What I Wore (to work) Wednesday

08/08/2012 at 1:41 pm | Posted in look good feel good | 5 Comments
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I accessorized this week! And wore shoes with actual heels! Glory be.

This outfit was my favorite, thanks to my Diana Ross disco necklace. Love that thing. The wedges gave me big-time blisters, but that’s a fashion rite of passage, right?

top ::: Old Navy outlet
skirt ::: Loft
necklace ::: Banana Republic clearance
wedges ::: Target

And here I am in the girls’ bathroom because I totally forgot to snap pictures at work that day. This top is one of my very favorite finds in the Anthropologie clearance closet. The pleats, the drawstring waist. And pockets! Win.

The red flats could walk on their own, they’re so old. But they have little star punches. And they fit like slippers. So I simply can’t bear to part with them.

top ::: Anthropologie
(skinny!) jeans ::: Gap
bangles ::: H&M
big ol’ feather earrings ::: Target
flats ::: no idea (and the brand has worn off!)

Next up is my second-favorite Anthro purchase of all time. I picked up this necklace in Manhattan and wore it to BlogHer ’10. So did Ree Drummond, so that totally makes us soul mates. *

This top is sheer, so I had never dreamed of wearing it to work. But I love the little flappy square appliques, and with a cami and cardi (I’m down with the lingo), it looks just fine for the office. Duh.

Also? I love that it hangs a little longer in the back.

top ::: Gap
cardi ::: Target
necklace ::: Anthropologie
pants ::: Loft
flats ::: no idea! (see above)

So there you have it! Another week of recycling the clothes that actually fit me. And getting a little braver with accessories. And actually smiling for the camera, thanks to some friendly prodding from The Deputy.

Progress, friends. Slowly but surely.

*Speaking of celebrity besties, check out these hilarious photos of my friend Andrea with Vanessa Lachey.

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What I Wore (to work) Wednesday

08/01/2012 at 7:52 pm | Posted in look good feel good | 18 Comments
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First things first: public bathroom lighting is so very unflattering. And given that I’m ready to dive head-first into a stall if anyone walks in on me (Hi Becky! Hi Vee!), most of these shots are fuzzy. Okay. With excuses out of the way, here we go …

I’ve owned these two pieces for years but never put them together. The top is pretty flowy, so I usually wear it out. But when experimenting in my closet, I discovered that it actually looked better tucked in. Huh.

top ::: Target
skirt ::: LOFT
sandals ::: Target
big silver earrings that you can’t see ::: Target

Up next is a dress I haven’t worn in YEARS. Like, to a wedding in 2006. But I’ve held onto it all this time because of the classic lines. I love the structure and the little bow. And most important of all, it’s super-comfy. I don’t usually wear dresses and heels to work, so this was a stretch for me. A good stretch.

dress ::: (ancient) Liz Claiborne
heels ::: 9 West
earrings ::: Banana Republic outlet

I wanted to wear some sort of statement necklace with this, but nothing in my collection seemed to work. So I chose simple stud earrings. Seeing these shots confirms my suspicion: the whole look is too conservative. What would you have done differently? Help me, lovely readers!

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What I Wore (to work) Wednesday

07/25/2012 at 1:39 pm | Posted in look good feel good | 10 Comments
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So. Only one outfit this week.

Because I’m lazy. And wearing the same stuff over and over. Also, pretty much every piece of clothing I own droops or sags on my frame now. Cry me a river, I know. It’s a good problem to have, and I’m grateful for my new body. But it sure is frustrating getting dressed on my non-mom-uniform days.

I’m trying to hold out on the shopping until fall, mostly because new clothes don’t really fit into our budget right now. And I want to wait and see where my weight levels out. I’m taking a small batch of summer clothes to the tailor, so that will help. I just need to get more creative with what I’ve got. Hello accessories.

This outfit makes me happy because it reminds me of a very fun outlet shopping excursion with Julie. The outlets are sort of our thing, and she is always my good luck charm. So whenever she visits, we hit em up. Big time.

One last thing: I need to find a full-length mirror. Just so you guys know that I’m not secretly wearing Jams or parachute pants down below. I’ll work on that for next week.

top ::: Old Navy outlet
pants ::: LOFT hand-me-downs from Laura
necklace ::: Banana Republic outlet
ruffle flats ::: Gap

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What I Wore (to work) Wednesday

07/18/2012 at 11:10 am | Posted in look good feel good | 8 Comments
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I found this top in New York during BlogHer ’10, and I’ve worn the heck out of it ever since. The cap sleeves always feel a little too poufy but now that I see these photos, maybe they’re not that bad?

top ::: H&M
pants ::: Gap
bangles ::: H&M
earrings ::: Anthropologie

Laura just gave me these red pants (in a size 10!), and I’m in love. The cardigan is an old favorite. The fit is a little slouchy, and it’s not quite as long as I’d like, but hey. Mint green. Pretty beading. Am I right?

cardi ::: Target
top ::: Gap
pants ::: LOFT
shoes ::: Target

Casual Thursday in the house. I found the headband and earrings at one of my favorite local shops, and I think I’ve worn this tank every other day. Old habits die hard, right?

top ::: Old Navy
jeans ::: Gap
headband, earrings ::: Cat Banjo

So what do you think? How could I have been more adventurous with these outfits? It’s hard digging out of a fashion rut, friends. Inspire me!

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What I Wore (to work) Wednesday

06/27/2012 at 3:30 pm | Posted in look good feel good | 12 Comments
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top ::: Old Navy
jeans ::: Gap
crazy huge earrings ::: Hot Pink and Sequins

(here’s a closer look, from Instagram)

These earrings are some of my favorites. They’re made from upcycled leather by the talented Erin DeLargy of Hot Pink and Sequins.

Thursday is my Friday, so I wear jeans to work. Unless I have a meeting or interview. Casual Thursday rules.

Sophie really wanted to be part of this next photo, and how could I resist? Also: this is what my hair does on low-humidity days. Which we get, like, three times a year in the South.

top ::: Banana Republic Outlet
skirt ::: Loft
necklace ::: Anthropologie clearance closet

I’m not sure if this next outfit works. You’ll have to tell me (be honest). The black top is an old standby, and I did the frat-boy tuck because my pants were driving me crazy. I used to go to work in blacks and browns all the time. And I still do, when the mood strikes. But today I wanted a little splash of color. Enter the trusty Target beads.

top ::: Loft (you cant’ see it, but it has raw-edge pleats down the front)
pants ::: Gap
necklace ::: Target

And look! It’s a Suzanne fashion miracle. I wore something besides flats to work! Glory be. I bought these wedges at Target last season and had never worn them, until today. For shame.

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