Jeans and a Teacup

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Joggers - Again

Joggers, chic sportswear
Joggers, denim jacket
Joggers, chic sportswear

Happy Monday! Yes, I'm wearing joggers again. I think I have a pair of joggers for everyday of the week.  Just kidding! But I just can't seem to say no to a comfy pair. These are from the Fashion Challenge that I participated in. I think the facebook voting results will be announced today. Thanks to everyone who voted! It means a lot to have your support - even if I don't win! 

I love how joggers can be dressed up or down. I think they look just as good with heels as they do with sneakers. I think I'm half dressed up for this look. I've got a nice white blouse with my heels to dress it up and my denim jacket to dress it down. That's how I live my life - can't decide who I want to be so I dabble in everything. 

Outfit Details:
Top: Target (similar)
Pants: H&M (option)(option)
Heels: via DSW (similar)
Jacket: H&M (similar)
Necklace: Stella and Dot

Linking Up:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Black and Blush

Midi Skirt, Crop Top
Midi Skirt, Crop Top, leopard clutch
Crop Top, Midi Skirt, Leopard Clutch
Crop Top, Midi Skirt, Leopard Clutch

Since it's still hot here I can't put away my crop tops just yet! I love to pair them with my breezy midi skirts. I know not everyone is a fan of crop tops but I think they are actually very wearable. The key is to find a top that doesn't expose too much. I love that this top has a high neck - therefore covering up my chest. That way I don't feel bad about showing a sliver of my midsection. The other key is to find a skirt that hits high on your waist - preferably the smallest part. That way it actually makes you look thinner because the focus is on the smallest part of your waist. 

You'll still be seeing a lot of this skirt - even in cooler weather. A neutral midi skirt is a key piece for fall. You can layer it with sweaters, add booties and you've got a fall outfit! 

Can you believe it's Friday already? I'm hoping the next two weeks go by fast. My husband is visiting family for the next week and a half so I'm kinda lonely. I didn't go with him because I thought I'd be working. Turns out I'm not so all I do is hang out at home by myself...  I know - I shouldn't complain at all. It's just frustrating when you thought you were going to be productive and making money and instead you are all by yourself doing nothing! 

Outfit Details:
Top: Express (option)
Skirt: H&M (similar)
Shoes: via DSW (similar)
Clutch: Gap via eBay
Bracelet: Stella and Dot 
Earrings: Stella and Dot

Linking up:
Style Elixir: Friday's Fab Favorites

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Leather and Lace #BeverlyCenterStyle

Leather and Lace - 3
Leather and Lace -2
Leather and Lace - 4
Leather and Lace

Most of you know that I was asked to participate in the Beverly Center Fall Fashion Challenge. I had to put together a fall outfit with a gift card to the Beverly Center and then attend the final event on Sept. 18th. (Hardwork, I know!) This was the first time I've participated in a fashion challenge so it was really exciting for me! And the event was a lot of fun. Chriselle Lim from The Chriselle Factor, Aimee Song from Song of Style and Adam Gallagher from I Am Galla were the hosts of the event. It was really cool to see these major fashion bloggers in real life. I wasn't brave enough to actually talk to them...I'm still working on being more social at events...but I got to hear them talk during the Q&A portion of the event and they all seem super cool and nice.

Each of the blogger hosts chose their favorite outfit from the fashion challenge participants. I wasn't one of the winners but congrats to Jenna from Visions of Vogue, Taryn from Velvet Sugar and Enocha from Locks and Trinkets for winning the big prize! 

There is still a chance I could win a $500 gift card if you vote for my outfit on facebook. You could win $500 just for voting too! I know a lot of you have already voted and I really appreciate it! 

The participants with the hosts. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Beverly Center)
One of these things is not like the other...WHY AM I SO WHITE?! Haha...

Q&A on fall fashion trends
Custom fashion illustrations by FIDM students. That's me! 

It's always nerve-wrecking trying to come up with something to wear at these blogger/fashion events. Should you be trendy? Classic? Dressed up? Casual? I love black and white/neutral outfits so I went with my grey skirt which I feel can be dressed up or down. I wore my leather jacket that I picked out from the challenge and lace up heels to add some edginess to the outfit. I went with a lace shirt and statement necklace to add some girly-ness.  Plus I always love the leather + lace combo. 

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Loft
Jacket: Guess via Macy's c/o Beverly Center
Heels: via DSW (similar)
Necklace: J.Crew (similar)

Linking Up:
The Pleated Poppy: What I Wore
Because Shanna Said So: Random Wednesday
Style Elixir: Style Sessions
Treasure Tromp: Treat Yo Self Thursday
Happiness at Midlife: Throwback Thursday (see how I styled this skirt here)

Don't forget to enter the A Pocket of Whimsy Giveaway

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dot Dot Dot

Dot Dot Dot
Dot Dot Dot-4
Dot Dot Dot -2
Dot Dot Dot -5
Dot Dot Dot - 6

I keep changing my mind about printed pants. Somedays I look in my closet and think, "I don't have enough printed pants!". And other days I look and think, "Why do I have so many pairs of printed pants?".  Does this make sense to anyone else but me? I love the idea of print mixing with different patterns and printed pants seem like a good way to do that. But then other times the prints seem a little too crazy to me.  I guess everyone goes through fashion phases. And right now I'm in the printed pants phase. I actually just bought another pair! 

I think this black and white pair will be in my closet for awhile though. The pattern is subtle enough to wear with a lot of different things and you can never go wrong with black and white. 

Outfit Details
Pants: H&M (love these)
Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW (similar)

Don't forget to enter the A Pocket of Whimsy giveaway! I've teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to giveaway a necklace of your choice to 3 lucky winners! That's right - there will be three winners so don't miss out! 

Linking Up:
DC In Style: Monday Bloom

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Pocket of Whimsy GIVEAWAY!

I'm excited to be teaming up with Alex from Into the Woods and five other lovely bloggers to bring you this jewelry giveaway! A Pocket of Whimsy is an etsy shop selling really fun and quirky jewelry. You'll find nature and vintage inspired pieces as well as fun and geeky Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings inspired pieces. My favorites are the gold pieces you see above! 

The great news is A Pocket of Whimsy is generously giving away a necklace of your choice to THREE lucky winners! Just enter using the Rafflecopter below and be sure to visit all the other bloggers participating in this giveaway.

Jessica // Jeans and a Teacup
Filipa // Free Colors

3 Winners will receive their choice of necklace from A Pocket of Whimsy plus free shipping. Giveaway runs until 9/28.

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