September 19, 2014

young business casual

Peplum Blouse: Plato's Closet $8
Cynthia Rowley Pants: Marshall's $25
Heels: Target (bogo) $22
Necklace: Groopdealz $3
Total Outfit Cost: $58

Long time no blog post, eh? We got back from our wonderful Disney vacation last Tuesday, but I just couldn't get myself to write up a new post! I was partially busy unpacking, cleaning house, washing clothes, etc... but partially I was being just plain lazy. Ain't nothing wrong with that! Being in Disney World makes me miss living there soooo much. It just feels like home to me! Unfortunately there's no chance I'd live there again. It's way too far from all of our family. I can't say that our future children will be Disney deprived though. I feel like we'll probably be that family that vacations there every year. I'm already ready to go back! Too bad it may be another 3 years or so before we do. :( I'll miss ya, Mickey!

On to the outfit- something about this outfit just says "young business casual" to me. I know that a couple of years ago when I thought of business casual I thought of black flare dress pants, black flats, and a boring blouse. I've been wearing business casual to work for 2 years, and I now know that business casual doesn't have to be plain and boring! Take a look at this outfit I wore to my first day of work 2 years ago when I worked at Top Gun Aviation. Not boring, but just not me. In 2 years I've learned how portray my own style even when having to dress business casual! Did you ever have a certain style in your mind when you thought business casual?

September 3, 2014

a whim

Gap Pants: Plato's Closet $12 [similar]
Earrings: Forever 21 [super similar]
Target Bouse: Goodwill $4
Leopard Belt: Forever 21 $5
Kate Landry Purse: Dillards (clearance) $17
Total Outfit Cost: $42
Most of the time I either have my outfit planned out in my head the day before or at least an idea of what I'm wearing.This is an outfit that was totally unplanned and put together in a whim one morning. I knew going to bed the night before that I wanted to wear these pants, but I had no idea with what yet. When I got to putting my outfit together, somehow this happened, and I love it! This is definitely one of my favorite outfits in a while! Do your best outfits come when they're planned or unplanned?

September 2, 2014

a neglected favorite

LC Lauren Conrad blazer: Kohl's $24 [similar
Blouse: Plato's Closet $6
Pants: Old Navy $26  [here]
Heels: Shoe Station (clearance) $10 [almost exact]
Total Outfit Cost: $66

Last year I wore this blazer sooo much. I had to stop myself from wearing it once a week. But this year? It's been neglected in my closet! How could I have let that happen to one of my favorite pieces in my closet? No idea! My dear coral blazer, I am sorry. I promise not to neglect you anymore. 

One thing that has definitely not been neglected is these Old Navy "the diva" skinny pants. I have worn these babies OUT. The bottom seam is out so I have to flat iron it cuffed under so it doesn't come undone during the day. (please tell me y'all flat iron your clothes too?!) Anyone have a good recommendation for skinny pants for work that are under $30??

September 1, 2014

orange dress #2

Old Navy dress: Goodwill $6 [similar]
Sandals: Target, gift carded [same]
Necklace: Forever 21 $9 [similar]
Belt: off another dress
Total Outfit Cost: $15

I remember seeing this dress at Old Navy last summer and loving it, but with a $35 price tag this pretty little thing was not coming home with me! Lucky enough, I found it for a whole 6 bucks at Goodwill a few months ago! Funny how last time I wore an orange dress, I asked y'all what colors to pair with orange. Y'all gave such great feedback, and yet I end up styling this dress almost exactly like I styled the other dress! 
Hope you all are enjoying your Labor Day! It's just me, myself, and I in the office today. I was off on July 4th and Memorial Day, so I'm really not complaining about having to work today. Plus, it's still a 4 day week for me and just 4 more days until Disney World!

August 29, 2014

four seasons, one dress: summer

Gap Dress: Goodwill $8
Sandals: Apricot Lane, gifted
Belt: came off another dress
Necklace: Forever 21 $9
Puppy: FREE ;) j/k
Total Outfit Cost: $17

Happy Friday! A few weeks ago I showed y'all some of my recent thrifted finds, this adorable dress being one of them! The adorable Priya commented and told me she had the same dress, and I had the idea that we should collaborate a blog post together and show y'all how we style this dress for all seasons! Dresses like these that can be worn all year around are definitely my favorite. I paired mine with a cognac colored belt and sandals because you just can't go wrong with that color right? I acessorized with my latest favorite necklace and a gold headband.  I love how Priya styled her's with a bold yellow necklace and some fun clogs! Don't forget to stop by her blog, Perfectly Priya, where she shows off her style and bits and pieces of her life. She's totally a sweetheart!

Charlie wanted to drop in and say hi too! And I promise that I didn't use her to show off the back of my hair, but I love that it turned out that way! haha :)

August 25, 2014

green + leopard

Cardigan: Garage Sale $2
Tank: Old Navy, gift carded
Skirt: Ross $6
Heels: Payless (clearance) $10
Necklace: ebay $4
Total Outfit Cost: $22

Monday came here way too quick, dontcha think? When will we all turn to 3 days weekends? Speaking of 3 day weekends, I totally thought I'd be getting one next weekend because I go from working Mon-Fri to Tues-Sat for September. So I would be off Saturday to Monday right? Well nope! I completely forgot that I'm working Labor day! Booooo. Oh well, still only a 3 day week for me though, because we're going to Disney World that week!

I spent Saturday with my best friend, and we got all our Disney reservations, fast passes, and outfits all in order for our trip! We were so productive! We even finished the day watching Frozen. We are definitely big kids at heat forever. I can't wait to show ya'll our Disney Bound outfits we have planned for the trip. :)

Other ways I've worn this blouse ----> 1 2 3