queen of hearts {workwear wednesday}

If you’ve ever read my blog, you know hot much of a sucker I am for a cute print. So it comes at no surprise that this heart print blouse is one of my favorites- and I got it at Clothes Mentor for a steal!

What you see behind me here is our little vegetable and herb garden. We’ve already started harvesting zucchini and cucumber. Oh so good, there’s nothing like fresh veggies from your garden. I do not have a green thumb though- all this is courtesy of my wonderful husband.

Oh, and I got a haircut!

As always, don’t forget to go check out what Justine’s wearing for Workwear Wednesday {it’s really REALLY cute}!Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Top, Beija Flor Nicole skinny jeans, J Crew flats, Cabi Blazer Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Top, Beija Flor Nicole skinny jeans, J Crew flats, Cabi Blazer Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Top, Beija Flor Nicole skinny jeans, J Crew flats, Cabi Blazer

Outfit details:
Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart print sleeveless blouse, Clothes Mentor
Jeans: Beija Flor Nicole skinny jeans, gift from mom
Shoes: J Crew flats, consignment
Jacket: Cabi Blazer, consignment {and tailored sleeves}

may 2017 budget

I know, I know, this post is a bit late! But, I didn’t want to go skip this month’s budget post.

may 2017 budget

Here’s what I bought this month:

  • Classiques Entier blazer, $21 from Poshmark
  • Cabi blazer + Madewell bag – consignment credit {and I just realized I didn’t take a picture of my Madewell ¬†Transport Satchel, but I’m sure it will show up later on my blog!}
  • Purple cotton dress $35, local boutique
  • Beija Flor Audrey jeans – gift from mom
  • Leota dress, ebay $23.70
  • Beija flor green Audrey jeans plus dark Nicole jeans, on sale for $98 for both
  • Longchamp mini card holder, $18 from Clothes Mentor

Thrifted:

  • Clark heels $15
  • Fresh Produce pink tee $3.59
  • NYDJ jeans $3.59
  • Jen7 jeans $3.75
  • Banana Republic blouse $5
  • Lands End jacket $18
  • Talbots button down shirt $3.59
  • J Crew silk blouse $5
  • BR factory skirt $5

=$261.81 TOTAL. I had¬†$310 left for May and June so that leaves me $48.19 left for June (yikes). Ugh, ya’ll… that is over my budget.

Also…I went a little crazy with make up this month! I don’t usually include beauty/sundries/underwear in my monthly budget but since this was a pretty big expenditure, I think it deserved a special mention. Also I spent some money at the tailor getting my clothing taken in after my 30lb weight loss (but hey, that’s not a bad thing).

workwear wednesday: fit and flare

I don’t have much to say other than I love this dress and I love the colors black and white together. As a curvy petite gal, I find that fit and flare dresses accentuate the smallest part of my waist and tend to be very flattering. What do you think of fit and flare dresses?

Add a sleek white blazer and you’ve got a fabulous corporate chic ensemble.

Hey, don’t forget to check out Justine’s Workwear Wednesday outfit!

Leota fit and flare dress, Melissa shoes, White blazer (old from the Limited)

Leota fit and flare dress, Melissa shoes, White blazer (old from the Limited)

Leota fit and flare dress, Melissa shoes, White blazer (old from the Limited)

Previously worn here.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Leota via Swap.com for $15
Shoes: Melissa, local boutique
Blazer: The Limited, old
Necklace: Melinda Maria, gift from hubby from years ago

embroidered tunic {workwear wednesday}

My lovely mother got this tunic for herself when she was in Mexico last year. Little did she know that her one and only daughter would lust after it with such gumption that she would have to give it to her. Sorry, mom, but I.freakin.love.this.tunic!

The mom story continues with these awesome Beija Flor jeans, which my mom got me last weekend as part of our ongoing tradition of mom-buying-daughter-yearly-Beija-Flor-jeans. Thanks, mom!

If you love Workwear Wednesday and want to see more, head on over to Justine’s blog!

Outfit Details:
Top: Mexican embroidered tunic
Necklace: gift from mom
Pants: Beija Flor Audrey skinny jeans,gift from mom {on sale at local boutique}
Shoes: Dansko Demetra, local boutique

skirt, blouse, cardigan {workwear wednesday}

Y’all, it has been raining non-stop for 4 days! It’s so gloomy and doomy (and so muddy) that we couldn’t take pictures outside. We even had a tornado watch today. Oh, North Carolina!

I present to you…one of my favorite outfit combinations: skirt + blouse + cardigan (or jacket). There is no easier way to pull together an outfit and feel like a fancy career woman! Hah!

You don’t want to miss Justine’s Workwear Wednesday post, so go check it out!

BR factory skirt, Lands End Cardigan, NYDJ heart print blouse, Dansko Sandals BR factory skirt, Lands End Cardigan, NYDJ heart print blouse, Dansko Sandals BR factory skirt, Lands End Cardigan, NYDJ heart print blouse, Dansko Sandals

Well, that’s about all I have to say…and I hope tomorrow’s a beautiful sunny day but I think it’s supposed to rain all day.

Outfit details:
Top: NYDJ blouse via Amazon (on sale). See a variety on prints here.
Skirt: BR factory, thrifted
Cardigan: Lands End, thrifted
Shoes: Dansko, last season