Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Keeping it Simplish

I didn't want to think much about what I had to wear today, so I kind of kept it simple, but still used some color.
My Outfit:
Black crochet cami- $4, Old Navy
Blue and black blouse- $3, Rue 21
Jeans- $20, Express
Leopard flats- $9, JC Penney
Earrings- $2, Shirley's
Total Cost: $38
Shoe close-up:
Simple Earrings:

Courtroom Ready

A friend of mine said that I looked like I was ready to go to court. Which is interesting considering the job I will be hopefully getting will require me to go to court fairly frequently, but this is certainly not what I would wear, I would actually be required to wear a suit and they have actually said to essentially be as plain as possible (sucks!) At any rate, I wanted to show off all the wonderful bottoms I get to wear since it is mostly nice out these days!!
My Outfit:
Blue button-up- $2, thrifted (Old Navy)
White scoop neck top- $3, JC Penney
Black bermuda shorts- $5, Belk
Tan-ish heels- $8, Jc Penney
Long black necklace- $1, Dollar Tree
Blue necklace- $1, Dollar Tree
Shorter black necklace- $1, Dollar Tree
Earrings- $1 , Thrifted
Total Cost: $22
Still freaking love these shoes!

I love the classic look to these earrings:
Close-up of my layering technique:

Sailor Chic

This is what I wore on Monday. I was actually in a bit of a rush on this day and had to sort of throw something was going to be kind of boring but then I threw in the red and then it got interesting, sailor interesting. Actually I don't know why I chose sailor, it's just very patriotic all together!!
This is sadly the only pic I had time for. I'm thinking about hemming the skirt up to my knee, but then I'll lose the bottom detail, could I get some input?
My Outfit:
Blue cami- $3, JC Penney
White blouse- $6, Old Navy
Blue floral skirt- $4 , thrifted
Red kitten heels- $10, Payless
Necklace and Earring set -$4, Shirley's
Total Cost: $27

Best thing EVER!!

So, I'd like to introduce to you all for the first time ever Josiah Alexander Paul!!! My nephew was born on Saturday at 5:52 pm, weighing in at 7 lbs. 5 ozs. and measuring 20 1/4 inches. He is the most amazing person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting!! I had no idea how magical child birth could be, needless to say I'm a bit enamored. Here he is though...I'll try to post a great pic that's on my phone once I figure out how to do that :)

Sorry, I'd like to apologize for the lack of posting lately, life has been crazy, but totally worth it!!!
This is actually what I wore on Sunday, to have lunch with the FI and go to the hospital to see my little wonder!!
My Outfit:
Black crochet cami- $4, Old Navy
Gray 3/4 sweater- $7 , Target
Black belt- $5, Plato's Closet
Purple polka dot skirt- $4, Cato
Silver heels- $16, Payless
Earrings- $2, Cato
Total Cost: $38

Apparently I actually pattern mix more than I thought!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

First times a charm

This was actually the first picture that I took and I liked it, unusual for me since it takes like 10 shots. Ok, so I'm not what you would call a super confident person, in my looks that is, I'm very confident in my capabilities, skills, etc... but when it comes to my looks I have my good days and well I have my bad (perhaps more often then not), so what am I getting at? I really love the way my legs look today!!! Ok, enough of the self absorption, just had to get it out there:)

My Outfit:
White dress- $6, Belk
Blue cardigan- $4 , thrifted
Heels- $8, JC Penney
Belt- $7, Burlington (Calvin Klein)
Earrings- $1, Dollar Tree
Circular brooch- $1.40 , thrifted
Icy blue brooch- gifted, vintage (great grandma's)
Blue brooch- $0.80 , thrifted
Total Cost: $28.20

This is actually the first official wearing of these shoes and I luv them!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Am I the only one that has trouble with the whole green thing on this day? It's not that I don't like green, I love it, it just doesn't like me. Well, I should be more specific, basically any shade lighter than this one doesn't like me...they make me look sickly. Anything darker than this is good, but for some reason I very rarely find anything that I like style and fit wise. At any rate, this is what I went with because it was the most obvious choice in my closet :)
My Outfit:
Green dress- $3, Walmart
White button-up- $5, Macy's
Gray tights- $3, Old Navy
White socks- borrowed from Greg
Boots- gifted, Walmart (George)
Necklace- $1, Dollar Tree
Earrings- $1, Dollar Tree
Total Cost: $13
Don't know if any of you have noticed but I frequent the dollar tree for a lot of my "jewelry"

Monday, March 16, 2009

Very Girly

I absolutely love this top! I went thrifting recently and found it and thought, "Hmm, interesting, I'm not really sure, but what the hell!" I have to belt it though because it otherwise looks like a box. Otherwise, I love the tie detail, if I could have only tie blouses I would be okay with that! I thought I would do like Futurelint today, no actually it rained all day again!!! And my hair is very wavy with a dash of curl, so when there are days like this it frizzes out of control!!
My Outfit:
Pink tie blouse- $2.50, thrifted
Brown tank- $3, JC Penney
Cream cardigan- $2, thrifted
Jeans- $20, Express
Boots- $20, Rack Room shoes
Belt- $0.60, thrifted
Earrings- $2, Cato
Total Cost: $50.10

