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)

Copycat!, Vol. 2

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Outfit Inspiration from: Ann Taylor Loft online look book

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*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.

This is my second round of Copycat!, and I am loving actually using my millions of pins! This inspiration came from Ann Taylor Loft, whose clothes I love and enjoy wearing. This skirt was a dream find when I got it. In my size. 50% off? I’ll take two (I actually did…watch out for the navy one to make an appearance someday!).

I think it worked well. I was worried about wearing a white tee, so I switched it to gray. It seemed a little flight attendent style, so I tied the scarf in a knot at the bottom and added a brooch for some sparkle. I do love her boots more than mine. I’ve not been impressed with my tall boots lately and might have to look into some nicer upgrades!

What do you think of my second Copycat!? Did I nail it or what?!

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  • On Target item: Merona Oxford Blazer (navy – recent)
  • Tee: Merona, Target (same style)
  • Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (got in October 2013)
  • Scarf: gift from future sister-in-law!
  • Brooch: probably stolen from my mom
  • Boots: Macys, old

The Keys to Thanksgiving

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This is what I wore for our Thanksgiving feast with The Fiance’s family this past Thursday. I figured a sweater and scarf were appropriate for a family gathering, and the graphic of the various keys on the sweater kept it fun. These jeans may seem like skinny jeans, but they have tons of stretch in them, which makes them perfect for Thanksgiving. More room = more food = more desserts. That’s one of my many life mottos.

I’m putting up a post today that shows how I tied this scarf. I’ve never tied a scarf like this before, but liked the look, so I figured I would pass it on.

And holy cats, now it is December. I feel like November flew by. Now I have to find time to wrap the rest of the presents we have, purchase the ones that haven’t been bought, and drink plenty of hot chocolate before Christmas! I think I got this.

p.s. Check out that windblown hair in the first photo. Thanks, Indiana weather, thanks.

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  • On Target item: Merona sweater (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Scarf: London street market
  • Boots: Macys, old

Blazer This, Blazer That

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These Target blazers are out of control. The fit and style is exactly like more expensive versions (mainly J. Crew), and the price just can’t be beat. All of mine were bought either on sale during a weekly ad sale (or the 20% off promos online) or using the Cartwheel app. They fit me so well that I have bought a total of seven of them and have the polka dot version coming to me for Christmas  — courtesy of the Fiance who was forced to go to Target with me and buy the last one in my size. Fate, my friends, fate.

I just think a blazer smartens up any outfit and instantly makes you look more put together. That is a-okay in my book.

Plus, this is probably the only “pink” (I call it coral) shirt you will ever see me in. So there’s that?

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  • On Target item: Merona Blazer, (in store and online)
  • Shirt: thrifted
  • Black jeans: Denizen, Target (recent, tall and short styles online too!)
  • Boots: Tahari, Macys (old)