Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spare Me




Head to Toe: Tank, Old Navy; Blazer, H&M (Gift); Skirt, J Crew Outlet; Heels, Vince Camuto (Gift).

I am totally in love with this outfit, professional but fun. It's formal, but the pleated skirt and cuffed blazer put a twist on standard office-wear. This look also taught me a VERY important lesson, which is: Always have an extra pair of stockings in your desk. A small AM snag in my hose turned into an utter disaster by lunch. Luckily, one of my co-workers had an extra pair, and I have since stocked my desk with the same.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quirky




Head to Toe: Tank, Marshalls; Cardigan, Gap Outlet; Skirt, J. Crew Outlet; Leggings, Loft (Gift); Necklace, American Eagle, Gift; Pearls, Gift; Boots, Payless (Mom's).

I'm so happy my blog reached 100 followers. I want to thank everyone who reads and comments here!

This skirt reminds me of an impressionistic painting. So I went all-out artsy with purple, the color of creativity, and this great necklace I got as a birthday gift.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Power Hour



Head to Toe: Top, Gap Outlet; Blazer, Thrifted; Pants, Thrifted; Heels, Vince Camuto (Gift).

That's right readers, your little girl is all grown up! I am done with school, and out working in the world of publishing. So, expect to see the balance of outfits here tilt to the more formal side.

I usually avoid dress pants, but with these on sale for $3 at the thrift store, I had to at least try them on. Turns out, they were a perfect fit. I topped them off with a pop of salmon. Happy Friday!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ripped





Head to Toe: Sweater, American Eagle (Gift); Scarf, Gap (Gift); Headband, Vendor; Jeans, Hand-me-down; Boots, Target; Watch, Target.

I needed a comfy casual outfit today because I had to go to the--cue Jaws music--DMV. After, I needed a little retail therapy so I had a nice afternoon of thrifting. This look is a keeper for a day off.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

If it's not broke, don't fix it.







Head to Toe: Sweater, Gap outlet; Jeggings, Old Navy; Boots, Target; Earrings, Gift; Ring, Flea Market; Polish, Flirt Holiday Collection.

The obvious challenge for fashion bloggers is constantly having to remix outfits and come up with creative combinations. I find inspiration on other blogs, and hope that mine can do the same for others. I'm always trying to put together something new, but sometimes a simple look is best. I debated whether this outfit was blog-worthy, so I tried piling on scarves, necklaces and head-wear. Ultimately I decided the original look was much more chic. Hence the old maxim: If it's not broke, don't fix it.

What do you think, is a simple look worth blogging?


Photos by Mackenzie

Friday, January 13, 2012

Boho





Head to Toe: Tunic, Thrifted; Leggings, American Eagle (Gift); Boots, Uggs; Warmers, Gift; Earrings and Bracelet, Francesca's Collections (Gift).

As I'm looking at these photos from a few days ago, I seriously wish I was wearing this outfit right now. It was so comfortable yet stylish. I love the Midwest pattern on the sweater, and since it's gray, bold accessories were a must. Keeper!



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Warm Knits




Head to Toe: Sweater, Forever 21; Vest, Gap (Gift); Jeans, Thrifted; Boots, Uggs; Warmers, Gift; Belt, Dad's; Necklace, SoGood Jewelery Soho; Earrings, Gift; Hat, Gap outlet; Bag, American Eagle (Gift).

I'm not sure how I feel about this oddly warm winter. Though it's nice to go out without a heavy coat, I'm starting to yearn for snow and for those frigid days of hibernation and hot cocoa. I'm channeling colder days with these cozy layers...but I'm sure I'll be cursing myself come February, when it's 12 degrees out.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Getaway







Head to Toe: Denim shirt, Gap outlet; Jeggings, Old Navy; Scarf, H&M (Gift); Belt, Old Navy; Boots, Target; Nail polish, Sally Hanson Save the Date. 

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to go to Mackenzie's family's beach house in Maine. Ocean air and no internet were just what the doctor ordered. A french braid done by Kenzie's mom, Ida, and a cozy scarf were the perfect touches for a East coast Saturday. 



Photos by Mackenzie 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Chill Factor





Head to Toe: Sweater, Thrifted; Tube Scarf, H&M (Gift); Bag, American Eagle (Gift); Skirt, Forever 21; Leggings, Loft (Gift); Boots, Target. 

Despite plunging temps this week, I really wanted to wear a skirt. With school being over, it's becoming more and more tempting to fall into the yoga pants rut. But the truth is, leggings and a skirt are just as comfy. I layered on a warm scarf to stay snug, but the sans-coat photos may be ending soon!



"Are we done yet? It's freezing!"
Photos by Mackenzie




Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!



Head to Toe: Top, Thrifted; Skirt, Marshall's; Tights, Marshall's; Heels, Gift.

If I know anything, it's that December 31 calls for sparkles. But it's left me wondering if there's some type of rule about wearing sequins after New Year's Eve? Maybe, but no rule ever stopped me from wearing white after Labor Day, mixing silver and gold, or wearing black shoes with a brown bag.

I'm not setting any resolutions in stone this year, but have some general goals to live a healthier lifestyle and be an overall better me. I wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year!


Kenzie and I. Happy New Year!