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WIWW Double Feature: September 15-21 and September 22-28, 2013

Another week of What I Wore Wednesday!  I didn’t have time to get a post ready when I got home from my Alabama trip tomorrow (post on that tomorrow!  I’m way behind this week), so today is a double feature!

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!

The Amateur Librarian // What I Wore Wednesday

September 15
September 15

purple floral dress // eBay
black braided sandals // eBay

Sunday was a frenzy of crossing items off my To-Do list for my upcoming trip, including a pedicure.  So a dress was necessary for easy pedicure access, and flip flops of course… my instructions for wedding-ready toes were to find a shade between cranberry and burgundy, which was a fun challenge!  And in the middle of all the cleaning and packing and errands… I decided to start a new craft project.  I know, I’m crazy… but it did help calm me down in the midst of my frenetic anticipation.

September 16
September 16

geometric print top // Ann Taylor outlet
navy cardigan // Loft
pearls // gift
grey pants // old
nude heels // PayLess

Easy work outfit to start off the week.  Just add pearls and I’m good to go!  The work day went by quickly, and I went to the gym afterwards.  I finished packing once I was home, and kept crossing those items off the To-Do list that didn’t get done on the weekend.

September 17
September 17

floral button down // Belk
cream cardigan // Loft
circle pearl necklace // eBay
skinny jeans // Abercrombie & Fitch via eBay
brown ankle strap flats // PayLess

Casual dress for a week of training at work… cardigan a must because it gets so cold in the a/c!  The timing wasn’t ideal with me out for the rest of the week, but my trip for the wedding had been planned months before the training was scheduled.  After work I went to the gym with a co-worker, and capped off the night with the premier of my favorite sitcom New Girl!  And it was so good… I love Zoey Deschenel, but the real stars are Winston, Schmidt, Nick, and CeCe… it’s like getting to see old friends again!

September 18
September 18

white tee // Loft
navy cardigan // Loft
chevron necklace // GroopDealz
skinny jeans // Old Navy via eBay
silver flats // PayLess

Another casual day at the office.  When in doubt… white, navy, and pewter always work!  The day seemed to drag due to my excitement… I was so ready to get on the plane!

Bonus!

September 18
September 18

striped tee // Forever 21
grey leggings // eBay
grey Toms // Nordstrom’s

After work and dinner, I was ready to get to the airport.  I’ve never taken a redeye flight before, so I tried to make sleep as likely as possible with leggings, a comfortable tee, and glasses so I wouldn’t have to sleep in my contacts.  Sleep didn’t really happen… but one way or another, I made it across the country safe and sound!

September 19
September 19

blue lace tee // Loft
initial leaf necklace // Etsy
jeans // Aeropostale via eBay
beaded flip flops // gift

I was pretty much a zombie after the redeye flight to Atlanta.  My parents picked me up at the airport and we stopped by my brother’s apartment to meet his girlfriend and eat breakfast.  I hope I made a good first impression, because I was definitely out of it… fortunately, I felt much more human after a shower!  Back in Auburn, we ran a few errands and caught up on Project Runway reruns… which means I dozed on the couch.  It was awesome, and so nice to be back home hanging out with my parents.

September 20
September 20

Woohoo, flip flops!  I miss wearing them all the time.  A bit of shopping and running around before the wedding festivities officially got underway.

Bonus!

September 20
September 20

mustard dress // Deep South Pout
pearls // gift
braided green and gold cuff // gift
nude wedges // Naturalizer

One of my favorite dresses for the rehearsal and events.  An international student from Brazil gave my mom the gold and green bracelet, which went with the outfit perfectly!  The rehearsal was held at the church where the bride and I grew up, so it was super cool to see the building again after many years away.  Everything went smoothly, and the rehearsal dinner was a great chance to get to know the groom’s family.  There was an after party for the young people, which was a lot of fun.  My brother and Kristina showed up as well, which was nice for some bonus hang-out time during my short visit.

September 21
September 21

striped dress // Target
nude flats // PayLess

Easy dress to slip out of for hair, makeup, and getting dressed.

Bonus!

September 21
September 21

strapless dress // David’s Bridal
sandals // PayLess
rose cameo necklace // Etsy
paper flower bouquet // handmade by the bride!

Bridesmaid attire.  Even though the weather was mostly gorgeous, on the day of the wedding the skies opened up and poured for several hours… fortunately it was only slightly drizzling during the comings and goings from the ceremony.  It was fun to be behind the scenes before the wedding, and the ceremony was beautiful.  The night was perfect for catching up with family friends and everyone  danced the night away… what more can you ask?

The Amateur Librarian // What I Wore Wednesday

September 22
September 22

ikat print top // Kohl’s
navy cropped pants // Loft
nude flats // PayLess

Sunday was the perfect lazy day to recover from the wedding.  My brother was hanging out at home too, so we had the whole family together for the first time in what felt like years.  We headed to a matinee at the movie theatre (We’re the Millers, which was funnier than I expected) and then dinner before Brock headed back to Atlanta.  Back at home, we all dozed off while watching the Emmy’s… weddings are exhausting!

September 23
September 23

ikat print top // Loft
jeans // Aeropostale via eBay
nude flats // PayLess

My last full day in Alabama… so of course Mom and I went shopping!  Can you tell I’m obsessed with my new nude flats?  I wore them almost every day.

September 24
September 24

teal top with shoulder detail // Kohl’s
jeans // Aeropostale via eBay
grey Toms // Nordstrom’s

Travel day back to San Fran.  It was bittersweet… on the plus side, I was upgraded to business class which was awesome, and of course I was looking forward to seeing Sam and the cats again.  On the other side… this is the last time I’ll see my family this year, and I’m not sure when the next time will be.  Living across the country is no fun sometimes.  Even though the flight was five hours long, with all the time zones I left Atlanta at 10:30 AM and landed in SF at 12:30 PM.  I spent the afternoon unpacking and getting ready to dive back into reality… bleh!  At least New Girl is back on TV.

September 25
September 25

pink lace top // Belk
open front blazer // Loft
champagne pearls // eBay
black pants // Loft
black heels // PayLess

Back to work, and it was a doozy.  Our office went through a major system change while I was out, and I missed a couple days of training… so that wasn’t much fun catching up.  After the work day was over, I went to the gym… another rude awakening after a week away!

September 26
September 26

navy lace dress // Forever 21 via eBay
beige cardigan // Ann Taylor
pearls // gift
brown studded skinny belt // Forever 21
nude flats // PayLess

One of my favorite dresses… another eBay find!  Once again, my new nude flats go perfectly… I’m obsessed with these shoes!  After work I went to the gym again, and enjoyed not only Project Runway but the season premiere of Parenthood too!  Now that’s what I call a good TV night.

September 27
September 27

I was quite ready for my short work week to end… it was a crazy week!  I had another doctor appointment in the afternoon, so I was just thankful to finally relax when the day was over.

September 28
September 28

Lots of catching up to do… starting with a full night’s sleep!  Lots of boring chores and errands, plus the return of inflammation pain… blech.  At least we had the movies to look forward to… Don Jon wasn’t what I expected, but I really liked it!

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

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