#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: 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}

Monday’s Outfit {2/13}

Last week was a very long week. This weekend was super busy. The Hubs left yesterday morning. This week is shaping up to be pretty darn busy as well. I just didn’t get around to posting yesterday. So here it is.

Suit – The Limited, Polka Dot Shirt – New York and Company, Jewelry – New York and Company, Belt – IDK, Shoes – Nine West via TJ Maxx

I loved how put together this outfit was and how easy to wear it was. I felt polished and comfortable all day. This is a great suit. I bought the matching skirt too – which makes it very versatile too. I think that you will be seeing me trying to remix this often.

What do you think? How would you remix this suit?

And I will leave you with a detail shot.

Challenge: 1 Shirt, 7 Days {D3}

So, I started this challenge quite a while ago. I have been slacking. I have had a lot going on in my life. Ok – I have been slacking.

Day 1 – Tuesday’s Look

Day 2 – Friday’s Look

Today I bring you Day 3 – Sunday’s look. I actually wore this yesterday {Tuesday} but started feeling sick last night. I didn’t go to work today and I know that you don’t really want to see me in my pjs.

Challenge shirt – Old Navy, Sweater – Target, Skirt – J Crew outlet, Shoes – Nine West, Flower pin – New York and Company, Jewelry – The Limited, Tights – KMart

Inspiration Photo

You may have noticed that I went with a much looser inpretation this time. I felt like the bright skirt and flower conveyed the feeling of this look really well. What do you think? Can you see the inspiration?

I also got my eyebrows waxed yesterday. It is my most favorite/neccessary beauty routine. What about you? What do you absolutely love/ need having done?

PS – Pedicures are a close second.

Check out those perfectly groomed eyebrows.

Don’t mind the fact that I look super tired here. It was a long day at work and  was starting to not feel well at all.

Also – don’t you love the little splash of pattern mixing?

The Winter Edition 10 Day Challenge {Day 9 – Group Open to Interpretation}

First of all – I really want to thank all of my new readers and challenge bloggers. Your comments have kept me going and starting me thinking about things. I appreciate the time that you are investing in reading my blog and keeping me company as I re-engage and explore this hobby.

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Now on to Day 9 – can you believe that it is Day 9 already??

Today was a group Open to Interpretation & here was our inspiration.

I did a color reverse and also wore nude shoes.

Jacket – Elle via Kohls, Necklace and Earrings – Target, Shirt – Express, Skirt – Target, Tights – KMart, Shoes – Nine West

Although – most of the day I was jacket-less – so this is what it looked like.

Here is a look at the details.

I really like how the outfit looks minus the jacket. Which look do you prefer?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the challenge bloggers below.

The Winter Edition 10 Day Challenge {Day 7 – Bright Colors}

Going strong and completed the 7th day of the 10 day challenge!

Today’s prompt was bright colors. I was super excited because although I have been mixing in some pops of color here and there I have stuck to mostly grays and blacks throughout this challenge. I also did an all tan/cream monochrome outfit.  So I have been craving color.

Shirt – New York and Company, Skirt – The Limited, Tights – New York and Company, Shoes – Nine West via TJ Maxx, Earrings – Made by Me, Watch – New York and Company

The hubs took several pictures tonight, but this one captured the color and details of my shirt the best, so even though the lighting on my face isn’t the best, I went with it. I can’t wait for the sun to stay out longer.  The weather has been so nice lately. I mean it was 65 out today. That is INSANE! I am not sure how I might be able to do tomorrow’s challenge – as it will be in the 60s again and that is not coat weather for me.

I love everything about this shirt though. I love how it fits, the fun bow, the pattern, and the feel. It is such a great piece, I can’t wait to wear it in more ways. I also love how wearing the same color tights and shoes make me look taller. It makes me smile. I love these earrings too. I made a necklace that matches, but it broke a while ago and I haven’t gotten around to fixing it. I will do that soon. Because while this outfit didn’t need a necklace. I think that it would have looked nice. I should also make some more jewelry in general. It is fun and a great way to get one of a kind pieces. I think that the next thing I make is a nice statement necklace. I will have to go bead shopping soon! Have any of you attempted to make your own jewelry? Have any good tips?

Don’t forget to check out my other BRIGHT friends below.

New Job {well, newly promoted}

Today I started my new position!

Brown Tweed Suit – The Limited, Floral Blouse – The Limited, Pin – New York and Company, Necklace – gift from MIL, Shoes – Nine West, Watch – DKNY via TJ Maxx

So my new job is a lot more formal in dress then my old job. Today was my first day, and I am still trying to figure out the dress code. I envision that I will be wearing a lot more suits these days, but I vow to not let them be boring. I like how the floral blouse looked with the brown tweed. I also really love the details on this jacket. The belt and front pockets make me very happy!! I don’t love these shoes with this outfit, but I was moving boxes and books into my new office today and needed more utilitarian shoes than normal.

See you all tomorrow!