Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bright: A skirt as a shirt? Yes, again!

Good morning everyone! Its finally Saturday, my day of rest! I hope everyone had a good week and if you didn't don't worry, just have a martini and all the worries of the past week will dissapear! Thats what I did anyway. We went to Fridays for my brother-in-law's birthday party last night and I had a wonderful time. I wore this because I just wasn't up for staying in the outfit that I wore to work. Like the title says I am wearing a skirt as a shirt. This isn't the first time that i've done this nor will it be the last. Well i'm keeping this post short and sweet today because I'm off to do a whole bunch of NOTHING! Yeah for me. Have a great weekend everyone!!
Fashionably Yours!!

By the way props to my photographer for taking such great pictures!! You rock!
Headband: For love 21
Striped sweater: Dress Barn (from my lovely retail days)
Green Skirt (worn as a shirt): Target maybe? I've had it for a while
Jean Leggings: H&M
Boots: Target
Necklace: Freecycle (Got for free!!)
Red bow ring: For love 21

Friday, January 29, 2010

Bold - The self-made boho headband

Its Friday! Yipppppeeeeee! I'm so glad this week is coming to a close, its been a long week. Now i'm counting down to my staycation Feb 12! I can't wait!

So I decided to try the rolled up jeans with ankle boots look today. I don't have oxfords yet so I can't wear those (soon though..). Since its still plenty cold here in Michigan this week I had to wear some thick socks with my shoes. The outfit also revolved around my newly made headband, very boho if you ask me! I'm thinking I'm gonna get some pretty strange looks at work today but i don't care! So what is everyone's weekend plans? I've got a birthday party tonight and a Pistons basketball game with the hubs on Sunday. Other than that I'm laying low and getting some rest so I can kick this cough good bye. Well i'm off now, have a great weekend everyone!

Fashionably Yours!

Close up of the necklaces!

Close up of the headband!

Shirt: Thrifted
White Tank (underneath): Given to me by a friend
Jeans: Target
Notted Necklace: Freecycle
Bird Necklace: For Love 21
Black Ring: Gifted from my cousin
Socks: Target
Ankle Boots: Burlington coat factory
Headband: Made by me!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bright - The kelly green jacket!!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED this outfit!! This green jacket I found at a thrift store a couple of years ago but it didn't fit too great so I ended up giving it to my sister. Fast foward a couple of years and I'm riffling through my sister's closet and saw the jacket again. I decided then that I was gonna take it back. It doesn't look so great buttoned on me but I didn't care! SO its been sitting in my closet unworn until now!! Another item of clothing that I decided that I had to start wearing more. So while seeking some much needed fashion inspiration I came up with the idea of this outfit!! Isn't it great?!?!

Fashionably Yours!

Close up of the boots and leg-warmers!

Close-up of my elephant necklace and charm necklace!

Green Jacket: Salvation Army
Striped Cardigan: Old Navy
White tunic: Express
Leggings: NY & Co.
Leg-warmers: Target
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Elephant Necklace: JoAnn Fabrics
Charm Necklace: Gift from the husband
Black ring: For Love 21

Unexpected - A dress tucked into pants?!

Yeah you read the caption right, i have a dress tucked in my pants (and on purpose!). I have worn this dress a couple of times before but I don't really care for the clingy fabric that it is made out of. I decided though that instead of just continuing to let it sit in my closet being unworn that I would have to find some new ways to wear it. This idea came to me while at work so I had to hurry up and write it down in my fashion journal. I do like how it turned out and how innovative it looks (even though I was told it was an unflattering outfit...). Later when my husband found out I had a dress tucked in my pants his response was "I should have known!" Well what can i say?!

Oh and btw this was yesterday's outfit!!

Fashionably Yours!

Dress (worn as a shirt): Target
Jacket: Bitten by SJP
Pants: Bitten by SJP
Scarf: Target
Grey Socks: Target
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Flower Ring: Made by me!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Ritual

So if you haven't learned yet from previous posts, Wednesday night is pizza and movie night for me and the hubs. Its become a tradition and I try to give him my undivided attention on those nights so it becomes special time for us. So i will do my outfit post tommorrow for you all. Until then have a great night!!

Fashionably Yours!

Photo credit belongs to google. Also, no pasta tonight (that was last night) but I thought it was a good pic so I used it. Just so there is no confusion...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Is it Friday yet?!

So today I woke up thinking that it was Wednesday, but was only Tuesday! Apparently I'm in a rush to finish this week! I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that I've been feeling sick lately.

I decided to wear my new pink flower statement necklace with my outfit, in fact my outfit revolved around it. This outfit evolved a couple of times before I left work today and I liked that the necklace peek out under the v-neck of the shirt.

