Maroon Pants and Evolving Your Style

I have been wishing for a pair of maroon pants for so long and they are finally here! These are the exact same style and brand as the olive jeggings I wore earlier this week (JCP’s a.n.a. zip pocket). I debated in the dressing room for a while because there was a pair of Stylus ankle crop skinnies in a similar, but slightly darker, color. In the end I went with these because Continue reading

Comfortable But Work Appropriate

Today I needed something that was both comfortable and nicely work-appropriate. I am moving a bunch of things around at work today, so I wanted something I could move in, and also Continue reading

Asymmetric Hemlines

You know how most of the time when you try on clothes, you look in the mirror, check yourself from a few angles, think, “yeah, okay, this looks good,” and add it to your “probably going to buy it” pile. But sometimes, every now and then, you put something on and as soon as you pull it into place you know that this is the perfect thing and wonder where it has been your whole life? That is exactly how I felt about this top when I tried it on this weekend.  Continue reading

Basic, But Not Boring

For the last week and a half, I have been extremely busy with work + home things, but it’s looking like this week will be settled enough that I can get some posting done! I love today’s outfit. The grey and yellow combination is one of my favorites (though InStyle tells me Continue reading

Comfy Sweaters and Elephant T’s

The sun has come out by now, but when I got up this morning it was overcast and grey. Beyond that it is definitively a bad hair day and possibly a fat day too (you know, the type of day where you feel like you somehow gained 10 pounds overnight, even if your clothes all fit the same). So what’s a girl to do with all of that awesome on a Monday morning? Typically I deal with it in one of two ways: Continue reading

Harry Potter Quotes and Online T-Shirt Shopping

You guys! I’m so excited that my Hermione tshirt from Out of Print Clothing arrived! I don’t order too many tshirts online because, unless you’re already familiar with the brand, quality and fit can be a big gamble. I took a chance on this one because the quote was irresistible, and I’m thrilled with this shirt! Continue reading

Floral Prints and Clearance Racks

I believe that taking chances with your style is important. Especially when you have a look you strongly prefer, it can be easy to get stuck in a style rut. And clearance racks can be a great way to kickstart your creativity and your risk-taking side!

Today’s top is off the JCP clearance racks from a few weeks ago. While it combines some elements that I know I love (florals and lace), I wasn’t sure about the shape or the fact that it’s fairly sheer. I tend to overheat easily and therefore typically want to wear as few layers as possible, especially in the summer. But I loved the way that two traditionally soft patterns were made just a touch edgier by the black geometric lines. It gives the shirt a more tailored look and breaks up the print in an interesting way. Plus it was on sale for $10, so I gave it a shot and really like it!

Today I’ve paired it with ankle crop skinny jeans, leopard flats (of course), and a nice bright statement necklace for a playful summer work look. I could definitely see wearing this more casually with shorts and sandals (if I wore shorts), or more professionally with black slacks and a cardigan, or even a full suit. It could also work well with a pencil skirt, either tucked in for a streamlined look with some texture and color, or untucked to add a little romance to a polished look.

So many choices! And all because I like cruising the clearance racks. My mother instilled in me the love of a good deal, plus, the better the deals, the more awesome new things you can add to your closet!

What has been the best deal you’ve ever scored clothes shopping?