Sunday, February 24, 2013

This is what I wore to church today, except I went with a different necklace (the green faceted one with the tan ribbon) and a different black jacket (the wool one with the wide collar and 3/4 sleeves.
Hue Tights in Black, Macy's; Watercolor Skirt, Talbots; Talbots Merino Diamante Sleeve Sweater in Emerald, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots; Wool Jacket in Black, Talbots.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

This is what I wore to present at the Central Utah Writing Project Mini-Conference today. This picture was taken with natural light pretty early, so it's a little dark and blurry, but I really liked this skirt with the chambray top. I also wore this to meet the BHW at Red Lobster after the presentation to have a celebratory lunch. Fun stuff, but so glad it's done!!
Chambray Button-Up Shirt, Macy's; Paisley Skirt; Talbots; Hue Tights in Gray, Macy's; Green Leather Belt, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots (wearing the newly re-made earrings here!).

Friday, February 22, 2013

I knew today was going to be an insanely busy day at school, so I went with this very easy going popover shirt and red jeans. The good news of the day is that we met our 3rd deadline of the year for yearbook -- only one more to go!
NYDJ Alisha Skinny Jeans in Red, Nordstroms; Red Floral Wrap Shirt, Talbots; Bubble Necklace, eBay.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today I went a little wild with floral and stripes. I'd kind of forgotten about these gray shoes, but they matched this look very well.
Hue Tights in Spruce Green, Macy's; Shoreline Stripe Skirt in Green, Talbots; Green Tank, Talbots; Floral Cardigan, Talbots; Gray Suede Belt; Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Today I went with my green jeans, a mustard sweater and a silk scarf. Wednesday is always a crazy day, because I have to be at school 4 hours earlier than usual. This outfit was casual and comfy enough to get me through it.
Green Twill Jeans, Talbots; Baby Cable Sweater in English Mustard; Talbots; Paisley Silk Scarf, Talbots.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm really trying to shop my closet more and stop just buying new clothes all the time. I pulled out this sweater and paired it with a bright pink skirt and tights. I wore my Faille Double Breasted Jacket in Creme Brulee over it, and I even liked that look. This was a win outfit, and the sweater is at least seven years old. I didn't add this to the picture, but I also wore my pink patent belt with this.
Hue Tights in Fuchsia, Macy's; Italian Flannel Skirt in Hot Pink, Talbots; Stripe Sweater, Coldwater Creek; Faille Double Breasted Jacket in Creme Brulee, Talbots; Jewelry, Coldwater Creek and Talbots.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Today was President's day, so I was just hanging around the house (and taking care of the BHW who had minor surgery this morning). I went with gray jeans and a purple cashmere sweater.
Platinum Denim Jeans in Gray, Chicos; Audrey Cashmere Sweater in Eggplant, Talbots.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I hadn't worn this set together since March of last year, so today seemed like the kind of day to be bright. I really like this combination of colors together.
Merona Skirt in Flame, Target; Merona Tights in Flame, Target; Silk Floral Tank, Talbots; Charming Cardigan in Aqua, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

This sweater and jeans makes for a great Saturday outfit. Unfortunately, I spilled cake mix on it as I was making the birthday cake for my youngest son -- happy 18th birthday, Caleb!!!
Polka Dot Aubrey Sweater in Navy, Talbots; Lee Jeans, Shopko.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Today I went with this tried and true combination of linen sweater and jeans.
Linen Stripe Sweater, Talbots; NYDJ Alisha Skinny Denim in Fuchsia, Nordstroms; Jewelry, Coldwater Creek.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Today was Valentine's Day, so I couldn't help but post the lovely two dozen roses I received from my sweetie, the BHW. I wore pearls and lace just to be romantic.
Daisy Lace Skirt in Peach Madeleine, Talbots; Chiffon Trim Sweater, Coldwater Creek; Hue Tights in Sand, Macy's; Tweed Pearl Embellished Jacket, Chicos; Jewelry, Talbots.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

After trying numerous black and white jackets with these yellow jeans, I ended up going with my plain old ponte shirt, bubble necklace and my black leather jacket over the top. Simple and classic.
Toothpick Jeans in Sunflower, J. Crew; Ponte Shirt in Black, Talbots; Jewelry, eBay.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today I wore this stripe boatneck top. I really liked it with these pants (even though the pants are a little too big for me). I wore a tank underneath to cover the boatneck-exposed part of my shoulders because I can't wear a boatneck shirt without showing my bra. I don't know how everyone else does it. It may be that I have very narrow shoulders, or something. Anyway, this was a fun and comfortable look for a fun day spent preparing to read Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Dockers Casual Pants in Brown Tweed, Shopko; Colorbock Boatneck Tee, J. Crew; Travelers Tank in Burgundy, Coldwater Creek; Jewelry, Designed by Denée and Chicos.

Monday, February 11, 2013

I saw this look on another blog, Respect the Shoes, and I immediately wanted to try blue and white stripes with orange. I am using a vintage Chicos sweater with my trusty Target skirt. I started out with orange tights but decided to go with the more demure navy blue. This was a fun outfit!
Hue Tights in Navy, Macy's; Merona Twill Skirt in Orange, Target; Travelers Tank in Navy, Chicos; Naval Stripe Cardigan, Chicos; Jewelry, Harry Mason from the BHW.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Today was a get ready quick kind of day. I wore my J. Crew tweed skirt with an old lace top and a rust jacket. Quick and easy!!!
Tweed Skirt, J. Crew; Lace Top, Coldwater Creek; Hue Tights, Macy's; Velveteen Jacket in Rust, Talbots; Flower, Chicos; Jewelry, Talbots and Coldwater Creek.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Today was my son's Eagle Project for BSA. He turns 18 next Saturday, so he's cutting it a little close for comfort.
After the Eagle Project, we all went to Tucano's to celebrate. I wore this comfortable sweater and stretch jeans as I was crazy busy the whole time.
Animal Silk Sweater, Chicos; Stretch Jeans, Coldwater Creek.

