Go Broncos (Part 2)

I liked the set up of last week’s Friday post, so I might continue that on Fridays…because I’m lazy and love structure?

Today’s fun highlights:

  • Einstein Bagels coffee this morning with The Fiance.
  • Orange blazer in honor of Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
  • Listening to Taylor Swift on repeat at work this morning.
  • Lunch with the puppy.
  • Chips and salsa.
  • Striped shirts (seriously, go buy this shirt!)
  • Weekend is here!
  • Starbucks coffee run after work.
  • Burgers and beer tonight for B’s fiance’s b-day!

Today’s not-so-fun highlights:

  • Endless phone calls at work.
  • Snow.
  • Spring’s not here.
  • Snow.

Happy Friday everyone! I’ll be rooting for the Denver Broncos this weekend…and you should too. Down with the Patriots!


  • On Target item: Merona Striped Boat Neck Tee (yes, I wore the navy version of this shirt last Friday…it’s the best!)
  • Blazer: Merona, Target (last year; this year’s version)
  • Necklace: Target (old; similar)
  • Jeans: Old Navy (new pair after ripping the ones from last week!; exact)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (exact)

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 ;).


  • 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)

I’m Ron Burgundy?

Confession: I am a huge fan of both Anchorman (the original, I haven’t seen the sequel yet, though I want to) and these cords that I thrifted a while back. I think they work as a versatile piece in my closet. Every time I wear them though, I wonder whether they are burgundy, oxblood, maroon, etc. I don’t have an answer for you. I just like them.

I’m obsessed with this look, and it was perfect for today’s wintery mix. The cords and blazer kept me nice and warm. And yes, once again I wore polka dots. A girl’s got to keep her spirits up during winter, somehow, right?

ps. All my similar finds today are from Target. #winning


  • On Target item: Merona Refined Scoop Tee (old; almost exact)
  • Blazer: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Pants: unknown, thrifted (similar)
  • Ankle Boots: Mossimo, Target (exact)

Polka Dot Skirt

Dreary Tuesday here in Indiana, so what better way to brighten up the day with a colorful necklace from a European street market (Pisa, Italy to be exact) and a polka dot skirt from a major US retailer (cough Target cough)? There is something about polka dots that make me very happy. It could be their sporadic placement or the fact that they make even business wear seem fun. They’re probably my favorite pattern ever (or is it stripes…don’t make me choose)!

This skirt from Target is an “old” stand by. I think it was for sale in spring 2013. It looks way more expensive than it was, and I am obsessed with the Merona pencil skirts. They are super great quality for the price (usually lined and sturdy fabrics), which is just how I like my work wear.


Day Off Fun

Today’s fun highlights:

  • Regular Friday off from work!
  • Snow is melting!
  • Lunch with my parents and brother!
  • Shopping at my favorite thrift store!
  • Awesome reversible fur vest that I bought at said thrift store (will make its blog debut soon)!
  • Double Starbucks day!
  • Picking up my wedding dress from the tailor and having that “magical moment”!
  • Wearing my favorite striped shirt from Target!
  • Dinner date tonight with The Fiance!

Today’s not-so-fun highlights:

  • I ripped these comfy jeggings right after these photos were taken…because I am the biggest klutz in the world. More excuse to go shopping, right?

Happy Friday everyone! You made it through the first full week after the holidays! Enjoy your weekend, friends!


  • On Target item: Merona Striped Boat Neck Tee (on sale this week!)
  • Cardigan: Old Navy (exact)
  • Necklace: Forever 21 (old)
  • Jeans: Old Navy (old; similar)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (exact)