Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Here's a little background; I would consider myself to be a stylish person but, I can't afford to jump on the bandwagon for every single trend that graces the covers of glossies throughout the changing seasons. To be honest, sometimes I wouldn't want to but, there are some good ones this spring. After taking a good look at some of the on trend things this spring I realize what mom says is true, things always come back in style and I can wear clothes representative of "new trends" from my current wardrobe.
That is basically the theme of this coming week for anyone who wants to join me; form trendy outfits with things you already have in your closet. No buying anything new! I am honestly a little nervous that I am not going to be able to come through but, I am willing to give it a try. Also, I didn't realize this but, it's a short week so I should have a little more faith! If you are interested in joining me please leave a comment with your name and a link to your blog, I will compile a list of all participants for the first post on Tuesday. Also, please save the picture to use in your posts and link back to 260 Days, No Repeats,
Here are some Spring 2010 trends we should be inspired by:
- Statement Necklace
- Boyfriend Blazer
- Trench Coat
- Gladiator Sandals
- Hobo Bag
- Cargo Pants
- Military Inspired
- Nude Shoes
- Denim Skirt
- Skinny Jeans
- Boyfriend Jeans
- Turquoise Jewelry
- Nautical Themes
- One Shoulder Dresses/Tops
- Fringed Handbags
Friday, May 28, 2010
On another note, finalizations are being made for theme week and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you guys! I hope you participate.
- Top: dusty blue t-shirt with peacock feather, Bitten via Steve & Barry's
- Bottom: Marisa jeans, Ann Taylor Loft
- Shoes & Accessories: silver cut-out flats, Merona for Target (similar here... FYI if you pick up the June 2010 edition of Real Simple there is a 20% off Merona coupon in there, or you could just rip it out at the checkout... either way); jade earrings, Elizabeth Showers Vintage; cream Loeffler Randall for Target purse (mostly because I didn't feel like swapping everything out)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
This week (and day) has gone by so quickly; I almost didn't realize that tomorrow is Friday and this weekend is a holiday weekend! It's almost worth all the crazy running around... I love three day weekends when I don't have to give up vacation day. What are you doing for Memorial Day?
Also, more to come on the theme week later today or tomorrow morning. I am just ironing out the last little details AKA making a cool banner. I hope you will join me!
- Top: aqua dress, Max Studio via Nordstrom Rack with a tank top underneath for the modesty.
- Shoes & Accessories: silver gladiator sandals, Isaac Mizrahi for Target (similar here); coin pearl/stone necklace and coin pearl earrings, borrowed from mom; cream Loeffler Randall for Target purse
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
- Top: yellow ruffle collar shirt, Ann Taylor Loft
- Bottom: khaki green skirt, Target
- Shoes & Accessories: silver gladiator sandals, Isaac Mizrahi for Target (similar here); tourmaline earrings, V'ta; brown leather bag with silver floral embellishments, GAP
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
- Top: orange crochet neck blouse, Ann Taylor Loft
- Bottom: khaki a-line skirt, Merona for Target
- Shoes & Accessories: silver gladiator sandals, Isaac Mizrahi for Target (similar here); tiger's eye earrings, Citygirl Accessories; brown leather bag, Kooba
Items from this outfit are previously seen here:
Monday, May 24, 2010
Getting out of work early is fun! I have been running around for the past few days (AKA last week) like a chicken without a head. It must have been pretty apparent because my boss (out of pity) told me to leave. YAY! Although it's not the nicest day outside I was glad to be home and even got to catch a movie with BF (who took the picture and is relentless in trying to make me laugh)! But, in the few hours that I was at work I still had to dress the business casual part...
- Top: red floral print blouse, Old Navy
- Bottom: beige Marissa pant, Ann Taylor Loft via mom/thrifted
- Shoes & Accessories: brown pumps, Steve Madden; gold and mixed metal earrings, gift from Natalia/ModCloth; brown leather bag; Kooba
Saturday, May 22, 2010
- Top: gray ruffled v-neck tank top, New York and Company; black blazer (not pictured)
- Bottom: dark wash trouser jeans, Not Your Daughter's Jeans via Nordstrom Rack
- Shoes & Accessories: black pumps, Steve Madden; gray swarovski crystal earrings, Pennyweights
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
- Top: light brown sweater, GAP outlet with a tank top underneath for the modesty
- Bottom: pink embroidered skirt, Ann Taylor: second hand from mom who thrifted it
- Shoes & Accesories: silver gladiator sandals, Isaac Mizrahi for Target (similar here); silver beaded necklace, Bitten via Steve & Barry's; Tiffany & Co's silver bead earrings; gray Balenciaga Le-Dix/motorcycle bag
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Meetings, presentation, and more "fun stuff" like that today! Plus a committee meeting after work... How long until the weekend, or maybe just some sun?
- Top: pink v-neck top with floral corsage embellishement, New York and Company with a tank top underneath for the modesty...
