Thursday, July 30, 2009

07*30*09 Orange Crush

Top: Macys
Cardigan: Worthington via JcPenney
Skirt: Kohls
Wedges: Kohls

It's orange day. I wore orange, my son wore orange, and my cube neighbor wore orange. This outfit is easy & comfy, but at the same time looks like I put thought into it. Can't beat that!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

07*28*09 Summer Safari

White Tee: Kohls
Khaki jacket: Christopher & Banks ($5! with coupon)
Green khakis: Old Navy
Flats: Candies via Kohls

Friday, July 24, 2009

07*17*09 - A week late!

Red striped tee: Kohls
Purple swing jacket:
Black pants: Kohls
Black wedges: Aerosoles via DSW
Necklace: made by me
I bought this tee probably over a year ago b/c they were practically giving it away. But, I got it home, didn't like the way it fit, and let it hang in my closet until now. Then I discovered that if I wore it underneath something, I liked it a lot more. Yeah for layering! Purple and red is one of my new favorite color combos. Dark purple is almost a neutral for me - I haven't tried anything with it that I have not liked.

07*24*09 Dress turned skirt

Brown seamless tee: Banana Republic (free with coupon!)
Dress turned skirt: Kohls
Belt: Kohls
Sandals: Sears
Locket: etsy
Wearing a dress as a skirt - GENIUS! I've worn this dress once b/c it's spaghetti strap and low cut, so not office appropriate, and I was having difficulty deciding how to layer it...then I discovered that it would make an awesome skirt since it has elastic under the bust. Love it! Speaking of things I love, this tee is the softest, comfiest, most flattering tee I have ever had! BR sent me a $15 off any purchase coupon, so I scooped this up for free. It's now on final clearance, so I ordered it in navy, too. I wasn't sure about wearing flats with this - my legs felt stumpy, but I really wanted to be comfy today, so no heels for me!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


White tank: Norma Kimali via Wal-Mart
Turquoise ruched top: Mossimo via Target
Pants: JcPenney
Flats: Dockers via Kohls
Necklace: Avon - gift from aunt

Once again, I didn't plan ahead, so this is what I threw on this morning.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

07*14*09 Lots of Ruffles

Ruffle Tank: Target
Gray Cardi: Kohls
Pink Skirt: NY&CO
Brown flats: Aerosoles via DSW
Brown belt: Kohls

I picked up this super comfy skirt at NY&CO's summer clearance sale, but I'm having the same problem with it as with my red pants from yesterday. What else do I wear with it besides neutrals? I've noticed that I really don't have a big variety of neutral tops and if I have the choice while shopping, I will almost always go for color over neutrals. Now that I've realized this, I'm trying to increase my neutral wardrobe options.

I am mixing brown & gray, something I would have NEVER done before I started reading all of the lovely fashion blogs. Now its slowly becoming one of my favorite combinations. I know my pose looks a little off balance, but I liked the way my skirt looked mid-swing.

Monday, July 13, 2009

07*13*09 Red & Ruffles

Gray top: Apt. 9 via Kohls
Red Khakis: Old Navy
Black wedges: Aerosoles via DSW
Necklaces: both gifts

I tried layering necklaces today, and I really like the look. They were a little tangled when I took my pics, so no close-ups. I also really love my red khakis - the fit is great and the color is awesome! I just have the problem of what to wear with them.

Friday, July 10, 2009

07*10*09 Grab 'n go outfit

Green tank top: Mossimo via Target
Yellow top: Kohls
Pinstripe Pants: JcPenney
Wedges: Mootsies Tootsies via Kohls
Green & yellow necklace: old, I think from Bergners

I didn't plan ahead this morning, so this is the first thing I saw. I love this top. Today I put a green tank underneath it - you can't tell from the pictures, but you can see just a hint of color thru the sheer fabric. I threw on my dark purple cardi to stay warm at work. Not bad for a grab and go outfit!
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

07*09*09 I'm festive!

Flowery top: AGB via Bergners
Pants: AGB via Bergners
Shoes: Mossimo via Target
Necklace: H&M

This is my "festive" top, as one of my co-workers put it. No idea what that means, but I guess every day at the office is a party....ha ha. These shoes look brown in the picture, but they are actually a dark red. I love the zipper detail! And they were only $6 at Target!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Plaid shirt: NY&Co
Brown Tank: Mossimo via Target
Pants: JcPenney
Shoes: Coconuts via DSW
Necklace: Grandma's
Belt: Church sale
This feels blah. My challenge today was to wear a belt. I did. And I don't really like it. Maybe I should make my hubby pick out my clothes for next week.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

07*07*09 Pink & Red?

