December 19, 2014

Outfit: Star Trek Skirt, Black Mock Neck Sweater, and Red Tights

This is one of my favorite outfits in a long time. In fact, I enjoyed wearing it so much I packed it up to come with me while visiting family! Sometimes I like to pack outfits I've already worn and know look good. That way I don't have to come up with an entire trip's worth of new outfits in one night. There can only be so much outfit creativity in one day!

Anyway, I wore this on a regular old day. I'd been meaning to wear my Star Trek skirt with red tights and finally got around to it. I have a feeling many other colorful tights will look fantastic with this skirt too! I enjoyed how great all the black pieces in this outfit looked with the colorful tights and skirt. Since breaking out my box full of sweaters I have so many more shirt options. This black mock turtleneck sweater is a favorite thrifted last year. It was a little bit toasty the day I wore this though. I've been searching for a regular t-shirt version of this top for weeks. It would be a little less bulky layered under dresses and probably slightly more versatile.

So what do you think of my fall Star Trek skirt rendition? 

Pleated Star Trek Skirt, Red Tights, Black Mock Neck Sweater, and Black Ankle Boots
skirt: handmade | sweater: thrifted | tights: kmart | boots: xhileration - target | necklace: great grandma's | hat: h&m

Star Trek Skirt, Red Tights, and Black Ankle Boots
Black Mock Turtleneck Sweater, Black Hat, and a Star Trek Skirt
Handmade Pleated Star Trek TOS Skirt
Star Trek Skirt, Red Tights, Black Turtleneck Sweater

Can you believe it's already Friday? I have holiday festivities going on from Sunday through the next week so I'll be pretty busy. You can keep up with me during non-blogging hours on Instagram. I hope you guys have a really fun and/or relaxing weekend! 

Happy Friday!

December 17, 2014

November Favorites

Happy Wednesday everyone! How is it already mid December? I guess it's about that time to show you my favorite blogger outfits from last month. There's quite a variety of styles going on here so I hope you spot some inspiration. Be sure to check out these blogs to find more cute outfits!

Fleur d'Elise mixes green and blue perfectly and Cici Marie is adorable in an off-the-shoulder top and button down skirt.

Ready Two Wear is rocking some very cool leather overall shorts and Eccentric Owl is gorgeous in warm fall colors.

M Loves M created the perfect comfy chic outfit and What Olivia Did has the cutest houndstooth pants.

Rachel The Hat is rocking her classic black dress with a burgundy leather coat and Orchid Grey looks amazingly cool in her casual fall outfit.

Mermaidens is adorable in her cat print dress and Carbon Chic's nautical inspired look is something I'd like to wear this very second.

December 15, 2014

Outfit: Green Lipstick with a Yellow Beret, Black Wool Coat, and Green Skinny Jeans

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have a very casual fall outfit to show you. What makes this look different is the yellow beret and the fact that I'm wearing green lipstick. Yes. Green lipstick. This is the Nyx Wicked Lippie in Risque that Jeanie bought me for my birthday. I really enjoy seeing other people rock nontraditional lipstick shades so sometimes I try it out too! Why not?

I've been noticing more and more makeup companies introduce "weird" colors into their lines, especially this past year. I'm happy to see affordable cosmetic companies embrace alternative colors. That means they're more easily available for people to test out and wear around. The more people are exposed to makeup they're not used to seeing, the more normal it seems. I actually got compliments on my makeup when I wore this out! "Weird" lipstick is here. It's like we're in the future! But seriously, doesn't it seem very futuristic to be wearing blue or green lipstick?

(To any possible future employers that may be reading this: Don't worry. I won't come into work wearing green lipstick unless it's a green lipstick kind of workplace.)

Yellow Beret, Black Wool Coat, Green Jeans, and Bronze Shoes with Green Nyx Lipstick
coat: old navy (from middle school...) | jeans: new york & co. | white top: forever 21 (high school) | shoes: korks - shoe carnival | scarf: gift | beret: mom's from the 80s

Green Nyx Wicked Lippie in Risque with Red Hair and a Yellow Beret
Yellow Beret, Red Hair, and a Black Wool Coat

Sometimes I plan outfits around my makeup, particularly if they're more colorful looks. This was also planned to be a comfy outfit for hanging around the house. These green jeans are very stretchy and nice for lounging! The yellow beret was my mom's. I have matching red and blue ones too! They need to be worn more often.

Rust Orange Fall Patterned Scarf with a Black Coat
Green Skinny Jeans, Black Coat, Rust Orange Scarf, Yellow Beret, and Green Lipstick

Did you do anything fun over the weekend? I had my annual Giftmas celebration with Matt on Saturday. We spent most of the day at the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta looking at dinosaurs. Then we caught the end of Miracle on 34th Street before opening presents and heading out to a delicious dinner. I wish every day could be as nice as Saturday! 

Sunday was spent shopping with Mom and braving the ridiculous mall crowds. It's kind of the Christmas shopping experience to be out there with all the nutty holiday shoppers at least once though! I found an amazing sparkly party dress at Delia's for 60% off. I'm pretty sad that they're closing. I've shopped there since high school. They're the only place I know of that carries such a wide range of inseams. Back in high school, I bought their bell bottoms that actually flared at the knee where they're supposed to. This probably sounds ridiculous, but I was counting on Delia's being open when flared jeans came back into style because they're the only place that made them for short girls! Sad times.

Anyway, I hope you have a good start to your week!

December 12, 2014

Outfit: Blue Striped Shift Dress, Chunky Knit Cardigan, and Olive Green Tights

This was an incredibly comfortable outfit. Wearing this striped cotton dress without a belt reminds me of wearing a nightgown. The chunky knit cardigan was a Christmas present from Jeanie a couple years ago but for whatever reason I don't think it's been on the blog. It's super warm. It was almost too warm for the weather this day! This dress and cardgan combined to create ultimate comfort while looking like a person who got out of their pajamas that day.

This is one of those cheap shift dresses I picked up in the kids' section at Walmart. It still blows my mind that I can find things like this in the kids' department. Despite being 4'11", I am somewhat adult-ish in shape. They make these clothes in size 12/14 though! I would assume if my child was my size I wouldn't have them shopping in the kids' department, but at least I can get some deals because the sizes go up that high. The only issue I have with buying in the kids' section is sometimes the shoulders are a bit narrow. Anything with a distinguished area for the bust is obviously not going to work either. Simple shaped clothes like this dress are definitely worth trying out if you're on the shorter side though!

Have you, as a fully-grown adult, ever worn anything from the kids' department? I'm not ashamed!

dress: walmart kids' section | cardigan: target | tights: forever 21 | boots: traffic | necklaces: from great grandma & forever 21 | hair bow: h&m

How has your week been? I've been applying to jobs all week! I did have some happy news that I won a gift card from Modcloth for their Festive Fashions Contest for my outfit with the red plaid mock neck dress. That was a really nice surprise! I'll have to pick out something pretty. Have any suggestions? I already bought two new dresses for holiday festivities but can you really have too many pretty dresses? (Probably.)

Anyway, have a very happy end of your week and a good weekend!

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