March Purchases

I spent a bit more than I planned on this month, but the green coat was too cute to pass up and a nice investment for the long term.

Monday, March 31, 2014

I hadn't worn this lovely cardigan in a while, and I hadn't tried it with olive green. So, here is my quick outfit of the day.
Khaki Olive Pants, Chicos; Travelers Tank in Soft Lemon, Chicos; Floral Cardigan, Talbots; Flower Gem Necklace, Talbots.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

This made for a quick and easy outfit for church. I've got a lot of mileage out of this palais floral skirt -- it plays well with so many things!
Palais Floral Skirt, Talbots; Hue Tights in Dove Gray, Macy's; Audrey Cashmere Sweater, Talbots, Jewelry, Chicos and Designed by Denée.

Friday, March 28, 2014

I had a terrible time getting out of bed today because I was at school the whole day yesterday (12 hours) and then went to get a massage. I was so tired and relaxed that I slept like a log and was still in REM sleep when my alarm went off (usually I wake up on my own at 5 AM--I can't help it). Anyway, since I sacrificed my getting ready time, I went with this quick outfit.
Denim Stretch Jeans, Coldwater Creek, School of Fish Tippi Sweater, J. Crew; Jewelry, J. Crew.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

As soon as I saw this outfit on the left on J. from J's Everyday Fashion, I knew I had to copy it. I added the jacket for a little bit more professionalism as I was still doing Student Led Conferences. I loved how this turned out. I did add navy tights as our weather has quickly changed from 70s to 40s. This gave me chance to wear my Micro-tweed Jacket in Navy that I was just lamenting that I wasn't getting enough wear out of. This outfit was a definite winner!
As for the conferences, I was there for 12 hours and I saw exactly 8 students. That works out to one every hour and twenty minutes....Sigh....
Seasonless Wool Pencil Skirt in Fuchsia, Talbots; Polka Dot Popover in Navy/Ivory, J. Crew Factory, Micro-tweed Jacket in Navy, J. Crew; Jewelry, J. Crew, Hue Tights in Navy, Macy's.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Today was the first day of two six hour sessions of Student Led Conferences. Between that and my night class, I was at school from 7:30 AM until 7:30 PM. I rewore this outfit from last Sunday to save a bit of time getting dressed this morning. I got a lot of compliments on it -- especially on the orange shoes.
Today started out warm enough to go without tights, but when I walked out from my praticum at 7:00 PM, it was coming down buckets of sleet. That's Spring in Utah!
Garden Floral Pencil Skirt, J. Crew; Polka Dot Tee in Kelly/Navy, Talbots; Purple Brocade Jean Jacket, Coldwater Creek; Jewelry, J. Crew Factory and Macy's.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I had kind of forgotten about this striped tee, so I tried it with this J. Crew Factory Mint Skirt and my Creme Brûlée Jacket for the morning commute. I especially liked the double necklace I wore with it. This was a good look, particularly since it was warm enough today (72 degrees!) to go without tights today. I actually changed into navy capris to help my across the hall neighbor with the track meet today.
Mint Skirt, J. Crew Factory; Stripe Heather Tee, J. Crew; Faille Double Breasted Jacket in Creme Brulee, Talbots; Jewelry, J. Crew Factory and Macy's.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mondays...sometimes Monday is hard for me. I have to get up pretty early, and despite all of my best intentions, I don't always get to bed as early as I should on Sunday night. This was a quick and easy outfit to throw on.
Embroidered Tile Merino Tippi Sweater, J. Crew; NYDJ Alisha Ankle Jeans in Hot Pink, Nordstroms; Jewelry, Macy's.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

