Sept 11th, Inspired by Friends

Do you have super stylish friends whose style you’d like to copy?

I do!

I swear, sometimes I feel like such a joke having a style blog when I look around at all my friends and realize they are FAR more stylish than I am.

For example, I had a friend over the other day- and she looked adorable- I should have taken her picture, but I didn’t. Darn!

Instead I went to pinterest to find pictures of what she was wearing! See below:

She had on skinny jeans, a black and white polka dot J crew top and a bright green cardigan accessorized by these gorgeous Stella and Dot earrings.

I decided to try to copy her look- but using items I already have in my closet. My look isn’t as cute as hers, but at least it inspired me to combine a few pieces I already own and wear them in a totally new way.

Because I’m working today, I chose gray skinny pants instead of jeans, then I added my black and white checked shirt and a bright green cardigan. My shoes are not nearly as stylish- but I have to be on my feet all day today, so these Puma’s will have to do.

If you’re looking for inspiration- check out Pinterest– there are literally millions of ‘friends’ for you to be inspired by!

Pants: Banana Republic, Shirt: J Crew, Cardigan: Nordstrom, Shoes: Puma

April 27th, Pajama Day

 One of my daughter’s absolute FAVORITE days at school is pajama day! When we went to Hawaii the first day there she realized she was missing pj day at school and was completely hysterical.

Seriously, she would rather wear her jammies to school than be in Hawaii… What’s wrong with this kid?!

Luckily, she has another pajama day today! Thank goodness!

That being said, I decided if she gets to be all comfy and cozy all day- well then so should I!

But, since my office wasn’t really keen on the whole pajama day theme- I had to improvise. Hence- the maxi dress.

This is THE trend of the season, and if you haven’t already purchased one (or two or three… ahem) then what are you waiting for?

I have seen them at Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Gap, Target, TJ Maxx, Old Navy… everywhere. They come in all colors and prices. They are flattering to almost all figures. Please, take my word for it- you will not regret this purchase.

However, on it’s own- it can look a little like a nightgown. It is very important to accessorize your nighty, I mean maxi.

Today I have added ballet flats- but sandals or wedges would be really cute. I’ve also added a necklace and a bright green cardigan. This will help keep me nice and warm- and also covers my shoulders- making it more appropriate for the workplace.

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I can't decide if I like it better with the sweater buttoned or not. Thoughts?
Very original pose, huh? America's Next Top Model- watch out!

Dress: Target, Sweater: Thrifted, Shoes: Frye, Necklace: Forever 21

And a special thank you to my bloggy friend, MJ, who passed on the ABC (Awesome Blog Content) award to me. I am honored. Thank you!