#StyleMeMarch – Two Days in One

As I said yesterday, I switched my prompt days. Turns out that I qualified for both prompts today.

I wore two patterns together today AND I wore white with neutrals again!

Shirt – New York and Company, Jewelry and Belt – The Limited, Skirt – JCrew, Shoes – Banana Republic

I am still short on words these days. Here are the details.

#StyleMeMarch Neutrals & White {switching today and tomorrow’s prompts}

Today’s challenge was to wear two patterns together. Tomorrow’s challenge is to wear neutrals and white. I am switching it up!!

Jacket, blouse, and belt – The Limited, Pants – Express, Jewelry – New York and Company, Shoes – Banana Republic

So I haven’t talked much in detail about the work that I do. But events this week have been heartbreaking. I work for a school system and was a teacher leader at a particular school for about 5 years. In January, I was promoted to a central office job. Yesterday, a student at that school was murdered by her father in a murder – suicide. I am devastated. I don’t understand.

I am BACK!!!! #StyleMeMarch

Sorry folks – it was a very very long couple of weeks for me! Some things have been good and some things have not been that good… but overall things have just been REALLY BUSY!

Today’s Outfit – #StyleMeMarch – Layer Over or Under a Dress

Dress- Express, Skirt – Express, Belt – Unsure, Shoes – Guess via DSW, Necklace – gift Cami – New York and Company

The prompt was to layer under or over. I did both!!

I have been wanting to find a way to wear this leopard dress to work. In the past it has been used only for date nights. Leopard all over is a bit much for my line of work. I like layering over it with a skirt. What do you think?

PS – I have had this dress for 5 years now and have only worn it 4 times.

Here are two other outfits that I managed to take pictures of but not post.

Shirt – New York and Company, Pants – Express, Shoes – Naughty Monkey via DSW, Necklace – Express

Sweater – TJ Maxx, Shirt – Old Navy, Belt – New York and Company, Pants – New York and Company, Necklace – Gift, Shoes – Candies via Kohls, Earrings – Target

#StyleMeMarch: Sexy

Today’s Style Me March Challenge was to be sexy. I work for a school system… being sexy really isn’t work appropriate.

Shirt – New York and Company, Skirt – The Limited, Jewelry – The Limited, Shoes – Nine West

The weather around here has been sooo nice. I just couldn’t help but to go bare legged today. I was struggling trying to figure out what to wear and ended up going monochromatic again! (see all of these examples)

I got several compliments on the outfit today and was very pleased with the end result.

I am going with the lace and silkiness as the sexy elements of this outfit.

#StyleMeMarch & Everybody Everywear

Today I am participating in two challenges:

Style Me March & Everybody, Everywear

Green: Everybody, Everywear

Style Me March’s prompt was to wear strong eyeliner

Shirt – The Limited, Pants – Express, Necklace – gift from MIL, Shoes – Nine West, Belt – New York and Company

I thought that since I was going all green – I would need my pot of gold too!

Here is my attempt at strong eyeliner. Excuse the weird expression on my face. I was having a hard time getting a picture.

#StyleMeMarch: Belt It

Today’s challenge – Belt It!

So, I belted it.

Jacket – The Limited, Blouse – The Limited, Belt – The Limited, Jewelry – New York and Company, Pants – Calvin Klein, Shoes – Zinc via DSW

Today was pretty warm so much of the day I actually wore this.

I like how the belt really tied together the jacket to the outfit. I also liked how it made the navy and orange much more springy in feel without the jacket.

So this weekend I didn’t post the challenge photos. I may try and get them up later this week.

What do you think? Does this belt make the outfit work?

#StyleMeMarch: Dots or Stripes & #FindItFriday: Week 5

It is that time of the week again!!

Find it Friday is here AND I am still able to participate in the Style Me March Challenge!

Cardi – New York and Company, Shirt – New York and Company, Skirt – The Limited, Scarf as belt- New York and Company, Shoes – New York and Company

Today’s found item is my white shirt. I bought this shirt last year when I was nursing my daughter. It was great for that and I guess that I  just never really have worn this since then. I actually really like the neckline and think that it is a good shirt to wear in the summer but can be hard to style with four pockets on the front and brownish buttons.

Two things I realized today

1. I was overly ambitious and hopeful when going bare-legged today.

2. I really need a pedicure!!!

What do you think? Is this shirt worth keeping in my closet?

{don’t forget to add your link to the comments if you joined me this week}

#StyleMeMarch: Teased Hair

Today was a stretch!!

When I first read this, I thought that might be clever and make fun of my hair… you know tease it. I did actually physically try and tease it today. I am not sure that it worked, but I tried.

Shirt – New York and Company, Pants – Express, Belt – Express, Necklace – New York and Company, Shoes – Nine West

Today I was trying to channel early spring. It isn’t quite warm enough to be all bare legged and what not, but it is warm enough that I am craving spring-like outfits.

So what do you think? How is my Style Me March Challenge going? Have you liked my creations? I know that I have been pushed out of my comfort zone a couple of times already and that is what I love about challenges.  Speaking of challenges – anyone want to join me for Find it Friday tomorrow?  I am going to participate in both challenges. It should be interesting.:)

{Goes to outfit plan since the Bug is taking a nap and the Hubs isn’t home}

#StyleMeMarch: LBD to Work

Yet another great prompt for day!

Today we were prompted to wear a LBD to work. I thought that I went pretty basic with doing this, and I got TONS of compliments today on my outfit and hair. It must have seemed special to my colleagues. 

Cardi – New York and Company, Dress – New York and Company, Cami – New York and Company, Belt – New York and Company, Tights – Target, Jewelry – Kohls, Boots – Chinese Laundry via DSW

I really liked how the outfit turned out. The subtle pattern mixing of the tights and the cami add just the right amount of interest.:)

I have a confession to make about this outfit. I altered it to work for the camisole and for work. This is a picture of how the dress looks un-altered.

(Click on the picture for source)

I love the dramatic neckline of this dress and it just didn’t work for this outfit today, so I pinned the points back and made it a v-neck.

I tried something new with my hair again today too!. I should have taken pictures this morning, when it was still in place – after a 12 hour work day, it was starting to fall apart. Overall, I liked the effect. I am finally starting to get used to the shortness of my bangs. Speaking of hair… I am pretty scared about tomorrow’s prompt. We are supposed to tease our hair. Wish me luck!