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SIA: Autumn

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall · Style Imitating Art

I actually took these pictures the last time we visited Jason’s parents and grandmother for her 90th birthday! I hope when I turn 90 someone throws me a pizza and cake party, too. Actually, just pizza. In fact, I was thinking of doing a pizza and wine pairing party for my birthday this year but instead we’re going to Lake Geneva so I can attempt to reclaim my rightful title as Sausage Dance Queen.

So, next year it will be pizza and wine. Until then, can we talk about how I’m still in denial that it’s fall? Clearly the trees aren’t in denial, though.

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Shirt – clothing swap (similar) | Scarf – DSW (similar) | Jeans – Henry & Belle via Stitch Fix (same) | Boots – Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (same)

I honestly wore this outfit way before Salazar chose this week’s Style Imitating Art paintings, but I think it still works really well with her choice, specifically “Autumn“.

The idea for this outfit came from one that Audrey posted on Putting Me Together. Black, brown and gray with a fun scarf. Simple, but I liked it so much I actually wore it to work on Friday, for the drive to Carmel, and then again on Sunday. I mean, I immediately changed into pajamas when we got to town on Friday night so basically no one at the birthday party saw me in this outfit so it’s totally cool to wear it again. Thus ends my run-on sentence justification.

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Fertility treatments after clomid

Fertility treatments after clomid Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

On Wednesday I did something I’d never done before.

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Top – Banana Republic Outlet (similar) | Pants – Express (similar) | Shoes – Bandolino (similar)

No, not take a blurry picture. I’ve done that plenty of times. No, I rode a Divvy bike!

For those of you not in Chicago, Divvy is our bike sharing program that allows you to check out a bike for up to 30 minutes at a time. I’ve been walking home from work a lot more often now (even though I work slightly further away from home than I used to, the walk is more pleasant) and finally Mag Mile Runner (plus a $10 discount) convinced me to try it.

For $65 a year I have unlimited 30 minute rides. Otherwise it’s $7 for every 24 hours. I figure I only have to ride it 10 times to make back my money and I’ve already ridden it twice.

In fact, these pictures were taken AFTER my Divvy ride! And, yes, I wore my helmet. But since my ride only took me 13 minutes (yes, they time you and you can look it up later) it was only 13 minutes of helmet time so the helmet hair aftermath wasn’t that bad.

Or maybe it was horrible and that’s why I took blurry photos. So you couldn’t tell. You’ll never know!

Until the next time I take photos post-Divvy, anyway. And since I plan to ride home as often as possible, that might be fairly often.

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Smoke on the Roof

Fluoxetine and abilify · Style Imitating Art

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Blazer – Forever 21 (similar) | Blouse – clothing swap (similar) | Pants – LOFT via Clothing Swap (similar) | Shoes – J. Crew Factory (same) | Necklace – The Limited (similar)

Welcome back to Monday, everyone! How was your weekend? Did you have a weekend? Mine was one of my busier weekends of the year. As the volunteer marketing director and member of the group that puts on the Good Life Race 5K I spent yesterday at the race working my butt off.

Hence the flats today. My feet are more tired than if I’d run an entire marathon. Volunteering at a race is no joke.

However, I didn’t just choose this outfit so I could wear flats. Nope, I chose it because it’s another edition of Style Imitating Art and this week’s selection, chosen by Jess is a mixture of blues, grays, reds, and yellows.

image Bonfire, Andrew Wyeth
Watercolour on paper, 1992

The blue in the smoke really drew my eye which is why I made it the focal color of my outfit. And I’m just going to go with the fact that the smoke is being blown by the wind as the reason my hair is in my face in today’s photo. It’s windy on the roof of my building!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to sit at my desk and enjoy not being on my feet.

Linking up with More Pieces of Me | On the Daily Express | Basic Training Corporate Style

Brighten Up

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Jacket – Gap Outlet

Top – Banana Republic Outlet

Cardigan & Necklace – The Limited

Pants – Express

Shoes – Bergner’s Department Store

 

If I dress like it’s spring does that mean spring weather will arrive?  Let’s hope so!  I couldn’t face another dreary, chilly day so I put on some brights to liven it up.  Because, really, what says spring more than kelly green and bright pink?

Seeing Stars

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Blouse – Express

Tank top & Skirt – The Limited

Tights – Walgreens

Shoes – Nine West/DSW

See that strip of sunlight on my file cabinet?  Leap Day has gifted downtown Chicago with sun!  In fact, it’s so nice here today that I was able to leave my winter coat at home and, instead, just throw on my blue blazer.

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Blazer – Forever 21

The black and gray starred top is a little too blousy for my tastes but since I bought it on super clearance with a gift card I couldn’t pass it up.  I love stars!  Maybe I’ll take some of that money I saved and it get it tailored.

Finally, it’s probably warm enough outside to go bare-legged.  But, after months of it being too chilly to go out sans legwear it’s hard to get out of that habit!