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Friday, August 31, 2012


I can't wait until this day is over so I can get to my 4 day weekend of laying by the pool... and studying. Well, as I have said before, "causal Friday" does not exist at my office, at least we are not allowed to wear jeans. Though my office seems to accept a relaxed business casual look on Fridays and business casual during the legislative interim. However, during the legislative session, it is strictly classic business attire, suits and all. Thank goodness there are still a few more months before that goes back into effect....  

Outfit Details: White shirt- Merona (Target); Cardigan and necklace- Forever 21; Bracelet- Charming Charlie; Shoes- Payless; Skirt (I would never wear this on any other day but Friday)- Old Navy, thrifted from Plato's Closet for $4!!

I had some time to pin some more stuff to my "Fall/Winter Wishlist" on Pinterest- see here, even though I'm sticking to my 90 day challenge.  Hopefully I can find some comparable items at consignment stores!

Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ready for Fall

It has been so effing hot in Colorado this summer that I am ready for fall. However, I have a feeling we're going to skip the golden days of fall with their beautiful changing leaves that twirl in the wind, crisp mornings, warm afternoons, and perfectly clear stargazing nights and go straight to winter. Why do I think this? Because even though it's still in the upper 90s in Denver, leaves are beginning to fall from the trees before they even finish changing colors. So get your snow boots and ice scrapers ready Coloradans, I think winter will be here before we know it.

Before I show you what I'm wearing today I wanted to share with you my friend Kevin's blog- Check it out. He tracks the suits and fancy stuff he wears to work daily as well. So, take that fashion-forward males! You now have someone to look to for male work fashion advice. Here's a little sample of his recent outfit choices: 

Okay, and now on to my bright outfit...

Outfit Details- Tank, cardigan, belt and leaf necklace- Forever 21; Bracelet- gift; Shoes- Qupid; Skirt- Thrifted at Plato's Closet for $3!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Classy and Classic

It took me awhile to figure out who or what inspired this outfit because I felt like it certainly was not an original idea on my behalf, even though I am in love with polka dots, as I have stated numerous times before. Then, when I was looking through my photos from last spring I realized that I basically copied the outfit of one my best friends and former roommate, Anne. Thanks for the inspiration, Annie!

My Outfit:
Outfit Details: Tank and skirt- Forever 21; Cardigan- Ross, Shoes- Payless; Bracelets- Forever 21. 

Inspiration Photo:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

90 Day Challenge

So, at the beginning of August I took up a challenge- to only purchase clothes from thrift stores or consignment stores for the next 90 days (end of November/beginning of December). So far it is going great and it is a fantastic challenge to visit your local consignment store before you go to the mall to see how much money you'll save and what great items you can find.

One of my favorite places is Plato's Closet. They have numerous locations in Denver and I sell my clothes to them all the time. I get twice the amount I sell to them if I accept a gift card from them versus cash. This means I have accumulated A LOT of money on a gift card to spend there, and I am finally "cashing in". Most of these stores sell gently used designer and name brand clothing for really cheap! For example, the other day I bought a pair of shorts, 3 skirts, and a shirt for ONLY $21! That's 5 articles of clothing!

Join me in this challenge as it is a great way to save and budget money!  Check out my buying guide for helpful hints on clothing inspection at thrift stores and consignment stores.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bohemian Casual Friday

So, outside of work my personal style of dress is a little more bohemian/ punk. Sometimes, especially on Fridays, I don't really care to lose my personal identity for the sake of the last workday of the week. 

Outfit Details: Sweater and mint tank- Forever 21; Pants- The Limited; Necklace and earrings- Target; Bracelet- Charming Charlie; Shoes (not pictured well)- Old Navy. 

Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I have a confession, I took these photos at the end of the day, not the beginning. After I had spilled coffee all over the crisp white shirt and after the shirt and skirt had developed wrinkles from sitting all day. But, that is why I have a small bottle of Shout in my work emergency kit. I liked the outfit when I started off, because when in doubt, a plain white button up shirt and pencil skirt will do the trick. Bonus points if the pencil skirt is colored. 

Outfit Details: Shirt, skirt, and necklace- Forever 21; Bracelet (my new obsession)- Charming Charlie; Shoes- Payless.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fake it 'til you make it

It's Wednesday, and it's my first post of the week. Totally unacceptable, but I promise I'll make up for it.

I spent a few days at the beautiful Grand Lake working through stage 3 of my quarter-life crisis. Yes, there are 3 stages. If you think you are in the clear by age 22 or 24 just wait until you are 26-- that's when you must decide what you want to do with the rest of your life, if you like your current job, if you want to go back to school (again, in my case), and then you realize everyone around you is either getting married or having kids and you can barely handle taking care of your hyper dog and yourself. Freaked out yet? Me too.

But, when life feels like it is falling apart, at least we can look like we are put together...

Outfit Details: Shirt- Target; Skirt- Forever 21; Shoes- Aldo; Necklace- Kohl's; Bracelet- gift; Watch- Target.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Date Night

Date night after work calls for a versatile and flirty yet sophisticated dress. This is how I recently handled date night with my boyfriend right after work.



Outfit Details: Dress and shoes- Target; Cardigan and necklace- Forever 21; Bracelet- Charming Charlie.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Yeah, that feeling when you thought an outfit would look great and it turns out you felt awkward wearing it. This is what happened to me, but I'm posting it anyway because no one is perfect.

Outfit Details: Blouse- Love Culture; Skirt and necklace- Forever 21; Bracelet, watch, and earrings- Target; Shoes- Qupid.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stripes and Bows

Oh Mondays, how I loathe the ones that I actually have to work. I hope you all enjoy the outfit though!

Outfit details: All clothing and jewelry- Forever 21. Shoes- Payless. (That was simple...)