Monday, October 22, 2012

teal plaid...done

skirt: J Crew outlet sale
plaid button up: J Crew Outlet sale
belt: Target
Hawk wedges: Seychelle's
necklace: Crossroads

As much as I like mixing patterns, I also am a fan of the mono-chromatic look. Teal pencil skirt and a teal plaid button up...did that!!! I added some coral accessories, some coral lipstick and called it a day.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

rainy days and ombre nails

jacket: Nordstrom Rack
dress: H&M clearance\
tights: H&M
shoes: Target
belt: Kohl's sale
necklace: gift

As you can see in the last picture I was expecting to get rained on any minute. This was last week on a grey, overcast day. I decided to brighten my day with lots of pattern mixing. If you've read my blog for any length of time you know that I am of the mindset...the more patterns the better. Maybe I don't match. Perhaps I look like I got dressed in the dark. That's okay by me :)
How fun are my ombre nails? It was a first attempt and turned out really well. I've gotten a ton of compliments. I made a mess and probably ruined a concealer brush so I'd recommend actually buying a paintbrush from Michael's not using a makeup brush. 

Monday, October 8, 2012


dress: H&M
cardigan: JCrew clearance
belt: Target
heels: Seychelle's Ampersand
lipstick: Revlon Love That Red

I articles of clothing that show contrast. This dress is skin tight, yet the pattern on it is a demure, lady-like, floral. It has a cut out back but has a modest neckline. Contrasts. I like that clothing doesn't have to fall into just one category. It can encompass many. 
I needed this loose sweater today. Not because I was cold but because this dress is so form fitting. Sometime a gal needs a coverup for modesty. You can feel all sorts of brave and confident walking out the door in the morning, but as the day ticks by you get sick of sitting up perfectly straight :) You know? Then that sweater becomes your lifesaver.