Saturday, March 31, 2012

Peek a boo.

I am in love with this peek a boo shirt. It is comfy and fun and so summery! Oh and the fact that it was $7 really helps it's case. From where? Where else but here?? Looks like they only have grey left, but I would buy it in every color if I could. And can you tell what my new favorite necklace is?? It was worth all $8.

Friday, March 30, 2012


I am giving in to casual Friday for today and today only. Life has been crazy busy with my managers baby shower coming up, starting class last night, and spending a few late nights at work. Casual Friday just sounded way too tempting for me. I can't remember the last time I wore short leggings, but they seemed more appropriate with this dress. P.S. this dress has pink and white stripes, my camera just wasn't picking them up... you can snag the dress here

Happy casual Friday!

Dress: F21 $14.80
Leggings: F21 (long, long ago)
Shoes: Ross $15
Necklack: F21 $8.80 buy here

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Target Clearance

The key to my heart is those little red stickers at Target. My outfit is proof. Everything that I'm wearing is from Target and all at different times. Dress: $7 Shoes: $14 Necklace: $3 Thank you Target for being so wonderful to me.

I also tried the middle part look today. Thoughts??
Linking up: five days five ways  feature friday free for all

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Keeping up with Blogger

Is anyone else confused by the new blogger layout? I'm sure in time it will not be as confusing and I'll think "wow, it really makes sense why they made these changes." But for now, I will hopelessly try to navigate around, reminiscing on the good ol' days. I do like the clean lines and layout, but I am creature of habit and try to cling to what I'm used to for as long as I possibly can.

Shirt: Thrifted $3.99
Skirt: H&M via Goodwill $4.99
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack $20
Necklace: Charlotte Russe $8
Bracelet: Claires $1 

Linking up: pleated poppy

Friday, March 23, 2012


Today I kind of went for the casual Friday look. Although, we are permitted to wear jeans on Friday.... I still won't let myself get to that level. In my mind, jeans are for the weekend and non work days.

I found this blazer at Goodwill and fell in loveeee with it. $5.99 from Forever21 and blazers very rarely fit me. But, to go with the casual theme, I skipped the heels and opted for flats and a red striped shirt. This outfit could've gone to the neutral side without me even noticing... so I wanted to make sure I avoided it. I added pops of pink in the necklace and belt to try to throw off the nautical look of the shirt.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Grad Student, Again.

I am so in love with my bag. And when I found it yesterday I thought to myself "this will be a great school bag." Being a student again. Weird. Next week I start my second masters program... this time a Masters in Education/Adult Education Training. I am so excited about this program as I am in love with the curriculum. So here's to being a student again... bring of the coffee and all nighters. I have a feeling that my Thursdays are going to start getting soooo long... Work 9-6 and then class 6-10. Luckily I can just walk from my desk to my classroom. Benefits of working at a school.

Pay no attention to the weird bulge popping out of my face. I wish I would've seen this on my camera before leaving the house. 
Shirt: Forever 21 (so old)
Skirt: Thrifted $4.99
Bag: Thrifted $9.99
Belt: From a f21 dress
Shoes: Steve Madden via Goodwill $7? 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Introducing My Closet!

They say a clean closet is a happy closet. And since my closet becomes very grumpy when she's a mess, I am going to have to agree with this one. My closet enjoys being clean, she loves when I give her new friends, and from time to time, she lets me cry on her shoulder. {if you haven't tried crying in your closet, give it a shot... solid bonding moments produce solid outfits}. She's trustworthy and I just love coming home to her every night. After all, who needs dogs these days when you have a closet like mine?

Unfortunately, my closet is the first thing to get messy. In the morning rush I don't have time to put everything back perfectly, and well, my closet starts to get a little sloppy. Fortunately, I do have systems in place that help me stay organized.

Meet my closet. She's not the biggest thing, but it's what's on the inside that counts...

And most of the time, when I need her to look like that, my bed needs to look like this... 

But, like I said before, I have a few things in place that help me manage my closet a little bit better.

Exhibit A: My mirror. Looks like a normal mirror on the outside, but open it up and TA-DA! 

From the outside you would never know this mirror held all of this. It keeps the appearance of my room looking nice, eliminates the need for jewelry organizers, and keeps everything in it's place. 
(See mirror here for it's original price. But a few weeks of searching on Craigslist and I found this brand new for $80. )

Exhibit B: My skirt hangers. I found the most amazing skirt hangers at Wal-Mart and only Wal-Mart. They are $4.88 per hanger but hang 12 skirts in the least amount of space ever. Prepared to be amazed. 

