Instagram Roundup 01.21.17

Hello, friends. Another Saturday, another Instagram Roundup!

It’s a dreary one here. I was hoping to shoot an outfit or two, but it’s not looking very promising. The joys of winter!

So this is what I actually wore over the past week or so, with some blog teasers thrown in there. It’s been fairly cold here lately, and I’m wearing a lot of the same jeans and sweatshirts/sweaters over and over. Who’s ready for spring!?! I know I am! To be honest, I’m in a bit of a blue funk, but I’m trying to stay positive.

Instagram Roundup 01.21.17

I wore this first outfit to lunch with some other bloggers last week. We were invited by Bonefish Grille to try out their lunch menu, and they really spoiled us. We sampled a ton of their appetizers and entrees, and also two kinds of wine and one of their dessert cocktails. (Don’t worry, they were small pours! Ha!)

I wanted to be dressed up but not over the top, so I wore my plum leather jacket over a black v-neck modal top and grey coated denim pants. Everything is old, so I don’t have exact links except for this Stella & Dot necklace. Because the outfit is so dark, I wanted some bling to draw the eye up towards my face. In addition to that, I layered on a few silver bracelets, and I wore simple studs for earrings.

similar jacket // similar shirt // similar pants // similar booties // similar bag // layered necklace

This look is coming to the blog next week. The open front cardigan is a great transition piece. I can see wearing it in the spring with my favorite white jeans and wedge sandals, but I wore it with bootcut jeans and booties for this chilly winter day.

ribbed open cardigan (50% off!) // perfect white tee c/o Thirty Something Fashion // bootcut jeans // necklace // link bracelet // watch

Sale Alert >> LOFT is having a 50% off sale this weekend! Code: NOEXCUSES.

I wore this next outfit to dinner with Paul last Friday night. We were going to a small, cozy restaurant that is run out of the chef’s 300-year-old home in a tiny village nearby. I knew I didn’t need to dress to the nines, but I like to look a little extra special when we go out, so I pulled on a black sweater with the jeans I’d been wearing all day, and I added black suede pumps for fun. I figure you can never go wrong with black and denim, and I like the juxtaposition of distressed jeans with pumps.

I also wore my new Stella & Dot Tala Chandeliers & Necklace along with a big stack of Alex and Ani bangles. Finally, to add some color, I grabbed this pink bag. It’s old, but you can still find it on ebay. I don’t think it’s sold anywhere else, but if you find it, let us know. It’s such a great color and the perfect mid-size bag for going out or daily use.

scoop neck sweater // AG Raw Hem Legging ankle Jeans (similar for less) // similar pumps or these // Tory Burch Raspberry Britten Small Slouchy Tote // bracelets c/o Alex and Ani // Stella & Dot Tala Chandeliers & Necklace

Beauty Tip >> I had some questions about my eye makeup. I used my Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette, and I applied 3 shades of blue — a lighter one on the lid, a middle tone on the crease, and a dark one in the corners. I’m also wearing a heavy black gel liner and several coats of mascara.

I wanted to love this next outfit, but something is off. I think I should have worn my black suede wedge booties instead of this grey pair. The black booties would bookend the outfit and echo the black from the vest. Also, the vest and sweater are a little too close in length. I also know that a crewneck sweater is not ideal for me, but I was trying to use the long pendant to create a vertical line and draw the eye in and down to my waist. Overall the outfit is okay, but I don’t love it.

pink sweater // black down vest // skinny jeans (similar for less) // taupe booties // similar grey satchel // gold initial pendant

This next photo is what I wore to church last weekend. I wanted to wear my new Fritan Booties, so I pretty much styled this outfit around them. Since my boots were grey, I decided to wear black jeans for contrast, and because I didn’t want to wear blue jeans to church — not that I never do, but I try not to. Then I wanted some color on top, so I went for this tried and true lilac v-neck sweater from Banana Republic. I wish it hadn’t sold out. It’s so good. Then to bring in the black and grey from the shoes and booties, I added this leopard scarf.

similar sweater // black jeans (similar for less) // booties // similar scarf or here // black satchel // sunnies – gold frames/light pink gradient lenses // link bracelet

This was a casual day hanging out at home a couple of weeks ago, and then I wore this again one day this week with my grey ballet flats. My t-shirt says Cafe sil vous plait. I love it.

pink chenille cardigan // Cafe t-shirt // distressed black jeans (similar for less) // Adidas Superstars

I posted this outfit to the blog earlier this week. Get all outfit details HERE.

This was another casual day at home. I forgot I had this grey cashmere hoodie. Somehow it got buried under a stack of sweaters. It’s an oldie, but goodie. I found a similar one on Amazon.

similar hoodie // perfect white tee // similar skinnies (similar for less) // grey ballet flats (similar for less) // pendant

In case you missed it, I posted a rare skirt outfit this week. This look was on the blog on Thursday. Get full details HERE.

Sweatshirts are having a moment in my life right now. I’m loving the distressed jeans/sweatshirt/fashion sneaker combo for casual days at home.

destructed raw hem skinnies (similar for less) // black knit jacket (wearing a tank top underneath, tucked into my jeans) // Converse Shoreline (size down)

This next outfit was on the blog last week. Get full outfit details HERE.

Like I said, sweatshirts are having a moment. My red Nike zip-up hoodie is old, but there are some new colors out now that I’ll link below.

vintage front zip hoodie here (on sale) and here // raw hem ankle legging jeans // white tank (old) // Converse Shoreline (size down)

Finally, this is the top-down selfie I took of yesterday’s blog outfit when we were on our way out to shoot. Full details are HERE.

I came home and changed into blue jeans and ballet flats to work from home for the rest of the day. That’s pretty much how I roll. I don’t always wear the looks I shoot, or I might wear them another time when I have somewhere to go. I don’t usually sit around my house all day in 3-inch heels, even if they are casual booties, haha! I’d totally put that outfit on to go to church or meet a friend for lunch, though.

Equipment Cashmere V-Neck // raw hem ankle legging jeans // grey ballet flats (similar for less) // monogram necklace: 3XL // bracelets c/o Alex and Ani

Well, I guess that’s a wrap. Who has fun plans for today? I don’t have much going on, but the kids each have their own agendas so I’ll probably be alternating my duty as chauffeur with catching up on mundane tasks around the house. I’m living the dream, I tell ya! Ha!

No, seriously, I’m grateful for the glory of the ordinary. There’s something to be said for that, ya know?

There are some really nice sales going on this weekend, so I’ll list them below. Have a great Saturday!

Weekend Sales

ANN TAYLOR // 40% off full price styles with code SHOP40; lots of great spring styles!!!

BANANA REPUBLIC // Up to 40% off; no code needed. Priced as marked.

LOFT // 50% off everything with code NOEXCUSES.

MACY’S // Extra 25% off with code PRIV.

NORDSTROM // Tons on sale; priced as marked.

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