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Monday, December 31, 2012

NYE work sequins.

Having to work on NYE really isn't all that bad if your plans for the night include the TV, couch, and ridiculously comfortable leggings.

Because I'm not going out tonight I felt almost obligated to rock some sequins at work today.  And given that I have no brain cells left working for 2012, this outfit came about.  
Comfy, casual, and a little ridiculous.  
It must be NYE on a Monday! ;)

BCBG Max Azria sequin boyfriend cardi, Target Mossimo Ankle Stretch Pant  (in pink), pointy toe studded flats 
Wishing the most amazing things for y'all in 2013!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

dotted all over.

Polka Dot Collared Shirt: F21 (old)(similar: score, splurge)
Polka Dot Sweater: F21 (old) (similar: score, spend, splurge)
Red Jeans: F21 (similar: score, spend)
Boots: F21 (old) (similar: score, score, spend
Necklace: F21 (same
Watch: NY&Co (same)

I'm still loving polka dots.  Probably always will!  Today I paired this new polka dot F21 sweater with "polka dot" hearts.
Now time to prepare for my cousin-in-law's wedding! :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

turtle necks & pencil skirts.

Merry Christmas, Lovelies!
Hope you're all relaxing, eating delicious food, drinking wine, and spending time with friends and family.

We've had a pretty full Christmas weekend.  On top of fun Christmas activities, Hub's cousin is getting married this upcoming weekend, and so I attended her wedding shower on Sunday.  I wanted to stay warm and classy.  This ensemble was really easy to put together because it's totally something I'd wear to work. Plus, don't you think turtle necks and pencil skirts are just meant for each other? :)

Zara turtle neck, Zara pencil skirt, tall boots via DSW, F21 necklace & belt, Chanel classic flap bag

Saturday, December 22, 2012

because some days call for a uniform.

I love mixing and matching my outfits and creating exciting new  looks.  But, there are some days when you just need something that you know you will like.  And maybe on some of those days you haven't washed your hair and it's probably best for you to wear a hat and hide that bird's nest from the world.  

Today, my friends, was one of those days.  Last minute Christmas shopping called for pretty much the same exact thing I wore yesterday. 

Express button-up & Zelda skinny jeans, F21 sweater & hat, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots via Macy's, bubble necklace via eBay  

Merry almost Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

play hard.

Work hard.  Play hard.  Right?
As you can tell,  my Old Navy chambray shirt and Etienne Aigner riding boots are really working hard.  I can't help it- they go with everything!
Plus, how adorbs is this little dusty pink knit hat from F21?!
Old Navy chambray shirt, Banana Republic sweater, Express Zelda skinny jeans, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots via Macy's, F21 Classic Pearlescent necklace, F21 Textured Knit Beret, NY&Co large metal-face link watch

Old Navy chambray shirt & Old Navy sweater, Express Zelda skinny jeans, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots via Macy's, F21 necklace, NY&CO watch

Banana Republic sweater, Express Zelda skinny jeans, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots via Macy's, F21 scarf, NY&Co wave link watch
Pssssst It's almost Christmas... and I'm not done with my holiday shopping!

Monday, December 17, 2012

work it.

Hi Lovelies!  
Just a quick post to show my latest work looks from the past week or two.  Also, I've been so busy the past couple of weeks and I'm behind in answering your more in depth e-mails.  I'm hoping work/life will slow down just a tiny bit in the next few weeks.  So, thank you for bearing with me!  :)

Top via The Limited, F21 tweed pencil skirt, Jessica Simpson pumps, Express belt, Tissot watch, 

H&M button-up, GAP outlet cardi, NY&CO pants, Nine West Jobst pumps, Skinny Metal Bar Stretch belt via ANGL, F21 necklace

Old Navy Women's Sequin-Front Jersey Tank, NY&Co cardi, F21 tweed pencil skirt, Jessica Simpson pumps 

Monday, December 10, 2012

quick day to night change.

I think most people have picked up on the fact that I blog my outfits in real time.  Or as real-time as you can get while working, being married, and having somewhat of a social life!

This post is in REALLY real-time!  Right now I have less than an hour between work and meeting up with a friend for dinner and drinks.  I want to look stylish, but I'm not going on a date with the hubs.  Plus, I don't have time (or the desire, really) to go through my closet and pick out something other than what I've been wearing today.  So, what's the easy solution?  

Throw on some skinny jeans and some motorcycle boots!

Express button-up, sweater via LOFT outlet, Jessica Simpson pumps, Banana Republic trousers, bubble necklace via eBay

Dinner/Drinks with Friends
Express button-up, sweater via LOFT outlet, Express Zelda skinny jeans, F21 motorcycle boots, bubble necklace via eBay

OK I'm starving!  Off I go! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

25 ways to wear a scarf.

Recently, one of you lovely readers requested a scarf tutorial.  I am crazy busy right now and don't have time to make one.  But, this is THE video that changed my life (as far as scarf ties go, anyway!).

Hope you enjoyed it and that it helped!

Monday, December 3, 2012

bows, leopard, and peplum.

Hello Gorgeous Loves!
Nothing makes you miss your wardrobe more than when you're away from it for a bit.  Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? ;)
The following looks are from last week and I had so much fun putting them together.  I was just so excited to be back in my closet after having to style myself for a week with the very few things I took on my trip with me.

So, let's start off with bows and leopard print!  
Bow shirts are everywhere now.  Why not layer it under a cardi and let the bow do the talking?  That's what I did in the look below.  The cardi is a tiny bit loose in the waist, so I added a skinny belt to essentially nip in the waist and achieve a more hourglass figure.

Top via JCPenney, cardi via Target, pencil skirt via Express, Dana Buchman wedge boots via Kohls, F21 belt, gifted pearl bracelet

My office is pretty casual in general.  But, on Fridays we are actually allowed to wear jeans.  I decided to do a dressed up version of Jean Day by pairing a tweed peplum shell (new purchase from my trip!) with skinny jeans and riding boots.  The final touch was a cognac colored belt and chunky pearls; also new purchases from my trip.  By the way, I realize that so many of the looks I've been posting lately are somewhat equestrian.  I don't know why this is!  Apparently it's some phase I'm going through.  Maybe I really need to look into horse riding lessons? ;)

Casual Friday

H&M tweed peplum shell, F21 skinny jeans & necklace, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots via Macy's, Skinny Metal Bar Stretch belt via ANGL

Finally, I decided to break out the old Forever21 striped dress that I purchased last year.  This dress is far too tight and short for the office.  So, I figured it was perfect for Christmas shopping on the weekend.  I wanted to wear layers so I would be warm and comfortable, yet still cute.  Just a note though:  I would never wear the outfit below when shopping for myself.  There are way too many layers to take off and on every time you enter a dressing room!

F21 striped dress, Old Navy chambray shirt, leather jacket bought in Italy,Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots via Macy's, Banana Republic belt 

Now, onto actually getting our Christmas tree up.  We are so late this year! =P