Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Magazine to Me - Glamour

2012-07-31 B

Lately, I've been really loving these "Month of Outfits" features in Glamour Magazine.  Perhaps it's the remixing aspect.  I've been cutting them out and leaving them on my dresser for when I need some early morning outfit inspiration.  Today's inspiration came from the bottom left.

I decided to forgo the pink blazer because:  A. I don't own a pink blazer and B. I think it would freak out my office mates if I wore pink and red together.  Baby steps...bringing fashion to architecture trough baby steps.

2012-07-31 A
Blazer - J.Crew, Thrifted
Tank - Old Navy
Pants - J.Crew
Wedges - Jeffery Campbell
Necklace - Vintage, Resale Shop

Friday, July 20, 2012

Work to Weekend

2012-07-20 A

Blouse - Vintage, Thrifted
Skirt - Vintage, Thrifted
Necklace - Vintage, Great Aunt's
Belt - Vintage, Thrifted
Shoes - Vintage, Thrifted

Let's start this Work to Weekend post with an all second hand outfit.  Would you believe that this outfit came from four different thrift stores and one great aunt?  It's true!  I thought that the blush blouse was a nicely complimented the coral pleated skirt.  Paired with a vintage necklace, belt, and my Ferragamos, I think it was a very lady-like outfit.  No casual Friday for me!

2012-07-20 B

Tank - J.Crew
Skirt - Vintage, Thrifted
Necklace - Vintage, Antique Mall
Belt - Flea Market
Sandals - Antonio Melani, Dillard's

To make my pleated skirt more casual, I paired it with a dotted tank and a wide leather belt.  Strappy sandals definitely say "not in the office anymore".

2012-07-20 C

Blouse -Vintage, Thrifted
Shorts - LC Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Flower - Anthropologie
Belt - Gap
Sandals - Antonio Melani, Dillard's

Why should the pleated skirt have all the weekend fun?  The blush blouse also goes casual with the help of navy polka dots.  My office dress code is "no shorts or sandals" so this is definitely a weekend only look.  So is the floral brooch.  Wouldn't want to scare off contractors with a reference to anything feminine.  This blouse got plenty of casual wear last summer during my 30x30 challenge.  If you want a few more outfit ideas, check out my challenge here.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Work to Weekend

This post is a twofer.  You get both a before and after and a work and weekend post.  This dress began it's life as a frumpy church lady's dress.  I snatched it up at a garage sale for a whopping $2.00.  A few snips and one blind hem later and I have a fun new dress that can go from work to weekend with just a few swaps.

Dress Before

2012-07-13 Day

Blazer - Ann Taylor, Thrifted
Dress - Garage Sale
Necklace - Simply Vera, Kohl's
Flats - Gianni Bini, Thrifted

The dress may be a wee bit short for work, so I toned it down with a classic black blazer and flats.  A black statement necklace and a bun finish off the look.

2012-07-13 Night

Dress - Garage Sale
Necklace - Antique Store
Belt - Thrifted
Heels - Gianni Bini, Dillard's

For a night out with the girls, throw off the blazer and jazz the ensemble up with gold accessories.  Let your hair down and throw on some heels.  A swipe of red lipstick and you're ready for a night on the town.


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