Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September Purchases

September Purchases

A quick round up of purchases I made this month. The three shirts are Old Navy, the bag and boots are both from JustFab, and the cords and jeans are all from the Rockstar line at Old Navy. I love a good oxford or camp shirt for wearing alone and layering under cardis/blazers/sweaters. I needed a new black bag, and I love the shape and gold hardware on this one from JustFab (it had really good reviews, too). The quilting on these boots jumped out at me, and I can see myself wearing these throughout the fall and winter. I've heard a lot of great things about the Rockstar line of jeans from Old Navy, but never joined the bandwagon because I've found great colored denim/pants for lower prices elsewhere. I finally decided to take the plunge when they recently went on sale. My only suggestion would be to try a pair on in store because they run small (I had to go up two sizes from my normal ON size), and are cut very short (they only carried regulars at my local store, so I ordered longs online). Well, that's it for this month. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I've been nominated...

I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award by Trinnah of A Style in Progress. She's one of the sweetest, most encouraging bloggers I know, and I absolutely adore her style. You should definitely check her site out.

The rules for accepting the award are as follows:

  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself so people can get to know you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the person that gave you the award asked you.
  3. Choose 11 people to award this to.
  4. Go to each blog and tell them you nominated them for the award.
  5. Make up 11 questions for the people you nominate to answer.
Random Facts about Me

  1. My son and I share the same birthday.
  2. I was a teacher for 2 years.
  3. I went natural a little over 9 years ago (before it became the thing to do). My afro was so Angela Davis/Foxy Brown! 
  4. I prefer cheese over chocolate.
  5. I've worked in a steel mill for almost 5 years; steel toed boots, hard hat, and all.
  6. I don't wear make-up.
  7. I didn't own any pink clothing until about 2 years ago.
  8. I have a B.S. in Biology.
  9. I'm left-handed.
  10. I have 10 year old daughter and a 6 year old son.
  11. My favorite movie is A League of their Own.
Trinnah's Questions
  1. What is your favorite pair of shoes? I'm loving my leopard flats right now.
  2. What color shoes do you not own and would like to? I really need a pair of red shoes.
  3. What is your favorite shoe for this fall? Riding boots. I plan on wearing them with everything from skinnies to skirts.
  4. How many pairs of shoes do you own? 37. (SHOCKING)
  5. How do you store your shoes? I don't have a set method of storage. Some are in the original boxes under my bed, flat sandals are in a clear storage shelf thing, boots are in big bin, and I have a shoe rack that hangs on my closet door.
  6. Does your significant other support your love for shoes? I'm not that big of a shoe girl (yet), so there's really no need for support.
  7. What’s your favorite designer / brand for shoes? I'm so in love with Tory Burch (even though she's way out of my price range). 
  8. Are you a heels or flats girl? I love the look of a fierce pair of heels, but I'm a flats girl.
  9. How old were you when you first bought heels? I think I was around 16 or 17; I needed them for a military ball. 
  10. Do you like skinny stilettos or chunky heels? I like the look of both depending on the outfit.
  11. How do you feel about wedges? Love, love, love! I get all of the height and style that I want without the fear of breaking my neck or looking like a baby giraffe trying to walk for the first time, lol. 
My Nominees

  1. How would you describe your style?
  2. How do you handle trends?
  3. What is your favorite article of clothing?
  4. How has your style changed over the years?
  5. Statement jewelry. yay or nay?
  6. What fall trend are you most looking forward to wearing?
  7. Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
  8. Who is your favorite fashion icon?
  9. What's your no fail look?
  10. Do you prefer neutrals or bold colors?
  11. Cardigan, blazer, or jacket?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Red and Leopard with a Side of Humidity

One of my best friends decided to have an impromptu birthday dinner, and this is what I came up with. I think I'm the absolute last person to try the animal print trend, even my daughter rocked it before me (which makes it even sadder because I buy her clothes). No worries, I plan on fully embracing my wild side from here on out.

I linked up this week!
monday mingle

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Yellow Leopard

Since I'm not currently wearing anything other than my work uniform, I figured I could brainstorm some outfit ideas and save myself a little time on down the line.

Yellow Leopard

Yellow Leopard by redchyna featuring skinny jeans

 This has fall written all over it, from the boots to the scarf to the yellow top. I like this because I can go from the warmer days to the cooler evenings by adding the jacket. I'm definitely looking forward to wearing this outfit. 

Do you pre-plan your outfits or just pick things on the fly?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Loving Leather

Am I the only one that's in fall fashion mode? I keep finding myself drawn to layering pieces, riding boots, and jackets. I've been on the hunt for a great leather or faux leather jacket for the last few weeks, ans here are a few that I've come across.

Fall Ready

I'm seriously in love with the Reiss jacket (middle, bottom row), but it is definitely out of my price range. I like the style of the Old Navy (top right, bottom left) and Express(middle corners, bottom right) jackets, but I'll have to see them in person first. Is a leather or faux leather jacket on your list of fall must haves?