Showing posts with label metallic sandals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label metallic sandals. Show all posts

Saturday, August 22, 2015

tricky technique

Oh oh, I just love how this outfit turned out. I'd been playing with the idea of trying to wear more of my dresses in a more casual way, and happened upon a chambray knotted over a dress somewhere on the internets. I've since worn several fancier dresses this way and am loving the result (the Mr. is not a fan, but he also doesn't like skinny jeans AND ankle booties. so, please discuss fashion and style with myself).

The only thing I don't love about this layering technique is that tying up my chambray causes it to sit just above my natural waist, and sometimes a dress can be a little shapeless right at that point (not always); and instead of looking like a skirt, it looks like I wore a chambray over a dress. Which is a truth fact, BUT the idea is to make something I already own look like something else. That's called "mileage," or decreasing your "cost per wear," or something.

But, in conclusion (so that you may go about continuing to enjoy your weekend), I like this little trick. And I intend to keep repeating it. And I hope you like seeing it on my blog.

And isn't my Olaf handsome?

dress (er, I mean skirt): Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
chambray: thrifted
metallic wedges: thrifted

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

kid's section





I wore both of these outfits in the same day. One for work – the purple blouse and Bermuda shorts, definitely not the flouncy skater skirt. And the other (the skirt & vest) for a double date with friends. We had dinner and drinks, and then hit up Sports Authority, where I snagged some new running shorts (from the kids section…it pays to be short - stuff from the kids section is always cheaper).

Oh, and then more drinks.*

*Just had to solidify my adult-ness after having admitted to shopping in the kids section…

purple blouse: Eddie Bauer
Bermuda shorts: Old Navy
wedges: thrifted (Steve Madden)

tank: Forever21
vest: thrifted (Levi’s)
skirt: from a friend via Urban Outfitters
sandals: Target

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


This outfit is something I threw together in an early morning haze. I added the belt to add some shape to this comfy dress. It's pretty great for wearing to work - sleeves, hits at my knees, pockets, and doesn't require any special slips or bras.

dress: Old Navy (thrifted)
belt: thrifted
sandals: Target

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lumberjack Stole my Necklace

I know the first three pictures don't show it too well. but this shirt has plenty of bright colors in it. Paired with my necklace, my husband said "You look like a little lumberjack. A lumberjack who stole a fancy necklace." Hence, the name of this post. You know me, putting a spin on a classic plaid shirt with some lilac capris, a statement necklace, and metallic sandals. 

It's still raining here. The sun was out Friday afternoon, and most of the day yesterday, so I thought we were in the clear. And then, last night, as I was running, it started raining. No, not raining. Pouring. So, that was fun. ALMOST didn't need a shower by the time I got home. Almost. 

I posted some items on Poshmark - have you heard of it? It's an iPhone app that allows you to virtually "shop" someone else's closet or sell items from your own closet. There's a link to my "closet" over in my sidebar >>>
or find me through the app on your iPhone: SweetBananie.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! We're staying inside and dry, away from all the rain.

shirt: thrifted
capris: Kohl's
sandals: Target
necklace: Trends