Terrific in Tweed

tweed skirt black sweater

tweed skirt black sweater


tweed skirt black sweater

tweed skirt black sweater

pink red tweed skirt black sweater

tweed skirt black sweater

This weekend was pretty stellar, so I’m sad that Monday has arrived. I got to go home this weekend, finish some wedding stuff with my mom (hello card box and veil), celebrate her birthday with lunch, makeovers, and shopping, and enjoy some cold winter walks with the puppy and The Fiance. Oh, and there was a few trips to Target. You know how I roll.

This skirt doesn’t get a lot of wears, but it is perfect for the office and looks great with any neutral, so it gets some play in my closet (even if it is a bit on the pink side of the red/pink line).

What was your weekend like? Let me know in the comments!

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Stripes with a Pop of Red

stripes with red

stripes with red

stripes with red

stripes with red

stripes with red

stripes with red

stripes with red

Yesterday was a hint of pink, and today involves a pop of red, so I’m got Valentine’s Day covered, right? In case you didn’t see this skirt in this week’s Save or Splurge feature (see it here), here it is on a real person! This was actually my very first purchase towards my February budget, and I love it already. I mean stripes…in a super comfy skirt? Say no more, I’m there.

Today’s fun highlights:

  • Flowers from my love
  • Stripe skirts
  • Puppy snuggles
  • Taco and guacamole dinner
  • Convincing The Fiance to go get ice cream from Handels (not hard to do, folks)
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • No jeans at work today.
  • Waking up to the annoying alarm clock

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend to you all! It’s Taco Time!

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  • On Target item: Merona Ponte Skirt (exact)
  • Cardigan: Old Navy (December 2013; similar)
  • Tee: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Necklace: thrifted (similar)
  • Tights: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Ankle Boots: Mossimo, Target (exact – but in brown; similar)

Preppy Leopard

preppy leopard

preppy leopard

preppy leopard

preppy leopard

preppy leopard

preppy leopard

preppy leopard

preppy leopard

The Fiance is the best, because I never had to come up with my own blog post titles. He does it for me, including today’s gem: “Preppy Leopard.” I’m love this mix of classic (this adorable peter pan-ish collar sweater) and pizazz (a leopard skirt does that for you).

Speaking of The Fiance, he gave me this awesome Scrabble piece necklace last year for Valentine’s Day. I don’t wear it enough, but I love it for several reasons: 1. he picked it out all by himself, 2. it is from Etsy (love that site), 3. it has his first name initial on one side, and 4. the other side says “As You Wish,” which is a line from my/our favorite movie, The Princess Bride. Love it and him!

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  • On Target item: Merona Pencil Skirt (Fall 2013; still available in petites online here)
  • Sweater: Ann Taylor (exact – obsessed with this shirt, so expect to see it A LOT)
  • Necklace: gift from The Fiance, Etsy (exact – Princess Bride saying on the back!)
  • Tights: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Ankle Boots: Mossimo, Target (exact – but in brown; similar)

Simply Stripey

snow shoes

Snowy and super windy Tuesdays call for a new favorite closet item (and tights…I didn’t forget them today, unlike last week – high five me)! This striped skirt from Target has been featured multiple times on this blog in non-outfit posts, and I finally got around to purchasing it and wearing it. It is probably the most comfortable skirt I own (super stretchy and super soft), and I’m obsessed with the navy and cobalt blue mixture.

I paired it with tights, loafer pumps, and a neutral sweater for a fairly simple look for work today, and I can think of many, many different ways to remix this skirt. I especially can’t wait to rock it on a summer weekend with a graphic tee and flats.

Still working on Nicole at VV Boutique Style’s January Blackout Challenge for the next two weeks. Today’s look successfully passes the test!

ps. Yes, my necklace has safari animals on it, and yes it is beyond awesome. Thank you!

pps. Don’t worry dear readers, my dad definitely made fun of me for my “dad joke” in yesterday’s post. He told me to keep my day job, which I reported to today. Thanks Dad!

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  • On Target item: Merona Skirt (exact)
  • Sweater: Old Navy (exact)
  • Necklace: thrifted (similar)
  • Tights: Merona, Target (exact – these are Xavier Navy)
  • Pumps: St. John’s Bay, JCPenney (old; similar and these too)

Seeing Spots (And Snow!)




More snow guys, and I was totally not prepared for it. I actually left the house this morning with no tights on. I have no idea what I was thinking…this is the middle of January after all. The running joke at work today was my bare legs and that I had to go home during lunch to change.

Jokes on all of them, though! These tights are the best sweater tights ever! Super warm and sleek (though they do attract dog hair). To be honest though, I like this outfit better with bare legs. So spring, get here soon.

ps. Yes, The Fiance called me “Snow Leopard” this morning. No, he’s not very creative with his nicknames ;).

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  • On Target item: Merona Sweatshirt (from Spring 2013; similar)
  • Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (old; similar)
  • Necklace: Forever 21 + random chain to make it longer (old; similar)
  • Tights: Merona, Target (exact – I have on “Black Rib” but now want all the others too!)
  • Ankle Boots: Old Navy (exact)