Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Monday!

The weather is holding in the 60s so I threw on a basic outfit this morning that I knew would be cozy. I'm a little under the weather today so couldn't bother getting too fancy. Maybe tomorrow I'll be feeling better. This isn't so bad though. And I got a compliment on the blanket sweater.

Blanket Sweater: Express, $70
Printed Blouse: Banana Republic, $56
Skinny Jeans, Banana Republic, $80
Boots: Nine West, $100 ish

As far as the blouse - should I keep it? I never know if this top is cool or hideous. Would love to know what you think.

Thursday Luncheon

Thursday I took a break from lunch to meet Kim at our favorite lunch spot - ABC Kitchen. Knowing I was going to a Jean Gorges joint made me want to look at least a little cute. I'm glad that I put some effort into it, since we did run into Jake Gyllenhall. And by "ran into", I mean we stared as he walked by to his table.

Sweater: The Limited, $50
Black Cords: Banana Republic, $80
Striped Wedges: Alfani at Macy's, $120

Wednesday Dinner

I took these photos before heading out for dinner - so they're not the greatest. I did one with flash and one without so you get the idea. This is my first wearing of my blanket sweater from Express. They are supposed to be a top trend this Fall/Winter and I love anything big and cozy so I'm pretty happy. And the navy sequined tank dressed it up for night. It was a great purchase - it gets tons of wear. And, if you haven't noticed, I'm already back to my fall winter staple: skinny jeans and boots. Hopefully this season I'll learn to mix it up.

Blanket Sweater: Express, $70
Sequin Tank: Express, $40
Skinny Jeans, Banana Republic, $80
Boots: Nine West, $100 ish

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mixing up the patterns.

Since yesterday's outfit was a little streamlined, I decided to be bold today. i am not great at mixing patterns and prints, but I think I'm learning. I just got this sweater at Urban Outfitters yesterday, and I wanted to wear it today, but decided to make myself do something different. I think it looks good, but I'm not 100% confident. The cream stripes in the sweater seem a little too light? But maybe I'm over thinking it.

Pins and Needles Sweater, $42
Tucker for Target dress, $35
Bronx Boots, $150

What do you think?

September Donations.

I gave away a lot this September. Tried to keep my self honest and not put anything into summer storage that I didn't love. So off goes 4 dresses, three tops and several pairs of shoes. Still somehow my closet is FULL! I need to get some help in the editing department.

Monday, October 11, 2010

September Purchases

Pinky Otto Jumpsuit: $84
Two Express tops: $90
2 pair tights, one pair Jeggins: $77
2 tucker blouses, 2 tucker dresses: $60, and $80 respectively.

Total: $391

Breakthrough of the month - taking back the gorgeous Kate Spade heels that I truly could not afford and would really hardly wear. Sad, but that's $408 I can spend elsewhere.

PS - can't find a pic of the black express sweater, and figured the tights and jeggings (in grey) are self explanatory.

Military Monday

I swear these pants are so not me but I just love them. Today I pared them with a new silk top I got from Express in the style du jour: military. I'm really happy with it. Feels simple and sophisticated and on trend. And my inner voice is not chirping that the pants make me look fat. I can't really explain my love for these pants. They may not even be flattering, but I'm blinded! I think the gold accessories are essential to this look so I went bigger on those.

Silk Blouse: Express $70 New Purchase!
Denim pants: Habitual, $198
Gold Necklace: Banana R., $70
Wedges: Tory Burch, $265
Gold Oversized Watch: Michael Kors, $250

Last Friday - Cozy like PJs

This is a perfect fall outfit. Cozy, while still looking put together. Black is slimming too. Love it!

Ann Taylor Dress: $35 (super markdown)
Leggings: $30
Banana Republic Sweater: $60
Cole Haan Flats: $138

What do you think?

Friday, October 8, 2010

More Tucker...

Still loving the Tucker line. this is a simple blouse in a cream color that I got for layering with dresses this winter. $30 is a great price for this. Added accessories for outdoors, but it had a more simple look indoors. Both I think work for me.

Silence and Noise Green Tweed Jacket$ 80
Scarf: NY street vendor $5
Michael Kors Bag: $198
Hudson Jeans: $176
Tucker for Target top: $30
Miz Mooz boots: $78
Hermes Belt: $585

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's been a while....

And I'm STILL loving the Tucker for Target pieces I bought. This little dress was on $40 and it was perfect for a layered look to the movies and dinner. Just screams fall. I may actually splurge and get a silk Tucker dress from the actual line.

Dress: Tucker for Target, $40
Cardigan: Zara, $70
Knee highs: Target, $5
Suede Boots: Nine West, $50 on final sale
Manhattan Bag: Louis Vuitton, $1500