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Fashion February! Part 2!

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Happy V-day (well one day early!!)

So that being said, here’s the manicure I donned to work Wednesday to celebrate the day…you know, since I wouldn’t be working on V-Day it’s self! An ombre neon pink to red with heavily glitter tips that remind me of ruby slippers. Colors use are as followed: Pointsettia (China Glaze), Pagent, and then Anime by OCC Cosmetics. Tips are a red cosmetic grade glitter, set with three coats of Seche Vete Quickdry Top Coat.

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Oddly enough, I hadn’t even thought to change my nails to a V-day mani until Tuesday night. Bleh…oh well.

On to fashion!

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Here’s Saturday’s look. I found the short kaftan at Ross for 2.99, and figured…Why not? Again, more laid back for weekend work, comfortable and easy to wear. I get a lot of compliments on this, which was a relief. I wasn’t sure how it would be taken at work, but people seem to love it. Paired with jean-leggings from Wal-Mart for 12.99 and my vintage clogs.

 

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Sunday Fashion…which I think ended up being more dressy than Saturdays somehow? I bought the t-shirt about a year ago from Threadless.com, it’s a great site for one of a kind artist made t-shirts at various price points. If you keep a close eye on them, you can score some seriously unique and beautiful t-shirts. I’m always a bit self conscious wearing this siren shirt. It’s kinda tight, and the cut off sleeves and V-neck leave my shoulders pretty exposed, which can be a problem for me because of my PCOS and what it does to my skin. I paired it here with a flowy jersey-knit sweater to cover up a bit, and make it more work appropriate. On the bottom a pair of jeans, relaxed fit and cuffed at the bottom. Wore this with my airwalk sandals.

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Monday! My hump-DAY!! Flowing sheer black blouse over a navy blue long tight fitting cami, paired with my aaaaaaawesome galaxy leggings and favorite grey wedges!! Black sheer blouse was purchased at walmart for about 15 dollars. Navy lace-trimmed cami was purchased at a close out store called Gabriel Brothers for about 2 dollars. Leggings came from ebay for about 5 bucks, and shoes were purchased from Torrid, I believe for around 30 on sale.

The leggings I purchased for a dance event last year, and I’m actually getting a lot of use out of them now. These were also a big hit at work. I was thinking of possibly getting another pair soon in a different color family.

 

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Tuesday…my weekly black and white outfit! This skirt has been dubbed “The Tim Burton Skirt” by my co-worker Amanda Z. I love this skirt, it’s SO comfortable…but it makes my thighs sweat…TMI, I know. Skirt was purchased at It’s Fashion on clearance for 6 dollars. Paired with a white high-low sweater from the same store, was 12.99. Tank top from Lane Bryant, purchased at an outlit shop for 15 dollars.

 

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And here’s my final outfit of the week…High-low jersey knit dress in navy blue with plunging V-neck and black patnent-leather belted accent. I had some serious doubts when I found this dress at Ross. I never thought this style with the belt was flattering, but since it was only 8 dollars, I decided to try it on and was happily surprised at how flattering it was, so it came home from Ross with me. Since the neckline is so deep, I pair it with a bandeaux. Wednesday I wore it with a grey lace trimmed bandeau to match my grey wedges. Since it’s chilly here (very chilly yesterday when I left work!) I decided to layer my black leggings, which match the black in the belt. Bandeaux was purchased at Gabriel brothers for 3 dollars, leggings at the same for 5.

 

I’m starting to realize as I piece these together, I have far too good of a memory regarding where I guy things and how much they cost me…it’s sort of scary really. lol

Fashion February! Part1

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Holy smokes! Yes, been ages…

I’ve finally found a job, one I’m really happy at, and really good at! It pays well too! Which means I have money to buy things again! I’ve been making some changes in my life, personality wise, and learning to let things go and move forward in life. So that being said, I’ve been revamping my wardrobe as well, and plan to purge a bunch of my clothing via yard or consignment sale…so much of it I just don’t wear anymore.

So, that means I’ve been bringing in a bunch of new items, and that sparked my idea for Fashion February! I’m really only going to be posting outfits for work. Most of them will be new, or new things I’ve mixed into my old wardrobe to add some new life to it.

1016320_10152207630462431_381486142_nOutfit number one! I love this top…the henna print is awesome, and I love the kaftan like cut. The fabric is light and flowly, and very stretchy it’s a spandex blend. I paid about seven dollars for the shirt at a store called Ross. The jeans I’ve owned for years and are paired with a vintage pair of brown clogs I’ve owned since 1996.

1610052_10152207630367431_563486783_nOutfit number two! Sunday wear…otherwise known as the “Why did I put on clothes to come to work today?” outfit day. Sundays at work are wonderful, there’s about 1/4th of the normal work population there, nearly no management, and it’s slow on the phones. I love Sundays, but often don’t feel motivated to do much of anything style wise in return. So I tend to go for comfort and simple. The jean-leggings are from Wal-Mart 10 dollars, the shoes are from Rainbow and were 15. The smock-top is from Ross and cost me a whole 5 dollars, and the vest is an up-cycled sweater from Deb.

1888566_10152207630297431_635277773_nSo by day three, I found my actual camera, and had the idea to start using my home mirror…which I need to clean. I’ve got today off, so that’s on my to do list before the next photo is taken! So let me just say…I LOVE THIS DRESS. How amazing is this dress? I mean seriously…I got this at Ross for 15 dollars. It’s comfortable, flattering, and the bottom flows nicely. The shoes are from It’s Fashion, purchased on clearance for 12 dollars…They’re super cute, but very uncomfortable. :/ I’m hoping to break them in or get gel pads for my feet. Dress is a nylon blend, and black and a slightly off white, although here it looks more white than it is.

100_3280Outfit Four…Tuesday. Feminine tea-stained lace skirt. I love how steampunk this skirt feels. Paired it with my black lace trimmed tank top from Lane Bryant and my upcycled vest and teal sandals….now, it was suppose to be 80 degrees this day, hence the bare arms…NO. Unclear as to what happened exactly…but holy geeze…I froze.

100_3284Wednesday Outfit…which is my Friday…and the last outfit for Part 1! The dress is from Torrid, which I bought on clearance at Gabrial Brothers. I’ve owned it for about a year now, and I just love it. I paired it with my new cropped white sweater from It’s Fashion (8 dollars on clearance) and a pair of brown leather Mary Janes from Fair Earth I bought at Wal-Mart for 20. Underneath is a white cami-style bra, and I’ve added a brown leather bracelet with copper accents.

100_3292Here’s a close up of the super cute sandals from Rainbow. 15 dollars or 2 for 25 I believe is the deal…I just got the one pair, which I’m now thinking I really should have sucked it up and gotten another…but since it was a new store, I didn’t want to jump the gun and assume they’d hold up. They’re fairly decent.

100_3293Here’s the close up from the black wedges I purchased from it’s Fashion…I’m…eh. I don’t hate them, but you’ll notice how they pick up every bit of dust. I’ve worn these once since buying them…I’m kinda sad…the Brand is called Bamboo, and I own another pair almost identical to these (flesh colored), and they’re more comfortable and wear better. Hm. I dunno.

Alrighty, so there you have it…My fashion finds of the south and the start of blogging again! I’ve got some mini-hauls coming up, and also a review of a newer-drugstore available hair line I’ve stumbled upon and rather like.