Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday 1.27

Yay, it's my Friday! Tomorrow, I'm heading to Charleston to have a great weekend with some fun girls :)

Onto the OOTD. Today's is a good example of every day is not going to be a fashion day. Sometimes, you are just getting dressed to make sure you don't go to work naked :)

Cardi: Ralph Lauren, Belk
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Pants: NY & Co
Shoes: Bandolino
Necklace: F21

I hope to take some fun pictures of the weekend to share on here. Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday 1.26

I feel that my outfit is LolaGeek-esque today (except the headband lol). I draw so much inspiration from all the different fashion and OOTD blogs. Thank you bloggy friends!!

Sweater: JC Penneys
Pants: NY& Co
Shoes: Bandolino
Headband: Tommy Hilfiger
Necklace: Gift from J

Close up of the headband and shoes

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday 1.25

I think my hair can predict weather. It was completely uncooperative today. Then boom, tornado warning on the way home.

You can't make this stuff up!

Anyways, my OOTD. It's pretty much the dress version of Wednesday, 1.19.

Dress: Ross
Cardi: Lands End Canvas
Necklace: From J
Tights: DKNY
Shoes: Calvin Klein

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday 1.24

I experimented with getting a closer picture this time around. Well, I definitely did that, but cut off the top of my head! Oh well, no one ares about that part anyways!

Dress: Ross
Tights: Dress Barn
Shoes: Platform heels, Bandolino
Necklace: Premier

My back hurts right now and I think it's because I'm learning to walk in these heels. Yowsers!! :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday 1.21

This is what I wore on my last day of training facilitator class. I had to give a 30 minute training on delegation. Normally I would wear a higher heel, but I didn't want to risk the chance of hurting/tripping during the presentation!

Skirt and Blouse: Ann Taylor Loft
Cardi: Bealls
Tights: DKNY
Shoes: Antonio Melani
Necklace: Forever 21

I passed the class with flying colors and am now certified. Whew!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday 1.20

Dresses are so easy, aren't they? If I had a uniform for winter, it would be a tunic dress, black tights and black heels. I try to mix it up but as you can see, I don't do the best job with that!

Dress: Ross
Tights: DKNY
Shoes: Bandolino
Necklace: Gift from J
Earrings: Local Boutique

I did a little retail therapy during my lunch hour today. I had just passed my first training demo, so I decided to reward myself with something from the Dillard's Clearance Center. I'm excited to wear these shoes once Spring comes around!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday 1.19

I really never tire of the pink/black/grey color combination. I am in training all week so comfort is key!

Cardi: Lands End Canvas
Top: Ann Taylor
Pants: NY & Co
Shoes: Bandolino
Necklace: Premier
Earrings: Kohl's

What are your favorite color combos?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday 1.18

The long weekend was great! Aside from organizing my closet, I watched some good and some disappointing football and relaxed.

Today's outfit has a dress that I just had shortened 1.5 inches. I haven't worn this dress since April. That's how long it took me to get it to dry cleaners to be altered! For shame!

Dress: Ross
Tights: Nine West
Shoes: Bandolino, TJ Maxx
Earrings: Charming Charlie

On a slightly different note, I was perusing the Lilly Pulitzer website and saw the below dress. I feel like today's dress is inspired by the below...well sorta...well maybe there are some of the same colors!! Work with me here :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Closet Inventory

Inspired by Sarah of Classroom Chic, I cleaned and purged my closet (well J and I actually share a closet). I decided to also complete an inventory to help identify any holes in my wardrobe. Well, I have more than enough stuff and certainly don't NEED anything else. Honestly, now I feel I should purge my closet more!!

Here is my inventory. I didn't include my "bumming around the house" or "gym clothes".

