I Daydream of LOFT

That’s a nod to “I Dream of Jeannie” if you didn’t catch that! Today I opened my email to find one of the many LOFT emails I receive. This one I opened rather than sending it straight to the trash. (I’m usually aware of their sales before they ever send an email! Call me a stalker…!) But this one featured some blogger stars styling LOFT items for work, which totally appeals to me. And, yes, the inspiration came!

I absolutely loved these outfits in particular:

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I just love the soft blue color of these pieces and how they are paired with warm brown, I would have never done that! When I see a cool blue my instinct is to pair it with black, making the look even more cold. I also have never considered a scarf wrap like this! Love it! (Not a fan of bootcut/flare with ankle boots…?)

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This one caught my attention because there are basically three things going on to me and one of them may be VERY useful! That would be the ankle boots with ankle pants! I had been curious about wearing these two things together, but thought it may be a strange look, but it pulls off well! She is also wearing a tunic/dress with slacks. How neat! And the vest is another thing slightly out of my comfort zone, but I’m trying to imagine myself possibly giving them a try. This might allow me to feel cozy without restricting my movement.

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And this is just amazing. I love the bo-ho look, always have. I’m a hippie at heart. But because I have a motorcycle, work at a Harley shop, and basically bleed Harley I really love how these two contrasting looks compliment each other! Very fun flirty feminine with a modern clean edge.

I can’t decide which element I want to try first! I can easily go slip on some ankle boots to see if I like how it looks on me. But I’m definitely dreaming of purchasing some more pieces from LOFT soon! They are having a great sale right now!

Here’s a few of the things I’d love to get:

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I can see myself pairing this with the dandelion sleeveless top from earlier this year. It is ivory with a sweet orange and light blue floral print. The challenge will be which color of slacks will work best!

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This top gives me spring and art teacher vibes! I would love to pair it with my red slacks and maybe even my turquoise cardigan! Gotta love some loud contrast!

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This is the shirt version of the “hippie dress”. I really don’t know which one I would prefer! So I will probably end up with neither! hahaha In all honesty I’m really not much of a dress wearer. I really love wearing slacks and jeans.

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This looks like a perfect holiday top! I just love that shade of green. I have one in a similar silhouette, but in maroon and I just love the way it feels on.

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Love how fresh this top is. It looks to be the same cut as the shirt just above. It has a casual vibe, but is still dressy. Check out those “poet’ sleeves! How would I get creative with this top? maybe tucking it into some dress pants, or not, and wearing a necklace that had Β just a few colored gems/beads in it? hmmmm.

Well, perhaps it is just about time for me to do a round up of my “newer” pieces and see where I’m at! Fall has been fairly warm, so I don’t feel like I’ve been getting to really wear the pieces I’d like to style or the outfits I love just yet! I have my eyes set on this FANTASTIC pair of pumpkin spice pants at Express that might just make all of my fall dreams come true. πŸ˜‰

It has still been very busy when I have free time at home and I am soaking up lots of friend time when I get the chance. Last night my best friend and I got together for wine, classical music, wall decor hanging, and AHS! It was a fun night. We even got a short dog-walk in and some yummy snacks! So that’s my life right now! Hurry up and do homework, hurry up and spend time with friends, hurry up and watch your favorite shows or read your book… I love it! I just can’t wait for homework to be such a huge part of things! But this is only the beginning of the tough stuff!

Any way, have a lovely Fall weekend! I will hopefully be spending time with Michael riding ATVs and getting some outdoor Autumn decor going, which gets me one step closer to a blog post!

How about you all? Any great outfit/fashion finds? Do you have some current #loftlove? Have any fall plans?

Love Y’all!

 

 

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A Seriously Beautiful and Warm Day.

Of course it was windy… But still so lovely. The farmers’ fields are green!

It was so nice to be able to rush about without a jacket!

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Top: Buckle (long time ago), Pants and Booties: Maurices, Necklace: Apricot Lane, Earrings: American Eagle; both a while back…

Again with the Stevie Nicks stuff! What can I say, this weather brings out the 70’s vibe and it is EVERYWHERE in stores! (HA! A Fleetwood Mac song!)

