Monday, April 30, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Wet and Not So Wild

Hello lovelies! I hope you all made it through your Monday relatively unscathed. Mine was fine although I must say children really test my patience at my job. I find myself needing to take a time out just so I don't lose my cool over the kids who throw things everywhere, or paint with nail polish leaving a path of destruction in their wake. End rant.

I just went with a very comfortable and casual look today. Nothing special although I do really love the colors in this top. I found these jeans in my closet today. I didn't even remember I had them. So that was exciting. I think next time I wear them I will be wearing a top that balances them better. I can't help but think my hips and thighs are looking a bit hefty in this outfit. Maybe it's just me and it's just one of those days though.

 Top: Charlotte Russe, Jeans: Express, Shoes: Boutique de Joie, Necklace: maurices

What do you think of this look?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Boy Meets Girl

Happy Hump Day! I hope you all are getting through your work week with little to complain about. I am so ready for some extra warm weather and the lake. Summertime is beckoning to me, but it seems she will be waiting a little longer to visit. C'est la vie.

Today I decided to mesh a bit of masculinity with feminine touches. I wore a gray vest and boyfriend jeans (the masculine) and combined it with a lace embellished top and soft feminine waves. I was unsure of this look at first, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. It's simple yet still makes a statement.

Lace tank, Silver Boyfriend Jeans, Vest: maurices, Shoes: Goodwill

What do you think of this look?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Springing into Shorts

Hello all! How are you lovelies doing? I've been missing you all a lot. I've had a hard time adjusting to a new inconsistent schedule and feel quite unproductive on the whole because of it. It's worth it though, I am loving my job and additionally will soon be doing a fashion blog for my local paper. So that is exciting. :)

It has been so windy the last few days, like I swear I saw the wicked witch flying on her broom. Yeesh. Can't someone tell the wind it's buzz killing my good hair days. Anyway, I worked this evening so I chose something I would be warm enough in and still comfortable enough to be on my feet. These colors are a bit heavy and a little winter-y, but I don't think you will ever get me to stop wearing gray and black at all times of the year. At least I tempered it with a cobalt cardigan, right?

Shorts and Cardigan: Maurices, Tights: Macy's (gift), T-shirt: New York & Company, Boots: Rue 21

What do you think of this hodge-podge outfit?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Classic With a Twist

Do you ever just wake up on the wrong side of the bed? That was me this morning. Grouchy from the get-go. This doesn't happen to me often, but when it does, it is so hard to fight the evil inside. I tried so hard to be happy and upbeat, but it didn't work so well. At least there is tomorrow, and hopefully I will find the right side of the bed when I wake up. :)

For my outfit today, I went with a classic striped tank, layered with a navy camisole underneath, and topped with a camel blazer. Classic, right? Then come the bright red pants. I have a serious love affair with colored pants. I am not sure I will be over it any time soon. Anyone else loving colorful pants this season?

Tank: Forever 21, Pants: Macy's, Blazer: Express, Shoes: New York & Company, Necklace: Kohl's

How do you like this look?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Pink in Bermuda

Hello Pretties! How are we doing today? I felt like breaking out a pair of shorts today. I kinda had to dig to find a pair. It's not warm enough for shorter shorts yet, so I grabbed these versatile black Bermuda shorts to do the trick. In truth, they are probably capris on a woman of normal height, but they are a perfect Bermuda length for me.

I decided to pair the black shorts with a black sequined tank, a beautiful pink cardigan, pink ballet flats and a fun, sparkly necklace. I realize this outfit is nothing to write home about, but it served perfectly for work and getting groceries. I am happy to report that I only knocked one thing off of the shelf at the store today - that has to be some kind of new record for me.
Shorts: Kohl's, Cardigan: Maurices, Sequined Top: I do not know!, 
Shoes: Salvation Army, Necklace: Dots

Have you wore any shorts yet this spring?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Country Bumpkin

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Won't you be mine? Mr. Rogers, anyone? That was my brother's favorite TV show when we were kids and for the life of me I do not know why a show with freaky puppets was ever popular. It's all a bit creepy to me. So there's that random subject for the day.

It's tax day, and I scrambled to get all of my taxes typed up and shipped off with all the checks attached to them. Blah, I hate taxes, but I am so glad to be done with them for the year.  I pulled out a dress that hasn't seen the light of day in a long time. I love it, but it's a bit too short without something underneath of it (at least for me). I paired it with some blue tights , a flower necklace, cowboy boots and a side braid. Cute and country.

Dress: TJ Maxx (Gift), Tights: JC Penney (Gift), Cowboy boots: Thrifted, Necklace: Forever 21

What do you think of this look?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Benchwarmers

So, here's the thing. Sometimes I take pictures and maybe like one out of the whole bunch, if that.
 These are a few recent outfits that didn't photograph well and haven't been posted.

