Things I Wore :: January 2019

Well, we’ve got one month of January under our belts. I’m slowly getting back into the swing of blogging, red continues to dominate my wardrobe (after black, of course), and I spent the last week of the month with some sort of gross cold (thanks, polar vortex). Here’s what I wore almost every day in January.

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1/1: New Year’s Day brunch at Fassler Hall (duck fat fries + gouda sauce for dipping, trust me), and then we went to Target where I got a rug from the Christmas clearance for $1.50.

1/3: Remember this cute Old Navy dress from this fall? I knew it would look cute with my favorite cropped sweater, and I was RIGHT. Also, it’s on super sale right now.

1/4: This is the day I actually started in those fabulous wide leg pants from SheIn, but ended up changing because it was rainy and gross and I didn’t want to drag pants through water puddles all day. These pants were a random add to a ShoeDazzle order and I. love. them. So comfortable!

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1/3&4: Here’s those same outfits, but with coats, because it’s cold. Red coat is from SheIn (exact), pink is Asos (similar on sale).

1/5: I, along with the whole world, got the Marie Kondo bug and spent my Saturday dropping off piles of stuff to Goodwill. This fuzzy sweater was a Christmas gift and has been one of my favorite things to cozy up in.

1/6: Gorgeous day, so we hopped on our bikes and rode to SoMa to get ice cream from Loblolly, pick up my favorite tea from the Green Corner Store, and then play ping pong at Core.

1/7: I love that this blazer is long enough to fake as a dress! What I was not prepared for was how much I’d be crawling around on the floor at work trying to put together a trade show booth.

1/8: Proof that I actually wear my outfits that are on Instagram and the blog! Here’s what I wore to work!!

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1/9: Lime scooters appeared in Little Rock magically overnight, so this is what I wore the first time I rode one. A couple of thoughts: A: you never feel as cool as you think you will on a scooter, and B: did you know there’s a brake? You can use it to slow you down, instead of hopping off and running alongside the scooter until it stops. Amazing.

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1/10: I’ve been spending a lot of time at Nexus Coffee instead of work lately. It’s just so warm and friendly and they have delicious bottomless mugs from Leiva’s so I like to leave and work from there in the afternoons. I wore this to work (and Nexus).

1/11: I somehow convinced myself that I would be the portrait of athleisure in January. I ordered 1000 pairs of leggings and matching tops from Old Navy. I am on the hunt for the perfect layers to pair, so I look effortless and chic. I even started a Pinterest board intent on nailing the look. What actually happened is, I have not gotten properly dressed most of this month.

11/12-13: Marie Kondo strikes again. I wore another “athleisure” look these two days no doubt, and spent hours putting together Ikea furniture after a huge haul. It’s basically consumed my entire life this month.

1/14: I wore this to work, but honestly I don’t remember much else about that day.

1/15: Another work outfit. Man, all I do is work and put together Ikea furniture this month.

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1/17: Oh, do you notice anything weird about this photo? No big, just some stuff we leaned against the mirror during our Ikea renovations. I had no idea that they were blocking my shots for two days.

1/18: See above.

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1/21: Marie Kondo strikes again. These boots are currently in the giveaway pile as they no longer spark joy. They do, however, spark lots of weird comments from strangers.

1/22: Look away. I have worn some variation of this outfit at least once a week since I got it. But I worked from home and then went to get sushi this day and it feels right.

1/23: Don’t ever let me leave the house without tights on again. I almost froze to death this day thanks to some insane winds and apparently it was only 30 and no one told me? kthx

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1/24: I rectified my tights situation today and it was absolutely gorgeous despite the cold. Went to an after work thing that was supposed to be empowering but mostly just annoyed me, then had a lovely dinner with my gals at Cantina Cinco de Mayo (which was not annoying at all).

1/25: I’m having a hard time staying at work because there are these two guys that play ping pong near my desk about six times a day. So, I bail for another afternoon at Nexus.

1/26: I actually wore a cute outfit today and met up with my friends for some QT at The Pantry Crest (get the lasagna, goodness me) but forgot to document it. :shrugemoji:

1/27: GUESS WHAT. We went back to Ikea. We ordered some shelves and they came in damaged and the wrong size (oops) so we decided to drive back to Memphis to exchange them and pick up a few more things. The Ikea saga continues!! I really thought these Everlane sneakers would be comfortable for every day, but I did one of those foot peels and I guess my skin was too soft because they rubbed a huge blister on my left heel.

1/28: Last known day before the sickness struck. I ordered this coat from Amazon hoping it would be longer - the example photos certainly looked like it would hit me lower - but it’s so soft I’m keeping it anyway.

1/29-31: The plague has hit. You don’t want to see the Aerie pants I’ve been wearing every day (but I will link them because girl, they are comfy).

And that’s a wrap on January! We survived Marie Kondo, two Ikea trips, and the plague. Have questions about specific items? Just drop the date in the comments and I’ll tell you what I can remember.

Things I Wore :: December 2018

It’s a week late and several dollars short, but here’s everything I wore in December!

Here’s what you need to know: I did a review of my Amazon Echo Look last month, which is how I keep track of all of these outfits. Do you need one? No. Should you get one if you like keeping track of what you wear every day? Absolutely.

I took off a lot of time over the holidays, so many of my pajama days are not pictured. No one needs to see my sloppy loungewear. You’re welcome.

And as always, if you have any questions about any of the pieces I’m wearing, leave a comment and I’ll try to remember!

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12/1: We have a day/night situation to start off, with the first outfit being my errands/Pokemon Catching/Capitol Building Lighting outfit, and my second one being dinner at Bruno’s and some patio time at Cache. Coincidentally, my friend Erin also showed up in a black sweater and animal print skirt to dinner too, so clearly I’m very trendy.

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12/2: More Christmas activities including lunch at Gus’s World Famous Recipe Chicken and “Christmas Frolic” at the museums downtown. They had like 1,000 cookies at the Statehouse!

12/3: Loved this outfit so much, I wore it to work. This skirt was a Trunk Club buy and I. Love. It.

12/4: Voted ✌️Also hit up our first Taco Kid night at Local Lime and I gotta tell you, any place that covers everything in yellow cheese slime is alright by me.

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12/5: This was a favorite outfit last year, and it’s a great “I don’t wanna think” outfit this year. I just went to work. That’s it. Boring day.

12/6: I saw an adorable dress in the window of a boutique but didn’t buy it in time, so SheIn to the rescue. My friends asked if it was Gucci. I laughed. I wore it to dinner at Cantina Cinco de Mayo and then to watch improv at the Public Theater.

12/7: I was THRILLED when I put these boots on this morning. I’ve lost a little weight and they go up higher than they ever have before! Perfect way to end the week.

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12/7 (again): Holiday party for my work at Heifer International. They said “Holiday Casual.” I said no.

12/8: Mr. AJ’s holiday party was the NEXT evening at the Marriott Hotel. Love this skirt from Blair Eadie’s collection with Nordstrom/Halogen!

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12/8 (again): Casual and comfy outfit to hit up a Christmas craft show at Lost 40 Brewery. I did not get any gifts but I did get some delicious spicy hot chocolate from Loblolly.

12/9: Oh, is this the same photo? Nope, I’m totally wearing different shoes. I’m so lazy that I wore the same outfit Saturday AND Sunday. We got up for coffee at Nexus before doing some Christmas shopping.

12/10: All black everything for work. How inspired.

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12/11: I ended up changing from a blouse under this dress to a vest over it because I was uncomfortable. It was a pretty comfy outfit for a day at a Facebook conference at The Rep.

12/12: Day 2 of FB conference. We ended up skipping the last session but I did get a free mini tripod for showing up the second day! Score.

12/13: Work and this cozy sweater again!

12/14: If I am wearing a hat, I have given up. I did get some pizza from Hideaway that evening though, which pretty much rocks.

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12/15: Road trip wear! We made a day trip to Edmond, OK to pick up my NEW CAR! It was a long drive but the guy was so nice and helpful and they had the exact one I wanted. This was a super comfy way to drive there and back!

12/16: Casual cardi / sweater combo for a kid’s Pokemon birthday party. I ended up putting on that muppet coat when we trekked over to Brewski’s to watch football.

12/17: LOVE this sweater so much, even though it’s not been cold enough to wear it most days. I guess all I did was go to work this day.

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12/18: And now, for some coat/outfit combos! I’m DYING over this star print dress from SheIn, even though I just realized that I have a short dress that’s almost this exact same print. Whatever, I love stars and it looks great with this bright coat.

12/19: Apparently, December is the month that I just wear the same outfit over and over again. It was so cute the first time, I wore it again for work. I am 95% sure these leggings will fall apart at some point, but I don’t care. I love them. If anyone knows of some side stripe leggings that will last longer, lemme know.

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12/20: Ugly Christmas sweater day at work! This dress is from Amazon. I ordered two (obviously) and then two more for my mom and sister so we could all match. Also, I’m really into decorative/costume headbands right now.

12/25: This is what I wore on Christmas day for cooking, baking, and game night with friends. It’s honestly super comfy and LOOK. PUGS.

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12/21: Okay, forgive me for doubling back but I wanted to put the Christmas outfits together. I wore this to work. Love this sweater from Mango right now! Honestly one of my favorite colors to wear.

12/26: I have no idea what we did this day.

12/31: Lol, this post is a mess. We went to Texas the weekend after Christmas, so I missed some days in between that and my pajamas. Here’s what I wore to New Year’s Eve dinner at Sushi Cafe - best last meal of the year! I changed into a skirt and flats when we decided to go to Stickyz for a band after that, but up to that point I was feeling pretty hot. Let’s pretend like my foundation matches my face.

And that’s a wrap on 2018, folks! See you at the end of this month!

Things I Wore :: November 2018

November was a weird month for me. It’s a little light on outfits, not gonna lie - between traveling and some health stuff, I did NOT get dressed. A lot. I could have taken daily photos in my amazing onesie from Aerie that I wore 95% of the time, but I’ll spare you and just link it (trust. you need one).

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12/1: This is not the last time you will see this outfit. Apparently Skirt + Sweater + Boots is my winter uniform. All I did was go to work and go get sushi.

12/3: Skipped a day working from home, so this is my Saturday outfit! It was a gorgeous day, with lots to do - I early voted, hit up Chili Fights in the Heights (I’m never eating chili again), saw some live music at Harvestfest, and ended the evening with a few old fashioneds at Big Orange.

12/5: Guess I didn’t get dressed that Sunday. Monday just went to work and then did some plate work at Flying Saucer with my co-workers.

12/6: Did I not get dressed again? This month is weird.

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12/7: Got this skirt from Atlantic Pacific’s collection with Halogen and I LOVE it. I used to have a green pleated skirt from Forever 21 I loved, and this feels like the slightly more adult version. I’m also really into deep greens this season, apparently.

12/8: One of my favorite giant sweaters for work and a birthday lunch with my friend Candice. We had champagne at work and I was really glad I wore a tank underneath because I got really hot.

12/9: I have discovered my curling wand again. Why am I not doing these Victoria’s Secret waves every day? Work followed by happy hour again for Candice’s birthday, because we celebrate birthdays like champs.

12/10: ???????????

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12/11: Sweater + Skirt + Boots. Love this sweater from a Trunk Club from last year. I’ve been watching too much American Horror Story and apparently wanted to do red eye shadow like Michael Langdon. I look like a demon.

12/13: I’m not even going to figure out where these skipped days are going anymore. SheIn dress I couldn’t resist because apparently I’m back into dresses again.

12/18: My hair looks like trash here but I got it done that day, I promise. Still love this dress from Old Navy.

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12/21: Super comfy travel outfit for our trip to Oklahoma City for Thanksgiving! Gap workout leggings are my FAVE.

12/26: I told you you’d see this outfit again.

12/27: I guess I’m back on board with the whole leopard print thing! And when I have no idea what to wear on top, it’s 99% of the time going to be this same button up and sweater combo. These pants from SheIn are really cute - but for some reason, my underwear refused to stay up while wearing them. I spent most of the day tugging at them like a weirdo.

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12/28: Another Atlantic Pacific x Halogen piece. This sweater is super cute but pills like crazy, so I have to shave it every time I wear it. I really wanted the blazer too but it was a little large and a little pricey for the material.

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12/29: Curling wand is out again. I’ve always wanted to wear sock booties with short pants, so here I am.

12/30: Look at me, I’m a rebel in a crop top at work. I ended up sending this skirt back for a smaller size since it was basically falling down by the end of the day, but I love the sweater material and I think it’ll be a nice addition to my winter wardrobe.

See you in December!