Friday, January 30, 2015

Random roundup

I gotta say, I'm glad you guys like these roundups so much because it definitely makes it a lot easier on life to "only" photograph 4 outfits for the blog each week vs. 5. Really the best solution would be if the husband would just let me quit my day job so I had all the time in the world to invest in this little corner of the interweb! Ha - that may take some time to convince him, so until then - here's your random roundup for the week! I will only be linking to the items that are still available, unless I have a good option handy!

Necklace: Kate Spade | Vest: JCrew (Factory version here) | Sweater: JCrew Factory | Top: JCrew Factory | Skirt: Express | Fleece Lined Tights: TargetBooties: Cole Haan

I really love this vest, you guys. It's one of those pieces that I wasn't sure if I should take the plunge on, but am glad that I did. I also love me a good mini skirt in the winter. Maybe even more so than the warmer months! Oh, and these fleece lined tights. You need them. The softest most comfy pair of tights ever, and I love how super opaque they are!

Watch: Kate SpadeNecklace: Stella and Dot (gifted) | Blazer: ExpressTop: ExpressBracelets: H&M (gifted)Bottoms: ExpressBooties: Hinge

This is what I call my Gina outfit. She's a master at styling her olive cargo skinnies, as evidenced by this post here. I'm not sure why I never would have come up with this classic combination on my own, but I adore the way it came out.

Jacket: Express (option) | Necklace: Express | Top: ExpressSkirt: ExpressFleece Lined Tights: Target | Booties: Vince Camuto

This ruched skirt is a fan favorite. Don't believe me? See it on Gina, Rachelle, and Noelle. It all started with Rachelle and kind of had a domino effect from there. That tends to happen with this circle of ladies. And it's awesome because that means 4 times the fashion inspiration when it comes to styling the same pieces! 

Scarf: Express | Vest: JCrewSweater: Target | Top: Express | Leggings: ZellaShoes: Ash

I feel like this is just a couple bars higher than leaving the house in pajamas. Ok, perhaps that is being a bit dramatic. But I had to wake up and pick the husband up Saturday morning at the airport, and I thought about just going in jammies and Ugg boots, but realized he'd probably be hungry and want to go to brunch. So, I reached for comfy things that were still acceptable to be seen wearing in public. And in a selfie. Glad you guys keep me accountable!

Scarf: H&M | Vest: JCrew | Chambray: JCrew FactoryLeggings: Zella | Boots: Naturalizer 

The husband had to take a picture of my hair this day because he said it was ridiculously big. Haha! #sorrynotsorry One of these days I will do a tutorial for you guys. It's what I call my prom updo, which is a bit different than my regular top knot. And yes, I love this vest. And the scarf. Together, they are unstoppable. 

Left and Middle: Same vest, two ways | Middle and Right: Same skirt, two ways

Same jacket: Two ways

Left and Middle: Same chambray shirt, two ways | Middle and Right: Same scarf and boots, two ways

Same vest: Three ways

And here's a quick recap of all the remixes since last week. Three weeks into the challenge, and I'm still feeling good about it. And it's quite gratifying to see all of the looks I'm able to create with my limited stock of pieces. Kind of excited to see this through!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

All the leopard shoes

Two things I knew I *had* to slip into the capsule before my time was up were 1) wine colored skinnies and 2) leopard shoes. But. But. How on earth do I choose which leopard shoes make the cut? Do I go with my leopard slip ons? High heeled booties? Flat booties? Pumps? The struggle is real, y'all.

Via Instagram here

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Jacket: Express (option) | Necklace: Vince Camuto (option, option)   | Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren (other colors here, budget option) | Sweater: Banana Republic (option, option)  | Top: JCrew Factory (option)  | Bottoms: Express (option, option) | Shoes: BCBG

Ultimately, I chose these pumps. I was THISCLOSE to choosing my Sam Edelman Petty booties, but looking at everything else in my capsule, I needed another pair of pumps, so I landed on these beauties. Frankly, I think it's unrealistic to *ONLY* have one pair of leopard shoes, but I will play along. Begrudgingly. Starting March 16th, I will be wearing ALL the leopard shoes!!! <3


Linking up for: Thursday FavoritesWhat I Wore to Work, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline, Look What I Got with Sharon and Tara.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My dressy tee

This week will lock in my capsule pieces for the #RemixFix2015 challenge. I've got a few different polyvore sets started where I've been cataloging each piece I've worn over the last 2.5 weeks. I will have to share the completed capsule with you next week and then it will be full on remixing from there!

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Tory Burch (option) | Blazer: ExpressTop: TeeSpring designed by That Chic Mom | Bracelets: Nadri (1,2) and Stella and DotBottoms: Express | Booties: Cole Haan (option)

Seeing all my items nicely categorized and next to each other has really helped me understand where there are gaps. One thing I was missing was a simple graphic tee. I have a few in my collection, but ultimately decided this one had to make the cut. I discovered it on Instagram here thanks to Andrea from Momma in Flip Flops. It was designed by one of her blogger friends, Ellen, from That Chic Mom. While this tee is not currently available, if there are enough reserved, another batch can be printed! You can reserve yours here.

Throwing a blazer over a tee shirt is one of my most favorite styles, yet I don't nearly do it enough! Add a good pair of destroyed jeans, and you're basically making me weak in the knees, SWV style. Finish it off with some animal print, and well, one could say -- outfit on fleek. :)


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