Skirting The Issue

Outfit Details: Top: ShopRuche.com; Skirt: H&M; Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, borrowed; Jewelry: gift.

Recently I had a couple glasses of wine and did some online shopping. Of the items I ordered, this top is the only item I kept. Thankfully it makes a wonderful shirt to contribute to the more professional side of my closet. Working at my second job is allowing me to get more creative with my outfits since there isn’t really a dress code other than “no jeans”.

 

These shoes are one of my favorite pairs (and are a size too big!) that I borrowed from my Mom. I chose to play up the pearl/crochet detailing of the top by added a pearl necklace and earrings. It seemed like an easy way to enhance the neckline of the top without overpowering it.

Where Has The Time Gone?

Outfit Details: Cardigan: Gap; Tank: Old Navy, gift; Skirt: purchased at a small boutique; Shoes: Ross

Obviously I went AWOL for the month of May. I knew the last half of the month would be crazy, but I didn’t realize quite how crazy. I pretty much ended up switching between work clothes, pajamas, and workout gear–with several random outfits thrown in that (of course) didn’t get photographed.

Its been reasonably warm in Washington, so I’ve been mostly wearing jeans and tank tops. Which is really nothing to write home (or blog) about, anyways. Although I really regretted wearing jeans when I went to Seattle a couple Saturdays ago–shorts would definitely have been a better choice!

These red flats have started making a comeback. They’re comfortable and give a great pop of color.  As for this floral skirt? It’s about to become one of my summer staples. Nothing puts you in a better mood than a pretty flouncy skirt.

Skin Was Showing

Outfit Details: Long Sleeve Striped Shirt: Romy; Tank Top: America Eagle; Mini Skirt: American Eagle: Sandals: K-mart.

Today, I reorganized my closet. Since I lost weight, I put a pile of jeans in the very back of my closet, which is virtually a death sentence. I found 2 pairs of jeans I have never worn (but will now make an effort to pull out!). I counted a total of 110 tops (including camis, tank tops, sweaters, t-shirts, etc). Crazy, I know.

Now that it’s summer, I’m really hoping I’ll pull out this pink striped knit a little more often. I love it, but its one of those difficult piece to wear because it always seems like its too warm or cold to wear it.

I’m pretty sure K-mart kid’s sandals are one of the few best purchases I’ve ever made. This pair of sandals and my gold pair are my all time favorites–and they were both pretty cheap for fancy looking sandals.

Fine By Me

Outfit Details: Tee: Walmart; Cardigan: Ross; Skirt: H&M; Tights: TJ Maxx; Shoes: Ross

In an utterly shocking development, one of my work outfits was actually blog worthy! (Excuse the wrinkles on the skirt–I’d been wearing it for 7 hours at this point!) Admittedly, I switched out my work shirt for this tee–but otherwise everything else is the same. I do wish I’d added some jewelry, but its just not on my radar at 4 am! I’ve started to wear skirts to work more frequently, because I’ve gotten very sick of ill fitting pants. Thanks to my shopping ban, I really can’t buy any new pants until it’s over!

And if I look exhausted, it’s because I really am. However, I’m not scheduled to work for the next week so I’m happily going to catch up on sleep and create a backlog of posts in preparation for the 16 through the 31. One of my coworkers gave her two weeks notice, so I had to pick up a bunch of shifts. It does mean more money, but it also means a lot less sleep!

Skirts also mean I can wear flats, which is wonderful since my feet have been protesting the constant wear of heels lately. These red ones are in a pretty close tie with my white ones for all time favorite flats.

Chase The Morning

Outfit Details: Cardigan: August Silk; Top: White House, Black Market; Skirt: White House, Black Market; Shoes: Miu Miu, via Ebay.

Normally, I wouldn’t post this outfit so closely to the other one that featured these shoes. However–I’ve been struggling with my work outfits. I’ve actually taken pictures of multiple outfits I’ve worn to work. And I’ve refused to post them. The sad truth is: my work outfits are just not blog worthy.

I ended up wearing this to meeting a work (I was only there for a half hour), and then running some errands. Have I mentioned that I love these shoes? Apparently, most other girls do too! I got five different people complimenting my shoes (and from all age ranges too). Compliments always cheer me up.

In other news: I look grumpy in these pictures because I’m thinking about shopping. I’m only 2 weeks in to my 13 week shopping ban.

