Thursday, March 31, 2011

Anchors Away...

Uhmm.. not a whole lot to say today! I like my anchor shirt, and my floral skirt, and my green wedges. And I put them all together! hah. This whole week has been grey and cold, so I was excited to see the sun come out and warm up the air enough for a Spring-time look. Also, I painted my nails myself last night. I didn't get too much of a close up, so you couldn't see how uneven they really are. But dangit, I was proud of myself. :]
 P.S.- I really love the pearl anchor design on here. Another great thrift store find.

Top-Thrifted ($4.50!)/Skirt-Forever 21/Shoes-American Eagle by Payless/Bangles-Gift from Aunt/Other Bracelets-Dollar General/Belt-No Clue? hah

Monday, March 28, 2011

Short Skirt, Long Jacket..

I know, I know.. but I couldn't help it. Who doesn't love a little Cake on a Monday afternoon? :) 
Also.. what the heck happened to our awesomely  warm weather here, Texas?! Sheesh. It only got up to about 46 degrees yesterday (which is when I took these pictures). I could see my breath when I was out there. blech. BUT! It was kind of a blessing, because I had worn this outfit last month some time, and didn't get pictures.. I love this jacket, SO much. But it got too warm for me to wear it, way too quickly. So I quickly pulled it out of my closet yesterday and snapped a few photos before going out to dinner with some friends. 
When I found this jacket, I instantly fell in love.. I got it for ridiculously cheap at a thrift store, duh. haha. But then I started wondering what in the world I would wear a BRIGHT blue, long jacket with. So I decided to keep my actual outfit very low-key, and threw on the scarf for some pattern. I think it turned out pretty well, and was great for a night of Buffalo Wild Wings. hah. :]
Jacket, T-shirt, and Skirt- Thrifted/Tights- We Love Colors/Scarf- Taken off of a Forever 21 top/Boots- Dollar General

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crazy Pattern, Pastels, and Wedges..

I've gone back into my "Wear these things or get rid of them pile" for this outfit. I got the skirt during winter time, so it's not really fair of me to threaten that when it hasn't even been the right weather for it. But I think today proved to me that I will definitely get plenty of wear out of it, so I think we're safe on that one. The top I got because the pattern is really interesting and dynamic.. but that's given me a hard time finding something to pair it with. Luckily today was perfect weather for this skirt, so I decided to pick out the pink and yellow from the top and play off of that, while leaving my shoes a neutral. I think it turned out pretty well. :) 
This cardigan is something I have to tell myself NOT to wear sometimes. It's just so darn cute, and is the perfect shade of yellow. I think I could find something to wear it with every single day of the week. But you would get sick of that, so be glad I can tear myself away from it sometimes. But it was just too perfect to not put with this top and skirt. Also, I think we're officially to No-Tights Weather now. I have to get used to exposing my leg skin again. Oh No! 
Wedges are definitely going to be go-to shoe wear until it starts getting cold again, I think. I have an issue with heels.. even though they are insanely cute usually, and make outfits more interesting.. I just have really terrible pain in the balls of my feet sometimes that doesn't sit well with anything with a heel on it. However, wedges help take some of the pressure off that area of my foot, so they don't hurt nearly as bad, and I haven't found a wedge I don't like. So I'm starting up a collection. haha. So yes, lots of floral(of course), Lots of color combined with neutrals, and lots of wedges! I just love spring. What will be your go-to items for this beautiful season?
Top, Cardigan and Skirt- Thrifted (all about $.20!)/Shoes- Forever 21 (Borrowed from mom...permanently)/Watch- Christmas gift from aunt

That brings my outfit total to about SIXTY CENTS. Give or take a few. Dang, that's thrifty. :) 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chambray and Print.

I think I'm going to take a moment and toot my own horn. I use a regular ol' point and shoot camera. I would like something nicer, but I haven't saved up the money yet, and I don't really know a whole lot about them anyway. I usually just use the plain "Auto" setting when taking my pictures. And then I go in and spend awhile in Picnik editing them to make them look similar to these. Today, however, I got brave and decided to use the manual setting to set my own white balance, ISO, and the red/blue.. mostly because the sun was shining right on my face and camera lens, making everything look completely washed out. So, long story short.. I went out on a limb today, and these may be my favorite pictures I've ever taken. :) soo.. *toot! toot!* haha. 
Today is sooo beautiful! But ridiculously windy, so I had to throw some shorts on under this for modesty.. just in case I don't catch the skirt quickly enough. haha. I did decide to go with something just easy and simple today since I had to work earlier (I wear a uniform) and Douglas is at work tonight. So I haven't been doing much. I love the fullness of this dress, but I always like to wear a top over it because of the babydoll shape that I'm not too fond of, and it has tiny spaghetti straps. But it's just so comfortable and light. And of course, my wonderful, classic TOMS. Can these things be any better? 
Top: Miley Cyrus & Max Azria ($5!)/Dress: Thrifted/Shoes: TOMS/Bracelet: Thrifted

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vested in Leopard.

