Thursday, January 31, 2013

I’m on Twitter!

 

I decided to try out this twitter thing. You can follow me now! My twitter handle is Projectsathouse. I’m not sure if I like it but it appears to be changeable. I wish there were more characters to add a bigger one.

I have been a little resistant to getting on twitter because I don’t really get it (and I still don’t) but I figure I will give it a try because my Facebook followers don’t all see my posts. So I’m giving it a try and we’ll see how it goes :)

I need to make a twitter follow button to go with the rest of my icons. (Btw check out my tutorial on how to make social media icons)

Are any of you on twitter? Leave me a link to your twitter so I can follow you.  Do you have any great twitter tips? I’d love to here them.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hookin On Hump Day- Link Party for the Fiber Arts

 

I’m co-hosting the Hookin on Hump Day Link Party with Sara at My Merry Messy Life again this week! I had fun checking out all the projects last week. Everyone is so talented! Sara and I picked the features together and it was tough to pick them out. I am really liking the #1 clicked on link for a fun Valentine’s Day scrap buster project :)

Here’s Sara with the features and the rules for the party:


#1 Most-Clicked Link - Sharing Some Heart Art by Sharon of Felted Button

I just adore the pictures Susan took of this heart she created from another heart pattern.

Our Favs

Great job everyone! Now go grab your I’ve Been Featured button and relish in the spotlight. I’ll be pinning you on my Pinterest Boardfollow and sometimes featuring you on Facebookfollow and Google+follow! Now onto this week’s party! Here are a few simple rules:
  • Please link your post back to me at http://www.mymerrymessylife.comfollow or grab the party button here. I’d also really appreciate if you’d follow me on one of my social media links (see in the header), and I will happily follow back (just leave me a comment that you’re following me from here)!
  • Please visit at least one other link and leave a comment on their post so we can really support each other! No linking and running allowed!
  • Please remember to link to your actual project URL and not your homepage URL.
  • Please, no Etsy stores or other link parties. Just blog posts to your actual projects.
Let’s see what those hands have been up to this week! Remember, this party is in RANDOM order, so there’s no such thing as being late.

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WIWW- What I Wore Wednesday #4

 

This was not a very good hair week for me but I’m putting up the pics anyway! I just got a hair cut so I predict better hair days for the future :)

berry sweater, white button down, black skinnies, mint necklace

Sweater- Ann Taylor, Button Down- thrifted, J Crew, Pants- Kohl's, Shoes- Kohl’s, Necklace- Groopdealz

This outfit color combo was inspired by Kacie. The second I saw this post I knew I wanted to put this sweater and necklace together. I haven’t worn it yet to work this winter so it was the perfect time to wear it. I said last week I needed some skinny work pants and I found a pair. I bought these online from Kohl’s and unexpectedly they were dressy enough for work. And my button down had French cuffs so perfect cuffing with no work from me since I struggled with that last week :)

 

navy sweater, emerald cami, yellow necklace

Cardigan- Lands End, Cami- Old Navy, Pants- Express Editor, Necklace- Groopdealz, Belt- came with dress, Shoes- Kohl’s.

This color combo was inspired by Cori. I love the navy, green (do I actually own something emerald?) and yellow. This outfit was not working right for me though. I kept tugging my cardigan down since it was a tad too short to wear with this belt and I kept tugging my shirt up because it was a tad too low to wear with this necklace. I need to shorten the strap on this cami so they are a more confortable length for me. Maybe next time I’ll go without the belt, although I don’t like this cardigan open.

I actually wore brown shoes at work but didn’t feel like bringing them home with me. I should have though because I liked them better than these nude ones.

 

black and white polka dots, camel skirt

Sweater- thrifted and altered by me. Skirt- Target, Boots- Madden Girl, Tights- JC Penney, Necklace and Earrings- Burlington Coat Factory, Belt- thrifted

I bought this cardigan at the thrift store a few months ago. I didn’t even care how it fit me because I loved the polka dot print. I finally got around to taking it in to my size the other day. I really wanted to pair it with this skirt but it was freezing outside. Fleece tights to the rescue!