The last time I posted these beauties, another blogger asked for detail shots. 🙂 So here they are! I love all the buckles and laces on this shoe, but I certainly am glad for the zipper up the back!

Title borrowed from this song off Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Everywhere

Outfit Details: Knit: Charter Club; Sweater: Target; Skirt: Laundry by Shelli Segal, thrifted; Shoes: Shellys London, via Modcloth.com.

Originally, it was just the sweater and the skirt but it didn’t look finished to me. So I threw this knit thing over, and I felt like it looked a little better.  I was also lazy, and didn’t feel much like jewelry.

Also, I’m really loving the sunshine that Washington State is getting lately! It’s been wonderful outside.

These are one of my all time favorite pairs of shoes. The pink bows always lift my mood.

Also it was completely unintentional, but i love that I matched my nail polish to my outfits. Essie’s Chincilly is my new favorite nail color.

Comfort Contemplation

 Outfit Details: Striped Top: Romy; White Tank: American Eagle; Skirt: hand-me-down; Shoes: K-mart (kids section!).

I’ve been contemplating pairing this pink top with this skirt for awhile. Actually I’ve been contemplating pairing this particularly bubblegum top with several skirts for awhile, this is the just the first one I’ve actually put together.

This outfit was comfortable. And considering the getting-over-horrible-illness thing, I’m really really enjoying comfortable right now. Especially considering I’ve been wearing black slacks to work everyday, which are not the most comfortable items in my closet.

 I remembered seeing some sort of funky knotted side ponytail on pinterest awhile back, but I couldn’t really remember how to do it. I ended up with this instead.

As for the shoes? I would have gone for a different pair but my toes need to be repainted badly, so any sort of open-toed pair wasn’t possible. I kind of like the sneakers with it though. Plus, these sneakers are all kinds of awesome.

M is for Monotone

 Outfit Details: Coat: Oleg Cassini; Shirt (not shown): Walmart; Skirt: Express, via Ross; Tights: Ross; Shoes: Rampage; Scarf: E-bay.

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Freckles in April I’m always in love with Monotone outfits. I’ve done them in pink, red, and white. They’re one of my favorites. This one is no exception. Though I did feel a little dark and depressing, so the scarf bow really helped in that regard.

I almost never wear this coat, because it’s not the most flattering but I still love it. Sometimes I just like wearing things that make me look like a box. I can’t help it!

 In other news: an all black outfit is very difficult to get pictures of! Everything just seemed so dark, so my camera had a couple malfunctions (as in the bow detail picture above where it overexposed EVERYTHING).

Never Going Back To Easy

 Outfit Details: Jacket: Old Navy; Tank: American Eagle; Skirt: BCX; Shoes: Missoni for Target; Necklace: Forever 21

I imagined this working a lot better than it actually did. For some reason I kept having ideas of pairing this skirt with this jacket. I think I went wrong with the orange. I wanted a bright color so that the outfit wouldn’t seem to dark and depressing–but I think yellow would have been a better choice.

However: I feel like my New Year’s Resolutions are going quite well. I’ve been wearing dresses and skirts with regularity for the past week. I’ve just started to gravitate towards them for some reason. And, I’ve already visited the Seattle Aquarium!

I tied in the orange tank top by adding these Missoni for Target flats. They’re super comfy, especially since I almost never feel like wearing heels.

I doubled up on this long double stranded leaf necklace. I like how it turned out! It really looks like I’ve got a lot more jewelry on than I do.

Blue Bows & Useless Belts

 Outfit Details: Top: Ross; Belt: Target; Skirt (old): BCX; Shoes (old): Steve Madden; Earrings: Yochi, via Ideeli.com

I wore this awhile ago, but got around to photographing it recently. The last time I wore this skirt, I felt that the shirt I paired it with was much too long. So I switched it for a cropped shirt in hopes that would fix the proportion problem. And, whaddayaknow, it totally did!

It also gave me an opportunity to pair navy and brown together, along with using a useless belt. This is what I call victory.

If there’s one thing I really love about shoes, its that they always always fit. These were a Birthday gift from my parents when I turned sixteen.

Then again, that’s probably why I can’t bear to get rid of this skirt, either. I bought it in seventh (or eighth) grade and still fit into it. It allows me to pretend like I’m still as tiny as I was when I was 14. The fact that it’s super comfortable helps too.