Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last Day

Today is my last day at work in 2009. Most of the people in my office have already taken off for the holiday, so it should be a quiet and very productive day. Given that most people are off today, I decided to keep my outfit a bit more casual than what I typically wear to the office.

The outfit:
Ruffle tank - Ann Taylor Loft
Navy cardigan - Forever XXI
Skinny jeans - New York & Company
Heels - Shoedazzle
Necklace - Christmas gift from a friend

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gray and blue

I found this sweater and scarf combo on the clearance rack at Target over the weekend. I am trying to incorporate more patterns into my wardrobe and this sweater is a start, I have a feeling it will be very versatile. If only I could break out of my love of neutrals.

The outfit:
Sweater, scarf and T-shirt - Mossimo
Skirt - New York & Company
Tights - HUE
Navy bandana pumps - Oh Deer!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Promotion Test

This morning my 6-year old son had his promotion test in Tang Soo Do (karate). It was a two-hour long test in which they were tested on all forms and at one point had to throw 100 consecutive punches while squatting. He also broke two boards with his fist. He was promoted from white belt to a white belt with gold stripe.

Today I dressed for the newly fallen snow and comfort and is completely out of my comfort zone. I have not been a big fan of hats in the past, but I am soon having shoulder surgery and won't be able to do my hair and am experimenting with hats. While this outfit is not usually my style, I think I like the overall result.

The outfit:
Hat - H&M
Tank, cardigan and scarf - Target
Skirt - B Moss
Leggings and socks (peeking over top of boots) - New York and Company
Motorcycle boots - Kohl's

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Daily Outfit (because I couldn't think of another title)

I ordered this dress from Victoria's Secret around this time last year and only got around to wearing it at Thanksgiving this year. Due to the shorter length, it really is only suited for weekend and social event wearing. I decided to make it work for work by wearing leggings underneath these tights, so technically I have pants on too.

The outfit:
Dress - Victoria's Secret
Belt and brown leggings (underneath tights) - New York & Company
Faux fur vest - Old Navy
Argyle tights - Vera Wang
Boots - Kenneth Cole
Necklace - Ann Taylor Loft

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Breaking out of a rut

Like a lot of women, I tend to gravitate to wearing more neutrals (particularly black) during the winter months. Today I made a conscious effort to break out of the rut and wear more colors. I was really pleased with the end result. I think chartreuse and purple make a good combination. Unfortunately, I fear the head-to-toe color is temporary...

The outfit:

Sweater and blouse - New York & Company
Purple tank - Target
Skirt - SteinMart
Purple Peep Toe heels - Jessica Simpson (scored these on Clearance at TJ Maxx)
Choker - Lia Sophia
Pendant - New York & Company
Bracelets - Charlotte Russe

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oh Deer!

I wore Oh Deer! heels for the second day in a row. This brand is one of my faves, both for the unique designs as well as the comfort factor. Who knew 3+ inch heels could be so comfortable. I would be happy to receive another pair for Christmas. Santa...size 8.5, please.
The outfit:
Sequin collar T-shirt - H & M
Velvet blazer - Mossimo
Tweed pencil skirt - New York & Co.
Tights - Target
Bandana print heels - Oh Deer!

Monday, December 14, 2009

How to be the best...

Last night, Rob and I attended a Christmas party for my office. Per tradition, we played the "White Elephant" or "Yankee Swap" game. For those of you who have never played, each guest brings a wrapped gift and places it under the tree. Each player then chooses a number out of a hat to determine the order. The player with #1 starts and selects a gift from under the tree. The next player can either choose a new gift from under the tree or steal the gift from player #1. This goes on and on, until each player ends with a gift.

Rob came away with the book "The Girl's Book How to be the Best at Everything". I am pretty certain it wasn't intended for his demographic. I faired much better in the exchange. Anway, the book tells you how to "pose" for pictures. I bring you the "best" pose.

The outfit:
Cardigan - H&M
Striped button down and navy tank - New York & Company
Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft
Necklace - Target
Tights - HUE
Heels - Oh Deer!
Since it has been appearing in every picture, I decided to post a picture of our tree. Each year, my family treks to a Christmas tree farm the Saturday after Thanksgiving to select and cut down a tree. I love having a different tree to decorate every year. You can't tell from the picture, but there are 3,500 lights on our tree this year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


With the temperatures dipping into the single digits and the wind whipping up to 60 mph, I crave comfort and warmth. A simple sweater dress, leggings and boots provide both of those. I just picked up these black suede slouch boots and I am loving them! They are very comfortable and go with everything. Definitely a winter staple this year.

The outfit:
Sweater Dress - TJ Maxx
Python print leggings - New York & Company
Slouch boots - DSW
Cuff Bracelet - Lia Sophia

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Too Much Going On

Like most people, December is a busy time of year with the holidays. For me and my family this our busiest time of year as we have many birthdays to celebrate. Today is our daughter's birthday.
In addition to all of the personal chaos, I have a big project due at work tomorrow.

The outfit:
Tank, turtleneck sweater and necklace - Ann Taylor Loft
Jean jacket - New York & Company
Trousers - The Limited
Heels - Target

Monday, December 7, 2009

First snow

Those of us who live in the Cincinnati area woke up to snow this morning. In most areas, the snow was less than an inch. However, it was enough to cause headaches and multiple accidents during morning rush hour. Thankfully, I made it work safely.

The outfit:
Sweater - New York & Company
Blue tank - Ann Taylor Loft
Skirt - B Moss
Blue Leggings - Target
Black fishnets - WalMart
Boots - Madden Girl
Necklace and cuff bracelet - Lia Sophia

I ended up keeping my scarf on the whole day in the office due to the chill in the air.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Look Alike

My boss and I showed up to work both wearing black and this shade of green. Of course, colleagues took this opportunity to tease us. Several asked if we called each other to discuss our outfits. What can I say, great minds think alike.

The outfit:
Turtleneck - Gap
Cardigan - Ann Taylor Loft
Dress - The Limited
Boots - Target
Necklace - Sin City

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

LBD - Day 2

As promised, I wore a different LBD today. This is a wrap dress that I chose to pair with a jacket. This dress is both stylish and comfortable, but it the V-neck is low and a bit risque for work. A black lack cami underneath and a jacket on top, convert it to work appropriate wear.

Check out the shoes...aren't they FABULOUS!!
The outfit:
Jacket - SteinMart
Wrap Dress - New York & Company
Black lace cami - Target
Fishnets - WalMart
Shoes - (November selection)
Necklaces - Tiffany (gifted)