Rebel

Haha.. not really. But I like to pretend to be one in t-shirts that say I am. This is one of the graphic T’s I got from Old Navy last week and featured in my last post. I have basically lived in it since. I wanted to show how I paired that cool kimono from TJMaxx with it, as well as a more feminine way I styled it another day.

 

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Annnnnnd a lil more fun & flirty… *I tied it on the side because I went a size up and it doesn’t sit very well when it hangs normally.

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Until next time!

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All Black Everything

Black is a color. Black is everything. It produces an instant level of chic. Like you’ve just stepped out of the Yves Saint Laurent (yes, I still count the “Yves”.. ain’t no YSL without the Y) flagship store in Paris, where you were just casually shopping with the Olsen twins.

I just got back from a week in New York where there is some seriously a-mah-zing shopping. This top was the one thing I walked out of Zara with, and it was on sale for less than $10. Really alerted the bank with that purchase. It has a higher neckline and wide arm holes. Super easy, super black, and super covered in cat hair at the moment.

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Tank | Zara

Pleather Leggings | Forever 21

Suede Wedge Booties | Target

 

 

 

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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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

Holidaze

I am really not meaning to sound like a Grinch here, but this holiday season has been a little more frustrating than most. I did myself a favor by picking up some gifts here and there early on so I don’t have to scramble at the last minute, but I still have a few important pieces to get along the way. The major source of stress is from work, naturally, and not finding the time to actually go out and get said gifts or being able to enjoy all the special holiday activities… and when I do have time I somehow find myself on the couch with hot cocoa and Netflix… whoooops. With all that being said I am still hopeful I’ll get a few days squeezed into December to do all the sparkly, cozy, festive, fun-filled Holiday traditions!

Here is the way I styled the plaid jacket I found at Target I had mentioned in the previous post.

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Don’t ask me why I hardly ever have shoes on in these posts. I do not have an answer for you, other than by the time I walk out the door I can assure you I have found a pair.

Festivities

I hope it was a happy Thanksgiving for all yesterday! Mine was a nice little break from the daily grind. We drank (Merlot and seasonal brews), we ate (delicious appetizers made by my sister’s boyfriend including Rosemary roasted nuts and homemade hummus followed by all the traditional Thanksgiving fixins’), and we hung by the fire while trying to come up with decent holiday pictures (totally didn’t happen). We just stayed at my house for the day so I definitely wasn’t about to break out the LBD and heels, but still wanted to be a step up from pajamas.  Here is the live version of the Polyvore set I created in the previous post.

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Sidenote: Got this jacket on sale at Target for right under $18 the other day, I thought it was a pretty good investment with the Holiday season here now. It’s a little hard to tell in the picture but the pockets and the zipper detail going down the front is pleather and there are gold buttons on the wrist, makes it look a lot more expensive than it was. FYI – I got an XS and it’s still pretty roomy if you wanted to wear a comfy sweater underneath.

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