Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wearing Today...

Wearing Today...

Last night I had one of those nights where I woke up and had a hard time going back to sleep. I am on a search committee for a position at the university, so I wanted something that looked put together but required minimal effort. The cardigan+button down+statement necklace combination never fails...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wearing Today...

Wednesday Deserves Some Hot Pink Shoes

Wednesday deserves some hot pink shoes, doesn't she?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kate Spade Surprise Sale

I'm sure a lot of you are aware by now, but Kate Spade is having another Surprise Sale. Sales like this get me so amped up because you have to act fast to get your items of choice. Below are my picks. If you click on the Polyvore collage below, you can be redirected to the item's listing. Enjoy!

Kate Spade Surprise Sale Picks

Wearing Today...

A Take on Primary Colors

For some reason, I tend to shy away from red clothing, but I do appreciate some pink! I did a different take on primary colors - I kept the blue, but instead of red, I chose a magenta bag and instead of true yellow, I went with citrus lime.

Weekday Wishes

Weekday Wishes

Dress || Belt || Purse || Shoes

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wearing Today...

Sequins & Pastel

When my alarm went off this morning, I felt like a freight train had just hit me. To combat my sluggishness I decided to go with some soft yet refreshing pastels.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Back-to-School Tax-Free Outlet Shopping

Back-to-School Tax-Free Outlet Shopping

Since I work at a university and am taking graduate courses, I am keenly aware of back-to-school season. For some strange reason, even though I'm an adult, I feel entitled to back-to-school shopping. (As if I need a special occasion to shop!) On Saturday, my husband and I headed out to our nearest outlet mall in Foley, AL with my sights set on J.Crew Factory and a few select stores. The whole store was 40% off (akin to the J.Crew Factory website), clothing was tax free, and we picked up some coupons that entitled us to get 20% off a single item and I was able to use the 15% educator discount! I never thought I would be eligible, but now that I think about it, why wouldn't I be eligible? 

In addition to hitting up J.Crew, I made a purchase at Loft Outlet and the Nine West Outlet. While walking past Loft, I insisted on looking at the window dressing, where I spied the cutest little jersey shell with pleats down the front and oh my gosh - let me catch my breath - an embellished Peter Pan collar. I ran into the store on a mission and on the hunt. After searching for a while, I decided to ask an employee. There was no one working out on the floor, so I decided to stand in line. The wonderful saleslady promptly wrestled it off the mannequin. There were a few pinholes in it from fitting securely onto the mannequin, but I usually tuck in tops and/or wear a cardigan, so this was a non-issue for me. The whole store was marked down 40%, I got a 20% damage discount and I used a 20% off coupon. I got this ~$40 top for about 15 dollars!

Check out this collar!

At Nine West, I found these versatile burlapy canvas pointy cap toe flats:

What about you? Did you do a little back-to-school shopping? Tell me what you got!