November 26, 2013

Rest and Relaxation

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Sweater: JCrew Factor• Vest: Old Navy• Jeans: J Brand• Shoes: Toms

I don't know about you, but I am thoroughly looking forward to a bit of RR this Thanksgiving weekend. While I would totally rock this look on Thanksgiving, the more likely ensemble is going be leggings and a sweatshirt. Yep, my family is fancy all right.

But I did wear this over the weekend while I running a few errands with my sister. With the holiday coming up I'll be spending time at my parents' place. Which usually means I try to avoid my own grocery shopping at all cost. Well on Saturday I ran out of coffee and pasta which if you know me are the 2 things I basically live on. So a trip to Target was in order. But hey, if I'm going to buy a few groceries why not look at a few other nice things too? 

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November 21, 2013

Teeny Bopper

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Dress: Madewell • Blazer: Limited • Scarf: Madewell • Boots: Clarks via Onlineshoes

So I'm still in a bit of JT coma from the concert on Saturday. Besides listening to his music on repeat {and getting a laugh from the Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru guy while blaring my tunes this morning}, I've been in a bit of youtube downward spiral. This is about to get embarrassing....but who cares. So yeah youtube, it's a dangerous place. First it was just a little Justin then went to a bit of *NSYNC and then I thought "wow I really miss JC" and then cycle repeated itself with a JC youtube wormhole. And just when I didn't think it could get much worse, I found an old dvd from Justin's first tour. Yep you guessed, I'm watching it right now. Which led me to think "hmmm, I wonder if there are other Justin/*NSYNC concerts on dvd?" {I know they are on VHS cause I have some in my parents' garage, shocking I know}. A few clicks later and I have 3 dvds headed my way from amazon. Looks like I know what I'll be doing over Thanksgiving! #stillateenybopperat29 

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November 20, 2013

Office Equestrian

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Top & Vest: JCrew • Sweater: Loft • PantsThe Limited • Shoes: Halogen via Nordstrom

If ever there were an Equestrian style work outfit, I'd say this look fits the bill {although in hindsight tall brown boots would have been more appropriate}. To say I'm in a layering groove would be putting it mildly. And seeing that it's fall, it's also, well, a bit cliche

Living in a small apartment, I have to be strategic about how I store my clothes. For some reason, I stashed this top and sweater in my dresser which is code for older clothes that I don't have the heart to donate/consign . I should make a mental note to check there more, cause apparently there are few gems tuck away in there. And well, by mental note, I mean blog post. Let's see if I remember that tip come morning... 


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November 19, 2013

Pink it's not even a question

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Top: JCrew Factory • Blazer: The Limited • PantsAnn Taylor • Shoes: JCrew Factory

While I tend to be a bit of an impulse shopper {patience, is not a virtue of mine} it's taken me years to find the perfect pink blazer. Usually, I would settle for something on sale, or a shade or two close to what I was imagining...but for a pink blazer apparently I had great expectations. Then finally, when I wasn't even looking I found this gem from The Limited. And to think even then, I didn't snatch it up right away {who am I?}. But once a nice sale rolled around again I finally decided what the heck let's try this one. And hey what do you know?! After a few years of trying, I finally found my perfect pink blazer #lettheremixingbegin

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November 18, 2013

Suit & Tie

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Top: Banana Republic • Blazer: Gap • Jeans: J Brand • Purse: Kate Spade • Boots: Steve Madden

My obsessive tendencies are well documented, but today's obsession might be my longest running one.... Justin Timberlake. Saturday night a few of my best friends and I trekked to see the JT show in Columbus. On the drive up we laughed about how we'd been fans of JT's for more years of our lives than not. My first *NSYNC concert was 15 years ago when I was 14. And from a bedroom wall plastered with teeny bopper posters to 8 concerts later, I'm still a wee bit obsessed. While the posters are long gone, I still love his music {although his movies are another thing}

We headed up to Columbus in the afternoon so I opted for an outfit with some layers. I ditched the blazer once the we the show started, although by the end of the night I wished I had worn Toms instead of boots. But hey I survived! If Justin can perform 30+ songs and dance his tail off, I should be able to manage boots for a few hours. 

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November 15, 2013

Grounds Keeper

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TopAnn Taylor • JacketJCrew • SkirtThe Limited • Necklace: LOFT • Boots: Steve Madden

Apparently the grounds keeper at the park and I are the same schedule this week. We show up at the same time. andI set up my tripod, while he {graciously} ignores me and goes about his leaf blowing ways. But today I took a bit longer than usual {silly lightening and focus issues as you probably can tell} and if his wind blower hadn't been so loud I probably would have heard him tapping his foot at me. 

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November 14, 2013

Too Much To Resist

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Top: Ann Taylor • Jacket: Ann Taylor • Pants: The Limited • Necklace: LOFT • Boots: Ann Taylor

I've been on a bit of Ann Taylor kick lately so when there was a 40% sale last week I grabbed a few items I'd been eyeing. This jacket being the most coveted item out of the bunch. I'm sucker for a motto jacket and the neutral palette and leather detail were just too much for me to resist {although my will power is not much to write home about}.

And when my office turned out be an ice box, it was quite the functional jacket too. I actually ended up wearing it zipped up all of the way for a bit of extra warmth. Which why I didn't think to snap a picture of it like that, in the 20 degree weather this morning, is beyond me.  


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November 12, 2013

You win some

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Top: Target • Blazer: The Limited • Pants: The LimitedScarf: Madewell • Boots: Steve Madden

Yesterday I over slept and had major issues trying to out together an outfit {we've all been there, right?}. So this morning I turned to my friend Lauren who's style guide basically put this outfit together for me. So thanks to her I I was able to to freeze my tail off taking outfit photos this morning.

And why yes, that is a bit of snow. Which despite looking great in these photos was just an enough to send Cincinnati drivers into a tizzy this morning. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. I'll take an outfit win any day though!  

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November 11, 2013

On the fence

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Top: The Limited • Sweater: J Crew FactoryPants: Ann Taylor • Shoes: J Crew Factory

I know winter is coming when I start hibernating and binge watching Netflix all weekend. But I did make it out to watch....wait for it...a movie. I know my life is so exciting, right? But let me tell you if you were on the fence about either About Time or Pretty Little Liars I'm here to tell you both are pretty fantastic. So here's to spending your weekend with a hilarious awkward British ginger and a few high school girls who's closets you wish you could raid.

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November 8, 2013

Suddenly Stripes

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Top & Blazer: LOFT • Scarf: Ann Taylor • Sunglasses: Ray-Ban • Pants: The Limited • Shoes: Madewell

I've been loving neutral outfits lately, but this morning when I looked in the mirror something felt a bit off. Rather than scrapping the entire outfit, added a touch of color with my accessories. This scarf is a new favorite of mine -- and the green/yellow combo is great for fall. Plus for some odd reason it reminds of the Hunger Games. I don't know why, but it does. So there's that. Happy Friday!

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