Showing posts with label Banana Republic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Banana Republic. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

for the love of scarves

When it's warm outside, but your office/where you work/where you spend most of your day is freezing, what do you wear?

*not a trick question*


Additionally, scarves, boots, and jackets. Extra points if you print mix, mix color palettes, try something monochromatic, and/or do something interesting.

Aaaand, that's what I did here. I've been getting some, *ahem* "feedback" on my wearing of scarves (how often, how many, how big they are, etc., etc.), and to that, I say:
"They help to keep me warm, transition my outfit for different events, and transition my outfit for different temperature extremes (from warm to freezing to hot and back again).
And, I like how they look and help to make my look 'complete'. For the love of scarves, people!"


striped dress: WalMart
floral scarf: Target
navy cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
teal faux leather jacket: local boutique
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom

Friday, March 13, 2015

bye bye, blondie

This is the last of my oufits to share before I started taking pictures with my (new!) red RED RED hair. So, bye bye blondie. It's really red this time. And I love it.

It seems fitting to share this last blonde look today, since I'm a whole year older than I was yesterday. Out with the old, and in with the new?
Or is that something that only applies during the New Year?

cardigan: from a friend (Banana Republic)
black skinnies: Target
boots: c/o Aéropostale
scarf: thrifted

Saturday, March 7, 2015

plum. 2 ways.

If you have a deep purple/plum colored dress, and you want to wear it in more ways than one, fear not! Here are two ideas for your purple-wearing self.

The first, a bit fancier. Maybe for a date night or nice party. Deep purple dress, magenta wedges, statement necklace and a clutch. Keeping it pretty simple, yet something so simple and classy packs quite the punch, don't you think?

Also, maybe I should quit with the center part in my hair? I'm not sure it's doing me any favors.
Up for discussion...

And this second look is a bit more casual. Perfect for dinner at a bar, then a rousing evening of grocery shopping and the hardware store (like I did when I wore this). Jacket, scarf, belt & boots to add a bit of depth, and also keep you warm - in case you have to park REALLY far away in the parking lot and/or wait for a table. Or something.

linking up over here, at A Touch of Tartan

dress: thrifted (Banana Republic)
wedges: ALDO
statement necklace: WalMart
clutch: thrifted

jacket: c/o Aéropostale
scarf: thrifted (Lucky Brand)
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom
belt: Target

Friday, December 26, 2014

all my favorite neutrals

At first I had the idea to wear this blush blouse under my navy cardigan. I knew I wanted to wear something other than jeans or a skirt, so I decided on olive skinnies. And I really LOVE how these colors look together. I chose boots on this day, but also considered brown dotted flats.

I actually wore the brown pashmina scarf, but I also like how the blue plaid scarf looks. This look can be easily adapted for different seasons by changing the shoes, subtracting or changing the scarf, and changing up the jewelry (a statement necklace in place of a scarf, or statement earrings).

Would you ever pair these colors together? I hadn't before, but I sure do LOVE how it turned out.

blouse: H&M
cardigan: Banana Republic
brown pashmina: from my sis-in-law
blue scarf: thrifted (Target)
olive skinnies: c/o Aéropostale
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom

Friday, October 3, 2014

number 1 of 7

From the Mr:
"I chose this pair of jeans because I, personally, am not a fan of skinny jeans that are tight all the way down to the ankle. So, since I had the option to make her wear whatever I wanted, I picked a style that i like to see her in."

I love these jeans. They’re from American Eagle, my senior year of high school. They’re a light-wash flare.

And I just.

They survive every closet purge. I love them. I really do. But, sometimes they feel a bit dated to me. Especially since I have several pairs of jeans that are a more “contemporary fit” than these old favorites (*cough* skinny jeans *cough*). But, I love these, and I’m keeping them.

However, I also wore navy blue and did some print-mixing to update my look a bit, bring it into this decade, if you will. 

And also, I tend to forget how short I am until I wear pants like this, and step on the hems all day. Skinny jeans don’t hang over the back of my shoes and dangle dangerously, but these sure do.

shirt: Old Navy
cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet
scarf: Target
jeans: American Eagle
belt: American Eagle
shoes: Target

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Navy on the Job

This navy cardigan from Banana Republic is a recent acquisition. And I LOVE it. Really. My life was just one big empty shell without this cardigan. 


I knew I wanted a navy cardigan, but I didn't realize how much I would love wearing it. Below are two different ways I styled it for work. Both with something else navy. Of course :)

left: sequins & bedazzled shoes / right: flannel & tennis shoes



on the right: I was invited to a construction site at work for a BIG project. the timing was too perfect - I mean, I was wearing flannel, AND long pants, AND close-toed shoes.
and my pink hard hat is e'er'thang


on the left:
sweater: Banana Republic
sequined tank: WalMart
scarf: gift (Old Navy)
jeans: Aéropostale
flats: thrifted

on the right:
sweater: Banana Republic
flannel shirt: Old Navy
jeans: thrifted (Old Navy)
shoes: Payless

Friday, January 31, 2014

The First Wedding of 2014

Like I mentioned last week, I traveled to the Land of 10,000 Lakes to celebrate my cousin's wedding. They're a couple that's been together since high school, so, I'm kinda partial to them.
#highschoolsweethearts #HSSoftheworldUNITE

Here are some pics from their big day. My sister-in-law couldn't make it, as she was in one of her best friend's weddings on the same day - we still had a really great time, but really missed her.

with MY high school sweetie
Big Brother and us
Mr. & Mrs.
originally my youngest cousin agree to split 1 of every flavor with me, so I wouldn't be a TOTAL glutton. However, he filled up on Shirley Temples and couldn't help a girl out
Cousins - 1 of them was the Best Man!
me & Dad. sorry for the grainy pics - the lighting was low at the reception so we could get our dance on
ain't he handsome?
my family has a long tradition of breaking out hats at a wedding.
don't believe me?
proof from our wedding is below
I made a dainty little fascinator-top-hat, and my groom sported Nemo. don't worry - he's only kissing one of my besties/bridesmaids because she traveled the farthest for our big day (all the way from Hawaii!)
It's tough to see, but the dress I wore was a really pretty plum color, originally from Banana Republic,  but I thrifted it before we bought our house this fall - thrifting for the win! See something sort of similar below...