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Wednesday evening to class I paired my navy blue pencil skirt with a chambray top and brown pumps.  I just finished replacing the zipper in this skirt.  It had a bit of fabric that would always catch and eventually the zipper stopped working.  I removed it and then hand-sewed in a new one.  I had originally intended to use the sewing machine but it was so intricate that I just couldn’t do it.  (I’m not that advanced of a sewer.)  My outfit is based on a pin that is similar in nature but my chambray shirt is a slouchy boyfriend style and didn’t tuck into the skirt in a neat and clean way.  I fussed with it for quite a while before I tied the ends in a knot and called it done.  I was slightly disappointed in this outfit because it didn’t come together the way that I wanted.

Thursday I went casual and sports fan mode.  The Cleveland Indians beat the Astro’s two games in a row so I chose to wear my newest Indian’s shirt.  I looked back at how I styled it the first time but I didn’t take any pictures so I just went from memory and tried to style it differently.

I went with a navy blue tank top underneath that you can’t really see, dark wash bootcut jeans, a dark brown belt, white leather Converse and simple silver jewelry.  I didn’t put too much time or effort in to pre-planning this outfit and I think that in some aspects it shows but I also believe that not every outfit has to look like it was ripped from the pages of a fashion magazine!

-Carla

The weather this week has been in the mid-70’s and mild–just a few rain showers here and there.  It’s been wonderful to enjoy the Spring weather as I walk to my car in the morning on the way to work and have the sunshine streaming in the windows.  The birds chirping and the flowers blooming puts me in a “sunny disposition.”  On Monday I channeled that sunny disposition into my outfit with a yellow blouse.

Yellow isn’t a color that I wear very often and, truth be told, I have very few yellow items in my wardrobe.  I want to say that besides this yellow blouse, I have a sleeveless pale yellow tank top, a sparkly gold cardigan, a mustard-yellow boyfriend cardigan, and a browny/gold/puke colored open-front cardigan.  But, that’s about it for yellow.  I should really think about getting a few more yellow pieces.  One item that I would like to add to my closet is a true yellow cardigan.

Here are the ways that I’ve worn this yellow blouse:

As you can see, I’m not very creative with this particular piece of clothing.  In the first two photos, I’ve paired it with the same leopard print cardigan– one is a dressy version and one is a casual version.  One of the first times that I wore it, I went with my grey trousers and a black cardigan.  Also, I’ve tried my hand at replicating the pin that this outfit is based on before.  I had actually forgotten about it until I created this gallery.  LOL.

The two subtle differences between the first time that I replicated this pin and this time is that I am wearing a different black skirt and cardigan.  The first time I went with a sparkly gold cardigan.  This time, I went with an oatmeal colored cardigan.  I think that I like this outfit slightly than I did the first time that I wore it, but I still don’t love it.

Tuesday I took a light-blue button down and incorporated it into a casual and relaxed outfit for work.

My outfit started from the pin above, left, and then took a few twists and turns to the finished outfit.  First, I started with the blue dress shirt.  If you look really closely, I think that the shirt in the inspiration photo has stripes.  I have a blue striped shirt but it fits a lot closer to the body and that was not the vibe that I was trying to capture.  I added my red boyfriend cardigan.  I have another red cardigan that is shorter but I’ve worn it in a similar type of an outfit, here, so I wanted to mix it up and just like the other blue shirt it’s more fitted.  I have distressed boyfriend jeans that I could have cuffed to more closely resemble the original and ballet flats to pull in the animal print but I try to wear my distressed jeans to work very sparingly.  Also, I just wore my leopard print ballet flats the day before and so I went in a different direction with my pants and shoes.  I wore my medium wash bootcut jeans and knock-off Sperry deck shoes.  I added my oversized gold watch but otherwise kept the accessories to a minimum.  I have printed bandanas that I could have worn around my neck and my popped my collar but I decided to skip it.  It didn’t seem quite appropriate for my work place.

I did really enjoy this outfit and I think it’s a great testament to how your traditional “dressy work clothes” can be integrated in to your everyday outfits– especially if you’ve worked in a corporate environment and then find yourself in a more casual role.

Thanks for reading,

Carla

 

Pin-Spired

Wednesday was a beautiful day!  I was excited to wear a short-sleeved t-shirt and a skirt.  This outfit is modeled after this pin, here.  The models skirt is more of a mottled grey and slightly longer, but I think that I still captured the gist of the outfit.  I am wearing my round toe pumps that match the color of the belt.  This outfit is out of the realm of normal for me for a few reasons.

First, it’s not often that I wear a t-shirt to teach.  Second, I can count on one hand the number of times in 5 years that I’ve worn a skirt without tights or pantyhose!  But, it was such a nice day and the outfit was a bit more on the casual side so it just seemed appropriate.  I really like the way that this outfit pairs 3 different neutrals together in one outfit.  I took along a black cardigan just in case I got chilly but I didn’t end up needing it.

Thursday I went with another outfit comprised of a basic t-shirt and based on a pin.  I think that this outfit looks put-together and just slightly above basic, but also casual and comfortable.

 

My burgundy t-shirt is scoop neck as opposed to v-neck and fits closer to the body than in the pin-spiration.  I paired it with my distressed boyfriend jeans, a cognac belt, my tan/suede booties, and gold and purple pendant necklace.  I liked this outfit, too, and felt that it was a great choice for the weather of the day and the occasion.

On Friday I went with a slightly dressier outfit but on Saturday I was back to my t-shirt and jeans.  Check back for those two outfits.

-Carla