September 29, 2014

Heat Wave

I ended up taking off the grey cardigan I wore with this today about five minutes after I got to work. I meant to take a photo with the cardigan too, but then I was in a rush to change out of my work clothes and forgot, and I'm not changing again- too lazy! HAH! Keepin it real folks.

Shoes: Sketchers
Navy Pants: American Eagle Outlet
Tank: NY&Co Outlet
Necklace: Murano glass from Venice Italy

I can't decide if I'm loving my long hair, or hating my long hair....I secretly want to chop it off and get side bangs a la Reece Witherspoon.

Comfy shoes kind of a must. I love that flats come in cute colors but honestly, my feet hurt after a long day even in sneakers. Wish I could sit at a desk all day in an office and wear heels. Or just have any kind of stamina to wear heels for more than one hour. Oh well.

Pixie Pant Problems

Ok. I really feel like I needed to visually document this and get some more opinions. The dot pants are regular size, in the regular length. Since no other fun colors come in the normal length, I tried to cheat and order "tall" in the ankle pants, to see if it just might work ( see the red pants.)

 Are these pants stupid on me or are they cute and I'm crazy? I seriously feel like I don't have the right shoes. These black ones are OK I think but winter, when it's freezing, it would look super stupid to wear socks, right? Or am I wrong again? Does everybody else skip the socks and freeze? Or do you not wear skinnies in winter without boots?

Honestly, the "tall" ankle pixie pants came out to the right length, but one, these shoes look stupid (right?) and two, they are just a smidge too big from the knee down. Right?

PLEASE let me know if I'm crazy or not. I can't decide if it's the shoes, the whole look on me, or what...are skinny pants just not for me?

And....what kind of shoes do you wear with skinnies besides boots?    And are work appropriate but not heels? I'm literally chasing kiddos around all day on my feet, and most flats offer like, no support.  UGGGGGH

So many questions. I hope yall can help a sister out?

Blog hoppin with Let It Shine

September 27, 2014

Cardigan Love

I'm trying to work on going outside of my comfort zone a little more with clothes that I purchase/will purchase...because I feel like alot of what I've been buying has been somewhat more of the staples or basics for my wardrobe since trying to restart in the area of my style a couple years ago. So, the other day I wore this cardigan, which I got as a gift. I like the color, but most likely would not have picked it out for myself due to the textures lace pattern on the pockets and on the back.

There are some style bloggers I follow that I just really emulate what I wish my style actually was, and I've realized I'm not quite getting there because 1. my job type does in fact limit what is practical (elementary art teacher) and 2. I'm just not taking risks with my style. Example one, I wear black slacks probably 90% of the time.

In an effort to kind of spice things up and open my eyes more to things I like but might not reach for myself, I signed up to do Stitch Fix. My first fix is coming at the end of October. I'm pretty excited, I'm just really hoping  they will take my request to heart and try to find me the most budget friendly items (on average I think items are around 60$?)

Anywho, stay tuned for that, and as I try to spice it up a little more and take more fashion risks.

Jeans: Denizen via Target
Tank:Gap, same style found at H&M
Cardi: H&M
Necklace: Gift via one of those home party type brands

September 24, 2014

Fall colors

I came to the realization I don't own any brown tank tops while trying to put this outfit together this morning....the neckline is a pretty deep V and a black tank with brown pants didn't quite look right...and  I didn't want to wear black pants (AGAIN) and look like Halloween. Solution: scarf! Looking at these pictures, my legs seem super short...not sure what's up with that?

Pull on pant: NY&Co
Top: H&M (old)

I got the blues

I've had this sequin top in my closet with the tags on for at least 4 or 5 months. I hadn't worn it because one, it was way in the back and I forgot it was there (my bad) and two, it seemed too fancy and I had nowhere to wear it. But, my coworker had a sequin top the other day, so I figured, why not? And I really like this outfit. I could probably step it up even further by wearing a skirt.

I feel pretty stuck in my rut of black dress slacks. I tried to find some pixie pants at Old Navy, but all the cute colors and patterns only came in ankle length. Boo. (Am I the only one who HATES ankle pants?) My sneaky plan that I am testing is ordering the ankle pants in "tall" from the website, I'm crossing my fingers they might turn out like a straight leg normal length pant. We shall see...

 Slacks: Bergners
Tank: Old Navy (old)
Necklace: Old Navy (old)
Cardi: NY&Co Outlet

September 22, 2014

Sunday Monday

Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Top: Agaci
Flat: Payless
Cardi: Old Navy
Necklace: custom via
Bow ring: Old, via Target (current version is not as nice =/)

Dress Pants: Bergners
Tank: F21
Wrap Sweater:Banana Republic Outlet
Necklace: Charming Charlie

The photos are a hot mess

Ok, these pictures are barely worth posting. My gosh they look HORRIBLE. Half are blurry, the other half are crooked, and in a seriously I refuse to not be blotch and smudged up mirror. UGH.
I'm going to figure out where to put my tripod that gets decent lighting. I promise... Anywho,sorry for the fail sauce. Here are the last handful of (decent) outfits I've worn.

 Kicks: Old Navy (old)
Pants: American Eagle outlet
Top: Kohls (old)

Dress Pants: Bergners
Top: Thrifted
Cardi: Old Navy
Scarf: A market in London
Earrings: Charming Charlies

Dress Pants: Bergners
Tank: NY& Co (Old)
Cardi: Charlotte Russe

 Dress Pants: Bergners
Blouse: Thrifted, orig. NY& Co
Cardi:NY& Co Outlet (recent)
Necklace: Murano glass from Venice

 I've also come to the conclusion my sad droopy curls need protein and they need it bad. I'll be doing a post soon about the protein treatments I'm trying and if there are any noticeable results.

September 14, 2014

Fall has arrived

Flats: Target
Pants: NY& Co
Sweater: Old Navy

And with a sudden jolt, fall has arrived! I seriously need to figure out my photo set up so I can more consistently take photos of my outfits. Hmm...