Wednesday, October 1, 2014

27 + 28: Layers for Work and Black+White Simplicity for a Casual Morning.

I didn't mean to not post yesterday since I am still very behind showing ALL of the 30 for 30 looks (and after today, I still have about a dozen more). But I spent all day at home with a feverish little girl. She has a sore throat which caused high fever, therefore she is on antibiotics. I am so worried to leave her for a few hours at the daycare today, while I teach. Praying she will beat this very soon. Poor baby. =( Today marks October 1st and it's early morning here, as I am writing this post. I did it. I turned the heat on and it is currently warm and cozy at my home. Anyway, let's move on, because we got many things to cover today.
I wore this Outfit on a morning one day to run some errands first and then teach. But class was canceled. On my way home I ran into a friend and her little boy. I hadn't seen her in forever so we sat down for a cappuccino. I am glad this Tweed Hot Pink Skirt was finally on rotation for me to wear (meaning I forgot about it for a while lol). I love how I layered it with the White Sequined Tank, the Pinstriped Oxford Shirt over it (leaving a few buttons undone to see the Tank) and then the Denim Vest. I added a Belt in a darker shade (like a Magenta) which looked awesome with the Skirt, a couple of Simple Bracelets, a Dainty Necklace, one of my Hot Pink Watches and the Bow Open-Toe Pumps and I was done. What do you think of this Outfit for work? Would you do some layering with a Pencil Skirt?

And I am killing several birds with one stone, wearing this Outfit. Since today is October 1st and marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, how cool that I am wearing Pink, right? Yes, Pink in both Outfits, indeed. The Lovely Amy is hosting a BBCA Link-up every day this month. BBCA stands for Blogging for Breast Cancer Awareness, by the way.
Also, Yesterday's Trend Spin Weekly was about Layers (which I got plenty of, in this first outfit) - I am a day late but oh well. Last but not least, Tomorrow's Spotlight Weekly, is all about Leather. I believe every woman should own a Great Leather Bag, especially in a Neutral Color. This Gold Designer Bag one of mine has proven to be more Versatile than I first thought.
Hand Jewelry:
Hot Pink, Patent Leather Strap Watch w/ Silver Rhinestone Face & 2 Pink Rhinestone, Floating Hearts inside: An Accessories Boutique in Albania (very similar), (similar Hello Kitty, best deal),(similar, Kate Spade option, love this), (MK gorgeous fuchsia option, love this).
2 Thin Plastic Bangles (1 Gold & 1 Ivory): Forever 21 (part of a 5-bangle set).
Silver, Pave Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones & big Square Ruby in the middle: A Local Boutique (similar, gorgeous option), (similar, best deal, love this).
Real Silver Ring w/ Tiny Turquoise Stone: Express (very similar), (similar w/ large stone, best deal, love this).
Periwinke+White, Pinstriped "Portofino" Button Down Shirt w/ Chest Pockets: Express (similar by Lauren, love this), (similar by Brooks Brothers, love this), (similar by Tommy Hilfiger, on sale).
Magenta Python Skinny Belt: Ann Taylor (similar, splurge), (similar, save).
Dainty Silver Chain Necklace w/ Semi-Precious Square, Orange Stone: Lord & Taylor (similar w/ teardrop stone, love this), (similar, best deal).

The next morning I was off and it was warm and I wanted to wear Shorts for one of the last times this year. So I paired my White, Diamond-Print Shorts with my Black Polka Dot Tee, mixing some B+W Prints. I added a pop of Pink via the Belt, Wedges and Sunglasses. Easy, simple and cute though literally thrown-together so fast. What do you think?
Black+White Polka Dot, Boat-Neck, Elbow-Sleeve Tee w/ Ruched Sleeves: White House Black Market (very similar, on sale), (similar w/ colorblocked sleeves, great deal, love this), (similar, orange w/ black dots, best deal, love this).
Black+White, Geometric/Diamond Print, Cotton Shorts: Old Navy (similar, love these), (similar, tribal print, great deal, love these), (similar w/ crochet trim, best deal).
Bright Coral, Patent Leather, Skinny Belt: White House Black Market (similar, great deal, love this), (similar w/ twisted silver hooks, best deal).
Dainty Silver Chain Necklace w/ Semi-Precious Square, Orange Stone: Lord & Taylor (similar w/ teardrop stone, love this), (similar, best deal).
2 Thin Plastic Bangles (1 Gold & 1 Ivory): Forever 21 (part of a 5-bangle set).
Pink-framed, Green/Rainbow Mirror "Wayfarer" Sunglasses: Random Street Vendor (New) (identical, best deal), (very similar, great deal), (gorgeous Ray Ban option, love these).
Hot Pink, Multi-Colorful Striped Wedge Espadrilles: Payless (very similar, SAVE), (similar + great deal, love these), (similar, SPLURGE).

And since this is the last time I remixed these Shorts on this challenge, I wanted to show you all the ways I have worn them.
(123 and 4.)
What I have noticed is that I mixed it up when it comes to Shoes and Belts - chose  different ones each time. And I kept it simple when it came to Jewelry.

(To view all of my 30 for 30 items and rules for this challenge, click here.)


P.S. I am linking up with my friend Angele, who has a new link-up for 'Real Moms' so if you are a Mom - join it. Angele is Stylish, Beautiful and an Awesome Blogging Friend to have. Also joining Amber, Ayana, Liz, Madeline, Melaina, Morgan, Niki, Robyn, Shanna and Victoria.
Happy Hump Day and Happy October Ladies!! Pumpkin month is here!