Outfit: Step One

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Not sure if this is true or not but I think step 1 of defining a new style for yourself is deciding what you don’t like. Could it possibly be true that I’m done with cardigans? Each time I’ve worn one lately, I’ve felt that the look was not what I wanted.

Believe it or not this amazing necklace is from Pier 1. I have been lucky enough to find a couple of great necklaces there which always surprised me. So, is a statement necklace part of my new style? I’m ambivalent about this one. I think when the outfit seems like it needs one, then yes but generally I’ve been more attracted to simple pieces lately.

I mentioned a while back that we got chickens at the barn. Well just this month, we got our very first egg! As a new found crazy chicken lady you wouldn’t believe how excited I was. I ran around showing everyone like it was my greatest accomplishment. Silly.

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As a reminder, these cute booties are for sale over on Threadflip!

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Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, What I Wore to Work and Thursday Favorites.

Outfit: Work Flashback

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Once again the shoe gods were pleased with me. I’ve been looking for gray closed toe non-patent, non-suede heels for quite some time. Instagram and a fellow blogger put these Sole Society beauties on my radar.

After putting them on my feet for the first time, I felt transported back to my former work self. The one who liked to dress the part of an executive with an edge. As I donned this outfit, I couldn’t help but think that it is exactly what I would’ve worn to work. Immediately after that realization, it hit me that I’m no longer that person. I wasn’t sad but it did feel so final.

This blog was originally started to help me improve my work wardrobe and now I think I’ll go on a new quest to define my non-office, non-executive but still stylish, casual, sassy look. Wish me luck!

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Linking up with: Visible Monday, Manic Monday and Stylish Saturday.

Outfit: Navy and Green

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I’ve had all of these pieces for a while but have never put them together. I wasn’t sure I liked the outfit until I added the boots. For some reason they really pulled this casual style together. And look, I layered! I have no idea why that is such a hard concept for me to get but it still eludes me more often than not.

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Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, What I Wore to Work, Thursday Favorites and Friday Frills.

Outfit: Blushing in Boots

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It’s hard to tell in the pics but this sheer blush top also has a bit of metallic sheen on some of the dots. It combines so many of my favorite style elements.

But let’s get down to what really matters – these boots! After wearing through the 3rd or 4th pair of pleather boots the year before last, I finally decided to seek out actual leather knee high boots. Simple, right? Apparently not. It took almost 2 years before I found the right pair. The perfect combination of classic styling, the right heel and of course a price I could actually stomach.

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The small black studs on the platform add the right amount of sass for me without making it a style that will quickly fade. They are so easy to wear! Don’t you just love it when you find the right item?

As a result, I’m selling the leather booties that I bought earlier this year. I love how booties look on other people but now that I have my knee high lovelies, I can’t imagine I’ll wear these. Size 38 from Zara. Only worn a few times. Selling for $80. Comment if you’d like to add them to your wardrobe.

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Linking up with: Visible Monday, I Would So Rock This, Manic Monday and Stylish Saturday.

Outfit: A Little Lace

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A casual look for an afternoon of shopping and a little birthday celebrating for one of my best friends. No jacket needed; a glorious reminder of why I live in southern California.

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I’m also excited to tell you about my new Etsy shop. Here are a few examples of the Lucky Toes Art that I make:

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The proceeds are being used to start a non-profit animal sanctuary. It’s just in the early stages and I’ll keep you posted as it gets moving. This is the dream I’ve had since I was a little girl and I’m both excited and scared as hell. I would love your support! Hang some extra luck on your wall or share my shop with your friends. It would mean the world to me. Thank you!

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, What I Wore to Work, Thursday Favorites and Happiness At Mid-Life TBT.

Outfit: Year End

Goodbye 2014! Hello 2015! How about a little recap of my favorite looks from this year?

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JAN

FEB

FEB

FEB

FEB

MAR

MAR

MAR

MAR

APR

APR

APR

APR

MAY

MAY

JUN

JUN

JUN

JUN

JUL

JUL

AUG

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OCT

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Oh the hair. From medium length blonde, to short blonde, to platinum, to even shorter, then to red and now copper. What will 2015 hold??
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, What I Wore to Work, Thursday Favorites and Friday Frills.

Outfit: A Pretend Party

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Since I am an office of one, I decided to throw my own end of year party. What to wear? What to wear? It had to be comfortable and I didn’t want to look like I was trying too hard to impress the boss. So I opted for these recently acquired faux leather leggings from The Limited and this beautiful asymmetrical layered top. Just a little bit of added bling and I was happy that I achieved the look I wanted.

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Linking up with: Visible Monday, I Would So Rock This, Manic Monday and Stylish Saturday.

Outfit: Sexy Comfort

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I am always looking for comfortable dresses. On top of that, I like dresses that have sleeves. These must be two opposing forces in the fashion world because it’s not easy to find. So when I saw this Pencey Standard dress (currently on sale!) on Shopbop, I knew I had to give it a try.

The soft jersey knit is comfortable and there’s no need for fancy undergarments due to the well placed ruching. I wish there were other color or pattern options but you can never go wrong with black, right?

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And this is the premier of my new hair color. I had been wavering on the red even though I receive many compliments but hiding the gray (GRAY!) grow out was not happening so I’m heading back towards blonde. This in between caramel color turned out fantastic so I may hold on to it for a while!

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Linking up with: Manic Monday and Stylish Saturday.

Outfit: Out for Drinks

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I finally got to wear that great coat I got from Zara! It wasn’t exactly cold enough to wear it but I did it anyway!

Boy am I struggling with blog-worthy dressing lately. Partly because my life is less fancy than it used to be when I needed to dress the part of a lady executive and partly because I’m lacking the motivation to do it. How do I get over this hump?

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Link for the actual Zara coat.

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