#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.

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#StyleMeMarch: Wear a Pattern & Catching up on D2 – Braid

Style Me March Challenge = Love!

Today’s prompt was to wear a pattern and the second day that I missed was to wear a hair braid. Again, I combined them to be all caught up!

Shirt – New York and Company, Sweater – Old Navy, Pants – Eddie Bauer, Necklace – Gift from MIL, Boots – Michael Shannon via Rack Room

Braiding my hair was out of my comfort zone. I am just experimenting with this style. I have never really worn braids, even as a young child. I have had short hair most of my life and never really learned how to braid my hair very well. Now that my hair is long, I would actually like to learn how to french braid it, but since I don’t even know how to french braid – I went with a very simple braid.

Last night before picking out what to wear today, I was g-chatting with a friend. We were talking about not knowing what to wear today and that person asked me what were my hunches about what I might want to wear (silly question I know, but it did get me thinking and that was the point!). I replied that I wanted to wear something warm and comfortable yet still stylish and professional. I then went to my closet to try and put together an outfit that met that criteria AND had a pattern in it somewhere.

This sweater was staring at me from my clean laundry basket. The shirt was laying underneath the sweater… instant outfit! I then pulled out four different pairs of pants and decided that these were the best option for the day. While there is nothing super special about the outfit, I love the color combinations and the overall preppy feel. Since I was feeling preppy, I immediately grabbed my fake pearls. Mission =accomplished!

Have you ever created an outfit just because of the way you folded your laundry? I don’t know that I would have thought to put these pieces together otherwise and I love it!

#StyleMeMarch: Bought on Sale

Today’s challenge was to wear something that was purchased on sale. Well, 75% of my closet would be categorized by sale/coupon shopping and then another 22% would fall under very affordable to begin with. The last 3% would be labeled as WORTH IT!

Shirt – New York and Company (BOGO 50% plus 50% off coupon), Jeans – Old Navy – 50%, Necklace – gift from MIL, Earrings – purchased in Maine  , Shoes – Target

I am trying to push myself into wearing things that I haven’t worn in the past. I don’t really wear my skinny jeans without boots. I think that I have worn them like this twice (including today). I do this because I am not sure that my body has the right proportions for skinny jeans without boots, plus I am short – so the material bunches at my ankles. I also don’t wear flats very often. I also don’t wear flowy tops with out tucking them in or wearing a structured cardigan or blazer over top. I really liked the vibe of this outfit though.

The Hubs said it wasn’t his favorite outfit… and that is ok. I know that he doesn’t really like skinny jeans or shapeless shirts (as he calls them) so combining them was never going to win him over. 🙂 I really like the simplicity of the colors with the interest coming from my leopard shoes and teal earrings.

Today, we went over to our friends’ house and had brunch. It was great to catch up and hang out. The food/ cocktails were also amazing!

Excited about rocking some bold lipstick tomorrow.

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!

The Winter Edition 10 Day Challenge {Day 8 – Dress Up a Coat}

We are on the home stretch now. Only 2 more days of the challenge.

Today we were challenged to dress up a coat. I have a nice trench coat that already has some fun details, but I decided to go ahead and add to them. It made sense because it was also raining this morning. It has been such spring weather around here lately.

Coat – New York and Company, Flowers – New York and Company, Necklace & Earrings – The Limited

I went with the green flowers because I liked how they were so close to my orangy-pink necklace. I thought of it as channeling flowers and stems, but reversing the colors.

Shirt – New York and Company, Scarf – gift from my Mom, Skirt – Express, Tights – Target, Shoes – LAMB via TJ Maxx

I was inspired by my Work It Wednesday post and put together the work look – only with my own pieces.

LAMB at work
I really loved how these shoes looked today. I also liked the addition of the scarf as a belt. It added some color and interest. It also inspired me to wear my beaded statement necklace. What do you think? How did the look turn out?
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