Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Gauzy Blue Green Scarf

Dark Denim Jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt
Cardigan $6.52 Career Essentials
Scarf $4.79
Purse $7.99
Sequined Shoes $5.99 Two Lips

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Adding Spring Colors To My Life

It's exciting to be wearing brighter spring colors.  I've added several pieces to my wardrobe in shades of peachy melon, mint, and aquamarine.  I've also purchased a new pair of backless wedged sandals with thin stripes of red, yellow, orange, lime and blue.  It's time for a fresh spring pedicure! :)

Cardigan $4 Lane Bryant
Top $3 Liz Claiborne
Jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt
Scarf $3.20
Purse $4.90 Monet
Earrings .53 cents
Shoes $7.48 Etienne Aigner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Plaid Loafers

This outfit was a mixture of metallic gold with black.  Loving these shoes.  They're cute and comfy.  They are Cliff's by White Mountain.  I have never heard of this brand or know where they're sold.  Have you?
I thrifted them, of course, and I think they're brand new. 
 I've been a bit sick again and so I apologize for not replying to comments or visiting as much as usual.  This darn cold hit me a couple of weeks ago, then I was all better for a week, and then it came back...bringing it's cough buddy with it.  All I've had the energy for is getting through my days at work.  I'm hoping to perk up soon though. :)
 Black Pants $4.90 Sag Harbor
Black Tee $2.50
Gold Cardigan $3 Chico's
Purse $4.90 Monet
Loafers $7 Cliff's by White Mountain
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Necklace $3.26 via ebay
Bracelet $5.99 via Rite Aid

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mixing Denim and Chambrays

Take a pair of dark wash denim jeans, add a light blue chambray button down, a medium blue chambray scarf, a pair of red low heeled mules...and you've got a casual chic outfit that is just my style.

I wish I had gotten a better shot of the bracelet.  I think it's really pretty and is a blue gray color on antique gold.
Link Up:  Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style

Dark Denim Jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt
Chambray Button Down Top $7 Banana Republic
Chambray Scarf $4
Purse $6 St. John's Bay
Shoes $4 Karen Scott
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Bracelet $1.92 via ebay
Earrings $6.50 via Expressions

Friday, March 20, 2015

New Sneakers and Leopard Tote

Canvas Sneakers $7 Merona
Leopard Tote $4.80 Neiman Marcus
Skinny Jeans $4.80 Forever 21
3/4 Length Sleeved Tee $4.20 Talbots
Cardigan $6.80 Jeanne Pierre
Necklace .25 cents

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Red Denim Duster Jacket

Red Jacket $6.50 Erik Stewart
White Tee $2.10 White Stag
White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Scarf ?
Purse $6 St. John's Bay
Shoes $4 Karen Scott
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Gold Bracelet $5.99 via Rite Aid
Red/Gold Link Necklace $6.99 (came w/matching earrings, not worn here) via Ebay

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Casually Striped

Jeans $4.80 Forever 21
Navy Sweater $3.99 Basic Editions
Striped Button Down Blouse $3 Oxford & Regence
Red Necklace ?   Nautical Pin attached $2.99
Purse $7.31 Rockport
Striped Canvas Sneakers $4.99

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Strawberry Ice and Glacier Gray - Pantone Spring 2015 Colors

I'm loving the Pantone Spring 2015 color choices.  In this post I wore a softer shade of the tangerine and also toasted almond.
Here, I'm wearing my new scarf which is similar to the Strawberry Ice Pantone color.  It was a great match to an older sweater I had in the same color. The cardigan is Glacier Gray.  I was very happy with this combination.  Thank you, Pantone, for the inspiration! :) 

White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Sweater $2.80 Croft and Barrow
Cardigan $9.71 Mod Lusive
Purse $5.94 Alfred Dunner
Gray Suede Flats w/Chains $7.99 Bamboo
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Pearl Bracelets Set $4.81 via Forever 21
Pearl/Gold Chain Necklace $5.80 via Forever 21
Pearl/Crystal Earrings $3.98 via Target
Coral Bracelet $1 via downtown shop

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Skinny Jeans With Ankle Boots

I thought I read that the proper way to wear skinny jeans with ankle boots was to roll up the pant leg and maybe leave a little leg showing.  Well, I do like that look, but on this day...with this outfit...it was not working for me.  For one reason every time I sat or got in and out of the car my jeans hiked up even higher and I was needing to pull them down.  About halfway through my day I gave in, unrolled the jeans and tucked them into the boot.  I felt a lot more relaxed after that. :)
This is the lighter of the 3 new pair of jeans I had previously mentioned.  They're still dark denim, but this pair is more of a skinny fit jean at the ankle, whereas the other 2 pair are more of a cigarette style.  The cigarette style is my favorite.  These feel more casual and are good for just running errands, etc.  This day I was hanging out with my daughter having lunch and thrifting.

Jeans $4.80 Forever 21
Cardigan $6.80 Jeanne Pierre
Scarf $2.10
Purse $12.99 Bueno
Ankle Boots $19.99 Liz & Co.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Pretty Peach And Toasted Almond Scarf

When I first saw this scarf I thought it was sooo, sooo pretty.  I loved the colors and knew it would work well with pieces I already have in my wardrobe.  I see that the taupe (Toasted Almond) color of the scarf is one of the chosen Pantone colors for spring.  I suppose the peach color is a softer shade of the Tangerine they have listed also.

These earrings (I have had for ages) were the perfect colors to go with the scarf and olive cardigan.

Link Up:  Visible Monday

Khaki Pants $4.20 Jigsaw
Long Sleeved Tee $3 Jones New York
Olive Cardigan $1.29 Chico's
Scarf $4
Green Bangle $3.20
Olive Purse $3
Shoes $5 Nine West

Friday, March 6, 2015

Dark Denim Jeans For The Office

I love my new dark denim blue jeans!  I actually thrifted another pair on the same shopping trip that are absolutely identical.  Same exact jeans.  I love their fit and length so much I bought them both.  For only $3 a pair...why not?  I believe these may be called cigarette style and I think this may be the style I prefer over all others for myself.  They are a slim fit, but not extremely so at the ankles like a skinny jean.
I purchased another pair of dark denim that day as well.  They are very similar to these, but a slightly lighter, although still dark, denim.  So that makes 3 dark denim jeans plus 3 pair of black pants I got that day also.  Two of the pants are very similar and the third pair is more dressy.   The dressier pair has a flowing, wider leg with a sheer overlay.  They also have a circular rhinestone buckle at the waist.  I'm not quite certain how to style these yet.  If I were thinner I would think a more fitted top would be appropriate, but with my shape I don't think I would feel comfortable with that...so I may have to add a cardigan over the fitted top.
Finally.....all the outfits I had put together to wear with a previously purchased, but never worn (smaller size), dark denim jean...can now be worn.  Even though I'm not excited to be up a size, I am excited to wear the outfits I've had planned, but had put on hold.
 I added a silk jacket and red low heeled mules to dress up the casual look just a bit.  I wore this to work at our office and feel it was an acceptable outfit for the environment I work in.
Dark Denim Jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt
Long Sleeved Pink Tee $4.80 Jones Sport
Nude Silk Jacket $4.99 Talbots
Nude Purse $4.90 Monet
Earrings $1.72
Scarf ?
Shoes $4 Karen Scott
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Gold Dragonfly Necklace (purchased on anniversary getaway 2014)
Rose Gold And Pink Bracelet = gifted by my daughter 2014 Christmas