Kid at Heart

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall



Cardigan – The Limited (similar) | Shirt – Banana Republic (similar) | Jeans – Old Navy (similar) | Shoes – Karen Scott via Macy’s (similar) | Bracelet – Chicago blogger clothing swap (similar)

Another day, another Pinterest-inspired outfit. But, really, I don’t think the outfit is the star of the show here. I mean, are you really looking at me? Or are you looking at the big green monster glaring menacingly out at you?



This is the Big Monster Toy Company and it’s located within walking distance of my apartment building. One of my favorite parts about being a runner is that I find all kinds of neat places in my neighborhood when I’m out for a run. Or, heck, even when I’m just out for a walk or a bike ride to Goodwill, one of the fitness studios, or to a friend’s place. I come across places like this and decide they need to be the backdrop for an outfit photo. This week just happened to be the day that worked out to head over there and take pictures.

But, okay, I’ll talk about my outfit. I admit that it took me a long time to figure out how to wear a button-up shirt underneath a cardigan. I always felt like it would be too lumpy or the arms would be too tight or something like that. The key? Making sure you don’t buy your cardigans super skin-tight! I think that it’s a tough transition to make from junior’s to “women’s” clothing. Junior’s clothing is cut to fit tighter so even after we’re out of the Junior’s we keep buying clothes that don’t allow for layering. At least, I know I’m guilty of this. Thankfully I’ve finally figured out that it’s okay to buy some things one size larger to allow for a better fit. Ignore the number, go for how it fits you!

Of course, we’re all still kids at heart, right? Even if our clothes no longer come from the Junior’s department.


Other ways I’ve worn this cardigan: Way 1 | Way 2

Other ways I’ve worn this shirt:  Way 1 | Way 2

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16 replies on “Kid at Heart

  1. Alyssa @ Don't Look Down

    That place looks so cool! I love these pictures.

    I remember when I reluctantly made the switch from junior’s to the women’s section, but once I was there I realized how much better the clothes fit me. Sitting down without pulling up your pants first and room in the bust of shirts made my clothes much better. It’s hard to not get caught up on the size but sometimes sizing up allows things to lay and/or look a lot better!

  2. Anne

    I really like this outfit! It’s so cute and fun, perfect for a casual Friday. And you’re absolutely right, don’t worry about the actual size, just get stuff that actually fits you. That took a while for me to learn, but I’d rather be comfortable and have flattering clothes.

    And what a fun backdrop! It’s amazing what you can find just walking around your neighborhood. Anymore, you’re most likely to find a new brewery/distillery in mine, not that I’m complaining 🙂

  3. Suburban Style Challenge

    What?! That place is adorably amazing!! What fun! 🙂

    I totally agree with you when it comes to switching from junior clothes to women’s. I still like quite a lot of the junior stuff, but tend to buy it bigger (like, I rarely try on a small, unless it’s something that’s supposed to be fitted, like a dress). Bigger is way better when it comes to layering. And I love layering. I also really like the dressing up of jeans thing you’ve got going on here. Lovely (as usual, of course).

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