Snowed In (Again)


Shocked face: It’s really -11 degrees out here.

Off work again! We’re starting to go stir crazy here in Indianapolis. Our travel advisory finally moved from warning to watch, so we’re more than likely going to be back at work tomorrow. Hooray (I never thought I would say that)!

This combination of plaid and a cozy sweater really did the trick today. I thought about titling this post, “Fancy Lumberjack” because of all the outdoorsmen elements (plaid, wool-ish socks, duck boots) wrapped up into one outfit. However, it must have worked, since I was toasty warm inside our house. This also might be because I am also currently in charge of the thermostat. It was the perfect look for a winter day. The gold chain necklace and the touch of lipstick glam it up just a bit (did I mention I am going stir crazy). My new blog friend, Sara, made one of her 2014 resolutions to wear more lipsticks, and I think I am going to join her in this one.

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pps. Winter sunlight reflecting off all the snow is not good for clear eye shots.

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  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans (exact)
  • Plaid shirt: Old Navy (bought in October 2013, similar; last seen here)
  • Sweater: J. Crew (thrifted, but similar)
  • Necklace: Target (old, but similar)
  • Socks: Merona, Target (last year, similar)
  • Duck boots: L.L. Bean (got mine thrifting for $25, but exact)

Welcome to the Weekend

Hooray! I made it to the weekend. Do you ever just have those weeks that make you feel like you won’t make it until Friday at quitting time? That was this week for me, which is the reason for this comfy combination of “the warmest cardigan I own” and jeans and a tee. I blame all the holiday time off (which I wouldn’t trade for the world, by the way). Here’s to next week and getting back on my normal schedule at work (and therefore life).

The trick to this necklace, which is actually shorter in real life? I fold a cheap chain necklace in half, looped it through the connectors, and presto, extra long necklace! Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on that this weekend?

This weekend’s plans besides potential necklace tutorial: chicken pitas, tons of NFL football playoff games (go Colts), Sunday brunch with The Fiance (a new tradition that I love), coffee, puppy snuggles, and seeing my dad.

What are you up to this weekend?

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  • On Target item: Merona Cardigan (exact no longer online; similar and here and here)
  • Tee: Mossimo Supply, Target (old; similar)
  • Necklace: Forever 21 + random chain to make it longer (old; similar)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Shoes: Mossimo, Target (exact)

Putting On The Ritz for New Year’s

I ended up rocking this outfit last night for the two New Year’s Eve parties that The Fiance and I attended. I probably ended up overdressing for both parties, but I like to get dressed up for events like this. Plus, better to be overdressed, than underdressed, right?

Apparently, it took me all of a week to figure out how to rock the red tights that I had previously been so nervous about trying. New Year’s Eve felt like the perfect opportunity to rock a more “out there” look. These tights ended up being a great way to work in some color to an otherwise all black outfit. I had wanted some sequins, but this sparkly necklace did the trick.

What did you end up wearing for the New Year’s Eve celebration?!

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  • On Target item: Merona Premium Tights (exact)
  • Necklace: Target (old; similar)
  • Belt: The Limited (old)
  • Dress: Old Navy (old; similar; similar)
  • Shoes: Target (exact)

I’m Bringing Fair Isle Back

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I don’t know about you guys, but I am not a big fan of not being on Thanksgiving break anymore. Big fan of this outfit, though. I’m continuing to skirt the dress code at work, because these “pants” are actual black jeans (though they don’t really feel like denim material), and we’re back to business casual after a week of being on jeans week. However, I think they look like dress pants if you aren’t paying attention. So I’m going to run with it until I get caught! Don’t tell anyone (wink)! The pumps help “business” it up too.

This sweater is so comfy, and I pretty pumped that I bought the similar one in light blue. Like it so much, I bought it twice. I’m one of those girls. Fair isle sweaters are a big trend this year, and I am so glad. I love over the top sweaters (sign me up for your Ugly Christmas Sweater party), and these are a good, normal way to wear some crazy-ish prints. Expect to see this one and its blue cousin a few times this season!

I topped it off with my new necklace seen in this morning’s weekend Target Haul post. Almost all Target today! What a great commitment to this blog’s mission.

ps. Please ignore my squinty eyes. It was a weird combination of overcast and bright outside when The Fiance took these pictures. You’re here for the outfit anyways, right? Not my glamorous eyes!

pps. Target is having a Cyber Monday sale right now, where it is “Buy One, Get one 60% Off.” I would take advantage of this, but I am banning myself from shopping for clothing items until Christmas (12/25). Ahh!

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Supply Sweater, (online and in stores!)
  • Black jeans: Denizen, Target (online – talls and shorts – and in stores)
  • Necklace: Target (in stores currently)
  • Shoes: TJMaxx