Saturday, October 9, 2010

Weekend Dress-up/down

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! We have been having a good one...relaxing and slow paced which is what I love on the weekends lately. I have a few outfits to post...first up is yesterday's daytime outfit:

-Dress: DownEast Basics
-Wonder Tee-DownEast Basics
-Long sleeved cardigan-Shade Clothing
-Leggings-Target ($6)
-Leopard print flats-Forever 21
-Earrings-Pac Sun
-Ring-Forever 21

By school pick-up time it was too warm for the cardigan but it was nice and cozy to keep me warm in the morning air. I think I mentioned in my last post that my husband and I had plans to go out to dinner with the other residents last was a really fun night out (come on...any night when I don't have to cook, do dishes, bath time and bedtime is a good night!) I really do love my kids and being a mom, but it's always nice to take a break from the daily routine. I have been dying to wear my new Loft boots that I got for my birthday last month and last night was the perfect opportunity. I also wore the shirt I picked up last weekend with the gift card my sis-in-law gave me for my just happened to go perfectly with a sweater I got from Loft a few months ago on super sale--half off!

Without the cardigan (so you can see the shirt):

With the cardigan:

-Printed top-Nordstrom (BP section)
-Wonder Tee-DownEast Basics
-Cardigan-Loft (color no longer online)
-Skinny Jeans-American Eagle (yes, this is like the third time I've worn these this week...don't worry, they've been washed!)
-Shiri Suede Boots-Loft
-Necklace-Shabby Apple
-Earrings-DownEast Basics
-Ring-Forever 21
-Bracelet-Twisted Silver

I was so happy when I got this shirt home last weekend and found that it matched up with this cardigan so well...I was struggling to find things to pair it with since it's a color I don't normally wear. As for the boots...LOVETH!!! They were fairly comfortable and I love the rich color.

Today I got up and went for a 5 mile run, and then we went and met my parents at a local small airport where they were holding an airshow. My dad is a pilot and enjoys attending these types of things so we tagged along for a bit. My boys had a blast seeing all the planes and hanging out with grandpa. I went super casual today...nothing fancy:

-Jeans Capris-from Tilly's (OLD)
-Shoes-from Buckle (OLD)
-Necklace-Lisa Leonard Designs
-Ring-Bought in college...SUPER old!

Excuse the half-asleep face...I had just taken a little cat-nap before taking this...maybe I should have waited a few more minutes! =)

Yesterday after seeing Kim's post about her Bianka Blouse I became a little obsessed with the Bianka Blouse myself. I've loved it since it first debuted on Anthro's website months ago and it's been sitting high on my wish list but I just haven't pulled the trigger on it. When the blue motif came out I thought it was cute, but still had eyes for the black motif. My friend was headed to Anthro yesterday and asked me if I wanted her to look for anything for me...I then called the store to see if maybe they had the Bianka blouse in the black motif in my size, and amazingly enough, they did! I was shocked as they are pretty much impossible to find right now. They also had the blue motif in my size so I had them put them both on hold for my friend to grab for me. When she brought them both to me, and I tried them both on, I was really surprised with how I felt about them. I LOVE the blue motif!

Don't get me wrong, the black motif is really pretty but on me it just didn't look as good as the blue one did. So to my surprise, I will be sending the black one back to the store. I'm super excited to have gotten my hands on the blouse and can't wait to wear it! I already have a dressy outfit in mind with it. For reference, I felt the blouse fit true to size and I took my normal size 2. It still had a flowiness (is that a word??) to it without being too drapey which is good. It was a good length too..not too short, not too long. It can easily be tucked into a skirt. It is a bit low cut on me so I will be wearing an undershirt or tank/cami with it, but that's nothing new for me.

With that, I'm off to figure out what's for dinner. Enjoy the night!


  1. First off, congrats on getting your Anthro blouse! The print is really, really pretty.

    I also love your blouse in the second outfit with that orange-y cardigan. Such a perfect combo!

  2. I looooooooooove that second outfit! The blouse and cardi could not be more perfect with one another, those colors are gorgeous!

    Oh Bianka! I'm on b/o for the blue motif through online, and CS told me they aren't available in store either - humph, I don't think that's accurate! Tomorrow I'm going to have to dial up some stores and see if I can find one too. I can't wait to see you wearing it in an OOTD, soon!

  3. You look amazing in the printed top with orange cardigan! Those colors are perfect for your skin/hair tone.

    I can't wait to see that Anthro blouse on you!

  4. I love the look with your jeans tucked in your boots, super cute!!