Stripes & Turquoise!

Happy Middle-of-August Everyone! Who’s ready for crisp, cool weather, changing leaves and hayrides – this girl!!

Stripes & Turquoise

Sweater – Target, Capri’s & SAK Purse – Thrifted, Canvas Shoes – old, DIY T-Shirt Bracelet – handmade

I picked up this striped summer-sweater at Target the other day for $5!! I love finding stuff in the Target clearance racks or their $1 section! I went with the small because the medium was just huge and didn’t fit right. Although with all the walking and running I’ve been doing lately, I’ve lost some weight and all my clothes are fitting better!

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Please forgive the frizzy hair, when I left there were some loose curls, but overall my hair was mostly straight! This humidity is killer these days and its been raining and raining, come on fall!!

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Casual Friday: Yellow Graphic Tee & Jeans

Today is the last day of my week long, self-challenge based on the Trend of the Month ChallengeYellow.
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I’ve really enjoyed the challenge, but I have to say today’s was the toughest to come up with and then, the most fun! Things I’ve learned through this process, I actually do have a few yellow items – if I really dig that is…

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Button-up & Belt – Thrifted, Graphic Tank Top – Rainforest Cafe, Jeans – JCP, Sandals – Shoe Show, Bracelet – Handmade by Me

Today’s graphic tee was found in the bottom of my dress, under everything else. Maybe you think it should have stayed there, maybe my co-workers do too, one will never know. I purchased this one a whim way back in 2005. No, I wasn’t on Spring Break I just wanted a top from the Rainforest Cafe! I hardly ever wear this tank top because it shrank after I got it home and washed it. But I was actually happy with the way I styled it for today’s look so it might, actually get some wear this summer!

To make this graphic tank top more office appropriate I added this thrifted pink button up, left open; a blue cross necklace;  a mint green & pink/coral bracelet; a belt to my low-rise jeans and some cute strappy wedges.

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Hope you guys have enjoyed the yellow looks this week and everyone has a great weekend!!

Joining in on these linky parties this Friday!

Think Tank Thursday / Three-fer Thursday / Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic / Two Thirty Five Designs / Favorite Frock Friday / Fridays Fancies / Fashion Informant Link Up / Fridays Five / Style Me Friday / The Best of Friday Style Link-Up!

Thrifter Thursday: Denim Skirts

We’re continuing Yellow Week here in honor of Marion’s Trend of the Month challenge!

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I recently saw Lindsey‘s post on the Return of the Jean Skirt and read that denim skirts are coming back in style and I couldn’t be happier! I have a dark denim pencil skirt I picked up from Target a couple years ago and I love wearing it, but this skirt is one I made years ago before I even had a blog! It’s flare at the bottom makes it really fun to wear too!

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Graphic Tee – Thrifted, Denim Up-cycled Jean Skirt – ME, Belt – Forever 21, Ballet Flats – Target

I made this skirt out of two pairs of old jeans, using a New Look pattern to go by. Knowing the color of the denim was different, I kept the darker denim in the middle and the lighter denim on the sides (the back looks exactly the same as the front so the side seams match).  I added the brown piping for interest and also because I didn’t want to hem the jean material. This is actually a really heavy skirt!

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I accented today’s look with yellow accessories, however I have worn this tee with a bright pink skirt too. This is a great weekend casual look or great for going out for an evening of family fun at the park.

Joining in on these linky parties today!

Linking up with these beauties today! WIWW @ Transaltantic Blonde /Whatever Whenever Wednesday / Get Your Pretty On / Wardrobe Wednesday / Dress For the Day / My Whims Wednesday / Diaries of a Bargainista Whatever Works Wednesday / What We Wore, Read & Made Wednesdays / Trending Pretty Wednesday / Think Tank Thursday / Three-fer Thursday / Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic / Two Thirty Five Designs / Favorite Frock Friday / Fridays Fancies / Fashion Informant Link Up / What I Wore to Work Link-Up! / Fridays Five

Fashion Friday: LBD – Office Edition

I’ve been seeing loads of LBD’s (little black dresses for those not in the know) popping up all over blogland lately and I thought I’d thrown in my take on the LBD: Office Edition.

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LBD – JCP, Statement Necklace – Julep, Sandals – Payless

I’m sure you’ve all heard it before but I’m going to remind you again. If you invest in a great staple, like this linen-blend sheath, it will last you many, many years; throughout many different fashion trends. I picked up this LBD from JCP approximately 10 years ago when I became a real professional office worker! 😉

This little guy had gotten me through many meetings, after work drinks/casual dinners, Sunday’s at church and it would even work great for an afternoon out with the family.

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For this look, simplicity is key! Simple redlip, statement necklace, earrings and sandals. What do you think? For me it’s perfect for the office.

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It’s that time again!!! Each month I eagerly anticipate Marion’s announcement for the Trend of the Month challenge! Wednesday she announced the Trend of the Month for May would be Yellow! Be sure to link up your “Yellow” inspired outfits next Wednesday.

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The challenges usually push me out of my comfort zone and this month’s challenge has been no exception. You have to understand, I love the color yellow as much as the next gal but have always been afraid to wear it and therefore I do not really own anything in yellow. There are no cute yellow skirts, blouses, scarves, purses, heels, flats, necklaces or earrings in my closet and this fact has got me worried about how to play along next week. What I do own in the color yellow is one bangle, one set of hoop earrings, a DIY necklace, a yellow button up shirt and one yellow tee! Come back next week to see how I utilize what I’ve got to create a couple of different outfits!

Joining in on these linky parties this Friday!

Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic / Two Thirty Five Designs / Favorite Frock Friday / Fridays Fancies / Fashion Informant Link Up / Vodka Infused Lemonade Thursday Link-up! / Fridays Five / Style Me Friday

Casual Friday: Denim & Floral Capri’s

I can’t believe it’s time for another weekend already!! This year is flying by and for us, it only looks to become more hectic.

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Denim top – JCP (old), Floral Capri’s – Chadwicks (old), Sandals – Payless (old), Calvin Klein Belt – Thrifted, Aviator Sunnies – Ray Ban

With the warmer weather I couldn’t resist pairing this great denim top with my Capri’s for a casual look. Also I’m playing along with the @C2C_Central girls for the #Tucked-In #CoasttoCoastChallenge yesterday. I attempted the front tuck, but I never seem to master the look. I’m positive I’ll keep trying, LOL.
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I went with a #redlip today, although it looks pink in most of these photos, and the no-heat curls I blogged about recently.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I’m hoping for a relaxing weekend myself. Until next time!!

Joining in on these linky parties this Friday!

Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic / Two Thirty Five Designs / Favorite Frock Friday / Fridays Fancies / Fashion Informant Link Up / Vodka Infused Lemonade Thursday Link-up! / Fridays Five / Favorite Fashion Fridays