Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Weekend Look & Life Lately

Go To Weekend Look
It has been unseasonably warm here in Indiana this fall/winter so far and I am not complaining at all. I have been able to get away with not wearing a winter coat or just wearing a vest like in the pic above.  This outfit has been what I've been wearing on most any weekend outing lately.  A sweater, vest, skinny jeans and ankle boots.  Maybe a scarf too.

Most of my outfits now are going to be more casual since I am switching jobs next week to work full time in the fitness industry.  I will no longer need to dress up in my business casual wear.  I do like dressing up, but let me tell you, I am excited about this change.  So freaking excited!

I'm not sure how (or if) the blog will evolve with this change.  I certainly won't post pics of me in my exercise gear every day.  I have been toying with the idea of transitioning the blog to more of a lifestyle/fitness blog but will make the call after I get a little settled in my new role.

Sunset on Sanibel Island
Last week we took a few days to go to our favorite Florida spot, Sanibel Island.  It was a wonderful way to recharge and get excited for this major change.

Favorite Place to Relax
Thanks for reading!

Friday, December 4, 2015

A Scarf for Color

Sweater:  H&M (September 2015) - Scarf:  Kohl's (September 2015) - Skirt:  Macy's (old) - Boots:  Fergie via DSW (August 2015)
I was comfortable wearing this. I think mostly because I was wearing my very favorite Plush fleece lined tights which are so comfortable they make me feel like I'm in pajamas no matter what else I'm wearing. 

I haven't purchased much since my September binge.  I'm feeling less inclined to shop because I'm making changes in other areas in my life that are making me happier (more on that in a future post) and I always focus on buying gifts for others once the holidays roll around.  I find it easy to stick to a budget with gift buying since our families put a monetary limit for each person.  That makes things so nice and it is fun to think of the very best gifts within that constraint. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Winter Dressing: Just Add Some Tights

Sweater:  Mossimo via Target (old) - Dress:  LOFT (last year) - Shoes:  Steve Madden (old)
Last time I wore this dress (see it here) it was a tad warmer outside.  I just changed out the flats for ankle boots and added some tights to make it more appropriate for colder weather. 
Other times I have blogged this dress:


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Liking Lately

I like to pretend I have a fancy Holiday party to go to and plan what I would wear.  I would wear this Dress the Population 'Lola' Lace Sheath Dress (above - you have to check out the back) with this coat

This dress, I like, and would have reason to wear (with fleece lined tights). 

This article has some great common sense ideas on how to get move more throughout the day beyond your regular workout.  I'm for anything that gets me more steps!

I'm pretty obsessed with Swagbucks (referral link).  Seriously, I'm really obsessed.  You get swagbucks for looking at ads or videos, playing games, shopping at select retailers or answering surveys (among other things - those are just the things I do) and can redeem them for gift cards.  I usually get a Starbucks gift card to treat myself to fancy coffee now and then.  Now I might switch over and start getting gift cards that can help me with my Holiday shopping.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Back to Black (& White)

Sweater:  Mossimo/Target (September 2015) - Top:  Mossimo/Target (October 2015) - Jeans:  LOFT (January 2015) - Shoes:  Me Too (old)
Another Casual Friday look.  Added a red belt for some color.  Probably used this blog title before.  Apparently not writing in complete sentences any longer...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Slightly Flared

Shopping at Target After Work

Needed Morning Treat Before Work
Jacket:  Urban Outfitters (old) - Sweater:  Old Navy Lightweight Sweater Knit Tee (October 2015) - Jeans: Old Navy High Rise Rockstar Flare Leg (October 2015) - Boots:  Don't remember the brand...  (Old)
I bought these jeans online on clearance.  They were $13.97 and the top was $12.52.  These were part of my September and October shopping as a sport spree of deals (I bought a lot of cheap things the past two months).  The jeans fit well but I would say they are more boot cut than flare which is a little disappointing.  The top is cute but you do have to wear something underneath it as it is a little bit sheer.  Not horrible purchases, but not perfect and nothing I really needed. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How to Shorten Short Legs

Sweater:  Ellen Tracy via Macy's (old) - Top:  Banana Republic (old) - Pants:  Old Navy (old) - Shoes:  ECCO via Nordstrom (old)
Here are some things I have had in my closet for quite a while but have never paired together.  Not sure why I never thought to wear this short sleeved shirt with this cardigan before.  I don't wear this cardigan that often because I am never 100% sure I like the front parts hanging down like they do (it's shorter and straight across in the back).  It's a super soft knit though and I love gray so that is probably why I keep it.  I don't think it is the right proportion for my long torso and short legs either...cropped pants with a low rise and a long sweater just makes my short legs look even shorter.  I think next time I pair this top and sweater together I will wear with a black skirt, black tights and black boots.  Although, I hear more and more about not worrying about dressing for your body type and just wearing what you are comfortable in.  I was comfortable in this so I guess we will just go with that and not over analyze!!

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