Channeling Alba

It seems like I've seen quite a few pictures of Alba lately wearing jeans, t-shirts and cute scarves. For a young, new mom, I love her casual style. It says "I'm a Mom and often need to make practical clothing choices" but it also says "I am super cute". I like that. *grin*
My purple scarf purchase today was so I could copy this look. After seeing the picture of me though, I think I'll wait till I have flatter abs before tucking in my shirt.

Anyway, here is a close up of my super cute, new scarf.
Happy Saturday everyone!

Scarf ~ Lilly, store in Downtown Oly, WA $21
Tshirt ~ Target $5
Sweater ~ Gap $30
Jeans ~ Gap $13
Belt ~ Marshalls $?
Gray Booties ~ Payless $19

Okay, decided to switch my jeans for a lighter wash. Think it's better with the black sweater. And...I un-tucked my shirt:) Now, I'm off to a get together with friends!


Fuschia with bronze accents

Fuschia top - H&M - $5
Necklace and earrings - gifted
Cuff - Claire's - $1
Skinny jeans - Express - $19
Leather flats - Ann Taylor Loft - $3.88

What's different?

Can you tell the difference in these two photos?

hee, hee, okay so maybe the difference is boldly obvious..but I wasn't sure if I liked the scarf or not. I wear so much black it often even bores me sometimes.

Scarf ~ Ginger Street
Top ~ JCP
Sweater ~ Gap
Jeans ~ Gap
Heels ~ Target
Necklace ~ Clairs


Missi's Interpretation of Model poses


Crazy Happy

Sexy Melancholy

Her accessories
Hee, hee. Okay, so maybe those aren't REAL Interpretations of model poses, but the house was quiet this morning and I have nothing to do for another 15min. So I figured I'd give you all a laugh.
Sweater ~ Target $?
Tshirt ~ Target $3
Jeans ~ Gap $13
Boots ~ AE for Payless $34
Necklace ~ Gifted
Earrings ~ Macys $13


Doctors Appointment

Sorry the picture is kind of dark. It's all that glorious sunshine behind me messing it up:)
Jacket ~ Kohls gifted
T-shrit ~ Wal-mart $6
Denim Skirt ~ Gap $30
Tall flat boots ~ JCP $34
Earrings ~ Papaya $2

Office Day

Don't you hate it when a few weeks after you buy a pair of pants, you realize you probably should have gotten them a size smaller or bigger? Unfortunately, that's my problem today. My pants keep sliding down! I refuse to belt them, though, because the belt will look bulky under my sweater. If I put the belt over the jacket, it won't hold the pants up...so I lose either way. Oh well...I'll just keep hiking them up all day.

Corduroy blazer - H&M - $10
Turtleneck - Banana Republic - hand-me-down
Trousers - J.Crew (off ebay) - $.50
Pumps - Target - $5.74
Necklace - thrifted - $1
Chain - JCPenney - $.50 (no close up picture, because I've taken so many close-ups in previous posts of these two necklaces!)


Loving my new waist-cinching blazer!

This ring may not be trendy, but those are real diamonds on the side, a real ruby in the middle, on a solid gold band. I inherited it from my Great Grandmother, so I'll always wear it, whether it is fashionable or not!
Had to wear this red clutch to match my ruby ring!

Here are a couple of close-ups of my new favorite jacket!

Blocked my eyes out on the last one because they were shut and I looked drugged! lol!

Jacket - Express - $9.99 (was $149!)
Jeans - Express - $19.99
Cable sweater - Target - $3.74
Black boots - JCPenney - $9.99
Silver hoops - Target - $1
Clutch - Express - $11.99
Wool scarf - gifted


Plain Jane

Top ~ Target $9
Jeans ~ Gap $13 (hemmed for $7 at a drycleaners)
Shoes ~ Target $6


All dressed up and no where to go

It's my daughters 2nd birthday today! To celebrate I thought I should wear a party dress. Plus, I wanted to try to copy Nic's look below. I wish I had cute knee high boots to wear with this dress. This will have to do for now.

Here is the dress with a belt
Here is a close up of my super cute shoes (I love these!)

And here is the dress without a belt
Since I have kids coming over to help make cupcakes I think I'll stay in slippers around the house...but if we do go out tonight I think I'm all set to go!


I tried every accessory I had with this dress...belts, necklaces, bracelets, scarves, colored pumps, etc. Nothing seemed to really look quite right, and yet on its own, it seems to be missing something. I decided I'd adhere to the "less is more" philosophy, and just pair the dress with these silver colored large hoops and black boots.

Mini-dress - Express - $15
Black t-shirt - Kohl's - $8
Black tights - hand-me-down
Black suede wedge boots (enlarged picture on Monday's post) - JCPenney - $9
Silver hoops - Target - $1


New Jeans

Jeans ~ Gap $13
Shirt ~ Nordstroms $19
Sweater ~ Target $7
Belt ~ Target $5
Shoes ~ AE for payless $34
Earrings ~ Papaya $2


Equestrian Style

White shirt - JCPenney - $11
Black vest - Macy's - $10
Skinny jeans - H&M - $19
Boots - JCPenney - $9
Vintage scarf - gifted
Bead drop earrings - The Velvet Lounge - $1
Corduroy pea coat - Gap - gifted


Purple Sweater

Purple sweater - Express - gifted
Bleached jeans - Express - thrifted for $6
Pumps - Target - $5
Pearl/chain necklace worn as bracelet - thrifted - $1
Chain necklace worn as bracelet - thrifted - $1
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1
Medallion earrings (not shown) - gifted

Another Dress

I love this dress! I loved it when I first saw it for full price and was hoping I'd catch it on clearance!
Dress - Target - $7.48
Pumps - What's What by Aerosoles - $29
Beads - thrifted - $1
Faux pearls - thrifted - $1
Cultured pearl studs - gifted
Winter coat - Anne Klein (off Amazon) - $23

New Skirt

Top ~ Target $20
Skirt ~ Gap $19
Shoes ~ Ann Taylor Loft $15
Necklace ~ Kohls $5
Ring ~ ?
Earrings ~ Premier Jewlery $19



Jacket - Target - $9
Pearl chain - thrifted - $1
Funky beads - Macy's - $5
Chain with pendant - JCPenney (pendant gifted) - $.50
Brown v-neck sweater - H&M - $5
Jeans - Old Navy - $7
Suede wedges - thrifted - $6


Something Warm

Close-up of accessories first...

The brown boots I always wear. Super comfortable, very durable!

And a close-up of the pink beads. And yes, that is me trying to cover up my braces for the picture (and I swore I would never do that - ha! Now I know why you do that Jess!)

Still trying to figure out how to smile with braces...
It was 9 degrees this morning. Needless to say this is only what I wore while I was inside...a lot of layers have come off for this picture!

Pink ribbed v-neck sweater - Victoria's Secret - gifted from Christmas
Brown swing jacket - Target - $7
Skinny jeans - Express - $20
Brown suede wedge boots - Aerosoles - $29
Pink bead necklace - Kohl's - $1