Monthly Archives: March 2017

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

pretty in pink {a workwear wednesday post}

I am a huge fan of the color pink. I can wear pink almost every day, given the chance. I will tell you a little secret though – light pinks do not work well with my complexion.

Like this blouse here, I was super obsessed with the style, so I overlooked the color. I have a soft spot for tops with tie necks! So here I’ve worn the lighter pink with a bright pink in the hopes of making it work, I hope it does 🙂

Do you have that one article of clothing that may not be the right color but that you can’t resist?

Banana Republic tie blouse, Banana Republic pink skirt, Born bootsBanana Republic tie blouse, Banana Republic pink skirt, Born boots Banana Republic tie blouse, Banana Republic pink skirt, Born boots Banana Republic tie blouse, Banana Republic pink skirt, Born boots

Outfit Details:
Top: Banana Republic, last year?
Skirt: Banana Repiblic, ThredUp
Tights: HUE, Nordstrom Rack
Boots: Born, thrifted

PS. I think my blog turned 6 years old this month (WHOA). THANK YOU to all of you friends, both local and virtual, who have commented, liked, and followed through the years. This is what blogging is all about 🙂

february 2016 budget

Y’all, I cannot keep track of these budget posts and am forever running behind!

Anyway, here’s what I’ve bought this month:

  1. Lularoe Nicole dress, red $4.59 thrifted
  2. Color by Amber (?) Bangle $1 thrifted
  3. Modcoth pink cirle skirt, $8.77 Thredup
  4. Leota sweetheart dress, $24.60 Thredup
  5. Comfy USA polka dot skirt, $14.40 Thredup
  6. Kenneth Cole New York blue leather jacket, $40 Thredup
  7. Tiffany necklace, consignment credit
  8. BCBG wrap dress, consignment credit
  9. Leota black dot dress, $15.40 Swap.com
  10. Express portofino blouse sleeveless / blue, $9.10 Swap.com
  11. Express portofino blouse sleeveless / stripe, $9.10 Swap.com
  12. Oofos Ooriginals comfort flip flops $40
  13. J Crew Long Downtown Field Jacket, $52 ebay
  14. Ann Taylor lace tee, $3 thrifted
  15. Coach bag $55
  16. Banana Republic striped ponte dress, $26 poshmark

TOTAL = $302.96 … y’all, I totally blew though my budget. Ugh. Again.  I think the stress of my mother’s illness and the new job is not helping, and I’ve been shopping more to cope. Honestly, I do not want to be spending this much! I’m going to try and do better in March. Wish me luck.

How did you do this month?

I missed out on the linkup with Franish, but you should go check out her February budget post anyway 🙂

skirt and blouse work uniform {workwear wednesday}

It may not really be a uniform, but I’ve been rocking the standard skirt plus blouse combo several times at my new job. It’s quick and easy and looks polished and put together. The only downside of wearing a skirt is the wind likes to take it for a little spin. And is it just me or are downtown areas extra windy?

Also I had wear my brand new pair of Dansko sandals…they are AMAZING y’all. So comfortable and stylish.

Marc by Marc Jacobs heart blouse, navy skirt, Dansko Demetra sandals Marc by Marc Jacobs heart blouse, navy skirt, Dansko Demetra sandals Marc by Marc Jacobs heart blouse, navy skirt, Dansko Demetra sandals, misook open cardigan

You won’t want to miss Justine’s Workwear Wednesday outfit this week!

Outfit deets (contain affiliate links) — 
Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs heart silk blouse, Clothes Mentor
Skirt: Rafaela, thrifted a while ago
Cardigan: Misook, consignment
Shoes: Dansko DEMETRA

little black dress {workwear wednesday}

Well, life and work has been so hectic and stressful that I can barely keep up with my blog. Plus look at my eyes in this picture…I look TIRED. Y’all, I love my new job but damn…I am worn out.

Anyway, I am SO IN LOVE with this amazing Leota dress. The fabric is so stretchy but at the same time thick and luxurious. I am a huge fan of the LBD– especially one with a fit and flare shape!

Leota Circle Dress - Black Cameo Cloth / Dansko sandals Leota Circle Dress - Black Cameo Cloth / Dansko sandals

What do you think of LBDs for work? Don’t forget to see what Justine is wearing for workwear wednesday!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Leota via Swap.com for $15
Shoes: Dansko on clearance from last season
Necklace: Tiffany via consignment store