 

belted gray sweater dress, black leggings, knee high boots

Sweater- Kohl’s, Long Sleeve Tee- Kohl’s, Leggings- Kohl's, Belt- came with sweater, Boots- shoe store in the mall.

I wasn’t feeling too hot most of Saturday but after I rested I got it together to go out to dinner with the family for my birthday. All I wanted to do was wear leggings and a warm sweater so this is what I pulled out of the closet. Put together but super comfy. And you get to see what I look like in my glasses. I didn’t want to wear them in my picture but then I would have had to put on make up on so glasses it is.

 

P.S. If you made it this far today is my birthday! And I’m taking the day off of work to enjoy it :)

 

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Monday, January 28, 2013

What I’m Working On

 

Happy Monday everyone! We had the coldest and nastiest week last week. The temps were between 5 and 15 degrees with wind chills down to 0. It snowed the majority of the week and it was gray every day. I have to say I’m really over winter right now. I can handle the cold better than I can the snow and lack of sun. I really need some sun right now!

I have been pretty unmotivated to do much else besides snuggle under some blankets on the couch with our doggies. They are great cuddlers and have been keeping Mike and I warm. At lease the temps are improving this week. Today it was 39 degrees outside and I felt like it was a heat wave!

There is one project that has been monopolizing all of my time. It’s this guy right here.

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I took an order from a friend to make a fox scarf. I’m using this pattern from Ravelry. This is the first time I’ve ever bought a pattern but I felt like it was worth it. It was really slow going in the beginning but now that I made it to the body of the scarf I feel like it’s picking up. I feel like it’s my ultimate masterpiece!

I am anxious to be done with it though because I’m ready to move onto something else less time consuming. I really prefer to work on under 1 week projects and I’m already over a week into this one with what feels like no end in sight. I just keep working away at it every day and I will get through it eventually, right?

Hope you all have a great week with better weather than we’ve been having :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

DIY Pink Beaded Necklace


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I made this necklace back in December when I was on a jewelry kick. I got these pink beads from Prima Bead. It took me while to figure out what I wanted to do with them. They were big enough to make a statement on their own so I didn’t want to make anything too enormous.

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I decided to stretch my jewelry making capabilities and string them together with eye pins. I also used these clear seed beads from my stash.

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I took an eye pin and put on one seed bead, the pink bead and another seed bead. Then I put a loop on the other end. I am still unsure of myself when it comes to making loops but I was feeling pretty good by the end of this.

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I laid the pink beads out on my jewelry tray and used the seed beads mixed with long pearl beads to increase the length of the necklace.

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To put it all together, I connected the pink beads with the loops. I attached each end of to a jump ring and then I used a piece of beading wire and crimp beads to attach the jump ring. I finished each end of with another jump ring and attached a lobster clasp.

In my designing haze I neglected to take a picture of these steps but it was similar to what I did with this necklace except I added the lobster clasp to the end instead of a piece of chain.

This necklace is a nice addition to my collection because I don’t have any good pink necklaces. The length is perfect to wear with my various v-neck cardigans.

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Thank you to Prima Bead for providing me the pink beads for free. All opinions and creativity in this post were 100% mine.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hookin on Hump Day- Link Party for the Fiber Arts


I am excited to be helping to co host the Hookin on Hump Day Link Up party hosted by Sara at My Merry Messy Life! Sara writes amazing crochet patterns and blogs about green living and her family.

We connected over crocheting so it’s fun to be able to share her link party today which features all fiber arts projects. I love all the projects that get linked up every week so come and share yours too! I will be helping  to pick the favorites for next week and commenting on your posts.

Here’s Sara with the features from last week and the party rules:

 

#1 Most-Clicked Link - Flower Coasters Pattern by ChiWei of One Dog Woof

This post comes with a simple, quick pattern for flower coasters - of course, they could use used as appliques, for a garland, or even a Valentine's gift! I love the colors she chose.

