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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Weekend Post

Doubles day! 
The first picture was the outfit I wore today to do a little shopping and run some errands around town. The second picture was actually my first outfit post (with the goofy face and pose lol) taken about a week ago that never made it on the blog.  Thought I would share it today. 🙂

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Horsie Shoes

Today’s outfit really isn’t too exciting.  Boring cardigan. Black pants. Semi-interesting lace top. But on my feet… horses!

For those that know me personally, horses are a huge part of my life.  I started riding when I was a wee child of 3 years and it’s stuck with me forever and ever.  So when I saw these flats on clearance, I had to have them. They are somewhat of a wool texture on the outside, and the dark color makes for a good winter loafer.

And if you love them as much as I do, there is a sweatshirt and blouse to match!  If you don’t… well, maybe they will make a dog version. 🙂

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Dreaming of warmer weather…

I purchased this sweater at 50% off on Black Friday.  It’s a tunic, longer in the back, and I love it!  It’s somewhat nautical in nature and 3/4 length sleeves aka so comfy!  But… makes me dream of warmer weather and not very warm itself.  Good news is it will be perfect this spring and it comes in a variety of colors!

I also recently scooped up this bag at almost 40% off!  Again, makes me dream of spring-time and warmer weather!  But, don’t shoot the messenger if you see me carrying it a lot more before spring. 🙂

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Back to work I go!

One of the biggest challenges I face in my profession is mixing style and comfort.  I’m currently on month #6 of clinical rotations for pharmacy school and this month I’m at a retail pharmacy.  My preceptor works 13 hour shifts, thus I work with her on those days.  For those of you that aren’t super familiar with retail pharmacy — the employees work on their feet all day. But I just can’t – just can’t – buy into the whole “clog” world. Not yet. Maybe when I’m 50 and don’t care anymore?

When stores started advertising “a new way to wear a sweatshirt” this past fall, I was on board!  If my feet hurt a little, then I’m all about my top half being comfy. 🙂 The “sweatshirt” I have on today was on super sale and I nabbed it up quickly over the holidays!  And wearing it today…… to work!

Doesn’t it make you feel like summer…. a little?

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Plaid + Stripes

Another casual post today (tomorrow I go back to work 🙁 ) Today is Day #2 in the Instagram style challenge presented by @shannonsa:  Today is plaid + stripes.

((Sorry about the indoor background!  It’s 10 degrees outside and about 6 inches of snow on the ground.  Someday the pictures will be much more eye appealing – promise!))

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Day One

My very first blog post (!!!!):

If you have followed my Instagram account, last week I completed @shannonsa’s weekly style challenge.  This week is her 4th challenge, which is all about plaid. I thought I’d kick off my first blog post with a more casual outfit in lieu of the IG challenge:  Plaid (well close enough, gingham) + leopard.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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