Tag Archives: NY&Company

Fall Trends: Corduroy Pants

17 Oct

Personally, I think cords are a trend every year.  So it’s interesting to note that I don’t own any pairs.  I know I did at one point…wonder what ever happened to those?  Hopefully I gave them to Goodwill so some other lovely lady is enjoying them right now.  Anyhow, I’ll be keeping my eyes open for a pair this season.  I’ve mentioned it before, but pants are difficult for me to find in a good fit.  They are something for which I’m willing to pay full price and get alterations.  An ill-fitting pair of pant on someone can ruin an otherwise great look (I know I’ve been guilty of that on several occasions!).  I’m hoping to sneak in a shopping trip to try on some of the styles below and *hopefully* find at least one style that fits!  What about you?  What piece of clothing are you willing to pay up for to find in a good fit?  What’s your favorite style below?  Personally, I think a bootcut cord will withstand the test of time but those skinny cords sure are cute…!

1 – Ann Taylor LOFT $59.50

2 – Ann Taylor LOFT $59.50

3 – Ann Taylor $88

4 – J.Crew $69.50

5 – NY&Co $49.95

6 – Banana Republic $79.50

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Sunshine and Wildflowers

23 Apr

Sometimes I wish I could have a yard full of wildflowers.  They are in full bloom right now and it is stunning.  It’s the one thing I enjoy about my hour+ drive every morning and evening.  The highways are lined with thousands of wildflowers, just asking me to stop and stare…you know, if I wasn’t driving.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!  The Lord is risen!

Izzy and I have the same expression when basking in the sun.

Cargo pants (LOFT), White Tank (NY&Co-similar),  White Tshirt (Old Navy), Necklace (Gifted-similar), Shoes (Boutique-similar)

Pattern Mixing

18 Apr

Sooooo, late last week I may or may not have made my husband sick with my cooking. Well, actually, I admit it, I’m pretty sure I did make him sick. See, the two of us aren’t big mayonnaise fans. We keep it in the fridge for one meal–chicken salad. Do you see where this is going? It was a busy night, so I made a quick chicken salad meal, ate it and put the leftovers in the fridge for John. Admittedly I felt a bit queasy later that night, but for me, a sensitive stomach is pretty standard. John had a little later that night and then another serving the following day for lunch…at which point, he was down for the count. And then I checked the expiration date on the mayonnaise. Oops. So let’s just say I get no Suzy Homemaker points for cooking this week. Poor guy. I don’t think we’ll be having mayonnaise for awhile.

Side note, I decided to mix patterns for this outfit. I’ve been seeing stripes and flowers worn together everywhere, and it’s inspiring me to mix more patterns together. Why not?! Creates some visual interest.

(Pants: Old Navy, Shirt: Old Navy, Jacket: NY&Co – similar, Shoes: ? – similar , Socks: Kohl’s)


Bid Day

23 Mar

Today was a crazy day at work. Let’s just say that my phone wouldn’t stop ringing from what seemed like a bazillion different people…and some of the same people calling me over and over with questions. I knew this in advance (bids were due today!) and decided today was a day for flats and no fuss. So here’s what I came up with–you may notice that I am pretty much sans jewelry. In my defense, I broke my necklace right before I left for work (you know, and already late!). I think a white watch would look great with this, though, so I’ll be keeping my eyes open for something like this or perhaps more in my price range, this.

Hope you enjoy the random photos of one of my kitties, Izzy. We play a game where I “pretend” to sneak up on her. It’s quite entertaining for both of us.

(Khakis: Old Navy, Button Up: NY&Co-similar, Jacket: Old Navy-similar, Shoes: Target-similar, Earrings: Kohl’s, Belt: Dunno, Sunglasses: Random Ski Rental Place in CO)