- Bottom: dark brown pants, New York and Company
- Shoes & Accessories: silver hard wear embellished flats, Preview via Nordstrom Rack; coin pearl earrings, altered by me via mom (it's amazing what some needle nose pliers will do for you... maybe that could be a Work With What You've Got post but, I digress), cream Loeffler Randall for Target purse
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
While this is a standard business casual day I have a fancy charity event to go to after work (with mom) so I have to seamlessly transition from day to evening with what I am wearing because I don't have time to go home and change. I think it's all in the shoes AKA I will bring flip flops to stick under my desk during the day since I would have been in whatever shoes for more than the standard 8 hours and these black pumps are comfy but, not that comfy. Also, the mini makeup bag just in case there are blemishes, dark circles, etc.
- Top: floral print t-shirt, Vera Wang for Kohl's a thank you gift from BF for successfully helping him create a business casual wardrobe
- Bottom: black pinstripe Calvin Klein suit skirt, via SYMS
- Shoes & Accessories: black pumps, Candies via Kohl's; silver beaded necklace, Bitten via Steve & Barry's; Tiffany & Co's silver bead earrings; black Fendi spy bag
Items from this outfit are previously seen here:
Monday, May 17, 2010
- Top: blue ruffled blouse, Atelier via Loehmanns; tank top underneath for the modesty
- Bottom: gray plaid pencil skirt, from mom via Kohl's
- Shoes & Accessories: nude patent leather pumps, Apt. 9 via Kohl's; Tiffany & Co. silver bead earrings; V'ta cut steel necklace; black Fendi spy bag
Saturday, May 15, 2010
While many of these things apply to me the one that keeps popping up recently has been: being part of other people moving forward in significant personal relationships (i.e.: bridesmaid, wedding guest) specifically as the wedding guest. While being part of people's special day is all good it is not really when you only have a week or two notice before you have to show up and on top of that it's not someone you are particularly close to (i.e: BF's co-worker) What is an indebted underpaid/under appreciated recent college grad working an entry level job with aspirations of going to grad school to do? Well, I'll tell you what I did... I dug in my closets (and mom's jewelry box) and came up with something! The only monies spent (by mom) were for a voluntary mani/pedi because... What do you think?
Friday, May 14, 2010
I really appreciate everyone's positive comments and I hope that you all keep reading 260 Days, No Repeats! While Dress Your Best Week is over for now it has definitely left an impression on me. Moving forward I will undoubtedly keep in mind celebrating the parts of myself that I love instead of covering/minimizing the ones that I don't every morning when I get dressed. Hopefully that reflects as I navigate through my closet and try to wear everything I have in fun new ways without any repeats! (of course)
- Top: gray short sleeve sweater with orange tank top (for the modesty), both from New York and Company; brown jacket, Ann Taylor Loft
- Bottom: trouser jeans, GAP outlet
- Shoes & Accessories: brown suede PUMA sneakers (best ever), Mandee; striped headband, via CVS; rainbow beaded earrings, via now defunct Moxie Bee; purple Coach bag
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Dress Your Best Week is in the home stretch and I am still going! Today it's all about the comprehensive me and my hourglass shape. While I won't break down my exact measurements for you (it isn't about the numbers) I will say that my hips and bust are more or less equal and my waist is 9-10 inches smaller than that. These measurements are in essence what defines the hourglass body shape.
Many women dress their body to achieve this overall look and I am so happy (and apparently lucky) to have it appear naturally. I never realized how statistically uncommon a true hourglass shape is but, I digress... I'm talking shoulder pads to make narrow torsos appear more substantiated or boot cut jeans to give straight and narrow girls a more curvy shape. The list could go on but, you get my drift. I feel like the most universally flattering way to dress (or fake) an hourglass shape is with a wrap or faux wrap dress so that's what I'm doing today!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
- Top: black Thompson Street Caftan, New York and Company/gift from Mom (it's so strange to be wearing something current that I can actually link to) with a purple tank top underneath, for the modesty
- Bottom: gray pants, also New York and Company
- Shoes & Accessories: black Steve Madden pumps (FYI: they are having a sale right now), black Fendi spy bag, gold and mixed metal earrings, gift from my co-worker Natalia/free gift with her purchase from ModCloth
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It's day two of Dress Your Best Week and the second thing on my list of things that I like about myself is my boobs which I think I will now refer to going forward as my girls... I'm really not sure what I was thinking when I typed that.
I have a pretty ample bosom which makes sense because I am a grown woman. The thing is, as a teenager I had a pretty ample bosom as well. At one point I would have even called it a defining characteristic, which is sad on so many levels. But, being a 13 years old who could (and did) pass for a college student and getting (good or bad) attention based on that from lots of people I met had an impact for sure.
- Top: gray ruffled v-neck tank top, New York and Company
- Bottom: black pencil skirt, Old Navy
- Shoes & Accessories: nude snake print sandals, Bandalino via Unique Thrift which I think are in keeping with yesterday's theme of legs since nude shoes make legs look endless but, I digress; gray shell earrings, gift from BF's mom; purple Coach bag, via outlet
Items from this outfit are previously seen here: