Monday, October 15, 2012

Visible Monday - Goldfinger

Not really a Goldfinger, but instead gold finger nails for this Visible Monday. I had on a really pretty rose gold polish from Sephora, but it chipped in less than 24 hours. Back it goes. I expect it to last more than 1 day and especially when it was a limited edition that was a bit more pricey than other polishes. The polish I have on now is Deborah Lippman 'Swagga Like Us.' It is a  beautiful duochrome that shows both gold and green gold depending on the light and angle of your hands.

Bracelet on left side of photo: Leighelena
Deborah Lippman polish: Swagga Like Us
Bracelets on right side of photo: Michele Watch, David Yurman Spiritual Beads, 
Other 3 Yurman sterling cable bracelets

The battery died in my car yesterday, so we had to go out today and get a replacement. I usually get my pictures taken on Sunday, but my husband had a club event and was gone all day Sunday, so my pictures were taken a bit late today.

Today's outfit was really a bit too warm considering it was 80 today. This weather is quite weird. Hot one day, cool the next. It makes it hard to plan on what to wear. The vest I am wearing is one I got at the 1/2 of 1/2 Name Brand Store. It was originally a double  breasted vest, but I modified it to single breasted. I got it for $6.00 and then bought new buttons. The original buttons were white and mostly broken. If not for seeing what other bloggers are doing to refashion clothing, I probably wouldn't have thought to try this, but I am so glad I did. I think this vest will get lots of use this fall and winter.


Vest: 1/2 of 1/2 NBC
Blouse: CJ Banks
Jeans: Lauren via 1/2 of 1/2
Booties: From last year
 
I purchased Stacy London's new book "The Truth About Style" and I will write a short review this week of my opinion about it. Has anyone else purchased or read this new book?

I hope to see many of you on the Visible Monday linkup. It's getting to be a pretty big weekly party with women of many different ages, come join the fun!

39 comments:

  1. I love your gold nails! You look very smart in this navy and white ensemble (I like the cheeky accent of leopard in the shoes!). I have a polka dot blouse just like this one with a tie up bow - I love it, it makes me feel very lady like.

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  2. Still obsessed with that wrist cuff. It's got the most luxe look to it. Added to your gold polish, your hand photo could easily be an editorial photo.

    Also I am dying over the leopard boots paired with this look. Spunky and bold. Perfect for visible monday.

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  3. You are one savvy shopper to take back that short lived nail polish. Good for you! Your hands look gorgeous too. I love the booties so much. Anything leopard print has my vote. ;) Can't wait to see your review coming up.

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  4. Love the nails, bracelet and blouse. I have not read the book but look forward to your review.

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  5. That cuff looks luxe..At first I thought Hermes...
    pretty polish too!

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  6. That polish and the gold cuff are so rich looking. I would never think to return polish - good for you for doing so.

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  7. I love ALL your bracelets!! Each one is more beautiful than the last. The nail polish is very glamorous and I love it with the buttons (clever!) and the leopard booties. This is a beautiful, sophisticated look. I love how you changed it to a single breasted version, too. I thought of buying that book, so I'll be interested in your opinion.

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  8. I love the polish! I have some gold that I like too. Trying to decide what color to wear when I go go New Orleans next month.

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  9. What a pretty polish - great colour. I love the polka dot blouse.

    I have been reading "Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion" and it's been a real eye-opener.

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  10. I love the gold nails. All summer I intended to try gold polish on my toes and never got around to it. Ingenious restyling of that bargain jacket.

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  11. I love a spotted blouse - very pretty! The vest was a great find, and the buttons look great. Matching gold nails look chic and elegant. Love it!

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  12. Wow, Debbi...you look sensational!!! Your hair, make up, and outfit are so classy and elegant. That nail polish is gorgeous too. Great job you did on the jacket. I just thrifted my first polka dot top. It's very similar to yours except its short sleeved. I'm excited about putting together an outfit with it.

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  13. I agree, that's gutsy of you to return a polish that doesn't preform!

    Your hair looks great. Whatever the color is, I like it :)

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  14. Debbie, I <3 your polka dot blouse! And, those leopard booties are HOT! I want! :)
    As always, you have impeccable taste in accessories!

