Olive-Green Coat and the Perfect Errand Outfit

25 Oct 2013 Permalink

olive-green coat and the perfect errand outfit

olive-green coat and the perfect errand outfit

olive-green coat and the perfect errand outfit

olive-green coat and the perfect errand outfit

Last year I really started focusing on my outer wear.  I felt like I already put effort into getting tops, bottoms, and dresses that I liked and that fit my body type, but I didn’t really pay much attention to my coats and jackets.  And when winter hits, my outer wear ends up being part of my outfits whenever I run errands with the kids.

Today was one of those days.  Tons of running around.  In and out of buildings and offices…

Of course as soon as we walk into a place, the kids are ripping off their jackets and handing them to me.  And since I’m not about to give myself another item to carry, I just wear my coat for the day.

So, for our crazy run around days, my mommy outfit choice was kept super simple – white tank, gray jeans, black booties, and this olive-green coat.  No jewelry, but, of course, some red lips and a favorite pair of aviators.

tank – Phillip Lim for Target // jeans (thrifted) – Old Navy // booties - boot –Franco Sarto (on sale!) // coat – thrifted (similar here)

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It’s All About The Jacket

23 Oct 2013 Permalink

It's All About The Jacket

It's All About The Jacket

It's All About The Jacket

It's All About The Jacket

Last week I attend an event by CAbi and had the chance to hear the fabulous Geena Davis share her wisdom as the guest speaker.  (You can read all about the event details here.)  Of course I wanted to look semi professional, but I also wanted to look stylish.  Sometimes I find it a little hard to keep a sense of style when needing to look professional.  When in doubt, I add a jacket like this.  I swear…wearing a moto jacket to basically anything just looks so good!  Wouldn’t you agree that a little leather (even faux leather) helps to spice thing up?!

jacket – Wallis // dress – White House Black Market (but I found mine at Savers!) // boot – Franco Sarto (on sale!) // bag – vintage

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Simple Summer Uniform: Printed Dress And A Jean Jacket

10 Jul 2013 Permalink

floral dress, jean jacket, Coach bag - Knocked Up Fabulous

floral dress, jean jacket, Coach bag - Knocked Up Fabulous

floral dress, jean jacket, Coach bag - Knocked Up Fabulous

Jean jackets are the black blazers of the casual world…they seem to work with everything!  I’m always on the hunt for a new one.  (Especially since I have a few do-it-yourselfers that I’ve been wanting to test out!)  Unfortunately, when I look for things, I hardly ever find them!  Luckily, thredUP had a large stash for to pick from!

I don’t know if I’ll test any diy ideas on this jacket though (I’m getting rather attached to it)…might have to go back to grab another one.

dress (Dress Barn), denim jacket (x2 Denim Laboratory) – c/o thredUP // bag (Coach) – thrifted (and diy!)

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Dressing for Spring

13 May 2013 Permalink

Knocked Up Fabulous

Knocked Up Fabulous

Knocked Up Fabulous

I think this anorak jacket might temporarily replace the camo one that I’ve been wearing non-stop.  This light-weight piece works equally well in the chilly morning as it does once the AC kicks on in my classroom after lunchtime.

There’s just something about outdoorsy style jackets that get me every time!

Hope all you moms had a fabulous mother’s day!

jacket (Loft), shirt, pants, clutch, necklaces – thrifted

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