Utah look: Chambray and denim

I’m still here! Sorry I have been absent. Some things are happening that I am trying to figure out the best I can and I just got to Utah yesterday so that threw a small wrench in the works, but I am hoping to have everything figured out for the most part by next week.

I hope you will all be patient and stick with me. I have some fun things planned coming up including a possible contest with a giveaway… I’ll let you know more when it’s all nailed down. For now I am trying to enjoy some time with my family who I haven’t seen for over two years. So on with the outfit post.

This is what I wore yesterday while traveling and once I got to Utah. As you can see, I am the proud new owner of a chambray shirt. I have been looking for one while thrifting but haven’t had any luck so I finally decided to go ahead and splurge on a new one (it was on sale and I had a coupon, so that helped). Plus, I new it would be a great layering piece to use while in Utah.

I wasn’t completely sure about the denim on denim look but I liked it. The orange scarf helped it to be not as boring (and helped keep me warm too).

I am definitely having to readjust to the cold weather. I grew up around snow and I miss seeing it every winter. It’s funny because people I talk to here, have a hard time understanding why I would want to leave Florida to come here in the winter, but it’s nice to see something different. Even though the snow has lost its novelty to the people who live around it, to me it’s fun and fresh and exciting. When I woke up this morning it was snowing and I was so giddy I felt like a kid again. It’s been 5 years since I’ve seen any.

What do you think? Snow or no?
Outfit breakdown:
Shirt: So, purchased at Kohl’s for 16.00
Jeans: purchased at the thrift store for 3.49
Boots: purchased at Kohl’s for 23.19
Orange scarf: purchased at the thrift store for 3.99
My awesome sis-in-law Livia was kind enough to brave the cold to snap some pics for me. Check out her blog here.

Look of the Day: Striped Blazer

After yesterdays fail, it took me forever to get dressed today. I kept second guessing everything I put on. I knew I wanted to wear this striped blazer because I found an inspiration photo that reminded me of it, but I couldn’t decide what to pair it with. I finally settled on a look and I’m happy that I liked it as much in the pictures as in the mirror. 

Here is the inspiration:
And here’s my look:

You can see the stripes and details better in this one.
The stripes in my blazer are far more subtle, but I like it a lot. I really love the cute bow in the front too. It’s super different from any other blazer that I have. I went with purple simply because I don’t have any cobalt blue pants and I didn’t want to go with navy because that looked too boring (I know because I tried it in my many outfit changes this morning). I like the pop of purple. These jeans are sometimes hard to find stuff to wear with, so I’m glad I found another way to wear them.
What do you think?
Outfit breakdown:
Blazer: Kenar, purchased at the thrift store for 2.99
Shirt: Splash, purchased at Ross for 3.99
Jeans: South Pole, purchased at the thrift store for 3.99
Shoes: Mossimo, purchased at Goodwill for 5.00
Earrings: purchased at Old Navy for 1.99
Necklaces: one gifted, the other purchased at Beall’s Outlet for 1.99
Bracelets: All gifted, but one is a remake from a broken necklace
Inspiration photo from pinterest but originally from www.wendyslookbook.com
I linked up with:
pleated poppy

Look of the Day: Stripes and Pearls

 I keep thinking things are going to calm down now that the holidays are over… ha! I’ve been waiting for a lull in the activities so that I can work on my goal of getting ahead of my blog but since the lull doesn’t look to be coming my way anytime soon, I guess I just need to get my act together so that I can fit everything in. Anyone else having this problem…no…just me??

Anyway, I am in love with this striped top. It was one of my finds from last week’s sale day when I only had about 30 min to shop. I always love black and white stripes and I can rarely pass them by (I think it may be a problem). This one has a sort of faux wrap look going on which I like and is different from any others I have. It will go with a lot of stuff so I’m excited.

Also I love this necklace. The combination of chain, pearls, beads, and a flower is interesting and fun. I got it a few years ago for my birthday but I don’t wear it very often because one of the strands of pearls keeps coming apart. It’s an easy fix that I just keep putting off.  
Another quick question. I am heading out to Utah next week to see some of my family (yay!) and I am SUPER worried that I’m going to freeze to death. Any tips on what I should pack? Anything I must get for the trip? Tights are on my list because I don’t own any and I figure I’ll need them for church, but what else? I swear I used to know how to dress for the cold but I’m having major brain cramps about what I’ll need. Most of the stuff I own now is very lightweight since it’s so hot here in FL.
Outfit breakdown:
Shirt: A Line, purchased at the thrift store for 1.99
Jeans: Mossimo, purchased at Target for 11.49
Booties: purchased at JustFab.com for 19.99
Necklace: purchased at Beall’s Outlet for 5.99
I linked up with:
Thrifters Anonymous

Trouser jeans…

I have been M.I.A. for the last few days, so I wanted to get in a quick post tonight. It’s been a busy week so far and it’s only Wednesday. 
Monday was the hubs and my anniversary and we had a great day. We went to lunch, shopping at Kohl’s, and actually even went out to a movie, which is a rare occurance.
This is what I wore for the festivites.
I decided to take a break from the skinny jeans and go with some trouser jeans. They are really comfortable but I’m not sure they photograph very well or even look as good as I once thought they did. 
It’s funny how personal taste changes so much and something that you used to love wearing can seem so odd. I used to only wear bootcut or trouser jeans, and now when I put them on it feels strange and looks weird (to me). I’m sure it’s because I wear straight cut or skinnies so often. I guess it’s good that we change as style evolves, it would be boring if we were always stuck wearing the same things year after year. However, it’s also annoying to put on something and think did they always look like this? I swear these jeans used to look better. lol!
What do you think? 
Have you ever had something you used to like wearing that now never seems to look right?
Outfit breakdown:
Jacket: XXI, purchased at the thrift store for 1.99
Shirt: purchased at Old Navy for 1.69
Jeans: Ann Taylor, purchased at the thrift store for 2.49
Shoes: purchased at Payless for 6.00
Scarf: purchased at the flea market for 1.00

I linked up with:

pleated poppy