Showing posts with label blazer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blazer. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

30 for 30: day 28

day 28

Black and white. And gray all over.

So many shades of black/white/gray. Love it.

Lately, I'm really loving throwing a blazer over the top of something to complete my look. And this blazer really hits the mark - it's gray, with white piping, and a ponte knit, so it's pretty warm. Casual, comfortable, yet stylish and slightly professional.

black & white buffalo plaid: Old Navy
gray blazer: Aéropostale
black skinnies: Target
black flats: Target

linking up at

Saturday, April 18, 2015

30 for 30: day 15 + day 16

Can you tell I'm playing some catch up with these two-a-day outfit posts?

"Two-a-day outfit posts, just as hard as working out twice a day."

not really...

Please disregard my above attempt at being a boss, and enjoy these two 30 for 30 looks I'm sharing with you this (gray, rainy, and cold Colorado) Saturday morning.

day 15

shirt: thrifted (Target)
scarf: Target
blazer: c/o Aéropostale
dark skinny jeans: c/o Aéropostale
flats: Target

day 16

chambray dress: Kohl's
scarf: WalMart
belt: Target
tassel flats: Target

linking up over at Elegantly Dressed & Stylish

Sunday, March 15, 2015

olive & magenta

This is one of those outfits that came together in the early morning haze that exists before the sun is up, before the coffee has been drunk, and before I'm ready to make coherent sentences. Somehow it came together, and I simply love LOVE LOVE how the olive looks with the purple and magenta, and how the stripes look with the fair-isle print of my scarf. I think this is one of my best looks yet.

On another note, I'm on the lookout for another pair of olive green skinnies - these have been great, but after just a few minutes of wear, they become stretched out and saggy in the most unflattering of places. Any recommendations on where I should look?

purple striped shirt: Kohl's
olive skinnies: c/o Aéropostale
fair-isle scarf: WalMart
gray blazer: c/o Aéropostale
magenta wedges: ALDO

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dots, Tweed, and...Python?

closeup of my print mixing madness

I wore this outfit several weeks ago when one of my best friends was in town. I took her for drinks with some work friends (after work, of course!), and really enjoyed getting to show her where I work and live and play.

I came up with this outfit several weeks before I wore it. I was trying to decide what to wear for something else (surprise), and somehow these 2 items ended up next to each other on my bed, due to my haphazard tossing and grabbing. When I looked closer, I realized they didn't look half bad together.  In fact, they were pretty interesting. And so, an outfit was born. However, this "ah-ha!" moment happened when there was still snow on the ground, so this wonderful combination had to wait for a warmer day. And I added the python print flats for kicks, since dots and tweed have the potential to be too cutesy ;)

shirt: Old Navy
jacket: Express
jeans: GAP Outlet
flats: WalMart

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mr. Picks Mondays: Pink. And Shiny!

The Mr. chose the sequined top (confession: a new find. from WalMart. for just under $4!!!), and I added the velour blazer & scarf. I really like the monochromatic look of the blazer and scarf, as well the texture play with the top, blazer & scarf. I find that lately I'm trying to create layers of texture while it's still a wee bit chilly outside - not so easy to do when it's sweltering outside, which is where the weather is headed, YIPPEE!!!!! I luuuurrrrrve summer!

Think you'll pull out your sequins and recreate something similar?
Sure hope you do! And let me know about it!


tank: WalMart similar below
blazer: thrifted similar below
scarf: gift similar below
jeans: Aéropostale exact
boots: Rack Room Shoes similar below

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Black & White - Casual vs. Fancier





I didn't realize until I was looking at outfit pictures and putting posts together how much black I've been wearing lately. It's not the "color of my soul," or anything, it's easy to grab when I'm foggy in the mornings, and it goes with just about everything. So, since I've worn it pretty often lately. and some white to go with it, here are two different black and white looks for your viewing pleasure...and maybe some black & white outfit inspiration, to boot ;)

On the left: more casual - stripes, flannel & warm boots
On the right: fancier - peplum, blazer & bright flats


on the left:
striped top: Old Navy similar below
flannel: Old Navy similar & exact below
jeans: Aéropostale exact
boots: UGG similar & exact below

on the right:
 striped peplum: Ann Taylor Factory sort of similar below
blazer: thrifted (Target) similar below
jeans: Aéropostale exact
neonflats: Kohl's similar below

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mr. Picks Mondays: Spring in my Step

It was frigid cold outside, so we moved inside to take my picture without the blazer.

The Mr. chose the gray lace top and black pants - I chose to "spring" it up with pink and florals. I really like the balance of black and gray, with different pinks and a light spring-ey scarf. 

Every spring, I always think of Meryl Streep's line from The Devil Wears Prada: "Florals. For spring. Groundbreaking." I mean, florals for spring are nothing new, but I do love slowly breaking them out again and again every year - just makes it feel more and more like spring (even though we're getting snow tonight and tomorrow. Oy.)

shirt: Victoria's Secret [similar below]
blazer: thrifted  [similar below]
scarf: thrifted [similar below]
pants: Aéropostale
shoes: Coldwater Creek [similar below]

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mr. Picks Mondays: Shades of Blue

I found this gem (haha, get it?) of a pair of kicks at ARC last week.
they're navy blue.
they are bedazzled.
and I'm obsessed.

I've done some shopping in the past few weeks - I've been pretty very successful at Old Navy, ARC, and Aéropostale (don't worry - those goodies are coming your way!). This shirt was a thrifted find at ARC, as are the shoes. The Mister picked out the button-up for me to wear, and I added the rest. 

Navy blue is my new obsession, so any time I can wear navy, or add it to an outfit, I have been. Probably more than I should (is every day too often?). I even scored a navy blue peacoat at Old Navy that I just loooove. I've been hearing that "navy is the new black," and I like to think that I'm ahead of the curve, having always liked it - both parents proudly wore Air Force Blue (growing up it wasn't called navy blue, it was AIR FORCE BLUE). Hey, I even have a navy blue car now ;)

shirt: thrifted (Hollister) sort of similar below
blazer: Aéropostale
scarf: Aéropostale
pants: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's sort of similar below
flats: thrifted (Adrienne Vittadini) sort of similar below