Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Accessorizer: Winter Warmth

Winter Accessories

It has been freezing cold and rainy for the past several days here, and today I realized one of the biggest reasons I can't seem to warm up. I've been forgetting all of my accessories! I guess I'm out of practice, but I've been walking around with two pairs of socks under my boots and a coat with no thought of putting on a hat and gloves! So, as a bit of a reminder to myself, I thought it would be fun to put together some different options for braving the cold. I probably veer most toward the practical, but I definitely have my days where I want to be a little more sophisticated or cutesy.

Is it cold where you are? How do you stay warm?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Daily Look: Professional Pink

Shirt: J. Crew // Skirt: Ann Taylor // Shoes: Nine West // Earrings: Banana Republic // Bracelets: James Avery, Ann Taylor // Rings: Madewell

Pink is definitely not the first color that comes to my mind when I think about professional clothing, but this top proves that it can easily be just as office-appropriate as (and a lot more fun than) its more muted, neutral counterparts. For me, fit is always the most important thing when I'm looking at a new item of clothing, and that's what I like best about this shirt. It's fitted, but not so much so that it gapes, which is hard to find in a button-down. My husband got it for me as a Christmas present last year, but, for some reason, this was the first time I wore it. It won't be the last!

Do you have certain colors that you tend to wear when you're going for a professional look? Do you shy away from bright shades, or are you, like me, drawn to them?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Daily Look: Seeing a Pattern

Shirt & Shoes: J. Crew // Jeans: Madewell // Earrings: Francesca's

I have been pining for Madewell jeans ever since Lauren sent me an article about the miracles they can do for the booty. I finally took the plunge and got myself a pair last weekend, and I am in love. They really do just feel better than my other jeans. They have plenty of structure and they're comfortable enough to wear all day. It was definitely the most I've ever spent on jeans, but considering how much use I've already gotten out of them, I'm feeling great about the purchase.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Daily Look: Cozy Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe (especially since it was 80 degrees today), but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In fact, tomorrow is my last day of work until December, woo hoo! The holiday season really snuck up on me this year, probably because I got used to it coinciding with colder weather. But ready or not, here it comes, so I decided to put together some outfit inspiration for a cozy, casual Thanksgiving.

Cozy Thanksgiving

In reality, it will probably be way too warm here in the Houston area to wear this outfit, but I just can't help it. Cold-weather clothes just seem more festive!

How (and where) will you be spending your Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it)? What will you be wearing?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Help Wanted: ModCloth Snapshot-to-Studio Contest

Calling all awesome twIN STYLE readers! I am a finalist in ModCloth's Snapshop-to-Studio contest and I need your votes. Just click this link, sign up (it takes 2 minutes), and click the heart on this picture of my outfit from Halloween.

If I win, I will get to go to the ModCloth studio and get some sweet new duds to show you guys on the site. Also, if I win, I will send a special prize to a randomly chosen reader who comments on this page. I have some stiff competition, so your votes would mean a lot!

Thank you!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daily Look: Galloping Zebras

Shirt: Forever 21 // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: J. Crew // Bracelets: Forever 21, Ann Taylor // Rings: Madewell // Earrings: Banana Republic // Sunglasses: Cole Haan via Marshall's

I wore this outfit over the weekend to eat some (aka way too much) San Antonio-style Tex-Mex with Sam and my husband. Afterward, we did a little furniture shopping in Houston. Once again, I relied on one of my favorite color combinations: red, white, and black. Maybe I need to branch out!

How was your weekend? I hope you ate too much of something delicious.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Daily Look: Blue on Blue

Sweater & Skirt: Loft // Shoes: Bandolino via DSW // Earrings: Limited // Sunglasses: Marshall's

Yet again, we are back to balmy weather here in Texas, so I am taking advantage by wearing some bright colors and bare legs. I used to have to much blue in my closet that I had to force myself not to buy any more, but after realizing that I have hardly any anymore, I'm back to buying clothing in my favorite color. I'm sure I'll go overboard again, but hey, I like what I like!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Daily Look: Statement Necklace

Blouse: Ann Tayor // Pants: Loft // Shoes: Zara // Earrings: Francesca's // Bracelets: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Target // Necklace: Won

I won this sparkly necklace in the teacher's lounge by being the first to answer a trivia question correctly. When I chose this particular piece, I wasn't sure if I had anything that it would go with, but it was just too pretty to pass up. After scouring my closet, I found this neon green shirt, which I bought a few weeks ago but hadn't worn yet. I decided to pair it with these animal print velvet pants to make the outfit a teensy bit more autumnal, seeing as it is technically November (not that it felt like it outside).

Have you ever won anything? I never win anything (but maybe I can't say that any more)!