#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!

#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.

Stalking and Professional Brights

So back at the beginning of February, New York and Company (one of my most favorite stores ever) started emailing pictures of great Valentine pieces. They had pictures of this beautiful raspberry colored suit in the email. I couldn’t find it online or in stores. I looked at stalked the website everyday until it finally showed up available for purchase.  So I convinced the hubs to go to the mall with me and purchased it after making sure it fit well.

Suit – New York and Company, Jewelry – The Limited, Shirt – Target, Shoes – Simply Vera via Kohls, Belt – Express

The Hubs told me that the outfit was very LOUD, but that he liked it. I had planned to wear it last week and I was meeting some people for work that I have never met before, so I felt like it might be too much for that occasion. Today though, I was working with people that I have known for a long time, so I felt comfortable trying out head to toe pink with them. I must admit that I got many many compliments on both the suit and the shoes today. I think a big part of the compliments came because while this outfit is very LOUD it is also very professional. It is cut well and made out of a great material.  I am so excited to now try wearing this in different ways. I will have to try both separates and remixing it with something other than black and gray.

Would you be brave enough to wear this bold of a color head to toe in a suit? Would this be office appropriate for your job?

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. 🙂

80’s Anyone?

I would like to preface this with – I don’t think that these pants are 80’s-ish, but the Hubs does.  I have been wanting a mustard colored skirt and yesterday while running errands, we stopped by New York and Company. I really wanted their raspberry pink suit – but also tried on these pants. I liked them a lot and the Hubs thought that they were a little 80’s, so I thought that I would just wait until they went on sale. It turns out that it was buy one pair of pants and get another pair FREE! I also had a super coupon for spend $90 and save $40. So I ended up buying the pink suit and these pants (if you can call getting them free buying them). There are several other things that I also now have my eye on. I am so excited about these pants that I have thought of at least 4 different ways that I can wear them.

Sweater – Target, Button -Up, Pants, Jewelry – New York and Company, Shoes – Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx

What do you think? Are the pants too 80’s? I also am loving an ankle pant with heels. I have about three or four other ankle pants on my wishlist. What do you think? Do you think that they are flattering at this length on me?

So this is my first of 4 BOLD outfits this week. I think that will be my theme. I have also thought about what I am wearing for Find it Friday too! Yay for outfit planning.

And now for the detail shot – Have a great day!!

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***

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

Find it Friday { Week 1 }

Today I bring you my first Find it Friday!

What is Find it Friday? Well it 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. If you ever want to join me – let me know and if I get enough interest, I will teach myself how to have a link party and link you all in. 🙂

Cardi – New York and Company, Gray Shirt – Target, Skirt – Express, Belt – New York and Company, Tights – Kohls, Shoes – New York and Company, Jewelry – Target

So the item that I FOUND is this skirt. It is a mix of menswear and girly ruffles. I really liked it at the time, but I am not sure {after over 4 years of not wearing it} that the proportions are right for my body. I also feel weird with the ruffles, like they are too girly for me. I also think that it is weird that I would find something to be too girly for me. I mean I LOVE pink, and skirts, and shoes, and girly things in general. I don’t know if it is the combination of the ruffles and pinstripes or just the proportions, but I am not sold on it. I didn’t wear heels today, so that could have contributed to my uncertainty as well.

What do you think? Should it stay or should it find a new home?

I am thinking about keeping the skirt for another month and if I wear it again – it will stay. If I don’t, then off it goes to find another owner that will rock it!

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. 🙂