Wednesday, December 31, 2008

31 Let the Countdown Begin

Happy NYE!! I'm at work today, but I'm sure that we'll be leaving early, as my boss has been telling us to leave early each day this week...yea!
Today's Outfit
Natural color sweater - DressBarn (There was a DB by where I work that was going out of business and their stuff was 60-80% off...had to grab up some stuff)
White cami - AGX
Gap Edition boot cut jeans - Forth and Towne
Cream faux suede ruffle pumps - Target (these are named, Veronica...just like me!)
Brushed gold clover necklace - JCPenney

Here are pics of the shoes and necklace close up (sorry, not trying to show any cleavage!)

Last of all, I hope everyone has a FABULOUS New Year's Eve! Whatever you do, please be safe and have a great time! I'll have pics from my NYE festivities and what I wore.

30 It's Almost NYE!

I had to break out some of my great deals I got over the weekend. I kind of feel like Obi-Wan Kanobi (uh, I had to google how to spell that), but I REALLY love longer cardigans that have a self belt or in this case, a tie that is attached.

Today's Outfit
Cream cap sleeve shirt - BR
Cream tie cardigan - JCPenney
Herringbone trousers - Old Navy
Brown faux suede heels - Target
Gold disk necklace - NY and Co

You can't really see the shirt I have underneath the cardigan, but it's this one from BR. And here are the shoes, that were on clearance for $15! These shoes are very comfortable and of course since I tend to buy multiples, I had to get them in black as well....can you really have too many black heels? I got the cardigan above in gray too!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

29 Back to Work...blah

It's back to work, but come on, really? If your place of employment is anything like mine, yes, we are here and yes, we are working, but really? Everyone might spend a little bit more time getting to work, maybe leaving a bit early, or even taking a longer time at lunch. The parking lot is tons more manageable and the drive isn't bad at all!

Monday's Outfit
White Cami - AGX
Purple swing cardi - Dress Barn
Black pants - Target
Black pumps - Enzo, Macy's

Here's a detail shot of my sweater, this is way closer to the actual color of the sweater...I've tried all the settings on my camera, tried with all lights on, all lights off, standing here, standing there....I don't get it, but oh well!

Who watched The City last night? OMG...LOVE IT!! I love Whitney's clothes, shoes, hair, everything! They really made her step it up (I know it helps that she's "working" at DVF) with the clothing and shoe choices. I absolutely loved her outfit she wore when she met Jay for dinner the first night (I think?). What does everyone think about Jay? I'm not that into him...he's a Justin Bobby knock off, of course this is my first impression/opinion of him...we'll see. What about Olivia? She sure was asking tons of questions about Jay to Whitney! She's so freaking gorgeous though! UPDATE: I just read this on JA's blog....hmmmmm. I mean, I know it's not "real" but it's already that fake?

What are your NYE plans? The BF and I are going to din-din with friends for sushi and then to a bar over here that does not charge an outrageous amount of cover, and we can actually sit down, enjoy some cocktails and chit-chat! What will you wear? I still haven't decided, but need to do that soon!

23rd and 24th Outfits and Post Holiday Shopping

23 Tuesday's Outfit

Top: White cami -AGX
Blue tissue wrap top - Cabi
Bottom: Brown twill pants - Target
Shoes: Brown pointed toe boots -
Necklace: Gold long strand necklace that I looped 3 times - NYC Canal Street vendor

24 Wednesday's Outfit
Top: White crew neck tee - Target
Purple boyfriend cardigan - Target
Bottom: Gap edition boot cut jeans - Forth and Towne
Accessories: Gray shoes - Target
Multicolor scarf - Target

This could seriously be my go-to outfit of choice....I love this boyfriend cardigan and receive tons of compliments on the entire outfit!

