Monday, March 30, 2015

Mint for business- two ways

scarf- Books a Million  option  option  option
shirt- Forever21 option  option  option
blazer / pants- Limited
shoes- Kenneth Cole Reaction via TJMaxx  option
worn March 27, 2015
I wore this to a work meeting on Friday. Since we were away from our normal work location, I thought I'd push the envelope a little with a more casual shirt and scarf and flats, but still manage to keep it in the business attire realm. I think it worked. Who says you can't have a little pattern mixing in your business attire? And yes, you read that correctly- the scarf came from Books A Million a few years back.
Here's a look back at the scarf with a mint blazer:
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Change the top

Blazer- thrifted  option  option
top- Target  option  option
pants- Belk  option  option
shoes- Franco Sart/ thrifted  option  option
necklace- Coro/ thrifted  option
belt- thrifted
worn March 26, 2015
I didn't realize how many thrifted pieces I was wearing in one outfit until I listed it all out above. Maybe I should have made a title based on that fact. Instead, I  focused on the twist top. I have worn this jacket with either grey or black pants many times and it's amazing how just changing the top or color that I pair it with makes a whole new outfit.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bright colors and I'm not ashamed

Cardigan- August Silk/ TJMaxx  option  option
shirt- JCrew Factory  option  option
pants- Loft  option
shoes- JCPenney
Worn- March 23, 2015

It's spring so I have pulled out the color, and have found a way to wear these pants other than pairing them with black and white. The last time I wore them I mused about how I had always paired them with black and white. And I'm not ashamed to say I flat out copied this look from Jessica at Here and Now. I just swapped the skirt from her look for pants. I'm also on the hunt for another cardigan in this color. This one has seen a lot of wear over several years and is fading.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Jacket- Old Navy
graphic tee- JCrew Factory  option  option  option
skirt- Dorothy Perkins option  option  option
necklace- JCPenney  option
shoes- Payless  option option option option
Worn March 22, 2015
Updated: I had a chance to come back and update links in this post. I'll also say that I love these new shoes. Once again I'm raving about Payless shoes. And kudos to me for wearing this denim jacket a little more. Maybe I'll finally reach a decent cost per wear with it. Now, if I could just find as much use for the white denim jacket I own.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Coral, mint and chevron

Blazer- Forever 21  option  option
blouse- TJMaxx  option  option  option
pants- Limited
shoes- Payless option  option  option
belt- thrifted  option  option  option
necklace- Forever 21  option  option
Worn March 20, 2015
Coral, cobalt, mint, chevron and floral!!??? How much more goodness and how many more trends can you pack into one garment? I saw this blouse at TJMaxx a few weeks ago. It pretty much called my name from the rack, but I ignored it and left it there. I kept thinking about it and decided that it would mix with four or five other items in my closet so I went back and purchased it. It was then that I realized that in addition to all my favorite spring colors, this blouse had chevron and florals in the print. Score!
In celebration of spring, I wore this blouse with my coral blazer on Friday. For some reason the lighting is making my blazer look more of a salmon pink color, but trust me, it's coral. And this top is so cute. The top has a keyhole back with ties to tie a little bow at the neckline. I must wear it sometime without a blazer so it can be seen.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Ann Taylor Inspired

Blazer- Sears  option option
top- thrifted  option  option  option
pants- Gap
necklace- Forever 21  option
shoes- Banana Republic option option
tote- Payless Shoes  option  option
worn March 19, 2015
The Inspiration:
When I saw this ad from Ann Taylor, I was reminded of this top I thrifted and still needed to wear, so this outfit was inspired. As much as I love color, I love the clean blending of beige and black. Something about this is perfect for a conservative work environment, yet still polished and not boring.
You have probably noticed I don't add my purses or bags much. I tend to carry the same one over and over. I had to add this one in the pics because it goes so well with the outfit. And for a cheap, or inexpensive bag, it looks pretty good. The key is minimal hardware. Cheap bags with lots of shiny cheap metal look, well, cheap.
I think these shoes add a little more here too than plain black shoes. I've actually gotten more wear out of these than I thought I would, even though at 4 inch heels they are certainly not daily go tos.
Here's a look back at a few outfits with the shoes:

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Hello Spring

Blazer- thrifted  option
blouse- Belk option option
pants- Target option
shoes- Target  option  option
necklace- JCPenney   option
worn March 18, 2015
I'm glad that the calendar says it's spring. Our forecast promises to be in line with that today. Unfortunately, my day will be spent inside an office. There is hope for Saturday. 
I wore this Wednesday because the temps took about a 20 degree dip. May as well get in one more wearing of some winter items. I doubt you will see the blazer, pants and shoes again until fall. The floral blouse is versatile enough to pull off in spring or fall so you may see it again.
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