Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 8/Work/Cheater




Ok, so I had to add an item to my challenge. I really tried making the black tank work with this outfit, but I wasn't feeling it, and my white tee shirt is in the washing machine as we speak. For me the whole point of this challenge is to 1. utilize what I have in my closet 2. realize what I have and stop shopping so much 3. stop being such a waster. I feel like adding a tee doesn't ruin any of these things for me.

I am wearing a gray tee from American Apparel, white jeans from AE, a scarf from Old Navy, belt from J Crew, shoes from J Crew, and a vintage bracelet from a thrift store.

Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 7/Work




Not going to lie, this wardrobe challenge is tough! It took me almost 30 minutes to get dressed this morning and this is what I settled on. I don't even like it that much. Definitely thought about quitting a few times.

I got a part time office job for Mondays and Tuesdays so I will have to wear business casual clothes. I will do the wardrobe challenge for the rest of the week, though.

I am wearing a Gap denim top that I thrifted, Sevens jeans, an Alternative Apparel tee, antique coral necklaces, and a J Crew necklace.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 6/Work





Its going to be really hot today so I decided the tank dress was my best bet. I bought this dress at French Connection at a pre-Holiday sale last year. I like it because it is the perfect casual LBD. I decided to keep things simple and just add a pin that I got on Etsy last year and haven't worn yet and a few gold bracelets.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 5/Interview





Today at have an interview at a clothing store close to where I live. I am wearing the zipper front dress I mentioned with shoes from DSW and my Ebay zebra bracelet. I feel like this dress doesn't photograph well, though.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Inspirations

I am on day 4 on my wardrobe challenge. So far so good. I spent most of the weekend in my jean shorts (which I am wearing again today). Not post worthy. I am just hanging around the house and running errands today so there is no need to be dressed up.

I am going to NYC in September for my bachelorette party. Dressing in September can be hard. You want to start wearing your fall clothes, but its usually still hot out. I like these 2 options and can probably replicate the looks with-out having to shop.


Friday, July 23, 2010

10 Pieces for 30 Days




I am completely intrigued by this project, and for the next 30 days I will be wearing only 10 items from my closet and remixing them as best I can. I am not counting exercise clothes, beach attire, or PJs. I wanted to try for 6 as per the project, but I have a job interview, a shower, and engagement photos coming up so I needed to add 2 dresses (and then since I was already cheating I threw in 2 more). Jewelry/accessories do not count.

I am really disgusted by how much money I spend on clothing, etc that I don't need and I am really hoping this project will help cure some of my shopping addiction. Think I can make it? Jentine, no snide comments here ;)

My 10 pieces are: white jeans, dark jeans, a blue button down, a white silk button down, jean shorts, a white tee, a black tank, a black tank dress, a zipper front dress (the one I have is in army green), and a J Crew dress I am wearing for my engagement photos and for my wedding shower next month.

Anyone else want to join me?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shorts to Work





Having a non office job has been nice this summer. I pretty much can wear whatever I want...and that has been awesome since we have been experiencing the hottest summer ever! Today I am wearing shorts I purchased at Marshalls last year, a top from Banana Republic, a vintage belt from the Salvation army, and a rhinestone necklace (worn as bracelet) from Brimfield.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Michigan Vacation



I will be heading to South Haven, MI in a few weeks. Here, are the items I would like to bring with me. I actually purchased the J Crew dress this weekend during my mega sale shopping trip. I am going to wear it for my engagement photos as well.

And for all those who entered the give-away, the winner is Linda. Thanks for entering guys :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

July Sales

John and I did a little shopping yesterday, and to my delight I discovered many stores were having huge sales. The Gap, Old Navy, and J Crew were offering 30-40% off all ready reduced items. Here is what I got:




J Crew Necklace: $9




Old Navy scarf: 60 cents... yes, 60 cents!!!!!!



Gap pullover: $4

Don't forget to enter my give-away! I am picking a winner tomorrow. Also, I am going to be selling a few items on Ebay over the next few weeks. You can find my listings here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rhinestones





Yesterday I went to Brimfield, but I didn't find anything too exciting. It was soooo HOT and everything seemed picked over and expensive. I only bought a few jewelry items. I was looking for a rhinestone bracelet and necklace so I was happy to find these 2 pieces ($5 each). The cocktail ring was free.... nice :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wedding Attire



I have decided I am going to find an inexpensive short white dress to wear at my wedding reception. I can't afford any of these items right now, but this is my dream look.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Give-Away




I found these Balmain fashion prints on Etsy awhile ago. I framed one for myself and one for John's sister Anne. Now I am offering the third one to one lucky reader. To win:

1. Please leave a comment on this post along with en email address I can contact you at if you win.
2. Tell me where you would put the print in your house/apartment.
3. Be a follower of the blog.

I will pick a winner next Monday (July 19)

Good luck! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dressing Up Jeans and a Tee




I love this J Crew necklace (featured before). I feel like it adds instant glamor to whatever I am wearing. The belt I found at a church thrift store on Cape Cod for only $1. Actually the necklace was "free" because I used a gift card so my accessories today cost a total of $1. Not bad.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I am going to a housewarming party and will be doing some cleaning around the apartment.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Still Feeling Blah





This isn't the most exciting of outfits. Its really hot outside so I shouldn't be wearing pants, but I got eaten alive by bugs this weekend and I want to hide my legs ;)

I love wearing this Victorian coral necklace as a bracelet.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Back



I'm back from my long weekend away. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th! Here are some pictures of my brother's fireworks.

I have been lacking inspiration lately for blog posts. Anyone else feeling that way? The only thing I have taken a pic of recently is this vintage necklace I got last year at an antique store.

Friday, July 2, 2010

A 4th of July Sparkler





I want to wish everyone (Americans) a fun and safe holiday weekend! I will be spending mine on the beaches of Cape Cod with John, my family, and a few close friends. I can't wait to hit the sand tomorrow!!!!

I found this amazing rhinestone bag on Ebay (where-else. Ha.) Its so sparkly and dainty. I can't wait to use it for a fun night out on the town or for dinner with John.