I was very happy to spend time with my family this Christmas. My sister, brother-in-law, and brother all came in to my parents house. I haven't seen my sister in a while since she lives in DC and is getting ready to move out of the country for work, but hey, I have a built in vacay sometime this next year! My mother does a fabulous job of cooking everything and we all (me, bf, sis, bro-in-law, brother, mom, and dad) enjoyed all the yummy food she prepared, with some help from me this year! We then all made our way to my aunt and uncle's house to visit with some cousins and then over to another cousin's house who welcomed an addition to the family the day after Christmas! So exciting!

I've been reading tons of blogs about after Christmas shopping and must say I have really helped out our economy! I started my shopping on Christmas day because I had been eyeing tons of items at NY and Co and with my trusty little gift card, I couldn't help myself! The day after Christmas, I went with my friends, Melissa and Lynette to Target (of course!) and Dots. I found some stuff at Target on clearance that I wanted and that needed a home....very good deals. Dots, not so much....nothing going on there, but Dots is a hit or miss place most of the time. We'll definitely be back there!

Saturday, Melissa and I made our way to JC Penney and ladies.....let me tell you that this place has some fabulous deals! I got 2 shawl cardis, a dress, 2 wrap cardis, and a necklace all for under $100! Melissa got some hot Nicole Miller heels for NYE for under $25! Most of their stuff was 60% off plus, we took advantage of a coupon. We met up with Hill and hit Macy's, Banana, NY and Co, and Ann Taylor Loft....all of us got some super deals that day...can't wait to wear them and post the pics! I have to say, I've put BR on the back burner and instead love it's cheaper sister, Old Navy. But, after seeing the great sale, I think BR and I will become fast friends! The same with Loft...they do have some great deals and I kind of counted them out, but I think I love them again.

Playing Catch Up....Well, Sort of

Been kind of lazy with all the Holiday stuff going on, but wanted to play a little catch up with the blog posts and every day outfits!

22 Dec 08 Outfit

Top: Blue shirt - JCPenney
Gray swing cardi - Kohl's
Bottom: Navy Pinstripe pants - Old Navy
Accessories: Gray belt - Charming Charlie
Silver circle necklace - NY and Co
Shoes: Gray heels - Shoe Cents

Not so sure about the neckline on this shirt, but I'm going to work with it since I love the color! I didn't wear the cardi all day, but it was a bit chilly, so I wore it going to work.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday Night

Friday Night my boyfriend and I went to our annual Christmas party with friends.

Some pics from the night...

Details: My boyfriend and I in front of one of the Christmas trees! I had on this cowl neck dress that I got a while ago, but for the life of me can't remember where I got it from! I know for sure it was from one of those hoochie stores b/c it was short (I have black tights and these black shoes on) and note to self (and a tip for anyone reading this) when you wear material that is so cheap, you need to wear a cami of like color underneath. I did have a slip on, so there was no issue with the bottom, but had a natural color bra on that showed through in pics...yikes! Oh well, next time I'll do better.

Great group of ladies....all the guys are taking turns with each camera.

Here's me, Melissa, and Hill

Some of the pics I took left much to be desired (especially after some drinks and food!), and it kind of became a little joke at how uncomfortable I look when taking a picture. It's true....I tense up, fake smile, look funny, etc. A friend's boyfriend told me I need to act more natural....I try, but it doesn't work! I need some lessons from a former Miss Photogenic or something. I don't always think some of the pictures I take really look like me, but oh well. I'm going to try to relax in pictures more.

There wasn't any mistletoe at the party this year, so boyfriend and I decided to make do with the tree. It's our "annual" are some from the past 2 Christmas parties...

Top Left: Christmas 2006
Lower Left: Christmas 2007

Top Right: Christmas 2008

Notice drink in hand for both 2006 and 2008, I'm sure the drink was in the other hand for 2007!

19 Friday's Outfit

When I saw this shirt at Target, I loved it! I came back a few weeks later and what do you know? It was on clearance so I had to get it! Hill has one too....great minds think alike! I tried looking for the blue one as well, but no luck, but purple is my favorite color. Again, the setting and lighting, not so good, but it's purple.

