animal print {workwear wednesday & anniversary outfit}

Between the years of 2000 and 2013ish, I didn’t really care for animal print. But now, I like a little animal print peppered in here and there.

Also, yesterday was Wesley and my 6th anniversary so of course we went to our usual place, the Angus Barn in Raleigh, and enjoyed all the holiday decorations and decorative firearms. I did wear this outfit to work so it’s technically still #workwearwednesday :)

Wanna see more animal print? Don’t forget to check out Justine’s workwear wednesday post.



Hope you all have a GREAT thanksgiving tomorrow :)

Outfit details:
Dress: Misook, consignment
Blazer: Nygard, thrifted
Shoes: Frye Jacket Rivet Short, anniversary gift :)

denim love {a workwear wednesday post}

I love denim. I think I could wear jeans every day and not break a sweat. Jeans are so versatile and varied, from skinny jeans to bootcut to trousers, there’s something for everyone.

That’s why I’ll admit that most days of the week, you’ll catch me wearing an outfit like this: jeans, blouse/top, shoes. This outfit features Levi’s bootcut curve ID jeans, my beloved Sanita clogs, and an ECI blouse (all thrifted).

Like denim? Check out Justine’s denim post on The Thrifty Girl’s Guide.

levis jeans, eci top, sanita clogs

Not a whole lot of razzle dazzle with this outfit, but it’s super comfy and easy to wear to work, run errands, or whatever you want to do. Here are some more examples of denim:

What do you think of denim? Do you wear it to work?

vest friends {a punny workwear wednesday post}

Sometimes I find vests hard to style but not this one. After much drooling and many months (or years) on my wishlist, I finally bit the bullet and bought this vest at BR over the summer. I’ve had a coworker refer to the style as “archaeologist chic” and I kind of see why–long vest, many pockets, olive green, worn with shorts in the summer and jeans and boots in the winter.

Can’t get enough vest in your life? Check out Justine’s blog to see how she styled a vest for #workwearwednesday.

banana republic vest, lands end striped shirt, NYDJ leggings, franco sarto booties banana republic vest, lands end striped shirt, NYDJ leggings, franco sarto booties

Do you like to wear vests? How do you style them? Share your vest tricks and tips below :)
Outfit Deets:
Vest: Banana Republic, on sale but still expensive
Top: Lands End boatneck striped shirt, thrifted
Jeans: NYDJ leggings, TJ Maxx
Boots: Franco Sarto, old
Necklace: artisan

october 2015 budget

For once, this month’s budget was slightly blown but I only bought 3 items. This is a new thing for me, as I usually thrift so I end up with a lot of items for little money.

But honestly, I’ve found myself buying clothes or accessories that I wear once or twice and and then donating or consigning them. For October – December’s budgets, I’m focusing on fewer items with better quality.

So, here’s what I got:

hotcakes design necklace and ring - black cats

  1. Hotcakes Designs Necklace (black cat)
  2. Hotcakes Designs Ring (girl holding black cat)
  3. Gap jeans ($3 from a thrift store)

Total = $138. I only went over my budget by $38 but I got a necklace and ring that are gorgeous and hand made and that I’ve wanted for a LONG time. Also, cats.

Your turn to spill the beans….How did you do this month?


As usual, I’m linking up with Franish.

polka dot dress {a workwear wednesday post}

Like it’s any surprise to any of you that I love polka dots. So why not have another polka dot post? Wanna see more dots? Check out Justine’s WWW post here!

Now that it’s fall in NC, I can start wearing tights again, which I love! Thumbs up for not having to shave my legs every day, haha! So here I am wearing a super sweet polka dot Lands End dress that I found thrifting (surprise) plus leggings, boots, and the occasional cardigan.

Lands End polka dot dress - tights - frye boots Lands End polka dot dress - tights - frye boots

Outfit details:
Dress: Lands End, thrifted
Tank: Old
Leggings: Old
Boots: Frye veronica short, Nordstrom Rack clearance