Groove Is In The Heart

This turtleneck always makes me think of Deee-Lite. But now that I’ve rewatched the video for the purpose of this blog, it turns out she doesn’t wear stripes at all! Though, the video features a lot of black/white stripe furniture… ahhh memory is such a funny thing.

Mom bought me this skirt (which came with the glitter belt!) to go with the blazers she also gave me. I kind of froze when it came to getting dressed for work, since I haven’t been in a school mindset for two weeks. Several variations of this look were strewn across the room that morning, and this is what I ended up with. Very simple, but also pretty quirky and fun all at once.

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  • Earrings Forever 21 (very similar)
  • Necklace ebay (buy, knockoff of this)
  • Turtleneck old H&M (similar)
  • Skirt and belt Mossimo via Target – Thanks mom! (buy)
  • Tights ?? (similar)
  • Shoes Cole Haan (buy half size up)
  • Nails Sinful Colors in Beau Khaki via Walgreens

Baby, You’re A Firework

In honor of New Year’s Eve, here are a bunch of gorgeous statement sparklies all from Forever 21.  Tonight, there is no such thing as too much bling, so pile it on! Click on the small images below for specific information.

I still haven’t settled on exactly what I’ll be donning tonight, but I am sporting some serious glitter nail polish and an extra special new piece of sparkly jewelry 🙂

F21 Statement Sparkles

Guess That’s Why They Call It “Window Pain”

FINALLY FOUND: super comfy black wedges!!! I have been searching for the perfect pair forever, and I can finally check these off the list. Not only are they the perfect wedge height for me, these Cole Haan’s have Nike Air technology inside. You would never know by just looking at them, but I can really feel they little air pockets inside the wedge when I lean back on my heels, or am stomping quickly down the hallway. SWOON.

AND they are even more on sale now than when I bought them a few weeks ago. I’m seriously considering buying several more colors/textures.

*Side note: I’ve had this little windowpane jumper dress since high school.

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  • Shirt J.Crew Factory (buy, last worn)
  • Necklace Forever 21 (similar)
  • Dress ooold Old Navy (similar)
  • Tights American Eagle (similar)
  • Shoes Cole Haan (buy half size up)
  • Stud Bracelet Forever 21 (similar)
  • Charm Bracelet Tiffany & Co (buy)

Dominant Jean

Here is an outfit that started off pretty boring, and escalated quickly. I wanted to wear this new denim shirt with some color, so I pulled out these green/teal pants. Then I remembered I had this necklace, which jazzed the whole look up. I had planned on wearing the shirt buttoned all the way up with the necklace in the collar like a bow tie, but then I found out it we were taking the staff picture that morning, and decided the Ironic Arsenio Hall look wouldn’t exactly stand the test of time. I wore the shirt and necklace “the normal way” and tossed a black blazer over it to make the whole look read more “professional”.

I tried a few bracelets, but settled instead on this neutral-but-killer stack of rings. And I was tempted to reach for my usual plain black flats, but I liked how the green picked up a little of the glitter in these shoes (plus, the glitter filled in as a quasi-print in an otherwise collection of solids).

  • Blazer: old H&M (similar here)
  • Shirt: American Eagle (buy here)
  • Necklace: old Forever 21 (similar here and here)
  • Rings: Forever 21 Pyramid Stud Ring Set of 4 (try buying in store, similarish here and here)
  • Pants: Mossimo via Target (buy here)
  • Shoes: old Old Navy (almost identical here)
  • Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Plume (buy in drugstores or here)
  • Lipstick: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish (buy in drugstores or here)
  • Sunnies: old Forever 21 (similar here and here)

What A Girl Wants

Here are some completely unrelated goodies I’ve been swooning over this weekend (all $100 and under!).

 

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Petal to the Metal

Friday was another Bring Your Jeans to Work Day, so I thought I’d bust these floral babies out. The print is a little too small; the mister thinks these look a lot like a pair of thermal pajamas I have (he is not wrong). But they are super comfy, so why not? The shoes are pretty summery (what with the rafia on the bottom), but even I was getting sick of looking at those Dr. Scholl’s.

I like the juxtaposition of the floral with the army jacket, and how the green of the jacket and the rose of the necklace reference the floral in the jeans without being too matchy-matchy. The overall look is very casual, but next to the sea of trainers and hoodies from the other teachers on pay day, I still look quite put together.

  • Jacket: oooooold Marshall’s find (similar here and here)
  • Tank: old Paiva ribbed tank (similar here)
  • Jeans: Mossimo printed jeans (on clearance in stores) (similar here and here)
  • Shoes: super old – can’t even read the label! Nordstrom Rack find? (similar here and here)
  • Necklace: J. Crew (other colors here)
  • Ring: Forever 21 Spiked Dome (buy here in silver, which is a knock off of this)
  • Sunnies: Forever 21 (buy here)

Graphic Organizer

My mom took me and a friend to see Clueless the day it came out in theaters. If memory serves, I think we even got to leave school a little early!  Cher’s fictional life was covetable  for a variety of reasons, but her electronic closet was the ultimate in fashionista fantasy.

While searching for a photo in my phone, I came across a year old collection of my own version of the electronic outfit maker. The photos were dated from late March 2011 which means I was student teaching. I must’ve been putting together teacher outfits to help me during those last minute morning rushes when I’m particularly uninspired.

    

Some of these items I have since given away, but it’s fun to see how I was putting things together a year and a half ago.

These days, when I’m preemptively putting outfits together, I just end up hanging them up together in my closet, which is easier to look through than busting out my phone and scrolling through, but it’s also not as thorough and permanent as photos.

Do you make outfits ahead of time? How do you keep track of them?