to Cynthia & Valerie, and this week I focused and completed tasks off my AR’s list!

Intel is honoring MLK and the US has Monday off. Although we just went through Christmas and New Years, I am so looking forward to another three day weekend.

Thanks to Cladwell, these are the outfits selected for me…

Saturday, January 6

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The Bay Area saw some rain this past week so it seemed only right for Cladwell to add in rain boots. This is what I wore to see Star Wars. I loved the idea on the right but the colors I had in my closet were too faded and offered no punch or interest. However, I was comfy at the movies and the boots were easy to walk around in, actually fun.

Monday, January 8

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Again with the color tones. It may be time I had a color analysis done because that may be the root cause of my issues! I love the sweater, but I do not like it with these jeans and black booties.

Tuesday, January 9

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This was a stretch because I do not have a black background printed blouse. However, I have a similar blouse in brown. Loving these colors. Because I did not feel like wearing my “Tight Pants” boots (shown in the suggestion), I wanted some height and picked my Lucky brand HUE-Ls. The sweater is not that flattering opened because I am busty, so I decided to pin it. Off to work I went.

Wednesday, January 10

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HAHAHAAHA. It makes me laugh to think “I can wear that!” I did not like the idea of wearing Keds to work, but I did it because I paid Cladwell $40 to pick outfits for me. I took the jacket off once I was in the office. I would actually wear this outfit again. You can call these pants, Intel Blue!

Thursday, January 11

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I made a slight swap with the blazer. I wore the shown blazer last week and did not want to repeat so soon. Looking back, I probably should have stuck to the plan. The striped T-shirt was popular; one girl wore a similar T the day before and another girl wore hers the same day. Is it Friday yet?

Friday, January 12

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The purple sweater I am wearing looks more blue in the photo. My sweater was also too thick to wear with a blazer. Since I wore jeans all week, I swapped out the black jeans for my Paige jeggins. This was a great Friday wear.

Jennifer

Week 1 ’18

Happy New Year Judith! Aside from being sick over the holiday, I use my lookbook apps this week thinking it would help inspire me to venture out of dullism.

Of course, I ended up playing it safe and stuck to the same old same old. GAG. I used the excuse of being sick and everybody is OOO (out of office) through Friday to deflect my lack of commitment to the applications I purchased (Cladwell & Stylebook) a  week before.

These are the looks I came up with for Week 1 2018:

Wednesday, January 3rd

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I wanted to wear complementary colors, so I paired a dark olive green sweater with a pink blouse. However, I copied Cladwell’s look with a similar brown tweed blazer and Gucci loafers (3″). Can I get a shout-out… INSPIRATION is beginning.

Thursday, January 4th

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Thrifted these awesome Kenneth Cole hot pink loafers at Goodwill! I was dying to wear them, and I just so happened to have a blue floral printed blouse that incorporated the same red tones as the pants and shoes! This is me and I LOVED wearing this outfit… CONTINUATION

Friday, January 5th

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I wanted to mix up patterns and prints, but also felt the need to play it safe. How much safer can black and red be? I paired up a black/white polka dot blouse and red/black striped top with black cords and mules. The outfit was ok (I cannot capitalize the O). I was not too thrilled about this outfit, more so after seeing this photo. The pieces looked better left on the hanger!

I am actually looking forward to next week.

Love, Jennifer

 

 

A New Year A New Tool

IMG_8096I recently purchased a couple lookbook applications; Stylebook and Cladwell. Stylebook creates lookbook’s from your closet and cost ~$3.00. Cladwell creates lookbook’s from “like items” selected from their closet and cost ~$40/yr.

Problem Statement: I have a difficult time being creative when it comes to putting outfits together. I believe the selections I make end up looking dull, are boring, and do not bring out my personality. The idea of purchasing a lookbook tool seemed appealing and necessary, so I jumped on it.

Stylebook: I spent Christmas Eve and Day setting up my Stylebook closet; taking photos of all my tops, skirts, pants, dresses, shoes, and blazers. I spent hours organizing the photos into categories, editing the photos, and tagging colors to each item. The overall setup took two full days.

Stylebook does as expected. The application returns around 9 lookbook ideas based on the categories selected (e.g. Pants, Shoes, Tops). Cons; the software was not designed to know the color wheel and creates outfits based on what was selected regardless if the clothing’s item color schemes complements each other or not (see above photo).

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Cladwell’s closet setup process consists of selecting items, from their closet, that mirror or match the clothes in your closet. I was surprised that some of the selection options were copy exact to what I had in my closet. Most of the clothing choices were similar and only a quick edit change to color was needed.

The lookbook ideas are fresh. Out of 198 items selected, Cladwell returned 689k looks to choose from.

Another thing I like about this application is the  “Show Look” option. The user can pick one item from the closet and by selecting “Show Look,” Cladwell will return a number of outfit suggestions to wear with that item (Stylebook cannot make outfits this way).

The downside to Show Look, was all the outfits included the same t-shirt. For example. I selected my Gucci Loafers. Show Look returned over at least 50 different outfits with the same blue T-shirt but sprinkling in different jeans and blazers. I was looking for a broader range given I have 698k outfit options. I mean, I could have come up with that look myself. The Show Look experience became so frustrating (seeing that T-shirt) that I removed the t-shirt from my closet hoping that the application would not be able to use it… damn tool selected a different color T-shirt! I wrote the company about this issue but have not heard back.

Last two features. Cladwell knows your location and will pull together daily outfits based on the weather!! Lastly, there is a capsule option for those who are interested in wardrobe capsules.