Monday, April 13, 2015

Outfits of the Week: 4/6 - 4/7/15

Top: Banana Republic | Jeans: Loft (similar) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Necklace: House of Harlow

Sweater: J Crew | Top: H&M  | Pants: TJ Maxx  | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Coach (similar) | Necklace: House of Harlow

Trying to: sneak the Easter bunny candy out of the house (to donate to the lounge at work) without Child noticing. If it's not in front of him, he forgets it's there. Amazingly, that method works for me too.  And considering I just tossed out the Halloween candy at the end of March, I've decided to get ahead of the game this time with our candy situation. I wish I would remember this when buying said candy.

Spent the weekend: doing some clothing alterations. I've purchased several tops from H&M recently, and sizing is a crap shoot. Sometimes things fit awesome, but sometimes I can fit two of me into what 'should' be my size. Since there's no H&M near me, and I'm too damn cheap to pay to mail back returns (seriously--stores without free return shipping are 50 shades of lame), I decided to just suck it up and do alterations myself. I figure my crappy sewing skills are on par with what one would get from cheap & fast fashion anyway.

Packing for: a upcoming weekend trip to see a Blue Angels Air show. We took Child to watch the Blue Angels last year and he just loved it, so of course Husband was eager to do the same again this year (he won't admit it, but I think the trip is more for him than the kid). Like last year, we're going to  go all out and do the VIP tent and spend a whole weekend.
The VIP tent has free wine, food, shade, and comfortable chairs. That's the part I'm going for. I'd probably go anywhere if they offered free wine and a place to sit.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Outfits of the Week 3/31 to 4/2/15

Top: H&M | Pants: Ann Taylor | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Rebecca  Minkoff (similar)

Dress: Boden (this year's version) | Shoes: Sven Clogs | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Top: Group Dealz | Skirt: J Crew (similar from Ann Taylor) | Shoes: Nine West | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Relief! All midterms and exams have been graded! 360 essays. Beyond.mentally.exhausted.  
Let the weekend begin!
I've got some ebay listing to do, some sewing projects to finish, and some books begging to be read. 
Can't wait! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Outfits of the Week: 3/24 to 3/27/15

Top: H&M | Pants: Banana Republic | Shoes: Nine West | Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Top: H&M (sold-out, but this one from BR is similar) | Jeans: J Brand | Shoes: Nine West (similar)  | Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Top: H&M | Jeans: Kut from the Kloth | Shoes: Sven Clogs | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Apologies. A few weeks got away from me there and I ended up taking an un-planned blogging break. I was buried under stacks and stacks of midterm essays (that still haven't all been graded yet!).

 I did manage to find the time for a little retail therapy procrastination at H&M from the looks of the above pictures. Whatevs. I am a victim/slave/sucker for fast and cheap fashion. So basic. So enjoyable.

I keep going to the H&M website looking for clothes for my magic bean stalk of a child (who just keeps growing and growing, seemingly overnight) and somehow a few things for myself always wind up in his orders.
Eh. Mommy-privileges, I tell myself.

Here's what's currently in my cheap and fast wish list:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Outfits of the Week: 3/17 to 3/18/15

(This was my St. Patrick's Day outfit, and the top actually has little 4-leaf clovers all over it.)

Top: Brooks Brothers | Skirt: ASOS | Shoes: Sven Clogs | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sim)

(Don't mind the derpy pose here. I think I was trying to show the hi-low dolphin hem of the top.)

Top: H&M | Pants: Ann Taylor | Shoes: Trotters | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (sim)

Currently watching: Spartacus: Blood and Sand. I love a good historical drama series, and this one looks promising despite the blood (think the 300). I haven't gotten very far into it (there are 4 seasons) but the shirtless gladiators are enough to overlook the special effects blood that's in almost every scene.

Currently Frustrated: by Boden. I don't buy much from Boden during the fall/winter because I just have no real reason to invest in heavy winter attire. But I always buy a few pieces from their spring/summer line, as I did again this year. But I can't speak to what I ordered because I haven't received anything yet! I placed a sizable order on Feb. 25th, and it still hasn't arrived! 
We're going on almost a month-long shipping time here. I've almost forgotten what I ordered at this point. Even when I'm ordering random things from China or Korea parcels will arrive within 3 weeks. Don't get me wrong, I love Boden, but their long shipping times are starting to get ridiculous and making me question ordering from them in the future. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Outfits of the Week: 3/5 and 3/10/15

Sweater: Banana Republic | Top: Gap | Pants: J Crew | Boots: Franco Sarto | Bag: LV

Top: H & M | Jeans: J Crew | Shoes: Sven Clogs | Bag: J Crew

These outfits were worn only days apart, and yet one looks like winter and the other like late spring. Texas = bipolar weather

Either way, I was excited to break out my clog sandals this past week. I have such a love for clogs, (and a big collection to prove it!) and while the calendar barely says spring, since I live in tropical Texas I'm starting sandal season early. Seasonal appropriateness be damned.