Monday, November 23, 2015

olive shirt // striped skirt

I originally planned to wear this outfit (sans tights) when fall weather first rolled around. While I never got around to wearing the outfit, neither the shirt nor the skirt managed to make their way back into my closet. Fast forward to this past Thursday when I really wanted to wear my elephant sweatshirt, but couldn't settle on what bottoms to wear with them. I eventually gave up and moved on to this window pane skirt, but couldn't settle on what top to wear with it. I eventually gave up on that one, too, and was about ready to throw a tantrum. But then lo and behold, there were my olive shirt and striped skirt... and you know how the rest of this story goes. I put them on, went to teach, came home, and watched Jurassic World. I'd give it two thumbs up, but I just can't buy into the idea that any woman would spend that entire time running around in heels.

Top: Old Navy | option 
Necklace: gift c/o MIL | option
Belt: The Limited | option
Skirt: Old Navy | option
Tights: via Target | exact
Flats: via Target | exact

Friday, November 20, 2015

Five x Friday [vol. 7]

1. Are forced rhymes a pet peeve? It might be one of mine. Can someone tell Shawn Mendes that 'kisses' and 'stitches' don't rhyme?
2. Two weeks ago, I ordered this elephant print skirt. It doesn't fit well, it's too short, and I probably wouldn't wear it more than twice a month. Verdict? Return (woefully). 
3. This black window pane skirt, on the other hand, did fit well. I didn't wear it today because I couldn't settle on a way to style it. Am I overthinking it? How would you style the skirt? 
4. These animations (cartoons?) made me laugh out loud, at least four times.  
5. When I first received my fourth kit from Le Tote, I was underwhelmed by everything except this scarf. I loved it. Luckily it was really hard for me to come up with ways to wear it, so it helped me love it less. (That, and the price tag.) [Later on, I warmed up to a few pieces.]

Scarf: Le Tote | exact
Sweater: J. Crew Factory | option
Chambray: J. Crew Factory | exact
Jacket: J. Crew Factory | exact
Jeans: J. Crew Factory | exact
Flats: J. Lo via Kohl's | option

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Le Tote #4

Last Friday, I alluded to my feelings about my most recent tote from Le Tote. (I believe "dud" was the exact term I used.) Well... I changed my mind. I ended up falling in hard like with this top. Had it fit perfectly, I would have looooved the top. If the cardigan weren't so short in the back (hitting awkwardly in the middle my back), I would have given it two thumbs up as well.

I felt great in this outfit, although I ended up taking the cardigan off ten minutes into class because the room I teach in gets so warm and does not allow for air flow. While I loved the color of the cardigan, the length was reason enough not to keep it. The top was harder to send back, but not as hard as it would have been to spend $48 on it. At this point, the cost of the items themselves is one of the biggest drawbacks of the Le Tote experience. But at the end of the day, I still get to pick the clothes and wear them as much as I want, so I call it a win overall :)

Don't forget - you can still get half off your first month of Le Tote! (Full disclosure: Using my link will take $15 off my next month.)

Top: Le Tote
Cardigan: Le Tote
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: c/o JORD | exact
Ankle Pants: LOFT | similar
Flats: via Target | similar

wordless wednesday


Scarf: The Limited | option
Utility Blouse: LOFT | exact
Wood Watch: c/o JORD | exact
Ankle Pants: Old Navy | exact
Flats: J. Crew Factory | same style

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

not your boo

I love the days after any holiday at Target, because I can count on deep discounts. Most Halloween merchandise was 90% off the day after, including this fun muscle tank. How could I resist buying it when it was only $1.29? Answer: I couldn't. And I'm okay with that, because the cost-per-wear is currently under $1. 

Graphic Tank: via Target | exact
Cardigan: Old Navy (old) | option
Jeans: J. Crew Factory | exact
Flats: via Target | exact

Bloopers, anyone? With the new year just around the corner, I figure it's going to be time soon to do another blooper round-up (see the first set here). Stay tuned so you don't miss out on precious gems like this one :)
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