workwear wednesday: keyhole dress

I’ve had this dress for several years and I love it. I was incredibly pleased when I found it at a thrift store for less than $5 (you know how expensive Boden is!). The triple keyhole neckline is one of my favorite details.

boden keyhole dress, dansko jacinda boden keyhole dress, dansko jacinda

There’s really not much else to say about this dress, haha. Here’s what’s been going on in my life this week:

  • Work is crazy.crazy.crazy.busy
  • Hit up an estate sale last weekend and got some vintage goodies for my collection!
  • Getting ready to set up at a flea market this weekend
  • Not much else
  • My mom has gone back home to Bakersfield for a week

Alright, y’all that’s it for me but you don’t want to miss what Justine is wearing for Workwear Wednesday!

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Outfit details:
Dress: Boden, thrifted
Shoes: Dansko Jacinda, consignment store via credit
Necklace: Tiffany & co, consignment store via credit

lazy chic {workwear wednesday}

This outfit is what I call ‘lazy chic’. Lazy because when I woke up to go to work early this morning, I just wanted something quick and easy to throw on that still made me feel professional and put-together. Sleek black maxi dress plus my tried and true J. Crew field jacket FTW!

What’s happened in the last few weeks:

  • Mom is doing her weekly infusions; she’s having some reactions but seems to be alright.
  • I went to Vegas last week for my first ever marketing conference. I got to spend time with one of my best friends, ate lots of amazing food, and learned a lot. But I was so ready to come home. Vegas is overwhelming!
  • Wes took down our ailing back deck (it was a big one) due to the termite infestation {don’t even get me started}. I’m looking forward to having a nice patio and maybe even a screened-in porch.
  • Spring is everywhere! Our azaleas are blooming and they are so beautiful, I wanted to include them in my pictures.

If you like Workwear Wednesday, head on over to Justine’s blog to see what’s she’s wearing this week.

misook maxi dress, j crew field jacket, melissa shoes

misook maxi dress, j crew field jacket, melissa shoes

misook maxi dress, j crew field jacket, melissa shoes

What about y’all? What is your go-to “lazy chic” outfit?
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Outfit deets:
Dress: Misook, consignment
Jacket: J. Crew Field Jacket, thrifted
Necklace: thrifted Mignon Faget belt buckle that I turned into a necklace
Shoes: Melissa, ebay

march 2017 budget

March was a good time to thrift some sweaters, and I was able to pick up some really cute ones, wore them a few times, then put them away for the summer. I also picked up 2 really cute pairs of shoes; I think they’re my favorite finds this month.

Here’s what I got in March:

march 2017 budget

J Crew dress, $10 from Clothes Mentor
Holly Aiken wallet, $10 from Clothes Mentor {probably going to give this to a friend}
Holly Aiken wristlet, $10 from Clothes Mentor
Express leather belt, $1.39 thrifted
Johnnie b doggy cardigan for kids, $4.59 thrifted
Talbots heart sweater, $5 thrifted
Madewell neon sweater, $4.59 thrifted
Wallace heart sweater, $4.59 thrifted (not pictured)
J Crew factory purple cardigan, $4.59 thrifted
Leota dress, $15 after coupon
Arche shoes, $0 after consignment credit
Banana Republic bi-stretch angle seam dress (new), $50 after discounts and gift cards {exact}
Kate Spade wallet, $40 from local thrift boutique (BNIB)
Marc by Marc Jacobs top $6 from Clothes Mentor
Banana Republic black slacks, $3.59 thrifted
Gap jeans, $3.59 thrifted (not pictured)
Dansko Demetra in Black Milled Nubuck

Dansko Demetra in Black Milled Nubuck, $65 (mom paid the rest)

TOTAL = $237.93

Well, not the best but I guess not the worst. I did get lots of cute stuff 🙂

Linking up with Franish.

neon sweater (probably the last sweater of the season!)

For this week’s Workwear Wednesday outfit, I give you what will most likely be the last sweater that I wear for the season. Spring’s here in North Carolina, and that means thunderstorms, yellow pollen covering everything, and impending heat!

What I love about this combination is that it’s unapologetically bright – which is kind of how I roll. To me this says “I know I have to wear a sweater because I’m cold, but I’m going to wear summer colors dammit.”

What do you think of neon for late winter/early spring?

Madewell neon sweater, Express Portofino pineapple print, GAP straight leg jeans, Bionica Sirus wedge shoes

Madewell neon sweater, Express Portofino pineapple print, GAP straight leg jeans, Bionica Sirus wedge shoes

Madewell neon sweater, Express Portofino pineapple print, GAP straight leg jeans, Bionica Sirus wedge shoes

Don’t forget to check out Justine’s gorgeous Workwear Wednesday outfit on her blog!

Outfit Details:
Sweater: Madewell neon sweater, thrifted
Shirt: Express Portofino shirt in pineapple print, Poshmark
Pants: GAP straight leg jeans, thrifted
Shoes: Bionica Sirus wedge shoes, boutique in CA

wonderful wrap dress {workwear wednesday}

That’s a lot of alliteration but it was worth it. I’m such a huge fan of wrap dresses; they’re classy, perfect for work, and always so flattering. I had my eye on this lovely NWT BCBGMaxAzria dress at my favorite consignment shop and was able to snag it at 50% off and using my credits so it didn’t cost me anything. I’m excited to wear it for the spring. It also doesn’t hurt to get some compliments from your coworkers 🙂

Speaking of spring, it’s been termite hell week at our house as we battle yet another infestation 😦 Being a homeowner has its ups and downs and this week has been a down. Take care of your houses, folks, as termites can do a lot of damage! But on a happier note, my mom got into the clinical trial that she wanted to do for her cancer treatment and she starts her first infusion on March 30th. Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts.

Now back to fashion, don’t forget to hop on over the The Thrifty Girl’s Guide to see what Justine’s wearing this week!

BCBG Wrap dress, melissa shoes BCBG Wrap dress, melissa shoes

Outfit details:
Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA wrap dress, consignment credit
Necklace: Tiffany & co., consignment credit
Shoes: Melissa, local boutique