Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Leather Loafers

You know me.  You know I'm a high heel kind of gal.  So when my mother gifted me a pair of Coach leather loafers I went "whaaaaaa?"  They were so not me.  But. But.  I decided to try them out and oh. my. god. are they comfortable.  I dare say they are more comfortable for a long day of walking than a pair of good sneakers!  I tucked these into my suitcase when I traveled to Italy earlier this summer and wore the heck out of these things.  This my new go-to footwear when I have a busy day scheduled at work and need to be a hundred places.  Once again my mother is proving she knows me better than I know myself!
Ruffle top|Limited   Peplum top|Mossimo   Pants|Old Navy   Loafers/Bag|Coach   Sunglasses|Thrifted

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hello Boots!

I'm not quite ready to dust off my trusty boots and put them back into rotation.  We had over 4 inches of rain over the weekend resulting in flooding around town.  I didn't want to traverse all the puddles in open toed sandals, so I reached for my favorite boots to keep me dry.  Get ready to see these bad boys in heavy rotation throughout fall and summer!  Once I break them out they won't go back into storage until next May!
Dress|Lauren Conrad   Boots|Blossom   Belt|Charlotte Ronson   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Kenneth Cole

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Buffalo Plaid Poncho

My wardrobe is having a serious case if Bipolar right now fluctuating between summer and fall depending on my mood.  Today fall won over because frankly I rediscovered this buffalo plaid poncho in my sweater closet and couldn't wait another month to break it out.  I love rediscovering things you forgot you own, because it's like buying them all over again (this time for free)!  Every time the season changes I find things I forgot about the year before when everything was packed away.  Things are looking up!

Poncho|Mossimo   Jeans|F21    Pumps&Clutch|Jessica Simpson  Sunglasses|Betsey Johnson  Belt|Limited

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fast Times

I have a weeknight routine that I rarely deviate from.  Part of my routine is packing my clothes in my gym bag for the next morning so I can grab it on my way out the door to spin class.  There are days where I put a decent amount of time into what outfit I want to wear the next day, and other times where I have about 37 seconds to pack my bag and hop in bed before I fall asleep in my shoe closet.  This outfit is the result of the latter.  Some days I am lucky if I remember to a bra, so I call this a win!
Top&Skirt|Limited   Shoes|American Rag   Sunglasses|Charming Charlie   Bag|Italian Market

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Pencil Midi-Skirt

I love a good deal.  This skirt?  I got it for less than a buck at a thrift shop near my house.  That's practically free in my book!  I love the length of this skirt, because it's about 8 inches longer than any of the other pencil skirts I own.  A pencil midi-skirt?  I can tell I'll be wearing this all fall!  I mentally tried on about 10 tops with this before deciding that simple was best. This basic soft tee from Target is the perfect match!  

PLUS I am repping my high school colors (shout out to any West Side Red Devils reading)! 
Tee|Merona   Skirt|Thrifted   Bag|Coach   Belt|Limited   Pumps|Jessica Simpson

Monday, August 15, 2016

Falling Prematurely

File this outfit under "outfits worn in the wrong season".  There is nothing summery about this look save for the bare legs.  The color scheme, the sweater and long scarf are all Autumn staples that I pulled out about two months too early. I attribute this to the cold office syndrome I've been dealing with this summer.  It makes me just the teeniest bit ready for fall.  I'll take all the warm summery days I can get, because I always miss them when I'm preheating my car and shoveling snow off my front porch!
Sweater|Limited   Skirt|Banana Republic   Scarf|H&M   Booties|Style   Bag|Coach  Glasses|Firmoo

Friday, August 12, 2016

Hot and Cold

Here's the dilemma:  During the summer it can be sweltering and humid outside, but like an ice box in your office because the AC is cranked.  It's tough to dress appropriately for both outdoors and work because you'll either be sweating of freezing your butt off!  I keep an "office cardi" at work in case I get chilly, but I don't think the answer to this problem is "put a cardigan on it".  

So this is a perfect example of an outfit that kept me toasty at work, and made me want to jump into a pool the second I stepped outside.  There has to be a happy medium that doesn't simply involve putting a cardigan on.  That reminds me of when every girl I knew got jobs out of college and their idea of work wear was black pants, a party top and a cardigan layered over to make it "office appropriate".  No.  No no no.  

This look features one of my all time favorite skirts that I thrifted from Goodwill last year.  Cute AND cheap?  My favorite combination! Into this skirt I tucked this trusty sweater I picked up six or seven years ago on sale at Old Navy.  This also falls into my trusty cute and cheap category.  Seriously, what's better than scoring something cute for a steal?!

See how I styled this sweater before here.  See how I styled this skirt before here.

Sweater|Old Navy   Skirt|Thrift   Heels&Bag|Coach   Glasses|Kenneth Cole