Jeans and a Teacup

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mixed Media

J.Crew Sweater
JCrew Sweater
JCrew Sweater
JCrew Sweater
JCrew Sweater

So...it's starting to cool down to around 80 degrees during the day which means it goes down to around 68 degrees at night. That means in the evening I can put on a long sleeve shirt! Yay! I wore this outfit on a sushi date night with the hubby. Sometimes I just like to be comfortable and throw on a light sweater, skinny jeans and heels. I'm really loving this mixed-media sweater I picked up at J.Crew. It's like two shirts in one and I don't even have to layer! And booties are perfect for this kind of weather. I feel like I'm wearing boots but they are more appropriate for warmer weather. 

Top: J.Crew
Booties: via DSW (similar)
Purse: Madewell via eBay (option)
Earrings: Zara (old)
Bracelet: J.Crew Factory (old)

Linking up:
The Pleated Poppy: What I Wore
Because Shanna Said So: Random Wednesday
Style Elixir: Style Sessions

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Neon Dots

Polka dot shorts, scalloped shorts
Polka dot shorts, scalloped shorts
Polka dot shorts, scalloped shorts
Anthropologie earrings
Polka dot shorts, scalloped shorts

Happy Wednesday! Thank goodness...one step closer to Friday... Now that I'm working a little more I'm exhausted and can't wait for the weekend. And the sad thing is I'm only working about 2 hours a day. But it's with preschoolers...and I'm teaching music so the energy has to be super high. And it just wears me OUT! 

Anyway, it's still hot here - big surprise. So I have to keep wearing my shorts and sleeveless blouses. I just picked up this blouse from J.Crew Factory and I love it. The ruffle/tie neck is really fun. And I'll also be able to wear it in the fall layered under cardigans and blazers. 

Speaking of J.Crew Factory....did anybody pick up some items during the Columbus Day Sales? I ordered this blouse and this skirt. I can't wait for them to get here! 

Outfit Details:
Shorts: J.Crew
Sandals: ShoeMint
Earrings: Anthropologie (similar)
Bracelet: Stella and Dot

And Congrats to Priscilla for winning the J.Crew Necklace giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered! 
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Linking Up:
The Pleated Poppy: What I Wore
Because Shanna Said So: Random Wednesday
Style Elixir: Style Sessions
Happiness at Midlife: Throwback Thursday (see how else I've worn these shorts here!)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sheer Panels

Sheer Panel Pencil Skirt, Floral Crop Top
Floral Crop Top, Sheer Panels
Floral Crop Top, Pencil Skirt with Sheer Panels
Floral Crop Top
Floral Crop Top, Pencil Skirt with Sheer Panel

I apologize for my absence the last week. I started a new job and I'm just not good at juggling my work and blog schedule yet. I'll update you on my new job later but I just don't feel like thinking about it now...haha. 

Anyway, my husband finally came home! It was a rough couple weeks for me. I spent a lot of time alone...just me and a couple bottles of wine. So I was glad to have someone to hang out with again. On Friday night we went out to dinner and I decided to dress up a little. I bought this skirt months ago to wear with this top but never got the chance. The top is very boxy so I wanted a form fitting skirt. And the sheer panel in the skirt just matches the top perfectly. 

Top: Express (option)
Skirt: Zara (similar)
Heels: via DSW (similar)
Purse: c/o Bebe (option)
Lips: Julep
Earrings: Stella and Dot 

It's the last day to enter the J.Crew Necklace Giveaway!
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Linking Up:
Still Being Molly and Lipgloss and Crayons: Let It Shine Monday

Monday, October 6, 2014

I'm Over Summer + Tour Through Blogland

floral shirt, striped shorts, mixed prints
striped shorts, floral shirt, mixed prints
floral blouse, striped shorts
floral blouse, striped shorts, mixed prints
photos by Adri Lately

I can't tell you how over summer I am right now. I'm usually a big fan of California weather but I've had enough. Fall is my favorite season and I'm missing it! It's been in the 90's for as long as I can remember. I've run out of summer outfits and I can't wear any of the fall clothes I've gotten recently. Life is tough guys. 
I met up with Adri over the weekend to take outfit photos and grab some coffee. Thank goodness for blogger friends who can take your photos when your photographer/husband is gone for two and a half weeks! 

