Friday, January 27, 2012

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

Dress: Loft / Cardigan & OBI Belt: Limited / Necklace: NY & CO / Shoes: Clarks

I'm sure I'm taunting the weather gods with this next statement, and we'll get a blizzard any day now, but I'll say it anyway - we've had an incredibly mild winter here in Chicago.  It's snowed twice, and both times has melted within a couple of days, making way for warmer (like, 40 degrees!), sunny days.  As a result, I haven't really had to dress for bitter cold winter weather just yet.  My warm, lined dress pants are still packed away in my closet, because I've been able to get away with skirts and dresses.  And in wearing dresses all the time, I've settled into a really easy, though perhaps boring, formula of dress + belt + cardigan.  It's hard to mess with success.  So here's a couple of those.

Meko takes a peek
Meko looks on
Dress, Cardigan & Belt: Target / Shoes: Indigo by Clark / Necklace: Macy's

Jude remembers how this works
Jude hasn't forgotten how to take outfit photos

Jewelry / cute sweater pattern detail

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year, New You

Yay! I remembered how to take outfit photos!
Cardigan: Jones NY (gift from Fella's parents), Tank: Loft Outlet, Skirt & Tights: Target,
Shoes: Clarks, Necklace: The Limited

Happy 2012, Style Nation!  How were your holidays?  And how is your new year shaping up?  I meant to pop in much sooner than this, but I just haven't been able to find the time (which is a shame since I have managed to snap a few outfit photos).  And with the busy holiday season last month, I was only actually in my office about 10 times, so I didn't have a ton of outfits to showcase anyway.

Sometime in November
Sometime around Thanksgiving
Cardigan & Tights: Target, Tank: Loft, Skirt: eShakti, Shoes: Born, Necklace: NY & Company

If you've been reading my blog, you might know that my focus has shifted away from style and onto my own personal health and fitness journey.  While many people have resolved to be healthier starting on New Year's, I made that decision toward the end of November.  Along with getting healthier, I set a goal of losing 60 pounds with no end date, and thus far I'm down 7.  I started working with a personal trainer at my gym in early December, so exercise and healthy eating has taken up most of my time.  I assume that the further along I get in this, the easier it will be and, thus, the less time I'll have to spend thinking about it, making my weekly gym schedule, logging my food, planning meals, finding new recipes, etc.  Then I might be able to make a return to TCC, since I do miss style blogging.  In the meantime, I am reading your blogs, even if I don't always get a chance to comment.  Keep on looking great, Style Nation!