Monday, April 30, 2012

This is my orange outfit of the day. This scarf is light as air and made a good alternative to a necklace. I wore a turquoise watch and jewelry just to give the whole outfit some extra zing. My hair looks a little rough here because it was still wet.
Dockers Crops, Costco; Audrey Sweater in Geranium, Talbots; Scarf, Christopher & Banks; Earrings, Harry Mason Originals, Gift from the BHW; watch, Chicos.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Today I wore this peplum dress I got for next to nothing from Talbots earlier this year. Despite the expression on my face, this was actually a good look for me. Those are some white legs, though!!
Talbots Knit Peplum Dress in Scarlett, Jewelry and Belt, Chicos.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

This was my outfit for prom. I thought I looked pretty good in this outfit I got from eBay. This is all vintage Talbots stuff I got cheap.
I was the chaperone, and I was pretty busy all night, but I did get a chance to do a little dancing to the music of the live band we had. Fun, fun, fun.
Talbots Lace Top in Navy; Blackwatch Silk Skirt, Talbots; my MIL's vintage crinoline; Ribbon Feather Belt, Talbots; and the best arm candy of all, my handsome husband.

Friday, April 27, 2012

I dressed pretty casually today as I had the day off due to UVU Graduation. I did do some running around because...
...I am going to prom tomorrow (as a chaperone)!
 I had to get a dress to wear, and that required some errands on my part to get everything I need for it to be just right. I'll post it tomorrow--I'm rather taken with it. It should be a fun chaperone night, as Mark is going to come by for a while, and Caleb is also going. I'll also be the stand-in photographer for Yearbook.
This all looks a little baggy because my clothes are all pretty loose right now as I've lost 13 pounds in 5 weeks. I'm hoping to wash and dry these pants and have them shrink. We shall see.
Cardigan, Christopher & Banks; Microfiber Tank in Yellow, Chicos; Jewelry, Talbots; Cargo Crops in White, Chicos.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yes, today was the day that I was so insanely busy that I re-wore this outfit. Ha.
Hiker Plaid Skirt, Talbots; Silk Refined Tank in Daiquiri, Chicos; Treasured Trinkets Cardigan, Chicos; Stretch Belt, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I wore this outfit today, except I had an ivory tank instead of this one.
Floral Cardigan, Talbots; Platinum Denims in Brown Wash, Chicos, Ivory Tank, Chicos, Jewelry Chicos.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today I wore this tweed jacket and skirt as a suit. I didn't originally buy the jacket when I purchased the skirt, but I saw it recently on eBay, so I picked it up (for a very good price, of course). I'm also wearing my styling pink pumps I got from Aerosoles that my students say make me look like Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games.
Tweed Skirt and Jacket in Pink, Talbots; Floral Silk Tank, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

For this beautiful Sunday, I went with this hiker plaid skirt from last year's Talbots. I paired it with my new stretch belt, a daiquiri silk tank, and this embellished sweater from Chicos. A beautiful and comfy combination!
Hiker Plaid Skirt, Talbots; Silk Refined Tank in Daiquiri, Chicos; Treasured Trinkets Cardigan, Chicos; Stretch Belt, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos.

Friday, April 20, 2012

For this casual Friday I went with a crisp white blouse under my Talbots plaid jacket with jeans. You can't see it because it's right under the camera, but I'm wearing the new coral jewelry I just got for $9.99 on eBay--it's going to go great with all the orange that's so popular right now.
Picnic Plaid Jacket, Talbots; 3/4 Sleeve Wrinkle Free Shirt in White, Talbots; Levi's Jeans, Shopko; Bangles, Chicos; Woven Belt, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots via Ebay.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

So I went with some pattern mixing today, pulling it all together with this yellow burlap jacket. I wore a black and white tweed skirt with a floral ruffled black and white shirt and some serious statement necklace action. I actually skipped the bracelets and went with my Feather & Bead Ribbon Belt tied right over the jacket. It actually looked cute as heck like that. I have to give a shout out to my cute little pointy toed yellow flats. Howdy, and welcome back!
Parisienne Burlap Double Breasted Jacket in Yellow, Talbots; Feather & Bead Ribbon Belt, Talbots; Sorbonne Tweed Skirt, Talbots; Ruffle Shirt, Chicos; Jewelry, Chicos.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

As I was typing this in, I realized that tomorrow is my parent's 50th wedding anniversary (out of necessity, we had the big hoopla last month as they are now on a mission in South Carolina). So, Happy Anniversary, mom and dad!!
Today I am wearing a soft lavender silk/cotton cardi with a ruffled tank underneath. I may or may not add the scarf--I'll have to check my mood. This is the first time I've been able to wear these pants in quite a while. Yahoo for weight loss!
Docker's Casuals, Shopko; Scarf, Chicos; Jewelry, Talbots and Coldwater Creek; Silk Floral Cardigan, Talbots; Ruffle Tank; Talbots.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Today I went with this favorite green shoreline strip shirt and a peasant top. It actually looked pretty amazing with this belt. Probably my favorite part of this outfit, however, was this jade choker and bracelet I wore that I recently picked up cheap on Ebay. They are genuine semi-precious stones and went well with the jade earrings I picked up at the BYU Imperial Tombs of China Exhibit many moons ago. Because I've had the earrings for a very long time, they are darker than the new set. After time and wearing, they will be the same shade. Wowza.
Peasant Top in Tropical, Talbots; Stretch Belt, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots and Vintage; Shoreline Striped Pencil Skirt in Tropical, Talbots.

