Friday, February 27, 2015

Coral Scarf and Ballet Slippers

Khaki Pants $4.20 Jigsaw
Gray Sweater $7.24 Tommy Hilfiger
Taupe Sweater $6.63 Liz Claiborne
Coral Red Scarf $4.45
Purse $4.90 Monet
Ballet Slippers $7.99 Gap
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Coral Bracelet $1 via downtown boutique

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Olive Print Scarf With Nudes

The scarf is my favorite part of this outfit.  I do not like these pants, but I wear them since my options are limited at the moment.  I think I tend to prefer a more casual style pant...and ones of a different fabric than these.  

Gray Pants $4.90 Briggs New York
Cardigan $6.52 Career Essentials
Scarf $1.79
Bangle .76 cents
Nude Purse $4.90 Monet
Nude Shoes $7.48 Etienne Aigner

Monday, February 23, 2015

Polished Stone Necklace

This outfit made me happy with it's color scheme and comfort factor.  Also loving this necklace I thrifted.
This could easily be an everyday look for me and is one that really fits my life and style. 
I hope to whittle my wardrobe down to 90% of outfits like this and 10% a little more casual/ least for the next 10-14 years that I plan on working and then up the more casual to 99%.  My goal is to increasingly, over the next several years, have far less clothes in my closets than I do now.  This is my year to work on that and shop less.  I'm in training. :)
I'm sure I keep repeating myself on this point, but if I keep saying it enough maybe I'll eventually really make it happen. :)
So far this year I've really surprised myself and have done very well in the spending/shopping department.  I need to do some more purging, but I feel like I am making some progress and definitely improving from the last couple of years.
When I took a step back, stayed out of the thrift store, and assessed my closet...I realize the hoards of clothes and outfit possibilities I have.  Tooooo many.  I want to wear outfits in a much heavier rotation, but change them up a bit with the scarves and jewelry.  I do like to have options and play dress up in my closet...but I'm also realizing I don't need to have 200 tops to choose from (not sure how many I actually have, but it's a LOT).  ha
It was fun for a while, but totally unnecessary.  I want to LOVE and feel good in the things I wear...and I know not all the things I own do that for me...and those items need to go.  I need to pick out my most favorite pieces and let some others go.
At the moment I feel extremely limited in the pants I wear and I know I tend to wear the same ones over and over and over...but that's because I had a weight gain.  I have lots of other pants...I just need to lose some weight so that I can fit into them.  Another thing I'm working on.  Was supposed to do that at the beginning of the year and here it is...nearly March...and I'm just getting started.  I do have hope to start fitting into at least a couple of my other pairs of pants within the next few weeks though.
These khaki's are my favorite pants I can fit into right now and I know you see them about 2-3 times a week it seems.  That's about how often I actually wear them.  That's probably not unreasonable for my minimizing goals though.  It just feels like I wear them a lot.  But my other options at this point, and ones I go to occasionally, are black jeans, black ponte pants, gray pants, burgundy jeans, and blue jeans.  You probably mainly see me in these khakis and the black ponte because that's what I wear most often to work in my 3 day work week.
I cannot wait to lose the 4 pounds needed to introduce my dark denim pants I have yet to wear.  Will have sooooo many outfit options once I can fit into those.  I also think they're a nice enough look for my semi casual office.

Are you happy with your current clothes situation?  What are your clothing and shopping goals?

Khaki Pants $4.20 Jigsaw
Striped Long Sleeved Tee $3.50 Merona
Cardigan $3 JM Collection
Polished Stone Necklace $5.35
Teal Sea Glass Bracelet
Wide Bracelet $3.82
Narrow Bracelet .91 cents
Nude Purse $4.90 Monet
Nude Loafers $4 Naturalizer

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Parisian Stripes

Link Up:  Visible Monday

Black Ponte Pants $4.90 Sag Harbor
Striped Trench $8.98
Scarf $1.19
Red Shoes $4 Karen Scott
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Purse $14.99 Koltov Collection via Ross

Monday, February 16, 2015

Red and Yellow

Khaki Pants $4.20 Jigsaw
Yellow Button Down Blouse .99 cents L.L. Bean
Cardigan $6.79 Lane Bryant
Scarf $4.20
Purse $6 St. John's Bay
Shoes $4 Karen Scott
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Gold Bracelet $5.99 via Rite Aid

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Denim Blues

I like a denim shirt used as a layering piece and I wore it here underneath a sweater.  I also like mixing blues with shades of brown. 

