What’s black and white and cobalt all over?

ME! In this cute, work appropriate Pinterest re-creation! I love when I see something on Pinterest and know immediately that I already have all the pieces to put together a similar outfit already. I actually pinned this months ago but hadn’t gotten around to actually wearing it until last week. Here’s the original photo:

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By Outfit Posts via Pinterest

Here’s how I interpreted it:

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My top (color no longer available in this exact print, but here’s an option with smaller dots) and pants are from Old Navy, sweater is from Loft last year, boots are from Maurices, and necklace is from Charming Charlie.

I loved how this outfit came together! I did a pullover sweater instead of a cardigan and boots instead of heels. I bought the pants this past spring. They were my first pair of Pixie Pants and I haven’t looked back since! They’re so cute and comfortable! I also loved the gold and blingy jewelry. I think it dressed up the outfit just enough.

I can definitely see myself wearing this outfit again!

Chambray Shirt Dress

I started thinking about a chambray shirt dress when I read this blog post from Alison at Get Your Pretty On. I love easy and cute and that seemed to be just what this dress is all about! Dressy enough for my office, but still casual enough for anytime. Of course, like most women I think, I went to Pinterest to be sure I would be able to wear it lots of ways with things in my closet. The answer was a definite yes!

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How cute is this for fall?!

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And…It works for all seasons! 

Next up was my search for just the right dress! I really only looked at two. I found this one at GAP and this one at Maurice’s. 

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(Maurice’s on right, GAP on left)

I thought both looked really cute, but ultimately I went with the more expensive GAP option because I got a good deal during a 40% off sale and I liked that I could belt it or not and could remove the belt if I wanted to add my own. I also thought it looked a little cleaner and more polished, and since I planned to wear it to work, that was a must. I also liked that I could order a petite size from GAP.

Here’s how I wore it the first go-round!

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I topped it with a floral jacket from Maurice’s, some tan booties (a few years ago from Target), and simple earrings and a watch. I thought it was a great office look, but could be casual as well.

I’m so happy with this purchase and I’m sure I will wear it all kinds of ways in all seasons!

Leopard Skirt

My first outfit post! So exciting! I’ve been reading style blogs for quite a while now and I love them! They’re so much fun and I’m so ready to get things rolling with my own! Here’s what I wore to work yesterday:

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I love me some leopard print! Shoes, shirts, skirts, scarves, accessories- I LOVE it! I was separated from about half of my wardrobe and just got all my pieces back in the last few weeks (long story involving divorce and moving and all kinds of mess, but it’s over and all is well. Thank you, Jesus!). Oh my goodness, the possibilities seem endless after 8 months of a limited wardrobe! I had forgotten all about this adorable Loft Outlet skirt I got last summer until I pulled it out and knew I needed to wear it ASAP! I have a turquoise tank I’ve worn with it, but saw a great inspiration pic on Pinterest and decided to change things up to make my skirt more work appropriate. I actually thought I’d gotten the outfit directly from the Pinterest pic, but I guess I meshed a few things together to land on chambray and leopard.

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Chambray shirts have been in heavy rotation for me for a few years now, but I recently got this new one from JC Penney. My first one (from an Old Navy outlet) is pretty short, which works sometimes, but I tend to like my shirts a little longer and it’s also just dressier looking.

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Here’s a look at my accessories. Love these new gold flats from Target. There was a sale when I visited one a few weeks ago, so I snagged them! I also just got this spike/pave bracelet from Groopdeals.com. I’ve seen them on various sites for a year now, but finally found one for a great price a few weeks ago! The belt came with another skirt. Love when I can mix and match stuff like that!

I love this outfit because the mix and match possibilities are endless! I’m loving the chambray shirt with a printed skirt, and of course it could go with printed pants as well. If I try this one again, I may add a statement necklace like the second inspiration pic. I can also see this outfit going into fall with a sweater, tights and boots.

Also, I’m really feeling the need to up my outfit selfie game, but I’m still learning!

Love Lauren