Copycat!: A Pony for Christmas

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Outfit Inspiration from: Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project

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DSC02448*Copycat! is a feature where I try to recreate outfits I find on Pinterest (or various other sources of inspiration), utilizing at least one item from Target.

Third time for a Copycat! This inspiration comes from Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project, which is actually one of the few shows that I regularly watch (though on Hulu). This sweater is so cute, but so little kid-ish (mainly because I plucked it from the girls department of Old Navy), so I was having a hard time figuring out how to wear it to work. Who else, but the hilarious Mindy, could pair together a horse graphic shirt and still look business appropriate, which is exactly what I wanted to do with this sweater this morning! I took the cutesy-ness of this sweater up a notch with the polka dot tights (which might have seen their last day, since I think they have a run in them…sad face), and have already gotten tons of compliments from people at work. Boom…real life compliments are day makers!

How would you rock this sweater in real life? Old Navy’s Instagram also featured this sweater on their feed today. I’m such a trendsetter, hah!

ps. I’m already sick of winter. And snow. And wearing tights. Get ready for a long winter season of me complaining about the cold and trying to make blankets fashionable. Just what you wanted to hear right?

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Skirt (purchased in October 2013, but appears to be sold out; similar style in a cool print)
  • Sweater: Old Navy (exact)
  • Statement Necklace (H&M, old)
  • Tights: Merona, Target (here)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Black and Brown and Glitz

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Happy Birthday Z! Here is the outfit that I wore out last night with some friends to celebrate my friend Z’s birthday. I ended up ditching the necklace, as it was a bit fancy for the pub that we were going to eat dinner at, and I replaced it with a scarf, per my friend B’s brilliant suggestion. Dot tights are one of my top 10 favorite clothing items right now, but even with them and a coat it was brr brr brr outside!

It up being a good night out with friends enjoying some deep dish pizza, some pool, and some crazy giant Jenga stacking (or giant Jenga collapsing as the case may be). We had whole groups of people marveling at our Jenga stacking skills and trying to coach us from the sidelines. It was so great!

I got to enjoy sleeping in this morning, and right now, I am curled up in a warm cardigan and ready to catch up on some blogs that I read and watch my Colts beat up on some little Bengals!

Enjoy your Sunday, friends!

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  • On Target item: Merona Dress (recent)
  • Statement Necklace (old, but similar)
  • Tights: Merona, Target (here)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Target Haul, Vol. 5

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*Another feature that I am going to start on the blog is Target Hauls. Basically, I love to read when other people go and buy stuff, so I thought some of you might be interested to see the latest and greatest finds that I have gotten from Target.

Black and brown. Black and brown (to the tune of “Black and Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa, though probably not as catchy). I’m a huge fan of fixing color combinations that aren’t suppose to be mixed (black and navy in my wedding colors for example), and this Target Haul is no different. Black and brown are such classics and great for working with other colors without competing too much.

These two items were purchased before my self-imposed shopping ban, and just came in the mail on Friday afternoon. Still following the rules, folks! I have another order from Target coming before Christmas too, but this one was also ordered before the ban was put in place.

This dress is super cute and seems like in would work in several environments. I love the almost rose gold belt that comes with it, and the almost ponte material that it is made of it very nice. However, I have to warn you other tall ladies (I’m 5’9″ for reference), it runs a little short. Should have trusted the reviews on this one, Katie! Tights are going to have to be worked into this look, I think. Coincidentally, this dress also comes in a navy and black combo, do I know fashion trends or what?

These shoes are the Sam & Libby brand, and I haven’t tried out anything from that line before. These were on clearance, and I have very few patterned and fun shoes, so I thought, why not? They are not what I expected at all. The design is printed on almost canvas, and I was definitely expecting almost embroidery on the shoe. I’m okay with it, but thought I would mention it, just in case anyone was thinking the same thing! They fit perfectly in a size 9.5 and would definitely go great with skirts and shorts!

I think these two would look great together, but that will have to wait until spring-like weather. What do you think of this brown and black color mixing?

Saturday Plaid

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Saturday, Saturday, Saturday. On today’s agenda is registry planning with the Fiancé (which always involves arguments over shower curtains and bedspreads, two different print/pattern lovers over here), lunch with my parents who are coming down to Indy to shop (and see their eldest child!), and a birthday celebration for one of my college friends! Fun, fun fun. So I needed an outfit to get me through the day (at least until my “going-out outfit”…being a 20-something is so rough!)  and  comfy plaid + sweatshirt + black jeans will do the trick.

Plus, who doesn’t love a thrifted safari necklace?

What are your Saturday plans!? Let me know in the comments!

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  • On Target item: Merona Sweatshirt (from Spring 2013, similar)
  • Plaid shirt: Old Navy (bought in October 2013, similar)
  • Black jeans: Denizen, Target (recent, tall and short styles online too!)
  • Necklace: thrifted
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Day Date 2013 – Eiteljorg Museum

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IMG_20131206_114915_269*Occasionally, I will write posts that have nothing to do with style, though I will try not to make them super prevalant. Feel free to bypass these, if you have no interest!

Today, The Fiancé and I headed out on a Day Date to explore Indianapolis’s Eiteljorg Museum. This museum houses an extensive collection of Native American art, as well as Western American paintings and sculptures. I have a huge interest in Native American culture (my scarf even had a southwestern tribal feel to it), so this has always been a must-see for me, and I am glad I was able to visit this museum today! What a nice local treasure here in Indianapolis!

Highlights—-

  • Bagels for breakfast
  • Walking around an almost empty museum (Fridays at 11am is apparently a good time to visit a museum)
  • Special exhibit: Jingle Rails (train track made out of wood pieces that was designed to look like local and national landmarks)
  • Beautiful paintings and jewelry
  • Staying nice and warm inside a beautiful museum!