Thursday, November 9, 2017

Formal Wear

Another day, another Canadian Tuxedo. Why is denim on denim called a "Canadian Tuxedo", and is that rude to continue to call it that? Canadian friends, let me know! I love denim on denim, so I mean no disrespect.

Jacket: Thrifted (Goodwill Akron), TShirt: Hand-Me-Down, Jeans: JCrew, Slides: Target,
Sunglasses: ShopJeen


We have tomorrow off in honor of Veteran's Day, so posting a "casual Friday" look a day early. 

Hope you all have a great weekend, and take some time to reflect on everything you are grateful for (some of which is most likely thanks to a Veteran). That's my plan for the weekend.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fly Away

It's started too cool off around these parts, which means sweater weather is upon us!

Sweater: Hand-Me-Down, Jumper: Thrifted, Boots: SheIn, Socks: Gabriel Brothers,
Sunglasses: ReDress

A few weeks back, I volunteered to be in a photoshoot for the upcoming season of the Cleveland Flea. Since it was a holiday-themed shoot, we were asked to wear cozy clothes, and I wore this. Too bad it was about 80 that day. Thankfully, I thought better of wearing my tights and packed them in my bag, in case they were needed later in the day (they weren't). At the time, the thought of the upcoming holiday season gave me anxiety, but now I'm rather looking forward to it, especially bundling Harvey up in his cozy winter clothes! 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The last weekend of my maternity leave, Harvey and I joined my mom for a night away up on Lake Erie. My favorite part of a last minute getaway (besides the "getaway" part)? The last minute packing: i.e. throw a bunch of random clothes in a bag. I didn't plan it, but was pleasantly surprised when I was able to pull together this accidental 90s grunge #ootd with minimal effort.

Tshirt: Target, Jeans: Swapped, High Tops: Vans via Zumiez, Flannel: Hand-me-Down,
Sunglasses: PacSun

Speaking of "teen spirit": acne - postpartum or 30s related? I haven't had it this bad since puberty. What gives? Thankfully, it's mostly cleared up now thanks to a miracle spot treatment my mom gave me.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Accidental Western

Happy Halloween, friends! 

I didn't go all out this year like I have in years past (check out old Halloween costumes here, here, herehere and here), but I did accidentally dress a bit western last week.

Fringe Jacket: Instagram (B Jones), Flannel Button-Down: Eddie Bauer, Jeans: Zara,
Slides: Target

I bought this jacket off instagram, my first purchase of the sort, and I'm quite pleased. I took a risk as I wasn't sure this amazing fringe jacket would fit across my giant shoulders, but all's well that ends well.

And since it was FSU game day, I had to wear my garnet and gold flannel and FSU pins. Too bad they biffed it against Boston College. I guess there is always next year.  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

First Day Back

Yesterday was my first day back at work from maternity leave, and I have to say, it wasn't bad (the whole experience of returning to work: separation from the baby, spending 8 hours in the office, etc). We started Harvey in school at the beginning of the week, so I had two days of practice with dropping him off (and two days of minor tears). 

Going back to work gave me an opportunity to "dress up" again, which is nice, considering I've spent the past three-ish months in tshirts and shorts, jeans or leggings (hence the lack of posts here). And since I'm out of practice with styling proper outfits, and I knew going back to work and dropping a baby off at school would make for hectic mornings, a few weeks back, I started a note on my phone of possible work #ootds. And I actually referenced it!

Coat: JCrew Factory, Blazer, Trousers: Hand-Me-Down, TShirt: Shout-Out-Louds Concert Tee,
Boots: Zara, Bandana: Borrowed from Adam

As I predicted, it went from summer to winter overnight (well almost winter). Luckily, JCrew Factory was running a super sale on their City Coat, so I bit the bullet and bought one. I fully planned on returning it, but it's just such a pretty color and so chic, that I decided to keep it. Plus, it got cold, so I was glad to have it out and ready to wear.

I've decided that every outfit is better with a lavender coat.