Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Two Minutes to Win It

This is what getting dressed in 45 seconds looks like.  I had one of those mornings where I never looked at the clock because I just assumed I had plenty of time before work.  When I finally checked the time it was 5 minutes after I typically leave the house!  It was chilly so I grabbed my trusty basic turtleneck and tossed on the first skirt I could find.  I threw on a pair of black pumps and was out the door less than two minutes after noticing the time.  The result is a basic, but ladylike, outfit.  Not bad for two minutes!
Turtleneck|J.Crew   Skirt|Thrifted   Pumps|Alfani   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Firmoo

Friday, May 13, 2016

Black Magic

Guys, I am in love.  Sure, my husband is great an all, but seriously I'm in love with this sheer black lacy peplum blouse.  There is a lot going on for one little top, but that's the way I like it!  I spotted it on a recent shopping trip and had to make it mine.  The best part?  It cost me less than $15!  We call this a no brainer.  I can see myself wearing it with a pencil skirt (my go to) or keeping it all black like this look.  This bad boy is definitely getting packed in my suitcase headed for Tuscany next week!
Blouse|Belle   Jeans|Gap   Heels|Jessica Simpson   Glasses|Ray-Ban   Bag|Coach   Cami|Eddie Bauer

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Stripes + Marble

This skirt has proven to be one of my best investments.  I love a good pattern mix, and the marble print of this skirt seems to go with just about anything. Today I paired it with this striped turtleneck I picked up on super sale.  I considered adding some color with a bright shoe, but in the end kept everything neutral to keep the focus on the fun patterns.  
Turtleneck|Arizona   Skirt|everleigh   Pumps&Clutch|Jessica Simpson   Glasses|Betsey Johnson 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wool Sweater + Flares

Just for reference, this is what I was wearing exactly one year ago on this date.  A skirt and sheer top, and I remember being really warm!  Imagine my surprise (and total disdain) when I had to pull out my wool sweater and thick denim.  A year ago I was doing my 30 for 30 challenge, and I'm starting to feel just crazy enough to do it again.  It's like getting bangs.  I think about it a lot, romanticize how nice it will be and then get filled with regret almost instantly when I take the plunge!  Stay tuned...
Sweater|Borrowed (stolen) from Mom   Jeans|Mossimo   Bag|Coach   Boots|Steve Madden   Glasses|firmoo

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Rant Over

Please excuse me while I cryface emoji all over town due to this messed up cold snap.  You're supposed to wear fun little party dressed and drown yourself in margaritas on Cinco de Mayo, not yank your winter coats out of storage (for the second time this Spring!) and crave hot cocoa.  Rant over.  Margaritas incoming in 3...2...1... 
Dress|Thrifted   Pumps|Jessica Simpson   Coat|Merona   Bag|Coach

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Yes Pleats!

Let's take a minute to talk about my love of pleats.  Pleated items seem hard to come by, so whenever I see a dress or skirt that I like I feel the urge to snag it right away.  Take a look at some of my favorite looks featuring pleats!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Calm Before the Storm

Last night we had some severe weather here in Indiana.  Being born and raised in tornado country has created a love-hate relationship with thunder storms.  On one hand I love to stay in bed and listen to the rain and thunder, but on the other hand: tornadoes.  I really missed thunderstorms when I lived in Seattle for a few years!

Before the bad weather hit, yesterday was actually pretty beautiful!  I grabbed sushi and mojitos with a girlfriend for dinner, and as the dark clouds started rolling in we snapped a few pictures.  I thought about wearing heels with this dress, but they seemed to dress this look up too much for a casual dinner.  I'm glad I stuck with flat sandals, because do you see these cobblestones?!
Dress|Old Navy   Belt|Banana Republic   Bag&Sandals|Target   Sunglasses|Ivanka Trump