Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Fashion: Inspiration Meets Desire

We don't talk about it too terrible much here together but I have to tell you - I really love fashion.

Especially in the fall when the textures and colors get so much richer and luxe , and well you can actually put more clothes on - depending on what part of the world you're in anyway - Southern Ohio hit 96 degrees today (oof - the Boo and I are sleeping downstairs until a cold front rolls through - we've already stopped using our upstairs ac and only are running the downstairs).

Anyhow I digress. I thought for a change that I would share with you my own personal style and inspirations and the items that I am planning to add to my wardrobe for fall 2010 -
Especially dire this year since my closet is on empty thanks to my 53 lb weight loss ( I lost 3 lbs THIS WEEK!) since last I visited my cooler weather wardrobe. 

What is Miss Amber Lane's style you may ask?

Well when considering it- I came up with this:

If you were to take a pin-up girl.....


(Modern Day)

Classic fashion icons such as Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy.....


Toss in a little bit of spunk and unpredictability such as SJP...

(Love that she doesn't take herself too seriously)
And finally stir in a gal who themes her every outfit to the event....

(Say what you want Bridget is a girl after my own heart!)

You will find me....

 (USO dance @ Work: July )

 (On my way to work: July)

(New Orleans: September)

I'm certainly not a walking fashion plate but I definitely try to always be put together, dressed appropriately for the event, and to never take myself too seriously.

That being said here is what I'm loving for this season:

Pencil Skirts:

 Faux leather adds a little edge to this staple


I would pair that bold skirt with a classic black turtleneck ala Marilyn

Love, love, love the back detail!

Textured Tights:

Love the first and second- this may be a one season only look- but I'll bite! This will help take my shorter skirts into fall!


Love the structure, collar, and waist cinching belt

I already have this wrap- planning to pair it with a fun cloche hat like so....

Comfy Cozies:

Flyaway cardigans are so cozy

I like to lounge around in big soft sweaters/tshirts with no pants and colorful knee highs

Mixing My Sweet With Some Street:

Never thought I would like this look but I tried on a "shrunken" leather jacket and LOVED IT!

Also never really loved scarves but loving the look and eager to try it out!

Saw this Michael Kors bag at Dillards... It was love at first site!

Love the booties...Prada, unfortunately is a little too rich for my blood but I would love to find something similar at my price point!

Thigh high boots- Been lusting over them for years. Problem.. I have slim, shapely legs and they don't want to stay up on me- however I've never even considered wearing them with pants that might help (lol I'm such a hooker...revery back to my pin-up, playboy "inspiration" and you'll get it!)


Someone you know may have gotten new hair similar to this- stay tuned for pics!

Messy but pulled together

The higher the hair, the closer to God!

Then of course there's the makeup....

But that's a whole other post for another day!

Happy Friday!

Much Love Always!

Miss Amber Lane 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blonde Moment

(The Blonde's Keyboard - What does it say about me that I ACTUALLY want one?)

Remember when I was in Louisiana and I was super excited about the "new" blogger features that allowed easier photo posting and blog laying-out-ness and I was super bummed when I came home and I didn't have it on my Blogger?

Yeah, had no idea that I could change my settings and these things would appear. I discovered this today.
I don't think Blogger does a very good job of communicating these options to us - I never knew!
I may not have been born blonde but I've certainly adopted the mentality when it comes to certain things. Oy!

I am super excited to go home and play around with the "new " blogger. Hopefully this will make my posting life a little bit easier.

In other news today is my Friday. I coordinated a large event at work this past weekend so I am taking tomorrow off to make up for the extra time at work and then I'm taking Friday and Saturday and working Sunday so that my assistant can take Sunday off. Voila! Three days off!

 I know my 3 days off will go oh so quickly because I'm already stacking it full of things to do : paint the office, clean EVERYTHING, decorate for fall/Halloween, consign my too-big clothes, have a hair apt., and have at least 1 night on the town with friends. I'm looking forward to it so much! I just wish the weather was fall-like to go along with my fall plans. I don't know how it is in your area of the country, but in southern Ohio its been in the 90s for the past week! I'm desperately wanting to slip into fall clothes and open up windows but the weather just isn't cooperating. Le sigh. Maybe next week?

Anyhow, I'm finishing lunch now -my fave Lean Cusine (well one of about 4 faves) Butternut Squash Ravioli. And I'm going to have to run and do some ACTUAL work.

(Only 5 points and so yummy!)

But that reminds me- I'm back to hardcore journaling and keeping track of points. I am determined to be at my ultimate goal by the end of this year - and as of last Thursday's weigh in I have 14 lbs left to go! I know I can do it - I've got the eating habits down to a science its the working out that I've really been slipping up on. Its too hot (IMO) to do any running in the heat of the day but it doesn't stay light long enough for me to feel safe doing it once it cools down - not that I live in a bad neighborhood or anything I just don't want to be a girl all alone with an Ipod full blast running after dark- just seems like an invite for trouble. And working out in the AM on a work day just doesn't work for me so I'm going to need to find some kind of alternative until the weather is a little more cooperative- back to The Biggest Loser Bootcamp maybe?

I've also been toying with the idea of working with a trainer for a few sessions. As I'm entering the last phase of weight loss I'm going to need to turn my focus on toning and definition and I'm going to need professional assistance there- first of all I have trouble pushing myself. If it hurts/sucks/etc. I won't do it on my own- but if I have someone pushing me and helping me I have a feeling I'll be much more successful.

So I'm researching this idea. Ever work with a trainer? What did you think? What helped you? My primary toning targets are my tummy (flatter, more definition) my arms (I don't want to be ripped or anything but I'd like some definition and a little more strength) and my butt ( I have NO BUTT...I want to do something that's going to give me a little junk in the trunk- suggestions here? I've even considered buying padded underpants for this job because as a group of young guys in the mall loudly pointed out a few years ago, "DAAAAMN that ass is flat as pita bread"  I'd like to at least fill out a pair of jeans without the denim sag in the rear!)

Looking for suggestions on any exercises/dvds/programs that helped any of these areas!

Alright ladies. I'm off! Hope everyone has a great rest of the week! Happy hump day to ya'll and happy end of the week to moi!

Much Love Always!