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How was everyone’s weekend? Seems so far away now that it is Tuesday…

Yesterday I headed with some girlfriends to dinner for Seattle Restaurant Week, $28 for a delicious 3 course meal, can’t beat that. I was tight on time to get ready and this outfit that Rach at Pink Peonies had on her blog stuck in my head as good inspiration. I’m still a little scared to do denim on denim, so I paired my navy skinnies with a chambray top, and then added my neon pumps and a chunky necklace for some pizzazz. Thanks to my friend Savannah for taking a picture for me!

Pants – Michael Kors via Ross (similar), Shirt – Abound via Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here), Shoes – Loft, Bag – Target, Necklace – Premier Designs

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Here is another outfit I wore out with friends for a casual night, a white tee and jeans are the perfect basics to jazz up with an infiniti scarf, studded shoes, and a bright bag.

Jeans – Hudson, Sweater- Old Navy, T-shirt – Target, Scarf – Target, Shoes – Schutz, Bag – Kate Spade (similar)

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What is your go-to casual outfit?

According to the news this morning we are in for a long, cold winter here in Seattle – surprise, surprise. It is already below freezing in the mornings and we are lucky to be getting to mid-40’s for the high – seems like Fall has passed us by quickly.  My husband is excited about the early ski season!

I have a few pieces in my wardrobe that I wear strictly seasonally. Not that many as that wouldn’t make for a very functional wardrobe, but I sort of like having those favorite things I only wear one season a year that I look forward to pulling out and they still seem like new. Today’s top is making it’s last apperance this year I think – to me it just screams Fall and I always feel like Winter really begins the day after Thanksgiving. That’s when I just want to cuddle up in cozy sweaters. You saw this top here before, today I paired with my army green skinnies instead of the white jeans and added a belt for a little extra shape. For tonight I have a beautiful grass fed pot roast currently cooking itself in the Crockpot – the perfect meal for the end of a cold, rainy day.

I finally started a Facebook page for this blog, would love it if you readers out there would support me by clicking here to “like” my page. I will try and get the hubby to figure out how to actually add the “like” button to this site over the Thanksgiving holiday – I’m not very good with that technical coding stuff.

Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

Pants – Hudson via Nordstrom Rack (similar), Blouse – Nordstrom (similar), Boots – Halogen, Belt – NY&Co (similar)

Do you ever have those weeks that you feel like will never end. When calling in sick to work seems like a great idea? That has been my week this week. No specific reason, just ready for the weekend already! I must say, that if nothing else though, this blog gives me a little extra incentive to get myself out of bed, dressed in something I feel cute in, and out the door. So thanks to you readers!

Last night, after making it through my 2nd Crossfit Bootcamp, we went over for a Paleo dinner at our friend Emily and Nick’s place. It was a wonderful treat to have someone else cook and we enjoyed delicious short ribs with fresh green beans in a homemade red wine vinegar sauce. Nick and I are the cooks of our families, so we discussed lots of cooking methods and recipes as well. Emily went Paleo after she found out she had Celiac disease and has lost 40 pounds since October (“Wheat Belly” is a fascinating book I am currently halfway through that discusses, among other things, the increasing rate of Celiac disesase – highly recommend). She looks amazing and they are getting married in just a few weeks! What a great story, had fun talking with her about how much this lifestyle has changed not just our weight, but our lives for the better. Also had fun discussing the need for a full blown shoe closet with our husbands. They said the problem with this was that then we would feel like it needed to be completely filled with shoes (don’t see a problem with that) : )

I feel like for today’s outfit I was channeling a bit of Erin at Mom’s Have Style Too. This seems like something she would wear to me! I did get the idea to get pants and a belt like this from her…

Pants – Hudson via Nordstrom Rack (similar), Tank – The Loft (similar), Cardigan – Old Navy (similar), Shoes – Ann Taylor, Belt – NY&Co


So excited this is a short work week for me, I am leaving the office today at noon and then Michael and I are headed down to San Diego this afternoon for one of his best friend’s wedding! It is going to be a great weekend, not just because of the wedding, but Michael’s parents are meeting us there and they are awesome, and I also get to see one of my very good friends, Elizabeth, too!

A big thank you as well to Erin at Mom’s Have Style Too, she let me do a guest blog for her while she is moving and ironically, I am wearing the same pants I talk about in that post today too!

These pants have gotten a ton of use see here, here and here and are also a favorite for traveling because they are so comfy! My sister in law, who wears Hard Tail sweats to the airport religiously tells me I dress up too much for travel – but once again, growing up my mom had us dress up when we went on airplanes so the tradition remains. I wouldn’t exactly say I dress up either, I just generally don’t wear sweats. I believe that comfort and style can co-exist so I go for comfortable pants with a bit of stretch along with a cotton top and a scarf in case I get cold, or leggings with a tunic/dress and a fun necklace is also a good option – mine for the way home this time. Oh, and I obviously have a thing for leopard this week (see yesterday’s post). See you all back here on Monday, have a wonderful weekend!

What do you travel in?

PS – in case you didn’t know Old Navy, Banana Republic, and The Gap are all 30% off online orders through today

Pants – Hudson via Nordstrom Rack (similar), Top – Old Navy, Scarf – Ann Taylor (similar), Shoes – Target (similar), Cardigan – Halogen

Here is how I am planning on wearing this most of the day























But I added a black cardi to make it more work appropriate. I will probably top with my denim jacket for the aiport instead.


So today’s outfit inspiration comes from J at J’s Everyday Fashion. I have decided that my “going out” shirts don’t get enough time out of the closet and am determined to make them work for the office on a more regular basis. When I saw this outfit, it immediately made me think of a grey shirt I have that has generally been regulated for nights out on the weekend.

So here is my version, the neckline of this top is asymetrical, but I like the way it adds a little interest under the blazer. I just added some big turquoise earrings for a touch of color!

Do you have certain items that you save just for going out?

ps – Sorry about all the crap on the floor in the background. When you live in a condo getting things down to the garage takes some time!

Jeans – Hudson (similar), Shirt – The Loft (similar), Blazer – H&M (similar), Shoes – Target

Today’s outfit inspiration comes from the 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord. It is kind of cloudy and not warm today, so after being freezing in yesterday’s skirt I decided my white blazer would be the perfect way to stay while warm while looking cool : )

Now I can’t wear shorts like AnnaLynne’s to work anyways (well, I probably could, but I like to keep things appropriate), but I thought this outfit would be just as fun with jeans.

So here is my version – white tank, white blazer, casual jeans, red necklace. I don’t have red boat shoes, so decided to go with my fringed brown heels instead. I’m a heels girl! I actually got this red necklace on a trip to Mexico, and don’t wear it that often, but this picture inspired me to pull it out!

How is the weather by you?

Jeans – Hudson (similar), Tank – NY&Co (similar), Blazer – H&M (similar), Necklace – vacation purchase (similar), Shoes – Steve Madden Luxe (similar)













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