Cardigan – The Limited (similar) | Blouse – Old Navy (similar) | Skirt – J. Crew Factory (similar) | Shoes – Sole Society (same)
Today’s random thoughts brought to by the fact that I am not a morning person and couldn’t think of anything to say while writing this post.
Random fact #1 – I stood in front of my closet for what seemed like forever before coming up with this outfit. I even put on a pair of pants I hadn’t worn in awhile but then quickly decided that I would be adding those to my Poshmark closet ASAP. It wasn’t until I had this outfit on and was taking pictures that I realized I had pinned almost the exact same outfit from Audrey at Putting Me Together. I didn’t set out to recreate a pin today. It just happened.
Random Fact #2 – Since I either take my pictures on the weekends or before work I have a limited number of places that I can get to quickly. One of them is this courtyard between my apartment building and the one next door. The downside? It’s where everyone walks their dogs so it always smells a tiny bit like dog urine. This morning the smell was especially strong.
Random Fact #3 – I guess I’m still stuck in my navy rut. Oh well.
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.
Ever notice how guys have it so easy on casual Friday at the office? Jeans and a nice button up shirt and they’re good to go! I decided to borrow from the boys and do the same. Jeans and a button up shirt. Add some fun accessories to glam it up a bit and I’m ready to take on my casual Friday nemesis in style.
This top has been in my closet for years and years. Every now and then I think about getting rid of it but then I decide not to. Wearing it tucked into jeans is new for me but I think I like it!
Thanks again to Molly for playing photographer for me this week! Not only did I get to hang out with her but she also showed me a new part of Chicago that I’d never been to. If you live in Chicago and haven’t wandered down Prairie Avenue or visited the oldest house in Chicago I suggest you do.
I have an unusual work week this week. Some days I can be pretty casual (today) and others I have to be pretty dressed up. I took advantage of my ability to be more casual today and tried out a combo I’ve been wanting to wear for awhile: red and pink.
My husband told me this morning that I was very “bright”. Perfect for a sunny, warm day don’t you think?
This is what I wore on Valentine’s Day. I had a meeting of my professional organization and, since I’m the president, I like to look professional. Hence the suit. With pink.
After work Jason and I had a “date” to upgrade our iPhones and then have dinner at La Madia. I brought jeans to work so I could change into something a bit more casual.
Same suit jacket & top
Jeans – Gap Outlet
Shoes – Bandolino/DSW
Amazing how much a blazer really amps up a pair of jeans, right? To be honest, though, this top has never fit quite right (it’s definitely made for someone with a tiny waist and big boobs) and I keep thinking about trying to get it altered. Until then I just wear it under this jacket with kind of hides the weird fit.
Oh, and since these pictures don’t really show the pinstriping on the suit, here’s a close-up:
See? It’s pink! Hence the pink top.
Finally, how about some flowers for V-Day?
Actually, these flowers came on February 7th. That’s Jason’s birthday. Why was I getting flowers on his birthday? Well, he sent them to me with a card that said, “Forgot to send you flowers on your birthday so here are some on mine.”