Thursday, May 7, 2015

Black Sandals, 2nd Time Around - 5/7/15

One of the reasons that I've decided to stop doing the daily photo is that I've weeded out my wardrobe quite a bit, and I repeat things quite a bit (and that's a little boring when it comes to a daily photo).  I really do love these pants though - they are the best-fitting pants I've had in quite a while.  Anyway, the main point of this post was to point out my sandals.  Black strappy sandals have been a staple in my wardrobe for years, and I wear whatever my current version is at least every other day.  Last year I retired my pair at the end of the summer and mused on what to replace them with.  Surprise, surprise, I ended up just buying the same pair again!  They really are super comfortable, and while they aren't the dressiest pair, I've also supplemented them with a heeled version, although I will typically reach for this pair, I'm not going to lie!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Structure and Flow - 5/6/15

I've definitely been moving away from the daily photo over the last few months, for a few reasons, but primarily that I've been working at home more.  I also think I've gotten a bit more of a handle on what I look like in different styles, so it's not as useful any more.  That said, I will probably still throw some outfit photos in once in a while, but it won't necessarily be the focus of my blog anymore.
Anyway, today I decided to add a bit more structure to my flowy pants, and wear a little short-sleeve jacket.  I also like how the hip-length of the jacket tones down the tendency of the pants to overwhelm short lil me when I wear a tucked in shirt, so overall, I call it a success!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Red and Black - 4/23/15

I'm trying really hard to put away my boots, but it just keeps getting cold!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In Black and White - 4/22/15

Another outfit from pinterest inspiration today!  I've been spotting black on white plaid pants for several months now, and finally found a pair of my own.  A few of my inspirations:

In my usual fashion though, I paired them with a black crew-neck sweater instead of a white top.  This is basically my favorite work silhouette for a non-meeting day.  Comfy, but classic and chic.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

taking inspiration - 4/15/15

I pinned this photo not too long ago onto my style board, because I loved the color combination.  I've been wanting a pair of tan pants, but haven't found a good pair that fit, and so I switched over to this olive green color, and found a pair that I liked.  I'm really trying to get away from my black pants rut, and I think this is a great neutral that goes with most of the colors in my wardrobe.  I wouldn't wear it up by my face, since I think it would tend to make me look sick, but great as a bottom. 

I realized that I don't have any grey warm weather shirts in my wardrobe (a hole I didn't realize was there), but I do have this heather blue tee, which has a similar impact, and I was pleased with this work from home outfit.  It's pretty casual, but I like that I'm not wearing jeans, like I do every other day.

slouchy jacket - 4/13/15

I've been pulling a lot more blue into my wardrobe lately, and I've always loved this blue-violet color, and was greatly saddened when Crayola retired the blue-violet crayon quite a while ago.  Anyway, I've been waiting for a chance to pull out this jacket, and a meeting provided the opportunity.  I was hoping to wear it in casual situations as well, but for some reason I've hesitated every time I tried.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Crop Top, Take 2 - 4/10/15

Trying out my crop top again, and styling it a little differently than last time.  I wore black pants, to avoid cutting myself up horizontally too many times, as well as I wore a slim-fitting tank top underneath, instead of a flowy button-down.  I do like the black pants, but I think the changes in volume are a little too drastic this way, and actually cut me up worse than the different-colored pants did.  I might try to take a little of the volume out of the front of the shirt, but I haven't quite decided yet.