4 Year round (1 a - line, 1 3/4 navy wrap, 1 tunic style - blue/black geometric
9 Spring/Summer (2 shift -ivory, b/w, 2 wraps - peach/brown, b/w, 1 yellow eyelet, 2 sundresses - purple, yellow/grey, 2 jersey - pink/brown, white/brown/black)
5 Winter/Fall (1 grey sweater dress, 1 3/4 sleeve b/w tunic, 1 black/grey 101 Dalmatians, 1 b/w paisley-esque, 1 multicolor paisley

5 dress pants (light gray, 2 black, tan, chocolate brown, denim-esque)

4 Winter/Fall (grey herringbone, black/grey full, blue/white pleated, b/w houndstooth pleated)
6 Spring/Summer (2 Lilly's - pink/green, pink/orange; Blue/white coral design a line, lavender pencil, khaki aline, denim pencil)

5 - red wrap, magenta argyle, pink cowlneck, nautical stripe, purple v neck)
10 Cardigans - ss pink, ls pink, ls black, ls blue, 3/4 kelly green, 3/4 turquiose, 3/4 white, ss white, 3/4 lavender, 3/4 purple)

Shirts - I had a hard time classifying all my shirts into seasons, as I do a lot of layering
11 - sleeveless cream lace; ss black scoop; pink sleeveless tux shirt; white sleeveless tux shirt; black ss drapy top; 3 polos (green, navy, light blue); ss white button-down; ls blue striped button-down; pink oxford
2 definite spring/summer - 1 blue/white Lilly halter; rainbow ruffle top)

Black (platform heels, wedges, patent flats, snakeskin plats, grey/black plaid flats)
Brown/Tan (suede heeled oxfords; tan flats, tan kitten heels, tan slingback heels)
1 pair of snakeskin tan sandaled heels

Am I missing anything? I'm thinking I don't have any colored shoes like purple or red...Suggestions?

Note: The picture is my dream closet. Sigh!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday 1.13 + update on shoe saga

I really love this dress--from the neckline to the print, love it!

Dress: Ross
Tights: Nine West
Shoes: Bandolino, TJ Maxx
Necklace: the keys are from American Eagle, purchased in Seattle a few years ago. The chain is my own from another necklace

Also, you have seen that I've been struggling to find my perfect black platform heel. The first pair I tried were the Franco Sarto Luxe Heels. They were a too big and honestly, I don't think I'm ready for the heel! Baby steps :)

The second pair I ordered were the Naturalizer Lennox, I wrote a review in my last post. Super cute, but at $80.00, I don't think I should have to make these work for me.

I was ready to take a break from the search. However, TJ Maxx saved the day! I stopped by to look for more tights. As I wandered through the shoe aisle (conveiniently through my shoe size), I spotted Black Platform Bandolinos! Could it be? Could they fit me and save me money??


Cushy footbed! Stylish! Only $29.99! No heel slippage!!!

Thanks TJ Maxx! You saved me quite a bit of money on this one (no, I'm not being paid for this, I just love TJ Maxx!)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Review: Naturalizer Lennox shoes

I have been coveting these shoes for quite a long time! I finally ordered them and received them yesterday. I wore them to work today. My thoughts?


1. Looks like the picture
2. Stylish
3. Great N5 technology makes them nice & cushy


1. My foot slipped out of the shoe all day
2. The toe box was narrow and rubbed my pinky toe all day
3. Too much "toe cleveage""

I'm disappointed. Maybe I had too high of hopes? I also should have read the reviews more carefully. I'm going to give myself a few more days to think about it, but most likely, these are going back.

Maybe I just need to buy shoes the old fashioned way--in person!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday 1.11

I checked the weather report when I got back from the gym this morning. I swear it said our high was to be in the 60's today and the sun would come out. WRONG! It never got above the low 50's plus no sun. I would have worn a thicker sweater to work had I know that.

Sweater: Ralph Lauren
Pants: NY & Co
Shoes: Reba, Dillard's Clearance Outlet
Necklace: Gift from J
Earrings: Chaps, Kohl's

I got my new Naturalizer Lennox black heels in the mail today! The N5 technology is amazing, I must say. I was sad to say "bye-bye" to the Franco Sarto shoes, but they just didn't work out :(

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday 1.10

No snowpocolapyse for us Floridians! We did get quite a bit of rain and cooler temps though. Hope you all enjoyed your snow day!

Onto the OOTD..not sure what's going on with my face! I usually smile! Maybe because it is Monday?

Sweater: Merona, Target
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft outlet
Tights: Dress Barn
Shoes: Antonio Melani
Necklace: Forever XXI
Earrings: Kohl's

BCS Game tonight! Gotta cheer for the SEC!!! War Eagle!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday 1.9 + Happy Birthday M!

Let me start today by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister, M! She is 26 years old today. She is a great sister, daughter, baker and more! Happy Birthday M!!!

