Sunday, October 19, 2014

Golden Dreams

The long, sleeveless cardigan and the scarf are new.  The purse is fairly new also.  Not sure if I've shown it on the blog before.  I really loved the shimmery gold embroidery of the scarf.  It makes it a special piece. 
This whole outfit just ticks all of my boxes for what I consider a perfect look and style for myself.  It may very well be my most favorite outfit I own...the outfit of my dreams. :)
Do you have one of those?

This bracelet is also new and one of my favorite jewelry purchases.  It is much prettier in person.  I was not able to photograph it well .

 Participating in the Visible Monday link up.

Black Pants $9.97 Atelier Luxe
Turtleneck $3.74 Old Navy
Long Sleeveless Cardigan $1.95 J.J. Basics
Scarf $6.80
Gold Bracelet $4.46
Purse $7.99
Wedge Sandals $6.80 Ann Taylor
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Necklace $1.26 ebay

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Skirt and Scarf

Skirt $4.24 Sag Harbor
Long Sleeved Tee $3 Jones New York

Cardigan $6.80 Jeanne Pierre
Scarf $5.99
Gold Pin 
Earrings $1.78
Purse $3 Kelly & Katie
Shoes $3.50 Naturalizer
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Gold Necklace $1.26 ebay
Gold Cuff Bracelet $8.80 Forever 21

Friday, October 17, 2014

Out Of My Comfort Zone

Well, these shoes definitely took me out of my comfort zone.  I was in agony all day at work.  So much so that I had to remove my shoes and walk around our office barefoot.  Thank goodness I was only working with one female therapist and I'd seen her walking around barefoot on other occasions before too.  I explained to her my situation and she replied that she liked me barefoot...that it reminded her of being in Mexico.  She'd just returned a couple of days before from vacation.  I did not go barefoot in front of patients, of course, but on this day was mainly behind my partitioned  desk area where they could not see my feet.   (I don't think I've ever shown my office.  Maybe I'll post some photos sometime.)
So by the end of the day the worst of it was that I had a blister on my heel and aching feet.  I stopped at Goodwill on my way home from work not really expecting to find a more comfortable replacement, but I was going to make it my mission...even if it meant numerous thrifting trips to do so.  The sacrifices I make. haha  But I got lucky.  Extremely lucky.  I found a pair of "bendy" black ballerina flats and a pair of simple black canvas slip ons.  Both seem (so far) to be very comfy.  Comfort is going to win out over style.  I'm okay with that.  Sure beats a painful blister.
After I found the canvas ones I couldn't bear to take them off and put my own shoes back on.  When I got to the check out I explained that I was purchasing the shoes I was wearing and donating my own.  The stylish woman behind the counter asked what size I wore, dropped them on the floor, slipped them on, and said "I just got a new pair of shoes!" I was happy she liked them.  They looked like they belonged to her.  And now they do.

Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Black Tee $2.80 Falls Creek
Black Cardigan w/Pockets $2.80 Mossimo
Scarf $2
Black/Gold Bangle
Purse $8 Fossil
Pointy Flats $5.61 Franco Sarto

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Circles

 My first time to wear the circle necklace, shoes, and scarf.
I didn't get a close up photo, but the necklace is a double tiered row of circles in an antique gold or bronze color originally from Chico's.   The shoes are very similar to another pair I own, but are a lighter brown.  Soooo comfy (and great price) I couldn't pass them up!  I had gotten 3 different olive colored print scarves and this is the 2nd one.  Still one left I have not yet worn.

Beige Jeans $3.99 Style & Co.
Olive V-Neck Tee $2.58 Forever 21
Olive Light Weight Cardigan $1.29 Mossimo
Scarf $1.94
Necklace $3 Chico's
Wood Bangle $1
Green Bangle $3.20
Purse $13 Nine West
Sandals $3.50 Naturalizer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Another Day, Another Way

 Another way to wear this maxi skirt.

Cardigan $1.29 Chico's
Scarf $1.40
Purse $6 St. John's Bay
Bangle .91 cents
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Skirt $15 via Marshall's
Sandals $20 via Marshall's

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Jacket

Beige Jeans $3.99 Style & Co.
Asian Style Jacket/Top $7.99 Chance Collection
Necklace $2.63
Purse $8 Fossil

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wardrobe Newbies: Long Layers

 New:  Brown boots, skirt, dark gray purse
The skirt has a grayish olive color in it so I wore my olive cardigan, a gray scarf, and carried my new gray purse.
I like the fact that the skirt has colors of olive, gray, navy, cream, buttery yellow, cognac, and burgundy.  I plan on styling it with several different top pieces I already own to create many new outfits.

Skirt $4.40 Sag Harbor
Olive V-Neck Tee $2.58 Forever 21
Long Olive Cardigan w/Pockets $1.29 Mossimo
Gold Necklace $3.50
Gray Scarf $2.99 Fairfax
Gray Purse $5.94 Alfred Dunner
Brown Ankle Boots $6.99 Forever (T.J. Maxx)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Teal and Gold

My second way I've chosen to wear this versatile maxi skirt is once again with a cardigan, but with teal and gold accents. 

 My new teal and gold necklace worked perfectly with the print top.  Can't really see it here, but the top has a gold thread running throught the pattern.
This jumbo bracelet (for only $1) is going to get worn a lot.
Teal Print Top 
Cardigan $4 Reflex Jeans
Necklace $2.09
Wide Brown Bracelet .99 cents
Other Bracelets $1 each
Purse $8 Nine West
Bronze Sandals $3 Kenneth Cole Reaction
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Maxi Skirt $15 via Ross