Old, New, Borrowed

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I promised you a wedding update this week, and this is not it. Post title confused you, right? But this outfit has everything a bride needs for tradition (except the color blue, although my engagement ring is blue so I guess it counts!), but nothing bridal. 

Anyway. This t-shirt is old. These pants & pumps are new. The blazer is borrowed. And I'm going to scream it from the rooftops one more time: Le Tote is the best. If you haven't tried Le Tote, WHY NOT?! Now, here's the thing: I have two friends who tried it who didn't get awesome stuff at first - but you guys, don't give up. Give feedback on your items, like more things on their site to add to your closet, even take a minute to email customer service - they have taken every piece of feedback to heart and I have been wearing the heck out of their clothes. I'll get a referral if you click through here and sign up, so if you hate that idea, just google it :) Also, check out all the different pieces I've worn from Le Tote, here

Tee: Everlane
Pants: Anthropologie
Shoes: Shoemint
Blazer: Le Tote

Isn't that texture amazing on the blazer?? 

Wedding update coming tomorrow, hopefully! If not, by Friday! This has been one incredibly busy week!

New Booties

Monday, September 29, 2014

Remember when I said I was on the hunt for some new fall booties? Well, I found some! And I love them! 

I ended up ordering a few pairs after getting lots of advice from you guys, and these ones fit, were comfortable, were a great color, and were cheaper than the other ones I ordered. Win, win, win, win. 

Booties: BP
Dress: LOFT (similar)
Cardigan: LOFT (similar)
Tights: Hue
Glasses: Firmoo.com
Necklace: Gift from sissy

I love the shade of these booties - they aren't quite gray, and they aren't quite a light brown, but they fall right in between, meaning I can pair them with just about anything!

I wanted to thank all of you who left such awesome congratulatory comments on my post about my new job. It's been mighty stressful over here in my world, and seeing all of that encouragement and praise has kept me focused. So thank you - all of you!


Friday, September 26, 2014

As we inched toward fall in the last couple of weeks, I found myself integrating items that I know will be fall staples, like this cozy sweater and floral scarf. Moving into fall, I'm definitely going to be wearing this outfit with just a couple of little changes, like the addition of some tights and boots. I guess I just couldn't wait for fall to start for me to pull some of these pieces out.

Dress: Nordstrom (similar)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar)
Scarf: J. Crew Factory (similar)
Flats: Old, similar

As you may know, I'm a huge fan of LASIK. I finally convinced Travis to get it and he had his done yesterday, so we'll be spending our weekend relaxing and recuperating. What are your weekend plans?? Let me live vicariously through you!!

THE vest

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I finally got one. And you guys, it is every bit as amazing as I had hoped. This J. Crew Factory Herringbone Vest really could have come home with me months ago, if only I were more on top of things. But I finally found one, available, in my size, and I bought it as fast as I could. 

And then, I got an email that it was backordered. So it didn't come for almost three months. But now, it is here, and I am happy. 

I went pretty basic the first time styling it, but I promise, all the crazy-amazing pattern-mixing I've seen in this vest is soon to come.

Vest: J Crew Factory
Cardigan: BP (similar)
Pants: LOFT (similar)
Flats: Michael Kors (similar)
Necklace: BP (similar)

So please leave a comment with the favorite way you've styled (or seen someone else style) this vest. I'm dying to wear it with my plaid shirt, like this, and I'm also loving the double-layered stripes & chambray, like this.

Faux Slacks

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You guys may have noticed this outfit in yesterday's bloopers, but here are the slightly-more-normal-facial-expression versions. I'm working on removing jeans from my M-Th workwear, and so far so good. With the addition of a couple of dresses, and another pair of slacks, I think I won't have trouble at all - right now I still cheat a bit by reaching for my black jeans or my olive green jeans, but I'm close to not needing them anymore. Friday is going to be the best day, though, with so many options that rarely get worn to the office. 

These pants are from The Limited - I don't have one close, but I took Fran's advice and ordered a pair online, and they are amazing. These are their Styled Ponte Knit Leggings, which are sold out online right now. They are super similar to these ones, though. They are some of my favorites because they are an elastic waist, but they still have real back pockets, faux front pockets and a faux front zip, and they aren't super tight at my ankles, so I feel like they look more like ankle slacks and less like leggings. I highly recommend giving a pair like this a try!

Pants: The Limited
Shirt: Nordstrom
Sweater: H&M
Shoes: Adam Tucker | Me Too

I asked Fran on Twitter a few days ago, but I'd love your help too: where do you buy pants for work?? Link me some favorites in the comments if you are feeling generous!! 

There's just a day or two left to link up your Fall Favorite as a part of Third Thursday Threads, so get over there and do it!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Because Travis is the one to take my pictures, bloopers happen often. The cat will do something weird and Travis will say something that will make me look at him like this:

Or I pretend to be a mummy? I'm really not sure what was going on here:

Or I have an itch that just can't wait:

I apparently only make awful faces like this in cardigans. Who knew.

Anyway, head on over to Franish to check out all of the other blogging bloopers in the link up!

Without a Coat

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's been in the 70s this weekend, but I know it is going to end. So when it is nice enough, I'm loving the chance to go without a coat, a scarf, and boots. And yes, I'm going to keep talking about fall until I can safely start talking about winter. I mean, the weather is the best topic I can think of most days (socially awkward anyone?). 

Shirt: LOFT
Jeans: Zara (similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (similar)

Anyone interested in a wedding update post soon? I think I probably have some things to share, but don't want to bore anyone who wouldn't be interested! Let me know in the comments. 

And don't forget to go link up your fall favorite for this month's Third Thursday Threads!

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