Friday, April 22, 2011

OOTD: I'm No Slouch (Well, Kind Of)

The whole slouchy, baggy, boxy trend that has been all over Anthro and other stores has been a hard one for me to figure out.  Mostly because being on the small side, I tend to be overwhelmed in these styles and look like I'm wearing a bag.  But this little diddy I found at Nordstrom, from Splendid, and is the softest, most comfortable, perfect for Friday, top.  It's kind of hard to see but it's got subtle horizontal stripes going across it and it's also nicely fitted at the bottom so you don't feel swallowed up in it.  I paired it with my favorite boyfriend T from Frenchi (also Nordstrom) and a cheap-o necklace from Forever 21 (you have to love their prices)!

Splendid Top - buy it here
Jolt Jeans - buy it here (best jeans EVER)
Forever 21 necklace

Thursday, April 21, 2011

OOTD: I Do Not Wear Dresses

Anyone who knows me will vouch that it takes a serious event - wedding or otherwise - to get me into a dress.  Why?  Years of working with engineers and a complex over being vertically challenged has always driven me to pants.  Well, in the past several months I have seen an abundance of adorable, work-appropriate dresses make their way onto the fashion scene.  And on top of this, I've figured out that tights do not equal nylons so comfort might actually be possible when wearing a dress.  So, today is landmark day for me as I actually wore a dress to work.  I found this adorable number at Anthropologie in the lounge/sleepwear section of all places.  That's a great inside tip at Anthro, lots of cute stuff there, very reasonably priced, that I'd be shocked if anyone actually wore to bed. 

Old Navy Denim Jacket (love this!) - buy it here
Anthropologie Kind Corset Chemise - buy it here
Nordstrom Sudini Boots (circa 2010)

Monday, April 11, 2011

OOTD: BooBoo, I Love You!

I love me some nude shoes.  There is nothing better than a great nude shoe to make your legs look longer - and I for one, need all the help I can get!  My favorite are the Nine West Booboo nude shoe (comes in many other colors too).  They are super comfy and seem to be the perfect heel height.  I know Macy's carries them and there's always a sale at Macy's! 

Ann Taylor Loft Sequin T-Shirt
Banana Republic Cardigan
Ann Taylor Loft Army Green Cargo Pants
Anthropologie Necklace
Nine West Booboo Shoes - buy them here

Friday, April 8, 2011

What I'm Loving - Maxi Dresses

Being short (5'2"), I've always felt that maxi dresses were WAY out of my league.  Luckily, several retailers have started carrying petite and just more height-appropriate maxi dresses that I'm actually going to give a shot.  Paired with a cute denim jacket and sandals (or cowboy boots), these could become a staple in any wardrobe!

Loving these:

Old Navy Petite Maxi Dress

Anthropologie Nautical Dreaming Chemise (really a dress)

Emily Maynard's Maxi Dress from The Bachelor (I'm an addict)

OOTD: Getting in the Game

Well, it's finally time I did this!  There's something very liberating and yet uncomfortable about creating a blog - especially on a topic that is based on people's personal opinion!  I'm here to share what I love about fashion and help people find the best deals they can to create inspirational wardrobes.  I find it fascinating to see how others put together outfits on a daily basis so I'll try my best to do the same for those that are interested.  I live in Seattle and today is a MAJOR day - the first day of sunshine in over 6 weeks.  Yes, 6 weeks.  Today is also the home opener of the Mariners - our MLB team.  What I've realized already is that I've got to come up with a better photography solution as my iPhone 3 just isn't cutting it.  But, if I don't start somewhere, this blog will never happen!

Trouve cropped sweater - buy it here
Hinge ruffle tank - buy it here
Banana Republic petite cargo pants - buy it here
Nine West Rafaela open-toe booties