Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cozy

We had a cool day a few weeks ago, and I was determined not to wear pants. So a sweater over a comfy dress with ankle boots was the only acceptable option.







Jacket: Borrowed from Adam (Wrangler), Sweater: Mango, LulaRoe Carly,
Ankle Boots: Thrifted c/o Goodwill Akron, Sunglasses: Big Fun,
Earrings: Arden B. and World Market







I call these earrings my Eva Longoria earrings. They remind me of the earrings she wore to the 2005 Golden Globes. How about that for something random to remember? Her look from that red carpet heavily influenced my final prom look. Not sure why, but she was my "best dressed" from that event, and still stands out over all the red carpets since. Memory is so random. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pants Before Dresses

Sorry if I sound like a broken record, but the hardest part about maternity dressing is not being able to wear proper pants.

I started this outfit by layering a dress over my sleeveless button-down, but I just wasn't feeling it. Since it was a Thursday, I didn't think overalls would be appropriate, but I really wanted to wear them. So I did. And this outfit is so much better because of them. 






Kimono, Button-Down, Shoes: Hand-Me-Down, Overalls: Levi's,
Necklaces: Francesca's Collections (one via swap), Sunglasses: Big Fun






I think one of the greatest things I've learned from dressing an ever-growing bump is to not take myself too seriously. For whatever reason, I've built up this mentality that I have to dress up for work, but that's not the case. We don't have a dress code, so as long as I look presentable, what's wrong with swapping overalls for a dress? 

Nothing that I can think of. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Neutral

I think it's official: looks like we will have a few warm days in row - so must be summer? 

A few weeks ago, we had some co-workers visiting from out of town, so a happy hour was organized. It was going to be a warm day, so I needed something loose and comfortable to walk around downtown in. I settled on this maxi dress and vintage cover-up.










Cover-Up: Thrifted/Vintage c/o ValueWorld, Dress: Forever21, Flats: Charlottes Russe,
Sunglasses: Big Fun, Necklace: Swapped




For those of you that were wondering, I've decided olive is officially a neutral. I also have an easier time pairing black with tan instead of black and brown. For whatever reason, I can't wear black and brown together. It's a weird personal thing.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Plaid and Stripes

Not sure what to say about this outfit that I haven't shared previously:
1. When you want to mix patterns, chose complimentary colors.
2. Any color tights are OK if they match the rest of the outfit. 
3. Mixed metals are OK, but the same color metal is best.










Blazer: Hand-Me-Down, Dress: Lularoe Julia, Tights: Target, Boots: Charlotte Russe,
Necklaces: Assorted, Sunglasses: Big Fun

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Winterized

Since it looks like we'll have a few more cool days around these parts, this outfit is a good reminder of how to stay warm when I want to exclusively wear summer clothes. 










Sweater, Scarf Button-Down: Hand-Me-Down, Dress: Urban Outfitters,
Lace-Up Flats: Versona Accessories 

When I wore this outfit, a girl at work commented that she liked my skirt. I hadn't even thought about wearing this dress under a top as a skirt (I've done it before, but completely forgot that was an option). Needless to say, you all now that #ootd to look forward to.