Winter Blues

Ummm, so surprise snowstorm last night? Not cool, winter, not cool. I do a terrible job of following the weather (it just isn’t high on my priority list – sleep and shopping is?), so I was completely caught off guard by the four inches of snow that we got last night. Nothing says welcome to 2014 like a snowstorm, right?

At least I was prepared to layer it up today. This cardigan paired perfectly with my little boy’s gingham shirt for some winter blue layering. Ankle boots and jeans finished off the look for another casual look for work. It’s back to business casual next week, so expect some non-jeans. Sad face.

Our backyard (where I normally take my photos) is deep with snow, so our front porch served as a decent substitute. Our dead plants are to left and our cool outlet plug to the right. Just what you wanted to see, right? Come spring/summer, I’m on a mission to find some good background locations, so stick around for another three months, will you?

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  • On Target item: Merona Cardigan (exact – on sale in stores)
  • Shirt: Target (old – boys department; similar)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Shoes: Mossimo ankle boots (old, similar)

Work Pajamas?


Today was back to work day, which I had been dreading. Five days off was not enough. I’m going to have to rethink this next year about using my vacation days.

However, I also got to get back to daily outfit posts – which I prefer and actually like to do quite a lot. I’m the only one on my team working today, so I decided that it was going to be comfy clothes all the way (since we have two more days left of the year and two more jeans days). How close to pajamas could I get today? I decided jeggings, thin sweater, and thin cardigan sweater (all beyond soft) would do the trick. It worked (even though I appear to be wearing a lab jacket – I am not)! Comfy and cozy at work and busting through some tasks!

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And Now It Is Spring?

So I thought Christmas was next week, but when I woke up this morning, all the snow had melted (leaving our backyard to be a muddy mess) and balmy 55 degree weather outside. I didn’t even have to wear a coat to work. What is this? April or December? Indiana has the weirdest weather sometimes.

Here is today’s look. I am finally getting around to styling this city scene scarf, and I love it. It is the perfect all season scarf – you know how you have some for winter and some for spring. It definitely added a bit of interest to my otherwise simple outfit. I was so thankful this morning not to have to wear boots of any kind. These new ballet flats are from Old Navy and some cute and comfortable to walk in. I think lately, Target and Old Navy have been stepping up their game, and I cannot wait to check out the nautical lines that both of them are coming out with in Spring 2014!

Off to get ready for my company’s “winter party” tonight, and then off to Illinois tomorrow!

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  • On Target item: Oversized City Lights scarf (here)
  • Sweater: Mossimo, Target (old, similar style here)
  • Belt: Target (old, similar)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Flats: Old Navy (exact – so comfy and classic, check out the gold tiny heel online)

Navy, Black, and Foxy

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So my mid-week weekend has come to an end, but I’m slightly okay with getting back to my normal schedule instead of eating pretzel rolls and peanut butter M&Ms all day. Okay, just one pretzel roll was eaten today…and one yesterday. I feel like I got a lot accomplished yesterday and got a fair amount of relaxation time in today.

Today also was pretty great, since I am debuting my fox sweater that I got in November on a trip to the outlet mall. I love foxes, and this one is especially cute, since he is sleeping in a cute little ball. I also love mixing navy and black together. I have always thought the two neutrals go well together. These colors will also be coming soon to my wedding in April! That is how much I love them.

You know what I don’t love? The song “What Does a Fox Say?” If you haven’t seen it and feel that you desperately need to, then click here. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you. It is pretty dumb, though The Fiance and I tend to change the words and sing it to Cooper, our dog.

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  • On Target item: Denizen black jeans, Target (recent, tall and short styles online too!)
  • Sweater: Ann Taylor Outlet (in November)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Productive Day

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Tuesdays off from work are full of accomplishments. Here is a list of all the things I did today, while rocking out in this amazingly comfy and warm Fair Isle sweater…and in these boots that give me crazy amounts of height that cause sales associates to comment on how tall I am.

  • I cleaned out my closet of things I don’t wear anymore.
  • I took them to a resale place here and made $100 on some of the items. They gave me back the items they didn’t want.
  • I took those reject items to the second location of this same resale place and made $46 on some of the rejects. Success.
  • I took my wedding dress in to get alterations so that my rib cage would fit nicely into it. Long story short, I bought a wedding dress for $54 in The Fiance’s hometown. It is probably 1/2 size too small. I am going to make this work.
  • The alterations lady was so nice, but told me that my dress was too short or I was either too tall. I don’t know how to take this comment.
  • I bought the domain name for my blog. More details to come once I figure out website speak. Exciting!
  • I emptied the trash and did laundry. Riveting!

Luckily, I get another day off tomorrow, so I might just have a lazy day to myself.

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Supply Sweater, (online and in stores!)
  • Belt: Target (old)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)