Which one is your favorite?

Dippin' Dots

You Blue Me Away

Minty With a Chance of Sparkle

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weekly Affordable Wish List

Hello Everyone! Here are some items that are calling to me this week at affordable prices!
Floral Bouquet Belted Maxi Dress $24.50 from A'CACI (here)

Pink Lace Shorts $29.00 from Maurices (here)

Bow-Collar Print Blouse $22.99 from Charlotte Russe (here)
Marcel Sweetheart Dress $49.00 from Sosie (here)
Daisy Elastic Headwrap $1.50 from Forever 21 (here)

What do you all think of these picks?

Monday, April 9, 2012

What I'm Wearing: So Fresh and So Green, Green

Hello gorgeous people! I hope you've all had a fantastic day. I know I have. I worked earlier today and went to Zumba class in the evening. I am seriously considering getting to be a Zumba instructor. The only drawback? My awkwardness. I am not sure I can ever undo that one.

I wanted to wear something cute yet comfortable to work today. So I opted for a black-trimmed white sheer blouse with a bright green skirt. I accessorized with a striped wide belt, striped ballet flats and a black statement necklace. I rather like this look, do you?

Blouse: JC Penney, Skirt: Burlington Coat Factory, Flats: Dots, 
Belt: New York & Company, Necklace: Kohl's

Hope you all have a great day!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Human Easter Egg

Happy Easter, Everyone! I hope you all had a lovely day and enjoyed time with family and friends! I have had a terrific weekend. I spent Friday night with my sister-in-law and her family. I adore my two sweet nieces and adorable nephew, so it was great to see them. I spent Saturday hanging out and shopping all day with my mom. That is always a good time and I found some fantastic stuff. Today we went to church and then to a good family friend's home for Easter lunch along with my parents and brother. It was a fantastic meal and she even made vegetarian lasagna for my husband and I.

On to my outfit. I decided to wear fun colors and print today to emulate an Easter egg. I found these pants on my shopping trip yesterday at New York & Company when they were having 50% off everything in the store. I am in love with the color and skinnier fit. I actually bought this polka dot top a month or so ago and this is the first time I broke it out. I love the color and bow front so much. With all the color in the outfit I decided on nude heels as my only accessory.

Pants and Top: New York & Company, Shoes: Kohl's

What do you think of this outfit?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Well, I Do Declare

Ok, so this outfit totally makes me feel like a Southern Belle. I feel like I should be sitting on a patio, drinking sweet tea, fanning myself and saying things like "I do declare" and "Bless her pea-picking heart." The pearls really add to that whole effect. But that's okay, I love the south and the spirit of classic ladies. 

When I saw this dress at Maurices (I am constantly going to have to hide my wallet from myself working there, you guys), I was so in love with the vibrant lemon zest color and cute lace detail at the bottom. Then I tried it on and knew I had to have it. I paired it with a multi-strand pearl necklace, a funky tulle headband and some flats, since I was working and heels don't cut it when you have to stand so much.

Dress: Maurices, Shoes: Dana Buchman via Kohl's, Necklace: Hancock Fabrics, Headband: Gift

What do you think of this look?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What I'm Wearing: A Leopard at Sea

Hello fancy folks! I hope you are all doing fabulously! The title of this post comes from the fact that I am wearing a navy and white striped tank which instantly makes me think nautical. So that topped with a leopard infinity scarf obviously equals a leopard at sea. Duh, right? Simple math.

So... I am a super awkward person. Just in case you hadn't figured that one out already. I was trying out what were supposed to be some "cute poses" today and the camera never caught me at the right time, turning out a few awkward photos. I have included a couple at the bottom of this post as everyone on facebook wanted to see them.
Tank: Forever 21, Jeans: Maurices, Scarf: Express, Flats: Gift (Macy's),
 Belt: Second Chance Consignment, Earrings: Gift

Now for a few strange photos.
I think I shall refer to this one as "The Toilet"
I actually tried to jump and this was the result. Look at all that air.

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Charcoal & Pink

Hello! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I did. It was pretty relaxing and I wrapped it up with an afternoon working at Maurices. I am really enjoying my new job still and I appreciate all of your well wishes. Since I am on my feet all day, I've been trying to find more cute flats to wear so my feet aren't screaming at me. I love anything that sparkles, so naturally I fell in love with these sequined flats the moment I laid eyes on them.

I am not gonna write much today because my mind is too busy being excited about the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Hooray!

Top and Sequined Flats: Kohl's, Skirt: JC Penney, Earrings and Belt: Maurices, Bracelet: Gift

What do you think of this look?