Monday, October 31, 2011

You think I've been going naked, but I haven't...

I just keep forgetting to take pictures of what I'm wearing. Mostly because I want to take the picture after I put my shoes on, but I'm usually downstairs by the time that happens. I'll have to work on that. In the meantime, here's my take on one of my favorite outfits from pinterest lately...
I love the put together look of this ensemble!! Here's my version...
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Yellow belt again...

I swear I am getting a little obsessed with the yellow belt. It might be time to give it a break. LOL!! Does anyone else get something new and then love it to pieces??
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The red cowl is also new, and fun! I knew that I needed a red scarf, but when I saw this I decided to give it a try instead of a traditional scarf. It was warm and fun and didn't try to unravel on me. Woohoo! And it dresses up a plain grey long-sleeve tee perfectly! I also tried putting a flower on my belt for the first time (as per my Pinterest inspiration this week!) and I like it! Add some argyle tights and short boots and you've got the look!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Go to shoes

What are your go-to shoes? For most of the summer and fall, these are the ones I reach for most of the time! I love them!

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Pumpkin Patch Day!!

Today is pumpkin patch day, so I'm appropriately decked out in fall colors... hoping to get some fun pictures with Eliana today!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rockin' the Navy and Mustard

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Today I'm rockin' the navy and mustard and I LOVE IT! How fun! It's also fun because a majority of my outfit is new, and new clothes are always fun. =D And I finally have something my yellow purse cover coordinates with!
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Again with the side bun...
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Purple and Brown

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Love this dress from Maurices.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Side bun...

Thursday I went for a side bun again and like how it turned out!!
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I know I don't usually start with my hair, but the red flower was just too fun to gloss over!! The rest of the outfit included punches of red, too, with a red belt and red shoes... But the side bun was my favorite part of this ensemble!!

Going Shopping...

... regular shopping, that is! I had some free time yesterday, so I headed to Ross to see if I could find some mustard yellow items for my closet. While I was there, I tried on a few things!! I tried on this skirt and little sweater, with the cami I was wearing...
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Then I tried on a poncho.
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And then with a belt...
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And then the only mustard yellow item I found in Ross at all. Seems they are terribly devoid of mustard these days. Sad.
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And finally, I tried on a navy top.
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Sooo.... what did I come home with? Any guesses? Well, here's what I decided....

*The skirt was cute, comfortable, and flattering. And I need a gray skirt that's not knit. Into the basket.
*The short teal sweater was adorable. 'nuff said. Into the basket! (Oh, did I mention it was less than $5?)
*The poncho, even with a belt, just didn't do anything for me. Back on the rack...
*The mustard, which I specifically went in search of, should be relegated to accent colors. Maybe a belt, or a scarf (both of which Target had, by the way... score!), but not as a shirt. Hello sunshine! Back on the rack...
*The blue top was a winner. I like navy, and this (actually, even this exact outfit!) I love. Huzzah!

So I came home with 3 of the 5 items I tried on, and they are items which complement my existing wardrobe, my body, my general ensemblage, and lifestyle.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I broke my rule...

I broke my rule of only getting dressed once and changed clothes to go out with Leif on Wednesday night. He usually appreciates it when I'm wearing "walking" shoes instead of heels, so here's what I threw on...

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Kind of fun to wear a hat on a not-necessarily-bad-hair day!

This week's inspiration

This week's inspiration comes from my friend Pinterest.

Source: via Laura on Pinterest
Source: via Elizabeth on Pinterest
Source: via Dana on Pinterest
Source: via Laura on Pinterest
Source: via Sabrina on Pinterest

Now... off to see what my closet has in it to go with this amazing inspiration!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Something I saw...

Something I saw said that if you are short (or maybe if you thick-in-the-middle, I don't remember, since I fit into both categories) you should wear a blouse tucked into a skirt to flatter your waistline. Maybe it is flattering to the waistline, but it is certainly NOT flattering to the gut. I think the ensemble is cute enough, but probably won't be wearing this combination again. My 5 year old asked me TWICE if I was pregnant. I'm thinking that was my cue for the future. Anywho... Here's the outfit...
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And the (for once) somewhat understated jewelry...

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Dress x2

I'm not sure why this picture is so foggy, but it's what I've got, so we'll just go with it. =D Also, this outfit didn't look nearly as country in real life as it does in this picture. Again, just go with it. =D

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I wore a blue dress underneath this flowered dress and I like the combination! The blue dress acted as a slip and added layers, peeking out the bottom, as well as coverage at the top! It was fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Day

It seems that fall is here. That means sweater weather!!
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And fun side buns... 

Happy Fall, Ya'll!!

Shirt over Dress

I tried something new with this outfit... wearing a shirt over a dress. I actually like how it turned out! I love the dress with the ruffly front and its fun purple color, but it's just a little too big, so it's awkward to wear by itself. This solved that problem!!
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(Oh, and that's my new purple Miche bag cover from my mom for my birthday!)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Fashion Trends

Hot Pink Pumps

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I got these hot pink pumps at JC Penney for $10 a couple months back. They are super fun!! I actually have people stop me on the street and in stores to tell me how much they love my shoes. How fun is that?? This is what I planned to wear yesterday, but fall is officially here and it was chilly, so here is what I actually wore...

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I love the combination of black, hot pink, gray, and BLING! And, for the first time in a long time, I curled my hair!.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Dressing down...

I have this black and teal flowered dress from Maurices that I love. I often dress it up, adding glitzy jewelry and a jacket or shrug. Today, however, I dressed it down, with a T-shirt and some casual wedges. I got gobs of compliments, which is always fun!

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I was in a hurry, so I went for the quick hair fix, but I think it's actually what made the outfit. =D

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I went for the easy-peasy twisty hairdo first...

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Then added a fun zippered hair clip flower.

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I don't know why I don't wear my hair like this more often... It's quick, easy, and I love it!