Tank Engine

[ jacket: gifted arden b. / gauze tunic: f21 / velvet leggings: gifted madewell / boots: gifted sam edelman / bag: kenneth cole / ring: f21 / bracelets: david yurman & diamonique tennis bracelet from qvc ]

Last weekend HB and I drove the short distance to one of the largest parks in Houston. Peering at my iPhone’s screen that displayed a pseudo-map of the park’s layout, I became his compass as I pointed the way to something called the Reflection Pool. Well, we never found it. We got too distracted by this jogging trail and the “choo choo train” that ran along side it, and the cool iron structures to even notice we were missing the entire purpose of going.

I think times like those, when you are having too much fun to realize you’ve forgotten your entire initial purpose, are what life is all about. Don’t you?

Also, life is all about velvet leggings. FYI.

These leggings are AH-mazing!!! So comfy. So fun to rub absentmindedly. So good with my Sam Edelman suede boots!

It was so dreary and overcast – and bitterly cold. And by bitterly cold I mean 50 degrees in Houston, Texas. That’s bitter, here.

Um, also? That conductor hat? Yeah, I’m wearing that because my hair was going on 48 hours without washing it, and I wanted to spare you all. And HB. But mostly you all.

What’s that? Honesty isn’t always the best policy, you say? Oh. Oops.

The train is coming! OMG!

You have no idea how badly I wanted to get on this train.

Denied. Oh well, I guess that’s what two legs are for.

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23 Comments

  1. 11.22.2010 / 3:45 pm

    Amazing outfit! I love the muted colors in your outfit palette. I'll have to check out velvet leggings…

  2. Amandalovett9
    11.22.2010 / 4:10 pm

    I really like this jacket! Would you mind telling me what size you have it in so I would have a better idea of what size to order myself? My email is amandalovett9@gmail.com

    • 11.23.2010 / 3:15 am

      I believe it's an extra small! or a small…it's whatever the smallest size is…i forget. i'll check next time i'm in my closet though!

  3. 11.22.2010 / 5:46 pm

    aw you look so cute in a hat! sounds like a fun adventure! and you're totally making me want to get a pair of velvet leggings!!

  4. Anonymous
    11.22.2010 / 6:41 pm

    Looks like a great day…love how you did not mean to, but your hat matches the same vibe as the train in the park!

    • 11.23.2010 / 3:16 am

      thanks! greasy hair has it's perks, i guess!
      ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 11.23.2010 / 3:13 am

      You know how we do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. 11.23.2010 / 12:28 am

    The photo of you looking skyward is beautiful. I like the idea of velvet…did they stretch out?

    • 11.23.2010 / 3:13 am

      Thanks Terri. I haven't had them all that long, but to my knowledge they shouldn't stretch out too much.

  6. 11.23.2010 / 12:58 am

    Just came and read, this is wow! I was seek from many blogs, but here is the best, I love it.

  7. Jess Kay Designs
    11.23.2010 / 3:10 am

    your RED lipstick… I'm looking for a color that works on fair-skinned blondes… what are you wearing?

    • 11.23.2010 / 3:12 am

      Go for something pinky red, like MAC's Impassioned!

  8. 11.23.2010 / 7:11 am

    I am sooo in love with your heels! And what a great setting!

    • 11.23.2010 / 11:49 pm

      Thanks girl! as V said above…high heels in the park – if that ain't a fashion blogger, i don't know what is!

  9. 11.23.2010 / 10:22 pm

    Aww cute outfit… and also I like your blog's sense of humour!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Tmougo
    11.24.2010 / 11:41 pm

    Where in Houston is it 50 degrees? I am wearing shorts!

  11. Neekoh
    11.28.2010 / 1:05 am

    I am totally digging this jacket! The color, the fit, the cut… everything ๐Ÿ™‚
    XXo,
    Neekoh

  12. Morgan_Lua
    11.29.2010 / 7:59 pm

    Ah! I saw those leggings at Madewell the other weekend and almost bought them, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. You might have me reconsidering my decision. So lucky someone gave them to you though! What a great gift.

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