Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Loafer Love

Sweater: Old Navy. Pants: TJMaxx. Shoes: thrifted. Watch: XOXO via Burlington Coat Factory.

It's currently the storm before the calm here at school: midterms week.  I just have to get through the end of the week and then I get spring break in all of its relaxing glory.  So needed right about now.  

These loafers are a recent addition to my shoe collection and since wearing them just last week, I've had to restrain myself from wearing them every day.  They are surprisingly comfortable and that amazing basket-weave?  Obsessed. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sketchy Floral

Blazer, belt, dress: thrifted. Shoes: Payless.

A few days ago, it snowed.  Today, the high is 73.  This bipolar weather is getting insane.  

If you aren't familiar with blogger, it's got this cool feature where it displays the search queries that people are using to find your blog.  I got a good chuckle the other day when I saw that someone had ended up here by searching "ugly terrible prom dresses."  No doubt they ended up at this post.  I still wish I had gotten that dress...

I did manage to snag the dress I'm wearing today at the thrift store, though.  If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say its from sometime in the early to mid 90's.  It's really comfortable and I think the cut is super flattering.  I love the sketchy little floral print it's got going on.  

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Prep School

Blazer, shirt, shoes, necklace: thrifted. Jeans: Old Navy, skinnied. Purse: vintage Ralph Lauren Polo via thrift. Watch: my grandpa's. Sunglasses: H&M.

I've gotta admit, I'm kind of crazy in love with this outfit, probably because it is comprised of some of my favorite thrift finds.  I'm absolutely obsessed with denim shirts lately, so I was super excited when I found this light blue beauty to join my darker denim shirt (seen here and here) in my collection.  

Despite having told myself that I had more than enough blazers in my closet, this one was just too cool to pass up.  The little emblem on the pocket paired with the plaid makes me feel preppy chic.   

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Shirt: TJMaxx. Shorts: thrifted and DIYed. Tights, boots: thrifted. Ring: Forever 21. 

I feel a little 90's grunge today; more so than the last time I said that.

So funny story about these tights:  I've always thought that sweater tights were pretty neat and seemed like a good alternative to my well-loved and worn opaque tights, but had never bought a pair until I found a pile of them in the thrift store recently.  I'm pretty sure they were brand new because there were so many of the same exact thing, but even so, I wasn't really up for trying on tights at the thrift store.  So I spent a few minutes going through the pile checking sizes and found that the tags were all marked 10.  At that moment, everything I may have known about the sizing of tights, and really of clothes in general, escaped my brain, and I decided that, since 10 falls within my usual thrifted size range (see interesting post by myedit on thrift store sizing), these would fit just fine.  I snatched up a pair and threw them in the wash.

Come to find out, there were 2 issues with these tights.  1) sweater tights have significantly less stretch than traditional tights and therefore are much less forgiving in sizing and 2) they were actually a children's size 10, which I deduced from the fact that the crotch only came up to about my mid-thigh.

However, I was determined to not let the 49 cents I paid for these drop-crotch suckers go to waste, therefore, I threw on some denim cutoffs to hold the tights up to about where they should be. Boom, problem solved.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Easy Peasy

Dress: TJMaxx. Tights, boots: Target. Sunglasses: H&M.

Today was the kind of day that begged for a quick and easy outfit, so I opted for my go-to, a comfy floral dress, black tights (a definite wardrobe staple for me), and boots.  This combo is always no fail when I'm running a little late and need to throw something on but still want to look put together. 

The weather has been pretty crazy the past couple days.  Yesterday, we got our first look at snow for the entire winter in the form of a wintery mix, which was, unfortunately, fleeting.  Today, standing in sun, I was comfortable without a coat.  (Though just in case my mother worries, I did indeed wear one out today, it just didn't get photographed.)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pop of Berry

Shirt, jeans, jacket: Old Navy. Tights: Kmart. Belt: Target. Shoes: Payless.

I'm having one of those days where I can't really form sentences out of my thoughts, so, bullet points:

- It rained today.  Gross.
- I have helmet hair today.  Payback for the amazing hair day yesterday?
- I'm actually not a billboard for Old Navy.
- Tights under jeans inspired by this look.
- Thanks to the random hubcap for letting me pose with it.

Cable Knit and Flannel

Shirt: Old Navy via thrift. Cardigan, belt, bag: thrifted. Pants: Gap. Boots: Target. Sunglasses: Forever 21.

Today was absolutely beautiful, sunny and cool.  The temperature was just right for a cozy plaid flannel shirt (one of my new favorites) with an oversized chunky cable knit cardi layered on for the cooler spells in the morning and evening.  

Lately my hair has been really stubborn about holding a decent looking curl, but I finally figured out a way to get some wavy texture going, with my straightener of all things.  I'm definitely loving the change from my usual straight style; I'm going to work on getting out of the hair rut that I'm in and really put to use my Pinterest board of hair inspiration.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pink and Red

Dress: Charlotte Russe. Cardigan: thrifted. Tights, shoes: Target.

Happy Valentine's Day!!  I'm celebrating by stuffing my face with chocolate and doing homework.  Yeah, super exciting, I know. 

In honor of the holiday of chocolate (or love, you know, whatever your view is), Everybody, Everywear proposed a challenge to pair red and pink together.  My first instinct was to run to my closet and colorblock some hot pink and orange-y red.  However, I have neither of those colors in my closet.  My skin has really orange undertones, so when I wear red-orange and especially hot pink, I turn the color of an oompa loompa: read, bright orange. So I settled for pairing my soft pink cardigan with some pops of red.

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, February 13, 2012

Feeling Blue


Sweater, shoes: Target. Jeans: Old Navy. Necklace: Forever 21.

Wow, has it been a while, or what?  I had the craziest week and had no time to shoot or post or even really plan decent outfits.  This outfit is from the one day where I had a few spare minutes to get some pictures. 

Winter seems to have finally made it here today.  Looking back at these picture of me without a coat and gloves makes me kind of cold.  I'm glad that the cool weather has finally set in; I'm really looking forward to actually getting some use out of my winter wardrobe!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mom Jorts

Blazer, shirt: thrifted. Shorts: thrifted and DIYed. Shoes: Target. Sunglasses, sheers (which are barely visible): Walmart.

The other night, I was procrastinating by means of browsing Pinterest and came across this look, which I immediately loved.  I decided to recreate something similar today by pairing a blazer with high-waisted denim shorts.  I definitely had to channel all of my confidence to pull off these shorts, but I really like them and they are surprisingly comfortable.  And yes, they are made from Mom Jeans.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Are You There, Winter? It's Me, Katherine.


Dress: Old Navy. Shoes: Payless. Sunglasses: Forever 21.

The weather is really starting to freak me out.  These photos represent a complete outfit; I wore nothing else.  No tights, no jacket, just a dress.  With bare legs.  Granted, it's a heavier knit, but seriously?  Groundhog Day is going to be interesting tomorrow.  If 'ole Phil doesn't see his shadow, then I suppose we'll continue on with this spring weather as usual.  If he does see his shadow, then we will technically be getting 6 more weeks of winter.  But how can we have more winter if we never had winter to begin with?  Just a little food for thought...