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I can’t wait to pair these jeggings with a denim shirt! And I AM looking for a different colored tank for under the chiffon top…hmmmm…

I want to talk a little bit about the boots I’m wearing today!

In my search for comfortable, fashionable, professional clothing and footwear… footwear always falls short of expectations for me. And it seems like it’s only me!

Folks…TMI…True Story: I Have Bunions Edition.

This means I can’t wear tiny little shoes. Not every day anyway. As a Paraprofessional/someday teacher, Tom’s have really saved my life. My foot can spread out as wide as it needs. But Tom’s are not great for wanting to look a bit more dressed up. Boots work VERY nicely, but after wearing them most of the school year ’cause Kansas is cold y’all!…eh. Some comfort ballet flats work, for sure… Then comes in the desert boot wedge to just change the whole game! Wedges are great because they are easier on the foot than heels and these styles do not have a drastic heel, about 2 and 3/4 in.

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I’ve been wearing mine for 4 days to test them out and day 1 and 2 were great. Day 3 I taught a 45 minute lesson, went grocery shopping at the end of the day, moved boxes at my aptartment for 30 minutes and with the general walking around my feet were pretty sore.

With that being said I still put them on for a 4th day and will for a 5th and yes my feet hurt, but not so much that I’m limping.

I think that these will make FANTASTIC every-other day shoes. I am also not used to wearing a heel! So I’m hoping part of this is just getting used to it, but I know for the health of my feet that rotating shoes is the best choice.

What I love most about these is the price! Knowing I want several colors and will be buying boots next fall and more Tom’s and flats I could NOT fathom spending $90 on 2 or more pairs. (Gotta have black and brown/neutral folks!) SO I was delighted when I slipped these on my feet at Maurices! For around $40 bucks you can have a VERY similar shoe. These are canvas, but I can imagine that they are very similar in quality/construction otherwise. And I can imagine that they will need replaced sooner than I would like, so I’m happy I found such a good price.

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I have ALWAYS loved Maurice’s shoes. I still have three pairs of these darling pumps from 6 and 8 years ago!

So, teacher friends out there, what are you favorite cute comfy shoes to wear?

Tomorrow is Friday everybody! How ’bout that! Looking for another lovely day, and if you can, make it just a tad less windy for us! πŸ˜‰

Love is… An Adventure with your Sweetheart

 

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What a weekend I had!

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My Valentine brought me roses before we left for a little weekend getaway. He had been dying to ride the dunes in Oklahoma. He acted as if that was going to be a no-go for me because of “V-Day”, BUT that’s really my kind of thing! Adventure, that is!

It was a blast, the dog had the most fun!, and I managed to get my homework done and take him out for dinner. πŸ˜‰

So that brings me to the fun I had today!

I’ve been busting my buns prepping lesson plans for the students I am tutoring as part of an internship and I won’t lie, I was everything but graceful. I had to run to Walmart for some things, ran out of time, and realized Inhad left some important things at home!… Just learning about living in the country and working in town! Talk about waiting til the last minute though!

But with my mother’s help I was able to whip up more than enough of the supplies I needed! I had a really successful lesson with my students in the end.

Here’s a little OOTD

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Keeping the vibe fresh and free.

Tops: Buckle (forever ago), Jeggings: American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes: Maurice’s, Tote and necklace: Hobby Lobby

I love this top because it reminds me of a combination of these looks… And Stevie, YOU are the inspiration of my favorite looks!

I try to grab things that remind me of her… Love the gypsy, hippie, free spirit.

My bag was a fun purchase. I realized it’s time to become a tote bag owner… Hello, thirty-one! Hobby Lobby has a great price on these! I love some me positive affirmations. “Best day ever”!

While out and about losing my head I came across half price Velantines Day decorations! (The shopping bags at my feet hehe) I grabbed a good handful for my someday classroom.

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Even with the stress of my college classes, it was a wonderful weekend… Heck, it’s a wonderful life!

Wow… A travel post, OOTD, and shopping haul all-in-one!