Monday, October 31, 2016

Not My Halloween Costume

No, this is not my "domestic goddess" costume. haha   Just a casual day at home cleaning house.
I have had this denim snap front top with metal shoulder studs for nearly 3 years and I think this is the first time I've worn it.  I'm going to hang onto for the time being though and try to get more wear out of it. It would look cute layered under a sweater with the denim collar and shirt tail showing. 
denim top $3 ana
loafers $4 Naturalizer
scarf $1.40

Sunday, October 30, 2016

My Easy Casual Classic Style

My style is leaning towards lots of denim, t-shirts, and scarves.  I'm usually opting for loafers, but I also like a low heeled mule now and then too.
I like the color scheme of golden mustard, navy, and red... and also the pairing of stripes with the print scarf.

dark denim jeans $5.59 Calvin Klein ultimate skinnies
striped tee $3.50 Merona
scarf $4.20
purse $8 Nine West
red mules $4 Karen Scott

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sweater, Scarf, Booties

diy fringed jeans $4 Ann Taylor
silk/cashmere v-neck sweater $9.09 Banana Republic
scarf $2.39
purse $6.99 Style & Co.
bracelet $10.80 via Forever 21 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Healthy Eats and Casual Style...Keeping It Simple

More and more these days I'm finding myself just wanting to keep things simple. These Trader Joe products are quick, easy, delicious, and help me do just that.
Hubby and I split the package of enchiladas and have 1 enchilda each for lunch about once a week.  They are loaded with sauce and yummy filling.  We top with a little bit of light sour cream.
I'm hooked on the guacamole for sure!  
We have a little of it on something just about every day.
Turkey meatballs are another of our favorites.  We have these once or twice a week.  One way is just as spaghetti and meatballs.  A second way is cut the meatballs into tiny bits and place the pieces on a split apart toasted english muffin that has a little pizza sauce spread on top.  Then top the meatballs with a little low fat mozzarella, garlic powder, and basil, then heat in microwave till cheese melts.  Mmmmmmm.....
Next is riced cauliflower.  We probably only have this about once a month, but it's good as a rice substitute for a stir fry using lots of veggies and either a little bit of chicken or shrimp.
Simplicity is also finding it's way into my outfits.  Slip on a pair of comfy leopard loafers with a pair of boyfriend jeans, tee, and cardigan... and I'm happy. :)
jeans $5.59 American Eagle
gray tee $1.99 Prospirit
cardigan $7 Chico's
bangle set $1.50
loafer $5.99 Express 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Fall Scarf In Olive And Cinnamon Print

 I thought this was a perfect scarf for the fall season and it matched my earrings and jacket so well.
I'm wearing just a basic dark gray tee with tan pants.  Wearing a simple base and then adding interest with the scarf, earrings, bracelet, and jacket is my favorite way of dressing.

Shortly after I thrifted these loafers in 2012 the side seam busted open.  These shoes were so soft and I loved them so much I decided to have them repaired.  It only cost me $6 and so for a total cost of about $11 for the price of the shoes and the repair I feel it was well worth it because I wear them often. 
gray tee $2.09
scarf $2.79
pants $? Gap
purse $7.99
jacket $3?
earrings $?
loafers $4.99 Honors

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Casual Navy Stripes With Chambray Fringed Scarf

white 3/4 length sleeved tee $5.25 Jones New York
jeans $4.19 Mossimo High Rise Denim Legging
scarf $2.91
navy/gold nautical anchor earrings $2.39
purse $7.31 Rockport
striped canvas slip on sneakers $4.99

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Is It A Sweatshirt Or A Tee?

This top has the look of a sweatshirt... however, it is much thinner than your typical sweatshirt and it's very it could be a tee...designed to look like a sweatshirt. ??
I have been so drawn to neutrals this year that I have gone a bit overboard in my purchases of gray and black tees and sweaters.  
Over thrifting is my one weakness. ;) 
Has anyone watched the series I'm referencing in my statement above?  I just finished the 4th and last season of it (on dvd) last night and was sooooooo sad for it to end. 
gray super thin sweatshirt $? Forever 21
scarf $2.91
light gray jeans $5.60 Metro Blues
black ballet flats $6.99 Limited
gunmetal hoop earrings $6 Charming Charlie

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Navy Cardigan, Stripes, and Jeans

jeans $3 Mossimo
navy striped long sleeved tee $3.49 (no label)
navy cardigan $2.79 Old Navy
scarf $?
purse $6.99 Style & Co.
brown loafers $6.99 Sierra Breeze

Friday, October 14, 2016

Add Color With A Cardigan

Many times I will opt for a totally neutral and sometimes monochromatic look.  But other times I like to add just a bit of color to a neutral outfit by using scarves, a draped cardigan (like here) or even a pretty shade of lipstick.

cardigan $5 Land's End
white tee $? Ralph Lauren
gray jeans $5.60 Metro Blues
silver claw cuff bracelet $2.29
silver hoop earrings $2.80
purse $7.99
loafers $4.99 Honors
silver circle necklace w/rhinestones $1.87 via ebay

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall Colored Cognac With Jeans

jeans $7.67 Mossimo
short sleeved sweater $?
scarf $1.99
purse $7.99
jacket $? ($3-4 I think)
booties $5.59 Body Central

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Classic Neutral With A Bold Print Scarf

 I kept my whole outfit to neutral colors, but added a scarf with a large floral print.  I kept the pieces classic by using black jeans, a tan short sleeved sweater, with a handbag and flats in tan and black.  The flats have little bows on the toe and a bit of gold detail.

black jeans $7.67 Celebrity Pink (similar - on sale)
sweater $?
scarf $6.50
gold/black hoop earrings $.69 cents
purse $4.19 (similar)
flats $5.60 Bandolino (new w/ tags)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Stripes and Ballet Flats

 jeans $4 American Eagle
striped diy short sleeved top $? Mossimo
gray button down shirt $5.99
silver bangle bracelet set $1.98
ballerina flats $6.99 Limited
gunmetal hoop earrings $6 via Charming Charlie  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Faded Blues

jeans $4 American Eagle
cardigan $?
scarf $4.99
silver hoop earrings $2.80
purse $7.38 Liz Claiborne
red loafers $5.59 Dong Hai