Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 30

Last day of the challenge; woo, we made it! I certainly learned a lot. For me it was both inspiring and sometimes constricting, but I learned a lot about putting different combos of items together and focusing on different elements of a look. For those that participated, I hope you had a great time! If you didn't get a chance to join in April's challenge, I found this one on Instagram for May if anyone feels so inclined. I'm not limiting myself to this one, although I may squeeze in a challenge from time to time.

Anyway, on to the OOTD. The funny thing about today's pinspo is I actually don't like the outfit. The pants are very Beatlejuice to me, and the neon wedges look all wrong imo. But I like the shape of each piece, and it made me wonder if I could do it better. Do you ever get inspired by just the silhouette of a look?

Gray/white striped tie waist blouse: Walmart
Cobalt pants: Family Clothes
Red patent wedges: Merona for Target
Multi chain necklace: Walmart
Gold snake ring: vintage
Studded leather wrap watch:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 29

If I worked in an office I would totally wear this blouse with a cute pencil skirt, but since every day is basically weekend wear for me, hello jeans! Loving this heart print so hard. :P I could have also done black shoes and bag with this, but I've been wearing dark things the last several days in a row, so hello color!



Purple/black heart print blouse: 24/7 Denim, thrifted
Skinny Jeans: Dollar General
Pink/nude cap toed flats: Bongo, Kmart
Bag: Stam replica, thrifted
Bangles: Dollar store
Gold heart earrings: Claire's via flea market

Monday, April 28, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 28



I ended up adding gray tights because it was quite windy today and I didn't want to pull a Marilyn. :P
Burgundy leather jacket: thrifted
Striped tee: Walmart
White lace dress (as skirt): Ross
Black studded motoboots: Kmart
Quilted chain strap bag: thrifted
Gray tights: Target
Silver tassel necklace: Apt. 9 at Kohl's
Earrings: old
Ring: old

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 27

Not sure if this meets today's challenge requirements, but I feel the dress is kinda sleek and the bag kinda slouchy. Anyway, I love it, it feels very "me." :) Hope y'all are having a great weekend!



Black/white striped dress: Merona for Target
Coral/white star print scarf: Dollar store
Orchid purple bag: Merona for Target, thrifted
Tan suede fringed booties, Chinese Laundry, thrifted
Star earrings: old

Saturday, April 26, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 26



Burgundy leather motojacket: thrifted
Leopard print buttonup shirt: Liz Claibourne, thrifted
Drapey black tee: Zenobia from Family Clothes
Long black cami: Walmart
Black Leggings: Sears
Cognac riding boots: Walmart
Rosegold arrow necklace: Jennifer Lopez from Kohl's
Stud earrings: Claire's via fleamarket

Friday, April 25, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 25

Back from my trip, had a lovely time! Returned just in time for rain. -_-
Because of today's challenge, I realized I don't own any particularly distressed denim. All my denim seems relatively content. (Sorry, I had to get a lame joke in there.)
I'm not sure why I've not purchaced any distressed denim in years; I'm not opposed to it. I'm thinking of adding some DIY holes to an old pair of jeans. Why not.

Anyway, Pinspiration:


Black sweater: Halogen via Thredup
Jeans: Jordache from Walmart
Leopard Scarf: Walmart
Black quilted purse: thrifted
Burgundy wedge booties: Kmart
Knot earrings: F21

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vacation OOTD Part 3

It's chilly here in the morning and evening, and warm in the afternoon, so I find myself having to add and subtract layers about 4 times a day: morning, swimming, afternoon, and evening. This is the "afternoon" look. :)

Vacation OOTD Part 2

Good morning all! The view from my back door sure is lovely today. :)

I think this outfit counts for today's challenge because my leggings have orange in them and I never wear orange.

Cardigan: thrifted
Black drapey tee: Zenobia from Family Clothes
Aztec print leggings: thrifted
Tan fringed ankle booties: Chinese Laundry, thrifted
Black bucket bag: F21
Coral bubble necklace:

Vacation OOTD

I'm taking a couple days off from the challenge because I'm camping out for a few days on a houseboat, and vacation clothes are called for.

Today's OOTD:
Some might think it's a little heavy on the black for a vacation look, but I love it! Weather will actually be cooler than usual; 72-81 in the days and low of 45 at night. 
Black/white paisley maxi dress: Walmart
Black drapey cardi: thrifted
Black staw hat: Walmart
Black bucket bag: F21, old
Paisley scarf (on hat): gift
Silver tassel necklace: Apt. 9, Kohl's
Black/silver sandals, Walmart
Sunglasses: Guess

Monday, April 21, 2014

Non-Challenge OOTD

Sorry guys, totally failed for today's challenge. It's too hot for outerwear.
On the bright side, I'm wearing two of my favorite things today: coral and stripes! :)
Coral/white striped dress: Mossimo for Target, thrifted
Aqua bubble necklace:
Cognac/gold sandals: Faded Glory for Walmart
Earrings: Claire's via fleamarket
Gold cuff: Target, thrifted
Turquoise/gold bangle: dollar store
Gold tote: Vince Camuto, thrifted

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day Off: Easter OOTD

Happy Easter for those that celebrate! 


