Monday, April 9, 2012

We Meet Again...

I feel like every time I turn around, it is Monday...again...  I know, it happens every 7 days, but it just seems like I get excited for the weekend...then I blink, and it there is Monday, smiling its smug face at me.

Worn to work Monday, April 9




Dress-Old Navy/Boots-Zara/Jewelry-Francesca's, Hot Mama, Target

I bought this dress in January when it first hit the stores.  For some reason, I thought it would be totally versatile...tights and boots in winter and sandals in the summer.  But, for some unknown reason, it got relegated to the back of the closet where random bits of clothing go to die.  I noticed the dress in there last week and moved it to the front of the line.  But, I was not really sure how to style it.  I saw it hanging there this morning, so I just threw it on with a belt and necklace.  It is just a simple striped cotton dress, but I am at a loss for what to wear it with...

A bonus outfit from last week...since the weeks all run together anyways...



Dress-Michael Kors/Blazer-Gap/Boots-LOFT/Jewelry-H&M, Black Sheep, Target

Pretty Simple patterned sheath dress and blazer.  I thought the chunky colored link necklace would as some fun to an otherwise simple conservative outfit.  Had a day of running around at work followed by a Seder with the family at a friends house, so I wanted to be comfortable but still dressy.

Just because...
We were driving to the in-laws for Easter yesterday and Jack, 6 made this declaration..."Some people just want to be bad."  The more I thought about that, the more I agree, simple and true!

Today I am linking up with the fashionable girls over at Monday Mingle...Check them out!!

12 comments:

Callie said...

Really adore the first outfit! That red dress is so bold, and I love how you paired it with the striking blue statement necklace. It's a great combination! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the start of your week!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

Rebecca said...

I like that dress. I tried looking for it in the store a while back, but it must have been sold out.

Shea said...

I know just how you feel...Mondays seem to arrive all too quickly! And I love the striped dress, it's so fun! "relegated to the back of the closet where random bits of clothing go to die"---aah this cracked me up!!

Jill said...

I love how you accessorize. That cobalt necklace is FAB!

Tara said...

You will never, ever convince me that there aren't more Mondays in the week than any other day.

But, I love the orange in the dress paired with the blue necklace. Gorgeous!

LyddieGal said...

I love that striped dress - I would just keep playing up the nautical elements, I'm sure you will find tons of ways to remix it!

Chic on the Cheap

EverydayMomStyle said...

I have a similar dress, in blue and white stripes- and I have worn it with a belt and scarf, worn it with a denim shirt underneath, and also worn it with a vest over the top.
To see some ideas, check it out:
http://everydaymomstyle.com/2012/02/02/everyday-mom-style-striped-day-dress/

http://everydaymomstyle.com/2011/09/21/sept-21st-easy-does-it/

http://everydaymomstyle.com/2012/04/02/april-2nd-marshalls-inspired/

Kerri said...

Great accessories!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Two cute outfits! You know, that happens to me often too. I buy something swearing its very versatile, but somehow it gets neglected and I'm stumped on what to wear it with. I really love the red striped dress on you though, its so bright and cheery.

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

I LOVE that striped dress! I think it really could be pretty versatile. Even though it's in a bold red, you could still switch up colored accessories, like turquoise, neutral ones, purple, cobalt blue, orange, yellow... I can't wait to see how you wear it next!

Keely said...

Love your bright orange stripes with cognac! So cute!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That striped dress rocks! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle!