3.18.2013

No Luck of the Irish





Sweater (Banana Republic Outlet); Skirt (Stolen from Mom's closet); Shoes (Naturalizer);
Necklace (H&M); Sunglasses & Tights (Target); Earrings (Nordstrom);
Watch (Michael Kors)
Belkis Cruz Photography

Here was my St.Patrick's Day... Tom and I were driving back from another weekend in Wisconsin, and 2 hours into the trip my Dad sends me a picture message of my keys.  Yup, left my keys at my parent's place. I figured, no big deal - just mail them to me this week and I'll be fine as I have a spare car key and Tom has keys to my condo.  Well, we get to my place and I can't get my garage door open.  The code on the door isn't working and since the garage is detached, there is no way of getting inside without the door opener (which of course is attached to my keys).  Oh and by the way mailing the keys to me won't work since my mail key is inside my car, which is inside the garage I can't get into.  Not to mention I have a flight to Ohio on Tuesday afternoon for a work trip - so sorta need my car before then. Thank you to my parents who went Kinkos to overnight the keys - which I will get on Tuesday morning.

So while I didn't have any green beer yesterday, I did have a stiff rum and Coke after all of this!

91 comments:

Sam said...

Oh no about the keys! Hope that it all gets sorted out soon. Thats a beautiful blouse, pretty print and colours, well styled with your chic skirt.

Ashleigh said...

Oh no! Thank Goodness for your parents! On the plus side, you rock this leather skirt. It is so lady like here!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Daniella said...

Oh gosh sweetie, sounds like a bit of a nightmare!!! Thank god your parents were able to help. Love this look, your skirt is gorgeous, classic and chic but still a little edgy, looks gorgeous with that pretty printed cardigan! :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Mrs C said...

Hahaha! Maybe you need a drink, sweetie ;) Even if things are not great for you, you are looking fabulous in the style department! Brilliant stylin leather and floral.. like ying and yang!

GREETINGS FROM DUBAI!
MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
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Lady of Style said...

Oh Dear.... that's all too bad. Have you been able to solve it in the meantime?

You look gorgeous! I love the cardi and the leather skirt (too bad my mum doesn't have one!!)

Annette
Lady of Style

Tasia |Ruffles and Sequins| said...

Ugh that's the worst return home story! How frustrating! I am always so paranoid about keys, especially my car keys though since I have a roomie. On the bright side, you look fantastic! Pink is the new green right? :D

A Possible Fantasy said...

sounds frustrating indeed...
but you have such a pretty cardigan! love!

Sabrina said...

Love your outfit,especially the skirt!Oh no..this sounds hard,but thank god for parents like yours ;)

curls and bags said...

Hope it gets sorted out! Love your skirt :). Following!

Maria C said...

No matter how old we get, parents lways are there to save uf from those kind of situations :)

Loved your sweather!
xo
Maria C
http://shoesandgloss.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Oh wow! Well that drink was well deserved then! haha

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

great skirt :)

XO Meghan

EIDesign Glamour said...

I' m sorry for your return butta this outfit is amazing :P New  POST !!!

EIDesign Glamour

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

But you are sooooo lucky with this pretty little top....love the leather with it!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Helene said...

oh no!!! so sorry about your keys!! that's awful!! love the leather skirt and pretty top!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Yikes! That's awful. Hope your week is off to a better start. :) Your leather skirt is awesome!

Annie said...

Oh no! Hope you get your keys Heather! Love that cardi, and the leather skirt is fabulous :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Amy Disbrow said...

Oh man! Sounds like a stressful day! Your parents are so sweet for doing that!!

ClassyInAClassroom.blogspot.com

Katie- Hems for Her said...

Geez, that is the worst! I am super forgetful about my keys- in fact, just last week, I accidentally locked myself out of the car and house when I locked my keys in my running car. Not my brightest moment at all.

Karen Curtis said...

I thought this was a blouse at first and I loved it. I now see it is a cardi and I love it even more. Slim fitting cardigans are so great b/c they can double as a shirt. The mix with leather is perfectly work appropriate! Have a great day!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Krystal said...

that skirt is amazzzze. love.

whitley hamlin said...

So sorry about your stroke of bad luck. Love this black leather skirt!
Whitley
www.thequeencitystyle.com

Ali Hval said...

Oh no!! This is all too familiar--I left my dorm room keys at home (which is only an hour away, which isn't as bad) so I know the feeling. I'm glad that your amazing parents were able to overnight the keys for you. Best of luck!

On the bright side, you're looking super lovely. I love that you paired a floral top against leather like that. Good contrast!

Alyssa said...

Oh my goodness...THE WORST! You poor thing :( I forgot my keys at my office once when my roommate was out of town. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper.

vogueandheels.com said...

Oh I love that cardigan, it's gorgeous!

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.com

Bethie The Boo said...

