#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.

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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!

Monochrome Me

I didn’t do any outfit planning this weekend, so when I woke up today I had no clue what I might want to wear. I ended up grabbing this brown dress from Target. I thought about pairing it with my leopard wedges and a burnt orange cardi, but then decided to go all brown expect for the big pop of jewelry (although this necklace certainly has brown tones).

Brown Dress – Target, Cardi, Belt, Tights – New York and Company, Shoes – Zinc via DSW, Jewelry – The Limited

My new glasses finally came in! I am so excited that I can finally see clearly again – I also tried a bold lipstick today.

My glasses are Michael Kors. I love all the little details of them. They have a great rectangle shape that flatters my face and then they have these clear triangles on the side. They are also very comfortable.

What do you think, do you like the new glasses? Do you like the bold lips?

Now, I should really plan my outfit for tomorrow so that i get to work on time in the morning. 🙂

Find It Friday {Week 3}

Sorry for the late post. I had a very busy day, followed by book club!

Today is FIND it FRIDAY! Read all about it here and let me know if you are joining in!

Dress – Express, Tights, Belt, & Jewelry – New York and Company, Shoes – Simply Vera via Kohls

(this is what I look like in the morning before leaving for work – i put my make up on in the car at stoplights)

So, I have had this dress for a long time and used to wear it frequently. I stopped wearing it when I became pregnant. Then I stayed home from work for a year and it just never made its way back into the rotation. I really do like it and I love the color. I guess that I struggle with wearing it in different ways. How else would you style this dress?

I am really liking this experiment of finding things in my closet that I haven’t worn in quite a while and I am excited to see what other people have put together. I am adding a page called FIND it FRIDAYs with info and the picture you can use if you participate. 🙂

Find It Friday {Week 2}

Yay for Find it Friday!

Find it Friday is when you FIND something in your closet that you haven’t worn in a long time and wear it on FRIDAY. Then you make up your mind if it still should belong in that closet of yours.

Who wants to guess which item I “found” today?

Dress – Connections via Ross, Shirt  and Jewelry  – New York and Company, Tights and Belt – Target, Shoes – BGBG via TJ Maxx

FIND out after the break!  Continue reading

Challenge: 1 Shirt, 7 Days {Day 4}

Well here we go… over half way there now!!

**Day1 ** Day 2** Day 3**

and today is Day 4!

Shirt – Old Navy, Dress – The Limited, Belt – New York and Company, Necklace – World Market, Boots – DSW, Nude Tights – KMart

Today is actually inspired by Thursday’s look. I knew that I wanted to wear this dress for the challenge when I bought it. I did feel a little dressed up cowgirl though with the boots. But I went with it anyways.

 What do you think? Did I pull off the Thursday look today?

PS – sorry for the shortness of words lately. It has been a long week and I cannot wait for it to be the weekend!!! Yay for a long weekend.

The Winter Edition 10 Day Challenge {Day 5 – Pattern Mixing}

For today’s challenge, we were asked to do some pattern mixing.

I started experimenting with pattern mixing in December of 2009. (How do I remember that exactly?? That is when I had my other blog that I deleted – some people may remember me as from sneakers to stilettos.) I liked today’s challenge though because I have never mixed patterns in this dressed up of an outfit.

Dress & Belt – Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx, Cardi – New York and Company, Tights – Kohls, Shoes – Simply Vera via Kohls, Necklace and Earrings – via Eastern Market

I actually had thought about switching prompts with yesterday but then I thought it would be more of a challenge to keep the prompts the way they were. Also one of my new bosses had this awesome pattern mixing outfit on earlier this week that inspired me for today. She wore a nice black and gray striped shirt under a black leather blazer with the same colored gray and black large print houndstooth pencil skirt. She then wore black tights and pumps. It was such a chic outfit and I thought, that I might be able to pull something off too.

So I went with this new dress. I love the varying stripes of gray, black, and white. I then added these black argyle tights. I knew that I wanted a little something else to add to the mix and added the large flower statement necklace.I decided not to add a pop of color, but keep everything else basic black so that the pattern mixing was the highlight.

Check out my other fellow pattern mixing friends below!

And for fun – Here is my daughter happy that her momma is home from work!

The Winter Edition 10 Day Challenge {Day 1 – Layers}

For the next two weeks I will be participating in the Winter Edition 10 Day Challenge hosted by Freckles in April.

Today’s Challenge – Layers

{Day 1}

Dress – no brand via TJ Maxx, Sweater – Kohls, Belt – New York and Company, Necklace and Earrings – New York and Company, Gray Tights – New York and Company, Black Lace Tights – New York and Company – Gray Flats – New York and Company, Blazer – New York and Company

Today I decided to layer in a more conventional way and in a more unique way. I layered my dress with a sweater and then a blazer. I wear layers with sweaters a lot and this year have discovered a love for wearing a blazer over an already layered sweater. This allowed me two things by doing this. One – I love the neckline of this dress. It has a nice detail and stays put, so I am covered without adjusting all day. Two – I stayed super warm because man was it cold out this morning. Next I went in a more unique direction and layered my tights. I also did this for two reasons. One – double tights mean LOTS of warmth, way warmer than pants would have kept me today. Two – it makes the black lace way more work appropriate. I through on a statement necklace and a waist defining belt for when I wasn’t covered up with my blazer and went out the door.

I was totally bummed this morning though. My husband works for the government and here in the DC area – they had a weather delay called last night. The delay was until 11am. I was very jealous when my alarm went off at 5:45 this morning that he didn’t have to get up until who knows when. Oh well – I got lots of work done before he even got to work today.

Don’t forget to go and check out the rest of the bloggers and their layers today too!

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The Winter Blues…& Whites

This has been such a strange winter weather wise. One day it is upper 60s and the next it could be snowing. Very weird!

Today’s outfit is almost exclusively New York and Company.

White Dress – New York & Company, Polka Dot Shirt – New York & Company, Jewelry – New York & Company, Flower Pin – New York & Company, Belt – New York & Company, Watch – DKNY via TJ Maxx, Shoes – Guess via DSW

Last night while I was laying in bed, tossing and turning, I came up with this outfit idea. I have been wanting to wear this polka dot shirt in a more professional way than I did for date night. I also haven’t worn this dress in a while because white in the winter can be hard to pull off. I do love the fun polka dots with this otherwise very straight-laced dress. The belt adds a little more dimension to the outfit too.

I like how this outfit looks. But I also realized that I am super fair skinned these days & and this outfit emphasizes that as well.  I am happy that tomorrow is Friday! This has been a great week, but a VERY long week. As I mentioned earlier – I haven’t been sleeping very well. I tend not to sleep when I have a lot going on in my mind & starting a new job qualifies as a lot going on.

Challenge: Work It Wednesday H&M Green Dress

Today I am participating in Work It Wednesday for the first time! I decided to pick this dress from H&M because I really want to buy it. I just need to get to H&M and try it on – the price point is perfect!! So here are three ways that I would wear this BEAUTIFUL green dress.

Simply Green

Bright and Cheery

Work

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