Friday, September 30, 2011

hello Fall!

Fall is my favorite season.  And one of the downsides of living in NC is that it takes forever to feel like fall.  But temps will start to drop tonight and tomorrow should be nice a crisp and cool this weekend.  In honor of that, I busted out an outfit that feels perfect for the summer to fall transition.
The denim pencil skirt and cardigan are from the Talbots outlet.  The striped tee was on clearance at Walmart for $3 (that's cheaper than Goodwill!).  The boots are from Target and have proven to be a workhorse in my closet.

Black, white, and grey

Why mess with something that works?  Black, white and grey is my color pallet of choice.  It is easy-peasy, and was the way to go yesterday.
After I took this picture I added a black flower and white flower pins to the cardigan for a tad more whimsey.  I got the skirt at White House Black Market in 2008 and love, love, love it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

can't go wrong

You, or rather I, can't go wrong with a black and white floral.....whether it is skirt, blouse, cardigan, or dress I always feel like me in a black and white floral print.
Today I get to talk to 140 high school guidance counselors coming to campus to learn about different degree programs at my university.  Does this fit the bill of what they expect a college professor to dress like?  Who knows.....but I for one love it enough that I could care less.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin's Purple-Plum Pick

This morning I let my little doggie (Pumpkin) pick my outfit.  I held up 2 dresses and asked her "which one?", and she seemed certain about this purple/plum dress. 
I then gave her a choice of two cardigans and she picked this one.  She even picked it twice when i switched which hand they were in.  I guess she likes cotton over cashmere....silly doggie.  I didn't let her pick my shoes, as the forecasted rain made my purple suede ballet flats a no-go.  Plus she pretty much dislikes all of my shoes except for the ones I wear to the dog park and the ones I wear for running.....she has learned those shoes mean fun, and most other shoes mean I am leaving the house soon.

Last week

I managed to get outfit pictures snapped on two days last week.  However, I did not manage to post them.  So I am playing a little catch-up today.
Wednesday was a rainy mess with temps all over the place (hence the boots and layering).  I don't teach on Wednesdays, but I was going out to dinner with a visiting speaker, so I wanted to look somewhat more put together than my typical Wednesday.  The skirt is an Anthropologie find at Goodwill, which I had shortened a few inches.  The lace top is a Banana Republic find at Goodwill.  The navy cardigan is from the Talbots outlet, and the boots are from Target.

The fo-wrap leopard print dress that I got at Ross 2 years ago for about $12 is one of those items that makes me feel fabulous every time I wear it.  I threw it on Thursday for teaching.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

double pet appearance

Both my turtle and dog make an appearance today.  Snapped this quick picture before heading to work (hence doggie in crate).
I picked up this cardigan on saturday during my first visit to the Buffalo Exchange with my friend Cynthia of Be Fabulous Daily.  It is originally from Ann Taylor.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Keeping with a theme....

This is what I wore to teach in this past Thursday.  Is this fall going to be my fall of Stepford wife dressing?  Feels that way.  Or maybe it is just because the last 2 outfits I had time to snap a picture of look that way.
The skirt (which has pockets!) was purchased at the Talbot's Outlet using my birthday month discount.  The top is Banana Republic via Goodwill. T%he shoes were clearance at Marshall's last spring.  Since my dog snuck into the last OOTD picture, I decided my turtle deserved to sneak into this shot.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Stepford wife

I feel very much like a stepford wife in this outfit.  Not sure if it is the pearls or the cardigan and the delicate heels.  But I like it despite the costume feel.
Don't mind my little doggie in the foreground.  The dress is from Ross.  The shoes are from Marshall's and the cardigan is from the Talbot's outlet.  Pretty much all discount shopping options.