Our Favs:

Great job everyone! Now go grab your I’ve Been Featured button and relish in the spotlight. I’ll be pinning you on my Pinterest Board and sometimes featuring you on Facebook and Google+! Now onto this week’s party! Here are a few simple rules:
  • Please link your post back to me at http://www.mymerrymessylife.com or grab the party button here. I’d also really appreciate if you’d follow me on one of my social media links (see in the header), and I will happily follow back (just leave me a comment that you’re following me from here)!
  • Please visit at least one other link and leave a comment on their post so we can really support each other! No linking and running allowed!
  • Please remember to link to your actual project URL and not your homepage URL.
  • Please, no Etsy stores or other link parties. Just blog posts to your actual projects.
Let’s see what those hands have been up to this week! Remember, this party is in RANDOM order, so there’s no such thing as being late.


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WIWW- What I Wore Wednesday #3

 

teal sweater, mustard belt, brown skirt, knee high boots

Sweater- thrifted and altered by me, Target, Skirt- thrifted, Ann Taylor, Belt- Francesca’s, Tights- Kohls, Boots- JC Penney.

I got this cardigan at the thrift store a while ago and I’ve worn it a bunch of times but it was a little bit big on me. I got this belt when we were on vacation Portland from this cute boutique called Francesca’s. I thought it was so unique and when we got home I found the same store in the mall. So maybe not as unique but still really cute. The only problem was I was having trouble styling it. It finally clicked that I like it with this cardigan but it didn’t lay right because the cardigan was too big. I bit the bullet and decided to make a quick alteration and the belt finally has an outfit. Now to figure out another one for it…

mustard cardi, white button down, black pants

Cardigan- Modcloth, Pants- Express Editor, Button Down- NY and Company, Necklace- NY and Company, Shoes- thrifted.

I rarely buy anything full price but this cardigan was an exception. It is really nice and the fit is perfect too. I love finding new ways to style it and this one is inspired by Franish. I just changed out the pants to make it dressier for work. This is the first time I’ve cuffed my sleeves and I played with them all day. I don’t think these shirt sleeves were made for cuffing :)

belter purple sweater, striped tee, black pencil skirt

Cardigan- Old Navy, Striped t shirt- Old Navy, Skirt- Target, Tights- Kohls, Belt- came with sweater, Shoes- thrifted, Necklace- made by me.

I own this color sweater in about five style variations. Note to self: buy some new colors for the wardrobe.

red sweater, black polka dot button down, black pants, pearls

Sweater- Old Navy, Button Down- thrifted, Pants- thrifted, Daisy Fuentes, Necklace- made by me, Boots- JC Penney

This is my “it’s finally Friday but I’m really tired” smile. My planned outfit wasn’t working so five attempts later I just went with this one. I think I need to get some skinny work pants. It’s all I wear on the weekends but I haven’t made that transition in my work clothes yet.

blue skinnies, black cardi, leopard scarf, cognac knee hi boots

Cardigan- Target, Pants- Kohls, Scarf- Very Jane, Boots- JC Penney

I wore this out to dinner for our friend’s birthday. I own two leopard items- a belt and this scarf. I bought it off of Very Jane and I love the print but I was a little disappointed that it’s only printed on one side. I made it into a makeshift infinity scarf by knotting the ends together and tucking the knot in the back.

 

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Monday, January 21, 2013

DIY Polka Dot Belt Redo


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I’m off work for Martin Luther King Jr. Day today. It’s the best thing about working for a bank :) We get all the federal holidays off so it’s like extra vacation days. I got a chance to get a bunch of project pictures today before it got gray and snow stormy outside.

I love to pick up super cheap belts at the thrift store. I found this pink flowered one for under a dollar. A couple of weeks later I found the exact same belt in blues and greens and I liked the colors much better. This actually looks cuter in the picture than it did in real life. I really like this style of belt to wear to hold up my jeans but still be smooth to wear under shirts if I’m not trying to make a fashion statement by showing off my belt.

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I was doing a belt cleanup and this one ended up in my refashion pile. I really wanted to experiment with fabric paint and I thought this would be a good way to dip my toe in without a major commitment. I bought a pack of tubes of fabric paint at Walmart. Ignore the fact that the tube in the picture is silver. I didn’t like the way the silver looked on the black so I ended up using gold instead.

I also used a sponge (if I had a foam brush I would have used that instead), a pencil and a small brush.

