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Monday, July 30, 2012

Case of the Mondays

It's Monday, I'm at work. This outfit is by no means fabulous but I managed to dress myself and get to work on-time today which is a miracle in itself.  Have a good week!

Outfit details: Dress- Merona (Target); Cardigan-??? (old); Black patent flats- Payless; Watch- Target; Pearl bracelet- gift; Earrings- Forever 21.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fall/Winter 2012 Wishlist

What do you do on days you woke up late, are unsure of your outfit choice, and you left your phone AND coffee in your car? You wish for more sleep and dream up a better wardrobe, that's what.

I started creating my fall and winter wishlist on Pinterest (see here), I'm sure this list is likely to expand, but so far it includes all the fall and winter staples-- delicate lace pieces, jewel tone clothing, and a wool skirt-- something I've wanted and needed for a long time in Colorado!

All pieces can be found at Forever21 and H&M. I really love the lace dress from H&M because it seems like it will be a good staple for any holiday party.

What items are you hoping to add to your closet once the cooler weather arrives?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shades of Blue

I know I've been M.I.A. so far this week, but working full-time and studying for that big test I mentioned last week, as well as trying to not get totally out of shape and attempting to get enough sleep has been kicking my butt. The sleep end of that "balanced" schedule is what is suffering the most. Please ignore all dark circles under my eyes from all future posts. Thanks for your understanding :)

Some days you just want to color block in similar colors as to not blind everyone in the office, who may also be sleep-deprived, and some days the wind messes up the ruffles on your shirt and hides the necklace you chose to wear that day. Oh well, hello Wednesday...

Outfit Details: Teal ruffle top-Target; Cobalt blue skirt- Forever 21; Black patent flats- Payless; Bracelet- Forever 21; Hidden necklace- gift.

And now for a dose of something cute to get you through the middle of the week...

Needless to say my Jack Russell Terrier, Skipper, was not thrilled to be thrown in with my whites in my hamper. He's dirty, he needs a bath. Anyone want to help me with that?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Black and Brown

First of all, as a Coloradan my heart goes out to the families of the victims of the "Batman shooting" in Aurora, Colorado. My dad lived by that theater when I was a kid and I used to go there all the time. I cant imagine the horror and scars that the survivors will carry with them the rest of their lives.

Okay, on a lighter note-- This post is a bit overdue, and while it's not quite related to work clothing, it is almost the weekend, so who cares.

My cousin recently challenged me to make black and brown work. I told her I did this all the time last fall with black skinny jeans and brown boots. A rainy weekend a few weeks ago gave me the chance to do it all over again. While this, again, is just black skinny jeans with brown boots, it is what I already have in my arsenal. I will look for other opportunities to mix black and brown in the future.

Outfit details: Black skinny jeans- Love Culture, Navy blue top (is a great midway color to mix black and brown)- old, 15 Dollar Store (Belmont Shore, CA); Necklace- gift; Earrings and bracelet- Target, Boots- Bamboo (Charming Charlie)..

Outfit details: Striped tank- H&M; Coral blazer- Forever 21; Necklace, earrings, and bracelet- Forever 21; Jeans- Love Culture; Boots- Bamboo (Charming Charlie).

So, there you go, not a big secret or anything. It's just good to know that white and navy blue are great colors to pair with black and brown.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


"... there ain't a thing that you can do that's gonna ruin my night."

Another sunny day-to-summer night combo involving a pencil skirt and cardigan over a dress. Bonus points if you can figure out who those song lyrics are by, and, if so, you just learned a lot about me regarding the type of music I listen to and the concerts I go to. Shocking, I know.

Outfit details: Dress, belt, and pencil skirt- Forever 21; Cardigan -Ross, Bracelets- combination of gifts and Forever 21; Patent flats and sandals- Payless; Necklace- gift; Purse- Kenneth Cole Reaction (Ross).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bright and Lady Like

Oh, another Monday went by and I didn't post, big shock.

So, I have some big changes on the horizon... I'm pregnant.... 
JUST KIDDING! My boyfriend didn't like that joke either... I don't think I've ever seen him hyperventilate before.

In all seriousness I'm taking a really big test in a few months in hopes to make an alphabet soup after my name one day "BA, MPA, Ph.D." and I am starting a new business venture the moment I have finished that monster of a test.  Why am I doing all of this? Because I refuse to ever be complacent and, frankly, I have more time during the legislative interim to focus on this sort of stuff.

That being said, I will still post outfit photos, but bear with me if my posts turn in to only photos and outfit descriptions. 

So, today we have the feminine and bright color combination of deep purple and magenta. Enjoy!

All the time inside studying is already making me paler!

Outfit details: Top- The Limited; Skirt- Forever 21; Shoes- H&M; Necklace- gift; Earrings, watch, and bracelets- Target; Blue purse (kinda pictured)- Kenneth Cole Reaction (Ross).

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shades of Turquoise

I'm playing with a monochrome scheme today and breaking it up with some brown accents. Inspiration- my earrings. 
Outfit Details: Turquoise shirt, teal pencil skirt, and brown belt- Forever 21; Vintage turquoise necklace- was my mom's; Earrings- target; Bracelets and watch- a combination of Target and Forever 21 (I think the rhinestone one is actually from Claire's- it's really old); Shoes- ??? Seriously, I have no clue. I purchased them from DSW years ago and covered the brand with insoles.

Now, just a few more hours until the weekend... bliss! By the way, Happy Friday the 13th!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Get Funky

Color blocking? Geometric prints? Purple suede shoes... Yes, please! I'm feeling feisty so let's do it ALL today!

Outfit details: Geometric top, jade pencil skirt, leaf necklace, and bangle- Forever 21; Earrings- Target; Shoes- H&M.

Happy Friday eve!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Neutral Peplum

It's Tuesday, I had Monday off, so today is like my Monday. That being said, I haven't finished my coffee yet therefore I can't come up with anything witty to say. So, let's just get down to business.
You all tell me to take picture with my face showing, well here you go. Now you can really know how exhausted I look first thing in the morning.
Outfit Details: Top, skirt, bag, bracelet, and necklace- Forever 21 (you guessed it...), Shoes- American Eagle.(Payelss).

Well, I do love that this top has polka dots and a peplum construction, I metaphorically killed two fashion birds with one stone!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Paint Strokes

This is another post about wearing one of my favorite dresses to work. I love this brightly colored paint stroke pattern dress. The problem is it's pretty short. I even woke up late and was able to throw this ensemble together by putting a dark purple pencil skirt over it. I'm pretty pleased with how this outfit turned out!
Dress on it's own. Please ignore the wrinkles, I actually took this after I had already tucked it into the pencil skirt.

Outfit details: Dress, skirt, and belt- Forever 21; Wedges- Christian Siriano for Payless; Bracelets- Forever 21; Necklace and earrings- Target; Bag- Forever 21.

Have a wonderful weekend!