Casual Friday Outfit
Top: Purple mock turtleneck banded top - Target
Bottom: Khaki pants - Target
Shoes: Garnet peep toe heels - Ross
Bracelets - Charming Charlie

Thursday, December 18, 2008

17 Wednesday's Outfit

I took an idea from Kimberly and tried the top over the dress, in my case cardigan over the dress. I liked it and got tons of compliments on this outfit!

I've been browsing lot of blogs for new outfit ideas, and am so inspired!

Today's Outfit
Top: Black Cardigan - Old Navy
Dress: Black and red dress - JC Penney
Shoes: Black patent booties - Payless
Accessories: Black belt - came with a skirt (JCP)
Black tights - Target
Pearl and black necklace - Charming Charlie

Thanks for all the wonderful bloggers out there that help me with new outfit ideas!

16 Tuesday's Outfit

This came out soooo dark. I had every light on and tried the different settings, but no luck. Maybe next time I wear this, I can take a picture outside in natural light.

Today's Outfit
Top: Purple metallic stripe long sleeve - NY and Co
Vneck dark purple sweater - Target
Bottom: Black trousers - Target
Shoes: Black heel boots - Hillard and Hanson

I just took these pants, that I've decided will be more of my casual black pants, to the alterations lady. Check out Trace's post on alterations, and let your opinion be heard. I'm the kind of girl who needs pants hemmed and taken in at the waist. My seamstress sews double darts to take the waist in and then really takes her time measuring and making sure the hem is just the way I like it. Another tip I didn't add in my comments on Trace's blog is that I try to wear the shoes (heels in my case) that I will most often be wearing when taking pants to get altered. If I don't know, I wear 2 1/2 inch heels because my shoes vary.

All Things Target

Is it possible? Someone who loves Target as much (maybe more) than I do!

Check out Target Addict.

News/sales/info on all things Target.

Monday, December 15, 2008

15 Monday's Outfit

I haven't posted anything because I'm facing reality that there aren't a lot of outfits I have worn lately that are blog worthy. But, I told myself that since my blog is named, "Everyday Wear," I need to go ahead and post all of my outfits. It's real life...and in real life I don't always look so super stylish, but at least I try.

Here's what I wore today. I need to take a detail pic of the pants...they come out as black or super dark navy, but they have a very small pinstripe of grey and blue. I think this outfit could have benefited from a brooch or pin of some kind, but I don't have any, so maybe that's what I'll be on the lookout for.

Today's Outfit
Top: White 3/4 sleeve v-neck - H and M
Grey capelet (is this what you call it?) - Dressbarn (one of my 60% off items!)
Bottom: Navy pinstripe pants - Old Navy
Shoes: Navy blue pointy toe shoes - Nine West, Shoe Cents (hello, Nine West for $19 plus 30% off? Come on....I had to! And I had to in brown as well!)

Oh, and my "Self Imposed Ban", that didn't last long at all! But I have to say it's because I found some excellent deals at a couple of places that were going out of business! 60% off of can't go wrong there.
My boyfriend told me I reminded him of this, but I think he really meant this. Both Julie Andrews movies, but when I looked them up, I realized there is no capelet anywhere, so he must have been thinking of this.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Last Week's Outfits

I finally have my pc up and running at the new place. Here are last week's outfits:

01 Monday's Outfit
Top: Black and white cami - NY and Co (can't even see it)
Black shawl wrap sweater - H&M
Bottom: Tweedish pants - Forth and Towne
Shoes: Red patent heels - IM, Target
Accessories: Pearl and metallic necklace - Charming Charlie

02 Tuesday's Outfit

Top: Red s/s turtleneck - Target
Tweed jacket - Target
Bottom: Black pants - Forth and Towne
Accessories: Black leather gloves - Target
Shoes: Black pumps - Enzo

03 Wednesday's Outfit
Top: Tan cami - AGX
Chain link sleeveless - NY and Co
Black s/s cardi - Old Navy
Bottom: Herringbone trousers - Old Navy
Shoes: Black slingbacks - Colin Stuart, Victoria Secret (Love their shoes!)