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I put a little black paint on a disposable plate and wiped it on with the sponge. It covered pretty well so I only needed one coat. I did a little piece of the back to cover over the pattern but I didn’t do the whole thing.

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I let the paint dry for a couple of days before I started on the polka dots. It may dry quicker than that but I didn’t have the time to finish it. I practiced stamping dots with a pencil eraser on a scrap piece of fabric to get a feel for how the dots would look. I tried a couple of different colors before I decided the gold was my best option.

I started stamping on the back to get an idea of how far apart I wanted the dots to be. I started by measuring 1/2 inch apart but after I got the hang of the stamping I just eyeballed it.

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I let the belt dry for a couple more days before it was ready to wear. The paint did make it a little stiffer than it used to be but it will still flexible enough to wear.

I really like the way it came out and now I’m ready to put polka dots on everything :)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIWW- What I Wore Wednesday #2

 

What I am realizing in documenting my outfits is 1- I mostly wear my gym clothes or pajamas when I’m not at work and 2- I need a better background for these shots :)

tucked in mint cardi, cream button down, gray pencil skirt

Cardigan- Target, Button Down- thrifted, Skirt- JC Penney (Worthington), Tights- Kohls, Shoes- thrifted 

I really like JC Penney Worthington skirts. They fit me well, they’re really nice quality and they are affordable. Loving this one with my new Christmas Target cardigan.

Navy cardi, orange printed top, camel skirt, knee hi boots

Cardigan- Lands End, Top- thrifted, Skirt- Target, Tights- Kohls, Boots- JC Penney

I bought this cardigan online when Lands End was having a super sale. The quality is really nice but I’m not a fan of the fit. I can’t wear it open because it looks too boxy and it’s a tad shorter than I would like. Looking at this picture it doesn’t look bad but I find I have trouble styling it the way I would like. It still gets lots of wear though because I love the color.

pink sweater, color block black and white skirt

Sweater- Target, Skirt- JC Penney (Worthington), Belt- Kohls, Necklace- NY and Company, Tights- Kohls, Boots- Famous Footwear (Steve Madden)

My other awesome JC Penney skirt and my new Christmas boots. You can never have enough boots, right?

printed shirt dress, red belt

Dress- thrifted, Belt- Target, Tights- Kohls, Boots- Haute Look (Dr. Scholls)

This dress is the reason I love thrifting. How could someone get rid of such a cute dress? Their loss and my gain. It was love at first sight. It was in the upper 50’s when I wore it, which was fabulous because I am on the fence about three quarter length sleeves in the winter. I rotate them sparingly because half the time I am freezing when I wear them but I don’t like limiting my closet options :)

 

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Monday, January 14, 2013

How We Saved By Cutting Cable

 

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As a internet TV convert, I want to share my story with you about how we got rid of cable. This may not be the right choice for everyone but Mike and I have been watching TV without cable for almost a year and we are very happy with our decision.

How we got started:

Our journey started last Christmas. We got a VIZIO blue ray player for Christmas that had internet apps. We decided to try out Hulu Plus and Netflix with a free trial. The first thing we realized was in order to be able to stream TV we had to increase our internet speed. We increased our to 18 mbps and haven’t had any issues since. I think we started out with only 3 mbps.

After we got our internet speed in order we learned that the VIZIO internet apps were terrible. They were super slow and there was something wrong with the interface for Hulu so we started using our Wii to watch TV (Xbox also works for this.)

Next, we took a trip to Best Buy and bought an antenna to pick up the network channels. We got some advice from the guy at Best Buy and bought the kind of antenna that goes on the outside of the house and Mike installed it on the back of our house. He used our old cable wire to connect the antenna to our TVs. Now we were getting network channels for free. There were surprisingly a lot of channels that came in. Some of them we had never heard of but there was some semi-decent programming.

We were happy with the way our Wii and free network channels were working out so we bit the bullet and canceled the cable. We made sure to watch all of the shows we had built up on the DVR before we did this and it was a little bit scary but we found we were already finding lots of programming on Hulu and Netflix.

