Sorry for the late post. I’ve spent most of my morning in my jammies, lounging by the fire and playing with my puppy.
However, I must get dressed because this afternoon I am going to the symphony to watch my daughter’s choir sing.
Since this is the local symphony- and the performance will be in a high school gym, I don’t feel the need to get really formal. However, it is a special occasion, so I’ve decided to wear a dress- but I’ve turned it into a skirt.
I’m wearing my basic black turtleneck over the dress, then added a ribbon belt to define my waist. To accessorize I’m wearing my clover necklace, black boots and tights.
I’m so excited to have found a new way to wear this summery dress! Have you ever tried this? Please send photos… firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress: Banana Republic, Sweater: White House, Black Market, Belt: White House, Black Market, Necklace: Gift, Boots: Frye, Tights: Nordstrom
I can just hear you now, ‘Hey, didn’t you wear those jeans yesterday?’,
‘Why- yes, I did! Thanks for noticing!’ When you only have 30 items to chose from and only 5 of them are pants (or jeans) I’m a bit limited…
I really like this outfit today- it’s super warm, super comfy and oh so me!
On the right I am showing how it just doesn’t quite look right. The mom jeans are a bit dorky, the white crew neck shirt is dated, the long sleeves peeking out under the 3/4 sleeves… the whole thing is just off.
On the left I’ve switched to my more modern cute jeans, replaced the white shirt for my striped shirt, added this great colored scarf and then switched the shoes for boots. I’m trying something that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately- the high socks peaking out above the boots. I like this trend, not only do the socks keep my jeans tucked into the boots, but they also keep my toes toasty!
Off to my son’s basketball game. Wish him luck! He needs it! They got slaughtered last night 71-40. Ouch!
I’ve got some Christmas shopping to do today, I’m heading to University Village- (for you non locals, it’s an outdoor shopping area) and I want to be warm, stylish and comfy- so I’ve opted for my skinny black pants, my cable knit turtleneck, black flat boots and then added this cute coat. It’s wool, so it’s super warm, and the belt helps emphasize my waist.
It’s easy to look enormous in a coat- so be sure try on lots to find one that is flattering. I recently went shopping with a petite friend, and we realized that many lengths/ styles of coats just didn’t look right. She finally found one that is hip length and belted- so it doesn’t cut her legs in half (making them look even shorter), while also emphasizing her waist. To see it, click here.
I’m working from home in order to take care of my new puppy! Yes, you heard me right! I am now a proud dog owner. For those of you who know me personally, I’m sure you never thought this day would come (I sure didn’t). But then again, you never know when you’ll fall in love!
The thing with working from home is that unless I get dressed in ‘work clothes’ I don’t feel like I’m working. So, although no one will probably see me (well, I might run to Safeway), I’ll still dress somewhat professionally just to set my mind in work mode!
I’ve paired my jeans with this cute chambray shirt and then to make it more professional, I’ve layered my cream blazer. Since this jacket has 3/4 sleeves, and the shirt underneath has full sleeves- I decided to roll the shirt sleeves into the blazer sleeves- so they don’t hang out below.
I also added a belt (leopard this time!) and a necklace and then threw on my leopard heels to really add some personality. Although truth be told- since I’m at home I’ll probably be wearing slippers- (or maybe even these UGGS- but I promise I will not go out in public wearing them. They look awful! )
For anyone who is interested- here is my puppy, Sadie!
Today’s outfit is another very simple look- a pencil skirt and a blouse. Nothing to it.
Well, actually there is a little to it.
As you can see on the right- when this blouse is untucked it just looks messy and makes me look huge!
In order to balance it out, I tucked the blouse in- and let me let you in on a little secret my grandma taught me- tucking your blouse into your tights! I know, it sounds nuts, and you want to be sure the waistband of your skirt is higher enough to not reveal your tights/ blouse combo- but it does work well in keeping your shirt where you want it.
To complete my look, I added a necklace and belt- kind of my signature look, right? I told you- I am a creature of habit!
I will say, the bright color of this blouse is different for me- right? At least it’s not an earth tone!
Blouse: H&M, Skirt: Gap, Necklace: Cookie Lee, Belt: Ann Taylor
I’m off to a running start- although not sure how well yesterday went! I shouldn’t have worn jeans. We had an office open house, and I was too casual. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I swear, I feel like I always miss the mark.
Oh well, I’m trying!
Today I am wearing my black skinny pants and this incredibly soft grey sweater. I love the hemline- how it covers my bum, and has some movement to it.
To add some interest to the look I threw on this scarf. One thing about scarves- go for the largest, thickest material you can find. A skinny, anemic scarf looks awful. Wrap it around your neck a couple of times, then tie it in front. Volume is key!
Speaking of missing the mark, I’m showing a picture of some boots below- I bought these many years ago and wore them recently. I felt so dorky- the square toe seems dated. I usually wear flat boots, but I probably ought to invest in some with heels as well. They will last me for years. Any recommendations? Comfort is essential!
I should take all my pictures outside, the lighting is just so much better- sadly it is so dark here so early (and so cold) that sometimes I just have to make due with the indoor shot! Sorry!
Pants: Gap, Sweater: Louis Permilia, Scarf: Lucky, Boots: Frye