Blue Da-Ba-De

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Blue is my favorite color. And it use to overwhelm my closet so much that I would put myself on blue-color bans, where I would force myself to branch out to other colors. I find myself embracing it a lot these days as well. It will be the main color at my upcoming wedding. It is the color of my favorite pro sports team (cough Indianapolis Colts cough). And mushy mush, it is the color of Fiance’s eyes!

Anyways, this outfit combines a lot of my favorite blue items (including a fairly new-from-clearance blue top). Hope you enjoy! Now I’m off to go snuggle up on the couch with a cup of coffee and my laptop, which is a perfect activity for this dreary Indiana day.

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  • On Target item: Merona Top (in stores on clearance rack)
  • Cardigan: Merona, Target (spring 2013)
  • Pants: Gap (old)
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (old)

Week of Denim

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At work this week (and next week), we get to wear jeans to work (minus Tuesday, where we have to be in business casual) because we met our office goals in September. It is such a nice treat to be able to roll out of bed and jump into some jeans instead of worrying about what pair of dress pants to wear.

Since it is Monday, I thought I would take my black Denizen jeans out for a work test drive. These jeans are super soft and almost jegging-like. I love the pairing with the “fancy” (leopard shoes and pearls) with the casual (the denim/chambray shirt) to complete a pulled together, but still casual work look. I’m excited to be sharing more casual looks on the blog today, so get ready for some more denim looks after Tuesday this week!

What is your work dress code like? Let me know if the comments!

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  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans
  • Shirt: Cherokee buttondown (from the boys department, similar)
  • Necklace: Forever21 (old)
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (old, similar at Target now)

Flower Power Monday

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So after a short work week and a long weekend (I get every other Friday off – hooray), I am back to work. And nothing says bring it on Monday like a floral pencil skirt and a simple button down. Thankfully my Monday flew by, and I was able to make it home to finalize another vintage Coach purse purchase on Ebay. I am up to three now. I think I am addicted. The Fiance would say that he knows I am. Oh well?

I just love the history and the durability of these bags. Plus, I love thrifting and reusing things, instead of creating more (don’t get me wrong, I love modern day shopping as well). Coach is making their same vintage styles in their Classic collection (no “C” pattern here, I’m only a fan of the leather ones), but selling them for $300. I got a vintage one at Goodwill this weekend for $12.50. That is crazy! I’ve never been one to get crazy over brand name bags, but these are really timeless and cool.

Have you ever gotten so excited about a clothing item or accessory that you had to collect them all?! Let me know!

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  • On Target item: Merona skirt (other patterns in store now)
  • Shirt: Merona, Target (old…though similar green one in stores now)
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (old)

Warm & Fuzzy

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This dress holds a special place in my heart and always will. I wore it out on our celebration dinner after The Fiance proposed. I just see it hanging in my closet and think back to that very special moment in my life!

The stripes and the cut make it so classic and sweet, but I like the extra red pop the belt gives. This dress is absolutely lovely on its own, but I like to “office” this dress up by adding a blazer or a cardigan. I wasn’t really feeling that this morning, since it has been so gorgeous here in Indy lately. A button down under the dress makes it totally work appropriate, don’t you think?

Do you have an article of clothing (besides a wedding dress) that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy?

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  • On Target item: Merona Dress (available online still – comes with the red belt!)
  • Dress Shirt (under dress): Ann Taylor Outlet (old)
  • Shoes: thrifted

Borrowing From the Boys

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Here’s a secret. I sometimes buy dress shirts from the little boys department of Target (and other stores).

I can’t help it. They’re cheaper. They fit. They come in cool patterns/prints that are completely classic and don’t look overly masculine at all. Not masculine at all, especially when paired with a leopard heel and a fun pop of color with a belt. It is taking the whole masculine/feminine trend to a whole new level, and I like it.

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  • On Target item: Cherokee buttondown (from the boys department)
  • Belt: Merona, Target (old)
  • Pants: Gap
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (old)