Pinterest vs. Me {Week 6}

TGIF, y’all!  I am quickly finishing up this post before we head off for Birmingham.  So excited for the Outcry concert and to see some sweet friends that we miss so much.  Asher Wade made it safely to Kentucky yesterday and I have to say that Matt and I quite enjoyed having the evening (and house) to ourselves.  Talk about a step back into the “old days” as in, pre-child.  After work I hit up Orange Theory for a kick-butt workout, then Matt and I went to Bonefish, and rather than wrangle and entertain a 2-year old like we normally do, we sat at the bar, ate dinner slowly, enjoyed some wine and watched the Masters.  After we got home and packed for the weekend and ready for bed we started the series finale of the The People v. O.J. Simpson.  We didn’t start it till 10 o’clock, and we didn’t even care because we knew we’d get a full night’s rest with no middle of the night visitors.  Boom.  Living on the wild side over here.  Seriously though, that show, I’m almost glad it’s over because it raises my blood pressure every week.

Anyways, my outfits from the week….

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Monday was a total flop. I was protesting the sudden drop in temperature (and the fact that it was Monday) and totally just bypassed what I had originally picked out and grabbed leggings, a cozy sweater and my favorite flats. Seriously though, I had just moved all of my winter clothes to another closet and placed all of my warm weather clothes front and center. I had also just gotten my first pedicure of the season in anticipation of wearing open toed sandals for the first time in months. Then Mother Nature decided to throw a cold snap our way. Have I mentioned I am over winter weather? Anyways, this outfit was totally uninspired, but I’ll post a pic anyways with the detes. Jeggings are from White House Black Market and top is actually (don’t laugh) a nursing friendly zip-up sweater from Motherhood Maternity. It’s not maternity (unless you’re OK with your belly hanging out the bottom…no judgment here), but it is designed for easy boob access. Even though I no longer have a nursling, this top is still one of my favorite items of clothing. I love the zipper detail and silvery grey color. And these shoes…they are so well-worn and broken-in, have been re-soled, and quite frankly are probably on their last leg, but I will wear them until they disintegrate. Can’t tell you the brand because the label is worn off, lol, but pretty sure I bought them from Belk.

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You guys, I love the color of this skirt so much. It doesn’t get a lot of rotation because it really looks best with a slinky cream camisole or something equally not work appropriate. It’s also too small, but I bought it as “Final Sale” from J.Crew and couldn’t exchange it. I generally wear a size 4, but for some reason this runs really small in the waist. If I want to wear it lower on my hips, I don’t zip it up all the way lest I wouldn’t be able to breath. I make the sacrifice because I just love the color. I then realized that by tucking my top into the skirt and pulling the skirt up to the narrow part of my waist, not only can I zip it up completely, it totally changed up the look and gave it more of a high-waisted, vintage style. Black turtleneck is White House Black Market. Opaque tights are Ralph Lauren (nice quality material and they have held up through numerous washings) and suede booties are Vince Camuto from Belk. My fun necklace is from Belk.

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Chambray with white jeans is such a fresh, clean color combination. It was still cold out, but I decided to protest the return of winter. I usually wear this top in the fall with dark leggings and brown boots, but I really liked it with the white jeans. Such an easy way to switch up a look for a new season. Tunic is from Nordstrom. White skinny jeans are from Vineyard Vines. Tan wedges are Tory Burch. I’m also wearing one of my silver Alex and Ani bangles, and you can’t really see it, but I have on a dainty cross necklace that is also Alex and Ani.

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I just wore these red jeans a couple weeks ago, but I love them so much that I don’t care. The color is really vibrant and they cheer me up. I loved the Pinterest pic with the polka dot sweater. It’s no secret I love red, white and black, as evidenced by previous outfits, but unfortunately I do not have such a cute polka dot sweater. I improvised with a light grey sweater and I still think the outfit came out cute. Jeans are that New Directions brand from Belk (under $20!), chambray button down is by Crown and Ivy from Belk, sweater is Old Navy, black flats are Tory Burch, and one of my bracelets is a gold Alex and Ani bangle and the other was a gift.

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I’m only in the office for a few hours this morning and then we are road trippin’, so comfort was key today. Still wanted to look presentable this morning since I had a meeting. This tunic is from Blue Door Boutique, and I need to get on there are find some other colors. The fit is perfect, as is the soft, slightly stretchy fabric. I really like the asymmetrical hemline as well. It’s just a great top. Jeans are Banana Republic, scarf is from Target, necklace is from LOFT and my gold flats are Tory Burch.

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