The Pencil Skirt

The Pencil Skirt

The Pencil Skirt

The Pencil Skirt

The Pencil Skirt

The Pencil Skirt

The Pencil Skirt

The Pencil Skirt

Leather Jacket: Nordstrom Rack  ||  Skirt: J.Crew Factory (here)  ||  Top: Old Navy  ||  Clutch: Banana Republic Factory  ||  Heels: Aldo (old)

Oh my, I am so sorry my lovely readers for being somewhat absent over the past week. Aside from my motivation level dropping from this winter weather, “life” was happening.  Going a week without blogging was not on my to-do list.  However, some other things in life took over the past week, but I am back at it.  What better way then to share this awesome pencil skirt.  It is currently on major sale for under $30!  Such a great piece to add to your work wear wardrobe.  Pencil skirts are something I believe look great on every body type.  You can dress them up or down and go from day to night.  I wore this exact pencil skirt with just the top and skirt to work and went to night by adding the leather jacket and pop of color clutch.

I know you hear this every week from me here on the blog, but is it spring yet?  Anyone else noticing the mounds of snow in todays post? Blaaaaaah! And why do I chose to live in Indiana with the harsh winters? 😦

On a good note, we are 6 weeks out from our Caribbean cruise and we bought a new/used Jeep this past week! It was about time since our vehicles are 10+ years! 🙂  Ride them until the wheels fall off! Stay warm!

XOXO,

Jessica

Menswear Inspired + Pearls

Menswear Inspired + Pearls

Blazer: H&M (old) (similar)  ||   Blouse: Old Navy (similar)  ||   Skirt: Target (here)   ||   Necklace: The Loft   ||  Hat: Banana Republic (similar)  ||  Tights: H&M  (here)

Menswear Inspired + Pearls

Menswear Inspired + Pearls

Menswear Inspired + Pearls

Menswear Inspired + Pearls

Welcome to February my loves!  We start off February with none other than a outfit post in the snow!  Yes, as I was shooting this post, I was getting wind and snowflakes to the face. Brrrrrrr! Today’s look was definitely inspired by menswear.  Although the jacket brings in a menswear look, I kept everything else about the outfit very feminine. What better way to keep things feminine than with this oversized pearl necklace? If you ask me this photo shoot would look way better with a Paris backdrop. Anyone else second that? Maybe this feminine look I created plus pearls and a beret, I think so. Get the jet fueled and ready! Okay, so no Paris backdrop, but I was diggin’ this thrown together look for the office today. How do you wear your menswear inspired pieces?  

Any one else itching to get out of the cold weather? I am dying to take a nice long vacation to sunshine and clear blue water. Maybe My Brunette Adventure will be heading to sunshine and clear blue water in the coming months! Until then, it is working out like a mad women and getting in my #1800minutechallenge.  I have joined others to reach 1800 minutes of exercise in 60 days!  It is fun and definitely a way to stay motivated in my fitness routine. Be sure to check back to see what is on my shopping wish list this month!

Happy Almost Friday,

Jessica

Printed Pants

Printed Pants

Printed Pants

Printed Pants

Printed Pants

Printed Pants

Printed Pants

Printed Pants

Pants: Banana Republic Factory store  ||   Top: Old Navy (old)   ||   Heels: Old Navy  (here in black)   ||   Sweater: Banana Republic Factory store (on sale now!) ||   Handbag: London Fog via TJMaxx   ||  Necklace: New York & Company  (similar)

Holy Batman! I am so excited to share these printed pants with you for a few reasons.  First, they are extremely comfortable and it feels like I am wearing pajamas. You cannot go wrong with the feeling of wearing pajamas but actually wearing a pair of pants. The other reason I am excited to share these printed pants with you is because….drum roll…..they were on clearance for $1.92 (thats w/ tax) at the Banana Republic Factory store! You may want to run to get you a pair! Can we say deal of the season!  They were on the clearance rack for $2.99 and it was an additional 40% off! WOOOOOWZ! Okay, enough about my excitement on finding a crazy deal, but for real, you should come shopping with me. 🙂

As I look into my closet, there are not very many printed pants or skirts.  Over the last few months, one of my improvements to my closet was to add printed bottoms.  Well ladies and gentlemen, this pair will fit just nice in my closet and it cost me less than $2! Um, yes please! I cannot wait to pair them with pops of color as well.  Do you own printed bottoms? How do you like to style them?

XOXO,

Jessica