Weekly Fashion Parade: March 17-23, 2011

I used to do “What I wore today” posts on my old fashion blog, “Prissy’s Closet.” After AJH was born I decided it was too hard to keep 3 separate blogs up and running (My family blog, my fashion blog, and my writing blog) so I merged them happily into one central location where I focus on ALL things beautiful, whether in family, words, fashion, or music.
I follow other blogs with “what I wore” posts and I always look forward to seeing them. Even if we share different taste, I find it very interesting and intriguing to see what other people choose to wear on a daily basis, whether going to work, going to church, or staying home with the kids.

Here are some of my favorite:
What I Wore: A personal style blog (one of, if not, THE original what I wore bloggers)
Dear Baby (she posts the cutest maternity outfits)
A Room Somewhere (she does a weekly What I Wore post every Wednesday)

The Posessionista (she doesn’t give her own outfits, but she does post where to find all of your favorite tv personalities’ outfits! Thank you to MHH for passing this one along.)

As I get older and embrace mommyhood, I am finding my style evolve into something both comfortable and authentic. I hope my upcoming fashion posts will be just as much fun for you as they are for me!

*Bare with me this week as I forgot to get good pictures of each outfit. If I decide to continue this, I’ll step it up next week!

When: Thursday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day
Where: Work (teaching high school)
What: My version of dressed up, yet festive
Tank Top: Walmart organic cotton ribbed tank, only $3.50 and perfect for the holiday
Cardigan: Target, Mossimo Supply Co., Boyfriend cardigan
Pants: very old Limited, via Rugged Wearhouse
Shoes: quite comfortable Nine West heels
Earrings: found a few years ago at a jewelry booth at the Maple Festival in Highland County
Ring: vintage, sterling silver, marcasite and probably fake peridot found this summer for $4 at Rocky’s Gold and Silver

When: Friday, March 18th: Blue and White Spirit Day
Where: Work (teaching high school)
What: Lazy casual Friday
Tank Top: Old Navy (similar to picture)
Cardigan: Target, Mossimo Supply Co., Boyfriend cardigan
Pants: Seven for all Mankind, Lexi A pocket jeans (petite with shorter inseam), found for $45 at the Off Saks outlet this winter
Earrings: ceramic earrings, made from left over pottery by Pam Unger (similar to picture but teardrop shaped). Earrings pictured are from Tropical Earth Etsy shop.
 *update*the real shirt and earrings*

When: Saturday, March 19th

Where: St. Patrick’s Day Barn party
What: A “me” outfit–great jeans with a pretty top and old boots
Top: Target, Mossimo Supply Co., Juniors Crochet V-neck top in precious jasper
Cardigan: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: vintage cowboy boots (picture added below)
Earrings: River’s Edge “nest” earrings
Purse: Vintage hand-tooled leather from my personal collection (picture added below)
*update* my purse and boots*

When: Sunday, March 20th

Where: AJH’s first birthday party, our home
What: Pure mommy outfit in full effect
Top: T.J. Maxx
Cardigan: from Urban Gypsy featured in this post
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind, Dojo A-pocket with shorter inseam
Shoes: BCBG be-jeweled flats via T.J. Maxx this season (picture added below)
Earrings: from Premier Designs Jewelry this season
*update*close-up of shoes added*

I was too busy to scrape the “size 8” tags off the inside!

When: Monday, March 21st
Where: Work (teaching high school)
What:Color + comfort= perfect for rainy Monday
Top: Charlotte Russe
Cardigan:T.J. Maxx
Pants: cheapo brown dress pants made by Studio Y
Shoes: metallic tiny wedge heel from Target fall 2010
Earrings: Gold lace from Premier Designs Jewelry this season

When: Tuesday, March 22nd
Where: Work (teaching high school)
What: Basic with a leopard punch
Top: Old Gap three-quarter length sleeve in black
Cardigan: a Christmas gift made by Style and Co. in black with ruffles
Pants: Old Gap, slim leg cropped pants in brown
Shoes: Leopard print kitten heels from Target last summer
Earrings: basic (fake) pearls

I don’t normally wear black and brown but thought the shoes pulled it together. The pants are ill-fitting, very baggy up top and then tight at the bottom so I’ll probably give them away!

When: Wednesday, March 23rd
Where: Work (teaching high school)
What: Bohemian bag lady
Dress: from Target, last season. I love that print!
Cardigan: from Urban Gypsy, featured in this post
Leggings: from Old Navy in brown
Shoes:(my favorite) boots from Target,Mossimo Supply Co., Kachiri, Leather Americana Boots in Taupe, from fall 2010 which I’ve worn the heck out of this year. 
They’re so comfortable and have even been mistaken for Frye!
Earrings: from Anne Vaughan Designs,featured in this post

Let me know what you think and I may do another edition next week!
Happy birthday to my soul sister!
xoxo, P

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