04 Thursday's Outfit
Top: White puff sleeve - Old Navy
Bottom: Tweed pants - Forth and Towne
Shoes: Black pumps - Enzo
Accessories: Black Belt - NY and Co
Scarf from the lovely Athena via OTG's Accessory Swap
(detail to come later...pc was acting up!)

05 Friday's Outfit
Top: Cream colored ruched shirt - NY and Co
Burgundy one button sweater - Target
Bottom: Army Green twill pants - Target
Shoes: Brown boots -
Necklace: Charming Charlie

I have no clue what's up with my post today....the formats wouldn't work for some reason...oh well....I'll try harder this week!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

04 Self Imposed Ban

I've put myself on a spending ban. So, I'm going to not buy myself anything for the rest of the month. This is going to be hard. By anything, I mean shoes, clothes, accessories. I have now two closets full of these items and have plenty that I can remix and try out.

So, why on day #1 of my self imposed spending ban does NY and Co tempt me with 50% off their tops? I really, really, really LOVE this top from NY and Co!

#1 I already have enough white shirts. I went through a phase during college when I literally had at least 15 white button down shirts! Some were long sleeve, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, get the picture.

#2 I don't have a strapless bra. Honestly, I've never found a strapless bra to fit these 36D's! I mean, I've been to Victoria's Secret, JCPenney, Nordstrom's, Macy's, and they all tell me they can find me the perfect one....well, they haven't! I've purchased one from each of these places hoping it would be true, but the dang bra falls off or gaps or whatever. I thought maybe Intimacy (Susan Nethero's "The Bra Whisperer" baby) would be able to help. I loved the regular bra I purchased there, but the strapless one I kind of liked was like $140! I guess in the grand scheme of things, this would be a great purchase since I might be able to wear strapless or one shoulder garments, but Lord, that's a lot! I already purchased a regular bra for $90.

#3 I can't really wear it right now during this winter weather.

#4 I don't need it. boo.

Any ladies know where I can get a fab strapless bra that will stay on for my size?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Is It Me????

Okay, have I lost my mind or what? I got a nice little coupon from NY and Co wanting me to of course buy online. Free shipping...this is great, right? But, I have another coupon I want to take advantage of as well. So, I go and try to do this, but it will only take one discount code????!!!!???? If I'm doing something wrong, please, someone, let me know. I think this is should be able to take advantage of both free shipping and a discount!

By the way, if you read my post from yesterday, I forgot to mention something about the Britney "documentary". WHAT THE - was up with Madonna's face??? I mean, really. I just saw Madonna in concert a few weeks ago, and even though I wasn't all up in her face, she didn't look like that. I've seen pics of her "new face" online, but the MTV thing took the cake. I miss old Madonna.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm Almost Done...

So, I moved Thanksgiving weekend and our place is still a mess! I haven't even set up the pc, but I've been taking pictures for the past couple of days. I should be back to regular posting by next week, but will continue to take pictures of my Everyday Wear while away! Of course, I'll still be reading everyone's blogs (but only, "during lunch" at work....hehe!).

Things to think about: (fashion and non-fashion related)
* Did anyone watch the Britney "documentary" on MTV? I can't help it, I still love Brit Brit...she needs to get her act together so Justin will want her back...I mean, seriously!
* I think The City will be WAY better than The Hills. LC, Lo, and Audrina kind of get on my nerves....don't get me started on Speidi. Plus, I think NYC is just a better backdrop for a "reality" show that I'd be into.
* I did not participate in Black Friday shopping....I HATE the mall during the holidays. I will only go into the mall during my lunch break from now through January. When I do go to the mall, I only go to the store I have already decided upon....none of this walking around business. I can walk at work, at home, and on the treadmill.
* I did, however, participate in Cyber Monday I love ON! So practical for Everyday Wear. I purchased pants, jeans, tops for 20% off, then free shipping and a GC to boot....only paid $83 for 2 or 3 (can't remember), 1 jean, 2 tops....all that for $83!!

**Did I mention how I haven't purchased any gifts and all my shopping was for myself? Yeah, I'm selfish like that!