Tuesday

Well, I'm off to prepare for next year...

I'm out shopping at the grocery store!  I'm going to try and make the transition from vegetarian to vegan *wish me luck*!  Starting Jan 1st-- you know how we do... :-)


LOL!



Pictured: Dress-Evan Picone (TJ Maxx) T-Shirt (Ross) Tights (Spanx) Boots (Nine West) Bag Gifted (Monie @stylebymonie)

Monday

Inspiration Anyone...?

Hi Ladies
I am soooo ready for the new year!!!!  I spent sometime today working on my inspiration boards for 2011.  I have three-- one for style, one for work and one for home/family.  I only made it through the one for style today.  Take a look...


 Do any of you do this?


It's still a work in progress.  I don't like any blank space so I'll add a few more things over the next few days!

What inspires you?

Thursday

Yes ma'am..rain, sleet, hail, snow!



This morning I woke up to a sheet of ice covered with a sprinkle of snow! I drove like 10 mph all the way to work.  This cold front is killin' me.  I live in the south for a reason, this is unnatural!
Anyways...
I haven't worn these boots in a minute, I love them they're very comfortable but they make my feet look huge!  I went to Target last night to pick up a gift card for my 'Secret Santa' recipient and got this entire outfit. Yep, shirt-sweater and skirt! I think I was the only person at work with a skirt on today. Yes ma'am rain, sleet, hail, snow!

Pictured:
Shirt, skirt, sweater-Target, belt-JC Penny, tights-Spanx, boots- Nine West
Bracelet-Dillard's, Watch-Bulova, earrings- Claire's

Monday

It's Toastmasters Baby!!!!

Toastmasters Speech-a-thon
2010
Hiya ladies--

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but I am currently working toward my competent communicator certificate in Toastmasters.  This was my second speech entitled How to Fake It.  Don't let the title distract you, this speech was about how to fake confidence, when you are running low!!

It went well overall, but for some reason I was REALLY nervous.  I wasn't even this nervous during my first speech!

I decided against the black dress and went with separates instead.
Shown:
Cardigan-Target, Shirt- NY&Co., Skirt NY&Co., shoes (not shown)-Nine West.

Saturday

Dressing Room Drama & the 1st snow of the Season!

So I went to the mall to do a bit of shopping and I when I left I walked out into this:
We got snow today {insert sad face here}

Anyways, this is what I went to the mall for--  a dress for the Toastmasters International holiday party.  I like this one, but I'm not sure.  Whatcha think?

here's a slightly better shot...


I have to do two speeches so I want to look nice, but be comfortable at the same time.  I will really be comfortable with my Spanx on!!!!

"Lazy" Friday...

Happy beginning of the holiday season to everyone!  Just as the title suggests I  was lazy and did not go out shopping on Black Friday!! The direct result of way too much food. *shakes fist in the air* So I decided to shop from the comfort of my couch in my PJ's.  Here's the rundown:

I purchased two pair of shoes from Nine West  (amazing deals on both):
Belltown...and theseLove
Now we know I love me some me some leopard print, but I've never owned burgundy shoes before.  The possibilities...
I also purchased these boots.  They're supposed to be over the knee, but I have a feeling they'll only be knee high on me.  That's fine though.
















Last but not least, I was able to get something I've had my eye on for almost a year...
This.
 *sorry about the tiny picture*
It's the Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Bow Chain' ruffle detail blue streak dress.  I've wanted this dress since forever...or at least June 2010! It finally went on sale, yay, and I got it.  Hope it fits.
I hope you all got some good deals, I look forward to reading about them!

Wednesday

Headstart to the weekend...

Okay so my department is closing down two hours early today!!!  This gives me a two hour head start to the weekend and the grocery store!! Very exciting, I know.   Last week I went to scout out the the new Tanger Outlet * they open at midnight on Black Friday * and I got this AWESOME sweater at Off Saks.          

                   Don't laugh at my bad hair day ponytail!




