With my crazy work load and grad school projects coming to a close, I haven’t been able to tend to my precious blog or satisfy my shopping cravings. I’m going through fashion blogging withdrawal! To ease the ache, I attended the Vintage Clothing and Vinyl Record Affair at one of my favorite boutiques Retromended. It was a fun event to celebrate vintage fashion and music and hang with fellow bloggers.
Denim Dress: $6, on clearance from Target
Statement Necklace: $18, at a convention in San Antonio, TX
Aztec Clutch: $14, Dots
Wedge Sandals: $22, on clearance from Macy’s
Sunglasses: $5, Stein Mart
Total Outfit: $65
Me and Iris from Focused on Fashion:
Me with Iris and Lisa from Lisa Sails:
A HUGE thank you to Iris for providing me with these fab photos and to Lisa for featuring me in her Street Style post.
Although it’s technically spring, we’ve had a few cold snaps in Florida allowing me to still wear layers and boots. I’ve always been on the fence about argyle sweaters. I’ve debated this before here.
Sometimes, I love them and other times, I feel like I belong on a golf course. Whether you love or hate argyle, the print works well for casual Friday at the office.
Argyle Sweater: $8, on clearance from Target (similar at JC Penney)
Collared Shirt: $24, Express (really old)
Skinny Jeans: $15, Old Navy
Statement Necklace: $8.95, Forever 21
Black Riding Boots: $25, Ross
Sunglasses: $5, Stein Mart
Total Outfit: $85.95
How do you feel about argyle? Love it or hate it?
I was traveling a lot last month and my first stop was southern California. The weather was beautiful and it gave me a chance to experiment with different shades and prints.
This outfit was sort of an accident, but I kind of love it. I planned on the weather being a lot cooler and the sweaters I packed stayed in my suitcase (that is my unnecessary jacket in the back).
Polka Dot Tunic: $16, Marshalls
Grey Jeans: $20, Target
Sunglasses: $5, Stein Mart
Purse: $12, on clearance at Target
Cognac Boots: $74, on sale at DSW
Would you wear gray, cognac and polka dots together?
What is a combo you thought wouldn’t work at first and then tried and loved?
Because I love color and prints so much, I rarely ever dress in all black. I wore this outfit to a bachelorette/bridal send-off party recently and the weather was cool enough to warrant tights and a light jacket. Lace tights are a busy print, so I decided to keep the rest of the look minimal so the tights were the main focus. I couldn’t help but add a dash of color with a simple necklace.
Occasion: Bachelorette/Bridal Send-Off Party
Dress: $10, on clearance at Macy’s
Faux Leather Jacket: $25, Ross
Magnet Necklace: $6, Sol Boutique
Lace Tights: $10, DSW
Wedge Boots: $15, on clearance at Target
Total Outfit: $66
Find Lace Tights:
Left to right: Express ($17), Forever 21 ($4), Neiman Marcus ($18)
Do you wear lace tights? If so, do you like to pair them with prints or solid colors?
I forgot how fabulous a basic blazer, t-shirt and jeans can look! I wore this outfit to dinner recently and loved how chic and comfortable I felt.
A simple outfit like a blazer, tee and jeans can serve as a canvas to get really creative with accessories. I took advantage of this canvas to wear my new statement necklace and aztec print clutch.
Black Blazer: $15 on clearance at Target (similar here)
White Tee: $5, Material Girl on clearance at Macy’s
Statement Necklace: $7 on clearance at New York and Company (scored this on Black Friday)
Cropped Jeans: $15, Marshalls
Gold Bracelet: $0 (was in my Goddie bag during my Lucky Mag NYC trip)
Aztec Print Clutch: $14, Dots
Black Pumps: $0 (got them during my Miami Marshalls trip)
Total Outfit: $56
What’s your favorite way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans?
I realize I’m wearing white after Labor Day, but I think most of you will agree that this rule is old-fashioned. If wearing white after labor day is wrong, then I don’t want to be right!I wore this recently to a local food truck bazaar. Although I love the end result, wearing white shorts really isn’t the smartest choice for an outdoor food event. I love white clothes, but I’m really too much of a klutz to not spill anything.
Shirt: $12.99, Marshalls (similar here)
Shorts: $20, Target (similar here)
Stacked Bracelets: $15, various places
Watch: $19.99, Sacramento Airport
Sandals: $15, on clearance from Dillard’s (similar here)
Necklace: $0, gift
Yellow Purse: $12, Stein Mart
Total Outfit: $94.98
Have you jumped on the Food Truck trend yet? How do you feel about wearing white after Labor Day?
It’s Friday! And that means it’s time to sport another casual Friday look. I recently acquired this fun cardigan a few weeks ago and it feeds my stripes obsession. Another part of this look that I love is that it has the slightest hint of fall. Sweaters and boots, here we come! This outfit also reminded me of back-to-school time and is something I would wear if I were in school (well, I am in grad school, but that doesn’t really count).
Cardigan: $16, Dots
Purple Tee: $5, on clearance at Old Navy
Raspberry Belt: $3.48, on clearance at Target
Jeans: $8, on clearance at Target
Necklace: $8.95, Forever 21
Nude Flats: $20, on clearance at Macy’s
Total Outfit: $61.43
If you were/are in school, what would you wear on the first day?
Also, I entered to win a trip to New Zealand. You can win too just by voting! Check out the post here.
Summer is almost over, so I am trying to wear my summer colors and styles as much as possible. Although many summer trends will spill over into Fall, I’ll miss wearing summer outfits. Here is a casual Friday outfit that includes some of my favorite summer trends.
Yellow Tunic: $14, Marshalls
White Jeans: $20, Target
Statement Necklace: $15, on clearance from Macy’s
Brown Wedges: $10, on clearance at Dillard’s
Total Outfit: $59
What summer trends/looks will you miss?
I’ve missed a few Casual Friday outfit posts, but hopefully this one will get you ready for the weekend! It’s great when you have friends that really get your style. For my birthday, I received some wonderful gifts from my friends including accessories and clothes. I love it when I hear “I saw this and thought of you!”
I wore this summer outfit to a pool party recently. Every item in this outfit except the flip-flops and sunglasses is a gift from a friend.
Summer Fedora: $0, Target (gift)
Dress/Cover-Up: $0, Target (gift)
Necklace: $0, gift from friend
Sunglasses: $10, Target
Flip-Flops: $4, Old Navy
Total Outfit: $14
Do your friends get your personal style?
Have a great weekend!
You read the headline right. I celebrated an anniversary for beer. The other weekend we went out with some friends for dinner and then to World of Beer to celebrate their second year anniversary. Any excuse to drink beer, right?
The weather was really hot and the event was outside, so I chose a lightweight dress and wore my hair up in an attempt to stay cool.
Striped Dress: $17.99, Target
Blue Necklace: $10, on clearance from JC Penney
Tan Wedges: $22, Macy’s
Celebrating Beer: $0
Total Outfit: $49.99
I love attending random events (like when I went to a bacon event). What events have you been to lately?