Yikes! That sounds like something I would have done. I'm glad that you'll have your keys back by tomorrow at least! A stiff rum and Coke sounds like it was needed after all of that!

You look fabulous in your outfit as always!

Meighan said...

Oh my gosh that is terrible! thank goodness your parents could overnight them. I would've had to pull a break and enter trick into my own house, haha.

Samantha Tananbaum said...

Oh man! No fun at all! Things can only get better from here, right? Smile! You look gorgeous in this outfit!

xo
Sam

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

Oh my goodness!! What a story! Can't believe it. Glad you'll get the keys on Tuesday, though! And you look fabulous in these photos!! xo, Julie

Love Your Clothes, Love Yourself - CK said...

I love the leather skirt with the super feminine floral top. You look wonderful!

xo
CK
http://loveyourclothesloveyourself.com

Rachel Lynne said...

Awwww Heather... what a crappy thing :( It is so easy to forget something like your keys! Thank goodness your parents are getting them to you by tomorrow morning!!!!!! What a stressful thing though. Hope your week gets better xoxo

still being [molly] said...

oh noes!!! that is no fun at all, heather! i'm so sorry! what a stressful situation. i hope it all works out!! you look beautiful, by the way. that skirt is amazing!

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

that is such a classic "it's not funny now but it will be funny in a few days" kind of story. :) and i love your floral cardi!
xoamy
www.cupcakesncouture.com

Agnes Mayer said...

Oh Heather, that sucks.I hope you get it all sorted out soon. Love your outfit today. The leather skirt and necklace are stunning. I'm follwoing you on bloglovin, please follow me as well.

Agi:)

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aki! said...

Great looking cardigan! I love the bright colors. I have actually have a similar story where one friend stole another friend's keys then went on vacation in another state.

Thanks for the colored blazer idea! I don't think I can do that in the summer but I'll keep it in mind for next fall.

Ginny said...

Oh, I would have been soooooo annoyed and this is totally something I would have done. I hope you get your keys promptly tomorrow morning and everything will be ok. As for your outfit, I really like the combo of floral and leather. The softness of the floral with the hard edge of the leather is really cool!
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Trendy Bow said...

You look so elegant and classy, love this tubue skirt. By the way, I'm hosting an international giveaway on the blog, the winner will get a unique piece which will be created just for her, do you want to take part of it? :)
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Melanie Liliana said...

i love this outfit! it's so classy yet sassy haha because of the skirt! and thank goodness for your parents! xo

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TheTinyHeart said...

Oh no!! I hope the keys get to you before you have to leave for your work trip!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Lauren said...

Love how you're not wearing green! That cardigan is lovely, so spring! and i love that you paired it with that leather skirt. Stunning. Glad you had a great day! xo

Scarlett said...

Love the sweater so much!
xo, Scarlett
The Trendy Chick

Jenn said...

I love this outfit and how you paired something so feminine like a floral print with something so edgy like a leather skirt. It worked wonderfully!

~Jenn
chīsana blogger

Michael said...

Ugh what a nightmare!! I hope you get them before your flight!

And that cardigan is lovely!!

rlutz said...

After that, you deserve multiple rum and cokes!! I love the mix of the tough leather skirt and the abstract floral cardi!!

Chioma said...

awww i'm glad they came through for you! that leather skirt is killer! :)

~Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Renae at simple sequins said...

You don't look like you are locked out of anywhere with that fabulous leather skirt on. You are amazing Ms. Heather! The sweater needs to be in my closet tho. Thanks for noticing that LL is blowing kisses. and ...Ya to cheesy goldfish crackers, Yay!!!!

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Thank goodness for overnight shipping! I am always so scared I am going to do that. We got locked out of our place last week and thank goodness a window was open for us to climb in. But then I panicked because why was that window open?? Oh goodness.

At least you look cute! Love love love that leather skirt! :)

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Christina Heflin said...

I'm so glad you commented on my blog! I love your style and your little puppy is too cute! I'm so sorry about the debacle with your keys. Your outfit, even though it is lacking green, is oh so cute. I love it!

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Gorgeous look! I'm loving that skirt, so pretty!!!

xoxo Jamie

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Gorgeous look! I'm loving that skirt, so pretty!!!

xoxo Jamie

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Gorgeous look! I'm loving that skirt, so pretty!!!

xoxo Jamie

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Gorgeous look! I'm loving that skirt, so pretty!!!

xoxo Jamie

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Gorgeous look! I'm loving that skirt, so pretty!!!

xoxo Jamie

Kim said...

I love those shoes so much!!

www.kimgodschalk.com

Valerie said...

OH goodness- what a nightmare! Thank goodness for overnight service :-) LOVE your outfit too- the pairing of the soft, light top with the heavier skirt is killer!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Anouka said...

Your top is really nice! Great outfit overall.

LUXESSED

Well... said...

