Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Mixed Day

I've got something of a mixed day in front of me, first a quick and casual work meeting, and then just a ton of working from home and running errands. I've dressed for the more important task, which is the work meeting. When I'm done with that, there's an very good chance I'll change into jeans and a t-shirt, just to be a little more comfortable!

In honor of my mixed day, I've worn my one mixed media shirt. I'm normally not a fan of this trend, but I like how the cotton back and patterned print work on this shirt. It's incredibly flowy and amazingly comfortable. I can't help but be drawn to the pattern as well.

However, upon second though I'm not sure how nuts I am about this top and skirt paired together. The greens don't seem to go together quite as well as I thought, and it's definitely a look I might re-consider in the future. The top is from Kohls, while the skirt is from New York and Company

And just a quick reminder, well behaved women rarely make history! So act up and make a difference!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Voting Day!

It's November 4th, and across the country that means that people are heading to the polls. In a fit of patriotic fervor I pulled out an incredibly old t-shirt, and headed out to vote with a message! (Yes, this shirt is from over eight years ago, when message t-shirts were still a big trend.)
Be a Chooser, Not a Loser, Vote!
 When I finally was able to find my polling location, one of the workers complimented my shirt, which made me feel a little bit better about wearing something that felt a little bit old and maybe a little too on topic.

 To pull the look together as something other than just a t-shirt I paired it with a skirt from Loft and a red belt that I found on Amazon. I kept the colors really, really simple so that I could let the message of the shirt stay front and center, and so that it didn't feel too much like a costume.

This skirt is one of my favorites, although I don't wear it too often. It walks the line between casual and dressed up, and so I'm trying to figure out way s to make it work in a variety of ways, such as this fairly casual look. Isn't the overlay just too much fun?

 RBG voted that she should get to chew my shoes, but I had to veto that particular option! These are a relatively new purchase from Payless, and I love the menswear inspired details. You should definitely check them out, at $14 I think they're a steal! I find that they run just a smidge small, so if you're between sizes I would consider sizing up a half size. And make sure you vote today if you haven't!

Celebrate Southern Linkup: 2 cats & chloe.

Monday, November 3, 2014


I know that at this point I've talked a lot about the weather, and how it's never chilly in Houston. However, this weekend we had a cold chill, where the temps actually dropped down pretty darn low! I was over the moon, and excited to finally be able to share some outfits that featured sweaters, boots, and all the fun cool weather looks that are available. Unfortunately, the weather didn't stay, and the high today is int he 80s. So, I'll have to continue with the faux-fall looks, and I hope that you'll forgive me.

These boots are new, and I'm really enjoying their super tall shaft. I like that they go to my knee, which will make it easier to transition somewhat shorter dresses into fall. You can find them here, for only $23, and with free shipping and returns if you have an Amazon Prime membership. I have somewhat large calves, and I found these to be a good fit, so that's an additional thing to keep in mind!

This dress is about four years old now, and originally came from the sales rack at Delia's. I've mostly looked at Delia's products online and in catalogs, but the Houston Galleria has an actual physical location. I really like this dress, it's so simple that it can be accessorized in a ton of different ways, and the thick fabric means I can transition it into colder weather fairly well. The scarf was  gift from my sister, and to be totally honest, I'm not entirely sure where it came from, although I believe it's from Old Navy.

I had to include this picture. Not only do you get a better feel for the true color of the boots, but so that you'll know what I go through every day when getting dressed.