Pictured:
Sweater 5/48 (Off Saks), T-shirt Target, Jeggings NY&Co.
Boots-Nine West, Purse-Brahmin, Belt-New York&Co

Monday

Manic Monday...

Actually, today wasn't very manic for a Monday.  I'm glad it's a short work week, this is definitely one of the "perks" of working in financial servicing.  Today in the office there was a TON of red--red sweaters, pants, dresses--and me...








Pictured-
Shirt-NY&Co, Skirt-Jones NY
Tights-Spanx,Shoes-Nine West

Sunday

Is this not the funniest thing...?

I would hate to see this lady on Black Friday!! She's a beast...love her!
I crack up every time I see this commercial!!

Tuesday

Mix Master (Perhaps?)


Hello party people!!!
I've been wanting to try out mixing patterns/prints for a while now, but hadn't quite worked up the nerve to do so--especially not during the week.  Well today I decided to mix it up a little. 

What do leopard and stripes have in common? 

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Mixing it up!


They all were a part of my outfit today!

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 ...a up close shot of the different patterns.
The shirt has stripes also-
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Love the rosettes detail!

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 ...my birthday shoes!
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This is me "tip toeing" around the mixing trend!!  Let me know what you think.

Pictured:
Shirt and Skirt- New York&Co.
Tights-Spanx, Belt-Carolina Thrift,
Shoes-Nordstrom, Bracelets (2)-Dillard's

Monday

Manic Monday...

I purchased this blazer at The Limited during one of their 40% off sales-



...and I wanted to take the opportunity to attempt to mix patterns... as you can see, it didn't work out!  It fits well though, I really like it.

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Pictured:
Blazer- The Limited, Shirt- Target, Pants, New York & Co,
Accessories: Earrings- Dillard's, Belt- Michael Kors, Bag-Brahmin, Shoes-Nine West

Sunday

Mommy and Baby Blog...

I wore this outfit to kick-off the start of my (and my baby-girl's) new blog.  It's called Generational Dressing .  She and I have an ongoing battle over my closet.  She likes to "borrow" my things, so it's like one piece of clothing worn two ways. Her way and my way.

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Geneerational Dressing

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shoes




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Generational Dressing
feat-LALAH from Hi-Tops and Hoodies

Pictured:
Blazer-NY&Co, Blouse-JC Penny, Jeans- NY&Co, Shoes-Jessica Simpson



Thursday

Casual Thursday

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Shoes

Pictured:
Trench-Target, Jeans-Buckle, Tank and Cardigan-NewYork &Co, Shoes-Nine West

Wednesday

The first day of...Coats

It was a little chilly outside today so I decided to bite the bullet a wear a coat. ( I hate wearing coats)

   I kinda like this one though!


^^^^ I kinda feel like Captain Morgan, LOL!


 My skirt isn't too small ( I don't think)...It the ruching detail across the hip!!
 My old trusty boots.  I've had these since 2007--so comfy!
These were a "Black Friday" steal over 50% off!

Pictured:
Trench-DKNY, Boots-Nine West, Cardigan-New York &Co, tank-Target, Skirt-New York &Co.
Accessories: Tights-Spanx, Bangle-New York &Co, Earrings (not pictured) Macy's


Tuesday

Off to the polls

I took advantage of early voting to (ahem) avoid the crowds. Yeah right, I waited for two hours!!
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Voting Outfit 2010

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Shoes


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Off to cast my vote!
2010
 Pictured:
Blazer-NewYork & Co, T-shirt-Target, Jeggings-Dereon, Bag-Michael Kors, Shoes- Nine West
Accessories: Scarf-World Market, Earrings- Target

Monday

Manic Monday...

What a day...what a day. 

The cold weather has finally kicked in!!!!! I will officially break out a coat or two tomorrow.





Pictured: T-shirt-Target, Pants- NewYork&Co., Shoes-Dillard's
Accessories: Belt- NewYork&Co, Necklace- NewYork&Co. Trouser socks- NewYork&Co.