Thursday, March 29, 2012

don't mess with success

Another day, another dress and cardigan.  As easy as 1, 2, 3.  And I like it that way!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

in a rut

I am in a dressing rut....pun intended.  I seem to be going with a dress and cardigan every day.  But I am okay with that.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

a day late and a dollar short

Ok, not really a dollar short.  But this is what I wore on Monday.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

back to black

Yesterday I got a bunch of compliments from my students on my red dress!  But despite that I am back to an old stand-by of black today.
Dress is Ann Taylor via Ebay.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

tomato red? not really

The colors look funky today.  This thrifted Ann Taylor dress is actually a brick red in color.  Not sure red is a spring color, but I was wishfully thinking the cardigan and pink belt make it spring appropriate.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

black, white, and pastel

In the early spring, all I seem to want to wear is black and white with a pop of pastel.  Ok, I pretty much want to wear black and white year round, but the pastel thing is definitely Spring talking to me.

 I got this dress at Ann Taylor Loft several years ago.  My aunt was with me, and she thought it de-emphasized my bust, where I thought it emphasized it.  Regardless we both loved this dress on me (I loved the color and pattern, my aunt loved the shape).

Monday, March 19, 2012

pink and grey

Pink and grey is one of my favorite color combinations.  I especially love it in the spring.  This skirt is a year round skirt (see it styled in winter here) because it is a light weight but a dark color palette.
This will be a busy week, so I might struggle to get some posts up.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Brunch

I enjoyed a delightful Sunday brunch with friends today.  I opted to dress somewhat like ladies who lunch, even though I was having lunch with 2 guys.
Not sure why this picture turned out so grainy, but Sundays are for taking it easy, so no re-shoot.

Friday, March 16, 2012

dressed up Friday

Normally my Fridays are pretty casual.  Lots of meetings or working in my office on a typical Friday.  But this Friday I was giving a talk off campus.
This dress is easy and comfy, so it was an easy choice.  I  bought it with gtiftcards at Target in was about the only clothing I bought new that year, and even then it was on a clearance rack.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

coral fever

This thrifted coral cardigan (J Crew) is becoming a go-to piece.  It is full on spring here, and thus a summery dress and cardigan were in order. 
I take my pictures using a timer on my camera and crop them.  Today I have out outtake of my doggie checking out what is going on.  You can see my feet in the background (I cropped this picture to highlight my doggie's cuteness).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

choice for MJ

Tonight I am going to see Cirque de Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immoral World Tour.  Sorry about the pastey white legs, but it will be in the 80s here today.  This skirt looks awfully short in the pictures, but doesn't feel short.  Oh well, only a lab day teaching wise, so I am not going to worry about the length.
Shoes: Payless
Skirt: Ann Taylor via Ebay
Tee: Talbot's Outlet
Cardi: Ann Taylor via Goodwill

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Green

Spring is in the air...and in my outfit.  We will be in the 80s this week....Yuck!  But at least I get to pull some of my spring/summer dresses out of the back of the closet. 
This outfit works today on many is easy, it is spring-like, and it has green for Everybody, Everywear.
Green: Everybody, Everywear

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Guest post

Today my first ever guest post is running over on Effortless Anthropologie.  Check it out here!

Friday, March 9, 2012

butt shot

So my little doggie was trying to engage me in play while I snapped this outfit you get a nice picture of her rear end.  This Target dress was thrifted new with the tags still on.  I haven't worn it in a while, but it was a perfect fit for my mood today.
Today is the last day of spring sort of depressing to realize all I didn't accomplish.  But that is par for the course when it comes to Spring Breaks.  The cardigan is from the Talbot's outlet, the belt is from a shirt, and the shoes are from Payless.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

spring is in the air

It is definitely starting to feel like spring down here in the South.  Softball leagues and gardening are becoming weekend activities.  I haven't worn this dress is a long time for two reasons: 1) in needs ironing after a wash and 2) it makes a lot of noise when I walk.  But it seemed like an appropriate choice for a day in early spring.
The dress was thrifted at Goodwill, as was the pale green cashmere cardigan.

why I wear heels

I love my heels.  Snapping a casual photo of what I wore to a weekday dinner and movie with a friend reminded me why I love heels......
  1. Heels make me taller.
  2. Heels help me reach things (like cabinets and the chalkboard)
  3. Heels make my legs look awesome
  4. And as the picture illustrates, heels help me from slouching and improve my posture.
 As you can see my casual outfits are pretty boring.  They are almost always jeans, t-shirt and cardigan.  Sometimes I switch a turtleneck sweater for the cardigan.  This outfit is all second hand (except shoes which were kids size on clearance for $5).  The sweater is Ann Taylor via Goodwill, shirt is Banana Republic via Goodwill, and the Jeans are White House Black Market via Ebay.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March showers

While yesterday was sunny and in the 70s, today is rainy and in the lower 50s at best.  I actually like grey and rainy days, and I especially love dressing for grey and rainy days.
Skirt is via Goodwill ($2.99).  The tee and cardigan are from the Talbot's Outlet.  The tights were clearance at Kohls, and the boots are from  Happy Rainy Friday!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

length challenged

I bought this White House Black Market skirt off of Ebay, and despite the measurements being posted, I expected this skirt to be shorter than it is.  I was anticipating an a-line above the knee.  Given the pattern on this skirt, it would look funny shortened, thus I have been putting off wearing this skirt because I think the length is awkward on me.
The cardigan is Ann Taylor ($3.79 at Goodwill 2 years ago) and the t-shirt is Talbot;s (via outlet for $4.21).  There is a consignment sale near me in a few weeks that I have been using to help me clean out the closet.  Should this skirt go to the consignment sale or stay in my closet?