Productive Day

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Tuesdays off from work are full of accomplishments. Here is a list of all the things I did today, while rocking out in this amazingly comfy and warm Fair Isle sweater…and in these boots that give me crazy amounts of height that cause sales associates to comment on how tall I am.

  • I cleaned out my closet of things I don’t wear anymore.
  • I took them to a resale place here and made $100 on some of the items. They gave me back the items they didn’t want.
  • I took those reject items to the second location of this same resale place and made $46 on some of the rejects. Success.
  • I took my wedding dress in to get alterations so that my rib cage would fit nicely into it. Long story short, I bought a wedding dress for $54 in The Fiance’s hometown. It is probably 1/2 size too small. I am going to make this work.
  • The alterations lady was so nice, but told me that my dress was too short or I was either too tall. I don’t know how to take this comment.
  • I bought the domain name for my blog. More details to come once I figure out website speak. Exciting!
  • I emptied the trash and did laundry. Riveting!

Luckily, I get another day off tomorrow, so I might just have a lazy day to myself.

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Supply Sweater, (online and in stores!)
  • Belt: Target (old)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)
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More Snow, Less Fun

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Don’t worry folks, just when The Fiancé and I had finished shoveling off the driveway for the weekend, we got more snow last night! Lame. Winter is the worst. Luckily, I had a nice weekend eating brunch and wings and brownies (ahh the life), snuggling with the puppy, and going to Lucas Oil Stadium to watch my Colts win! No outfit post yesterday, since I wore my Colts jersey and Saturday’s long black cardigan all day.

Today marks the beginning of a great two weeks. It is jeans for the rest of the year at my work, and I have a 2.5 day work week this week, followed by a 1.5 day work week next week. Lucky ducky, indeed. So get ready to see more casual looks (while still appearing business casual + jeans). I love this blazer (along with the rest of my “collection” of Merona’s oxford blazers), and thought it might work well with a yellow shirt, since it has a faint yellow/gold stripe in the plaid. I think it did work out extremely well, even though it is a lot of color/texture in one look. The jeans and the neutral ankle boots balance this out well.

ps. I broke my no-shopping ban. 14 days strong, only to be broken by a ridiculous sale at Old Navy. Gasp! However, I justified it with a friend, and I’m feeling okay about it. I ended up buying the long Old Navy cardigan (previously seen here in black) in gray and white and then the Honeycomb Knit sweater (seen here) in mint (to make the minimal amount for free shipping). I knew I would have bought them after Christmas as good staples, and I didn’t want to miss the ridiculous savings that were going on this weekend. Please forgive me in this difficult time. I am planning on joining a shopping budget group in January. Stay tuned!

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  • On Target item: Merona Oxford Blazer (plaid – recent)
  • Lace top: Merona, Target (early 2013 summer)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

How to Layer During the Snow

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  1. Pick a thicker knit top that still is fitted. Put it on.
  2. Take an oversized sweater (one in a bigger size than you normally wear, so it will fit over your first top). Put it on.
  3. Accessorize with a thick scarf.
  4. Throw on your warmest jacket (not pictured).

ps. After these photos occurred, The Fiance pelted me with snowballs. I got a few in too (I promise we are not five year olds), but stayed plenty warm in this look.

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  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans, Target (exact)
  • Black Cardigan (I found a long one that I love!): Old Navy (exact)
  • Scarf: Old Navy (old)
  • Striped Sweater: thrifted
  • Duck boots: L.L. Bean (got mine thrifting for $25, but exact)

Ladybug Lounging

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This is my “yay, it is Friday” face. Don’t you agree?

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I am so glad it is Friday, as you can tell by my excited face above. Today is my normally scheduled day off of work, and I am excited to lay around the house all weekend (and eat some pizza). We have no plans (though we were suppose to be going skiing, silly weather), which is nice, because the next few weeks and weekends are going to be jam-packed with holiday parties, family gatherings, and vacation days. I’m excited. The Fiance is excited. Even Cooper is excited, since he gets to go visit his “grandma and grandpa” (aka my parents).

Today called for a lazy day look that was still polished enough to venture out into the real world (the brooch adds some pizazzazz, I think). I’m not too much of a sweatpants lounge girl, so these jeggings from Old Navy do the trick. And as much as I love my old tees from college, I don’t know if the general public appreciates them, so this polka dot tee is a nice compromise.

Happy Friday readers! What are you up to this weekend?

ps. I might have to get my bangs back. I’m not sure I can muster up the courage to go bang-free. What do you think?

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  • On Target item: Merona Tee (old, but same style here and similar print here)
  • Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft (old)
  • Brooch: Old Navy (bought in October, in stores; similar)
  • Jeggings: Old Navy (similar)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Saturday Plaid

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Saturday, Saturday, Saturday. On today’s agenda is registry planning with the Fiancé (which always involves arguments over shower curtains and bedspreads, two different print/pattern lovers over here), lunch with my parents who are coming down to Indy to shop (and see their eldest child!), and a birthday celebration for one of my college friends! Fun, fun fun. So I needed an outfit to get me through the day (at least until my “going-out outfit”…being a 20-something is so rough!)  and  comfy plaid + sweatshirt + black jeans will do the trick.

Plus, who doesn’t love a thrifted safari necklace?

What are your Saturday plans!? Let me know in the comments!

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  • On Target item: Merona Sweatshirt (from Spring 2013, similar)
  • Plaid shirt: Old Navy (bought in October 2013, similar)
  • Black jeans: Denizen, Target (recent, tall and short styles online too!)
  • Necklace: thrifted
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Snow Scarf

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Luckily, I am not actually wearing a scarf of snow, can you imagine how miserable that would be? Indianapolis got a bit of a snowfall last night (weather report says about 3 inches of snow), and The Fiancé and I luckily both were already taking a day off work to spend a “day date” together. I thought I would incorporate this bright scarf to a.) keep in line with my Five for Friday scarf theme this week, b.) to provide a bit of bright colors to the dreary scenery, and c.) to help me stay warm as we’ll be walking around downtown.

We’ve had our bagels from Einstein Bagels for breakfast and dropped my car off to get its oil change (being an adult is so glamorous), and now, we are headed downtown to take in the holiday decorations, visit the Eiteljorg Museum, and try the legendary (and very fiery) shrimp cocktail from St. Elmo’s Steakhouse. Hopefully, I’ll be able to snag some photos and can post the details of the trip on this blog!

Stay warm out there, folks!

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Scarf (old, but similar here)
  • Sweater: Old Navy (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Duck boots: L.L. Bean (got mine thrifting for $25, but exact)

The Keys to Thanksgiving

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This is what I wore for our Thanksgiving feast with The Fiance’s family this past Thursday. I figured a sweater and scarf were appropriate for a family gathering, and the graphic of the various keys on the sweater kept it fun. These jeans may seem like skinny jeans, but they have tons of stretch in them, which makes them perfect for Thanksgiving. More room = more food = more desserts. That’s one of my many life mottos.

I’m putting up a post today that shows how I tied this scarf. I’ve never tied a scarf like this before, but liked the look, so I figured I would pass it on.

And holy cats, now it is December. I feel like November flew by. Now I have to find time to wrap the rest of the presents we have, purchase the ones that haven’t been bought, and drink plenty of hot chocolate before Christmas! I think I got this.

p.s. Check out that windblown hair in the first photo. Thanks, Indiana weather, thanks.

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  • On Target item: Merona sweater (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Scarf: London street market
  • Boots: Macys, old