Sunday, May 1, 2016

under construction! exciting updates to come!



Over the next few days I'm migrating Outfit Posts from Blogger over to WordPress. I've had one sort of blog or another on Blogger since 2004 (!!) but I'm ready to be able to flex my coding muscles a little bit more to do some fun stuff that is beyond what Blogger allows. (SUPER excited for some new searching/category functionality to be able to find outfits!)

Hopefully this transition will go smoothly... but there is a very good chance things might be a little goofy next week. Just bare with me for a few days and then I'll be back to my normal posting schedule as soon as things stabilize! :)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

outfit post: stripe crossover blouse, black pants, black pumps


Inspiration - Net-a-Porter

This week of work travel to San Antonio just didn't turn out how I expected it too. I thought I was going to enjoy a week of kid-free evenings. I had these grand plans of using my after work time to go to the hotel gym, getting outfit photos I took but never posted up to the blog, making some new & exciting blog updates and making a dent in a good book while getting plenty of sleep. But instead I got food poisoning from room service Sunday night and was so sick Monday and Tuesday. It was miserable. I did none of the planned things. Oh well. Sometimes plans go awry. 

I travel home late tonight, will get home after midnight and then jump into a super busy day of client meetings for all the clients I haven't been paying attention to while traveling this week. Ugggh. I just want my bed at home and to snuggle my little munchkin!

This outfit is from two weeks ago. I love the wrap detail and forgiving cut of this blouse. I did have to pin the wrap a little higher then it is sewn at the bust to show a little less cleavage but other then that I love this top. Solid professional mid-week outfit.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

outfit post: striped dress, black cardigan, black pumps, red statement necklace


Inspiration - Miranda Kerr

I like the idea of this outfit but I didn't love wearing it last week. For some reason I really don't love dresses with curved hems. Even when curved hem dresses are long enough I keep feeling like I'm wearing an untucked shirt or a nightgown. And then adding the straight hemmed cardigan seemed to just accentuate what I don't love about the bottom of the dress. It just bugged me the whole time I was wearing it and now even more when I look at the pictures. Maybe I'm crazy?

This week I'm in San Antonio for a client configuration workshop and a super fun first for me - I got food poisoning from the hotel room service dinner I ate last night. It was a pretty mild case but made presenting all day in front of 20 people decidedly not awesome. Still feeling pretty... off. Ugh. Hope I recover by tomorrow!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

outfit post: white sleeveless eyelet shirtdress, grey jersey blazer, pointed toe snakeskin pump


Inspiration - Banana Republic

Fancy Friday post! I wore this dress a month ago with a skinny gold belt and wedge sandals at the beach for Easter Sunday brunch & egg hunt. I loved it and felt very pretty and springy. A white dress with eyelet details feels very garden party/babyshower to me.

So when I saw the above ad for Banana Republic's peplum dress I decided to try to copy it. To try to make the dress read fun girly business casual by adding pumps and a blazer. I think the result somewhat successful. I still felt a little more like I should be going to a party with tiny portions of food as opposed to sitting at my desk working on spreadsheets. But it's important to occasionally try new things and stretch my sartorial horizons!

(Previous times I've worn this grey blazer.)

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

outfit post: black button up shirt, brown pants, black pumps


Inspiration - Express

Black shirt. Tan pants. Put them on my body. Took my body to work. Did job stuff. Came home. The end.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

outfit post: floral pencil skirt, white shell, light pink cardigan, nude wedges


Inspiration - Stacy London

The always fabulous Stacy London inspired today's outfit. Pretty pink & floral for spring.

My brain is an extra bit scattered this week (I feel like I'm over saying I'm busy because there is no longer any non-busy state in my life - it's just busy and busier - so it's pointless to say blah blah blah I'm busy) as I try to get some big steps forward accomplished on a few work projects before I travel for a new client in Texas next week. I feel like I am just getting caught up from traveling to Arizona two weeks ago. But such is the Project Manager life. Somebody's gotta keep those giant company's software implementations moving and turns out that's me! :)

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8 previous outfits with floral skirt:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

outfit post: green shirt dress, gold belt, brown sandals


Inspiration - CAbi

Classic green shirt dress with simple brown & gold accessories. Easy peasy.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

most popular shopping clicks - february & march

Because I use affiliate links on this site (I get a few cents each time you guys click a shopping link) I am able to see a dashboard of what items were the most clicked on each week/month. I think it's really interesting to see which clothing links you guys are engaged by and click a bunch. And then compare those to which ones you decide to pass over. Here's the most clicked items for February & March.

Friday, April 15, 2016

outfit post: navy blouse, striped jersey pencil skirt, brown wedge sandal


Inspiration - The Row

This outfit is very similar to outfit #1 in the "Striped Pencil Skirt 11 Ways" image below. I guess this week was accidentally a week long revisit of previously worn outfits with slight modifications.

One of the more difficult parts of blogging for me is that a few days a week (at least) I re-wear outfits that have been posted here at some point or another. In real life, the engineer two cubes over gives zero thoughts to if I wore the exact same thing, styled the exact same way, two weeks before. But images on the internet live forever. And outfit blogging is supposed to generate new ideas. So it's not very exciting to check this blog and think, "Snooze... it's the same skirt again!" or "Hasn't she already worn a version of that outfit a zillion of times?"

So I do my best to try to change things up as much as I can without falling into the trap of endless shopping that I've seen some bloggers succumb to. (Not that I have the time or funds for a shopping addiction anyway!) And even when I feel boring, I still try really hard to never buy anything that is just for the blog, only things I'd purchase for myself even if this site didn't exist.

SO that was a super long way of saying - here's another outfit I worn before but with different shoes. :)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

outfit post: black and white striped tank, pink cardigan, black cropped pant, black wedges


Inspiration - Loft

Wordless Wednesday.

Yes, same pants as yesterday. I'm just gross this week. :)


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

outfit post: pink portofino shirt, black cropped pant, snakeskin pump


Inspiration - Express

In today's installment of, "Haven't I seen that outfit before, you uncreative lazy blogger?" I try to convince my dear readers that this outfit is totally different then last time I wore it because I'm wearing different animal print shoes and two sizes smaller pants (woo-hoo!). So it's like totally a new outfit guys! Right? Right! :)

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Monday, April 11, 2016

outfit post: blue sheath dress, black pumps, gold pendant necklace


Inspiration - Kate Middleton (<--link to previous KM inspirations)

Super basic sheath on a Monday to recover from a week of travel. I actually pulled the dress out of my unpacked suitcase from Arizona. (Maybe I'm gross? It didn't smell. Regardless - I'm down with a second wear before wash.) I wore it last week for the first day of client workshops (just like I wore it here) and felt snazzy and professional. And now today, a week later, to my office here in Florida.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

outfit posts: february & march outfits

I really like it when fashion bloggers do a monthly recap of all their outfits in a single post. That way when I can easily scroll and see everything they wore without paging back a million times.

So in addition to updating my seasonal archives (see all archive links at very bottom of this post) I was thinking I'd also occasionally post the group of outfits I wore in a month as a main page post.

Here are the outfits I posted from February & March 2016

*Click each photo to view original post*


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Friday, April 8, 2016

outfit post: navy crepe top, navy pants, red ballet bow flats


Inspiration - Mila Kunis

I don't naturally tend toward monochromatic looks. I usually like them on other people but prefer some sort of pattern or print when I'm figuring out what to wear myself. But I like the simplicity of this all navy outfit and of course all the blue contrasts nicely with my new fun red shoes

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