Monday, March 31, 2014

Laidback Favorites

On weekends, I tend to be pretty darn lazy when it comes to getting dressed. This outfit is comprised of pieces I often reach for (and wear together) when I want to be comfortable and casual but still cute.

Sweater: Courtesy of H&M
Jeans: Old Navy
Jacket: Levi's
Shoes: Report

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Polka Party

Too much of a good thing? No such thing when it comes to polka dots! I love the mash-up of different scales in this mixed print outfit. Printed pants are popping up a lot lately in my wardrobe. They're becoming something of a staple rather than a statement-maker!

Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Target
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Forever 21

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kansas Couture Cocktail: Cranberry Clementine Rye

It's been a long time since I've shared a cocktail recipe on the blog, so here goes! This is one of my go-to cocktails because it's easy and always hits the stop. It's not too sweet, not too boozy and goes down a little too easy!

-1.5 oz. Rye Whiskey
-1.5 oz. Clementine Soda (I get mine from Trader Joe's. Anything orange-y will do, but go for something juice-based, not Fanta or Orange Crush.)
-1/2 oz. 100% Cranberry Juice (The 100% cranberry is nice and tart and stands in for a citrus element. If you use sweetened cranberry juice, it will be a very different cocktail.)

Simply place all the ingredients in a champagne glass and enjoy. If you want it nice and cold, you can serve it on the rocks in a cocktail glass or shake the whiskey and cranberry with ice and top the drink with the soda.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lucky Duck

I don't always celebrate St. Patrick's Day to the fullest, but I decided to take the day off and do it up right this year. Of course, I had to don the customary color, so I wore one of the few green items I own, added layers for the chilly day and completed the look with a free Budweiser necklace. Classy!

Dress: Courtesy of Gracie B.
Sweater: Thrift
Jacket: Courtesy of H&M
Socks: Target
Shoes: Old Navy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crimson & Clover

The last thing in the world I need is another red dress, but I was powerless to resist the scalloped hem and shift shape of this scarlet cutie. I intend to thin out my closet when I switch it over from winter to spring, so perhaps I'll part with some unnecessary dresses then. But this one is staying with me!

Dress: Marshall's
Jacket: Levi's
Shoes: Report
Earrings: Courtesy of Handmade by Sara Cramer

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Jumpsuit: Part 2

The jumpsuit strikes again -- this time for an evening outing! I ditched the blazer, added a statement necklace and swapped out the heels for a dash of color. Easy peasy and party-ready!

Jumpsuit: TJMaxx
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Necklace: H&M
Ring: Old Navy

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jumpsuit: Part 1

Don't you just love a good jumpsuit? They're effortless yet chic. They're simple yet statement-making. I always sing their praises...until I have to pee! They're well worth the hassle though, don't you think? They certainly make it easy to get dressed. Here I paired this little black number with a blazer and pumps for the office. Stay tuned for Part 2...

Jumpsuit: TJMaxx (I'll have to check the label later!)
Blazer: H&M
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Courtesy of Handmade by Sara Cramer

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Good Sport

My style inclinations are far from sporty, but since it's a strong trend right now, I thought I'd participate a least a little with these athletic-soled oxfords. As usual, the yellow won me over. Plus, they're perfect for dog-walking!

Sweater: Old Navy
Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Delia's
Shoes: Skechers 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Full Swing

With the weather warming up after a bitter winter, I have an undeniable urge to get outside and play! Of course, cute, comfortable shoes are a must. Luckily, my longtime friends at Loly in the Sky have delivered yet again with their darling spring shoe collection. How could you say no to these fun little face flats? It also seems appropriate that I'm wearing what appears to be a little schoolboy uniform, eh? See you on the playground!

Shirt: Thrifted
Blazer: H&M
Shorts: Levi's
Shoes: Courtesy of Loly in the Sky

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Remember Me?

I didn't plan to take an embarrassingly long break from the blog, but between snow, cold, laziness, busyness, lack of inspiration, lack of just happened. Excuses, excuses! Anyway, with Daylight Savings Time and warmer temperatures, things are on the up and up!

Top: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Forever 21