After watching shows on Hulu and Netflix for a couple of months, we talked about how we wanted to buy a computer to hook up to the TV we could get an HDMI connection and be able to watch more shows on Hulu. Then we realized we had a desktop computer that we rarely used sitting in our upstairs bedroom. It was easy to hookup to the TV and it had an HDMI cable connection to make the picture look much better. We bought a new remote to use instead of the keyboard and mouse and we were in business.

The last step in our journey was getting a Roku box for our upstairs TV. This little device has internet apps on it and allows you to watch Hulu, Netflix and other channels on it. It works really well and we have been really pleased with it.

The ways we watch our shows:

Network TV. Good old fashioned network TV is where we watch the news and the occasional football game. We pick up a good array of channels that come in handy on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning.

Netflix has whole seasons of TV shows and movies. The TV shows are usually 1-2 seasons behind what’s on the air currently. When we get into a new show we can watch the whole season in a week or two depending on how many episodes there are. We discovered tons of great shows on here that we never saw before. Our latest favorite is Revenge. That show is so addicting we are watching it non stop.

Hulu has shows that are currently airing on TV and movies. Some of the TV shows have expiration dates so you only have a month or two to watch them before they expire. There are some shows that have older seasons available to watch too. Not all shows are on Hulu though. Most shows from CBS aren’t available to watch and some shows are only available if you watch through your computer but not on devices like the Wii or Xbox. The other downside to Hulu is that you have to watch commercials. It’s  not as many as watching regular TV but it can get annoying. This is still the best way to keep up to date on the current shows that are airing without having to watch them on their regularly scheduled night.

Amazon is our third viewing option. If you have an Amazon Prime account you get access to certain shows for free or you can pay per episode for other shows. We don’t have an Amazon Prime account, but we have considered it. What we did do was to buy a season of The Walking Dead. Mike found this show on Netflix and got me hooked on it too. He didn’t want to wait for the next season to show up on Netflix so we bought the season from Amazon for around $25. I didn’t buy the HD version because it was a dollar more an episode. This was a special occasion thing since I don’t see myself purchasing other shows when we have so much available to watch already.

The biggest downfalls of not having cable:

There is no ESPN or cable new channels like MSNBC, CNN or Fox. If you need either one of these then you probably don’t want to switch. There is also no Bravo, E! or HGTV. There are some shows we don’t get from FX and CBS.

Despite these downfalls there are so many other great shows to watch. We have lost some of our old favorites but picked up new ones that we never would have watched with cable.

We are internet TV converts!

The greatest part of having internet TV is that we save $80 a month on our bill. We pay $7.99 a month for Hulu and $7.99 for Netflix plus our internet bill. The savings has the greatest motivator for us to have an alternative way of watching TV. Plus it’s pretty cool when your friends come over and think you are high tech because your computer is hooked up to your TV :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Crochet Ribbed Beanie Pattern


crochet ribbed beanie pattern

crochet ribbed beanie pattern

I’m sharing another Christmas present creation with you today. I made this hat for my youngest sister Kimberly. I went through a couple of ideas before I whipped this one up at the last second. I got a chance to try out some new stitches, front and back post double crochet. If you know how to double crochet then you can learn each of these stitches. After I watched a video, it was easy to get the hang of them.

What I noticed with creating this ribbed pattern it that it shrinks up the hat since it is so stretchy. I had to make the crown of the hat bigger than I thought because of the ribbing. I think it would be a great stitch for leg warmers (maybe I’ll have to try that.)

My sister loved that hat and requested I add a flower to it. I actually wanted to add a flower but ran out of time. I had one already started so I finished it up Christmas evening with Kimberly’s input on where to add the flower and what button to put in the middle of it. It was fun to collaborate with her since I love to customize my hats for the recipient. She was also pretty impressed at how quickly I was able to add the flower.