M, in full Maid of Honor mode...She also baked our wedding cake AND sang "At Last" during the reception!!

Onto Sunday's outfit. I wore this to church (it's a very casual, beachy church) and to watch the Ravens game!

Cardigan: Merona, Target
Top: from consignment store
Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center

and finally...

Go Ravens!!

Part of our very comfy Ravens blanket.. :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday night 1.7

Taken while out to dinner with J's parents! Finally, a picture of us together!

On J
J Crew, except for the shoes and tie

On N
Dress: In Studio, Dillard's Clearance Center
Headband: Local Boutique
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes (not seen) Calvin Klein
Tights: Dress Barn

Friday 1.7

I did not take my picture today so you are getting J's OOTD instead!

Cardigan, button down shirt and socks: J Crew - J drinks the "crew-lade"! It always looks great on him :)
Jeans: Gap (selvaged denim)
Shoes: Clark's

I may another pic to post as we are getting ready for dinner with his parents tonight!

Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday 1.6

I call this my 101 Dalmations dress! Also today is the first and only time you will see the Franco Sarto heels I ordered from Piperlime. I should have really taken heed to the reviews. These were just a little too big. I kept slipping out of them. Sad. Back to Piperlime they go. I don't think sizing down will help because it is like 1/4 inch too big. Back to the drawing board!

Dress: Ross
Cardi: Bealls
Tights: Donna Karan, via Ross
Shoes: Franco Sarto "Luxe", Piperlime

If you follow me on Twitter, you have already seen my new Kate Spade purse, purchased at TJ Maxx! I received a TJ Maxx giftcard for Christmas which covered the purse except for tax! Whoo hoo!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday 1.5

First off, Happy Birthday to my dad, who turns 72 today!!!

Rainy afternoon here in NE Florida. Forgot my wellies :(

Sweater: Ralph Lauren, Macy's
Pants: NY & Co
Shoes: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center

Also, here is my fall/winter work tote. I've had it for years...I'm pretty sure I got it on eBay :) It's by Ralph Lauren (never realized how much I like RL stuff!)

Off to family dinner to celebrate both my dad and my sister's birthday (hers is this weekend!)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday 1.4

Opps! I cut off my shoes!!

Sweater: Ralph Lauren
Shirt: Merona, Target
Pants: NY & Company
Shoes: Reba, Dillard's Clearance Center

Close up of shoes:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday 1.3

I "shopped" our closet last night and came out with this. I like the pop of color, but overall, I wasn't feeling this outfit. But it was my OOTD, so here you go!

Sweater: Ralph Lauren
Skirt: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Ctr
Tights: Dress Barn (so sad they aren't selling these this season!)
Shoes: Bandolino
Necklace: Gift from J

I stopped by Kohl's on the way home. I received a gift card for Christmas. I like Kohl's workout clothes and some of their regular clothes. I didn't buy the most exciting stuff, but I still wanted to share!

Have a great Monday evening! New "How I Met Your Mother" tonight, in case you are a fan like J and I are!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday 1.2

J and I are having lunch with my parents today. Otherwise, it will be a low key Sunday! Here is what I'm wearing today...

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Calvin Klein Mckenzie flats in Honeycomb Black, purchased at Belk at 75% off!!
Necklace: Gift from J
Headband: Boutique in Cambridge that I can't remember the name :(

Close ups...

Story on this necklace. This is the second time J has bought me this necklace. The first time was my 28th birthday (eeeep, seems so long ago!). He came up to Chicago to visit me and gave me this lovely necklace! Fast forward two years later, I lose this necklace. No clue where it went! I was MORTIFIED. J was cool about it of course. He knew how much I missed the necklace, so he bought me another one :) I promise to be more responsible this time!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goodbye Shopping Moratorium, Hello 2011!

The shopping moratorium ended on Christmas. That coupled with post-Christmas sales resulted in a bit of a shopping spree. For those of you who have been reading, you know I love a bargain! I am sharing the prices on what I bought only to show what great deals I got! My only splurge were the black Franco Sarto heels that I ordered from Piperlime. For the quality, I think they were still a great deal--just not a "bargain".

J scored some great deals at J. Crew. Once his order arrives, I'll share what he got!

Goodbye Shopping Moratorium, it was nice knowing you :)

Edit: I actually bought the brown oxfords during the moratorium. Yes, I cheated!!