Alright now its time for me to finish this post because i'm running out of cool things to say....

Fashionably Yours,

Necklace: Made by me
Ring: For Love 21
Brown Sweater: Thrifted
White Tank: Given to me by a friend
Skirt: Thrifted
Leggings: Papaya
Socks: Target
Boots: Target

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sick and tired of being sick and tired!!

So I've been trying to fight off some kind of virus or sinus infection the past week and right now its getting to the coughing, clearing my throat stage. Its really gross I know! So after my husband took these pictures I realized he didn't get my face in the shot which i'm now quite relieved about. I'm looking all puffy eyed and dead in the face so the less you see of my face right now the better off you are. So today its all about the outfit!

The tights and the bow on the belt are brown even though they look black in these pictures. I blame in on the bad picture quality. I put this outfit together and when I had it on today I wasn't too sure of it but now that I see it in the picture i'm quite happy with it. The bow is something I actually made and its detachable. I added it to the belt that came with the cardigan and I loved wearing it. Every day this week I'm going to try to wear something that I've made this past weekend in a different way so you can see the versatility of the items. I hope to have my etsy shop open cross your fingers. If you want anything just let me and we might be able to arrange something. Well guys I'm off to get some much needed rest. Have a great night!!

Fashionably Yours,

Sweater: Past Christmas Gift (Steve and Barrys)
Tan Top: Target
Bow: Self-made
Skirt: Thifted
Leggings: Charlotte Russe
Socks: Target
Boots: ??

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Would you buy any of this?!

Hopefully I will be opening my Etsy shop soon, but before I do what do you think? Would you wear any of this? The bows and flowers can be worn on shoes, belts, headbands, or necklaces. I made them in such a way that they are completely versatile and can be worn many ways. The only thing that isn't that versatile is the circle headband. Let me know what you think.

Fashionably Yours,

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Its all about the layers!!

I'm not really supposed to be on here because I'm supposed to be doing my crafts but I had to hurry up and get my weardrobe picture up here from yesterday. This is not what I wore to work yesterday but rather what I wore to a birthday party last night. The vest was added in lieu of a jacket since my scarf sheds and I didn't want to have to clean off my coat for 4 hours. I really am loving the shorts with leggings or tights underneath, and am thinking that I need to start cutting up some more old jeans I don't wear anymore. Well all, that's it for now. I must go and get cracking on getting some work done. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Fashionably Yours,

Grey Striped Shirt: Target??
Scarf: Thifted
Shorts: Remixed
Leggings: :NY & Co
Grey stiped socks: Target
White Leggings: Target
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Vest: Steve and Barrys
Bracelets: One my sister gave me and the other one is from 5-7-9.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Weekend Plans

Hey guys, no this is not me nor is it my outfit post for today (that will come later). I just wanted to share with you my weekend plans. Oh and the little girl is my friend's daughter wearing one of the headbands I made for her! How cute is she?!

Anyhow, this weekend I plan on making some broaches, headbands, barrettes, and such so I can open my etsy shop. So no weekend posts for me! I need to get my shop up and going so I can make some extra money. I'm excited and a little overwhelmed knowing that it will take up so much time to get it all going. I can handle it though. While I'm making things I will be watching Project Runway and old episodes of Sex and the City. So what is everyone's plans for the weekend?

Fashionably Yours,

These are some of the other headbands and broaches I have made! You like?!?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The $4 outfit minus the shoes....

Hey guys....I'm bbbbaaaaccckkk! I'm feeling better today so i'm doing my weardrobe post from today. This sweater and pants are recents finds at the thrift store from this past weekend. The sweater got me a couple of compliments today and I of course was on cloud nine for that. I love this sweater, its nice and cozy. The sweater and the pants cost me $1 each and the white tank underneath was $2 on clearance at Target some weeks back. So this outfit was a pretty cheap but comfortable and chic outfit all at once! I love when that happens! Yea me!!

Fashionably Yours,

Sweater: Thrifted
Pants: Thrifted (Hollister)
White Tank: Target
Necklace: For Love 21
Boots: Charlotte Russe

Giveway on Our Paper Moon Blog

Look at this beautiful sweatshirt cape! I love it! So gorgeous and the unexpected smiley face on the back is so nice when walking away from someone! Django et Coco are giving this away on their blog ( Go ahead and go try and snatch it up for yourself...i may be jealous if you win but I will get over it! It's real easy to enter. I'm crossing my fingers, how about you?

Fashionably Yours,

ABC's of Moi!