Now you get to see two versions of this hat with and without the flower.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn (I used Loops and Threads Impeccable)
I hook
Tapestry needle
Button (if adding the flower)
Abbreviations:
FPDC= Front Post Double Crochet (See a video here)
BPDC= Back Post Double Crochet (See a video here)
DC= Double Crochet
HDC= Half Double Crochet
SC= Single Crochet
TR= Triple or Treble Crochet
CH= Chain
SS= Slip Stitch

Instructions:
Hat
CH 3 does not count as a DC.
Rnd 1: CH 3. 10 DC in 3rd CH from Hook. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (10 DC)
Rnd 2: CH 3. 2 DC in each stitch around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: CH 3. (1 DC in first stitch, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: CH 3 (1 DC in first two stitches, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: CH 3 (1 DC in first three stitches, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: CH 3 (1 DC in first four stitches, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: CH 3 (1 DC in first five stitches, 2 DC in next) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (70 DC)
Rnd 8: CH 3. 1 DC in each stitch around. Join with SS in top of 1st DC. (70 DC)
Rnd 9-15: CH 1. (FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next stitch) Repeat around. Join with SS in top of first FPDC. (70 stitches. 35 FPDC and 35 BPDC)
Rnd 16-18: CH 1. HDC in each stitch around. (70 HDC)
Rnd 19: CH 1. SC in each stitch around. Fasten off. Weave in ends. (70 SC)

Flower
Rnd 1: CH 3. 10 HDC in 3rd CH from hook
Rnd 2: CH 4, Skip 1 stitch, SC in next. (CH 3, skip 1 stitch, SC in next) Repeat 3 times. Join with SS.
Rnd 3: (SC, HDC, DC, TR, DC, HDC, SC in each CH 3 space.) Repeat 4 times. Join with SS.
Rnd 4: CH 1. Moving the petals forward, SC in the back of the first stitch. CH 5. (SC in the back of the 1st SC. CH 5) Repeat 3 times. Join with SS.
Rnd 5: (SC, HDC, DC, 3TR, DC, HDC, SC in each CH 5 space.) Join with SS.
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Sew button into center of flower and sew onto hat.

The original version.
crochet ribbed beanie pattern

crochet ribbed beanie pattern

And the flowered version!
crochet ribbed beanie pattern with flower

crochet ribbed beanie pattern with flower

You may use any of the patterns I create for personal use. If you would like to make an item to sell with my patterns you must link back to the pattern on my blog. You can not sell my patterns as your own.

If you liked this pattern then check out my other crochet patterns and projects.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WIWW- What I Wore Wednesday


One of my goals this year is to start What I Wore Wednesday posts, so here it goes. I hope you like seeing my outfits!

camel polka dot sweater, mint necklace, gray pants
Sweater: Old Navy. Pants: Thrifted- New York and Company. White button down: New York and Company. Necklace: Very Jane.
My sister gave me this polka dotted sweater for Christmas. I was so excited to wear it that this is my second outfit already. I wore it with blue skinny jeans the other day. This was my more dressy work outfit. I  would wear it once a week if that seemed acceptable :)

black sweater, mustard cardi, gray pants
Sweater: New York and Company. Tank: Target. Pants: Express Editor. Necklace: Made by me
I had a mini crisis when I put this outfit together. I have only ever worn this sweater with a white colored tank but it was dirty. I was unsure about pairing it with the mustard tank, but I think I pulled it off.

belted gray blazer, pink skirt
Blazer: Thrifted- New York and Company. Skirt: Target. Belt: Thrifted. Fleece Tights: JC Penney
Note to self: take pictures before skirt gets wrinkled. I love this skirt. I really wanted a blue one but I couldn’t pass up a $6 clearance skirt from Target. I find I pair it mostly with black, gray and white to tone down the brightness at work and I have tons of those options in my closet. Fleece tights are also super awesome but I was a little warm in them since the blazer is also a toasty option.

belted gray sweater dress, black leggings, cognac knee hi boots
Dress: Thrifted. Black Tee: Walmart. Belt: Target. Boots: JC Penney. Fleece Tights: JC Penney.
Mike got me these boots for Christmas. I was dying to get a pair of cognac boots but I wanted a mix of dressy/comfy. I already have two pairs of riding boots so I didn’t really need another pair but I wanted to be able to wear these boots on the weekends. This pair fit the bill. I may be slightly obsessed with boots and if I keep these post up you will find that out :)
 gray sweater dress, black leggings, cognac knee hi boots, mustard scarf
I wore this outfit out on Friday when we went to see our friend’s band play. Since it was freezing I layered the dress with this mustard Target scarf for the evening.

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