Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Basic Brunch Ensemble

I went out to brunch with some friends, which seemed to warrant a bit of dressing up. I kept the color scheme simple with a pop of color. I think better accessories would have amped up the outfit, but who has money to buy accessories when you're trying to set up your first house?! lol

Skirt: Elie Tahari
Shoes: J Crew
White top: Gap
Melon cardigan: Gap

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Biker Chic Meets Ruffles

I went out to dinner with some friends the other night and decided to wear something girly with my biker jacket.

I rocked my peep-toe suede booties with my biker-esque jeans that Martin + Osa sent me as a free sample. LOVE these jeans - they are one of my fave pairs.

Looks like they're only available online in white now.

And I added a baby pink, ruffly tank.

biker jacket - bagatelle
biker jeans - Martin + Osa
booties - Joan + David
ruffle tank - J Crew
purse - Chanel

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring at Ann Taylor Loft

So, after months of turning my eyes from shopping, I let myself go back to pick up some essentials. I made sure to only stop in a few stores: Anthropologie, Gap, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor Loft.

I had a coupon for 30% off at Gap/BR, but when I spotted a sign for 30% off tees at ATL and tees were what I was shopping for, I took a looksie. I shopping specifically for tees for work and ATL has a more professional feel to it than Gap and is more affordable than BR.

As for Anthro, I only wanted to shop there for some plateware. :)

Anywho, Ann Taylor Loft had such cute stuff today! It reminded me a bit of J Crew from last year, but I don't care...I loved it! I wanted to buy a couple dresses, some cardigans, some scarves, but I kept myself to what I had gone there for - tees.

I need tees so I can layer them for work. Here's what I got:

Pink tee ~$20, white long sleeve T on sale $12.99, gray sweater (machine washable!) $20

Gray decorative T ~$24, white T ~$20

I liked how this pink (and the white) Ts have a ruffly neckline - decorative edges look nice under layers of cardigans and sweaters.

This decorative tee has a neat necklace and fun pattern down the front, plus it's machine washable/dryable.

Even this tie-neck sweater is machine washable. I love the muted gray. It goes with the pale pink/nude look that seems to be popular now.

Anywho, don't think I'll be shopping much any time soon, but here are some basics to keep me going. Meanwhile, the rest of my money will go towards our new house, renovations, and all that jazz.

What have you purchased lately?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Work Chic - Winter Skirt

Wish I had a better picture of this outfit but it will have to do. I rarely wear this skirt because the top of it is itchy. Ick! But, but the easy solution is wearing an undershirt to tuck into the top of the skirt so the itchy top doesn't touch my skin.

Skirt: Banana Republic
Top: Gap
Sweater: Banana Republic
Boots: Ann Taylor Loft