Friday, December 19, 2014

Random roundup

I've got another handful of random outfits that didn't formally make the blog. It's always nice to end the week with these! I honestly like seeing everything all together in one post just as much as you all seem to! You can see all my other random roundups here, and/or you can follow me on Instagram for real time updates. As always, I'm only linking to items that are still available.

Cardigan: Old Navy | Scarf: Marc Jacobs Target/NM Collabo | Tank: Bailey 44 | Leggings: Express | Booties: Cole Haan

This is the same outfit I posted here, just with a couple of tweaks. I felt like the scarf was a better accessory than the long necklace, and anytime I wear a thicker scarf like this, I prefer my hair up vs. down. And after I had seen the photos from the original post, I decided to just let the leggings extend past my heel (instead of folding them under) so there is less bunching at the top of my booties. These are the definite benefits of taking outfit photos ahead of time - being able to make adjustments.

Top: Dillard's junior section | Bottoms: Delia'sWedge Booties: Sam Edelman

The obligatory hotel outfit selfie. This was in Jersey a couple of weeks ago and I was able to meet my friend, Renata, for dinner. We ended up eating at Zinburger, which was my first time. It was pretty amazing and tasty, and  half price on bottles of wine doesn't hurt things either! As I was packing that morning, I had no idea what I felt like wearing for dinner. This top has been in my closet for about 3 years now, and I figured you can never fail with sequins and destroyed jeans!

Blazer: ExpressTop: Express | Dress: Express | Wedge Booties: Sam Edelman

This dress is great for work travel because it doesn't wrinkle and it's perfect for layering. If you'd like to go back in the More Pieces of Me time capsule, you can see it with a print scarf and cropped blazer here. When it comes to work travel - I definitely try not to reinvent the wheel if at all possible. There are certain foolproof pieces I know will always work like this dress.

Scarf: Zara | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Top: BPJacket: Express | Bottoms: Delia's | Shoes: Express

And a blanket scarf is definitely foolproof, especially for travel. This was at 4:30am on my way to the airport. The light denim jacket plus this freakishly warm scarf were perfect to keep me warm outside, but still comfortable on the plane. This BP top was a great rec from Gina - so much so, that now I own two colors!

Necklace: Express | Jacket: Pulse | Plaid Top: Express | Top: BPBottoms: ExpressBooties: Vince Camuto

You guys. The Garth Brooks concert was amazing!! I wore this to see him, which ended up being pretty perfect for scream singing and dancing on my feet all night! I had originally looked for tickets when they first went on sale, but they were ridiculously expensive for not that great of seats. Two days before the concert, I decided to check again for giggles, and found seats two rows off the floor. That's how I've been able to score all my good seats - waiting until the last minute. The last time I saw him was in the late 90s, and he was just as amazing as I remembered! Definitely recommend seeing him if you can!

Vest: JCrewEarrings: Kate Spade | Necklace: Express | Bag: Tory Burch | Sweater: Old Navy | Top: ExpressBottoms: Express | Booties: Hinge

I woke up this morning feeling like wearing a sweater over a button up. I took inventory of all my sweaters and discovered this heart sweater from Old Navy. I honestly forgot I had this, and I think the last time I wore it was October 31, 2012. How the heck do I remember that? Oh, just my photo diary called Tumblr. I found this pic here. Glad the sweater is still relevant today, and it is definitely the perfect canvas for layering. And yes, a part of me is pretty geeked that something two years old still fits me! 

Vest: JCrew Factory | Necklace: Express | Sweater: Gap | Top: ExpressLeggings: Pulse | Boots: Frye

Speaking of sweaters I forgot I had! I love this sweater, and here's another gem from my archives of me wearing it here. (BTW, if you click that link - I LOLd at my arm party. Holy whoa.) Anyway - I warned you guys that I had a vest obsession. I also warned you guys that I loved layers. This outfit is everything that I love about winter, down to my favorite Frye boots.

Lots of top knots in these photos! Which just means lots of running late and sleepy mornings and laziness to do my hair. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the little holiday break so I can recharge and start fresh! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

I heart buffalo plaid

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Earrings: Stella and DotNecklace: Banana Republic (option) | Bag: Gucci (budget option)  | Dress: Express | Boots: Vince Camuto (in grey here and here, in black leather here)

Yes, I am obsessed with these boots. And after I wore them with my scuba leggings here, I knew the next way I wanted to style them was with a sweater dress. We have a little holiday lunch today, so I thought I would be nonchalant festive with a pop of red in my sweater dress. I'll end up wearing black tights to work, but if I didn't have to worry about getting side eyes from co-workers, I would totally wear them bare legged like this and let the boots steal the show.

This dress got mixed reviews on Express' website - the majority of them said it was huge. Which makes me feel like *I* am huge because I ordered my regular size, and I certainly don't think I'm swimming in it! I think it fits perfect, especially if you plan to do a lot of holiday binge eating. Unless everyone just wants it to be form fitting? At any rate, the dress gets two thumbs up from me! 


Linking up for: Thursday LinkupWhat I Wore to Work, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline, Look What I Got with Sharon and Tara, Three-fer Thursday with Bethany and StephThird Thursday Threads

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Green and red

Green and red is just one of those color combos I steer clear of because it will always remind me of Christmas. But, as I put this outfit together, I was surprised that it didn't scream, "Santa Claus is coming to town!" The navy tones down the holiday vibe a lot, and after all was said and done, I was really digging this combo. Never say never, right?

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Stella and Dot | Top: LOFT (option, option) | Skirt: The Limited (option) | Shoes: Valentino (budget option)

Before I go, I just had to share this amazing look for less I happened to come across. I've had these Valentino pumps since this post, and I understand my shoe taste can be a bit more expensive than most (ok, a lot more.) You fellow bloggers know how time consuming it is to find and link to similar outfit pieces, and when things are not available any more, or you're trying to find budget options, it can be nearly impossible to find things relevant enough to link to. This may be one of my best dupes to date, and I just had to share!

Left: Valentino | Right: ALDO

Metal heel, curvy silhouette? Check and check! I texted this little victory to Gina, and then I thought, meh, you all need to appreciate this with me. Especially all you bloggers who feel my pain when it comes to linking similar items. #fashionbloggerproblems turned  into #fashionbloggervictories!


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