Posts tagged ‘everyday style’

December 23, 2009

My Everyday Style XI

A special Holiday Edition of my “My Everyday Style” series!!   For more, check out my “Everyday Style” page to the left :)

Look 11: Happy-Merry Holidays
One of the benefits of being in a mixed-religion marriage is getting to celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas!  The other benefit is not having conflicts on those holidays 😉 Haha!  Being that it’s in the midst of Chanukah and Christmas is coming up fast, I figured it’d be fun to share what I’ve worn and will wear for our families’ celebrations. Typically, I can get away with wearing jeans, but this year, I decided to continue my denial that it’s winter dress up a bit more than usual and wear cute skirts with tights.  I also snuck a pair of cozy ankle socks over my tights, hidden under my boots (shhh!), for both holidays–gotta keep those tootsies warm!

For Chanukah, I opted to toss on my trusty charcoal blazer, because my parents (who hosted) typically keep the house cool.  I kept my accessories minimal because of the patterned shirt and the dynamic of the satin, tiered, pleated skirt.  I went with my basic black knee boots because they’re easy and rather comfortable, and threw grey tights on under them to break up the dark a little bit.  I added the belt at the waist as an accessory, because it needed something.

For Christmas, I went with a basic black short-sleeve turtleneck tucked into a cute blue plaid skirt, that came with a great belt.  Because the skirt’s so bright, I stayed basic on the bottom as well, going with black tights and, again, my black boots.  I added simple CZ studs and a cute, long locket to lighten things up a little bit, and because I know my nieces will love the locket, haha!

The Looks: Chanukah on the Left, Christmas on the Right


Get The Look, Chanukah: Boots: Cutesygirl; Skirt: Forever21 (no longer available online); Shirt: Forever21 (no longer available online); Belt: TJMaxx; Blazer: Forever21; Tights: Hue (in Steel)

Get the Look, Christmas: Boots: Cutesygirl; Skirt (with Belt): Forever21; Shirt: Kohls; Necklace: Forever21; Earrings: Claire’s; Tights: Hue (in Black)

The above linked items were chosen by me with no pay or endorsement requests from the stores.

December 16, 2009

My Everyday Style X

The tenth post from my “My Everyday Style” series!!   For more, check out my “Everyday Style” page to the left :)

Look 10: Space Cadet
So right now (which is December 9th, not the day this posts… I like to write in advance 😉 ) there’s about 5″ of snow on the ground at home, and it’s currently still snowing at work.  Blech!  I wore my shearling boots today, which were a gift from my mom (they’re not Uggs or any name brand, just some random brand, so I pulled a similar, reasonably priced pair off-line and linked for you), paired with a new graphic tee and new blazer, both of which I got over the weekend.  I’m still a little chilly, but at least my feet stayed warm and dry when scraping off the car this morning!  I only wear skinny jeans or leggings with my shearling boots, because I feel like the bulge created by pants that aren’t super fitted on the leg isn’t flattering (ok, fine, I think it looks stupid, there, I said it!).

The Look:


Get The Look: Shirt: Delia’s; Blazer: Forever21; Jeans: Express; Boots: Cutesygirl;

The above linked items were chosen by me with no pay or endorsement requests from the stores.

December 9, 2009

My Everyday Style VIIII

More from my “My Everyday Style” series.   For more, check out my “Everyday Style” page to the left :)

Look 9: Warm & Cozy
Woke up this morning to a little bit of snow on the ground, and decided to dress a little warmer than usual.  Was going to wear my shearling boots, but since the walkways were clear of ice and the snow was more of a dusting I opted to go with heels instead.  Not quite ready for winter yet, and the vest and shearling boots were just too much for me LOL.  I’m keeping warme with the turtleneck, vest and scarf, though inside I’m not wearing the hat.

The Look:


Get The Look: Boots: Cutesygirl; Vest: Forever21; Turtleneck: Target; Jeans: Forever21; Scarf: Forever21 (Jade); Beret: Forever21 (Jade)

The above linked items were chosen by me with no pay or endorsement requests from the stores.

November 25, 2009

Love: Forever21 Collection

I mean, seriously, how can you not?!

I can be bribed with these items.

Check out the rest here.

November 24, 2009

My Everyday Style VIII

More from my “My Everyday Style” series.   For more, check out my “Everyday Style” page to the left 🙂

Look 7: Rockin’ the OTK Boots
Simply put, when I saw that over-the-knee boots were again this fall, I had to snag a pair, with plans to wear them not just on weekends, but to work as well.  Of course, once I got them, I had to figure out a way to make them work-friendly for some of my more conservative (not-into-fashion) coworkers.  Instead of pairing them with leggings and a tunic sweater or fun shirt like I would on weekends, I’ve opted to dress ’em up a little with grey skinny jeans and my trusty boyfriend blazer.  I added the scarf and flower bobby pin for a punch of color, because under my blazer is a wonderful white V-neck T 😉 I have to limit wearing items that push the dress code to work, and since we’re not supposed to wear shirts with graphics or writing on them, the white T fit the best (paired with potentially-dress-code-pushing OTK boots).

The Look:


Get The Look: Boots: Cutesygirl; Blazer: Express; White T: Hanes; Jeans: Forever21; Scarf: Forever21 (Jade); Flower Clip: Forever21; Earrings: Claire’s

November 19, 2009

My Everyday Style VII

More from my “My Everyday Style” series.   For more, check out my “Everyday Style” page to the left 🙂

Look 7: Fly & Flashy
Inspired by the verbiage on the invite for a party a friend is going to (no joke).  “Fly & Flashy” is the dress code, and that party is at a nightclub in downtown Chicago.  Being that I’m trying, when I go out, to not just wear the standard skinny jeans, plain black tank, and black knee boots I always wear, I figured why not do an “Everyday Style” blog that features a new going out look.  Being that it’s a bit chilly here, I opted for leggings under a dress and a scarf as an accessory, and stuck to simple faux-diamond studs to keep things toned down a little (and accent my little clutch at the same time).  Overall, it’s a flashy look that’s still sophisticated enough for my nearly-30 self 😉

The Look:


Get The Look: Sequin Blazer: Forever21; Black Dress: Forever21; Leggings: Express; Scarf: Forever21; Earrings: Claire’s; Shoes: CutesyGirl; Clutch: Forever21

November 11, 2009

My Everyday Style VI

More from my “My Everyday Style” series.   For more, check out my “Everyday Style” page to the left 🙂

Look 6: Plaid Tights
For this one, I decided to play with the fun patterned tights that are so in right now.  I found a few great pairs at Target (though they’re unfortunately not available on their website–their hosiery selection totally lacks online) and stocked up for fall/winter!  Last fall my mom bought me this great basic black jumper that I typically get a lot of wear out of.   When I pair it with a black short-sleeved mock turtleneck, it looks like a cute black dress!  Belting at the waist makes it a bit more figure-flattering, and, well, I love my black boots 😉  The particular pair of plaid tights I have happen to have exactly the same pink as one of my favorite scarves, so I added that for a punch of color on the top.

plaidtights
Get The Look:
Jumper: Nordstrom (No Longer Available); Tights (Pictured): Forever21Shirt: Kohls; Belt: A TJMaxx Find; Boots: Cutesygirl

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