Monday, January 31, 2011

The Journey: 30 for 30 Challenge

I’m starting a journey on Tuesday, February 1 and I’m taking you with me... it is the 30 for 30 Challenge - Winter Edition.   Kendi from Kendi Everyday puts for this challenge every so often and I’m choosing to accept.  Right now I can picture you scratching your head wondering “What is this 30 for 30?” Well… here are the rules: 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Flamenco in Plaid

This skirt always makes me want to do a little dance.  When it moves it is just plain fun! 
Do flamenco dancers ever wear plaid skirts?

Friday, January 28, 2011


The Renee dress - kikaPaprika
Close to a year ago I was at a children’s expo in Orange County working at my department's booth.  I took a break to walk around and I came across the kikaPaprika booth with super cute clothes. 

Friend Friday: Blogger Mechanics

Today's Friend Friday questions have to do with blogger mechanics.  So you will get to find out a little about the tools I'm using to get The Clothed Commuter looking the way it does.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Major Malfunction

I told you I'd pull a story every so often from the archives.  Here's a little story about a major wardrobe malfunction:

December 15, 2010

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Everybody, Everywear: Breton Stripes

This is a fun feature that lets a number of different bloggers showcase the way that they wear Breton Stripes. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Grrr Baby

I was asked if I had an interview today three different times. 
I'm a little confused... I live in Northern California, not the Jersey Shore. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

To the Max!

I found this navy maxi dress at the Gap last fall.  It is an XL and is a little bigger than I'd like but this was a no brainer for $5.  It has a super soft feel to it which makes me feel like I'm wearing pajamas to work. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Big Foot

Update on the USB cable... Still can't find it.  So I went looking for my other digital camera, and found it. Yay, right? Except for the fact that the battery ran out after a few pictures...
and I can't find the battery charger for that camera. Has someone been breaking in to my house and stealing every other one of my camera accessories?  How do I call myself an adult when I'm so irresponsible?  Consequently, today's pictures are brought to you by the camera on my phone.  We'll get there in a moment, but first...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Just Another Day

Today I:
  • woke up and got ready early enough to take outfit photos before I left the house at 6:25am (gasp - yup, for reals)

Monday, January 17, 2011

On A Boat!

This weekend I got to see a good friend be installed as president of Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50.  His theme for the installation was On A Boat, an homage to the Saturday Night Live skit.  The theme was pretty open for interpretation and I was not disappointed by the outfits for the evening.  There was a mermaid, plenty of sailor girls, the Skipper and Maryanne from Gilligan's Island, plenty of guys with board shorts, floaties and sunblock, ladies ready for formal night, and the list goes on. 

Obviously, great minds think alike!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Live Fast, Die Pretty

I've been taking public transportation for the past six years to get to my job down town.  I've taken just about all forms - light rail, bus and now a commuter express bus.  I've decided to pull up a few pieces I've written over the past few years and share with you all.  This will give you better insite into my daily commuting experience. And away we go...
Thank God for public transportation. I'm saving money and the environment, conserving natural resources, and getting some cheap entertainment all in one ride!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

And... Action!

There is a monthly video newsletter that goes out to all of the employees in our department and this month’s installment featured our department’s mascot.  I often help out with the mascot by either being the character actor inside of the costume or by assisting the person in the costume.  This is a large costume weighing in at about 35lbs and visibility is low for the person inside.  Most of the today was spent helping my coworker in and out of the costume (Yay, no costume hair for me).  I was aware I would be helping with the mascot today but I didn’t take into account how much work goes in to these five minute video newsletters… about four hours just on the part of the actors, that’s how much!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lay off of my blue (toed) suede shoes!

I've been waiting to wear these shoes for a while now but hadn't quite found the right outfit.  They are so much fun!  A grey suede shoe with a blue toe?  Who wouldn't love these (and if you don't, frankly I don't really want to know). 

Monday, January 10, 2011

I like your pants!

My morning coffee buddy and I are both fans of the wide-leg trouser.  One day while I was wearing a pair, she gave me a nice compliment by telling me “I like your pants.”  But the voice she used was low toned and sort of growly… maybe a little like the Marlboro Man might sound.  It is now and an inside joke between us and when we see wide-leg trousers we are known to say “I like your pants” in the voice. 


Thursday, January 6, 2011

'Till We Meet Again and 1st Outfit Post!

I'm a part of a department that is going through some major changes.  I'm not fond of these changes (I'm just sayin').  One thing I've noticed is that these changes are causing numerous meetings.  The group we're merging with love their meetings!

Here is an honest-to-gawd email from a coworker who shall remain nameless:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Proof That I'm a State Worker

This, my friends, is proof that I'm a state worker!

*Not only am I wearing my white sneakers, but you can see my back-up pair*