Work Wear Wednesday: 2.8.18

Outfit Details || Dress: Amazon || Vest: Similar || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Boots: Nordstrom ||

I feel like it has been forever since I have done a Work Wear Wednesday Post!  When I wore this look a few weeks ago I knew I wanted to dedicate a post solely to this outfit.  There are so many things about this outfit that I absolutely love that I couldn’t wait to share it with you!  Unfortunately, life got crazy and I am finally getting around to it!

I found this faux fur vest right before Christmas at Von Maur and I knew I had to have it.  When I first found it though it was a bit more than I wanted to spend.  My waiting paid off and I needed up getting it for less than $40!  After searching on Pinterest for some ways to wear this vest, I realized that I did not have a black swing dress!  Insert horrified gasp here!  I couldn’t believe that I didn’t have one.

When I think of closet staples a black swing dress always comes to mind.  My friend Amanda, also known as @abc_mom_style, found these amazing short-sleeved swing dresses on Amazon.  They fit perfectly and they even have pockets!  I mean come on any dress that has pockets is a must in my book!  I ended up searching to see if they have a long-sleeved version and I was so excited to see that they did!  At less than $20 you cannot go wrong with this dress!  What is a closet staple for you?

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Loving My Closet Again: Purged, Loved, and Purchased

 

I am so excited with the results of #lovingmyclosetagain!  I am really proud of how well I did wearing items that have been in my closet.  I didn’t stick to just these ten items, but I found myself reaching for items that haven’t received love in quite a while! Be on the look out later this week with my new ten items for February.  So here is the breakdown on what I decided on all of the items I kept and the ones I got rid of!  What was the result of your January picks?

 

Here are the items Purged:

This is the first one I decided to get rid of.  I loved the fit, but I have so many tunics that I love that I decided to slim down my collection.  These two sweaters also didn’t make the cut.  The first one I just felt like was too big. I wasn’t crazy with how it fit my body.  I felt like it was very bulky and not very flattering.  The grey sweater I also decided to not keep.  This one was way to snug!  I wasn’t too disappointed about these not fitting though.  I had gotten so many sweaters for Christmas it was nice to make some room for the new ones.

 

These three items I am still on the fence about.  The month of January was so cold that I didn’t wear many skirts or dresses so I am going to hold on to them and save them for warmer months.  I have a feeling I will wear them more in the spring.  The last sweater I am on the fence about.  I am hoping to wear it though this week.  I love the lace detail, so I am hoping it still fits well!!!

 

 

Here are the items I kept:

 

 

 

This mustard tunic was a definite keep!  I love the weight and color!  This tunic is one I need to pull out more often!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I absolutely love this sweater from Loft!  I got this one last year, and I feel in love with it all over again!  First and foremost the print is what made me grab this sweater.  The turtleneck and weight are perfect for winter.  I love that I can pair it with black skinnies for work, or jeans for a casual weekend day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish I would have gotten a better picture of this leopard dress.  I absolutely loved this outfit!  Unfortunately, my selfie stick had died that afternoon and my son wasn’t around to snap a picture!  I cannot to wear this dress in the spring with a cute pair of booties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This outfit was inspired by trendyschoolcounselor over on Instagram. I loved the way that the cobalt blue paired with the mustard yellow.  I would have never thought to pair the two together and I loved the outcome!

 

 

 

 

January Purchases:

 

 

Loving My Closet Again

Happy New Years!  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and Santa brought you everything you wanted under your tree.  Hubby was very good to me this year, and spoiled me beyond what I deserved.  As I was putting away all of my lovely items I yet again came to the conclusion that I have too many clothes.  My closet is bursting at the seams and I cannot seem to fit anything else.  Every time I do a closet clean out or switch for the seasons I tell myself I am going to do better with my shopping.  I do really well for the first month or so, and then I fall of the bandwagon.

I’ve decided to try something new this year and to Love My Closet Again.  I want to get my closet down to the pieces that I absolutely love and cannot live without.  I decided that I am going to choose 10 items that I will wear over the next month.  If I don’t wear the item or don’t love it when I wear it I am going to let it go.  Kinda like the HGTV show Love it or List it, but with clothes.  I will decided if I love the item or if it goes.

If I decide that I love all ten items for that month then I am not allowed to shop.  If I decide that I don’t love an item and let it go, then I can shop that next month.  The caveat though is that I can only purchase the number of items that I get rid of.  I am hoping this helps curb my shopping since I feel it has gotten a bit out of control.  Just because I get rid of items though doesn’t mean I am going to run out and buy something new.  I am going to try to limit my shopping to pieces that are a must and will help enhance my closet.

In choosing the ten pieces I went with different types of clothing.  I decided to go with four sweaters since it was winter, a top, two dresses, one tunic, and two skirts. All of these items I got last year, and have only worn once.  I wanted to decide if they deserved a permanent spot in my closet.

I would love if you all joined in with me to start loving your closet again!  Share on IGusing #lovingmyclosetagain or share on my Facebook page what items you are working with this month.  I would also love to see how you style pieces so make sure to use the tag above or again share on my Facebook page.  Hopefully together we will start to love our closets again!  What are your ten pieces for the month of January?

Last Minute Outfit Inspiration

This morning, I woke up early and couldn’t fall back asleep.  Since the rest of the family is still sound asleep, I decided to write a last-minute post.  The last few weeks I have been bringing in holiday style into my daily looks.  I have loved playing with the colors red and green!  Here are a few of my looks over the last few weeks.  If you are looking for some outfit inspiration for the next few days hopefully you can find some here!  There are may different looks from casual to dressy.  Most of our gatherings are casual so I will be leaning more towards those looks.  It is always fun though to dress up a casual look with a little bling!  What will you be wearing for your holiday gatherings?

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Cardigan: c/o Outer Grace Boutique

 

 

 

 

Necklace: c/o Scarlet of Eden

 

 

 

 

Cardigan: c/o Outer Grace Boutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Wear Wednesday 11.18.17: Buffalo Plaid

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Shein || Scarf: Similar || Leggings: Loft || Boots: Amazon || Earrings:  Kendra Scott ||

 

This holiday season I seem to be drawn to red and green!  I have looked back at my Instagram feed over the last few weeks, and it is all I have worn!  I think this is the first holiday season I have worn these colors as much as I have!  In keeping with my red theme I decided to see if I could style this buffalo plaid dress from Shein for work.  Nothing says Christmas more as buffalo plaid!

 

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Shein and contain affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

I absolutely fell in love with this dress when I received it from Shein.  The fabric is thicker which is perfect for our cold winter.  The quality of this dress is really well done, and the fit is perfect.  For reference I got a medium in this dress.

 

To mix up the look of this dress I decided to try some pattern mixing.  I could have gone with my normal mix of leopard and buffalo plaid, but I decided to try mixing two different plaids.  I liked how the larger window pane pattern mixed with the smaller buffalo plaid.  What made this work was the difference size of patterns and colors.  The black tied the whole look together, but the white helped make it stand out.  I cut this scarf in half to make sure that it did not feel so overwhelming.  You can read here how I cut my blanket scarves.

To finish off this look, I wanted to wear these fun boots by Same Edelman that I got last year.  I love the fun pattern on the back along with the studded design.  It helps create an edge to any look, plus they always get me so many compliments!  I have also received a few snide remarks if they are used as a weapon.

I definitely want to try this dress again with leopard pieces since it is such an easy way to pattern mix.  How would you wear this dress?