Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hey Mickey!

blazer jeans tee shirt tennis shoes scarf
Blazer: Targe (old); Tee: Walmart (old); Jeans: Old Navy; Shoes: Old Navy; Scarf: Forever 21; Earrings: Francesa's; Nail Polish: Katy Perry "Teenage Dream"

Friday, March 28, 2014

Is this better?

leather jacket burgundy sweater coated denim bright tennis shoes
Jacket: Wilson's Leather; Scarf: Forever 21; Sweater: Old Navy; Jeans: Old Navy; Shoes: Old Navy; Necklace: Von Maur; Ring: Von Maur; Nail Polish: Katy Perry "Teenage Dream"

So I moved my mirror again, now it's on a closet door closer to a window. The lighting is a little better but still not 100% ideal, but I think it's the best for now. Hopefully once it warms up I can devise a setup so I can take pictures outside. Such is a blogger's dilema.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fashion Feature: Spring-Summer Fashion Tips from Banana Republic

Easy Peasy: The Shirt Dress 
The shirt dress is one of the easiest things to wear because they go with practically anything. And they (almost) always come with a belt, which automatically can give you that desired hourglass shape. 
Banana Republic chambray shirt dress

Color Blocking Can Be Your Friend
Stella McCartney was one of the first to do it, but a dress like this with the solid black panels along the sides are super flattering. An added plus, this dress would be a perfect go-to with the upcoming wedding/graduation season.
Banana Republic art deco patterned shift dress

Nautical Is Always In
You don't have to dress like The Skipper from "Gilligan's Island"; but stripes and pieces in red, blue, white and gold accents is always a win.
Banana Republic nautical striped dress

Khaki: The Other Casual Pant
When people think comfort and casual, jeans usually come to mind. However don't count out a good pair of khaki pants in whatever fit works for you. Khaki is as good of a neutral as denim and just as versatile.
Banana Republic yellow peasant blouse and khaki pants

Color Is Your Friend
Nowadays, clothing choices come in soooooooo many different shades and colors, you can find one that works for you. It may take time and some trial and error, but you don't have to live in black.
Banana Republic lime green sleeveless top

There's nothing wrong with just jeans and a t-shirt
The key, make sure they fit! Don't wear your husband's jeans and shirts. I know, jeans shopping can be torture but I promise, you can find a fit and cut that works for you. The same goes for tops, although generally the v-neck is pretty flattering.
Banana Republic plain white tee

Plus, a good fitting pair of jeans and a tee make for a great base for more interesting pieces like a fun cardigan or bright scarf.
Banana Republic gray chevron striped cardigan




*Note: All of the items featured were found at a Banana Republic outlet, so items may vary from those found at a regular Banana Republic. The jeans and shoes worn are mine, are from Old Navy and super-duper old :-)

Monday, March 24, 2014

New video: What's on my iPad!


Did you notice?

cardigan skinny khaki pants tennis shoes
Cardigan: Banana Republic (outlet); Shirt: Forever 21 (old); Pants: Ann Taylor Loft (outlet); Shoes: Old Navy (old); Ring: Von Maur; Earrings: Francesa's; Necklace: Forever 21 (old); Nail Polish: China Glaze "Near Dark"

So did you happen to notice the change in my pictures? No? Well I'll give you a hint, it isn't me :-) But seriously, I moved the mirror I use to take my pictures in from our spare bedroom/man cave to our bedroom. I was getting annoyed with the glare coming in from the window that you'd usually see over my shoulder. In this spot I don't get that glare as the windows are around the corner. Although now I think it's too dark. Hmmmm, some experimentation may still be in order.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vlog: Mom's Birthday at the State Museum


And I kept making Doctor Who references.....
Sontaran

'Nuff said!

Adric?

Downtown Indianapolis from the third floor window

We got to check out two new-ish temporary exhibits, first Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons  (open until August 17, 2014)

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

The second, Fearless Furniture (open until May 27, 2014)

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Fearless Furniture

Pendulum clock

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pretty Typical

flowy top skinny jeans flats fedora
Top: Old Navy; Jeans: Old Navy; Shoes: Old Navy; Hat: Disney World; Necklace: Kenneth Cole via Von Maur; Ring: Von Maur; Earrings: Francesa's; Nail Polish: China Glaze "Near Dark"

We had another dose of spring-like weather and I took advantage of it by getting out of the house for a few hours. I even popped open my sunroof and cracked my windows. I also took advantage by putting on a pretty typical spring/summer outfit for me. I only hope this weather will stick around sooner rather than later.