Blazer: The Limited (2012)
Top: The Limited (2011)
Pants: NY&Co (2010)
Belt: random pop-up store in mall (2010)
Earrings: Target (2011)
Bracelet: NY&Co (2009)
Shoes: Fioni / Payless (2011)
I must confess: I totally stole the idea for this outfit from another blogger - do you know Christine from Work It? If you don't, you should. She puts together some of the greatest looks - including one from yesterday's post which you can find here. I just loved the blue blazer + black and white print + yellow belt combo so much that I recreated it for myself today. It was a little too chilly here to wear a dress so I opted instead for this printed top and the black ankle pants. I think it works just as well but I'm still not as cute as she is.
Who wears a blazer two days in a row in her last week of stay-at-home-momdom? Me! Me! Actually the blazer was perfect today because as I mentioned above, it was a little chilly - low 60s here pretty much all day. I ran errands (took my car for inspection, bought my mother-in-law her Mother's Day gift, went to JCP to see if they had a pair of shoes I found online last night that I wanted to buy, took my mom to lunch) so the outfit served me well. And these shoes - I have only worn them once before, last summer to work, but I remembered them being pretty comfortable and thankfully I was right. Who knew, Payless shoes, breaking the stereotype of "cheap pumps = ouchie feet" all over the place. Thumbs UP, Payless!
So those shoes that I found online last night from JC Penney? (Find them here online.)
Adorable, right? I was so excited to find these - I had been considering laying down close to $60 on a similar pair from Nine West so to get these for half that price and not have to sacrifice the cute factor is pretty rad. (Yes, I said "rad." Shoes make me say things.) I have a pair of LOFT white pants I bought a few summers ago that I never wear because the length is really wonky but these wedges will be perfect with them! (And another pair of pants I just bought from LOFT last week in a beautiful coral hue.) Don't you love buying pieces that allow you to wear otherwise-unwearable items in your wardrobe? (Better to justify my purchase to my husband, too. He just told me our credit card spending amount for this month and not including plane tickets for an upcoming wedding, we're already over budget by $700. And our "month" ends on the 24th... still two weeks from now. Whoops. My poor little credit card must be exhausted. The past week plus I have gone a little nutty just because. A girl with a job can get a cut and color, and a manicure, and eat out lunches a lot, and and and. You get the picture.)
I got official word today - I start on Monday! I am excited and nervous. I haven't had to start at a new job with new people since the year 2000, after all. Now... what do I wear?