Utilitarian

Outfit Details: Jacket: Old Navy; Button Down: Cotton Candy; Tank: Hand-me-down; Yoga Pants: Rue 21; Shoes: Blowfish.

When I visiting my parents at their workplace the other day, my mother saw this outfit. She said “I see you put in the bare minimum today.”  I chose to interpret this to mean that my outfit was practical. Admittedly, this outfit is centered around the fact that I desperately wanted to wear yoga pants. I never realized how comfy they were until a couple weeks ago. Now I’m obsessed! I snagged a bunch of yoga pants recently when I ran into a $5 yoga pants sale while checking out the local stores (also known as: the mall). I’m still trying to find acceptable ways to wear them out in public.

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Half Tuck

Outfit Details: Earrings: Yochi, via Ideeli.com; Shirt: American Eagle; Shorts: Target; Shoes: Kmart.

I’m still in denial that it isn’t summer yet. I will wear my summer clothes! To be fair, with Washington anytime it makes it over sixty degrees it is shorts weather. Bright colors also make me feel like it is sunnier than it actually is.

I decided to try the half-tuck today. I think I like it (when I’m not irritated that it’s unsymmetrical). It gives off that effortless casual vibe, but I’m not sure I pull it off well enough.

So the reason today’s outfit post is ridiculously late is because a friend of mine wanted to expand her portfolio and I was her model. She stuffed me in some of her super fun clothing (like corsets!) she’s made and I wore it out and about while she snapped shots of it.

Shopping in the kid’s shoe section yields some amazing finds–especially shoe wise. My favorite pairs of sandals are ones that were not made for adults.

Leprechaun Shoes

 Outfit Details: Shirt: Cotton Candy, via local boutique; Jeans: Per Se; Shoes: thrifted.

I thrifted these shoes awhile ago, when I had a very fun and long shopping day with two friends. These were one of the two pairs of shoes I picked up. I couldn’t pass up the pretty green, and as a bonus–they looked like leprechaun shoes. I still have no clue why I consider that a bonus, but it totally is.

In other news, after figuring I could manage blogging again with my new job, I managed to get ill. Tuesday was feverish fun, Wednesday was swollen neck glands, coughing, painful swallowing, and really painful headache, and Thursday was just painful swallowing. I should (hopefully) be back to tip top shape again by today.

 My (newest) goal for this blog is to attempt some easy hairstyles from time to time to enhance my outfits.  Hair can really make or break a look, I think, and I’d really like to get back into having fun with my hair, especially since its getting longer now.

 

Neon Imitation

 Outfit Details: Sweater: Old Navy; Button-up: American Eagle; Skirt: thrifted; Shoes: Modcloth.com

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Freckles in April Today was N is for Neutrals and Neons, and The Winter Edition is have a Group Open to Interpretation. To fit into both of the challenges, I chose to interpret the shape of the outfit we were coping–keeping all the basic parts but not the colors. I made my outfit mostly neutral, with pops of pink. Then I added the neon pink belt because I need to define my waist most of the time or I look like I gigantic block.

Also, it is incredibly difficult to get a sweater over a button-up. Seriously. How do people manage it?

Sadly my normal picture taking spot was half in sunlight and half out, so I moved my photo taking place a couple feet to the left. The background isn’t nearly as pretty today.

Pink Plaid

Outfit Details: Plaid Button-up: American Eagle; Yellow tank: American Eagle; Jeans: Per Se, via Ross; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s; Earrings: Yochi, via Ideeli.com.

I’ve kind of become obsessed with plaids and button-ups. This shirt was a Black Friday purchase, and I kind of wish I’d picked up another in a different color. Maybe after Christmas?

In other news, I slightly altered this outfit from what I wore on Tuesday. The original shirt I was wearing has my place of employment’s name across the front. However, it was a yellow shirt. So I just switched out the shirts, but otherwise exactly the same.  (I mean, I hardly changed anything at all! But in the interest of full disclosure and all…)

And I remembered jewelry. I know, you’re excited since I almost always forget any sort of jewelry. Plus I feel like dangly earrings and a necklace is overkill (studs and necklace, however, is acceptable).

Of course, these boots have pretty much become my winter uniform.

You Make Me Feel Like I Am Just A Child

Outfit Details: Tank Top: gift; T-shirt: Old Navy; Button Down: Cotton Candy, via Nostalgia ; Scarf: borrowed (*cough*); Jeans: Per Se, via Ross; Boots: Steve Madden, via Better than New.

For this outfit, I took a lot of inspiration from my sister’s outfit yesterday. I really liked how she paired her plaid button up shirt, so I attempted to emulate her look. I loved it so much, I even “borrowed” (read: stole) the exact scarf she used in her outfit (in all fairness, she wasn’t around for me to ask and I don’t have a scarf in this color)! It probably would have worked a little better if the button up I was using wasn’t made of of soft cotton.

However, I’m relatively pleased with how the outfit came out, even though there are a couple minor changes I would make if I could. I ended up trying something new with my hair too. My little sister, Christine, loved the tutorial from Love Meagan that I added in my link roundup awhile back and she does it all the time. She did my hair for me and then I slept on it and got waves when I woke up. This is day one, and I actually liked the second day’s a little better.

Ridiculous supermodel pose, coming right up!

In other news, I had a lot of horsing around in front of the camera for a couple shots.

Title borrowed from Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?

Yeehaw?

When I got dressed on Friday, this is what I started out with. It didn’t look right to me. It looked a little too… Western. Rodeo. Cowboy. When I saw my Mom she concurred. I immediately decided to change.

Outfit Details: Shirt: Walmart; Necklace: Modcloth; Jeans: Gap; Shoes (old): Macy’s.

I hoped that pairing it with neon pink pants would fix the Western-y vibe I kept getting. However, looking at the pictures I’m still not pleased. I actually think I liked the first combo better. I also tried this shirt/necklace combo with a pair of blue skinny jeans, which didn’t seem to look any better.

I like pants. I want to wear this with pants. But I am quite displeased with all the combinations I tried. Maybe next time I’ll find something that will suit it a bit better? Any ideas for a less “yeehaw!” vibe?

I’m pleased with the necklace/top combination. It took a bit to find a necklace that would work well with the shirt. I decided to match the shoes to the shirt. Originally I was going to wear heels, but I scrapped that when I scrapped the flared leg jean. These flats were a nice substitute, however.

How was everyone’s Halloween? Anyone go to any parties or haunted houses?