Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Go-to Tuesday: Skinny Jeans at Old Navy

I'm a huge fan of shopping around, checking out new stores, and rifling through the racks at Marshalls. But sometimes, I know exactly what I need and where to get it. Go-to Tuesdays will be a weekly(ish) feature where I share my go-to stores for particular items.

Let's start off with Skinny Jeans.  Old Navy is, hands down, my first stop when I need to stock up. The Rockstar fit is my favorite (now with some great flares, too!), and I recently discovered that The Diva has a nice thickness to make white pants less see-through.

I've also had good luck with colored/patterned skinnies at Forever 21, although that is extremely hit or miss with the fit. And my newest discovery are the Super Skinny jeans at LOFT.

What's your favorite store to shop for jeans?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Grey Shift with Coral Spring Coat

If I look fancier than usual, it's because this was my outfit for Report Card Pickup. I tried to be pretty straight-forwardly professional (for once!), but snuck in that cheetah belt for a tiny bit of flavor.

The most interesting part of this outfit is the coat. It is a children's Crewcuts coat I found at a J Crew outlet. I didn't buy it the first time I saw it, regretted it, and then miraculously found it again in my size! The color is gorgeous, and I love the playful/sophisticated vibe. 

Are you guilty of raiding the kids section, too?

J Crew Crewcuts: coat
Calvin Klein: dress
Target: belt
Payless: shoes
Forever 21: earrings

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Scarf with Corduroy for Transitional Weather

World's. Longest. Winter. It's still generally too cold to bust out the Spring wardrobe, but I'm sooooo bored of my Winter clothes! Here's an in-between look to get through this weather.

jacket and pants: Gap
shirt: Limited
scarf: Forever 21
boots: Hunter

Friday, April 4, 2014

Houndstooth Sweater with Floral Blouse and Glitter Boots

When you don't know what to wear, just layer a bunch of your favorite stuff together!

sweater and blouse: J Crew
pants: Old Navy
boots: Wanted
earrings: Banana Republic

Thursday, April 3, 2014

On My Radar: Non-Frunmpy One-Piece Swimsuits

Last week's post had me thinking about one-piece swimsuits. I only own one that I bought several summers ago while I was nannying, immediately after discovering the kids liked to pull down on my bikini bottoms for leverage! It's just a simple black tank I scrounged up at Old Navy, and I don't think I've worn it since that summer.

But, even though I generally prefer a two piece (easier to fit, easier to pee!), there are some days that wearing a bikini around all those 19 year olds at North Avenue Beach do not work for me. So, here are a bunch of one-piece bathing suits that don't feel Grandma-y* and feel more like a styling choice rather than a cover-up job.

*There's one little romper in there that leans a little Grandma-y if you consider it a swimsuit. But it reads more like a scandalously short romper than can get wet, to me. You don't even need a cover up!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Red Turtleneck and Camo Vest

I'm posting this outfit on April Fool's Day because a style blogger in Uggs is a bit of a joke. Out of desperation for something to wear to/from Bar Method in the winter, I bought a pair of $14 purple faux-Uggs. I quickly wore those out - and it was definitely not because I was working out a lot! It pained me to spend real Ugg money on such ugly shoes, but I finally bit the bullet. AND NOW I CAN'T TAKE THEM OFF.  My black Uggs paired with Magic Pants is my official uniform until Spring. Sorry not sorry.

vest and necklace: Forever 21
sunglasses: Old Navy
turtleneck: Gap
pants: Nine West
boots: Uggs

Monday, March 31, 2014

Black Velvet Tuxedo Jacket with Tuxedo Leggings

Remember when I said I was on the lookout for a velvet tuxedo blazer? Well, the shopping gods were in my favor on the day I found this beauty at a suburban Ann Taylor. I was returning some boots I ordered online, and while Jill was making her own return, I perused the large sale section. I squealed and shouted across the store my delight! (I could've gone for a size down, but this was the only one in the whole store.) Success!

jacket: Ann Taylor
blouse: Forever 21
necklace: eBay
boots: Forever 21

Friday, March 28, 2014

Camo and Diamonds

I bought this ridiculous "diamond" necklace as an option to wear during my bridal shower/bachelorette weekend. I didn't wear it, and I figured it would eventually go into the costume or giveaway pile. But something about this simple jeans and tee outfit was begging for some interest. And in some inexplicable way, the necklace doesn't seem so ridiculous here.

Semantiks jacket // Gap longsleeve tee // Akira necklace // Old Navy "Rockstar" jeans 
// Hunter "Fiesta" boots // Calvin Klein beanie