Jan 18th, Another Snow Day!

 Oh my gosh, this is getting ridiculous- we are on our 3rd snow day here in the Pacific Northwest- and it could get worse, they are predicting epic amounts of snowfall today!

As I mentioned yesterday, it would be easy to lounge around in sweats all day- and that does actually sound quite heavenly- a cup of tea, a fire and a good book… my dream day!

However, I will shower and get dressed. I’m sure my neighbors will be stopping by at some point (we tend to gather and do group meals on these snow days), so I want to look presentable.

I’ve chosen jeans and a turtleneck today. As you can see on the right, this isn’t the cutest outfit. To spice it up a bit, I switched my jeans for a cuter style (Diva style from Old Navy), rolled the cuffs a bit, and added cuter shoes. Then, on top- I added my faux fur- what better way to keep warm when the temperature is freezing? A cute necklace ties the whole look together.

For you local gals- stay safe, stay warm and PLEASE stay off the streets!

Casual, yet stylish!

Jeans: Old Navy, Turtleneck: J Crew, Vest: Marshalls, Necklace: Kohl’s, Shoes: Khol’s

Jan 14th, Sports Mom

 This is one of those Saturdays where it’s all about sports!

My son has 2 basketball games AND lacrosse practice, so my outfit needs to be warm, comfy and casual.

I’ve opted for my ‘boyfriend’ jeans and a striped pink t shirt layered over a white shirt. Then to follow my rule of 3- I’ve added a vest. And, dare I say it- my UGGS!

Yikes! I’ll admit they are super ugly- but they are also super comfy, and warm, and good for when I’m going to be on my feet all day.

It’s not super stylish, but it’s at least an improvement over the outfit on the right.

The only reason I even own a long sleeved collared shirt is because I used to play golf.

However, in ‘Everyday Life’, a collared shirt is usually worn by those who wear it as a work uniform. So, unless you have a job that requires you to wear a collared shirt, or you are playing golf- take my advice and try a plain t shirt instead.

I know the Uggs are Ugly, but they are warm!

Jan 8th, Weekend Casual- Layering

Today I need to run a few errands, and then I’m planning on doing some essential work around the house- so I’m ultra casual- just jeans and a t shirt!

But alone- it’s a little boring.

Here’s a tip I’ve learned- layering is key! It adds texture and interest to any outfit!

You can see I have a white tank under the pink shirt, and then on top  I decided to add this cute utility jacket.

I love this jacket- love the length (covers my butt), love the ruggedness of the look (compared to this sweet pink shirt), and love the deep pockets! You never know what you’ll find in there!

In addition to adding the jacket,  I switched out my Uggs for my wedge heeled boots and rolled my cuffs. Again, very simple- not ultra stylish- but at least I’ve made a little effort!

I like the pairing of the pink shirt with the green jacket. Fun color combo!

The other day I asked what is your ‘go to’ shoe for the season? Clearly, mine are these cute boots!

Well, my sweet neighbor, Laurel, sent me this link. I don’t think these are her ‘go to’ shoes, but for a great laugh- check out this hilarious website with high heeled tennis shoes.

For real!

Please, just promise me you won’t buy any! 🙂

Shirt: Michael Stars, Jeans: Gap, Jacket: Marshalls, Boots: Khol’s

Dec 27th, 30 for 30- Day 27

Another very late post, I apologize! I have to admit I’ve enjoyed my lazy mornings, lounging around in my jammies though!

I need to run a bunch of errands today, so I finally got dressed- and this is what I chose!

My boyfriend jeans (rolled at the ankles for style), my leopard flats (you know how I LOVE leopard), this eggplant colored- draped top and my cream cardigan to top it off.

My piece de la resistance is this cute Jewel Kade necklace. I love the way it ties all the colors in together.

Love the bee on this necklace- on the back is the message, Be Yourself!

Now off to fight the crowds… wish me luck!

My camera is tilted on the tripod, which is why I look like I am slanted a bit...

Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: Target, Top: Nordstrom, Cardigan: Nordstrom, Necklace: Jewel Kade

Dec 18th, 30 for 30- Day 18

Good morning! Another late post again today- sorry!

