Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday #5

Even though I am starting to feel very silly posing for pictures to post on my own blog, I am again linking up to The Pleated Poppy's What I Wore Wednesday.  I have to admit, since I've been participating, I have really been putting a lot more thought into what I'm wearing.  It makes me feel good about myself!  It's been very warm here in Florida, so I got to go back into my spring/summer wardrobe this week.

I have no idea how to not look totally stupid when I pose, so most of my pictures look exactly the same.  The exception being Saturday's picture.  Pose. Gone. Wrong.  I was trying to duplicate a pose I've seen many others do so effortlessly and instead of looking nonchalant and thoughtful, I look like a sleep-deprived secret service agent listening to my orders via earpiece.  Oh well.


(I'm sucking in so hard in this picture, I'm surprised I'm not BLUE)

EVENT:  JB's 4 month check-up
Dress:  H&M
Sweater:  Target
Sandals:  Reef

(I'm sorry, my earpiece was fuzzy.  Did you say the president is in the building??)

EVENT:  Kumquat Festival
Dress:  Maggie London
Denim Jacket:  Old Navy
Belt:  From another dress
Watch:  Michael Kors
Necklace:  Too old to remember  


EVENT:  Hanging out around the house
Shirt and tank:  Old Navy
Shorts:  Banana Republic


EVENT: Grocery store
Shirt:  Garage sale (tag says "Angie")
Tank:  Old Navy
Capris:  Lucky Brand
Necklace:  Don't remember

As always, linking up to:

pleated poppy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday #4-Sick with a side of leggings

Well, my in-laws left and, unfortunately, my father-in-law also left his cold behind.  Somehow, JB never got sick.  Which was a total miracle because DH and I were down for the count the rest of the week and weekend.  I spent most of the time in "sick-wear" but did manage a few more comfy outfits before and after sickness.  I finally got to wear my new leggings this week and have decided I'm in LOVE!  They did get washed between wears, just in case you're wondering.  Exception: from Monday to Tuesday.  I was planning to get outside on Monday but JB had other plans (darn those teething meltdowns) so I had them on for all of 15 minutes.  But leggings are sooo comfy and baby-friendly!  I also have a long pair but am waiting for it to cool off a bit before wearing those.


EVENT:  Weekly Target Trip
Denim Jacket:  Old Navy
Red sleeveless tunic:  Consignment
Black leggings:  Target
Flats:  Payless Shoes


EVENT:  Was planning to finally escape cabin fever, but it didn't happen...
Dress:  XXI/Consignment
Black Leggings:  Target
Black cami:  Old Navy
Black Scarf w/ white polka dots:  Kohl's (borrowed from a shirt)
Flats:  Payless Shoes


EVENT:  A walk with JB
Leggings:  Target
Black Ribbed Tank:  Old Navy
White Swimsuit cover-up (I used it as a tunic!):  Old Navy
I also wore my black reef flip-flops (I HEART them!)

As always, linking up to the fabulous:
pleated poppy

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday #3

What a week!  My in-laws are in town from up north so we've been busy busy busy!  JB is relishing every bit of this extra attention from Grandma and Grandpa.  She's developed this wonderful high-pitched shriek that she's been showing off the whole time.  It's really extra special when she does it right next to your ear.

At any rate, we've been out and about, shopping and letting Grandma and Grandpa soak up some of this Florida sun before heading back up to the snow! I am going to apologize now for the terrible picture quality/creativity this week.  I admit, I was a little embarrassed to tell them I dress up for a weekly blog link party so I had to sneak pics of myself in my room when I got dressed, limiting myself to two attempts, less they heard the camera snapping away and got suspicious. *sigh* The things we do in the name of vanity…

I did manage to snap Tuesday's pics while the in-laws were at the pool.  I need to practice the self-timer app a little more.  I chopped my head off several times.

So without further ado, here's what I (sneakily) wore:


EVENT:  Family grocery store trip (yes, all 4 1/2 of us went)
Cardigan:  Target
Long-sleeved striped shirt and white undershirt:  Old Navy
Jeans:  GAP

EVENT:  Kohl's trip
Sweater, cami and khakis:  Old Navy
(One of many "Old Navy Uniforms")

EVENT:  Trip to Target (shocker, I know)
Purple plaid flannel shirt:  Target
Cami:  Old Navy
Capris:  Lucky Brand Jeans


EVENT: Doctor's appointment
Purple shirt:  NY&Co
Gray Khakis & White tank:  Old Navy
Shoes:  Sketchers
Long Necklace:  Limited
Short Necklace:  Too old to remember

Disclaimer:  I swear I wore shoes this week too.  Mostly my sketchers and Reef sandals, but we rarely wear shoes in the house and since I was hiding my WIWW obsession, I didn't bother bringing them in for the pictures (only Tuesday's).  Also, it appears I had a thing for purple this week.  Hmmm….

And to distract you from this less than sub par fashion post and as an attempt to gain your forgiveness, here's a picture of my sweet angel girl, all dressed up in her piggy tails.  At least someone in this house looks good every day.

Outfit:  Gift from Grandma and Grandpa
Hair bows:  Made by me!

Linking up to:
pleated poppy

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Creamy Caprese Pasta

I am a HUGE Caprese salad fan and an even huger (is that a word?) pasta fan so when I saw this on Pinterest, I just knew I was going to have to make it.  It turned out pretty yummy but I'm a "sauce girl" so when we heated up the leftovers the next night, I warmed up some of the remaining spaghetti sauce and a bit of the cream in a saucepan.  After I took the plate of pasta out of the microwave, I sprinkled some extra shredded cheese over the hot pasta, then spooned more of the warmed sauce over it all.  That seemed to help satisfy my need for gooey, saucy pasta.  I may just double the amount of sauce and cheese called for in the recipe the next time I make this.  At any rate, it was delicious and the grape tomatoes really gave it a fresh taste.  You can find the recipe here.  Here's some pics of my finished product:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday #2

I didn't leave my house until Sunday.  I know I live in Florida and we pretty much have awesome weather most of the time, and I'm going to sound like a totally weenie saying this, but… it was cold.

Don't judge me.  Your blood would thin out too after living here a few years.

Anyhoo, JB and I spent most of the week in the warmth and comfort of our home wearing footed jammies, sleep sacks and pj pants stuffed into knee-high snowboard socks.  I'll let you figure out who wore what.

I did, however, manage to get out of the house a couple of times after the "cold front" passed us by.


I drew the inspiration to layer these necklaces from this WIWW post from the gals over at g*rated. Did I pull it off?  Those ladies are super cute and stylish!

EVENT:  Dinner w/ DH & JB
Wrap dress and white cami:  Old Navy
Shoes:  Payless
Sunglasses: Coach
Necklaces:  Too old to remember
Watch:  Michael Kors


EVENT: Trip to Target (we love Target around here)
Cowl-neck sweater:  Banana Republic
Lace cami:  Old Navy
Jeans:  Citizens of Humanity
Sandals:  Reef
Watch:  Michael Kors
Long large-beaded:  Consignment
Long small-beaded:  Garage sale
Short:  Leather strap necklace from a boutique paired with a medallion from a broken necklace

I tried the layered necklace look again.  I think I like it!  Easy way to spice up an otherwise boring outfit. I really need to work on posing.  I look like a paper doll… Same position, different clothes.

Linking up to:

pleated poppy