Aw man, sounds like one rough weekend! Aha, definitely need a drink after that, huh?
Anyway, love your pretty outfit - that print blouse is just lovely!

Trendy Teal

Sherin said...

Love the skirt. Looks fab on you.

Oh no! So sorry to hear about your key dilemma.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

oh my gosh heather! pour me one too, because I am feeling your pain! what a catastrophe! technology is sometimes a bummer. i hope things settle down for you. well you look great! i love that leather skirt :D have a better week hun.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Sandra Martinez said...

Hi dear!!
Lovely post, i really like your skirt, so amazing :)
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s said...

from head to toe, i love the entire outfit. you look so beautiful love! xO!
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Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Great look! Glad you were able to get your keys from your parents! So stressful, I'm sure!

geelongfashionista said...

It looks like spring is coming to you! Great outfit!
Hope everything works out with the keys!
x Kirsty
http://geelongfashionista.wordpress.com

Jessi said...

Oh, girl! That is seriously THE worst luck. Where did you sleep? I'm glad they ended up being able to get the keys to you!
I love this cardigan, it's so soft and pretty and perfect for spring! Such an awesome contrast with the leather skirt.
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

lucia m said...

loving the skirt!

xx

www.aroundlucia.com
www.aroundlucia.com

Inez said...

Oh no!!! Hope it gets sorted asap. On lighter notes you turned a leather skirt to a great Spring investment with the top, xoxo.

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

I love that skirt on you - you look gorgeous as usual! Love the mix of edgy and feminine :)

xx,
Maya

silvergirl said...

those darn keys
son2 was going back to school after spring break and half way to the train station realized he had left his keys in the kitchen.
thank goodness we had allotted extra time

love the watercolor feel of this sweater and you pull off a leather skirt perfectly
nrett

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Ugh, sorry about your keys. I've driven to work before and realized as I was parking that I left my laptop in the hall. At home. So I get to battle rush hour traffic again.

Courtney Starr said...

Beautiful skirt!

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TwoLeaf Clover said...

Love the black leather skirt!


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Sunny & Star said...

Sorry to hear about your keys.

I love your leather skirt and that cardigan is absolutely beautiful.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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Catherine said...

OY. That is a long day. :( At least you knew where you left them. And your leather skirt is fantastic!!!

newpetite said...

Im sorry but i did laugh at the mess you got into! So sorry :) Hope you get them tomorrow and everything is back to normal. You do look lovely here and do I have to add that you need to raid your mom's closet more often ;)

Luxe Fashionista said...

Great!

www.deluxefashionista.com

Nico Saich said...

Heather I am so so sorry about all the fuss! What a stressful time for you. I hope everything gets smoothed out. On another note, you look enchanting! Love the leather skirt the most

-Nico

www.SatinAndSalt.com

BelatedBloomer said...

What a cool mom! I'm so envious that all I can share with my mom is maybe a handful of accessories and her collection of purses. I'm about a head taller and about twice wider. LOL!

Abi
http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

Oooh, sounds messy. Glad that your parents were willing to help you get them as quickly as they could. Your skirt is super cool!

xo
Sue

Lindsey PS said...

Wow, I thought I was bad leaving my computer at my parents.... but you take the cake! Have another drink on me!

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

Leather skirts are always the best! We love this!

ox from NYC!
davie+erica

LPFashionPhilosophy

Akinyi Ragwar said...

That was such a hassle, I'm glad eveything worked out! Your outfit looks stunning I so adore this leather pencil skirt!

xoxo Akinyi

http://fitsonme.blogspot.com

boardwalksandboulevards said...

Wow, I love the tough leather skirt with the floral blouse. And the structured necklace totally goes with the skirt and helps break up the floral. Great outfit!!

- Kaitlyn

Boardwalks & Boulevards

Heiress said...

Oh my god your sweater !! This look has to be your best ever !! Love it that truly, can't take eyes off the whole combination. And those sunglasses are just perfect on your face !!

Much Love
The Heiress Blog

Terry S said...

LOVE. THIS. LOOK.

I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

Terry

http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

Maria Tran said...

such a great combo!! Love this look!

<3 Maria
www.letterstomaria.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

your mom's skirt looks amazing with the bright floral. I so need to give my leather skirt some more love. it's certainly cold enough out for it!
Chic on the Cheap

Diana Marks said...

I hate when something like this happens (( Great outfit even though not green ;)

LA By Diana Live Magazine

DC in STYLE said...

Ohhh I hate when it happens-can imagine how stressed you were! I used to lose everything when I was a teenager, during one spring I lost about 6 umbrellas, after that my mom never gave me her stuff:))
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Yulia Sidorenko said...

love the necklace and skirt, dear! xoxo

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love, Yulia

Jen {Pearls and Lace} said...

Ugh such bad luck Heather! On the bright side this outfit is amazing! I'm totally in love with your cardigan, the color and print are to die for!

xo jen

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