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Pink Is Not Just For Spring Anymore

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

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Shirt – J. Crew Factory (similar) | Sweater – LOFT via Goodwill (similar) | Skirt – NY&Co (similar) | Shoes – Sole Society (similar) | Necklace – J. Crew via Poshmark (similar) | Purse – Tyler Rodan via ebags.com (similar)

I bet a lot of you would think this outfit would be more appropriate in the spring. I mean, pink is a bright color and as we move towards cooler weather we should be gravitating towards darker colors, right?  I say no! Well, okay, I say no to the pastel floral flared jeans I saw out and about on Saturday night, but I don’t say no to pink. In fact, I think paired with a sweater this is a great fall outfit. And when it gets cooler? Put on some knee high boots! In brown, of course.

So, what do you think? Is pink just for spring and summer or can we wear it in the fall too?

Linking up with Trend Spin

April Showers Bring Drowned Flowers

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

Still catching up from being in Phoenix for the first part of the week.  I left this:

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And came home to this:

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Which is why for this week’s outfit photo you get office bathroom selfies! I wanted to participate in Bri’s Third Thursday Trend of florals but the only thing I own that has flowers on it is a scarf. This scarf, actually.

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I originally had this on with gray dress pants but there was a button incident before I left for work and now those are in the repair pile.  Also, after my trip I had to say goodbye to my pink gingham shirt.

Turns out that this:

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Leads to this:

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RIP, pink gingham shirt. I will mourn you and then I will replace you. The question is, do I go with this one from J. Crew Factory or do I hunt for one on Poshmark?

At least the pink gingham shirt had one last hurrah. Not only did it get worn on a mechanical bull, it also got to pet a miniature horse!

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Finally, many of you know I am a runner. I had many, many friends at the Boston Marathon on Monday and, as I wrote on my fitness blog, my heart broke on Monday. But on Tuesday I went for a run in the dessert and knew we would persevere.

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Next week I will be back to the normal posting schedule. Enjoy your weekend!

Gingham and Sparkle

Casual Clothes · Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Shirt – H & M (similar on sale!) | Sweater – Gap (similar) | Jeans – Express | Shoes – Lucky Brand via Marshall’s (similar) | Necklace – JF&A Tradeshow (similar)

I bought this shirt because I wanted something in pink gingham.  I got this sweater as a gift and never knew what to wear it with.  I bought this necklace because I’d seen something similar online and loved the way it looked with various outfits.  But it wasn’t until I saw images on Pinterest that I got the idea to wear them all together.

Some people will tell you that you should only buy pieces if you know exactly what you’re going to wear them with.  Can you make three outfits with it off the top of your head?  Then you should get it.  I sort-of subscribe to this theory.  But, I also love finding new ways to wear the items in my closet that I didn’t think of when I purchased or received the items.  There is so much inspiration available that I don’t think you should leave something out of your closet just because you couldn’t think of a way to wear it. Just commit to looking for ideas and you’re bound to find that it works in your wardrobe perfectly.

Also, you may notice that I’m wearing jeans on a Thursday.  That’s because this is my  Friday.  I’m off work starting this afternoon until January 2nd.  I’ve got some fun guest posts scheduled for next week, though, don’t you worry!

P.S.  Thanks to my girlfriends who suggested I try Express for “skinny” jeans that aren’t as tight on my ankle or calves.  The Stella fit are perfect if you’re looking for something similar!

Pink All The Things!

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

 

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Pink Blazer – H&M (similar)(similar)| Gingham Blouse – H&M (similar)| Necklace – J.Crew via Poshmark (similar) | Jeans – The Limited | Shoes – Bandolino

More bright pink in November!  I just can’t let it languish in my closet.  At least I didn’t wear it with my bright pink skirt, too, right?

Regardless, this idea I got off Pinterest but instead of a pink blazer and pink gingham the woman was wearing  a navy blazer with navy gingham.  And, serendipitously enough, the person I repinned it from (Whitney) had already written “with my pink gingham/blazer?”  Or, perhaps the person she pinned it from had written that.   Either way, it sparked this idea in my head and I knew I wanted to wear it ASAP.

Seriously, Pinterest is amazing.  There may be nothing new under the sun but sometimes that’s a good thing.

OTI: Gingham and Frills

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

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Cardigan – Target | Shirt – H & M | Necklace – NY & Co | Skirt – The Limited via MJRsales | Shoes –  SE Boutique via DSW

Today’s OTI was a reader submission.  Gingham, a twirly skirt, and a cardigan.

I own a gingham shirt and I recently discovered that I love to wear it with this oatmeal colored cardigan.  Plus, I’ve been looking for a way to wear it with my white A-line skirt.  Throw in a fun pop of greenish teal with my new necklace and my favorite fun wedges and you have an outfit.

However, due to several things I have planned for today (including a party where there will be wine.  Red wine.  Red wine and a white skirt do not go well together for me) I opted to swap out the white skirt for a denim one.  And ditch the cardigan since it’s supposed to be almost 80 degrees here today.

 

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Skirt – Ann Taylor Factory Store | Purse – Tignanello via Macy’s

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I bought these shoes last summer on a whim.  I don’t normally like wedges but for some reason these just called out to me.  I’ve worn them so many times since then and almost always get compliments on them.  They’re not as crazy as my zebra heels but they’re more practical for summer and can be dressed up or down. 

So, which look do you prefer?  White skirt and cardigan or no cardigan and denim skirt?

P.S.  I’m also linking up with Simply Sarah for her shoes link-up party!