Feb 22, Bulky Sweater

Feb 22, Bulky Sweater

My before look in today’s outfit is something I actually wore a few months ago. It was such a comfy outfit, and I thought it was cute at the time. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my joggers, but now looking at the photo I realize that the bulky sweater needs a slimmer bottom to balance everything out.

I love this sweater for both the color and the texture. I’m not sure if you can tell from the photos, but it’s a soft lavender color, which is something I never wear! Paired with my ripped skinny jeans and cute slip on tennis shoes and I am ready to go run some errands today. My sister gave this purse to me years ago, but I thought it would be fun to show with my outfit. Do you change out your purse everyday? I never used to, but now that I’m trying to be more stylish, I am making more of an effort with purses and jewelry!

Sweater- boutique in Leavenworth WA

Jeans- 7 for All Mankind, Nordstrom

Shoes- Vince, Nordstrom Rack

Purse- Boden

Oct 10th, Dress Pants!

I have a business meeting this morning- and the old me would have worn a plain top with dress pants (on the right). Looking at the picture- you can tell these pants aren’t doing anything for my figure.

First off, they are way too long. Look at the way they puddle around my ankles.

Next is the cut- look at the way they skim my hips, then get narrow towards the knee then flare out around the calves. It makes me look like I have saddlebags!

Worst of all- look at those weird crease marks in the crotch area- that is not where I want to draw people’s eyes!

Let’s not even talk about my boring round toed black boots…

On the left is my re-do.

Here I decided to try a different purple top with my green cargos- the slimmer skinny cut makes my legs look much leaner- and this style pants are much more fashionable.

I used to feel like cargo pants weren’t appropriate for the work place- and depending on where you live, and where you work- they may not be!  Luckily in the Pacific Northwest, almost anything goes- so I am going for it.

To keep the look polished and professional, I replaced the boring black boots with these cute pointy toed snake skin heels.

Many fashion forward gals will tell you that you MUST own a pair of neutral heels- and many chose those in flesh tones-which are really pretty.  Personally, I love the snakeskin. These shoes act as a neutral and look great with any outfit. The best part is- they are actually comfy! I swear! They are Anne Klein Flex- and they are meant for working women- so there is a little extra something in there for comfort.

Pants: Michael Kors, Sweater: Nordstrom, (similar) Shoes: DSW (similar) Necklace: Stella and Dot

Jan 19th, Here We Go Again

My title refers not only to the snow- which is still coming down (as sleet), nor to the fact the kids are off school AGAIN today, but to my outfit- which seems to be a new favorite style of mine (as seen here and here).

Once again, I’ve paired a checked shirt under a sweater. How can I go wrong?

Well, depending on how you do it- you could go really wrong!

If anything, PLEASE do not wear it like I did on the right (which I have shown before- and did not actually wear, this was simply for an example of what not to wear).

On the left I’ve switched out the faded mom jeans for my dark skinnys. I replaced my awful tennis shoes with these cute boots. I’ve also taken off this horrid v neck cardigan and put on this cute purple sweater. As always, a necklace completes the look.

Oh my gosh, my feet look enormous! Wow! Bad angle!

Boots: Target, Jeans: Madewell, Shirt: Target, Sweater: Nordstrom, Necklace: Kohl’s

Jan 4th, Work It Wednesday

Now that I’m back at work, I need to dress up a bit- so today’s outfit is one of my favorite dresses (which I think is actually a nightgown) made into a skirt.

First, I simply added a black v neck shirt and a necklace. I love the neckline of this shirt, it is very flattering. I think the plain black top works because the skirt has so many details with the ruffles.

In the next version I decided to add a bit more color- so I added this purple sweater over the black shirt, then I  added a gorgeous scarf that ties all the colors together.

The purple sweater and scarf add a burst of color.

Without the scarf- a necklace works well to tie in the black.

For my 3rd look I added a grey flannel blazer to make it look more professional. I like the belt on the blazer because it emphasizes my waist.

To make it more professional, I added the belted blazer.

Work it Wednesday and What I Wore Wednesday are great places to find inspiration, so please take a minute to click on the link and check out some other great styles!

Have a wonderful day!

Dress: Anthropologie, Shirt: Nordstrom, Purple Sweater: Nordstrom, Scarf: Target, Blazer: Banana Republic, Boots: Nordstrom

Nov 11th, Love/ Hate

Well, this is a toss up. My husband HATED this outfit, but I actually like it.

I was going to wear it the other day, but my husband vetoed it. He doesn’t do it often, so I listened.

But then I saw Everybody Everywhere this month is featuring colored tights and I decided- what the heck. I’ll see what you all think.

As you might know, I am a big fan of this skirt, but usually I wear it with neutrals- so this purple sweater is a bit of a stretch for me.

Adding to the stretch are the colored tights- this is not normally a look I wear, but it does help transition the skirt into the fall, and they match the sweater so well!

To keep the colors consistent, I am wearing my leopard heels (again) and a gold necklace. I realize now I should add a belt, but am not sure which one?! Would my leopard belt be too much?!

I need your help- please comment with your thoughts- if you guys hate this look, be honest. You won’t hurt my feelings.

If you love it- let me know so I can tell my husband he was wrong!

Either way, thanks for commenting- and just to be totally honest, since today my kids don’t have school, I’ll probably spend the entire day at home in my jammies- (sounds heavenly).

Are the tights too much? My hubby thinks so...

Skirt: Anthropolgie, Tights: DSW, Shoes: DSW, Sweater: Nordstrom, Necklace: Kohls