Monday, December 21, 2009

a few days worth

I have finally braved the world of skinny jeans. These are actually more the legging type of skinny jeans. They have been making me happy on the weekends and casual days. The top image is a talbot's 100% cashmere sweater I scored at the Talbot's outlet for $30 (originally $198). My cowboy boots are from a consignment shop about a year ago (I think about $30).

I am loving these new to me grey and black striped pants that came into my life via Goodwill for only $3.79. Wearing them with a simple black top and magenta cardigan. Not that exciting but made me happy with the new to me pants.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

last day of class!

Last day of lecture for the semester! Hooray! Since teaching evaluations are done today, I decided to ditch my standard dress. Read once that people have a more favorable opinion of people in color. First time wearing this dress that I picked up on a Kohl's clearance rack for under $12. By itself it is sort of shapeless, but a thick belt fixed that up! And it has pockets, which is great for teaching as I have somewhere to put my office keys. the grey tights are so old, I can't even begin to tell you where they are from. I love that this dress gives me another excuse to wear the purple heels I picked up this fall. The black cardi is because my classroom is always FREEZING cold. I do love that in December in NC I can wear heels and not boots to work. Don't get me wrong, love my boots, but it is nice to get more wear out of my heels. After I took the pictures, I decided something was missing, so I added a pink and purple beaded bracelet, that feels very belly dancer like.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cheap and chic!

I've been waiting for the right weather to break out this outfit. The skirt is from the Talbot's outlet. My aunt talked me into it, and I am glad she did. It is 100% silk and was only $5. The sweater is Ann Taylor and was obtained at Goodwill for $3.79. I guess the boots are the most expensive part at a whopping $20 from Marshall's.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Back at it

I'm back from Thanksgiving break. It is a rainy day here in Charlotte. So I mixed the grey and black with a punch of color. I don't teach today, so I am dressed fairly casual. I look a tad like a court jester, but I'm okay with that.