Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday Best

We go to church every Sunday so you can always count on seeing a dress or skirt from me on Sundays. This week I felt like wearing a dress...something comfortable and easy. No fuss. I looked into my closet and saw this dress's been hanging there for a few years untouched actually. It's almost been given away to Goodwill on several occasions as I don't love the way the sleeves look on me, and it really could be a little shorter (that's an easy fix though). There's always been something about the black and white motif that prevented me from tossing it though...I like the print--it's a bit out of the box for me. Today, I brought it out and decided I'd pair it with a cardigan to hide the sleeves. My eye caught sight of the bow cardigan I picked up from Loft a few months back and I thought I'd give the pairing a shot:

-Dress-Target (2-3 years old)
-Wonder Tee-DownEast Basics
-Black Heels-Jessica Simpson via Bakers Shoes about 4 years ago
-Bracelet-Pac Sun

I actually kinda liked the way this outfit turned out and feel like I've renewed my like for this dress again! I still think it could be shortened a few inches, but to find something in my closet that I haven't worn for a long time and actually want to wear it again is kind of fun! I was having a second day hair day and really didn't feel like re-straightening it so I threw it up into a bun of sorts and stuck in a hair pin I got from J Crew outlet months ago for a wedding I attended.

This is the first time in AGES that I have actually been able to put my hair up into a's finally long enough! It barely made it but it's nice to have that as an option again.

So remember my boot hunt?? Well, I think I finally found a pair of boots that I'm going to love (crossing my fingers)!!! After searching for days for the sliver wedge type boots I really wanted (at a price point that I was ok with, with a shaft circumference that was small enough for my chicken legs and in the camel color I really want), I finally came to terms with the fact that I just wasn't going to find them. So I decided to search for the closest thing to it...a very small heeled sleek and simple riding boot in the camel color. There's just something about the color that I really didn't want to give up hope on. I looked on several sites all over again and finally found a pair at Urban Outfitters that I adore (at least in the pictures I adore them).

BDG Tall Leather Boots

Sorry for the tiny picture...that's all I could figure out!

I got them for a rocking deal too (they were on sale for $98 down from $128 and I got 20% off on top of that with a coupon code bringing my total to $78 plus tax. Not quite Old Navy prices, but for anywhere else, not bad! They have a 15 inch shaft circumference which I'm still a little nervous about, but it's a much more standard measurement so hopefully it'll be ok. They're suppose to be here Friday...can't wait!

During my hunt for the boots I also came across a pair of black heels from Banana Republic that I'm in love with...they're back-ordered until the middle of November which is probably a good thing for my wallet, but I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for these in the future when my size is back in stock and I have a great coupon to help the price come down a bit:

Lady Suede Peep-Toe Heel

They'd be so cute with jeans, dressy pants or a dress/skirt. Love!

Hope everyone had a great weekend...maybe you're off tomorrow for Columbus day too?!! My husband and middle son are both off but my oldest son still has school. Why can't we all be on the same schedule....sheesh! =)


  1. LOVE the dress pattern hunnie....super cute hair piece too:O

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  2. I really like the boots, and hope they fit! I have 13inch calves and hate how wide they are making boots nowdays...just as a backup express has some cute sliver wedge boots and they are on sale right now(plus there is a coupon)and they have free return shipping. I ordered them but have not gotten them yet. They look just like those Target ones from last year that seemed to fit smaller legs-maybe due to the adjstable buckle in back??? Hope yours work and I will let you know if mine fit tight! :)

  3. I love that dress with that cardi, super cute! And I just saw your post about the bianka blouse and I love it, I just picked it up and have worn it and love it. Can't wait to see how you style it.

  4. Good luck with your boots! I like the pattern on the dress but agree with you that it might be cuter with a couple inches off the hem. You are rocking that hair pin, btw :)

  5. I really like the dress with the cardi - I think it would look great with a belt under the cardi too! And your hair looks super cute!

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