July 27, Coffee Date

I had a coffee date this morning with a friend who I haven’t seen all summer. It was great to catch up with her and a good reminder that I often get so busy that I forget (or don’t take the time) to nurture friendships. Gotta get better about that!

It’s a lot cooler here today, so I wore jeans and a cotton top, but my dark jeans and plain grey t shirt on the left look frumpy. The cropped and lightly distressed jeans on the right are an improvement. The sleeveless, v neck grey t shirt is more stylish than an oversize t shirt from my husband’s closet! The silver bracelets and cute sandals add some interest to the simple look.

Another outfit idea with this top is to pair it with black joggers- see below.

This is a super casual and comfy outfit that I love! If it’s chilly I can throw on a denim jacket!

T shirt- Madewell

Jeans- Joe’s

Joggers- Fabletics

Sandals- Lucky Brand

May 21st, Return of the Pink Panther

I’m definitely aging myself by using this title- but I couldn’t resist! These pants are just SO PINK!

I love them, but in the photos they appear even brighter than in real life (at least I think so)!

I’ve paired them with one of my favorite tops- you may recognize it, I have it in cream, black and grey. This is the grey version, although the lighting is so bad it appears black. Sorry about that!

It’s a great top because of the flattering neckline, the ruching in the tummy area, and the cute sleeves.

These pants are so attention seeking that I’m keeping things pretty simple today, just a plain top and this fabulous statement necklace. Again, you may recognize this, I wore it earlier in the month with the black version of this shirt. I guess I’m a creature of habit!

My thoughts are- if something works, why change it?

Have a wonderful Monday!

I like these wedges with these pants- they are dressy enough for work- and still really comfy.

Pants, top and shoes: Nordstrom

Nov 16th, Working Mom

I feel very blessed because I get to be a stay at home mom and a working mom. By working part time- and often from home- I am able to put the kids on the school bus in the mornings, and then collect them from the bus after school.

Hence, some days I’m dressed like a mom out running errands, and then other days I’m dressed more professionally. I think it’s good to get to see both looks- even if you can’t always relate.

Today’s look is a ‘work outfit’. Instead of always wearing black pants I am really trying to expand my options, so today I’m wearing grey trousers. I’m not a huge fan of trousers- they can very easily look very dated- but paired with a trendy top, cool jewelry and good shoes, you can make it work.

On the right you can see how they don’t work. My shoe heel is too low, so the pants look like they are too big. Also, my top is enormous- thus, I look enormous.

On the left I changed my shirt to a more fitted and flattering style. It’s similar to the one on the right, but it’s gathered around the tummy which is nice for hiding any bulge!  I’ve also added a chunky necklace and switched shoes with a higher heel. I’ve also changed out the trousers- instead of the plain grey flannel, I’m wearing these grey with a tiny pattern- it’s very subtle, yet adds some interest.

All pretty simple changes- yet they make a big difference.

Now, off to work!

I will definitely be putting on a coat- it's cold out here! But, for my heated office, a short sleeve top will work.

A close up of the ruching...

This shoe is perfect with these trousers! Just peeking out under the hem gives a hint of style.

One more thing, I’m linking up to What I Wore Wednesday and Work It Wednesday, so be sure to go check out those sites as well!

Trousers:White House/ Black Market, Top: Nordstrom, Shoes: DSW, Necklace: Kohls

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