Outfit Post: Cozy

First off, can we talk about how crappy I am at blogging these days? Seriously, I am the queen of good intentions, lofty goals and running out of time.

This whole working full-time with kids thing is no joke. Add in this little blog on the side and a pile of laundry that is threatening to overtake my house and you’ve got one worn out gal juggling a lot. Not going to throw myself a big ole pity party though because it’s not all dirty clothes and work. There’s been a lot of fun thrown in there too but even the good times get exhausting. I’m in need of one of those weeks with zero meetings and a weekend with nothing on the calendar. Super Lame? Yes, but totally necessary.

Now that I’ve finished confessing as to why I can’t get my ass in gear, it’s on to the outfit. You know me, keeping it pretty basic … and ALWAYS in booties.

I’m pretty obsessed with these puppies because of the color. The wine/burgundy color stands out just enough and pairs perfectly with both brown and black. And they’ve got that wedge. Gotta have that wedge on long days (and for balancing while carrying about 19 bags and random things for work/kids/life/returns at the mall).

As far as sweaters go, I’m not usually a huge fan of just a sweater. Honestly because I don’t think they suit my frame BUT this one has an interesting a-symmetrical cut and is beyond soft. Perfect for one of those days when I can actually sit down and catch up on that ever daunting email inbox.

Make it a good one friends and don’t forget to VOTE!

Trapeze Sweater: ASOS; Jeans: c/o Levi’s (old – seen here); Wedge Booties: Sole Society (also LOVE these and these); Necklace: Loren Hope; Bracelets: Stella & Dot

 Photos by Whitney Neal.





Outfit Post: Top Hat

I got this hat last year. I wore it a couple times but couldn’t get over Drew’s comment that it was my Indiana Jones hat.

This year, I’ve been breaking it out left and right and because of his comment, I’m considering dressing like my favorite Harrison Ford character for Halloween (seriously though, any one have any last minute tips cause I am struggling). Last week I wore it a little more casually but today I’m dressing it up a little. This little black dress was one of my best buys ever on ASOS. I’ve had it for a couple years now and I still turn to it when I’m coming down to the wire and still haven’t found something to wear. Clearly waiting until the last minute is a big problem for me.

Throwing on a hat can be a little daunting since you’re inevitably going to get a few looks and it’s definitely something we’re not all used to wearing on the regular. My tip is to keep the rest of the look simple so that the hat stands out but never looks cartoon-ish or costumey. Also, these suckers are WARM so you’ll want it to be a little brisk so you’re head doesn’t get all sweaty (gross, i know. sorry).

I’m thinking of breaking this look out again this weekend, albeit with tights since it’s finally getting a little chilly, for an engagement party for some friends. Despite being unprepared for almost everything, I am definitely prepared for my brother-in-law (and probably others) to give me a hard time about the hat. I’m thinking it will be something about Halloween being over so I can pack up my Carmen Sandiego costume but there’s also the chance for some safari comment. Either way, I’ll take it. Indiana Jones FTW.

Okay I’m off to tackle that inbox before doing cutting out early to tailgate for the UofL vs. FSU game tomorrow (celebrating my office’s third anniversary! woo hoo!). If you’re running around Papa John Cardinal Stadium tomorrow, we’ll be tailgating by Gate 1 – come say hey!

Wool Panama Hat: c/o Sole Society; Black Dress: ASOS (so crazy old – seen here, similar here); Bag: c/o Sole Society (seen here); Boots: LOFT (old – seen here and here, similar here);  Necklace: Stella & Dot Photos by Whitney Neal


Outfit Post: Zip It

Clearly I’ve gone to the dark side, of my closet that is, this season. I can’t get enough of layering black, gray and a little white here and there. On this look though, I opted to balance out the all-black ensemble with some old favorites, these LOFT booties. They may be getting a little scuffed up these days but they have the perfect heel (just high enough with a heel just wide enough), the perfect color and best of all, are perfectly comfortable.

This jacket is obviously the star of the show though. I bought it last month (so there was no cheating on the no-spend goal) after eying it for at least a couple weeks. Luckily it’s still available, so if you want to eye it and think it over for at least a couple days, you’ve got time.

Keeping it quick today since there’s something about rainy day that kicks my work productivity into high gear. Gotta take advantage while I’ve got the feeling since it’s sure to fade into distraction soon. Make it a good one!

Waterfall Faux Leather Jacket: ASOS (also obsessed with this one); Black Zip Detail Jeans: Old Navy (seen before here); Tee: Urban Outfitters (seen before here); Boots: LOFT (so so old, see before here; similar here); Tusk Necklace: c/o Jami (see before here); Sunglasses: Burberry Photos by Whitney Neal. 

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