I purchased the blue denim colored cotton top a week or so ago.  I loved the color and soft casual feel of it.  This was a day when I was feeling under the weather and just wanted to dress comfortably.  I will be able to layer this top as well.  I know this one will be in my closet for many years and has lots of styling potential.

Top Outfit:
Jeans $4.90 Gloria Vanderbilt
Sweater $2.50 Old Navy
Sleeveless Denim Top $1.99 chic
Necklace $5 (new w/tags $36 from Macy's)
Wide Wooden Stretch Bracelet .99 cents
Purse $13 Nine West

Lower Outfit:
Burgundy Jeans $2.80 Gloria Vanderbilt
Blue Cotton Top $4 Eddie Bauer
Hammered Gold Bangle $1.52
Purse $7.99
Loafers $4.99 Honors 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sick Days

I came down with a bad cold this week and have not been able to muster the energy for photos.  Please forgive my absence and I'll look forward to seeing you soon   :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Good Dose Of Color

 Khaki Pants $4.20 Jigsaw
Multi-Colored Silk Tunic $2.25 Talbots
Green Long Sleeved Tee
Scarf $4.45
Purse $10.52 Harve Benard
Coral Ballet Slippers $7.99 Gap
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Coral Bracelet $1 via downtown boutique
Earrings (pt of a set w/ necklace) $6.99 via ebay

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Fur Vest With New Dress

Hi there, folks!  I sure am glad it's the weekend.  How about you?  This outfit was one I wore to work this past Monday.
I very rarely wear dresses, but this one felt nice when I tried it on.  Not too short.  Not too tight.  And I can wear it all year round.
I did notice, however, that even though I generously sprayed static still had a bit of static cling throughout the day.  I was frequently tugging at it and worried that it was going to ride up inappropriately.
Ooops.  About 1 inch of black slip was showing in my photos, but I realized this before I left the house and hiked it up out of sight. :)
Linking up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday.

Dress $3.59 Merona
Fur Vest $5.99 H&M
Charcoal Long Sleeved Tee $4.80 Lea Nicole
Belt $1.29
Gold Necklace $5.99
Gold Hammered Metal Bangle $1.52
Backless Slide Shoes ?
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Purse $14.99 Koltov Collection via Ross

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tortoise, Gold, and Rhinestones

Loving my new necklace in links of tortoise,  gold and rhinestones.  Got it on clearance at Target.

Black Ponte Pants $4.90 Sag Harbor
Sweater $5.42 Great Northwest Indigo
Gold Necklace $3.99
Wide Gold Bracelet $4.46
Thin Gold Bracelet .76 cents
Tortoise/Cognac Bangle Set $1.50
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Sequined Shoes $5.99 Two Lips 
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Tortoise/Gold Link Necklace $3.65 via Target

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday!

Our Seahawks are in the Super Bowl for 2nd year in a row!  So exciting!  Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.

p.s.  Awwww, toooo bad we lost the game...but that's the way it goes.  Congrats to all you Patriot fans! :)

Khaki Pants $4.20 Jigsaw
Green Tee $4.78 Karen Scott
Sleeveless Cardigan $3 Chico's
Gold Circles Necklace $2.29
Wood Bangle $1.82
Purse $10.52 Harve Benard
Shoes $5 Nine West
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Green/Gold Necklace/Earring Set $6.99 via ebay
Gold Bangle Set $5.48 via Walmart