Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What I Wore: April 22, 2014



|Dress-Victoria's Secret (similar here and here, pleated skirt here)
|Cardigan-JcPenney|Belt- Target | Tights- JcPenney|Necklace- jane.com
|Shoes- Nine West (here)

Hi all! Hope your day was a great one. Let's get to it....

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but I LOVE VICTORIA'S SECRET. Yes, their panties, bras, etc are fab but I love their clothes even more! They're just so Amber. I like to say they're sexy but not a vulgar "in da club" type of "sexy". Yes, that was a lot of air quotes. (They're air quotes because often times I think people think they look sexy in tighter, shorter things but the thing is...I don't find that sexy. That's what I was implying. I'm stopping now.)

I ordered this dress last summer. It was on back order so I had to wait a few months to get it. In fact, it took so long that I forgot that I had ordered it. True story--the mailman brought me a package and for the life of me, I just couldn't figure out what it was. Yes, that is a perfect example of a person with a shopping problem! I originally planned to return it because I just wasn't too sure about it. And this is the first time I am wearing it. I like it, I really do, but part of me was so dumbstruck with the fact that I forgot I ordered it AND that it was a bit of a splurge.

Unfortunately, the dress is no longer available but I did find some similar dresses which I linked above. As I was searching for similar looks, I was literally drooling (okay, not literally) at all the pretty clothes they have. Why are they so beautiful and so Amber-esque? 

I really like the knife pleated skirt on this dress. I do wish it was maybe a smidge longer, I'm a bit nervous to wear it with out tights since it rids up on me when I bend to sit. Oh the hassles of being tall (worth every inch though). 

I also want to mention this, I went over 2 months WITH OUT purchasing an article of clothing. I'm impressed with myself to be honest. I think that making these ootd's has really helped me look in my closet and realize, hey...I do have things to wear. But I must say this. Loft had a sale this weekend, and I caved. So I did buy a few more things. But right now I'm looking at a no buy of clothing this summer. I think I can do it. I'll of course let you know! 
Accessory close up!

Thanks for stopping by! As always, stay tuned for more!

X&O,
Amber



Monday, April 21, 2014

What I Wore: April 21, 2014


|Dress-Forever 21 (extremely similar here)|Shirt- Free People (similar)
|Necklace-groopdealz.com
|Shoes- MIA Gold Gladiator Sandals (Not shown, old) 

It's Monday. #noenthusiasm It's a great day to throw on a maxi dress and go! Which is what I did. Aren't days back just brutal after a holiday?

Hopefully your weekend was a great one. How many more days until this weekend?

This shirt from Free People was in my pile of clothes I was unsure about. I really love it. But I wasn't sure how to wear it. I used to wear it with jeans but since I rarely break out the jeans anymore, I thought maybe it was time to add it to my garage sale pile. Anyways, good thing I gave it another go because, I like it. I actually think it would look great with a pair of boyfriends jeans (which I'm lusting after soooo badly). 

Hopefully your Monday was a good one. Have a happy week! 

X&O,
Amber





What I Wore: April 18, 2014


|Flannel Shirt-JcPenney (similar|Dress-JcPenney (cute patterned option)
|Tights-JcPenney|Shoes- JcPenney
|Belt-Target

Happy Friday....LATE! And of course hope you all had a great Easter weekend. Unfortunately it is now officially Monday. But let's venture back in time to see what I wore on Friday. It's almost like it's the weekend again, right? No, unfortunately not so much.

I honestly didn't intend to be a walking advertisement for JcPenney's but clearly I am with this outfit. The thing is though, most of these items are pretty old. That's one thing about me doing these daily outfits, I'm looking deeper into my closet and finding different ways to make things new and unique. It's fun.  

I secretly love flannel, okay, it's not really that secretive. It's just a hard material to make work for everyday. I put together this outfit trying to give myself a "grunge" look but I was informed by my mom that I looked cute and professional, meh...okay? Maybe I failed on that part. 

That was my Friday look, a little late but still relevant. 

Here's to a happy new week! 

