Work Outfit Post: Striped Blazer

One of my favorite fashion blogger’s is Putting Me Together.  She posts the cutest outfits and pulls together blazers all the time for both work and casual posts.  She posted a blazer similar to mine last year and when I saw the blazer I’m wearing at Old Navy recently, it was high on my wish list.  I finally purchased it during a 30% off sale.  This picture definitely didn’t come out the best! The blazer is kind of scrunched on my shoulders and the lighting was dark, but you get the gist. 🙂
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Blazer:  Old Navy – same
Pants:  Express – sameankle pants
Shirt:  The Limited (old) – similar
Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same
Handbag: Danielle Nicole – same
Shoes:  Tory Burch (old) – updated version
Watch:  Michael Kors – same
Bracelets:  LOFT – same

 

Work Outfit Post: Striped Dress

Inspiration – Pinterest

Today’s post was inspired by something I pinned on Pinterest a few days ago.  I like the grey/black striped dress better in the Pinterest photo, but I was trying to work with what I had in my closet.  Which I’ve been trying to do MUCH more lately!  We are getting ready to move about 1,000 miles south here in 3 months and need to save $$. 🙂 
(Links to same or similar items provided below).
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Dress: Old Navy – same (clearance!!)
Shirt:  Express – same
Necklace: Target (old) – similar
Watch: Michael Kors – same
Bracelet:  J. Crew Factory (old) – similar
Tights:  Target (old) – similar
Boots:  Target (old) – similar
Handbag:  Danielle Nicole – same

Casual Post: J. Crew Buffalo Vest

Instagram challenge today:  it’s #buffaloplaidvestday 🙂

So, you know….

(Shop-able links provided below.)

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Vest – J. Crew Factory (old) – J. Crew Version (plain)similarPatagonia

Scarf – Old Navy (old) – similarTargetBeautiful! ($$$)

Cardigan – LOFT – same

T-shirt (that you can’t see) – Old Navy (old) – similarlove!

Legging Jeans – Target (old) – similarsimilarGAP

Boots – Hunter – same

Sunday Wish List #2

Sunday Wish List #2

 

The above items all make me think of spring! At some point I would love to add all of them to my collection this coming season.
 
1.  Logo Bracelet – shop same
I’ve been coveting this bracelet for awhile now, so it’s not really new at all. It’s expensive, but I love all things Tory Burch – who doesn’t?! So maybe this will be a nice Xmas or Vday gift someday. *hint to husband* 🙂
 
2.  Mint Bracelet – shop same
This bracelet is truly on my wish list, but really I just would like to find a nice mint-toned bracelet for spring. So if a good deal elsewhere comes up, I’m all for it!
 
3.  Fun floral necklace – shop same
I’m a big fan of multi-color necklaces in the spring and summer.  It helps pull pieces together and this one is on my list of faves!
 
4.  Espadrille – shop same
I’m quite possibly the last person on earth who doesn’t own a pair of these shoes.  I really wanted a pair that Tommy Hilfiger had out last year and just never bit the bullet (they were only $60, I guess I just didn’t love them?).  But, now I regret it!  I would love a pair for this summer. They go will with shorts and cropped jeans. I’ve been watching this pair of Tory Burch closely for a sale.
 
5.  Yellow handbag – shop same
Bright handbag for spring? I’m in!  
 
6.  Pink iPhone case – shop same
Again, bright phone case for spring? I’m in! 🙂
 
7.  Bright colored flats – shop same
These are high on my wish list (they come in yellow also!). I love a pop of color in the spring/summer months for work and these are just the ticket!

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What I Wish I was Wearing #1

For weekend posts I decided to try something a little different since it’s hard to get 7 outfit posts done throughout the week.  I’ve noticed other bloggers I follow will do installments of “what I wish I wore” or “Saturday deals.”

I’m super anxious for Spring to get here (as in yesterday!).  I’ve been watching all my favorite haunts for deals on new spring clothes. I’ve made a few purchases in the last couple of weeks and for Saturday blog posts I thought I’d feature “what I wish I was wearing” outfits that I would love to wear now, but won’t be able to wear for awhile.  If you’re headed out somewhere for spring break, maybe this will help with some outfit ideas as well!

Since I move to Florida in May, these will only be applicable for a few short months, but at that point I can try something new. 🙂










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Dress – Old Navy:  shop same
Jacket – J. Crew Factory:  shop same

Necklace – Kendra Scott:  shop same

Handbag – Target:  shop same

Shoes – Converse:  shop same
Watch – Michael Kors:   shop same

Turtleneck sweater + Leggings

I have definitely learned a couple of things about myself this winter in regards to my wardrobe:

A) I love leggings.  Hello comfort!

B)  I’m not a huge fan of big sweater turtleneck type things (on myself).

I’ve purchased two chunky cowl/turtle neck-type sweaters this season and unfortunately haven’t worn either as much I expected. I love the way they look on women who are taller and more slender than myself, but I just feel like a big blob when I look at this picture.  That being said, this sweater is ultra-soft and super comfy!

Now about those leggings.  These leggings.  They take all of those little areas on your legs that aren’t quite as fabulous as when you were 18, and they put them in the right spot.  So lovely!  I bought them in gray and black…. they are that amazing!

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Turtleneck – Target:  shop same
Leggings – Target:  shop same
Boots – Vince Camuto:  shop same
Handbag – Target:  shop same
Watch – Michael Kors:  shop same

About that vest…

This vest has been a huge staple in my closet this past fall/winter. I wear it all the time.  Sometimes I feel like I’ve maxed out the number of ways to style it… and then I come across an inspiration photo and here I am wearing it again!

My button-down shirt is a really pale pink color, but hard to see in the photo. I like the tiny bit of color it adds to the outfit.












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Vest – J. Crew Factory (sold out) – J. Crew Version
**also try eBay – lots to choose from!
Button down shirt – LOFT (old) – similarsame in white
Jeans – Express (old) – similar
Flats – Tory Burch (old) – updated version
Watch – Michael Kors – shop same


Stripes & Polka Dots

Yesterday’s work outfit was dedicated toward another IG challenge of mixing stripes + polka dots.  I would have rather used a striped blazer over the polka dot shirt (but that wouldn’t work for my job), so I went with plaid pants instead.  It was loud, but worked!  🙂










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Pants – Old Navy (old) – shop same style

Cardigan – LOFT – shop same

Top – Ann Taylor – shop same

Necklace – Charmin Charlie (old) – similar

Handbag – Danielle Nicole – shop same

Shoes – Me Too – shop same

Gold & Silver

I wore this outfit yesterday in order to combine gold & silver for an Instagram challenge.  I’m not one to follow “fashion rules” 100% (e.g. no white after labor day, no black and brown leather, etc.), but mixing gold and silver jewelry was a hard one for my brain to wrap around!  I chose to use a gold-toned belt (with a silver buckle) and a silver-toned watch.  I was willing to accept that mix. 🙂

Can you also see how tired I am in this picture LOL?  Sorry about the shadows!  It was still dark outside when the picture was taken. 😐




























































































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