Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Styled: The Polo Match

Dress: Anny Taylor Loft
Clutch: Grandma's hand-me-down

Last Fall my Dad took me to my first Polo Match! I like fancy things and was so excited to go to TimberRock's first Polo Match. The biggest question of all - WHAT TO WEAR?! Sundays in October in the South can be either hot or have a slight chill in the air, so deciding on what to wear was not easy. Our tickets were in the Owner's tent which added pressure on me to wear the right dress. I had recently bought this dress from Ann Taylor Loft and couldn't wait to wear it. I was a little hot in the long sleeves but the weight of the fabric was light enough not to bother me that much. The only thing missing was a big, fancy hat! My clutch was one of my grandmother's before she passed. She would have loved going to a Polo match :-) We were actually standing on red carpet! I felt so famous! HaHa!

Adding a belt gave this sheath dress a silhouette, but I also wear it with a big chunky necklace and no belt.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Musings: Running Errands

Shirt: Chelsea & Violet
Shorts: Gianni Bini
Wedges: Off Broadway Shoes
Necklace: Dillard's

I had just left the gym and had several errands I needed to get done. I had two options. One - go out in my Norts (nike shorts) and extra-large T-shirt or Two - go home, shower, and put myself together. I decided that since I was out of college, running errands in Norts was not the best option. While getting dressed I heard an interview with Brad Goreski (Its a Brad, Brad World) and he said "Dressing comfortable, doesn't mean dressing lazy". So I was glad I decided to shower before running errands (and I needed to break in my new closed-toe wedges!)

Yes, we turned our wet bar into a coffee bar!!

Featured: A Grown Up Tote

Bag: Jessica Simpson
Jean Jacket: American Eagle
Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft
Purse Tie: Tiffany & Co.
Leggings: Belk

Oversized sweaters are what I love most about fall, and I've always loved a big tote. I got this Jessica Simpson one a year ago at Belk as my 'grown-up' girl tote. It took me close to an hour to decide to buy this bag!! After graduating college I knew I needed to rid my purse box of all my cheap totes and invest in one that could hold my new MacBook, coaching clipboard, and basketball stat book (along with my make-up, brush, crochet, snacks, books). I traveled with my cheerleaders to all the away basketball games and needed something reliable. I've put this Jessica to the test and she has never failed me. I even pack in it for overnight stays! :-)