Dec 29, 2011

One Day of Work

Sweater & Boots: Target
Skirt: Gift from my mom (Simply Vera Wang, Kohl's)
Necklace: Charming Charlie

I made myself presentable for the one day I had to work this week. I was beginning to feel like a slob spending all of that time at home in my pj's. If I wasn't studying so much I'd probably be bored to death or out shopping and spending money I shouldn't.  

I'm in love with this skirt! Good job Mom!!! It's so comfortable and completely different than anything I have in my closet. I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of this skirt.

Dec 28, 2011

NYE Outfit Idea

NYE Idea

I don't know about you but New Years Eve outfit planning is always a big deal to me.  I love to get all dressed up to go out and dance.  With all the Christmas shopping and our strict wedding savings, I decided to shop my closet for this year's outfit. I put this together using Polyvore. LOVE that site. The dress I have in mind is actually the black dress in this post .  I have shoes almost exactly like these except they have a closed toe.  Not to mention MUCH cheaper from Kohl's.  The only shopping I might do is a shiny belt and some jewelry. 

  Have you planned your NYE outfit yet?

Dec 27, 2011

Study Gear

Infinity Scarf, Jeans, Hoodie Jacket, Woodstock T, & Bag: Target
Shoes: Puma

I spent most of the day studying in my baggy pj's.  I had to make myself somewhat presentable for a study date this afternoon.  I thought instead of skipping an outfit post, I'd share. I'll call it my study gear. My exam is getting close. A week from this coming Saturday to be exact. 

Putting this outfit together made me realize I just don't have too many pairs of  jeans to choose from.  I've had these forever. I love the way they fit me but the bottoms are torn to shreds from wearing them with flats. They're too short for most of my heels and too long for flats.  For me,  jeans are one of the most difficult things to shop for.  Length is always my issue.  I know, I know, get them hemmed.  That's something I just don't do but probably should.  The company I will be working for has a casual dress code, so my urgency for some new jeans will increase dramatically. Any suggestions? What's your favorite brand?

Dec 26, 2011

Back in Action

Presents I got Drew!

All the pretties Drew got me (sweater and necklace included).  I cry over everything!

  Me, Drew, and his mom on Christmas Eve

The only outfit shot I got. You've seen this outfit before...just not with my new shoes.

Hope everyone had a happy holiday! I can't believe it's already over. I thought I'd share a few pics.  I didn't get to snap as many pictures as I wanted this year. I spent most of it with a stomach virus. No good. 
I'll need to remember to snap outfit pictures this week. I only work 1 day! I know I know, rough life. 

Dec 20, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I wish everyone the very best!

I'll be taking a little break for the rest of the week. Be back Monday! 

Counting Down

Dress: Express
Tights: NY &Co.
Boots: Alloy
Belt: Target
Necklace: Charming Charlie

5 days left at Kroger, 18 days until my exam,  20 days until I start my new job.  A bit overwhelming.  I'm stressed about the test, emotional about leaving my Kroger family, and nervous about my new career adventure. I just want to say thanks to my friends, you too Drew, who have been there for me lately. You know who you are.  I feel so lucky to have people in my life that care so much.  Heartchoo.

♥ ♥ ♥

Dec 19, 2011

Ugly Christmas Vests

Finding more uses for this sequin skirt!  Drew and I went to an ugly Christmas sweater party Friday night.  SO much fun.  We did our christmas thirfting way too late and could only find vests.  It's okay because they were hilarious!!!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

Dec 14, 2011

Tis The Season

Blazer: NY &Co.
Top & Skirt: Loft
Tights: Kohl's
Shoes: Payless (super old)
Necklace: Avon

Another festive outfit! This is one of my favorite winters skirts. It goes with just about anything and it sparkles! What woman doesn't love something that sparkles? I have to admit, all of this holiday eating is making my clothes a bit snug.  It's not even Chrstmas yet! I thought holiday food was calorie free!?!

A Christmas Themed Week

Cami: Old
Cardigan: Ny& Co.
Navy Skirt: H&M
Tights: Kohl's
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Christmas is my theme this week.  Our department has a holiday luncheon scheduled every day this week with different vendors. So, I figured I'd be festive.  I've been practicing getting up earlier since my commute to my new job will be much longer.  I had time to curl my hair,which NEVER happens.  My hair is extremely  thick so it takes about 30 minutes to make this happen.

