September 30, 2014

faking fall

Dress: Old Navy, gift carded [here]
Scarf: American Eagle (clearance) $6
Booties: Just Fab $20 [these and these on sale for $40 right now]
Total Outfit Cost: $26

Fall is here! Wohoo it's time for scarves and booties and everything pumpkin, right?? Too bad its still crazy hot here! Oh the perks of living in the south! I can't lie though, I love the heat. But I am very ready for at least a little chill in the air. On the first day of fall I walked outside to take Charlie out and it smelled like fall! Call me crazy, but it really did. Unfortunately that smell didn't last even until the next day. The heat came back and swept away my tiny piece of fall. I'm trying not to let the unfallness weather take away from dressing some-what fall though. I paired a light scarf and booties with one of my favorite dresses for a look that lets me fake fall in this forever heat!

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!