Tuesday, March 21, 2017

STL - OOTD #1

A few weeks ago we visited our amazing friends in St. Louis, MO. It's always nice to get away, especially since I end up wearing the outfits I'd rather be wearing all of the time. Like this one: vintage denim jumpsuit and thrifted super high tops. 









Jumpsuit: Vintage, Turtleneck: JCrew, High Tops: Converse (Thrifted), Sunglasses: ReDress

Traveling really gives a good argument to the capsule wardrobe concept. You pack a few of each item (shirts, pants, shoes, whatever) and all of the accessories you want, and then pair all of your items together each day you are on vacation. Who cares if it gets repetitive? You're on vacation and forced to be creative with your clothes! Win. Win. Win.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saving Daylight - P2

You will not hear me complaining about Daylight Saving time anymore. We might lose an hour on one day, but dang! we get so much extra sunlight in the evening. Which makes taking photos (like these) in our entryway obsolete (at least for a bit). 











Kimono: Vintage, Top: Theyskens Theory (Hand-Me-Down), Trousers: JCrew,
oots: YES!, Socks: Gabriel Brothers, Necklace: The Jewelry Box



This outfit accomplishes a few goals:
1. It's basically pajamas, so v. comfy.
2. It's v loose so it hides a growing baby bump that isn't exactly public knowledge yet. 
3. There might be one more thing, but I can't remember it now.

This was another one of those outfits that came together by accident. I wanted to wear my vintage kimono to work one day, but wasn't sure with what. Then, I noticed the green in the kimono was the same green as my linen JCrew pants, so bam! Outfit made. 

What do you look for in an outfit?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Super Sunday

How often do you all get writer's block? Or are hit with a bit of un-inspiration? That happened last week. I went to write about this outfit and felt entirely uninspired. So then I tried to think about why I wore this outfit, and I came up with a bit. So here you go!

I wore this outfit on Super Bowl Sunday. The Patriots were playing the Falcons and since I'm not an NFL fan, I wasn't really sure what to wear. I don't like the Patriots, so I opted to incorporate some red into my #ootd in "support" of the Falcons. Per usual, the game was totally uneventful until we left the party to go home. Oh well. We only watch the game because it's another excuse to get together with family and hang out. We did catch Lady Gaga's performance, and of course, it was amazing. 








Buttond-Down: Adam's, Top: Thrifted, Jeans: Levi's 501, Hat: H&M, Flats: Zara,
Socks: Gabriel Brothers


Loose jeans, loose button-down and mock-neck top make for an easy Sunday formula.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Working for the Weekend

A few weekends ago, I had to work on the weekend (nbd). Going into the office on a Saturday is v.strange, but an excellent opportunity to bridge the divide between "Office Abby" and "Day-Off Abby". Not that I wouldn't wear this outfit on any other day at the office, but I have been trying to elevate my #ootds during the week. Maybe I should start bridging this divide more often on normal work days, because shouldn't we love the outfits we wear to a place we spend most of our waking hours?




Coat: Thrifted, Sweater: Vintage, Top: Swapped, Jeans: Levi's, Booties: Hand-Me-Down,
Necklaces: Assorted










When I say "bridge the divide" between work-wear and day-off wear, I mean things like:

1. Swap out traditional heels or flats with sneakers or funky boots.
2. Swap out a blazer for a fun cardigan, jean jacket or a cape.
3. Take a few extra minutes for accessories. 
4. Swap out slacks for (not too) distressed denim.
5. Add an oversized blazer to your casual look.
6. Wear funky tights instead of socks or traditional knee-highs.

Nothing too crazy, but little things that make an outfit your own.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Julia

Have you ever met a piece of clothing that you thought you'd love, then tried it on, and it wasn't your favorite? Did you then try that piece of clothing on again and realize you had been too hard on it the first time? That's this dress. 







Jean Jacket: Vintage, Thrifted, Dress: LuLaRoe Julie, Boots, Pyramid Necklace: Charlotte Russe,
#adublovefest Necklace: Gifted


When my cousin first started selling LuLaRoe, she had this Julia dress on her dress form. I instantly fell in love with it because of the pattern (arrows, duh). But then I tried it on and thought it was too tight. Now that I'm pregnant, I thought I'd give it another try, and I didn't care about the tightness. I'm not sure if it's something about accepting your body for what it is, or being fine with showing off your curves, but I hope I take this mentality with me after our baby is born. I should love my body in all of its iterations, not just when it is growing a small human.