Aqua polka dot shirt: Van Hueson, thrifted
Gray pleated midi skirt: Alfred Dunner, thrifted
Rose gold skinny belt: Target, thrifted
Pink and nude cap toed flats: Bongo, Kmart
Chevron bangles:
Floating pearl necklace, old
Bow earrings: Claire's via flea market

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 19

Was originally going to do something different for the double denim challenge, but then these wedges happened. :) Somehow I ended up looking very Rosie the Riveter today, lol!

Chambray shirt: Walmart
Red & white striped tee: clothing swap
Denim shorts: Walmart
Red patent peeptoe wedges: Merona, gift
Gold cuff: Target, thrifted
Printed silk headscarf: vintage
Pearl Bow earrings: Claire's via flea market

Bonus FOTD featuring bronze shadow w/navy liner
Mabelline BB cream
Garnier under eye roller
Neutrogena concealor 
Physicians Formula es/liner from blue eyes palette
Physicians Formula organic mascara
Avon blush
Revlon lip butter in Red Velvet

Friday, April 18, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 18

Today's challenge was tricky because I received an inpromptu invite to my relatives' houseboat and I wanted to dress pretty casually, so I ended up "tucking" my scarf into my belt, lol.



Black maxi dress: thrifted
Liberty of London for Target floral scarf: thrifted
Sandals: Faded Glory for Walmart
Bag: Betsey Johnson, thrifted
Black braided belt: Ross
Gold Cuff: Target, thrifted
Bangles: Dollar store

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 17

Honestly, I have no desire to winterize anything as it's going to be 88 here today. I feel like this look could totally work with black leather boots and a jacket in the winter, but for me, sandals all the way! And yes, I do have another star print scarf, and yes, I feel like I need every accessory in both coral AND mint this season.


Gray tee: Walmart
Black/white striped maxi skirt: Walmart
Coral/white star print scarf: Dollar Store
Coral bag: brand Alyssa at Family Clothes
Sandals: Walmart
Belt: Walmart

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 16

Ugh, please tell me this counts as monochrome. It turns out I'm not a big fan of just one color in an outfit. I like additonal prints or colors to add interest. 
(Please excuse the shampoo bottle on the floor. Mysterious gremlins were knocking things off the counter this morning.)
Cobalt Cardigan: J Crew via Thredup
Striped Tank: J Crew via Thredup
Cobalt pants: Family Clothes
Silver flats: Delias, thrifted
Mint Star print scarf: dollar store
Chevron bangles:
Other bangles: dollar store
Pearl flower earrings: Walmart

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 15

Fashionable ladies, I propose the start of a new trend. "Business Kimono." Because, let's face it, kimono jackets are just awesome. 
I read this hilarious post by Gracey of Fashion for Giants, featured on the blog Already Pretty, and I knew I had to try this look!
(not affil.)


Kimono jacket: thrifted
Blue & white striped shirt: St. John's Bay, thrifted
Black leggings: Sears
Ballet Flats: Faded Glory, thrifted
Blue Patent belt: thrifted
Bangles: Dollar store
Stone ring: Souvenir from West Virginia
Earrings: old

So, what do you think of kimonos with button up shirts? I don't work in an office and am just wearing the look casually, but she wore hers to the office. Is your workplace relaxed enough for such attire? I think it could look great with slacks or ponte pants and pumps.

Monday, April 14, 2014

April OOTD Challenge Day 14

As far as the challenge, I didn't want to compete too much with my awesome floral pants, so I'm counting my chevron bangles as a print so that I have 2, lol. Oh, and my cute new mint polka dot phone case too. :)

So excited about today's look and plans! I'm taking my parents out to dinner, but little do they know it will actually be a surprise visit from my aunt and uncle (mom's sister and her husband). We haven't see them in several years, as they live in Virginia, and they enlisted my help to orchestrate this visit. My parents don't suspect a thing; I told them I won a restaurant gift card and that I the occasion for going out. Mwahahaha! :)

Anyway today's pinspo:


Black blazer: George for Walmart
white tee: Zenobia at Family Clothes
Floral ankle pants: Levi's, thrifted
Black Ballet flats: Faded Glory, thrifted
Bag: stam replica: thrifted
Mint Bubble necklace:
Chevron bangles:

Bonus fotd and notd:

Sally Hansen nail silver french manicure nail strips
Mabelline Dream Matte Foundation
Garnier Anti-Dark Circle undereye roller
Neutrogena Concealer
Revlon lip butter in Strawberry Shortcake
Milani blush in Luminous
WNW es trio in I'm Feeling Retro
Physcian's Formula Organic Mascara