Since yesterday I wasn't feeling so hot I didn't take a weardrobe picture. I will post one tonight but I thought for today I would let you know a little bit about myself. So i've taken a survey and decided to give you my answers. I hope this will do...and if you have any of your own questions please feel free to ask and I will answer. Have a blessed day!

Fashionably Yours,

A - Age: 26
B - Bed size: Full...and yes i need a bigger one.. oh so desperately
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathroom..thank god the husband does it.
D - Dearest friend: This may sound corny but my husband..what can i say? he's my best friend
E - Essential start your day item: for the work week its a coke-a-cola. And I must have breakfast everyday!
F - Favorite color(s): Yellow & green...but i do love all colors!!
G - Gold or Silver: I like gold for costume jewelry, silver for real jewelry
H - Highest level of education: Some college
I - Instruments you play: Nothing :( I was once trying to learn piano then I quit.
J - Job title: Broker Administration Specialist a.k.a. Do whatever they tell me to..ha ha.
K - Kids: None right now but someday...and Just 1 child then
L - Living arrangements: 2 Bedroom apartment that I adore even if I do have to pay city taxes because of where I live.
M - Mom's name: Linda
N - Nicknames: J-lo, jenny,..i don't have as many nicknames as i used to.
O - One regret from your 20's: Still in my 20's and no regrets yet..
P - Pet Peeve: I have too many to name..but i've always hated when people call you and tell you to hold, don't call me until YOU can talk..just plain DUMB!
Q - Quote from a movie: "We're as fucked up as you are, its like the blind leading the blind." - Its actually from a tv series. Or "Be the change you want to see in the world" -Ghandi
R - Religion: Christian
S - Siblings: 1 Brother, 1 Sister, 2 sister-in-laws, and 1 Godbrother-in-law.
T - Time you wake up: Anywhere from 6:30 to 9:00 depending on the day
U - Underwear: I wear them all the
V - Vegetable you dislike: I love my vegetables...i'm not sure if i hate any..maybe sweet potatoes?
W - Workout style: Laziness...i hate working out! I can't ever motivate myself!
X - X's you'd like to avoid: There's definetly one..too many scars and scabs and just plain craziness that needs to be avoided.
Y - Yesterday's best moment: Having pizza and a movie night with the hubs! He always makes me feel better. I wasn't feeling great last night and he waited on me! I love him!
Z - Zoo favorite: Birds, if you ever notice my jewelry you will understand this. I love birds AND birdcages! I'm addicted for sure!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Tuesday that feels like Monday!

Since I had yesterday off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr today was my Monday! It didn't start out well either as I woke with a headache that has yet to go away. Nonetheless I'm glad I had a good restful 3-day weekend and I only have a 4-day work week this week.
This sweater was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. Its not something I would normally pick out for myself but since I took off the tags and didn't have a receipt I couldn't return it. So in an effort to not let another thing sit in my weardrobe un-worn I decided it was time to pair it with something. I decided red and brown was the way to go today! My jewelry had an owl theme today too and I loved it! So what's the one piece you have in your closet that you need to wear still???
Fashionably Yours,

Sweater: Christmas Gift
Skirt: Thrifted (This past weekend)
Leggings: For Love 21
Socks: Target
Ankle Boots: Bitten by SJP
Owl Necklace: JoAnn Fabrics (I bought the chain and the owl separately and made the necklace)
Owl Ring: For love 21

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Say What Now?!

Does anyone ever watch tv that you aren't ready to admit to your grown up friends?! Well i'm gonna say it, I like watching True Jackson VP on the nickelodeon network. Yeah that's right I said it!! I love that she's a young vibrant girl working as a VP of a major fashion company. And because its a fashion company they have some great costumes for the show. So don't judge...please don't judge.
So this is what I wore Saturday, January 16 to go shopping. First to the grocery store then to the thrift store later in the day. You know it amazes me that people still shop at the mall. I understand going to certains places for those beloved basics but for some great one of a kind pieces why spend all that money when you can go to the thift store and get the same thing for a whole lot cheaper. Yesterday I scored 3 shirts, a pair of pants, a purse, and 4 skirts all for under $25! How awesome is that?!?! I'm very excited to wear it all for you to see! Well i'm off to get some breakfast. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Fashionably Yours,

I felt very much like the beautiful lady of Second Skin today! Sub-conciously inspired by her I think!
Boots: Steve Madden
Knee Socks: Target
Leggings: Charlotte Russe
White Tank Dress: Express
Blue Tank: Charlotte Russe ???
Blue Wrap Sweater: Christmas Gift (Urban Behavior)
Cloche Hat: Thrifted