Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday, 3.31

Pink and Brown with a teeny pop of turquiose? It sounded good at 7am...:)

Cardi: Merona, Target
Shirt: TJ Maxx
Pants/Necklace/Watch: NY & Co
Shoes: Bandolino
Earrings: Charming Charlie

So I wore a lot more NY & Co that I have in a while. Funny that today was the 50% off everything in the store sale! I stopped by after work to see what I could find. I had been eyeing the 7th Avenue Cropped Pant. I tried them on and since I'm so short, they did not look right on me AT ALL! Plus it was big in the waist, but fine in the thigh--then flared out strangely at the bottom. I'm sure if someone who was over say 5'5" wore these, they would fit better. I did purchase another watch and a white cami, for a total of $20 bucks! I may check out a larger NY&Co location to see if I can find some other items.

My big news of today definitely has to be my prescription sunnies! I wore contacts from age 14 to 28. When I moved back to Florida, my allergies really kicked my butt. Wearing contacts was straight up painful. I've embraced glasses but really missed my sunglasses! Lenscrafters was hold their semi-annual 50% off lenses sale. It seemed like the perfect time to purchase a pair of prescription sunnies! I was slightly disappointed that I was limited in styles due to (1) the super strong prescription and (2) my small nose bridge. However I found a pair that worked for me! Take that Florida Sun!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday 3.30

By the end of the day, I put on my black rainboots to brave the rainy commute home--no more ruined shoes :)

Cardi: Lands End Canvas
Dress/Belt: Ann Taylor outlet
Shoes: Bandolino, TJ Maxx
Necklace/Earrings: F21
Flower Pin: Dillard's Clearance Center

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday 3.29

Inspired by Sarah's bold necklace choice yesterday, I decided to add this coral necklace to my outfit. Thanks Sarah!

Cardi: Bealls
Shirt: TJ Maxx
SKirt: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center
Shoes: Alex Marie, Dillard's Clearance Center
Necklace: Premier
Earrings: Gift from Mom
Watch: NY&Co

Monday, March 28, 2011

Friday 3.25 + New Shoes

Sorry I'm behind on posting!! Friday is Jeans Day at work, thus the tres casual outfit!

Cardi: Talbots
Shirt: TJ Maxx
Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Sally 2 Wedge, Tory Burch, Nordstroms

Oh yes, New Shoes!! These were a present for my birthday and I just got them in the mail!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday 3.24

I can't seem to let go of these pants. They are much too big in the thigh and waist as I've stretched them out over the years. I really just need to order a replacement pair. I think NY&Co still carry these or similar. Do you do that? Hold onto those faves even if they aren't really flattering anymore?

Pants: NY&Co
Shirt: Talbots
Cardi: Merona, Target
Shoes: Michelle D, Dillards (soon to be retired shoes--they are very worn out!)
Watch: NY&Co

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday 3.22

Pink pinstripes make me happy!!!

Shirt: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Talbots
Watch: NY&Co
Shoes: Naturalizer
Necklace: Gift

On Tuesday evening, I was in Gainesville with my BFF to see "Spring Awakening". AMAZING SHOW!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday 3.21 plus new goodies!

This is the sister to my dress from Saturday :) I planned my outfit to get me through Thursday. Hope I stick to it!

Dress: Merona, Target
Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes (not seen): Tan, slingback, Naturalizer
Necklace: My Van Cleef & Arpels inspired necklace, Finicky Filly's
Earrings: Premier (I lost one of them while on lunch today--so sad!!)

I also wanted to share some new goodies, purchased at New York & Company. They were having a sale (buy one, get one half off). All 3 of these fill a hole in my accessory wardrobe. I'm very happy to have found them!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday 3.19

J and I attended two Christenings on Saturday! What are the chances...I was the Godmother for the first one. We actually remember to take a picture together so low and behold, OOTD for both of us :)

On me...

Dress: Merona, Target . I love it so much that I bought it in a pink/coral color too (website claims is it "Washed Red", but it is more pink)! Only $20!
Cardi: Merona, Target
Shoes: Platform Sandals, Naturalizer
Necklace: Premier
Headband: Tommy Hilfegar

On J...

Blazer: J Crew
Shirt: Brooks Brothers
Tie: The Tie Bar
Pants: Dockers
Shoes: Bass

Those of you who follow me on Twitter have already seen this, but It's too cute not to post again :)

The second Christening was held at our friends' house and turned into a 1st birthday party. Fun time. Way too hot already here though, what's up with that?!

Hope you all have a good rest of the weekend!

