Friday, August 3, 2012

I've been doing some shopping

I've been doing a little bit of shopping.

"You been doing what?...finger painting?"

If you understand this quote it's likely we're destined to be friends. 

Lately I've really upped the ante with my wardrobe... I've been slowly acquiring some pieces to have a more polished professional look. Currently I work in a VERY casual office, and when it comes to opportunities/events that I need to throw together a business look I am PARALYZED with fear. Jeans just ain't gonna fly. So anyway, I decided it was time to do something about that, and needless to say...I've been busy. 

I'm sort of just going to dump it all here. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks...what outfits do you love, what outfits do you hate, any new mix and match suggestions? Please help me. I'm pretty style-challenged. 

#6 (cheetah print...probably wouldn't ever wear to office but I still think it's cute. But too tight and short)
#7 I am LOVING this skirt
#8 Adding fall layers
#9...not sold on this dress....may return it. Needs some seriously bright accessories & cardigan IMO

Annnnd that's about it.  Everything here came from Loft, Ann Taylor, New York & Company, Nine West, and DSW.


  1. Okay, before I start I'm just going to say that I'm a boy and I know nothing about woman's fashion whatsoever. Anything I suggest, you probably shouldn't take too serious because I don't have a clue what I'm talking about but you asked for my honest opinion so here they are:

    #1, #2, #3 = I wasn't a fan of the skirt at first but i've looked a few times and it's definitely a grower on me. I like it. I think the skirt needs to be with the white shirt though.

    #4 & #10 = I've said before I like the top but I do think there is too much red by neck/chest/between the shoulders (basically i'm trying to describe the area above the boobs! hahaha) so I definitely think it needs a necklace to show balance to your body. I'm not sure what colour necklace but i guess it's a case of seeing what's best.

    #5 = Simple yet you look great - belt brings in the waist. What's it like without the cardigan?

    #6 = Love it. The shape/style of the dress to me appears quite vintage yet has a contemporary look about it.

    #7 & #8 = My eyes are directly drawn to the skirt, if i'm honest I didn't even notice the top at all but I think wearing a cardigan balances out the whole outfit and I thought the entire look was great.

    #9 = Definitely needs accessories. Maybe a belt to break up the black.

    #11, #12, #13 = Okay, I'm not a fan of ruffles on shirts (is that what they're called?) so my opinion is quite biased but out of the 3 I think I prefer #11. I'm not a huge fan of the skirt in #12, #13 with the top but I'd personally try it with a different top - maybe that darker blue one from #8.

    Anyway, like I said - I'm just a boy. There are SO many people who will have a better idea of fashion - what's good, what's bad....but at the end of the day, it's what you feel looks good and feel comfortable in.

  2. ok, Listen to Tim. I don't necessarily agree with him on everything...BUT I will say that he is a man (or boy if he prefers) and that TRUMPS the rest.

    I always thought I dressed well. Then I got married and my husband came with me (we were newly married and he still wanted to do everything together--he loathes shopping). He would always say that he didn't know anything about women's clothes, but he would tell me what he liked. Everything he picked got HUGE compliments. What I picked, not so much.

    Men know. They just don't think they do. What an amazing gift Tim gave you.

    I thought they all looked good and gave a nice variety for dressy, not so dressy, etc. I personally am not a fan of ruffles, but they looked ok. I like the plain black dress--you can never underestimate the value of that! You can go simple or wild with accessories.

    You are inspiring me to shop!

  3. They are all great. My faves are the shirt in #4 and #11. Love your professional look.

  4. TOE PICK! I think that is what you are talking about :-) I haven't seen that movie in a long time but now I'm interested again.

    As far as the outfits... all I can say is I'm jealous. I couldn't pull off any of those looks. You look awesome.

    I looked at every single outfit you put on and I think they are all great but my favorites are #5 & #11 (especially love the shirt in #11)

    1. TOE PICK! Oh you've got it :-) Haha I haven't seen it in a long time either, but every time I hear anyone say "I've been doing a little..." it's ALL I can think of!

  5. Love love love #2, #5, and #11....that being said, I don't think ANY of them are candidates to be returned!!


  6. Let me start by saying: OMG! YOU LOOK SO ADORABLE! I love every single outfit and I adore how you have all kinds of mix and match pieces. What a fashionista to have that little gem of a wardrobe!

    My faves (although I absolutely loved 'em all) were #s 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, and 12. I freakin' LOVE that red shirt and the teal one, too. And those skirts are just too cute!

    You look fantastic, girl!

  7. I really love the Red top. Super cute. And I actually do like the little black dress. But yes, it probably would look even cuter with some accessories or a cardigan. Looking good :D

  8. Oh my gosh I love this post. I love clothes! You look gorgeous. You have lovely curves, all in the right places. You really have come so far and you're look Fab-u-lous!

    I adore the top in outfit three, love the dresses for outfit five and six.

  9. You don't look very style challenged to me!!!

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  11. Love all the outfits, but that red shirt with the tie on the side is AWESOME!!!

  12. Wow you are looking GREAT!!! :D :D

    Fave outfits are : 3, 5, 11 and 13 (the belt on 13 is a must MUST!!)

    9 - The black dress is an essential but can be accessorized sooo many ways :D.....cute coloured blazer as well :)

    8 - much better with cardy!!

    Ooooo love new clothes...must get new ones...need robbery? x