We are taking the kids ice skating today, so I want to dress warm and comfy (seems like I say this every day- warm and comfy are definitely my style!).

I chose a very plain outfit of jeans and a black turtleneck- and then dressed it up with a Burberry inspired scarf. Simple, casual and warm.

Enjoy your Sunday- what do you have planned?

This scarf adds a bit of polish to my plain look.

Jeans: Old Navy, Turtleneck: White House, Black Market, Scarf: DSW, Boots: Nordstrom

Dec 10th, 30 for 30- Day 10

 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!

Dec 9th, 30 for 30- Day 9

I’m working this morning, so I want to look professional, yet it’s Friday, so I imagine most people will be in jeans.

To solve that problem, I’ll combine the two! It’s like a mullet- business in front, party in back!

Except in my case, it’s business on top, party down below. No wait, that sounds perverted! Never mind!

You get the idea…

This outfit reminds me of my Jennifer Aniston inspired outfit that I wore here.

I’m wearing my casual boyfriend style jeans (I unrolled the hem) and this cute eggplant colored draped top. I’m a big fan of draping because it hides any bulges!

To make my look more professional, I threw on this blazer and a necklace.

A casual, yet office appropriate outfit for Friday! TGIF!

Jeans: Old Navy, Top: Nordstroms, Blazer: Land’s End, Shoes: Todd’s Necklace: H&M

Dec 4th, 30 for 30- Day 4

I never used to be a fan of the denim on denim look- but it is really growing on me, especially when paired with this cute camel  sweater, worn open.

This is very similar to what I wore last weekend, are you sensing a trend here? I am definitely a creature of habit.

For an easy weekend look- try pairing boyfriend jeans, cute socks (scrunched down) booties, a denim shirt and then throw a cardigan over it.

To complete to Rule of 3, (and add interest) I added a belt and necklace.

By the way, you’re right- this time I am wearing my sweater backwards! Don’t tell!

A reader wrote that she just found this sweater in red on clearance at Land's End.

Jeans: Old Navy, Denim shirt: Martin and Osa, Sweater: Lands End Canvas, Belt: American Eagle, Necklace: Anthropologie

Nov 27th, Home Again

After a lovely week in Hawaii, I’m now happy to be home. Maybe ’cause I’m a Kansas girl, but to me, there’s no place like home!

Today’s outfit is a weekend, casual look. I’ve paired a denim shirt with a classic cable knit sweater and my boyfriend jeans. I then added my wedge boots to give the outfit an unexpected kick.

On the right you can see how this over-size sweater is not quite working for me. Similar to what I showed a few weeks ago- dressing in large clothes is not flattering, no matter what size you are- it will make you look enormous. Instead, opt for something more fitted- something that works with your figure- not against it!

The sweater on the left is a great example of why to always buy quality when it comes to a classic piece like this. This sweater was purchased by my grandfather in approx 1955 in Ireland. It was given to my mother- who then passed it down to me. It’s been sitting on the top shelf of my closet for years- and then I finally pulled it down, tried it on and wow!

I am so excited- it’s a beautiful piece that maybe I’ll pass down to my daughter one day… you think?

Love the leather covered buttons- such beautiful craftsmanship. They don't make them like this anymore!

Sweater: Gift from Mom, Jeans: Gap, Denim Shirt: Martin and Osa, Boots: Marshalls

Nov 5th, You Look Familiar

I seem to be drawn to this look! I wore a similar outfit a few weeks ago, as seen here. But this is my weekend (much more casual) version!

It all starts with this cute plaid shirt and jeans- as seen on the right. Alone, this outfit could be cute, but you know me and my rule of 3!

My 3 changes are adding a colored tank under the button down and adding the utility jacket on top. I also rolled my jeans and switched out my shoes for these cute and trendy booties.

My theory is, if you find a look you like- don’t be afraid to try different versions of it it over and over again.

I love this jacket even more than my utility vest because of it's long length!

Jeans: Gap, Tank: Nordstroms, Shirt: Target, Vest: Marshalls, Booties: Marshalls, Necklace: Jewel Kade