Pink polo: Arizona via JcPenney
Khakis: Ann Taylor Loft ($9.88)
Button Necklace: Kohls
Red Wedges: Merona via Target
I'm wearing pink and red together - and I'm not a 6 year old girl on Valentines Day. I kind of like the unexpected combo, but I wonder how many people will think I got dressed in the dark??? And no, I didn't get dressed in the dark - I put a new light bulb in my closet last night :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

07*06*09 I need a new lightbulb!

Top: Apt. 9 via Kohls
Pants: Worthington via JcPenney
Peep toe heels: east5th via JcPenney
Necklace: Kohls
The light in my closet blew out last night, so I grabbed the easiest outfit I could find. I had planned to wear a belt with this, but I couldn't find a flashlight. Ah, Mondays....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

07*02*09 Jean Day!

Navy top: Arizona via JcPenney
Purple top: Old Navy
Jeans: Lee via Kohls
Shoes: Kelly&Katie via DSW
Necklace: Kohls

Today is jean day at work! We make a $5 donation to a local charity, get a sticker, and wear jeans. My sticker for today is purple....hence the inspiration for my outfit :) Have a great long weekend!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

07*01*09 Grrrrr

Red tee: Kohls
Black skirt: TJ Maxx (old)
Scarf: Grandma's or ebay (either way its old!)
Peep toe wedges: Aerosoles via DSW

Once again, this is a skirt I hardly ever wear. It came with a cute black and white polka dot scarf belt, but every time I put it on I felt like I was going to a sock hop. So, I tried it with the leopard scarf today. I can't decide if I like the look or not - is it cute or frumpy?
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Black Tank: Old Navy
Flowered Top: JTB via Gordmans
Cardi: Old Navy
Pants: ???, probably JcPenney
Flats: Apt 9 via Kohls
Necklace: gift from Mom & Dad

This is another top that I've probably worn once or twice. It's low cut and shows quite a bit of back skin, so I had to make it work appropriate with the tank and cardigan. I tried the trick from academichic of using the shirt's tie to belt the cardigan. I found myself readjusting it quite a bit today, but I like the look. Yeah for trying something new :)

Ok, these pants did not look like this when I looked in the mirror! What is with that??? They actually looked and felt more fitted and the length looked good with flats. Now I'm seeing baggy pants that are too narrow and long for flats. I seriously need to re-evaluate my pants selection!
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Monday, June 29, 2009

06*29*09 Peek-a-boo

Tank: Old Navy
Cardi: Worthington via JcPenney
Pants: Worthington via JcPenney
Wedges: Aerosoles via DSW
Necklace: Macy's clearance

This is one of my favorite cardigans (and I have A LOT of cardigans!) I bought it on clearance about 3 or 4 years ago and get compliments almost every time I wear it. I usually wear it buttoned up so the color of my top just peeks through, but I like this look, too. I bought this necklace a few weeks ago for $4.99. Love it!
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Friday, June 26, 2009

06*26*09 Finally Friday

Top: Kohls
Belt: Kohls
Pants: Mix It via JcPenney
Snakeskin wedges (not pictured): DSW

I swapped out the fabric tie on this top for a belt. I don't remember the top bunching as much with the tie as it is with the belt. But I've never had my picture taken with this top on either.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

06*25*09 Halfway to Christmas

T-shirt: Steve & Barry's
Vest: Shade
Khakis: Old Navy
Necklace: Kohl's
Shoes: Aerosoles via DSW

I just realized that Christmas is only 6 months away. Maybe thats why I wanted to wear my green pants today. Today's look was thrown together and based around this necklace that I had to buy but don't wear a lot. I felt waaaay too casual in just a t-shirt and khakis, so I threw the vest on to change the look a bit. This outfit is making me feel a bit hippie...oh well.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

06*24*09 Pretty in Pink

Top: Gap outlet
Skirt: Kohls
Flats: Report via Macy's
Necklace: Casual Corner

I'm really liking the way I look in skirts. Taking pictures has really helped me change the way I see myself & what I wear. For instance, I used to think I looked too dressed up & fussy in skirts, but now I think they look better on me than my usual pants. I'm also realizing that most of my pants do not fit properly. I look completely different in pictures than I see myself in the mirror.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

06*23*09 It's hot outside

Orange tank: Old Navy
Yellow Cardi: Old Navy
Khakis: Dockers via JcPenney
Flats: CL via
Necklace: Macy's

I didn't realize until today how baggy these khakis are. Oh well, I was comfy today and my office is pretty casual. I might be putting these khakis into the "early pregnancy stash" for future use. They feel kind of sloppy right now. This necklace was my bargain of the week. It was originally $140 at Macy's and thanks to an awesome sale I paid only.......$2.99!

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