January 29, 2015

pinspired style: navy + maroon

gingham button up and maroon cardigan
navy + maroon
Shirt: Target $20
Cardigan: Old Navy (sale + super cash) $13
Pants: Gap (clearance) $10
Booties: Just Fab $20
Total Outfit Cost: $63

Today I'm linking up with Audrey's Putting Me Together Style Challenge to copy an outfit you've pinned. I've actually been meaning to copy this pin for a while, and this challenge gave me the chance to go ahead and try it! I wanted to wear it with my gray jeans like the pin, but I didn't want to wait until Friday so I wore my navy pants instead. I love the way this outfit turned out, and this may be one of my new favorite color combos!

Well my husband and I have the flu (my first time ever having it) so I'm going to get back to resting! I literally slept all day yesterday. Today we're feeling a lot better though, thank God! :)

January 27, 2015

sister weekend

navy + mustard + gray
gray jeans outfit
Shirt: Old Navy (clearance) $8
Jeans: Old Navy (sale + 30% off) $20
Scarf: Ebay $4
Boots: JCP $45
Total Outfit Cost: $77
My sister was in town this weekend, and I have to say, we had some awesome (much needed) sister time. We started our weekend off Friday night with some chickfila, watching my husband box at the gym, then falling asleep on the couch watching a lifetime movie on Netflix (the pregnancy project). What party animals, I know! Saturday morning we cooked breakfast together- omelets and toast with muscadine jelly (so yum). And coffee of course. Can't forget the coffee.  After that we took over 2 hours to get ready. No lie. I let her do my makeup and she took for.ev.er. Plus, I'm just impatient. Then we went to Old Navy. We both bought this dress for only $12 (I got indigo, she got black)! I also a blouse that was on clearance for $2.97 (yepp cheaper than Goodwill). We went to the movies to see Boy Next Door (good movie, but crazy ending). We went to Plato's Closet. Sista always finds good stuff there! I tried on this adorable leather dress, but for 1. where would I wear a leather dress? and 2. it was an ugly green color. I did end up leaving with some adorable teal pumps though! Sunday we went to church and brunch with Larry and his granny, then we just hung out for the rest of the day and watched Gone Girl.  I'm so glad I finally got to spend the weekend with my sister. She really is my best friend and it stinks that we don't get to spend more time together since we live 2 hours apart.




January 26, 2015

four seasons, one dress: winter

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1 dress 4 seasons- winter
four seasons one dress - winter
Gap Dress: Goodwill $8
Cardigan: Zara $10
Scarf: Plato's Closet $3
Tights: Old Navy (on sale) $4
Boots: JCP $45
Total Outfit Cost: $70

Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend! My sister was in town, so I sure did! Today Priya and I are showing y'all how we styled our striped dress for winter. Priya looks adorable all bundled up in her thick gray scarf and olive coat! I know some of you may think that my outfit isn't very winter-y, but it's as best as it's going to get when it's 64 degrees outside! Funny story actually... Back in November when Priya and I were getting our four seasons, one dress fall edition ready, we had some winter weather in the fall. So, I had actually worn this same outfit, but with fleece lined leggings, a thicker scarf, and my coat., but I couldn't share that outfit for fall! So pretty much it was winter in the fall and now fall in the winter. Crazy. 

And below, for your viewing pleasure... bloopers! Let me just say, it's so much easier taking my pictures with my tripod. I had my sister take these, and I swear every picture she took was terrible! I guess I have my tripod set up at just the right angle? I have no clue but I swear, everysingletime I ask family/friends/husband to take my blog picture, I hate the pictures. HOW do you all get your people to take good pictures of you?Or are y'all just that photogenic and I'm not?? Lol
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four seasons, one dress: summer
four seasons, one dress: fall

January 22, 2015

winter bright

coral and leopard
coral sweater
Sweater: Express $15 merchandise credit
Scarf: Ebay $15
Jeans: Old Navy gift carded [here]
Boots: JCP (on sale) $45
Total Outfit Cost: $60

So I'm kinda in love with this coral sweater I picked up from Express.  I'm so sad that it doesn't photo well though!  I've really been wanting some baggy, comfy sweaters, and this one was perfect.  I don't normally shop at Express, but Larry had gotten a gift from there that didn't fit, so I returned it and had merchandise credit to spend for him.  I could've been a bad wife and used the whole merch credit for myself, but I sustained!  I ended up finding him a red zip up hoodie. All of their clearance items were an additional 50% off, so I got the hoodie for $15, and had another $15 of merchandise credit to spare. I promise I did look for him something else!  I just didn't see anything he'd like or need.  So, I moseyed myself over to the women's clearance and grabbed a hahandfulf fun stuff to try on!  As soon as I tried on this sweater, I knew it was a keeper.  I also scored a scarf for $7 (you'll see it in my next post)!

January 21, 2015

fur vest, printed dress

vest + dress + booties
fur vest + printed dress
Dress: Forever 21 (sale + bogo) $11 [here]
Vest:  SheInside $20
Tights: Old Navy (sale) $4
Booties: Just Fab (50% off) $20
Total Outfit Cost: $55

Back in December, Forever 21 was offering BOGO free on their clearance items, so I had to hit it up! I ordered this dress I'm wearing, another dress (that was too short :(), 2 shirts, and a big comfy cardigan all for $50. A few days after I placed my order, Nicole posted this outfit in a dress with almost the exact print as this one! I just knew I had to copy her outfit. I added my navy tights since it was cold outside. Luckily my fur vest kept me pretty warm. I should also note that Nicole was one of the main reasons I bought a fur vest last year. She kept posting all these ridiculously cute outfits in hers, so I had to have one too.

January 19, 2015

PLL

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Dress: Le Tote (had referral credit) $25/month 
Boots: Just Fab (on sale) $20
Necklace: super old, maybe even from high school
Total Outfit Cost: $45

Can we talk about Pretty Little Liars for a second?  I don't even get excited for it to come on anymore.  I pretty much just watch it because I have to.  No, no ones making watch it, but I feel like I'm just watching it because eventually we'll all find out who A really is and it'll all make sense.  But for now, I'm bored with the show.  I barely pay attention to it when it's on anymore.  Like now as I watch it, I'm typing this.  I used to be so enamored in the show and had to focus 100% of my attention on it while I watched it.  Not so much anymore.  Anyone else feeling the same about our beloved PLL??

Also, thanks everyone for your input on this outfit! Just an fyi- constructive criticism is always welcome on my blog! 

January 15, 2015

critical

plaid dress + black boots
plaid dress
Dress: Forever 21 $25
Legging/Pants: Walmart $12
Boots: (on sale) Just Fab $20 
Belt: came off a dress
Total Outfit Cost: $57
 
The more I look at these pictures, the more I just don't care for this outfit.  I can't pinpoint what it is about this outfit that I don't like though.  Maybe it's the necklace + belt combo that I don't normally do.  Maybe it's the belt in general.  But without the belt, the dress is too baggy.  Who knows.  Maybe I don't need to pinpoint what's wrong with this outfit, and instead put it on the blog and in the past.  Normally after looking back at an outfit I wore and deciding I don't like, I wouldn't post it on the blog.  This time I am though.  It's what I wore, and it's what I liked that day.  Maybe I'm just being too critical on myself!