Friday 3.18

My dear mother hemmed my Lilly for me so I was excited to finally wear it! This was not worn to work on Friday, but out to dinner at Corner Bistro with J on Friday night. Fab dinner, by the way--if you ever find yourself in Jacksonville :)

Dress: Newport Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, purchased at The Colorful Gator
Shoes: Naturalizer
Bracelet: Gift from parents
Necklace: Premier
Earrings: Kohls (?)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday 3.16

Pink. Green. Navy. I love the way they look paired together--even if you only paired two out of the three--all combinations would look classic and pretty!

Shirt: TJ Maxx (Just bought last week!)
Cardi: Bealls
Pants: NY & Company
Mother of Pearl Bracelet and Earrings: Gift from parents
Shoes: Alex Marie, Dillard's Clearance Center

I definitely like these shoes better with a darker pant, as opposed to tan or khaki. I felt kind of Golden Girls esque when I paired them with lighter slacks!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday 3.15

Wow, 80 degrees today. Yikes!

I need your help, friends. Do I button the cardi or not??

Dress: Ronni Nicole, Bealls
Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center
Earrings: Local Boutique

Here is a close up of my cheerful and sunny earrings!

Any other suggestions on styling this dress would be appreciated. Be nice :) Thanks!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday 3.14

So excited to be wearing my new top from Talbots! It has green, pink and purple--all favorite colors of mine (I pretty much love all colors!). I easily have 3 other cardigans that I could pair with this top. Yay for versatility :)

Top (2011) and Skirt (2010): Talbots
Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Jessica Simpson, TJ Maxx
Necklace: F21
Earrings: Stein Mart

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shopping Hodgepodge

I gave up sugar for Lent and I think I'm satiating my sugar craving with shopping! I went to Hallmark and bought what I thought would be enough greeting cards to get us through mid April. This includes 2 Baby Shower cards, 1 1st birthday, 1 Christening, 1 Wedding Card and an Anniversary card for J. However I totally forgot to buy my niece and father-in-law's birthday cards! Eeeep. I love traditional greeting cards--my first job was at a Hallmark store in our local shopping mall.

I also picked up a cute new top at Talbots. On sale plus another 30% off! Total cost was just under $20.00.

This top will really go with quite a few items in my wardrobe, including my denim pencil skirt from Talbots.

I also picked up more dining linens (this is a sick obsession of mine!). These napkins are from the Dillard's Clearance Center.

What are your shopping obsessions?

Thursday 3.10

Dresses and black tights have been a solid uniform for the Florida winters!

I love the colors on this dress--brightens up any gray day!

Cardi: Bealls
Dress: Tiana B., Ross
Tights: Nine West
Shoes: Black Platform Heels, Bandolino

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday 3.9

Ah, I like this outfit much more than yesterday! Can't go wrong with black and pink!

Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft
Top: Ann Taylor outlet
Skirt: Merona, via eBay
Headband: F21
Shoes: Peep Toe, Bandolino
Necklace: Premier
Earrings: Local Boutique

I'm itching to go shopping, but I'm am trying to shed lbs., so I don't want to buy too much. I already have a Lilly skirt that I bought a month ago that is too big. I could probably get it taken in, but I think I'll wait to see where I end up.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday 3.8

Opps! I forgot to take a picture for Monday. I wish I could say I made up for it with a stellar photo of an amazing Tuesday outfit. However, I'm pretty disappointed in my outfit. Tucking shirts into slacks never look right on me (however skirts don't bother me?), but I do it anyways. Sorry for my negativity--here's hoping tomorrow's outfit is better!

Cardi: Gap
Shirt: Mossimo, Target
Pants: NY & Co
Necklace: F21
Earrings: Premier
Shoes: Black wedges, Bandolino

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Birthday Weekend!

J and I celebrated my 33rd birthday on Amelia Island. It's a little less than an hour from Jacksonville, but really feels like a world away from our everyday life. We stayed at the amazing Addison on Amelia and dined at some great places. If you are interested in reading more about where we went, check out my list on Yelp. When we weren't eating or enjoying the Addison (including an intense Scrabble game while on our balcony), we poked around an antique market, 2 bookstores, and watched some locals play in their Petanque league. It was just the relaxing weekend we needed!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday 3.1

Happy Birthday month to me!! :)

I love this outfit. I felt confident and put together all day. This marks the debut of my Boden-inspired top. This is EXACTLY how I wanted to style it!! I would love to hear other suggestions though...

Shirt: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Talbots
Cardi: Merona, Target
Shoes: Naturalizer
Necklace (not seen): Double strand of "pearls", Liz Clairborne
Earrings: Pearls from my parents!