WIW: Draped top

I picked this up on a whim last week without trying it on (something I never do!).  I love how it drapes in the front and in the back -- I'm not sure if you can see it in my very terrible cell phone pics or not.  I paired it with gold accessories and blush colored shoes w/gold buckles.  Also found my ankle pants, which I am still on the fence about (the length, mostly), I think the shirt makes the proportions of the ankle crop work a lot better with my leg shape.


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WIW: Risky Business

We're having a denim day at work today, and it makes me sad that we can't do it every day.  I'm much more comfortable in denim than in slacks for the most part!

I do like how this came together though.


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WIW: Beachy Nudes

I'm kind of feeling this vibe today!  I grabbed the sweater as an afterthought because it's a little cool in the house today, but I like it better than what I had on originally.  I happened upon this pair of light wash Kut Catherines this week on the sales rack at Nordstrom (love when that happens!).

This is the color I wanted when I purchased my other pair but couldn't find. I paired this with gold flats + accents. I had planned to work at the coffee shop, but it was crowded, so now I'm wasting away at home in a perfectly good outfit :).


WIW: Working my neutrals

I really like how this looks together today!  This skirt is proof that there is life beyond suits for "business skirts".  I bought this skirt on sale at Ann Taylor (deep discount), in hopes that one day, the jacket would go on sale as well. Of course, that never happened and I was left with an orphaned skirt.  It's lighter than the Halogen skirts, so hopefully I can work it into more spring outfits. 

You guys are going to be sick of my oxfords before it's all said and done.  I should probably go ahead and buy a 2nd pair, because I see where this is heading. :)

For my topper this morning, I paired it with my fave combo of my JCrew jacket & leopard scarf. Temps are supposed to be in the low 60s, but I don't plan on being outside anyway, so my legs should be fine.


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WIW: Trying new colors together

I could seriously write a book about lost items of clothing...this shirt jumped out of the armoire while I was digging for a tee shirt - I had forgotten about this one since last spring or early summer. I love this color of coral so much!  I wanted to pair it with something bright -- my choices were cobalt or red pencil skirt. I didn't think I was bold enough to try red + coral, so this was the next best pick.  I wanted to try to de-vamp this look as much as possible, so I added the flats and a jacket, though I'm sitting now with no jacket on because I don't feel as uncomfortable in this as I thought I would. Still feeling like Joan from Mad Men, but oh well!

I've always been one to try to wear pumps and heels because I thought that my legs looked stumpy otherwise, but in reviewing these pics, I think the legs look fine.  I've been running for 2 years, and my previously wimpy calves have finally decided to grow up and be somebody.  I worked in the weight room for years to beef up my calves and it never really took, so I'm proud of my borderline wide calves these days because they balance out my upper legs.

I also threw in a pic from Saturday -- it was low 60s and rain expected, and we were heading for a day at the children's museum. I couldn't pass up a chance to wear my new purple chacos...even though they may look clunky with the BF jeans. They matched my sweater perfectly!  I bought TWO pairs of brightly colored Chacos to replace my favorite brown pair (RIP runaway Chacos!). I expect any day now for them to turn up, since I have not one, but two replacement pairs.


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WIW - Long Lost Friend

You ladies know how it is...certain items of clothing get lost, go on closet hiatus or are misplaced by husbands!  I haven't seen this red shirt in months (maybe even since early fall!).  Wearing it today makes me realize how much I love the ease of it.  It's light, breezy, fairly wrinkle resistant, and best of all has snap buttons.  I hope to find a few more of these types of tops for the spring, as they seem to work better tucked in than a more structured shirt.

Repeating these pants again before it gets too hot, as they are truly heavy, winter weight slacks. 


WIW: Warming up to the oxfords

Today is still only my 2nd wear from these, and I really can see myself buying another pair of these in a different color.  They're very soft and comfortable - I even walked across campus in them today (that never happens in work shoes!).

Yesterday, I wore them with the new boyfriends, also on their first trip out.  I'm pleased that these Kut jeans have some give, but were not falling off my behind by the end of the day.  I hate overly stretchy pants, and these passed the test, even though I spend 3 hours in the car yesterday.

Today, I was having a style dilemma and quickly went with the green pants + this top. It works OK, though it's not how I really wanted to style the shoes on their first trip to the office. I'm pretty sure I lost a pair of black capris somewhere along the line...but the pop of green works with the very warm day we're having here.


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