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  15. Awesome outfit. Love how you've styled it. And can you believe, I just got some gold nail polish the other day? Several Sally Hansen polishes were marked way down at Walgreen's. Haven't worn it yet, but your pic makes me want to ASAP!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  16. She accessorizes VERY well!!! Love that first shot with all the bling, Debbi! ~Sarah

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  17. You have a beautiful blouse, I love polka dots....best regards..

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  18. LOVING the gold polish! The vest looks great and I think you're right....it's so versatile, there's a lot you can do with it! Amazing what a difference buttons make! Hugs girly! Serene

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  19. Debbie -- I really like the polka dots and the animal print shoes. Now I'm armed and ready to copy!

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  20. Amazing outfit!!! I love it!!
    If you want, we can follow each other!! let me know!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  21. I love the navy and white on you Debbie
    To bad about the Sephora nail polis
    They usually have good products?
    The weather is weird here as well

    Ariane xxxxxx

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  22. I love the navy and white on you Debbie
    To bad about the Sephora nail polis
    They usually have good products?
    The weather is weird here as well

    Ariane xxxxxx

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  23. I love the navy and white on you Debbie
    To bad about the Sephora nail polis
    They usually have good products?
    The weather is weird here as well

    Ariane xxxxxx

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  24. The gold nail polish is gorgeous! And the bracelets, especially the one to the left, Leighelene?, is very beautiful - I seem to remember seeing it somewhere, and thinking it was a bit expensive, but so beautiful. It's such a fun outfit with the polka dots on top and the leopard print down.

    Great refashioning, and certainly worth keeping in mind! Double breasted to single breasted - I think I have passed on a few treasures just because they weren't single breasted.

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  25. You look very elegant in your ensemble today, Debbi. Very cool redo on the vest with moving and changing the buttons too. And your golden nail polish is tres chic. Plus what a renegade mixing it up with those leopard boots!

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  26. dear debbie!
    you look so beautiful and elegant! what a good idea to add golden buttons to the vest, it is great to the shawl collar blouse. i love shawl collar blouses but don't have one. enjoy the warm weather as long as you can, winter is coming too soon.

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  27. Looking very sharp, Debbi. This pretty well defines "polished"! I'm still on quest for the navy blue items on my list. Looking forward to hearing what you think of Ms. London's book.

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  28. I love your refashioned vest--very chic looking and your nails pick up the gold of the buttons!!
    Can't wait to read your review of Stacy' book!

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  29. I really love your gold nails! It looks perfect with your navy blue outfit!

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  30. Very nice outfit and the shoes as well

    Nora

    http://notenora.blogspot.com

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  31. I like the blouse a lot. I wonder if they still have it on their website. I'm going to look for the Deborah Lippman brand polish, too. I think those gold colors makes my hands look younger.

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  32. I love your nail polish and it looks perfect with navy and white. I always appreciate your adventures with the accessory of nail polish colors! The inclusion of polka dots makes me smile.

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  33. Debbie,
    The vest is beautiful and I really like the white trim. I have been looking for a cropped jacked like that to wear with black pants. Thanks for stopping by with encouraging words. You guys are great!

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  34. What a great color of polish. I'm looking forward to your book-review; I'm a fan of hers.

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  35. I'm so glad you're expanding your possibilities by simple fixes like replacing buttons. I love the dots on you!

    As for the nail polish issue, have you considered switching to uv or led gel manicures? I suggest you get it professionally done a couple times or so, to learn the process, then you can buy the stuff and do it at home. It lasts for ages (for me, about 1.5-2 weeks, others get up to 3 weeks) with no cracking or chipping.

    I got all the equipment on eBay, but some stores sell a startup kit. It's really taking off... I'm never switching back to regular polish... no way!

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  36. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday Link up! Cute blog, I love your style. Super cute outfit :)
    -meandmr.com

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  37. Today has been so perfectly sunny and nice, but it is supposed to snow on Friday, so I hear ya. I love your new nail polish--too bad it didn't last :-( Sorry to hear about your car! I HATE car problems! Your polka dot blouse is lovely--I love the bow in the front!

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  38. The dots with the white trimmed blazer is perfection! LOVE IT! Kiah

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  39. Luxer Watches sells authentic brand name watches, with some watches selling at a BIG discount.

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