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WIWW: May 12-18, 2013

Happy 26th  birthday to me!  Woohoo!

And now for another week of What I Wore Wednesday!

The Amateur Librarian // What I Wore Wednesday

What I Wore Wednesday is my motivation for wearing the clothes I own, finding new ways to mix and match outfits, and not wearing the same three things all the time! I kept a fashion diary for the entire year of 2012, and now in 2013 I’m adding a bit about my days to go along with the outfit. So these weekly check-ins are a nice journal of my life too!

May 12
May 12

tribal print top // Anthropologie via eBay
jersey skirt // old
metallic rope sandals // eBay

I take advantage of warm weather whenever it’s available, since it can be pretty hit or miss around here.  Fortunately, Sunday was pretty warm so I was able to loaf around in this comfy skirt.  I didn’t have the most productive day, but at least there was time to read – and of course our favorite shows Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Veep on Sunday night.

May 13
May 13

polka dot top // Loft
floral cardigan // Old Navy via eBay
braided pearl necklace // eBay
black pants // Banana Republic
slingback wedges // PayLess

What a Monday – foggy grey skies sure did make it hard to get out of bed.  I’m ready for a vacation – good thing Memorial Day is right around the corner!  I liked this combo of polka dots and flowers, so it helped that I felt cute all day.  After work, I went to the gym.

May 14
May 14

lace top // Banana Republic
navy skirt // Loft
skinny bow belt // eBay
braided wedges // eBay

I finally put together a pinterest-inspired outfit!  (In fact, I was so proud of myself that I blogged about it last week.)  Just a normal day… work, eat, gym, eat, sleep.  Like I said… I’m ready for a break!

May 15
May 15

chain print top // Banana Republic
coral cardigan with lace // Forever 21 via eBay
circle necklace // Groop Dealz
black pants // Loft
nude heels // PayLess

I’m still not sure that chains and lace exactly go together, but I definitely had a gleeful moment when I realized that this gold and coral necklace went with the outfit perfectly.  I like it when details come together, even if no one else notices.  Went to the gym again after work.

May 16
May 16

animal print dress // Belk
beige cardigan // Ann Taylor
red coral necklace // eBay
black tights // Walgreens
ankle strap heels // eBay

One of my favorite easy dresses to wear, and it was cold enough for tights.  I finally started to feel free from the congestion/cough that had been lingering for the past three weeks – thank goodness!  Work was crazy busy and I definitely needed a good work out afterwards to shrug off the stress.

May 17
May 17

pleated sheer button down // eBay
rice pearls // inherited
skinny jeans // Old Navy via eBay
silver flats // PayLess

I’m on the fence about this top – in theory, I like it a lot: pleats, lace, sheer, neutral color.  But every time I try to wear it with work pants, it just doesn’t look right.  It looks better with jeans, so I end up only wearing it for casual Friday since it’s still a little too dressy for weekend wear.  It’s just not as versatile as I thought it would be, but it works in a pinch so I guess it stays in the closet.  I skipped working out so we could go see Star Trek at the movie theater.  (I’m so glad the summer blockbusters are starting to come out!  I love popcorn for dinner on the weekend.  Star Trek was great, action packed and entertaining, although not quite the surprise success of the first one.)

May 18
May 18

purple hi-low top // Groop Dealz
mint chevron necklace // Groop Dealz
striped maxi skirt // Gap
metallic rope sandals // eBay

Oh man, I bought this maxi skirt on a whim but I’m so glad I did!  So extremely comfortable, but easy to dress up and down!  Saturday I was running around doing errands – grocery shopping, post office, Walgreens, laundry, etc.  I had an eye appointment scheduled in June but there was a last-minute cancellation so I went mid-afternoon – it’s super convenient that the optometrist is located down the block!  Since my birthday is this week, I’ve been justifying all kinds of shopping.  New pair of glasses?  Yes, please!  I’ve had the same pair since high school, so I guess I’m due for something new.


May 18
May 18

tribal print scarf // Everyday Icing
silver flats // PayLess

 Saturday night, we went to our favorite restaurant for dinner.  For the night version of this outfit – ditch the necklace, add the scarf, and switch the sandals for ballet flats.  And still super comfy for a fun night out!

I’m linked up to The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!

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