I actually forgot to put on earrings this morning, and felt so naked, fortunately I had these in my purse :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

1 Skirt 3 Ways, Day 3

This isn't the outfit I actually planned out in my mind...instead I decided to step out of the box and pull a page out of the book of Diane and wear my skirt as a top! I wasn't very sure about this at first because the back of my "top" was a bit longer than the front, but then I decided I liked the asymmetrical look of it after all. Since I was really stretching it by wearing the skirt on top I decided to sort of play it safe with the rest of the outfit!
My Outfit:
Skirt as top- $4, Cato
Black cardigan- $3, thrifted
Jeans- $9, TJ Maxx
Belt- $5, Plato's Closet
Boots- $14.50, Belk
Necklace & Earring set- $4 , Shirley's
Brooch- free with purchase
Total Cost: $ 39.50

Accessory close-up:

1 Skirt 3 Ways, Day 2

Well, this is actually what I wore on Saturday. It was cold and very rainy all day long so I had to winterize a bit. All in all I liked the outfit, just not so sure about the denim jacket, FI didn't like it and truthfully I'm not sure if I did or not. If I could get some feedback on it that would be awesome!
My Outfit:
White button- up- $3, JC Penney
Fushia blouse- $6 , Old Navy
Jean Jacket- had since I was in high school (my parents paid for it)
Skirt- $4, Cato
Tights- $5, Walmart (George)
Boots- gifted, Walmart (George)
Earrings- $1, Dollar Tree
Pashmina- gifted
Total Cost- $19

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Casual day

So, I'm saving the skirt wearing for Saturday and Sunday- got plans for it!!! Today, though, was a bit chilly so I dressed accordingly!
My Outfit:
Coral button-up - $7, Old Navy
Cream knit- $5, F21
Jeans- $20, Express
Peep-toe flats- $9, Sears
Earrings- $1, Walmart ($3 for 3 pack)
Long pink necklace- $0.60, thrifted
Floating pearl necklace- made by me
Total cost: $42.60
I tried to get a close-up of the necklaces but it just wasn't working out. If you notice here with the earrings one of them is missing one of the little oval things, gotta fix that ;)
I got so incredibly lucky with these flats!! I found them at Sears on sale to begin with and I loved them, so went to buy them instead of $14 (the posted price) they rang up $9, can't beat that!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

1 Skirt 3 Ways Challenge: Day 1

So, I am finally starting the challenge posed by Jane, to pick just one skirt and wear it three different ways. Today was so beautiful and light I thought this skirt was perfect!! I don't know if anyone remembers but this is actually the skirt from my very first post. The thing I like about it is that it transitions well between weather and since I live in Alabama, the weather is insanely random. I know that the print is recognizable, but I like that because it poses a challenge for me to mix it up without looking the same. Oh, you may be wondering why no head today, not wearing makeup right then and trust me you don't want to see this!
My Outift:
Teal Shirt- $3, Walmart
Brown floral skirt- $4, Cato
Belt- $2, thrifted
Sandals- $1, Cato
Necklace- gifted, for graduation
Earrings- $1, Dollar tree
Total Cost: $11
A very bad close-up of my necklace:

Okay, I cannot express into words how much I loooove these sandals!! I bought them during winter, when the stores are just dying to get rid of their leftover summer stuff, this is actually how I buy most things, I very rarely shop in-season. At any rate, perfectly good sandals only $1.

Monday, March 9, 2009

No skirt just yet...

I didn't wear the skirt for the skirt challenge yet, gonna start tomorrow I just wanted something a little more casual and more low key so this is what I went for:
Today's Outfit:
White tee- $3, Walmart
Pink blouse- gifted from my mom
Skinny jeans- $9, TJ Maxx
Silver sandals- gifted from my mom
Headband- $1, Walmart ($3 for 3 pk.)
Earrings- gifted
Necklace- $1, Dollar Tree
Total cost: $14

I think these are the sandals I'm actually planning to wear for my wedding, I know I'm very untraditional. My mom picked these up for me while she lived in Australia for this purpose, they're still really pretty, but they're also pretty comfortable, and I'm trying to wear them in a little bit so that they're even more comfortable on the big day.

Accessory close-up:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Finally! I'm Back!

So, I don't know if you've missed me but I've missed you!! I'm pretty much back to good, just a little cough and some sniffles, but it'll work. I know that I promised a post on Saturday, and I will deliver but I didn't get a chance to take a pic, so I'm gonna recreate the look, exactly what I wore and post that- that should work!! Anyway, I'm really glad to be back!!
My Outfit:
Gray sweater- $7 , Target
Black crochet cami- $4, Old Navy
Green Jacket- $7, TJ Maxx
Jeans- $20, Express
Red patch heels- $14, Rack Room Shoes
Necklace- $4, Belk
Bracelet- gifted from my dad (it's from Tiffany's!!)
Earrings- $2, Shirley's (in a $4 set)
Belt- $5, Plato's Closet
Total Cost- $ 63

Close-up of the necklace I don't wear nearly enough:

P.s. I am still going to do Jane's 1 skirt 3 way challenge but I have to wait until next week, as I work all day on friday and saturday...but I look forward to seeing what the other ladies have to show!!