I really didn’t plan on dressing like America, but that’s what happened. It must be the Olympic spirit. Do you guys watch the winter games? I love them, but I must admit I don’t always root for the USA. I mean that’s my default, but if someone from another country has a great back story or is wearing a great outfit (um, hello Norwegian curling team), I will not-so-secretly hope they win. Maybe that’s unpatriotic of me, but I’m not too worried about it. I have a feeling Team USA will win plenty of medals without my help.
OK, moving on. I posted an Instagram from the Target dressing room last week and got a lot of YESes for this jacket. Or maybe it was just 2, but whatever. Well, I’m nothing if not a good listener, so I went back for it! The best part? At $40, it’s a much more wallet-friendly (and nearly identical) version of the J. Crew field jacket. Score. I would totally win the gold medal for shopping.
Jacket // similar Dress // Boots // Necklace* // Lips “Please Me”
*Necklace provided courtesy of Max & Chloe.
I see other bloggers using the title “Back to Black” all the time, but never has it been as appropriate as this. On Saturday I celebrated the end of the Black Out challenge by piling on black leggings, a black dress, a black scarf, and a slightly black patterned hat. Ahhh, feels good to be back. What felt even better is that I took the whole day off from school work. I went shopping, went bowling (well, I watched, anyway), bought groceries, had breakfast for dinner, and watched all the TV I wanted. It was glorious.
Besides wearing black and relaxing, another thing I haven’t done in a (very long) while is play with effects on my photos. Generally I don’t do it because it takes away from showing how I look in “real life,” but what can I say? I was feeling cuh-razy this weekend. Plus, sometimes “real life” (a.k.a. gloom and rain all day) gets in the way of getting great photos photos anyway, so you might as well have fun with it.
Have a great week, everyone!
similar Hat (on sale) // Boots (finally got this stuff to shine them up!) // similar Jacket // Heart Bracelet* // similar Cuff (on sale)
*Heart bracelet provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.
Here we are: day 2 of the remix challenge and I’m remixing this polka dot popover (if you missed Friday’s outfit post, see it here). I actually had a different outfit planned, and then I was l lying in bed and I had this random thought that “hey, maybe I should layer the shirt under my black shirtdress?” One time a couple years ago I was lying in bed and had the random thought that “hey, maybe I should apply to law school?” As far as random bedtime epiphanies go, I have a 100% success rate: I’m getting my J.D. next May and I looked damn adorable in this outfit.
Dress // Shirt (on sale) // Boots (and lots more colors here) // Earrings
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When I said I might have to wear this happy polka dot shirt again to make it through today, I wasn’t joking. It’s almost April, and Indianapolis got 9″ of snow. That is simply uncalled for.
Anyone else a “How I Met Your Mother” fan? If you’re not familiar, there’s a very minor recurring character named Patrice who works with Robin, one of the main characters. For whatever reason Robin gets really worked up and yells at Patrice every time she says something. If you want to see what I’m talking about watch this video. Anyway, I feel like this snowstorm is my Patrice. The snow’s all like, “Hey, I can still come out and play,” and I’m like, “IT’S SPRING! NOBODY ASKED YOU, PATRICE! I MEAN SNOW!”
On the bright side, I’m really in the holiday spirit now. Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!
similar Sweater (on sale) // Shirt // Boots // Socks // similar Spike Bracelet // Belt