Anyway, Miriam from Simply Classic asked me to participate in "Tour Through Blogland". I'm answering some questions and sharing two of favorite bloggers with you! 

1) What am I working on?
Well, I'm always thinking of new outfits I can put together for the blog. I'm also always browsing the internet for deals and sales on pieces that I need for my closet. I'm trying to get better at the whole blogging thing! That includes being more active on social media, preparing posts ahead of time and thinking of creative content for the blog. I'm still working on it...

2) How does my work differ from others in it's genre?
I'm not sure that my blog is a lot different from other fashion blogs. I mainly focus on my personal style and remixing pieces in my closet. I don't buy a ton of new clothes so if you are into seeing how to style a piece multiple ways then I'm your gal!

3) Why do I write/create what I do?
I don't have a career that I can put a lot of energy into so blogging is my creative outlet. I didn't get a degree in fashion so as much as I'd like to officially work in the field, I can't. So I use this blog to share my love for fashion and style and maybe turn it into a career one day if I have enough experience.

4) How does my writing/creating process work?
I'm trying to get better at scheduling and preparing things ahead of time. Most of the time I take my outfit photos on the weekend (because my photographer works during the week). And then the night before I want to post I work on editing my photos and writing a little blurb. During the week I brainstorm about what outfits I want to put together. 

Now I'd like to introduce you to some other lovely bloggers! 

Adri from Adri Lately 
fashion blogger, adri lately
"I'm a 20 something LA living. Just a girl a tad bit obsessed with fashion and loves getting dressed and remixing. I believe in repeats and layering in the name of fashion. I believe that fashion is fun and everyone can achieve a style that works for them. And I can rock a mean pair of flats!"

Kym from Bitty and Bunny
BittyBunnyPic
"My name is Kym and I'm a lefty who loves animals, mashed potatoes, skirts with pockets, and writing about nothing in particular. In that order. Bitty.and.Bunny is the documentation of my journey learning to remix items in my closet to create interesting, stylish, and attainable outfits. Sometimes I succeed. I rejoice. I post those outfits to the blog, and hope to inspire someone that day. Sometimes I fail. I feel great shame and embarrassment. I post those outfits, too, and hope no one will repeat my mistakes. The sacrifices I make for my readers."

Make sure to stop by their blogs and say "hi!".

And don't forget to enter the J.Crew Necklace Giveaway!
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Linking up:
Still Being Molly and Lipgloss and Crayons: Let It Shine Monday

Friday, October 3, 2014

Old Man Approved + GIVEAWAY!

lace top, printed pants, j.crew
J.Crew necklace, lace top, giveaway
lace top, printed pants
lace top, printed pants
lace top, j.crew necklace, giveaway
(photos by Adri Lately!)

I'm happy to say that this outfit is Old Man Approved! I was in a coffee shop yesterday when an older gentleman told me that I was wearing a great outfit and that I was very beautiful. Hey - a compliment's a compliment - I'll take it.  I actually find that older men are more likely to compliment my outfits. Does this happen to anyone else? Haha...

Anyway, to say thank you for your support in the Beverly Center Style Challenge I'm giving away two J.Crew necklaces to one lucky winner! J.Crew necklaces are my favorite. They can easily be dressed up or down and these two necklaces will go with just about anything. I love them so much I picked up another one for myself - which I'm wearing! 

Open Internationally. 1 winner will receive both necklaces. Good luck! 

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*J.Crew did not sponsor this giveaway.

Linking Up:
Style Elixir: Friday's Fab Favorites