Showing posts with label gimme outfits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gimme outfits. Show all posts

Thursday, November 14, 2013

30 for 30: Day 8

my lovely moustache earrings

Before I started this blog, the above outfit is something I would have worn on a very regular basis. Jeans and an uncomplicated top. However, since I started my blog this past March, I like to think I've "stepped up my game." I wear less gimme outfits, and try to put more effort & thought into the outfits I put together, and subsequently post here on Sweet Bananie. 

But sometimes it's nice to revisit the basics :) 

Have I mentioned before how much I love this plaid flannel shirt? As much as I love my ankle booties.

My lovely scarf is new - it's from Aéropostale. I was asked to be a VIP for them again this season, and I happily accepted. I came home with this scarf, and my Mr. said:

"Really? Do you REALLY need another scarf?" 

and I replied:

"But this one is plain gray - I have a striped one, and a printed one, but not a plain one, so this one I needed. AND, it's an infinity scarf. So, I guess I did NEED it. Oh, and I got another scarf, too..."

I'll be showing off my new stuff from Aéropostale over the next few weeks - they include: a coat (!!!), a pink sweater, that other scarf I mentioned, and some sweet socks. 

Today I'm linking up with:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Comfort in Neutrals

ever tied your scarf like this? fold it in half, loop it around your neck, take the 2 loose ends, and thread them through the looped end: one over then under, and the other under then over. clear as mud? 

new bow earrings! #fancy

While this outfit wasn't anything TOO super special, it did two things: 
1) was comfortable
2) incorporated several current trends: chambray, colored skinnies & a scarf

I've subconsciously tried recreating it several times because it was just so easy to throw together. 

Does that make me a bad style blogger? 

I prefer to think no, it makes me pretty real & normal - most mornings I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off, so really, the easier, the better. 
But sometimes, I'm up for more of a challenge ;) 

Which do you prefer: easy to put together, or something requiring more effort?

chambray: Kohl's
pants: Aéropostale
flats: KMart
scarf: thrifted

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

30 for 30: Day 17 & Day 18

Day 17

Day 18

I always get a lot of compliments when I wear a hat. The truth is, I wear them when I'm having a baaaaad hair day. But maybe I should wear them on purpose more often?

Not my two best looks, but you know how I feel about my "gimme outfits" ;)

Friday, June 21, 2013

30 for 30: Day 13 & Day 14

You'll have to trust me that this (above) is what I wore on Day 13 of my 30 for 30 Challenge. Nothing fancy, just another "gimme outfit." Which was fine, because this day was less than stellar. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, spilled coffee all over myself on my way out the door, work was crazy busy, and the fire was still burning all over my beautiful hometown. I have since recovered from that day, and washed my coffee covered clothes. The fire is on its way to being contained, and we're on our way to the weekend!

And this (above) was Day 14. I wore my tan short-sleeved "safari" sweater (I think it looks like I'm headed on a safari when I wear it, so "safari" sweater it is) over the tank top for work - I covered those shoulders, don't you worry! I worked a half day, then packed up the car and headed to Denver for a friend's wedding. These pictures were snapped right before I tore apart our hotel room to get ready for the nuptials (Friday afternoon traffic is not conducive to making it to events in a timely & peaceful fashion). I covered my bases for my 30 for 30 in my monochromatic number, and still got to wear a dress I love for the wedding (pictures below).

real men wear pink. and purple. any pastel, really
if you're wondering, yes, we did coordinate our outfits! I think it looks so nice when a man & a woman coordinate for a special event - prom, a wedding, a ball. What do YOU think?
trying to be a good fashion blogger and show you my accessories - those are my new seahorse earrings, and my creepy eye
hamming it up in the photo booth
sparklers - the best kind of send off
I have several pictures of us with the bride & groom and other friends, but don't feel comfortable sharing without their permission.The wedding was beautiful & we're glad we were able to see one of our oldest friends tie the knot. We caught up with several other friends from high school and danced the night away.

We both received several compliments on our ensembles - doesn't he look dapper in his vest? We got his suit, tie, and shirt from Men's Wearhouse last summer. My dress is a Lilly Pulitzer that my parents picked out for me last year. I don't have a full length shot of the dress to show you from this evening, but it's the same festive stripe design all over the dress, and the dress ends just above my knees. I wore wedges that have copper, pewter & gold straps. They'll make another appearance on here, I promise!

Fun (and comfortable) dresses are my favorite thing to wear for weddings. They're a one-stop-shop-outfit, and are a lot cooler than wearing layers. This ceremony was outside, but luckily we sat in the shade, and there was a nice breeze to keep us cool during the I-do's & the I-will's.

We'll be attending two more weddings this summer - 1 in July, and 1 in August (that we're both in!). How many weddings are on your agenda this summer?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

30 for 30: Day 7

I told one of my friends who reads my blog that my 30 for 30 is going fine. So far. I told her I'm putting together the "gimme outfits," to which she replied "I'm excited - can't wait to see them!" This isn't the end of my "gimme outfits," but pretty close! We'll see what I can come up with for the rest of the month! I'm excited as well, and a bit nervous. It has made getting dressed pretty easy everyday, since there's a lot less items to choose from. Something for me to keep in mind for the future.

Any fun plans for the weekend? My Mr. is going golfing, and I'm doing bridesmaid stuff with a friend, as well as sleeping in and lots of reading. And laying out at the pool. While reading. And napping. And the usual weekend chores: groceries, laundry, bulldog baths, you know.

Aaaand, 1 year ago Sunday, the 9th, we adopted our Cali girl! We're thinking an extra special treat and lots of loving are in store.