Layer up!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lately at work it's become so cold I almost feel like I should be wearing my coat indoors. In fact it even came to that one day last week! So the very next day I wore some creative light layering that didn't look bulky but still had enough layers to stay warm. This is the result of a blazer-layering-strategy-dress-up party I had the night before! A few more layered concoctions are coming soon!

Jeans: Zara
Gold dot button down: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Boots: Vince Camuto
Blazer: Merona from Target

Hot Pink Floral & Leather

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This what I threw in the overnight bag to wear the day after my friend Emily's wedding. It's always a little rough when all you have are heels from the party, and don't want to bring another pair of shoes to wear the next day. To avoid this I just rewore the shoes I wore to the ceremony.  This time around I clipped on my cheap little Forever 21 clearence earrings onto the toes!

Onto a hair note. So I'm back to being a redhead. My two month break as a brunette was fun but it just never felt as special as when it was red. I'm glad to say that I'm back to representing "redheads" in the blog world because I don't feel there are too many out there. So on that note I'd like to send thanks to my favorite blogger hair inspirations, Alicia for her bold red, and Krystal for her perfectly curled bob.

Floral Top: Buy here for $19.80 from Forever 21
Leather Pants: Target Kirna Zabete
Bow Scarf: J Crew
Earrings, Shoe Clips & Bow Bracelet: Forever 21
Glasses: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Nine West
Rose Gold Chain Bracelet: Oia Jules (buy here)

Almost Tough

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Do I look tough? Well do I?? No, you say? Ok. Never mind. Sorry I asked.

This is about as tough a look as I'll put together, especially to wear to work. The bullet necklace kinda walked the line of almost inappropriate but I didn't hear a peep out of anyone. Maybe they were afraid of my tough exterior... but probably not. 

Sweater: Loft
Tee & Jeans: Zara
Boots: Ivanka Trump
Necklace: Alimonada


Monday, February 25, 2013

Usually when I'm getting dressed in the morning I have a theme in mind, or something I'm trying to replicate. This particular day I had no darn clue what I wanted to wear and this is the product. I figure that a bright item of clothing and a bright lipstick can spruce up any outfit, even the most uninspired ones.

What style rules do you live by when feeling uninspired?

Top: Ann Taylor (last seen here)
Sweater: Macys INC (last seen here)
Corduroy pencil skirt: J Crew #2 pencil
Tights: DKNY @Nordstrom
Booties: Old Navy
Necklace: Forever 21 (last seen here)
Hat: J. Crew Factory

Staying Warm

Friday, February 22, 2013

I'm at the point in the winter where I'm over wearing a coat and wish I could just wear a bunch of layers and be warm enough. Sadly, it didn't work but it sure looks like I'm staying warm in my four top layers! 

Jeans: Zara
Sweater: ASOS
Booties: ShoeMint -Francoise
Vest: Forever 21
Striped Button down: Uniqlo

A Night at the Theater

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I have been meaning to post this outfit from last weekend. I was a little bummed that I didn't get a chance to take it in the sunlight, but inside the Looking Glass Theater on Michigan Avenue will have to do.

My husband and I were lucky enough to get tickets from a friend to go see "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" on press night. It was definitely as "intense" as our friend told it was going to be.

You may have seen this sparkly Oia Jules rose gold bracelet if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (jillstyle55)! I just can't get enough of it. And while I'm on the subject of jewelry I can't stop wearing, I have once again worn my Jacqueline necklace c/o Anna at Lia Sophia. I said it one and I'll say it again, it really does go with EVERYTHING!

Short Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelet: Oia Jules
Skirt: #2 Pencil J. Crew Factory Store
Blouse: Forever 21 (buy it here: also in cobalt & navy stripes!)

Windy Blues

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

As you can tell by my billowing skirt, it's a tad windy out. So windy in fact that it was pretty hard to get a picture taken with my skirt in place. At least the hat helped keep my hair from whipping me in the face.

FYI this shade of blue and I are really having a moment. I've broken out my old cobalt coat this past weekend to match with the hat. Before you know it I'll be head-to-toe cobalt. Yes, I know it was THE color a while back but I'm just now fully getting on board. Better late than never.

V-neck sweater: J. Crew Factory store
Skirt: J. Crew pleated crepe skirt
Tights: Forever 21 (not online anymore but I saw them in stores this week)
Heels: Forever 21
Bracelet: Oia Jules
Necklace and hat: J. Crew

Double Date

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This lady and I finally decided that after all the time we spend together, taking one another's blog pictures and shopping, it was time our men met. This gave us an opportunity to do another one of our favorite things: dress up!

We both scooped up a Valentines weekend deal for a dinner-and-a-movie combo that started at the State and Lake Tavern then took us over to the Wit Hotel's private screening room where we saw an old-school favorite of mine: Serendipity. 

I had a blast! Love date nights with "couple" friends!

Dress: Zara
Tights: DKNY
Booties: Holly from ShoeMint
Necklace: Forever 21

Colors of my Love

Monday, February 18, 2013

A little late, but here are pics of my Valentines day outfit. 

I work with children so no one will mind if I go overboard with the bright cheesy colors, espically not this lady. In fact by now most of the adults I work with are used to my excepionally bright outfits. This tends to be the norm, even on non-holiday days... and that's the way I like it!

Pants: Skinny twill pants: Forever 21 (my favorite $16 pants)
Sweater and button-down: J. Crew
Rose gold link bracelet: H&M
Rose gold bow bracelet: Forever 21 (buy here for $5.80)
Rose gold link necklace: Forever 21

Bows & Arrows

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I have always loved a good piece of bow or arrow jewelry. In fact one of my favorite and most worn items is my gold arrow bracelet I got over the summer.

Forever 21 has come out with all these these pieces that are as cheap as cheap gets by way of jewelry.  Buy em all and maybe you will work up a total of $50 to get free shipping too! Trust me, it's not too hard of a goal to meet!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Bows & Arrows