Friday, March 27, 2015

Cold Snap

I'd like to forget about the fact that it started snowing after I took these pictures.  Mother Nature is on my sh*t list this week.  She teased me with a few awesome days last week and then just dumped rain and snow and cold on me.  Mother Nature needs a Xanax and boyfriend, because she has too much time on her hands screwing me over when I decide to go bare-legged.  I am glad I didn't swap my winter coats out and replace them with my spring jackets yet.  Too much work!
Tie-neck top and skirt|Merona   Sweater|Limited   Boots|Blossom   Belt|Charlotte Ronson   Bag|Coach   Headband|Urban Outfitters

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rorschach

As a therapist I can't help but look at this skirt and feel the desire to ask my clients to analyze it and tell me what they see à la Rorschach.  If you see your parents fighting in my skirt then perhaps I could interest you in a business card and an initial session?  Or maybe you look at it and see something akin to a beautiful marble counter top.  Either way, this skirt is at the top of my new favorites list.  I picked it up this weekend and have already worn it three times.  So maybe you don't see the famed psychologist's work in this pattern, but I see a million and one ways to style this bad boy as summer approaches. 
Top|J.Crew   Skirt|Everleigh   Tights|HUE   Shoes|Bumper   Belt|Old Navy   Bag|Coach   Beret|Limited   Glasses|Ann Taylor





Monday, March 23, 2015

Take Me Back

I'm totally feeling the 70's boho vibe of this dress today.  I picked this up over the weekend thanks to a Nordstrom Rack gift care from my mother-in-law.  I always enjoy gift cards to clothing shops, because it gives me an opportunity to buy something I wouldn't normally get.  If I'm shopping on my own dime I am usually considering getting the most bang for my buck or investing in classic pieces that will last several seasons.  When I use a gift card I feel a bit more freedom to get something a little funky or indulgent.  Thanks Vic!

Now my boots are doing a bit of cover up today.  My inner klutz came out and resulted in a baseball sized bruise on my leg.  Until it heals, you can bet I'll be rocking tights, tall boots and pants.
Dress|Max Factor   Belt|Banana Republic   Bag|Coach   Boots|Blossom   Headband|Urband Outfitters




Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

You guys! It is officially Spring!  Say goodbye to pants, prickly legs, too much beer and inappropriate amounts of Netlifx binging!  We are talking straight up warm weather, happy moods and pastels out the wazoo!  Let's break in the new season with some bright colors and a little pooch, shall we?  Miss Pearl has never experienced temps about 60 (she's a fall baby ya know), so this will be a new thing for her.  I don't know who is more excited from Spring, me or Miss P!
 Dress|Merona   Coat|via Macy's   Shoes|Bandolinos   Belt|Charming Charlie   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Vogue


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fine Looking High Horse

This top is one of my favorite thrifted finds.  I was meeting a girlfriend for a day of shopping when she suggested checking out a local shop.  I walked in an it was buzzing.  There was literally a 20 minutes line for the dressing rooms (which I totally waited in thankyouverymuch) and each aisle was crammed with people loading up their shopping carts.  It was if thrifted goods were the new currency, and people wanted to stock up quick.  My friend assured me it wasn't normally like this, and that I had just happen to come on a day where they were offering a super sale.  There were a few times I was tempted to just leave my little basket and run out the door, but I persisted with all the others and scored three tops and a dress for 11 bucks.  Worth it!
Blouse | Thrifted   Vest |    Skirt | Banana Republic   Tights | HUE   Boots | Blossom

Where else are you going to find a horse themed blouse for $1.99?

What is your best thrifted find?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pinch Me

Ask anyone who knows me well, and they'll tell you I love a good theme.  Honestly, I love a bad theme too, just as long as I get to dress up a little crazy.  Theme parties, costume contests, holidays and fancy events always excite me, because I love the ability to go all out and not be judged for it.  That being said, I still have look professional at work so this outfit was my compromise.  I pulled out my neglected green tights and pulled this Banana Republic top from the depths of my closet to create today's St. Patty's Day outfit! 

I hope you all have fun plans for tonight, whether it's staying in or enjoying a little too much green beer.  You'll find me down at the pub being that annoying lady who pinches you for not wearing green!
Top|Banana Republic   Skirt|Merona   Tights|HUE   Boots|Blossom   Headband|Urban Outfitters


Monday, March 16, 2015

I Love it When We're Cruisin' Together

Yesterday was the first really nice day here in Indiana.  One of my favorite things to do when the sun is shining is hop on one of my bikes and head down the walking/biking path near my home.  My husband and I rode down to a local pub and had a few pints while enjoying what I call "dog porn", which is essentially me ooohing and aaaahhhhing over every cute pooch that crosses my path.

I love leisurley rides on my cruiser bike, but I it presents the problem of transporting things like my cell phone, wallet and camera.  I usually try and stuff everything into a cross body bag, but this Spring I have upgraded to something I am very happy is making a comeback- a leather backpack!  Earlier this year my dad told me he'd like to buy me something "for the blog" so after thinking about it for a while, I picked out this bad boy.  It's roomy enough to carry everything from some groceries to my makeup bag.  It's practical and cute?  It's a must have this year!
Shirt and pants|Gap    Belt|American Eagle    Shoes|via Francesca's   Glasses|Yelp     Backpack|Olivia&Joy