#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?

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#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!

Inspired

Today’s outfit is brought to you by The Inclined Plane!

Loren wore this outfit back when I first found her blog and I was in love. I knew that I had to re-create it. Today was the perfect day to do that. Since I wore BRIGHT pink yesterday, I knew I wanted to tone it down a little today. A girl can only steal the spotlight so many days in a row at work. 😉

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Here is my almost literal interpretation of this outfit.

Shirt – Express, Skirt and Belt – New York and Company, Necklace – gift from MIL, Earrings and Tights – The Limited, Shoes – Chinese Laundry via DSW

I had to throw in a little pop of green. This is because green is my absolute favorite and because today is March 1st! That means it is Irish month!!

Loren – you were a great inspiration! Thanks for making getting ready SUPER easy today. 🙂 What are your favorite go-to outfits? Do you ever wear all black?

Also – don’t forget to join me tomorrow for Find it Friday!

Springish Gray

The weather around here has been so crazy. It goes from cold to mild in a day. One day I am freezing and the next day it is 60 degrees out. It has given me a bad case of spring fever. Today I translated that into my outfit.

 Sweater – New York and Company,  Shirt – Express, Jewelry – Target, Pants – New York and Company, Shoes – Guess via DSW

I love how this green complements the shade of blue-gray that these pants have. I also like breaking it up and making it more springlike with this white sweater.

What do you think, did I channel my spring fever?

Don’t forget to join me on Friday for Find it Friday!

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. 🙂

Casual Weekend Wear

My inlaws were in town this weekend. We had a lot of fun relaxing. Friday night we went to dinner near by and just caught up. Saturday we played at the local park with the Bug and then the Hubs and I went on a date without the baby – dinner and a movie. The grandparents watched the baby and loved it! Sunday after church, we went to Co Co Sala for brunch. The chocolate was amazing and i cannot wait to go back with girlfriends. Today I had doctor’s appointments and errands to run after the inlaws left for Ohio.

Here is a roundup of weekend outfits. I wore one other one – but the Bug got it very dirty and not picture worthy.

FRIDAY Night

Sweater – Target, Flannel – Target, Jeans – Levis via TJ Maxx, Shoes – Target

It was a long week and it was nice to change into something very comfortable for dinner at the local diner.

SATURDAY at the Park

Shirt – Old Navy, Sweater – TJ Maxx, Necklace – New York and Company, Gray Tank – Target, Jeans – Old Navy, Socks – Target, Boots – Steve Madden via DSW

This was my park and date night outfit. Pretty casual – but we really just ate dinner at the mall and then went to a movie.

Sunday Brunch

Shirt and Cardi – New York and Company, Jeans – Levis via TJ Maxx, Necklace – gift from MIL, Glasses – Calvin Klein (these are my old glasses… I can’t wait for my new ones to come in), Shoes – Candies via Kohls.

Monday Errands

Tank – Target, Cardi – New York and Company, Jewelry – Target, Jeans – Old Navy, Socks – Target, Boots – Steve Madden via DSW, Belt – New York and Company

I am so excited that the Hubs and I did a little bit of shopping when we were out running errands. I have some BOLD outfits coming this week.

The detail shots are always fun to put together. You may have noticed that some pieces I wore over and over again. That happens on the weekends. I like to remix multiple days in a row. I also think that leopard should be considered a neutral. What do you think?

I also found out that I can make my hair wavy. Naturally my hair is very straight -so to have a little waves is very exciting to me. What do you think? Do you like the waves?

***on a side note – I took all of these pictures this morning due to the fact that we were super busy and my daughter was loving her snack in the highchair***

I’ve Got This Friend

Today was a great day of learning. You don’t always say that when you attend a professional development session and today I was AMAZED!! It makes me so happy to be in a job where I can continue to learn, grow, and build capacity in others all at the same time! I know that I don’t really talk about my work and I am happy to have them separated, but some days you just have to share the awesomeness of what you do!!

Cardi, Cami, Shirt, & Jewelry – New York and Company, Pants – The Limited, Shoes – Guess via DSW

I feel refreshed when it comes to my work. That is a great feeling considering how tired I am right now and how much work that I have to catch up on. Being out of the office all day with very limited email access can make it difficult. The Hubs also got back in town tonight… so that helps with taking care of the Bug – who happens to not be feeling well. What a week! One more day and then a three day weekend. 🙂

What do you love about your job?

***I’ve Got This Friend – by the Civil Wars***

Check it out! They are such a talented duo and I love how soulful their music is. This song keeps playing in my head this week.

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.

Heart Day

Valentine’s Day is such a fun day. I love pink and red… today I went for pink and red together!

Shirt – New York and Company, Skirt – Talbots Outlet, Belt – TJ Maxx, Necklace – Express, Tights – New York and Company, Boots – Chinese Laundry via DSW, Watch – DKNY via TJ Maxx

COLOR BLOCKING ROCKS!!!

I have been very inspired by this picture from pinterest!

I need to try this red and pink colorblocking soon

I still want those pants. But I thought that I did a good job with the colors.

I really loved this outfit, except that my bottom button on my skirt popped off while getting the baby in the car this morning and I felt like it made the skirt slightly inappropriate for work. I managed though.  I also threw in rose lace tights because hey – it is Valentine’s day and you should celebrate with roses.

Today I also am participating in TWO challenges… I love when things collide like that.

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear
Bloggers Do It Better

Check out both sites and see how others rocked it today!!

I like my lipstick today. 🙂

Gray Day

I have been thinking about this outfit for a while now. I originally thought about it with gray pants, but went with a skirt instead because I wanted to wear the boots.

Sweater – Old Navy, Button-Up – New York & Company, Necklace – Eastern Market, Skirt – The Limited, Tights – New York & Company, Boots – Chinese Laundry via DSW

What do you think? Do you like the monochrome gray? Someone in the elevator today told me that they really liked my outfit. When strangers say it – it must be true.

So starting tomorrow – I am going to do this thing called Find it Friday. This is where I go and find something in my closet that I haven’t worn in a while and find a way to make it work. I will then decide if it is a keeper or not. Let me know if you want to join me. 🙂