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Black Friday Haul

This past week, one of my best friends came to visit for Thanksgiving, and we had a great time, exploring Nashville, Black Friday shopping, EATING…

I took advantage of having a friend who I wouldn’t be embarrassed to make take pictures of me – and made her take pictures of me. Unfortunately, for a couple of these outfits, I forgot to do my accessory pictures, too, so here are outfits without the detail close-ups. Sorry!

Also, it should be noted that almost everything I’m wearing in these two pictures are Black Friday deals. I’m not one of those people who have things with tags on them in my closet. I buy it. And I wear it – immediately.

off-the-shoulder-and-floral-pantsThe highest-price thing I’m wearing in the outfit above is my shoes, which were about $20. The shirt was $7.50, the most expensive thing I bought at Old Navy that day, where I also got my pants for a whopping $4.50! It was an exciting day.

I was hesitant about the off-the-shoulder look for a while. Whenever I’d see it on someone, I thought it just looked so trendy that it was too basic. But, now that it’s been out a little while, there are some more variations on the theme, and I really like this forest green take on the boho look.

Naturally, both of these looks feature chokers. But, you all know I also love a good romper! So, when I found one I could wear in winter, I couldn’t NOT buy it (also, it was only $15, so clearly, it was meant to be). I added tights and booties and I had a simple, sophisticated evening look.

winter-romperWhat were your best Black Friday finds? Were you good at actually buying for other people, or like me every Black Friday, did you mostly just scoop up deals for yourself? It’s so hard to resist!

Two-for-Tuesday on steroids

Today I thought it would be fun to do another two-for-Tuesday, mixing and matching a couple of pieces to see two completely different ways to wear an item.  But, I discovered that I’ve been wearing a lot of the same articles over and over.  So, today is actually a three-for-Tuesday.  I had hoped for this to be an infinity blog – where each outfit seamlessly transitions to the next for all eternity (or at least, the length of this post) – but there is a broken link that I would need one more outfit to fix.  Blogging goals.

First up, one of my favorite blouses from Old Navy, dressed up with a pleated skirt and jewelry courtesy of Rahab’s Rope.  I was at a work event, so whenever I do those, I try to display as much of our company’s products as possible; it’s a great sales technique (you can by these or similar pieces here).  I also just really love my plaid cherry shoes with this polka dot blouse.  Subtle print mixing at its finest.
1 - button down, pleated skirtNext, I remixed this blouse on a casual day with some Target super acid-washed jeans, and my favorite RocketDog heels (which I recently said goodbye to. Tear.)  They lived a good life. Of course, it’s not TOO casual, since I’m wearing heels and dangly earrings, but the outfit definitely has a completely different feel from the outfit above.
1 - dressed up, button downAnd lastly are my jeans recycled with a graphic tee, and given a menswear spin with my boxy blazer and oxford saddle shoes. I want to embrace this menswear trend, but I feel weird every time I do it.  Maybe I should just accept that I can’t conquer every fashion trend that comes along, no matter how hard I try.
1 - graphic tee, blazerHow do you think I did?  Three distinct looks, or would you call me out on wearing the same clothes multiple times in a week (for the record, these three outfits were not all worn in the same week).  How about menswear – do you like, love it, absolutely hate it?  What’s your favorite piece to wear over and over?

Dressing for Antartica

Dear friends,

If you’re reading this, it means that I am still alive.  However, I may need to be treated for frost-bite.  Please send medical attention.  And chocolate.

My power is back on after almost 48 hours of nothing.  Ice has got to be one of the most beautiful, treacherous things God created.  I understand now why everyone hated poor Elsa so much.

With the temperatures dipping almost to the single digits again tonight, I’m finding myself running out of adequately warm clothes.  I wore a maxi skirt today, thinking the length would make it a good alternative to jeans.  That was a false assumption.  My fleece-lined leggings are going to get a lot of wear over the next few days.

Here is an outfit from a couple of weeks ago when it was cold, but not arctic tundra levels.  I wore a maxi again – the bright colors imply summer, and maybe subconsciously I was trying to woo it in.  However, instead of focusing on the pinks and oranges, I picked out the deeper shades and paired it with a blouse and cardigan.  Then I added the statement necklace in a softer version of the peach hue, tying everything together.

Every now and then, I get a new outfit that just works.  I really loved this one, and it’s one of the few ways you could wear a maxi to a more professional office setting and still be appropriate.

1 - maxi and cardiWhat’s your winter style?  Do you layer on the trendy infinity scarves or are you more of a hoodie and sweats kind?  Have you been able to keep warm over the past few days?  Leave me some stories in the comments!

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