No, there is nothing green in this outfit at all. These are actually from yesterday. But rest assured, I am wearing green today, it's just not that exciting. haha. Green t-shirt with a hood, jeans, and some green Roxy slip on shoes. Pretty basic. Anyway..
This vest and leopard top were two more of my "If I don't wear them soon, I'm getting rid of them" items.. I think I should start doing this with more of my clothes.. I tend to stick with the same pieces, and limit myself a lot. Where as now, I'm forcing myself out of a comfort zone for the sake of really cheap thrift store finds. Perfect! Also, the elephant brooch has nothing to do with this outfit, but I thought I'd add it in for some wow. Ya know? Because I don't. hah.
Top and Vest- Thrifted (about $.20 a piece!)/Jeans- Empyre from Zumies/Shoes- Payless/Socks- Mom's Drawer/Elephant and small silver ring- Gifted/Bracelets- Dollar General/Purple Ring- Walmart? Maybe Targer? Not sure. :) 

Alright, I'm out to have some green beer, after making a delicious shepard's pie for the boyfriend. It turned out really great. Whew. Because I never, ever cook. So I was a little nervous. But I think it was a hit. :)

How has everyone's St Patricks Day gone?

Oh yeah.. I don't have an outfit photo.. but here was my spirit for the work day..

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Realized Something About Myself Today..

I have SO MUCH FLORAL. haha. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but I realized that a lot of my patterned pieces definitely fit into that category. I do have other patterns, but I'm just always drawn to floral. However, I've been cleaning out my closet, organizing, and getting rid of things, and I decided to put this skirt in the preliminary pile, since I haven't worn it the whole time I've had it! It was thrifted, therefor ridiculously cheap, so it doesn't hurt my feelings much. But why have something you never wear? So I've put aside pieces that must be worn within the next month, or else they're being donated. I figured I'd start off with the simplest thing in that pile. :]
I think it's hard to tell, but my shirt is a very very light pink color. I love the softness of it, and it picks up the lighter flower colors in the skirt, but I wanted to bring it down a notch with black and metal accessories. 
I saw a tutorial for this simple, pretty hair-do on A CUP OF JO, and instantly fell in love. It's so easy to do! And looks just girly, and kind of romantic. I had to give it a try today, I thought it would go well with the soft, light pink of the top. What do you think? 

Also, I've been wearing the heck out of these shoes, and this is the first time I've actually gotten a photograph of them. They're just cute little jazz shoes, with metal details, and they're so comfortable! I love my inexpensive Ross store finds. 
Top-Super old?/Skirt- Thrifted/Tights- Target/Shoes- Riot! from Ross ($10!)/Necklace- Christmas gift from aunt/Bracelets- Dollar General ($4!)/Belt- From a different skirt.
I typed all of this out so ridiculously quick, I hope it all makes sense. haha! I'm now in my work uniform, about to head out to serve food and drinks to the locals. I hope everyone enjoys their Wednesday night! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cloudy Sky, Striped Skirt.

Oh, what a day! This is my one day off from work today and it's been cloudy and grey. But surprisingly warm, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much, right? It was actually like, 80 degrees for awhile. So definitely warm enough for bare legs, which it looks like I have. But it's an optical illusion. I love these Urban Outfitters tights. They're light enough for warm days when I'm not quite ready to just jump into the bare-legged pool yet. My legs have been covered for so long, I don't know how to uncover them. haha. 

I'm really loving the way this outfit came out. I've been coveting this skirt since I first saw it worn on Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky, so I finally broke down and got my very own. :) I've already worn it a few times, and this has been my favorite so far. However, my top is actually a romper, and I didn't think about basic things like uhmm.. using the restroom. It's a bit uncomfortable. And inconvenient. hahah. But having the shorts under the skirt made me not so worried about the windy-ness we had today. Which is always nice. 

I wish you could tell what my lipstick looks like a little bit better. I have become OBSESSED with this stuff. It's made by La Paz, and the lipstick is so amazing. It lasts all day, and the kind that I have is a white stick of lipstick that transforms to a very complimentary color of pink, depending on your skin tone.. They have a few different ones that change from different shades of pinks, reds, corals, magentas. Pretty much everything you could imagine. I've never really been a lipstick wearer, but I've been wearing this pretty much every day, and it's kind of bright! So it's brought out a courage in me I didn't even know I had. :]

Cardigan- Forever 21 (2 for $10!)/Top- Thrifted Romper/Skirt- Forever 21 ($17.50)/Tights- Urban Outfitters/Shoes- Payless ($19.99)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Change of Scenery.

This is my favorite area around where I live. That's the library right behind me, where Douglas and I spend a lot of time together, and then to my right are cute little shops and restaurants. With ridiculously nice apartments behind there, and above the shops. It's a neat place. So I got brave enough to recruit Douglas to be photographer for the day (thank you darling!) and shoot photos in public! Gasp!
However, I'm pretty awkward about it, and it definitely shows in my face. haha. Oh well. I'll get used to it the more he helps me out. Hopefully he'll be willing to, anyway. ;-) I don't feel like I was too much of a tyrant, though.
I'm super in love with my outfit today. I get so happy when that happens. The shorts were a recent purchase, bought online through Forever 21. I got a few other things with them that I can't wait to showcase, too. But I've been coveting the paper bag waist shorts I had seen on other girls, and I finally had to give in to the purchase. haha. My shoes are also BRAND NEW. Douglas had to go to Payless for work shoes, and I just so happened to know they had these there, I felt they perfected my look. So I splurged again and  got these and another pair of wedges. Ahh, shopping. :]
Cardigan: Thrifted/Dress, Worn as Top: Forever 21/Shorts: Love21 ($17.50!)/Shoes: Payless ($19.99!)/Tights: Urban Outfitters/Bangles: Forever 21
p.s. Look at all the awkward on my face! lol