Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Racing Stripes

Hello friends! Coming at you live from snowy Minneapolis, MN (not the below photos, just my physical current location)! 

Today I'm sharing an #ootd I wore a few weeks ago featuring some new trousers I snagged from a recent Zara haul (I might have a problem - there's currently another order waiting for me at home - to be fair, most of what I order gets returned). I love these pants because they feature green and mustard stripes on the side. Luckily, I have a green blazer that matches perfectly, but I feel like now is the time to invest in more mustard pieces (I've had this argument here before).

Blazer, Button-Down: Hand-Me-Down, Trousers: Zara, Flats: Charlotte Russe, Necklace:
The Jewelry Box Event
Do you all think mustard is a good color to add to my wardrobe, or is there another option you all like better?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

4 Days, 4 Outfits

I was going to post a different #ootd, but since we're getting more snow, this set of #ootd from a recent work trip to Orlando seemed more appropriate. 

I'm not sure if you all heard, but I started a new job almost two months ago. As part of my new job, I'll be traveling a bit more, so looking forward to bringing back my "X Days, X Outfits" feature. I missed out on documenting my first set of work trip #ootd, but was able to capture my #ootd from my trip to Orlando a few weeks ago. 

Check it out!

Blazer: H&M, Dress: Zara, Sandals, Clutch: Target

Blazer: Hand-Me-Down, Button-Down: Levi's, Skirt: Thrifted (JCrew), Sandals: Zara*
*These shoes are so cute, but destroyed my feet.

Blazer: H&M, Dress: Hand-Me-Down, Sandals: Target

Blazer: Hand-Me-Down, TShirt: Provided by work, Watch, Skirt: Thrifted, Sandals: Target

Most of the days were spent in conferences and breakout sessions, but we did have some free time to explore Hollywood Studios and go paddle-boarding (well, I went paddle-boarding, some others went to Disney, got massages or various other activities). 

I love trips like this because they really challenge me to pack multi-purpose items, i.e. something that I can wear on the plane, but also dress up to have dinner with my team-mates. Note: Nothing I wore paddle-boarding was multi-purpose, but sometimes that's unavoidable. 

I'm looking forward to more travel this year (for work and with my little family).

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Since Harvey's birth, I've been shopping more and more online. Insert shocked face here. I never was one for online shopping before. The uncertainty of it all never appealed to me. But now that a lot of sites have free returns, I almost prefer it to shopping in stores. You can add as much as you want to your cart without having to commit, and then try everything on in the comfort of your own home. It's quite nice, especially when you have a small child who hates nap-time and is prone to the occasional blowout. 

Anywho, I picked this dress out during my last big Zara haul (one of these days, I'll document it all on social media for you all). I'm not 100% comfortable wearing it as a dress, so I thought I'd test the waters wearing it over pants. I wanted so badly to layer something over it, but the sleeves are a bit too large to be comfortable with something over them, so I stepped outside my comfort zone and kept it simple. 

Top, Boots: Zara, Trousers: Random Shop in Angers, Sunglasses: Big Fun

I'm liking dresses over pants, so expect more outfits like this to come! But don't expect too many more simple outfits (at least until summer). 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Black and White Uniform

Well, well, well. It sure feels strange to post photos after such a long break, but I've missed it. So I thought I'd ease back into things with an outfit I've been wearing some variation on for a few months now. 

This turtleneck/sweater combo has been my go-to when I haven't planned outfits for the week. And it's a life-saver. The stripes and houndstooth offer just enough visual interest, while the black and white offers a bit of "normal-ness". Paired with cropped flares and lace-ups flats, and I'm good to go. 

Jacket, Turtleneck: JCrew Factory, Sweater: Hand-Me-Down, Pants: Old Navy,
Flats: Versona Accessories, Sunglasses: ReDress

I've been wearing some pretty good outfits lately (at least making an effort), and it's starting to be light after work, so I think we'll be able to get back into the photographing/blogging swing of things. We just need to get Harvey on board with the effort (he gets bored quickly).

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hot Tamale

Ever since Karen posted her Fall Styling tips video (I can't remember which fall video exactly, they are all good), I've been wanting to try her tip of a monochrome #ootd. While this #ootd isn't exactly monochrome (hot pink and orange aren't exactly the same color), it's close and turned out just the way I wanted.

Sweater: Zara, Palm Tree Button-Down: Thrifted (Goodwill Akron), Pencil Skirt: JCrew Factory,
Socks: Old Navy, Boots: SheIn, Sunglasses: ReDress

I also recently placed my first order with SheIn - have you heard of it? Abby shared some shoes she had scored from them, so I thought I'd check it out. These boots were one of the pieces I kept. I sent half of my order back because of sizing issues - nothing crazy, just usual online ordering risk - definitely invest the small fee for returns if you do shop online with them. 

Good or bad, I love that SheIn offers knock-off versions of all of the super trendy designer pieces I couldn't afford when they were popular (and still can't afford). These boots are obviously based off of this Balenciaga pair that have been popular for several years. Next up on my list is a version of these Stella McCartney creepers.