What I Wore: Weekend Staples

We’re officially old. Yep. After brunch in San Diego (hello lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh blueberry puree), Benjamin and I had a wild day of Ikea shopping. And maybe a little Bed Bath and Beyond. I don’t know, maybe. And you know what? It was awesome! Times like today I tend to gravitate towards the same outfits. I can’t be bothered with trying to get too done up. So, I opt for my staples of weekend wear: boots, skinny jeans and top it off with a scarf. There are literally thousands of variations of this outfit and as far as I’m concerned you can’t go wrong with any of them. Here’s 1 of 234867349857. Enjoy!

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Jacket: H&M

Scarf: H&M

Jeans: Gap (another steal from last years post Christmas sales. $7!)

Boots: Nordstrom BP.

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunglasses: Target



What I Wore: $3.50

As some of you may have picked up on my last post, I GOT A NEW JOB!

This one is a big deal because it’s my first, real, big-girl job. In fact, this one of the first times in my life that I’m not working retail or at a restaurant. I’m beyond excited about it. I already went through most of training and have my first week next week. There are so many exciting things about this job that I’m looking forward to, like my shifts being 11:00 am-7:30 pm, but most of all I’m freaking excited to get dressed for it!!! After so many years of standing on my feet for 8 hours a day (anyone that’s worked retail is nodding their head right now) I’m excited to dress cute and be able to wear heels to work and NOT want to die. Ah, its the little things in life. Speaking of small things, let’s talk about this dress. Or, well, the price tag of this dress. It cost me a whole whopping $3.50. Yes, that is three dollars and fifty cents. Thanks to some insane sales at H&M recently I snagged quite a few things. I bought Benjamin some T-shirts for $1.50 a pop, a winter coat for myself for $15, a short sleeve blouse for $2.50 and then some. I mean, these deals were incredible. So, here is the dress in its shining less-than-four-dollar glory! Enjoy!

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Dress: H&M

Blazer: H&M

Necklace: J.Crew

Flats: Sam Edelman

Sunglasses: Target

What I Wore: As American As Apple Pie

I’ve mentioned Julian Apple Pie and all its deliciousness before because, quite frankly, I’m addicted. Benjamin knows how much I love the stuff and has brought home a pie for me every once in a while. Anyways, the other night he mentioned a little surprise and lo and behold he had planned a trip to Julian for us! Its about an hour and a half journey for us so Saturday morning we headed on our way. About half an hour in we were driving by a casino and Benjamin half jokingly asked if we should stop and see what we can gamble for $20. So, I agreed. And we spontaneously went to a casino with our $20 in ones and gambled away. We were like kids in a candy store going from one shiny machine to the bright lights of the next one. Our strategy was to make small bets and cash out the tickets while we were ahead. I even managed to get ten dollars on a one dollar bet! It was wild and crazy and so much fun. On a more serious note though, I could easily see how all of the lights, attractions and gambling can suck people in. We went in with the intention of gambling the $20 we walked in with and nothing more. Thankfully, our strategy worked and while we did chip in another three dollars we walked out on top with $28.92! Not a giant win but at least we came out with more than we had coming in!

And a mere 45 minutes later we were back on the road.

We were starved by the time we arrived. And, again, by we I mean I. Yelp failed us a bit this time but we still enjoyed a stroll down the streets of Julian after our mediocre lunch. I wasn’t too worried about it though because I knew there was an apple pie calling my name very, very soon. We stopped in a few of the local shops: a used bookstore and a gift and craft boutique. We also passed by a woman and her llama. I’m not joking. It was getting to be late afternoon so we took a few photos and hit the road so that we’d get our apple pie in time (the Julian Pie Company is outside of the town and was closing at 5 p.m.). We each devoured a warm slice of apple pie and took a whole pie to go for dessert later that night. Which was promptly enjoyed. Mainly by me. And then just like that it was gone by Sunday evening.

Here’s what I wore:

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My outfit details:

Dress: Banana Republic

Jacket: H&M

Scarf: Jones New York, gift from Benjamin for getting a new job last week!

Tights: H&M

Boots: MIA

Purse: J.Crew

Manicure Monday: Galaxy

A day late, I know. This color is (big surprise) another Formula X by Sephora polish called Galaxy. I’ve been nothing but impressed with these polishes but to be perfectly honest this one missed the mark for me. I love the deep inky look of this navy blue and the added shimmer really does make it look, well, like a galaxy. However, what I did not know is that this dries to a textured finished. It was gorgeously glossy as I was applying but I noticed that while drying the polish shrivels up to this textured finish. I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either. I did two coats along with a top coat to give it the same depth as the color in the bottle. I won’t rule it out completely but it may be a while before you see this one on my nails again…