Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day!

Here's a quick post of a casual look, perfect for errands, lunch or a professional development.

A few types of leathers and denim!  This hooded leather jacket by Michael Kors was a find from Century 21 last year.  The scarf is an old favorite from high school and was purchased for $1 at a thrift shop.  Jeans are supreme bold curve by Levis.  Boots are Matisse via DSW.  Backpack is from Madewell.

Until next time,

Today's affirmations: I give thanks for all that I am and for all that I have.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall Fashion and a Little Self Love

Good morning everyone!

Here's a very fall look I wore recently:

J.Crew chunky sweater and sweatshirt, Express faux leather leggings, American Eagle blanket scarf, Ugg clog boots, and Madewell leather backpack.

A student took most of these photos, and she was right, this angle does work.  It'd be better for the 'gram, but the lighting is one of the better ones of the series,  so here goes.

A little hallway action, with some lovely plants in the background.

These boots though!  I'm all about a mix of textures-- leathers, suede, sweatshirt, blanket-ish and chunky knits.

A fall look isn't complete without a deep-hued lipstick.  Here's I'm wearing a mix of Cyber by MAC with plum by RK by Kiss underneath.

Until next time,

Today's affirmation, inspired by a 7 second meditation and acknowledgement of the importance of self love: I love myself deeply.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Little Red and Green at Work

Happy Monday!

Here's an outfit I wore recently:

I usually shy away from green and red-- it makes me think of Christmas and I don't like cliche color pairings, though some of them do go very well together!-- but the denim balanced it all out for me.

These camouflage pants are from J.Crew, one or two years ago, but they finally fit decently!  
This necklace is from Baublebar, chambray shirt from Old Navy and boots by Frye.

And of course, the lipstick, what's left of it at the end of this school day, is Ruby Woo by MAC.

Until next time,

Today's affirmation: I love.  I am loved.  I radiate love.  I attract love.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lots of Denim and Cooking by the Book

Happy Friday!

Last week I attending one of my favorite PDs, also known as professional developments of the year.  My colleagues and I spent the a good part the day at Cooking by the Book.  We collaborated to prepare a delicious meal with fresh ingriedients, sat down to enjoy it and then delivered the rest to a youth program close by.  

Here's what I wore:

Denim Jacket-- J.Crew
Plaid button down-- Gap
Jeans-- Levis super bold curve skinny jeans
Sneakers-- Converse

I added some flavor to my outfit with a dark lipstick-- a mix of "Plum" by RK by Kiss and "All Out Gorgeous" by M.A.C.-- and a sparkly necklace layered over my gold nameplate.  

As for Cooking by the Book...

A little apron action!

My group made a vegetable couscous that I plan on replicating very soon!

There's nothing like cooking in a large kitchen with the meal prep done for you.

The plated lunch: vegetable couscous, cheese strata and mixed greens salad.  So good!

And double chocolate chip cookies for dessert.  

Until next time,

Today's affirmation: Life is beautiful. Life is fulfilling. I love life.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Sweatshirt Dress and Sneakers at Work

Happy Veterans day!

Here is an outfit I wore recently.  I had a lot of fun with this look, as I definitely enjoy a good sweatshirt dress (yup, it's about that time!) that still works for work.  Check out how I styled it for a day-to-night kind of look.

My building is quite chilly, so I always wear layers to work.  
Dress: sweatshirt material, pencil skirt dress with panel detailing from
Jacket: denim from J.Crew
Scarf: camouflage with a hint of neon from Express
Tights: Hue 
Sneakers: Golden Goose

Assorted bracelets were inspired by my Halloween look which included a bunch of big bangles as well.  (There was a time in my style-life when I almost exclusively wore large bangles.)

I love mixing neutrals like navys with blacks and browns and shades of gray.

Until next time,

Today's affirmation: I am grateful for the love I am receiving at this moment.