Monday, April 16, 2012

I thought about wearing this cardigan with a brown tank, but decided to go with the monochromatic look instead. Since the shirt underneath has sleeves, I can take this cardigan off if I really need to.
Brown Side Zip Pants, Talbots; Aqua Top, Talbots, Aqua Floral Cardigan, Talbots, Jewelry, Coldwater Creek and Macy's.
After Wearing Update:
Holy cow, this looked good on me. I'm really glad I picked this cardigan up cheap on eBay. It's very pretty on.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Today was nice enough to consider wearing this, but I brought along a sweater just in case. It's usually freezing at church, and today was no exception. Since I've lost 10 pounds, this fit and looked good on me!! This was also my first time to wear these gray suede shoes. They are cute, but not particularly comfortable.
Linen Ruffle Top in Blue, Talbots; Floral Full Skirt, Talbots; Jewelry, Macy's

Saturday, April 14, 2012

This made for a quick and comfy outfit.
Denim Crops, Costco; Smocked-Scoop Flower Tee in Pansy, Talbots.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Today I am trying a light linen sweater with a comfy top and jeans. It's Friday the 13th!
Stretch Jeans, Christopher & Banks; Pullover Top, Chicos; Linen Cardigan in Dark Heather Gray, Talbots, Jewelry, Chicos.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I am trying to get some wear out of and experimenting with pieces I've had for a while. This outfit turned out pretty cute, but the silk skirt with bare legs wasn't actually a good choice for today because it was back to freezing again. I felt that the belt was necessary to give some shape to my middle here, otherwise this outfit gave me some extra weight. These shoes I'm wearing here are like chameleons--sometimes they look gray, sometimes they look beige. I'm hoping that will be a good combo with khaki and blue.
Jacket, Coldwater Creek, Ruffle Chambray Tank, Talbots; Silk Skirt in Blue, Talbots; Belt in Mushroom, Talbots; Denim Lapiz Jewelry, Coldwater Creek.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This jacket is another new acquisition from Ebay. Chicos sold this jacket last year or the year before for $150 dollars. It was on their TV commercial, and everyone wanted it. The problem was that they advertised it as pink, when it is actually peach toned.  I think it got a lot of returns because of that. Even so, it is a drop dead gorgeous jacket, and when I saw it for $9.99 plus $6 shipping, I couldn't resist. It went beautifully with my peach toned silk flower tank and a ton of  pearls.
Platinum Denim Jeans in Soft Sand, Chicos; Flower Embellished Silk Tank in Peach, Talbots; Boucle Pearl Jacket, Chicos, Jewelry, Talbots, etc.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Today I am wearing some clothes I've had around for a while. This just feels very cheerful. The shoes are new; another incredibly good deal at $10 brand new from Ebay. I'm getting a little addicted to stalking that site.
Pink Floral Skirt; Talbots; V-Neck Tee in Golden Haze, Chicos; Pink Gauze Shirt/Jacket, Coldwater Creek, Bamboo Belt, Chicos; Jewelry, Chicos and Coldwater Creek.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Because today is a lovely day, I went with this Springy little combination. It is truly beautiful outside today. Today is the first day I've dressed since the surgery, so, yeah!
Sand Capris, Coldwater Creek; Pink Tank, Talbots; Floral Cardigan, Talbots; Jewelry, Macy's.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Normally I'd be wearing a beautiful spring outfit and enjoying this day--instead I'm still in pain and recovering from surgery. Bah.
I did find a site that is particularly helpful on tying smaller scarves.

Maitai's Picture Book 

Wednesday, April 4 - Saturday, April 7, 2012

This is what I've been wearing for the past few days. I had shoulder surgery on my right arm, and frankly, I vastly underestimated the amount of pain I would have as a result. Ooowwiiiiieeeee.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wow. I am in love with this skirt. This was a beautiful, romantic, dressy, comfortable look all rolled into one. I am wearing two necklaces together--I thought it was a great look.
Solid V-Neck Cardi in Soft Rose, Talbots; Origami 3/4 Sleeve Tee in Ivory, Talbots; Brushstroke Rose Pencil Skirt; Talbots; Shoes and Jewelry, Talbots and Designed by Denee.

Monday, April 2, 2012

This is all stuff that is at least a year old--but it still looks pretty good. I really love this tie-dye cardigan.
Seasonless Wool Pants in Navy, Talbots; Tie-Dye Cardigan, Chicos; Travelers Tank in Navy, Chicos; Jewelry, Chicos

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Today was General Conference, so I didn't need to dress up, but I did anyway since I had guests. I've lost six pounds this week, so this rather clingy top looked good on me. I don't wear this skirt as often as I used to, but I am more into pencil skirts these days.
Paisley Maxi Skirt, Coldwater Creek; Mock Wrap Travelers Top in Mauve, Coldwater Creek; Tank in Burgandy, Coldwater Creek; Jewelry, Cookie Lee.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

I dressed up a little for a Saturday because my brother and his sons and my mom and dad are in town. I really liked this cardigan/top combination.
Hazy Floral Cardigan in Berry Fog, Talbots; Embellished Tee in Orchid, Talbots; Cargo Crops in Khaki, Chicos; Jewelry, Talbots and Chicos.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Today was a dress down Friday, so I went pretty casual for most of my outfit, then threw on a silk top.
Silk Paisley Button-up, Coldwater Creek; Tissue Tee in Light Bue; Talbots; Platinum Denim Jeans in Whitewash, Chicos; Jewelry, Chicos.