Friday, February 8, 2013

This outfit wasn't as monochromatic as it looks here, as the jacket shows a lot more of the colorful tee when it is actually on me.
This was a nice, comfy casual outfit for a Friday. I figured today was a good time to break out the feather butterfly pin I picked up for $2 from Chicos.
Platinum Denim Jeans in Black, Chicos; Graphic Tee, Chicos; Travelers Ponte Jacket, Chicos; Pin, Chicos; Turquoise Jewelry, Gift from the BHW.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I am rocking hot pink and green together here. For some reason, my camera thinks that this sweater is a coral color, when really it is fuchsia to the max. This was a fun, bright outfit to fight off what was a very dreary day weather-wise.
Twill Pants in Emerald, Talbots; Floral Long Sleeve Tee, Talbots; Baby Cable Cardigan in Fuchsia, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Certain days you just love how an outfit comes together. This was one of those days for me. (It may have something to do with my self-haircut, which is a whole other story.)
Anyway, this cashmere cardigan was dreamy comfortable, and I felt it was a good match for this lovely tweed skirt.
Cashmere Autumn Floral Charming Cardi in Jazz Pink Multi-Autumn, Talbots; Fringe Tweed Skirt, J. Crew Factory; Hue Tights in Burgundy, Macy's; Jewelry, Target and Utah Shakespearean Festival.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Today felt like a brave day, so I wore my new liberty print shirt in Tresco. I had perfect strangers stop and compliment me on this outfit -- it was bold and bright.
Halogen Skirt in Cobalt, Nordstroms; Hue Tights in Cobalt, Macy's; Green Patent Belt, Talbots; Baby Cable V-Neck Cardigan, Talbots; Liberty Print Perfect Shirt in Tresco Floral, J. Crew; Jewelry, Talbots and Franscesca's.

Monday, February 4, 2013

I am trying to get more use out of what is in my closet, so I wore this grouping today. This looked pretty good on, and I really liked having the scarf in the neckline of this shirt, because it is just a touch low.
Scoop Neck Tee in Navy, Coldwater Creek; A-Line Panel Animal Skirt in Navy/Ivory, Coldwater Creek; Patent Stretch Belt in Navy, Talbots; Scarf, Chicos; Hue Tights in Navy, Macy's.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

This is what I'm wearing for today's BYU production of The Phantom of the Opera, then a quick trip to SLC with the BHW for dinner and a little returning. When you look at how this sweater fits, you will see why I bought one tippi from J. Crew and then decided they were not for me. They are so long in the body for me, and they don't have petite sizing.

Update: The earrings I am wearing here are a recent eBay purchase. I wanted them because they match the necklace I'm wearing, which I'm quite fond of. After I got them and wore them, I realized that I didn't like them as well as I might because they are a little large and they are post, which I really can't stand to wear anymore. So...I took the trusty pliers to them and cut the posts off, used a file to sand down the back, attached french wires to where they used to connect together, and now, voila, I have two pairs of earrings that match the necklace, both french wired. What would I do without my crafty little self?
Tights, Target; Paisley Pencil Skirt; Talbots Tippi in Aqua, J. Crew; Jewelry, Talbots.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Once again my camera is lying to you. This cashmere sweater is actually a forest green, not black. It went quite well with the green/pink/plaid scarf that I was wearing. This was a nice casual outfit for a Friday.
NYDJ Alisha Skinny Jeans in Pink, Nordstroms; Audrey Cashmere Sweater in Forest Green, Talbots; Plaid Scarf, Talbots; Earrings Designed by Denée.

January Purchases

Well, I was able to stick to my goal of spending less than $100. Because I always round up to the nearest dollar (including any shipping and tax), this really came in at less than one hundred. Good for me.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Today I went a little wild with a bright wine/pink top and bottom -- even the shoes, and a purple tweed skirt.
Hue Tights in Raspberry, Macy's; J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Multicolor Tweed in Purple; Fuchsia Belt, Talbots; Wrinkle Resistant Poplin Shirt in Raspberry Tart, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos and Designed by Denée.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I was still a little under the weather today, so I went with a very comfy corduroy button-up shirt and some light grey lined wool pants. I added a little panache by wearing a short necklace around my completely buttoned up shirt, a la J. Crew.
Corduroy Shirt in Raspberry, Talbots; Light Gray Wool Pants, Talbots, Jewelry, Chicos.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I stayed home for a sick day, but of course I still need to wear clothes. I went with an all gray palette (it kind of fit the day). This gray wool sweater is one of two I got from Talbots a long time ago, and I don't wear them out very often, but I throw one on when I get home over whatever I am wearing almost every day.
Platinum Denim Jeans in Gray, Chicos; Gray Stripe Button-Up, Christopher and Banks; Gray Ruffle Merino Sweater/Jacket, Talbots.

Monday, January 28, 2013

It's still around 5 degrees F today, so I went with something warm and snuggly - my highland plaid pants from Talbots and a merino wool sweater with rhinestone trim. This blingy little multistrand necklace was just the thing to fill out the neckline of the sweater.
Highland Plaid Ankle Pants, Talbots; Merino Wool Rhinestone Sweater, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos.