Friday, October 24, 2014

Public Service Announcement

I'm going to share an embarrassing story with you all.  I'll start by saying that I had this outfit picked out the night before I wore it.  I got to work only to remember that I had to get my mandatory flu shot that day.  No big right?  That is until I got into the nurse's office only to realize that my sleeves didn't roll up enough to expose my arm.  Since I was wearing this vest over my button up, I didn't worry about wearing a cami, so when I had to take of my vest and open my shirt to expose my arm I basically had to flash the nurse.  Ahem, the male nurse.  So I was sitting there shirt open trying to maintain my last ounce of modesty by covering up with my vest.  The nurse told me I would be surprised how many people have to strip to get their upper arms free for the shot, but I'm pretty sure he was trying to make me feel better about being semi-nakedy.   So here is my PSA: wear something that you can slip off easily or roll up when you get your flu shot! 
Blouse: thrifted
Vest: Apt. 9
Trousers: Mossimo
Bag: Coach
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

My top for today's look was thrifted.  Check out some of my other thrifted pieces here and here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I Love Shirt

My husband is one of those guys who refuses to say he "loves" anything except certain people.  He won't tell you how much he loves fast cars, local breweries or our favorite little munchkin Nuke.  He's actually told me before "I like that the appropriate amount a person should like food" when I asked him how much he loved the calzone we were splitting (and it was a good calzone people).  Soooo, he would never use the L-word to describe how he feels about a shirt... but I will.  

I friggin love this shirt guys.  It is so versatile and perfect for fall.  I throw it on over tee shirts, layer it under cardigans and blazers and wear it tucked into pencil skirts.  I belt it, I tie it, I let it hang open.  It's just a perfect simple wardrobe staple that I love.  Did I mention it's comfortable?  Yeah, super comfortable too. So there, I said it.  I love shirt.

Top: Gap
Jeans: Gap
Sweater: H&M
Shoes: Bandolino
Bag: Coach
Scarf: H&M

For another version of the Texas Tuxedo, check out my post here.
Here is another casual look.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thanks Emma

I can't really take credit for this simple outfit guys. Some days I am super inspired to put together interesting outfits that scream my name.  Today my outfit screams someone else's name: Emma Stone.  I straight up stole homegirl's look for this one. She masters the effortless color block, especially with red and orange. 
Twinsies right? Right?  Riiiight.
Top: Old Navy
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Coach
Sunnies: c/o Yelp

This isn't the first time I have stolen ideas from other people.  See my thief self here and here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I gotta say, as much as I love bold patterns and color mixing I am a big sucker for going monochromatic.  Don't get me wrong, I am always attracted to looks that have a lot going on, but sometimes it's nice to just tone it down a bit.  This look was a easy to throw together, but made me feel chic all day.  Keeping everything relatively close on the color wheel allowed me to play with texture by including a pleated silk blouse and metallic tweed coat.  
Blouse: Vintage
Skirt: Merona
Boots: De Blossom
Belt: Ann Taylor
Coat: Mossimo
Necklace: Old, had since high school
Headband: Urban Outfitters
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
See the another monochromatic look I wore featuring this coat.
See how else I have styled this vintage thrifted blouse here and here!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Check, Please!

It's getting cold here in Indiana. Since moving back home to Indiana a few years ago, I have found myself hoarding check flannel button ups.  They become my go-to look with a pair of skinny jeans and boots when the leaves start falling.  They keep you so warm, and are the perfect versatile fall wardrobe staple.  I thought they paired perfectly with these super comfy pants I got the other day for 50% off at Old Navy.  I had gone in to buy one blouse I spotted in a magazine, and I ended up staying for their Buy One Get One 50% Off sale.  

So there is kind of a lot going on here with this outfit.  We have polka dot pants, a checkered flannel, snake skin belt, red scarf and maroon clutch.  Too much?  I don't know.  I've never listened to the Coco Chanel's advice to edit your outfit right before you leave the house to make sure you're not too overworked.  Seems too boring!

Button Up: Mossimo
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Scarf: H&M
Belt: Alfani
Eel skin clutch: Thrifted
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
What is your fall wardrobe staple? 
See how I've used this clutch before.
This is what I was wearing this day in 2001.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Yesterday my family paid a visit to my father's hometown of Brookville, Indiana.  It's a picturesque small town situated along a babbling brook and set amongst the gentle rolling hills of southern Indiana.  The beauty of this town always gets me, but it looks especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing. 
Blouse: Limited
Cami: Eddie Bauer
Peplum Skirt: Merona
Shoes: Nine West
Jacket: AGB (Macy's circa 2008)
Earrings: Gifted
See how I've worn this jacket before.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Treat Yo Self!

I know Big Brother is watching, because no less than one day after searching for buffalo plaid shirts online I see an ad for this coat pop onto my facebook feed.  I usually scroll through ads on facebook, but I snapped a pic and immediately sent it to my husband saying "I. need. this!"  His response?  "Treat yo self!"  It's the perfect coat to transition from too-cold-for-a-light-jacket-but-too-warm-for-a-parka weather that seems like last a month or two here in Indiana.
Coat: Mossimo
Turtleneck: Banana Republic
Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: Be Blossom
Sunnies: New York & Co.
Headband: Urban Outfitters