My days are numbered as a Meeting Planner for Kroger.  It's bittersweet.  I've been an emotional mess lately.  I've been slowly cleaning out my desk and training the other planners on my meetings.   I've been at Kroger for 8 years and spent just about everyday with these ladies.  It's like leaving family (crying as I type this).  I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for them.  I'll miss them so much.

Dec 13, 2011

Holiday Wish List: Shoes

This is my big HINT HINT post for Drew.

Honestly, the older I get the shorter my wish list gets.  I haven't had any time to think about what I want this year. 

Of course I stumbled across a couple things....

**Pumps: Payless
**Boots: Target

EBEW: Sequins + Sparkles

Remember this outfit?  Check out all the other great sequins and sparkles at Every Body Every Wear!!!!

Dec 12, 2011

Do: Wear tights with your Spring/Summer shoes.

Dress: Kohl's

Blazer: Target

Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelet: Gift

Winter will no longer frustrate me with shoe limitations! I used to dread the winter months thinking I'd have to push most of my favorite shoes to the back of the closet until the next spring. Have you tried it yet?  Nervous about trying it?  I challenge you to give it a shot this week!  Link up and show me what how you styled your tights with open toe or strappy shoes.
Link up directions:

  1. Follow Love at First Shoe
  2. Click on the Click here to enter button below
  3. Follow the instructions to link your post
  4. Check back to see how everyone else styled

Dec 8, 2011


Skirt: ModCloth
Blazer - Lauren Conrad - Kohl's
Top: Loft
Tights: NY&Co.
Shoes: Jessica Simpson - DSW
Necklace: Forever21
Bracelete: Gift

Finally! I can talk about my news!!

I recently accepted a new Event Planning position outside of Kroger.  This is such a big step for me and my career.  The company provides industry trade publications such as books, magazines, and websites.  They host a big event for each trade magazine that I will be responsible for. The magazines focus on retail design, graphic design, and boutique hotel design. Right up my alley!  I get to work closely with the publishers and the marketing department to develop these events from scratch.  I start January 9th.   I feel like the position was tailored just for me!  I can't say just yet, but I'm thinking this could be my dream job :)

Dec 6, 2011

Faux Leather Shorts

Sweater, tights, & shoes: Target
Shorts: Lauren Conrad - Kohl's
Top: Loft
Necklace: Charming Charlie

I picked up these lovely faux leather shorts at Kohl's for half off.  I've had my eye on them for awhile now.  Good things come to those who wait, right?  Has anyone else tried the faux leather shorts look?  Please share your styling ideas and tips!

Goodness, so much is going on right now!  I hope to be able to share my good news this week! Stay tuned!

Happy Tuesday!

Dec 2, 2011

Ready for The Weekend!

Dress: Forever21
Jean Jacket: NY & Co.
Scarf & Boots: Target
Tights & Socks: Kohl's

I feel somewhat guilty for making this an outfit post.  You've seen this dress with every item I'm wearing just not simultaneously.  Like I've mentioned a billion times before, this is my go to dress. 

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend planned!  Drew and I are going on a date night to my absolute favorite restaurant, Local 127.   He's been out of town over the past couple of days so I'm really looking forward to this night out with him.


Dec 1, 2011

Mustard and Burgundy


Top: Dillards
Skirt: NY&Co.
Tights: Kohl's
Shoes: BCBG - Dillards

This is my favorite color combo, hands down.  It's the perfect shade of yellow and red without looking like Ronald McDonald's sister. I love it.  I spent too much money on this top while back.  I won't go into detail because it was completely out of character and I'm ashamed. I fe1l in love the second I saw it.  It's so comfortable and fits so well.

I've been slacking on my blog so much recently. For good reason though! I have some more good news to share with you but I can't just yet.  No, I'm not pregnant!!  There's just so much going on in my life right now, it's crazy! Sometimes I don't know how I keep my head on straight.   My exam is coming up January 7th.  I am so excited to get that overwith!  I'm a studying machine right now!