Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Alma Mater

Boiler Up!  I am a proud Purdue Boilermaker, but outside of my beloved ratty Purdue sweatpants I don't often wear the gear I amassed in my 4 years there.  Maybe it's because it can be difficult to dress up an old college tee.  I found my new favorite way to support my team with this mix of casual and dressed up.  How do you show love for your alma mater?
Skirt|Mossimo   Shoes|Gap   Jacket|Loft   Bag|Coach


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Get Red-y

Let's talk about classic workwear.  Over the past few years I have steered away from buying anything that can't be worked into my professional wardrobe.  Sure I'll buy some nice denim for the weekend, but overall if I can't wear it in multiple settings I just don't buy it.  This look is what I would consider my "typical" work outfit.  A patterned blouse and a skirt with pumps.  Not groundbreaking by any means, but something that can be reworked a hundred different ways.  Anyone else in the same boat?
Blouse|Limited   Skirt|Mossimo   Pumps|Jessica Simpson   Clutch|Coach






Thursday, September 15, 2016

Suffering

So here is the dilemma every fall fashion loving gal can relate to.  You're so excited for fall styles (scarves! booties! jackets!) that you just go for it while neglecting to check the weather report.  You throw on a scarf because, hey it's almost fall right?  The day may start off okay since September days start off a bit chilly.  By noon you'v got a serious case of Sweaty Neck Syndrome going on, and the only prescription is to remove said scarf.  BUT.   You don't.  Because.  So you just suffer all day with a sweaty neck.  Why do we do this to ourselves?  Oh, it's only me?  Well then, disregard today's post.  (Don't really.  I suffered in this scarf for you so you better at least look at the pictures.) 
Top|Merona   Skirt|Banana Republic   Booties|Style&Co    Scarf|Old Navy   Bag|Coach 






Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sweater Love

I took a pass on the recent off the shoulder flowy blouse and dress trend earlier this year.  Seeing it on every blogger alive made it seem kind of silly, and I just never got into it.   You can file those lace up flats from a few seasons ago and personalized straw hats in the same "ugh, again?" category.  However, I have to say that I'm not hating on the OTS sweater for fall.  Bring them on!  I was checking out at Banana Republic recently and there was a print of a model wearing this sweater.  I hadn't seen it in the store, so I immediately made the associate take me to it.  It was in my bag and going home with me in less than 2 minutes.  Can you blame me?  It's adorable! 
Sweater&Skirt|Banana Republic   Boots|Blossom   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Charming Charlie








Thursday, September 8, 2016

Trash to Treasure

As fall approaches I can already feel myself falling back into my black, white and red go-to color palette.  I don't mind because these colors are classic, but I have to be careful not to find myself in a color rut like last year!  

I scored this skirt at a second hand shop for about $12.  I love finding little gems like this in thrift shops.  One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!
Top|Charlotte Russe   Skirt|Thrifted   Pumps|Jessica Simpson   Clutch|Italian market   Glasses|Betsey Johnson








Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Marshmallow

Has this ever happened to you?  You're in the dressing room with something, try it on and love it.  You're all
...but then you wear it and decide it's a total no?  That is this top for me.  I bought it this spring before going on my Italy trip and while I loved it in the dressing room, I absolutely hated it in pictures.  While it is loose and flowy (read: comfy) when worn untucked it made me look like a marshmallow with legs.  Not cute.  The dilemma was that I loved the color, sleeve detailing and neckline.  So instead of writing it off, I just figured that I needed to add some structure to it by tucking it in to a high-waisted skirt.  Voila! 
Top|WhoWhatWear   Skirt|Elle   Bekt|Banana Republic   Heels|Jessica Simpson   Bag|Coach



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Casual

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day!  I spent the weekend with Scot and the pups in Michigan doing some hiking, checking out the local scene and just relaxing.  It was an absolute blast.  We took the dogs on what we had hoped would be a nice long hike, but made the rookie mistake of leaving the bug spray at home.  Toward the end of the hike we ended up sprinting out of the woods to avoid another bite.  All in all I'd say I ended up with about 40 mosquito bites!  Nothing a few brews on the patio couldn't fix!  Luckily this trusty denim jacket (scored on super sale from Loft) helped to keep them at bay. 

See how I have styled these track pants before here!
Jacket|Loft   Tee|Mossimo   Pants|Athleta  Shoes|Gap   Cap|Potosi Brewery   Bag|Merona