Saturday, October 26, 2013

nailed it!

 galaxy nail tutorial from MissJenFABULOUS

dress: H&M
button up: JCrew
tights: Kohl's 
heels: Lela Rose for Payless

I have been having a hard time reconciling the temperature when I wake up and get dressed with what I know the temperature will be by 1 or 2 pm. It's so cold in the morning that I reach for as many layers as possible. And I need them. I need them all morning long. But then after noon the sun starts shining and it gets warm and I regret wearing a long sleeve button up under my dress. 
 I have to say, I nailed it with this combo. It's not for everyone I'm sure but I loved the mix of prints and colors. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

sassy pants...unseen archives

jeans: Target
top: GAP gift
cardigan: AE (circa 2004)
Ampersand heels: Seychelles
necklace: Francesca's closet

This is pretty much the only set of photos showing this haircut where my head doesn't look oddly shaped. I liked it for a half a second and then have to endure growing these bangs out. This is March I think so it's been a long time coming. Don't you hate that? A haircut that you like in the chair and on day 1 but once you wash it, you hate it? Ugh. So, the outfit though. I felt a tad bit too sassy for school in this, meaning I loved this outfit.  I rarely wear jeans so I assume this was a Friday. Am I ready for the weekend or what? I need to unearth this outfit from my closet and give it another go.

Monday, October 21, 2013

lost in the shuffle...unseen archives

Dress: H&M
cardigan: JCrew
shoes: Target
sugar skull earrings [un]possible cuts

I have a ton of outfits from the spring that I photographed and just never got around to posting. Probably because I was going through a fashion funk at the time and wasn't very inspired. In addition, I was taking an online class on top of teaching full time and life got busier than usual. 

I want to love this dress but honestly it never lives up to my expectations. Floral print, body conscious, cut out's alot going for it but it just doesn't come together. But you know me, I am going to keep trying to make it work...because I'm stubborn like that :)

denim vests at the office...not casual Friday

skirt: Target
button up: Old Navy
vest: Target
wedge heels: Old Navy

This outfit was the direct result of wanting to get more use out this vest. Denim vests were all over the place this spring and summer. Often worn with a maxi skirt or dress and definitely worn as part of a casual look, I want to try to wear mine with a work outfit. Granted not everyone will be able to get away with this kind of look at their place of work. That said, I thought it worked out well, giving a tweed skirt and button up a bit of an edge. By keeping the color palette in line with the shade of denim, it's not too much of a statement. Next time, I may try colors that the vest will stand out against.