Do you see what a small amount of space my skirts take up in my closet? And guess how many are there...
Let me just tell you, I shocked myself with the number. 
Drum roll please........ 60 skirts! In that small space! (P.s. how many skirts makes you a skirt-aholic?)

Exhibit C: A good shelving system. I can't take too much credit for the shelving system that was already in place in my closet. But, if you ever have a choice, these shelves are the perfect shelves/shoe racks. 

Exhibit D: Ottoman that doubles as a step ladder and a belt holder. Who noticed that little pink box on my closet floor? I had the problem of not being able to reach my top shelves and I also had an issue storing my belts. So combine the two problems and a storage ottoman was the perfect solution. Best $25 ever spent... thanks Target. (Actually, I mentioned wanting this ottoman once for this very reason and Donnie actually surprised me with it!) See ottoman here. (Also available in other colors)

Who else can give me more tips about great storage solutions?? (P.S. Sorry for the lack of posting... company is leaving tomorrow morning and I will have my picture spot back on Wednesday!) 

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I can't even explain the pull that my body feels when it spots a gingham printed shirt. I become helpless, my legs just go and the shirt somehow ends up in my hands... all completely out on my control. But my closet always has open arms to all newbies and seems to favor gingham as well, so this little shirt made it's way all the way to my closet last night and found it's little spot... right next to the dark blue gingham button up.

I wish these pictures did this shirt and outfit justice. But with family downstairs, watching me take pictures and wondering why, I freaked out after one picture and quickly ran out the door.

Shirt: Gap via Goodwill $4.99
Belt: Goodwill $4.99
Skirt: Goodwill $4.99

Linking up: Thrifters Anonymous the pleated poppy blog

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Photo Spot

It felt so nice to get back in my little photo spot and snap some pictures this morning. As much as I loved yesterdays outfit, I couldn't get the right pictures and since the pictures didn't do the outfit pictures, I opted to not post them. But getting back in that little spot today felt so nice! For some reason, I just can't get that lighting or angle at any other place in my house. 

Ruffly shirt: Thrifted $2
Cardigan: Wet Seal $5
Skirt: Limited via Goodwill $5
Necklace: Forever21 $7
Shoes: Rampage via DSW $15

I really didn't plan for the shoes to match with the skirt as well as they did. But, I'll take it!

Linking up:

pleated poppy lollipops

Friday, March 9, 2012

Karma Chameleon

Apparently my skirt has chameleon-like abilities. When I put on purple with it, the skirt looks purple. When I wear it with brown, the skirt looks brown. In fact, I'm not even confident what color the skirt actually is.

Cue the song Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon,
you come and go, you come and go.... Anyone else use to think that song was just Chama-chama-chama-chama chameleon? Or just me?

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Sometimes my job calls for boring days. Today is one of those. And by boring days, I mean that pink shoes don't always fly in the work place. There are days when those have to take the backseat and I am stuck wearing something safe for the sake of professionalism.

Tomorrow I have to wear my University shirt and jeans because we are volunteering to teach for Junior Achievement. So tomorrow it's me versus 36 third graders. I'll let you know who wins. But since I won't have an outfit to post, anything in particular I could sub in? Anyone have questions? Throw out topics and maybe I can just create mock outfits on polyvore.

My skirt is plaid, but it apparently isn't very photogenic.

Shirt: Target via thrift store $2
Necklace: Forever21 $6
Belt: Forever21 $1.50
Skirt: Thrifed $2.50
Shoes: Forever21 (I feel like you guys see these shoes all the time!)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

For the First Time.

Today was my first time ever wearing boots with a skirt. I have always been jealous of people who could pull off the look and said it would never work for me. Well, when I had this outfit on this morning and added the belt, I knew the color of these boots was perfect for the oufit. So I decided I would just try it, nothing else, just try and then take them off. Then I decided it actually wasn't too bad. I tried on heels and thought the outfit lacked. So I then faced a huge dilemma with about 1.5 minutes to decide; boots or no boots? I went downstairs, took my outfit pictures and decided I wasn't feeling brave enough for the boots. Then I decided I was feeling brave but brought along my heels- just incase. Well, I am so glad I wore them because they ended up being a huge hit and I didn't even need to get my heels out! 

Does anything else have things they were scared to wear for the first time?

Skirt: Goodwill $4.99
Sweater: Nordstrom, BP $10
Skirt: Forever21 $7
Belt: Goodwill $2
Boots: Charlotte Russe $15 
Necklace: JcPennys $6? 

Here is the outfit that I almost wore before I became brave

What do you think? Boots or no boots? Be honest!

Linking up:
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