florals + khakis {pinspiration workwear wednesday}

This week, Justine and I feature more Workwear Wednesday pinspiration (pinterest-inpired) outfits– and actually, we’ll be continuing this theme for the rest of the month.

I’ve been semi-obsessed with these J. Crew khaki pants that I thrifted recently. They’re slightly darker khaki, which I like; plus, they have an easy fit which makes them super comfortable. Instead of wearing a white button-down shirt like my inspired by pin, I wore a white floral blouse and white shoes to add a bit more of my personality.

Pinterest inspired workwear wednesday - khakis and floral top Pinterest inspired workwear wednesday - khakis and floral top

Inspired by:

Don’t forget to check out Justine’s pinterest-inspired outfit this week!

PS. I love how you can see my cat Lafayette lounging in the background of these pictures.

Outfit details (my outfit):
Top: NYDJ, from Amazon on super clearance
Pants: J. Crew, thrifted
Shoes: Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld cat shoes, ebay splurge

september 2016 budget

This is going to be a short post. I’ve been bad this month.

september budget post - lots off stuff!
Here’s what I got:

  • Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld Cat shoes $63, ebay
  • Halogen cardigan $4.60, thrifted
  • Rough and Tumble Design bag $40, ebay
  • Lilly Barrack sterling rings $20, estate sale (not pictured)
  • NYDJ floral blouse/top $8, Amazon
  • J crew pants $3.60, thrifted
  • Tom’s shoes $3.40, thrifted
  • Michael Stars tops $4.60 x2, thrifted
  • Max Cleo dress $4.60, thrifted
    ThredUp order
  • Lands End cardigan $13.60
  • Gap jeggings $13.57
  • Express Portofino top (bright orange) $14.40
  • Reebok sneaker $13.60

Subtotal = $211.57; Minus $25 eBay income

TOTAL = $186.57

I suck. I hope y’all did better than me this month.

As always, linking up with Franish.

pinspiration for workwear wednesday

This week, Justine and are are taking inspiration from Pinterest for our Workwear Wednesday outfit.

I really like the idea of using “pinspiration” — but I wasn’t sure where to start. When I saw a pin featuring a lovely woman wearing a chambray shirt and a stunning, colorful, full maxi skirt, I knew I wanted to try it.

LOFT chambray shirt, Old Navy midi skirt, Cole Haan pumps LOFT chambray shirt, Old Navy midi skirt, Cole Haan pumpsLOFT chambray shirt, Old Navy midi skirt, Cole Haan pumps

Here’s my inspiration:

Okay, so not quite the same but my dark blue midi skirt was the closest I had. Now I really need a brightly colored fit and flare skirt! What do you think?

Go check out Justine’s pinspiration on The Thrifty Girl’s Guide.

Outfit details:
Top: LOFT chambray shirt, thrifted
Skirt: Old Navy midi skirt, thrifted
Shoes: Cole Haan pumps, consignment
Necklace: Hotcakes Design

favorite fall jacket round up {workwear wednesday}

I have to admit, I have a lot of fall jackets in my closet. And I love all of them like family (not really). Jackets are so versatile, easily thrown on to add a pop of elegance to a work outfit as well keeping us worm in our cold, cold offices. I love wearing jackets during fall and winter.  Unfortunately, I’ve got a severe ear infection so I feel extra blah. And the weather’s been really humid and rainy, so I don’t have new photos for today’s workwear wednesday. But I’ve got a round up of previous outfits featuring some of my favorite jackets.

Don’t forget to head on over to Justine’s blog to see what favorite fall jacket she’s showing off this week.

Leather jacket: I mean who doesn’t love a leather jacket? I plan on getting lots more wear out of this jacket in the upcoming months. [Outfit details: leather jacket – Halogen // Nordstrom, top – LOFT, Pants – NYDJ skinnies // thrifted, shoes – J. Crew Cece ballet flats // consignment find]

Army green jacket #1: This is your regular old gap army-style jacket. I love the comfort of this jacket. [outfit details: jacket – Gap (RED) army-style jacket // thrifted, top – Banana Republic // thrifted, pants – NYDJ grey jeggings – ThredUp, shoes – Lands End ballet flats // thrifted]

Army green jacket #2 (with embellihments): See a theme here? I really like this olive/army green. [Outfit details: top – New Directions chevron tunic // thrifted, Jacket – DG by Diane Gilman olive green jacket // thrifted, jeans – NYDJ jeggings // Marshalls, shoes: MIA grey wedge boots // thrifted]

What is your favorite fall jacket?

jean jacket jubilee {a workwear wednesday post}

I’m a fan of denim in general, especially denim jackets. My “traditional” denim jacket looks a bit funny on me, which the sleeves being too long and the body being a bit too tight. But this moto-style denim jacket that I picked up at a local consignment store fits nicely and works with a lot of different outfits. Here I wore it with khaki pants and a blouse to work. And because (I HOPE) fall is starting to descent on North Carolina, it was in the 70s and rainy so I wasn’t overheating in my jacket.

Another way I love to wear jean jackets is with dresses. I think it’s a cute and timeless ensemble that works for a more casual office setting.

Head on over to The Thrifty Girl’s Guide to see how Justine wears her jean jackets!

GAP jean jacket, banana republic bird blouse, J Crew khakis, melissa sandals
GAP jean jacket, banana republic bird blouse, J Crew khakis, melissa sandals
GAP jean jacket, banana republic bird blouse, J Crew khakis, melissa sandals

Do you wear denim/jean jackets? How do you style them?

Outfit details:
Jacket: Gap, consignment store
Blouse: Banana Republic, ThredUp
Pants: J. Crew, thrifted
Shoes: Melissa, local boutique