I hadn't worn this garden floral pencil skirt since I found it on eBay, but with this being Spring and all -- today felt like a good day. I added this spunky little polka dot top from Talbots and a purple jacket and orange shoes -- color, color, color me.
Garden Floral Pencil Skirt, J. Crew; Polka Dot Tee in Kelly/Navy, Talbots; Purple Brocade Jean Jacket, Coldwater Creek; Jewelry, J. Crew Factory and Macy's.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ha. The way this outfit is laid out makes it look like I have linebacker shoulders. Anyway, I noticed that I haven't really worn this sweater/jacket all year, and that's a shame. So, I pulled it out to wear to my students' orchestra concert. It was kind of fun to get an invitation to come and watch them, and they were pretty good for a junior high orchestra -- I was pleasantly surprised.
Denim Stretch Jeans, Coldwater Creek; June's Meadow Liberty Print Perfect Shirt, J. Crew; Micro-tweed Jacket in Navy, J. Crew.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Plaid on plaid? Yes, don't mind if I do.
I'm dressed up a bit more here than I usually am on a Friday because I had an interview today. When I took this position last year it was for a one year hire. I will have to be re-interviewed and rehired -- such a pain, but... ah well. I've also applied for several other jobs, just in case. This beautiful black swing jacket is one of my favorite Talbot's purchases ever.
Signature Glen Plaid Ankle Pants in Darby Black and White, Talbots; Plaid Ruffle Tee, Talbots; Black Wool Swing Jacket, Talbots.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Today I wore this same look from last Sunday to school except that I changed out the pink heels for pink flats and wore different earrings. Today is the first day of Spring, so something Spring-ish felt appropriate.
Eyelet Skirt, Talbots via eBay; Secret Silk Tank in Daiquiri, Chicos; Floral Cardigan; Talbots; Jewelry, eBay and Talbots.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today I went for a little pattern mixing by wearing this lace print tee with my plaid pants. I added the bright red necklace to complement the stripe of red in the plaid of the pants. This was a pretty comfortable outfit, if a bit daring.
Signature Fit Highland Plaid Pants, Talbots; Lace Tee, Talbots; Jewelry, eBay.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Yesterday my camera took terrible pictures -- yes, I'm blaming it on the camera -- it couldn't be the photographer.
Today is more like it. I'm finding that I really like these houndstooth pants--I just struggle to find things to wear with them.
Signature Houndstooth Ankle Pants in Black/Palomino, Talbots; Merino Charley Sweater in Marled Camel; Scarf, Talbots.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Did I hear that today is St. Patrick's Day? Wink wink. Anyway, I'm embracing green here (with a touch of yellow).
Star Eyelet Pencil Skirt in Green, Talbots; Belt in Yellow, Talbots; Jewelry, Ily Couture, Macy's and Kohl's; Hothouse Floral Blouse, J. Crew Factory.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I recently picked this skirt up on the cheap at eBay. I really like the combination of the pink with the orange in the eyelet pattern that you can really see in the closeup to the right. Add a little blue, and I am ready to brighten up the world. The world didn't need that much brightening, as it was warm enough to go without tights. It was kind of nice to shave my legs....
Eyelet Skirt, Talbots via eBay; Secret Silk Tank in Daiquiri, Chicos; Floral Cardigan; Talbots; Jewelry, eBay and Talbots.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This outfit was a bit of a warmup for St. Patrick's Day. The addition of the necklace gave it a little bling, but I actually only wore the necklace in the evening while we were meeting with friends and family for fun and games.
Charley Cotton Sweater in Kelly Green, J. Crew Factory; Stretch Denim Jeans, Coldwater Creek; Jewelry, Ily Couture.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Today was supposed to be another lovely day. It actually turned out to be rather rainy, but that didn't keep me from wearing this creamsicle-ish outfit.
Khaki Pants, Coldwater Creek; Rolled Neck Tank in Pink, Talbots; Floral Cardigan, Talbots; Jewelry, Macy's.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Is this a daring color choice or a secret craving for McDonalds? I guess I'm the only one who will ever know. Anyway...
I did really like this little red jacket over the indian red shirt with the mustard jeans. This made for a very fun look -- although I don't know if it's a look as much as a statement. Ha.
Speaking of the jacket, I've had this FOREVER. I got it at Christopher & Banks back in the day, and it has the cutest little flounce in the back. I tend to forget about it, but I'm glad I thought to pull it out today. And of course, every day is a great day when I can wear these adorable little pointy toed yellow flats. Huzzah!
Toothpick Jeans in Golden Sunflower, J. Crew; Liberty Print Perfect Shirt in Indian Red, J. Crew; 3/4 Sleeve Flounced Jacket in Scarlet, Christopher & Banks; Jewelry, Harry Mason (gift from the BHW) and Ily Couture.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Today I am wearing my caribbean tweed skirt from J. Crew. It's such a fun look with this stripe tee and floral cardigan. I wore it with navy tights, and that was the only problem with the outfit -- the cotton lining on this skirt, although great for summer, does not play well with tights. At all. Anyway, I added a closeup at top so that you can see that the blue really does go well with the tweedy green. Today was my last night class -- at least for this particular course. I have a one week break, and then the next one starts.
Hue Tights in Navy, Macy's; Caribbean Tweed Pencil Skirt; J. Crew; Stripe Tee in Navy/Ivory, J. Crew; Surf Floral Cardigan in Mazarine/Ivory, Talbots; Jewelry, Target, Talbots, and J. Crew Factory.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Today I went with this lovely paisley skirt and a corduroy shirt that I've had forever that just matched the pink in the skirt. This was a good look for me, overall. I added a gem necklace from Talbots (the center necklace on the left) as my sole blingity bling bling.
Paisley Swirl Pencil Skirt, Talbots; Corduroy Shirt in Plum Talbots; Gem Flower Necklace in Mint, Talbots; Hue Tights in Natural, Macy's.

Monday, March 10, 2014

I wasn't teaching today because it was a professional development day, so I opted for professional, but very comfortable, long-day-of-sitting type attire. These stretch jeans, comfy cotton tee and cashmere sweater fit the bill nicely.
Denim Stretch Jeans, Coldwater Creek; Ruffle Tee in Mint, Talbots; Monet Cashmere Cardigan, Talbots; Jewelry, J. Crew Factory.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Today I kept it fairly simple with navy tights, a navy skirt, and a navy and red striped ruffle tee. Simple is good, right?
Stripe Ruffle Tee in Riding Red/Navy, Talbots; Seasonless Wool Skirt in Navy, Talbots; Hue Tights in Navy, Talbots; Jewelry, J. Crew Factory and Macy's.

Friday, March 7, 2014

So -- I guess I'm wearing a lot of blue today, because when the ever loving BHW came home this evening, he called me a smurf. Ha.
Anyway, there's a lot of purple and pink mixed in -- I think it's just the cobalt tights and shoes that give this the whole smurf vibe. But, hey, I'm rocking smurfhood today.
Multicolor Tweed Pencil Skirt, J. Crew; St. James 3/4 Sleeve Tee in Blue/Pink, J. Crew; Hue Tights in Cobalt; Macy's; Ruffle Sweater Jacket in Blue, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos and eBay.