Friday, October 31, 2014

Unmistakenly Fall

 Jewelry favorites.

Navy/Brown Print Skirt $4.24 Sag Harbor
Sweater $2.50 89th & Madison
Necklace $7.11
Earrings $1.78
Wide Wood Stretch Bracelet .99 cents
Gray Purse $5.94 Alfred Dunner
Brown Ankle Boots $6.99 Forever (T.J. Maxx)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Black Soda

I'm wearing newly thrifted, Soda brand, black canvas slip on shoes.  These shoes are so very comfy.  They are flimsy so they may not last forever, but I'll be happy wearing them while they do.
Just a simple black outfit with a pop of color in the bright blue scarf. 
Easy.  No Fuss.  Comfy.  Casual.

Black Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Black Tee $2.80 Falls Creek
Scarf $3.88
Purse $8 Fossil
Canvas Slip On Shoes $3.99 Soda
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Black Cardigan $9.99 JKLA California via Ross 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn Pumpkins

A touch of pumpkin color is in my new bangles, necklace and shoes.  Each piece was purchased separately from one another, but will coordinate nicely in a future oufit.

Bangles $1.50
Necklace $7.11
Shoes $5 Nine West

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Leopard Loafers

LOVE these shoes.  They're casual cute and feel like house slippers.
Leopard Loafers $5.99 Express (similar $13.97 via Walmart, similar $209.99 via J.Crew)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Taupe With Black

Black Pants $9.97 Atelier Luxe
Animal Print Short Sleeved Sweater $1.88 Liz Claiborne (similar $76.29 via Saks 5th Avenue)
Cardigan $6.52 Career Essentials
Purse $8 Fossil
Shoes $7.48 Etienne Aigner (similar $87.99 Macy's)
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Necklace $2.82 via ebay (similar $75 House of Harlow 1960 via Nordstrom)

Friday, October 24, 2014

October Caramels

I think my sweater looks quite similar to the one here and here which sells for $450.  I do like how she's styled hers with blue jeans and  I'll be trying out that look later too.

White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Sweater $5.42 Great Northwest Indigo (similar) (similar)
Necklace .49 cents
Bracelet $2.58
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Backless Shoes $2 Naturalizer

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shoe Success!

This is one of my favorite scarves I've purchased this season.  It's a gauzy material in cream, gray, and black.  It works well with many things in my wardrobe.
This sweater vest will be able to be worn in many ways as well.  I have several other outfits planned with it already.
Yay!  These ballet flats passed the test and a painless day at work was had.  These are a solid color, but have a sort of fish scale like pattern.  They are the kind of shoe that has a little flexibility and makes them more comfortable.

Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Long Sleeved Black Tee $2.50
Sweater Vest $3.88 Old Navy
Scarf $2.91
Tan Gradient Bangle .91 cents
Necklace $2.99
Dark Gray Purse $5.94 Alfred Dunner
Ballet Flats $6.99 Limited

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Snakeskin Prints

I love my neutral hues in this outfit, the soft feel of the scarf, and the print of the purse and flats.
I also love these mother of pearl shell earrings I thrifted.  These will be a favorite pair.

Beige Jeans $3.99 Style & Co.
Tee $2 St. John's Bay
Cardigan $6.80 Jeanne Pierre
Creamy White Textured Scarf $2
Gradient Tan Bangle .91 cents
Earrings $1.72
Purse $3.50
Flats $4 Fioni

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