What I Wore Wednesday VII

WIWW 7th edition already?! You know what that means…. it’s freezing out. But finally not raining (altough to quote Curly from City Slickers, the day ain’t over yet!).

I’m working some layers today, because it’s super chilly in here- I forgot to take a picture of my jacket, sorry. It’s only about 50* out but because it’s June the air is blowing at work, it’s got a scheduled date to turn on and once it’s on they can’t shut it off.

Today I’ve got a tank (as always), a ruffled white shirt, and a vest with my standard black dress pants and black shoes. I think I sort of look like a fancy waitress, but whatever I love my vest and I’m not taking it off! Finding a cute, short, cropped vest was far more difficult then it should have been. I bought it 2 or 3 years ago when vests were somewhat popular in the fancy time clothes department and I must have gone to over 5 stores looking for the perfect one- because of this I have absolutely no idea where it came from.

I thought I’d show off my purse and wallet today too, both are from the same store but were purchased at separate times. The purse, which is HUGE and AWESOME my mom got for me a few months ago and the wallet is actually a clutch that I purchased several years ago.

I use the same wallet every single day, since it’s in my purse it doesn’t need to match. For work I generally go back and forth between this bag and the one I featured in WIWW IV because they’re both spacious and have lots of pockets inside.

Here’s the rundown for it all:

  • Ruffled shirt: New York & Company (within the past 2 years)
  • Vest: unknown (within the past 3 years)
  • Dress pants: Gap
  • Black heels: Payless
  • Purse: Anne Klein from TJ Maxx
  • Clutch: Kathy Von Zeeland from TJ Maxx

So what are you wearing today? Do you have any standard work purses? Can you please make it 75* and sunny? Tell me in the comments or join me on The Pleated Poppy!


What I Wore Wednesday V

It’s Wednesday again and guess what- it’s still raining. I think WIWW has seriously cursed the weather around here. Anyway, I tried to insert a little cheery color into my outfit today to help brighten things up… but that’s not really my thing so once again I’m mostly draped in dark colors.

We’ve got an office retreat today from 8:00am-1:00pm, and by “retreat’ I mean we’ll be sitting in the basement of the library today and hopefully we’ll all make it out alive. But for that reason, I wasn’t super worried about being fancy and decided to be a little more fun.

Point of note: so many of my clothes and shoes right now have some sort of ruffle on them. It’s nearly impossible to buy clothes without ruffles right now.

My pants look a little stretched and pulled, but that’s just because they’re straight out of the dryer. By the time I got to work today they were back to they’re usual self, haha!

What you can’t see in the picture above is that my pants have the slightest pin stripe going on. I have hemmed them up 5inches even though I bought the petite size! Let me just say that I absolutely hate how “petite” and “ankle” and “short” labels still assume that you’re over five feet tall. Well I am not! I’m five feet on the nose and because of that everything needs heels or a hem. Ugh.

My shoes have the slightest snake skin pattern on them, I’ve had them for years and they’re one of my go to summer shoes because the heel is only about two inches and the front is wide enough for my big fat feet.

Here’s the run down on where it all came from:

  • Cropped yellow top: 5*7*9 (over 3 years ago)
  • Shirt: Ann Taylor loft (within the past year)
  • Pants: New York & Company (within the past 3 years)
  • Shoes: Payless (within the past 3 years)
  • Bracelet: I honestly do not remember, probably Forever 21 though.

So my friends, what are you wearing today? Leave it in the comments or hook up with me on The Pleated Poppy. Dutch is just dying to know….