Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I am dressed (don't ask much more of me)!

For whatever reason, I've been inspired this past week and have put together a number of fun outfits.

Also I bought two belts and some new clothes at Target.

Did I accomplish anything in the realm of garden-starting last weekend?


But I made cute outfits. C'mon, I can't do everything.

First, let's show off (duhn duhn duhn!) a casual outfit!

Turtleneck: Old Navy; Belt: Goodwill; Cargo skinnies: Old Navy; Boots: Dillard's?
So in case you hadn't noticed, Winter decided to pay Oklahoma a visit starting last Saturday. I had to work, but work-Saturdays are casual (yay). This was my cozy turtleneck and fuzzy boots outfit. The big shiny earrings really made it, I think.

Can we pause for a moment to talk about how much I love cargo skinny pants? LOVE. Actual working pockets, happy skinny silhouette. Win win win. And these ones are gray, so extra bonus for not being denim.

You will also see that the theme of the week is belts. I got this wide, fake patent leather belt at Goodwill (one of my only successful thrifting finds). It's too big, really, but I do the hair tie trick and it works ok. I like wider belts because I think they smooth out my lumpy belly.

Turtleneck: Target; Sweater: Old Navy a long time ago; Belt: Target;
Skirt: H&M from when I lived in Germany, which is the only time I've ever
lived near an H&M and I've been mourning the loss ever since.
Sunday featured this outfit for church (+ tights and the same fuzzy boots). Sorry I didn't get a picture of it on. Comfy, cozy, warm, and fun. I haven't worn this skirt in a long time; it's a little longer than most of my skirts (hits a bit below the knee), but I was inspired by Megan to try it with a belt and I loved it.

Also, the belt was one of Saturday's Target finds and oh! the love. I've been looking for something like it for awhile and here it was on clearance. It was Meant To Be.

Off-white sueded leather and brass hardware. <3
Monday, it snowed (yes! snowed! the nerve). So Sunday's skirt-sweater-belt outfit morphed into a pants-sweater-belt outfit for work:

Sweater: Old Navy?; Pants: who knows; Belt: Target
And then I wore another sweater on top of that because, predictably, my boss had the air conditioning on (did I mention it was snowing? Yeah. I thought so).

For Valentine's Day, a bit of lovely maroon and my favorite shiny black belt:

Shirt: ?; Belt: Target? or Kohl's?; Skirt: The Limited ten years ago.
With black sweater tights (still cold out) and black heeled boots. You've seen all these pieces before, I think. I wore a dress and patterned tights to dinner but didn't take any pictures, alas.

Sorry for all the awkward pictures of clothes on my bed; I keep forgetting to photodocument my self. But do you like the bedspread? I got it for free on Black Friday at Target.

And today, my other new Target acquisitions, because really I should get them to sponsor this blog post with all the advertising they're getting from me:

You can't really tell, but the pants are pinstriped. I can't figure out if they're brown or gray. They're either a really gray brown or a really brown gray. Something different for the work wardrobe, anyway.

The color of the shirt is a perennial favorite. It has fun cuffs and--a cowl neck. I've decided I love cowl necks, and I think I figured out why: they add bulk to my bust, which needs all the help it can get. Anyway, it and the pants and this chain belt AND the other belt were ALL on clearance because really, why bother otherwise?

I saw this belt months and months ago and have almost bought it more than once. To the point of picking it up, putting it in my cart, wandering around with it, and then abandoning it because I just couldn't ever justify spending twenty bucks (or however much...more than ten, anyway) on a belt. I mean, I should have justified it, because it's so perfect, but apparently good things come to those who wait, because I snagged it on clearance for $6.48.

So there you go! A long post this week because I had to show off my new shiny-things, and because for some reason all of my outfits have been post-worthy. Yay!

What are YOU wearing these days, as winter wears (buh duhn tss) out its welcome?


  1. I love the belt look!
    I have yet to try it myself. I'm not sure why?
    I'm putting on that on my "fashion attempts" list:-).

    1. It took me a long time to get into because I didn't have any belts that were good for it...just a black and a brown belt for holding up baggy pants. But I'm slowly building a collection because I just love it so much.

      I'm slowly winning over the DDH to the look (on me, not on him). At first he told me he didn't like it because belts were for holding up pants and he told me belts looked weird on the outside of dresses and shirts. But I think he's coming around. ^_^