Friday, July 15, 2011

I Will Take One Of Each, Please...

Worn to work Thursday, July 14



Skirt-Target/Shirt-Gap/Belt-Target/Jewelry-Martin & Osa, DIY, Lori's/Shoes-Me Too

Woke up late, threw hair in a pony tail, put on my favorite casual skirt (think I have worn it three times in the last week) and leopard T....pile on some jewelry, wrangle up sweaty kids, 2 backpacks, purse, laptop and run out the door...whew...



Worn to work Friday, July 15




Dress-Ann Taylor Loft/Sandals-Indigo/Jewelry-Target, Francesca's, DIY

Way too much thought went into this outfit today.  I have a cocktail hour meet and greet with a client and the Blackhawks again, then spending some time at the Blackhawks Convention.  So, I did not want to dress to fancy, but I still wanted to look dressed up and mature.  Instead of my classic black cocktail dress, I though I would go with this blue dress.  I wanted to make it a bit more casual, so I replaced the fabric belt that came with the dress with this more rugged looking brown one. Now came the bigger dilemma, how much jewelry... I frequent throw on multiple necklaces, rings and sleeves of bracelets...love me some jewelry...but, I decided to reel it in a bit today.  The debate was do I overwhelm and stand out with my jewelry, or do I keep it simpler, not to stand out and scream "hi" at the cocktail party...  I sometimes feel like I have to stifle my personality for some situations...I don't like it, but I deal.  I decided today to take the middle path and wear 1 layered necklace, 1 chunky ring, 2 big bangles on one arm and a watch and 3 small beaded bangles on the other...oh, and small gold studs in the ears.  I know it is probably more adornment than most people wear, but I love it...so there! Almost forgot, the only high wedge sandals that are comfortable were a must...hockey players are tall!!

Looking at these photos, I realize how much younger I look in casual clothes with my hair up...things that make me think!

Hope everybody has a good weekend.  I plan to go shopping and spend some of my birthday money. Nordstroms's Sale...here I come!

11 comments:

Style Journey said...

I like how you accessorized your blue dress. It's perfect for a convention. Not too stuffy, but still polished.

Have fun shopping this weekend!

Tiffany said...

You are so cute!! That first outfit is such a great trendy look, but still all grown up. Love it! And the 2nd one is perfect for your meeting. I think you're really great at accessorizing! It's one of the things I love about your style!

Judy said...

VERY cute! You really struck a balance between being mature yet playful/youthful. Really loving it.

Can't wait to hear about your new purchases- good luck at the sale!

xx.
Judy

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

you do look younger with your hair up. I have the opposite effect. But the last outfit is my favorite. Way cute.

Anne said...

Wow, we were skirt twins yesterday! I like how you styled yours. I tried mine out with several different prints, but none worked for me. I need to copy your look.

And I like today's outfit too! Perfect for an after work get together with the Blackhawks. I'd assume.

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Shea said...

I love how you swapped out the belt of the navy dress for a leather belt. I think you look professional, but very approachable. Gorgeous!

J. said...

Love that you chose blue instead of black! (I usually go brown.) And I think your jewelry is just right!

LyddieGal said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with piling on the bangles and layered chains - I'm a huge fan of statement jewelry!

Chic on the Cheap

Franca said...

I love that there's lots of jewellery!

did you get my email re paperdollproject?

Tara said...

I bought that same skirt at Target...how could I not in such a pretty color. Great minds think alike, obviously :)