X&O,
Amber

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What I Wore: April 17, 2014



|Sweatshirt-JcPenney (here)|Skirt-J.Crew Factory (same different colors)
|Tights-JcPenney|Shoes- Rialto Brand 
|Necklace-Forever 21 (here)

First up, I'm wearing a sweatshirt. Gasp? Right? But I bet with out knowing you would have never realized it. Hopefully I tricked those who viewed it in person too. I have a feeling I was successful. Nothing about the word sweatshirt is ever professional or probably work appropriate but I do really think that i did it.

And why not? I keep seeing embellished and dazzled up sweatshirts every where. While they're probably not appropriate or comfortable for working out, they are probably pretty comfy to lounge in or dress up properly for work. I'm calling it a success, what do you think?

I'll never support a hoodie at work though. Hoodies are my enemy.

Secondly, I'm having a really great hair day here and I'm pretty proud of that too. I did my hair super fast but the waves were just fabulous today! Not too frizzy, not too curly, just right. Bonus fact--it's second day hair. I just blew your mind, didn't I?

Easter is this weekend and I most likely will not get my Friday ootd up on time (or possibly at all). I will be heading home for a few days of relaxation and festivities. 

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Easter!

X&O,
Amber

What I Wore: April 15, 2014



|Sweater-Old Navy (cute neutral option)|Tank- The Buckle (BKE)
|Pants- Victoria's Secret (same style)
|Shoes-J.Crew Factory (here)|Necklace-groopdealz.com
|Bag-Zara (no longer available)

Yes. I am behind on my OOTD's. And a few days may be skipped. It's a (sorta) hectic week. Anyways, this was my Tuesdays attire. 

Nothing too out of this world, just a little sweater I purchased on Black Friday nearly two years ago. I love this sweater. They were so popular when they first came out. Every place had their own style too--J.Crew, Gap, Banana Republic...you name it, they had it. But how can you not be excited about it. This one was super affordable and I'm crazy about the mint green and the grey dots. Perfect.

Mint green will always be a favorite color of mine to wear and let's be honest, I'm definitely a neutral girl. Give me my grays! 

I'll be posting Thursday outfit soon. Sometimes ootd-ing gets to a girl, ya know. 

X&O,
Amber





Monday, April 14, 2014

What I Wore: April 14, 2014



|Shirt-Gap FItted Boyfriend Shirt (here in different colors/prints)
|Dress- Target (similar)|Tights-JcPenney
|Shoes-Nine West (here)|Necklace-jane.com
|Belt-Target

Today was annoying, so annoying...but it went fast. So at least there is one positive to it.

I overslept. But even worse I totally crashed on my couch last night with my hair wrapped up in a Twisty Turban, when I woke up I was still wearing that darn thing AND my hair was still wet. A quick blow dry and an attempt to give myself a beachy wave with some sea salt spray failed. So top knot/sock bun it was.

This shirt is definitely a bit brighter then my normal attire. I purchased it about 2 Thanksgivings/Black Friday's ago when it was on sale. It was on my wishlist for a long time. I do enjoy the color although-- if it were a bit more subdued, I would probably love it more. However, it is a great color for the spring/summer months!

And yes, flower necklace again. What isn't spring about it? Everything is!

Hopefully your Monday was a great one! 

X&O,
Amber



Friday, April 11, 2014

What I Wore: April 11, 2014

Cardigan-Forever 21 (similar color, similar style)|Shirt-The Buckle (super old)
|Jeans-Big Star "Sweet Straight" (similar styles) 
|Scarf-Walmart |Shoes-Madden Girl by Steve Madden (love these!)

Happy Friday! And a fast day it was (well at least for me). Hopefully all went smoothly in your world.

Another casual Friday where I ponder what to wear. Well, I went with this. And I wore leopard yesterday too, so apparently I am in a leopard kick. Of all the animal prints, it's really the only one I support wearing. Although,I do own zebra print pajamas. 

Can you even see my shirts through my hair. My hair controls me now, it is now officially the boss of me. Yet, I'm still way attached to it.  What is wrong with me? 

Wishing you all a splendid weekend. This is where I usually say I'll post something over the weekend and then fail to do so, so I'm not even going to mention it....oh crap, I just did. Well, if I fail at that again--stay tuned for more outfits next week! 

X&O,
Amber