Work vs. Play

I’ve got a work vs. play look here again.. I feel like this might become routine. Both tops I’m wearing in this post were recent Target finds. My love for Target is never-failing. I ended up getting about four tops and a pair of yoga pants (because.. yoga pants, duh) all from the clearance rack! The new merchandise on the floor consisted of bikinis, cover ups, and shorts – and it’s been about eight degrees over here so that was not too appealing. They had a massive clearance section though so I spent waaay too much time scanning through it all, naturally.

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(Sneaky work outfit selfies!) This top is actually really nice quality & I would have bought it full price at $29, but I was definitely happy to find it at $12.50. It’s sleeveless and is a pretty blush color with black color blocking on the sides.

 

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Also got my hair did finally! I feel so much better not hauling around so much dead weight anymore.

Work Outfit | Top – Target (clearance), Cardigan – Kohls, Skirt – Forever 21, Sweater Tights – Target

Play Outfit | Sweater – Target (clearance), Jeans – American Eagle, Shoes – Minnetonka Moccasins

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Work vs. Play

Work vs. Play

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Sometimes (all the time) I wish I could wear whatever I felt like wearing to work.  I’m not talking like ‘pajamas and ratty T-shirt’ wear anything, but just  based on whatever my style mood was of the day. Style mood is a thing.. it is reflected upon the weather, current musical interests, etc. Both above outfits were worn the past week when it was particularly rainy and nasty out, and sometimes all you feel like wearing in that sort of weather is a cuddly sweater, perfectly fitted pants, and some wedge booties to protect your toes from puddles.

Work Outfit: Striped sweater and pants from New York & Company | Play Outfit: Sweater and wedge booties from Target, maroon pants from Forever 21

2014 Golden Globes

Kind of been neglecting this here blog… but what better way to jump into the new year than with some couture?

Award season is always fun because it’s a chance to see some of the most beautiful pieces created by some of the best designers basically in the flesh and “in action” on the red carpet by the celebs. There are always actresses who I know are going to absolutely hit it out of the park, but then there are the few that continually surprise. In both good and not so good ways.

Let’s review shall we…

The Chic…

Kate Beckinsale | Zuhair Murad

Beckinsale cannot go wrong. Have you ever seen her go wrong? Didn’t think so.

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Leslie Mann | Dolce & Gabbana

I just think the lace-ish applique neckline and peplum skirt are the sweetest thing on Mann. She’s dainty and pretty and not overpowered by her attire.

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Maria Menounos | Max Azria Atelier

This was probably the only look of the night that actually made me stop and say WOW – out loud. Seriously beautiful color and shape.  The makeup and hair doesn’t take away from anything, but actually accentuates the dress and her face. Gorge.

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Jennifer Lawrence | Dior

What is with all this hatin’ on Jennifer’s Dior number? I thought this look was beautiful and seamless for the (winning) actress. Not to mention the bold makeup that totally worked in her favor.

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Reese Witherspoon | Calvin Klein

Something about the simplicity of this full look made me love it on Reese. I don’t know if anyone else could have pulled it off, but on her it looks effortless. Kind of like.. “Oh hey, y’all! Just put on this old thing and threw on some mascara for the Globes!”  But it works. Definitely works.

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The Interesting…

Emma Watson | Dior

I feel like this picture kind of speaks for itself. She’s all “Le sigh, yes I know. I’m wearing pants. At the Golden Globes. My bad.”

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Lizzy Caplan | Emilo Pucci

Color-blocking can be very favorable to the body. The whole ‘trim four inches off my waist by sculpting an opposing shade to the sides of my dress’ thing can work wonders. However, in this case it just makes her look a tiny sliver of a person with a robots giant artificially attached arms.. no?

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Zooey Deschanel | Oscar de la Renta

I love Zooey and all her quirky, sweet, and sassy ways! Buuut.. I’ve got to be honest and say there is a whooole lot going on here. I don’t hate the shoes, but would’ve preferred something open toe. The hair is another topic. Stick a paper flower in your side bun and call it a day is a little Sophomore year bored in math class style of hair-do.

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Mila Kunis | Gucci

Mila, why so angry? Is your ruffled neckline strangling you?! Ponytail a little too tight?! Loosen up lady!

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That’s a wrap for now! Until the next carpet…

Gobble Gobble

Currently streaming A Very She & Him Christmas album while sipping on hot cocoa, wrapped up in a cozy blanket all in honor of our first snowfall! I’m going to be honest with you here, I actually didn’t go outside at all today. I admired from afar.. while warmly inside planning my Thanksgiving outfit around my favorite new flyaway sweater I purchased this week. I took to Pinterest per usual to get some Holiday juices flowing and it’s got me all giddy for the start of the Holiday season! I’m pretty excited for Thanksgiving this year as it’s going to be the first in awhile (more appropriately – ever) that all three of my siblings will be together, both parents, and newly added significant others + their kids! Let me tell you, it is going to be one packed house. Can’t wait!

Here is the Polyvore I put together of my outfit for the day. The cardigan I bought is from Kohl’s and is super long and comfy, ideal for endless meals throughout the deal after which I will then pass out and utilize as a blanket. The only thing I didn’t include in the set is a top, because that’s still undecided. I loved the rich plum color of Kim K.’s lipstick, so I’ll probably use my NYX Lipstick in the perfect dark raspberry shade to top of the look.

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Better Weurk

Sweet little work outfit from the other day. I thought long and hard about tucking the shirt into the skirt, but then realized about how many times throughout the day I’d be consumed with tucking and re-tucking (perhaps I was just feeling a little tired..lazy), so I figured I’d try something new and adventurous by leaving it out!

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On an unrelated note, I can’t decide on this jacket or not. Si o no?

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I do like it and all, but a part of me is holding out for the perfect cream or blush colored faux leather jacket so I can’t quite commit.

Thoughts?

Currently Pinning

I love Pinterest. I always wished there was something like Pinterest that existed, and then finally one day it did and I was all – about dang time. I especially love it for it’s categorization…Not sure if that is a legit word, but you understand, no? Autumn is my favorite season and I get so giddy for it each year that having one place to put all my inspirations is the best way for me to quickly reference any styles, beauty trends, recipes, and activities that make Autumn for what it is. I created an Autumn Inspiration board not too long ago and I get excited looking at it every time I log on! Is that nerdy? Nerdy for fashion, that is. Here are a few of my favorite looks I’ve found to compliment my board perfectly.

P.S. FOLLOW ME ON PINTEREST! LINK ON UPPER RIGHT TAB.

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Something about this season man, mmm.

All links and photo credits are linked to photos via my Autumn Inspiration Pinterest board.