Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Outfit Recap # 7

Happy mid-week everyone!  I think my favorite outfit in this whole set is the Brad Goreski look alike.  Inspiration actually came from Mr. PEMS's Sunday outfit  (and of course I not only had to borrow his tie but he had to tie it for me as well ;)  What about you?.....has your significant other ever inspired your style? 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Outfit Recap #6

Ann Taylor Blouse (2009)
Express Cropped Pants (2010)
BCBG Bag (2010)

Ann Taylor Factory Lace Dress (Just Bought)
Fleurish Chambray Puff Sleeve Blouse (2009)
Naturalizer Wedges (Zappos Outlet 2008)
Target Stretch Belt (2010)
Banana Republic Outlet Canvas Bag (2009)
Aldo Flower Pin (2010)

Loft Animal Print Shell (2009)
Forever 21 Cardi (2010)
Loft Wide Leg Linen Pants (2009)
Forever 21 Animal Necklace (2009)
Forever 21 Bangle (2010)
Forever 21 Ring (2010)

Loft Zippered Orange Dress (2011 No longer online)
Banana Republic Outlet Short Sleeve Printed Tee (2009)
Anthropologie Necklace (Thrifted)
Banana Republic Outlet Canvas Bag (2009)
Old Navy Yellow Bangle (2009)
Forever 21 Coral Ring (2010)

Loft Metallic Cardi (2010)
Loft Ruched Shell (2010)
Ann Taylor Modern Pin Striped Trousers (2009)
Nine West Nuncio Pumps (2010)
Loft Metallic Bag (2009)
Loft Bauble Ring (2010)
Loft Necklace (2010)

American Eagle Maxi Dress (2010)
Forever 21 Army Cargo Jacket (No longer available)
Express Pendent Stone necklace (2005)
Steven By Steve Madden Bag (2009)
Antonio Melani Orange Wedge Sandals (2009)
Gap Outlet Hat

So the last outfit was totally off the beaten path........but I like to push myself outside of my comfort zone on the weekends.  I tend to stick with styles I'm comfortable with during the week for work so this was a nice change of pace.

I finally have most of my summer things unpacked and I'm re-evaluating the fit of some of my previous fave's.  For instance, the white wide legged trousers from Loft may not be the most flattering for my body type..........what do you guys think?  I can always try it with a different style of top if you think that might make a difference.  Any suggestions?

Happy Friday Dear Friends!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Outfit Recap #5

Loft Faux Denim Blazer (2009?)
Loft Long Sleeve Striped Tee (2009)
Banana Republic Cropped Pants (2009)

Ann Taylor Factory Faux Denim Skirt (gifted 2011)
Loft Metallic Bag (2008)

Ann Taylor Silk Blouse (2009)
Banana Republic Plaid Trousers (2009)
Sigerson Morrison Kitten Heels (Thrifted)

Loft Striped Jacket (Thrifted)
Loft Floral Skirt (2007?)
Banana Republic Tank (2009)
Nine West Studded Cross Body Bag (TJMaxx)

Gap Woven Back Cardigan (See it here on Elaine from Curls and Pearls).
Delia's Cream Eyelet Dress (2008)
Aldo Python Print Bag (2009?)

I don't know how well you can see the details of the back of this sweater, but I love the visual interest of the added ruffles.

I wasn't able to post at all last week and this weekend Mr. PEMS took me outlet shopping to celebrate our wedding anniversary!......(He said that it would be our shopiversary). Lol 

I bought the Ann Taylor Factory Lace dress reviewed here by Jean at Extra Petite and here by Cee at To Brighten My Day.........and thanks to some savy wheeling and dealing was able to get the dress at 1/2 off!  I haven't styled it yet, but I'm sure you'll see it soon in the upcoming posts ;) 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Outfit Recap #4

Hello Dear Friends, this has been one hectic week!  I started a new job Monday and wrecked my car on Tuesday.  Luckily today went without mishap (although it's not over yet ;) Lol

I am not in the habit of wearing suits to work, but business dress was required Monday.  Luckily, I am a bit of a suit horse (for no reason at all) and had this 2009 gray Ann Taylor suit on hand!  The leather satchel is Nine West and I can't even tell you how old it is since it's been around since school days ;)

I capitulated and bought the Converse Chambray Shirt after seeing Jean's review.  (Thank you Jean!)  I did have to have it hemmed but I didn't think the rest of the fit was too bad.  I wore it with the Loft's 2010 felt green jacket, Loft's plaid cropped pants (thrifted) Target's Patent Merlot Pumps (at least 3 years old) and a bag bought from a friend selling Avon accessories two years ago.

I tried two different belts with this outfit, you can tell me which one you prefer.  To me this outfit is very similar to the one worn by Bianca here and by Anh here.  I adore how both of these ladies paired metallics and denim.  The bag is Hype (quite old from TJMaxx), the shirt is gap (thrifted and hemmed), the shoes are Rhiana by Madden Girl (2010), and the necklace if F21.

Lo and behold, this Converse Chambray Shirt is getting a lot of use!  I paired it with a gorgeous H&M skirt I found on e-bay, gray Kenneth Cole Outlet bag and these amazing Sofft Pavia Peep toes in Eggshell.

I added a close up so you can see the pretty detail on my Loft tank from 2009.  The animal print scarf is from Loft 2009 as well.  I bought these Loft faux denim trousers in 00p on e-bay after wearing a 0p I had bought in the store for several years and finally realizing how baggy they actually were!  (Slightly embarrassing after I saw some pictures of myself in them ;) Lol

Armitron Tortoise Shell Watch, Target Mossimo Messenger Bag in Cognac and Target Mossimo Supply Co Juniors Boyfriend Cardigan.

I tried to add links for everything that's still available, but if you would like additional outfit information just let me know.

Ciao Lovelies!