What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 9 – Orange Crush

Orange Crush
*So a feature that I am going to run on Wednesdays (possibly along with a daily outfit post) is called “What I Wish I Wore Wednesday.” I’ll be piecing together an outfit on Polyvore (which I have never used before blogging, but I really like it) with all Target items to show you what I wish I was wearing and just how easy it is to look cute on a budget.

This is probably the most pulled together look I’ve featured on “What I Wish I Wore Wednesday.” It must be a sign that I am in the mood to look pulled together. There is just something about looking your best and being able to put your best work out there.

I’m making it a personal goal to be better this year. A better fiancee. A better daughter. A better friend. A better sister. A better co-worker. Better overall. I’m taking little steps to get there, but then again, what better way to accomplish a task like this. I mean you’ve heard the joke about how to eat an elephant, right? One bite at a time.

ps. This post got deep real fast, so let’s just take a moment to pause and check out the awesome shoes above. I mean, can you believe these are at Target?!

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 8 – Snow Day

Snow Day
*So a feature that I am going to run on Wednesdays (possibly along with a daily outfit post) is called “What I Wish I Wore Wednesday.” I’ll be piecing together an outfit on Polyvore (which I have never used before blogging, but I really like it) with all Target items to show you what I wish I was wearing and just how easy it is to look cute on a budget.

We got so much snow here in Indiana in the last few days. So much, that I am officially declaring a snow day. Again, since I just had one Monday and one yesterday (third times a charm? I wish it was this easy…)! But seriously, wouldn’t this be the cutest outfit to walk around in a light snowfall and go grab a coffee or hot chocolate with friends or a loved one?

This outfit features jeans and a sweater (what can I say, I know what works) that are enhanced by pops of yellow that would definitely cheer you up and brighten your spirits on a dreary, snowy day. Plus, you get to look stylish and keep your feet warm and dry in this awesome graphic print boot.

So go on, treat yourself to that hot chocolate. After all, I did proclaim it to be a snow day!

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 7 – Here’s to 2014!

Plaided Stripes
*So a feature that I am going to run on Wednesdays (possibly along with a daily outfit post) is called “What I Wish I Wore Wednesday.” I’ll be piecing together an outfit on Polyvore (which I have never used before blogging, but I really like it) with all Target items to show you what I wish I was wearing and just how easy it is to look cute on a budget.

Cheers to 2014! May you be full of an awesome wedding (April 2014), two awesome vacations, fun blog posts, and 365 days of love and laughter.

I’m in a little bit of recovery mode today from attending two New Year’s parties last night, but I am excited to have another day off from work and another day to hang out with The Fiance. This is what I wish I was wearing, as I run some errands, possibly do some online shopping (new month, new budget) and just chillax (that’s a recognized word now, right). The plaid in this jacket echos this week’s post on being plaid-tastic, and I think it works with the black and white in the striped shirts. The red pants add a pop of color and some interest, while the black boots and necklace keep it grounded.

Happy 2014, friends!

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 6 – Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
*So a feature that I am going to run on Wednesdays (possibly along with a daily outfit post) is called “What I Wish I Wore Wednesday.” I’ll be piecing together an outfit on Polyvore (which I have never used before blogging, but I really like it) with all Target items to show you what I wish I was wearing and just how easy it is too look cute on a budget.

Merry Christmas to all of you that celebrate this fine holiday! I am at my childhood home with my parents and am up early drinking coffee and eating some breakfast, while I wait for my sleepyhead fiance and brother to wake up so that I can give them their presents open my presents. I love being at “home” for this holiday and am excited to spend the day with the ones I love!

This an outfit you could rock if you have somewhere festive and special to be. I might rock this sweater today as well (since I own it – seen here), but I am only probably going to make an appearance at my local movie theater. The red sweater complements the green skirt (they work, since they are opposites on the color wheel) and the neutrals of the shoes and the necklace keep it from being “crazy Christmas” wear (you know exactly what I am talking about).

I wish all my lovely readers a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy some time with your family and friends, and eat a cookie or two!

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 5

*So a feature that I am going to run on Wednesdays (possibly along with a daily outfit post) is called “What I Wish I Wore Wednesday.” I’ll be piecing together an outfit on Polyvore (which I have never used before blogging, but I really like it) with all Target items to show you what I wish I was wearing and just how easy it is too look cute on a budget.

WIWIW Wednesdays have turned into real life fantasies for me. Like, I honestly wish this stuff would appear in my closet overnight on Tuesdays and be hanging and ready to be worn the next day. Alas, no magic closet elves are making that happen (though it should, it is the most magical time of the year, right?). So I’m stuck with making these fantasy Polyvore collages.

I called this one Dot Party, and I wish that was a phrase that would catch on: “Oh, look at Katie, she’s wearing so many polka dots that I am seeing spots! She’s rocking that Dot Party!” In my mind that sounded way cooler than it actually was. Today’s look pairs a sweater that I bought prior to going on my December shopping ban (see it in a haul post here) and a beautiful mint/seafoam green skirt that I unfortunately do not own (thanks closet elves!). Add in some polka dot tights and some chunky heels and you have a work appropriate outfit or even one for a girls date or date night!

Would you rock the double dots for your own Dot Party? Let me know in the comments!