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WIWW: May 19-25, 2013

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 19
May 19

stripes and polka dots top // Loft
cropped jeans // Aeropostale via eBay
silver flats // PayLess

Comfort was the name of the game for a trip to Ikea – a mecca for urbanites, but the journey is exhausting!  Public transportation on the way there was fine, but we ended up waiting over an hour for the bus on the return trip.  When we got home, I tried out a Pinterest recipe for a quick dinner.  Then it was time to wrap up the weekend and prepare for the new week – wash the dishes, portion out vitamins and pull out clothes for the week, get a few packages ready to mail.  And as a reward for all that puttering around – our favorite Sunday night TV shows.

May 20
May 20

blue wrap top // Loft
nude cami underneath // Old Navy
open front blazer // Loft
organic rings necklace // eBay
grey pants // old
nude heels // PayLess

Even though I diligently planned outfits for the whole week, when I woke up Monday morning nothing looked right.  I had a bad case of the Mondays for sure.  I tried on a hundred shirts and finally settled on this – not exactly revolutionary, but it works in a pinch.  I ended up ditching the blazer for most of the day, and I actually liked the outfit more without it.  Work was crazy as usual, and working out at the gym afterwards was a much needed stress relief.

May 21
May 21

striped wrap dress // Target
rice pearls // inherited
green cardigan // Ann Taylor
brown ankle strap wedges // PayLess

Easy peasy outfit for a busy day at work.  The week had just begun but I was ready for a vacation already!  Went to the gym after work.

May 22
May 22

print dress // Loft
black cami underneath // Old Navy
blue jade necklace // inherited
open front blazer // Loft
black flats // PayLess

Happy birthday to me!  Cora woke up bright and early to say good morning.  I love this print dress, and I was even pin-spired to match it with a pop of blue jewelry.  I actually ended up wearing heels at the office.  I had a great day turning 26 – Sam and I met up at a food truck for lunch, and after work I skyped with my parents.  (I even got to blow out a virtual “candle” through the computer.)  For dinner, we went to my new favorite Italian restaurant Allegro Romano.  The waiters always make a big fuss over us, and they kept bringing free appetizers, dessert, and an endless supply of wine.

Bonus!  It still (always) gets cold at night, so a scarf and coat was necessary.

The Amateur Librarian // What I Wore Wednesday

I even got a rose at dinner… a perfect way to end my birthday!

May 23
May 23

tribal print top // Target via eBay
black cardigan // Belk
leather dream catcher necklace // thrifted
black skinny pants // Loft
black flats // PayLess

My rose would’ve been in better shape if a certain feline didn’t knock it over during the night… sigh.  I like this top a lot, except that it wrinkles.  Boo!  So it will either have to be casual or tucked in for now on.  Another annoyance is these pants – they fit perfectly the first day I wore them, but they’ve stretched out so now the waist sags and the knees bag.  Double boo!  So basically, I really liked this outfit in theory but reality was disappointing.  Oh well… at least the day was good.  The office celebrated May birthdays with lunch out, which was especially nice with the sunny walk to and from the restaurant.  After work, I went to the gym.

May 24
May 24

ikat print top // thrifted
jeans // Aeropostale via eBay
brown ankle strap wedges // PayLess

Casual Fridays are even sweeter before a long weekend!  Somehow the day passed by quickly, and after work I went to the gym again.  Since we were leaving early the next morning, we had a low-key night with pizza and TV.

May 25
May 25

floral dress // Instagram closet
heart necklace // thrifted
black flats // PayLess

Napa Valley adventure on Saturday!  We started out bright and early, and visited four wineries before the day was done.  The tour was great and everything was taken care of – even breakfast and lunch was included.  When we got back to the city, we did some shopping in Union Square and ate dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.  By the time we got home, we were exhausted.  It sure was sweet to sleep in the next day, knowing that Monday was a holiday!

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

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