2015 has been a wonderfully chill year. 2014 was a whole lot of crazy for me. I got married, bought a house, adopted a puppy and went on some great travels. On New Year's Eve last year my husband and I promised to take a year and just chill out. I have loved every minute of it. Here are my 15 favorite looks from 2015. Which is your favorite?
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Today was a busy productive day. Both my husband and I had the day off work and were able to get some Christmas business taken care of. Running errands requires a caffeinated pitstop, no? We stopped by our favorite local coffee shop Hubbard & Cravens for drinks before heading out for the day.
Scot is one of those people who changes his order every time he visits a restaurant, and I usually stick with my one or two favorites. I usually grab an iced mocha or cafe mocha depending on the temperature, but I switched it up and got a blackberry Italian soda instead. If you're in the Indianapolis area, you gotta check these guys out. It's the best coffee shop in Indy in my humble opinion!
Jacket|Merona Sweater|xhiliration Skirt|Banana Republic Boots|De Blossom Beret|The Limited
Monday, December 21, 2015
Yesterday was set up to be a wonderful and relaxing day. Scot was out of town, so I had plans to relax with the pups, meet up with a girlfriend for some vintage shopping and get up close and personal with my Netflix account. Someone else had different plans for me, because as I was settling in for a fun day I noticed water coming out of the baseboards. Uh oh. Not good.
Our nearly 20 year old water heater finally met its maker, and it decided to kick the bucket when I was home alone. Normally my husband would have jumped right into action getting everything coordinated and cleaned up, but he was over five hours away. Panic mode activated! Luckily I had a backup plan. I did what any independent woman would do- call daddy.
So when everything was cleaned up and drying out, I asked my girlfriend if she was still down to check out the new vintage shop nearby. I didn't feel like getting glammed up after my eventful Sunday, so I threw this cashmere sweater over my track pants, put on my coat and dashed out the door. The luxe turtleneck and chic coat elevated this otherwise gym-worthy outfit.
Sweater|Thrifted Track Pants|Athletica Shoes|Merrell Coat|Kristen Blake Bag|Coach Sunglasses|c/o Yelp
Friday, December 18, 2015
Oh hi! Meet Peabody, the newest addition to my Scottie clan. I have a husband named Scot and two Scottish Terriers, so I've officially become obsessed with all things Scottie. This little guy is 8 weeks old, and is actually Miss Pearl's brother. He's such a sweetie, no?
Top|Limited Skirt|Charlotte Russe Jacket&Shoes|Jessica Simpson Glasses|Ray-Ban
Thursday, December 17, 2015
I snagged this oversized cropped sweater earlier this year at Banana Republic after spending the day at a work conference. I figured that since I was filling my brain with knowledge I might as well drain my wallet of money. Except, in a stroke of luck I hit an awesome sale day and picked this up for less than 20 bucks! I love scoring great deals, especially around the holidays.
I have had a self imposed semi-shopping ban on clothing over the past few months. I don't go clothing shopping anymore. If I happen to be and see something that catches me eye, I'll really assess if I need it. Sure I love those cute pumps, but I have dozens of pairs in my lineup. That coat may be fabulous, but how many winter coats can one closet hold? If it's something unique that I want, I'll get it if the price is right. Nothing unless it's on sale. These rules have kept me from being impulsive and buying things I don't need.
Sweater|Banana Republic Chambray&Jeans|Gap Bag|Coach Sunglasses|Target Boots|De Blossom
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
It is not my style to buy something I only intend to wear once. I will rarely go buy an outfit for a specific event, because over time I have amassed something for almost any occasion. This jumpsuit was originally planned as an exception to this rule. I bought it in the summer of 2014 to wear to a concert thinking I probably wouldn't wear it again. Boy was I wrong. Not only did I wear this to the concert, but I've found several ways to make this work since then. Trust me when I say that finding ways to wear a leopard print jumpsuit is a real task! This little gem is definitely getting tucked away in my suitcase when I travel to Vegas for my 30th next year!
Jumpsuit|Jennifer Lopez Turtleneck|Charlotte Russe Bag|Jessica Simpson Heels|Alfani Belt|Limited Glasses|Vintage
Monday, December 14, 2015
I'm not much of a pink girl, but I have a few items here and there in various shades. I find it feminine and playful, but it can seem adolescent in the wrong context. The combination of dusty rose and bright baby pink was quite unexpected. I initially paired the soft pleats with the fun polka dot print of the sweater without planning to wear a coat over it. Despite temperatures being the 60s, intermittent rain meant I needed a light jacket. While sifting through my coat closet this pink rain coat caught my eye and I just decided that two pinks are better than one!
Sweater|Old Navy Belt|NY&Co. Skirt|Banana Republic Jacket|AGB Heels|Bumper Bag|Coach Glasses|Vintage