in which this bathroom is far nicer than my room

Please excuse the mirror selfies once again. Though I usually, and in this instance, still do, find them more abominable than the snowman, this bathroom was quite gorgeous and far less obnoxiously colored than my room and the canary yellow wall with which I usually take my blog photos. Still no excuse, I promise the next post will be mirror selfie-less.

Cami: Aeropostale 
Shorts (yes they are indeed shorts) : Aeropostale 
Blazer: H&M 
Boots: Express (similar here)


on the job -- retail outfits of the week

For those of you wondering why quite so much of wardrobe comes from American Eagle Outfitters, today is the day that that burning wonder will be put to rest.

The main reason is that I work there as a sales associate. And let me tell you, being surrounded by clothes on which you receive a very generous employee discount lends itself quite nicely to an AE filled wardrobe (and a less money filled bank account). To a lesser extent, American Eagle also had the honor of being the first store that preteen me walked into to try on jeans, and has been privy to my denim business ever since, largely because I'm too lazy to find my size and fit in jeans at any other store.

Anyways, here are a few snapshots (excuse the mirror selfies, I couldn't whip out my DSLR at work) of my work outfits from the week. You may note a common theme of jeans and sneakers emerging; one of the downsides of retail is that even though your wardrobe is full of cute clothes, you have to wear something practical that you can not only run around the store in, but also that has sufficient pocket and belt space for a walkie talkie, keys, and a company iPod.

So even though some/most of y'all might not work in retail, hopefully these outfits serve as inspiration for whenever you need to look put together but still be comfortable and ├╝ber mobile (think sight seeing, walking across campus, hardcore shopping sprees).

Outfit 1:
Top: Haute Society via Nordstrom
Sneakers: Vans

Outfit 2:
Top: J. Crew
Jeans: American Eagle (similar here)
Sneakers: Vans

Outfit 3:
Dress: American Eagle (similar here)
Cardigan: Mossimo Supply Co. - thrifted (similar here)
Belt: Abercrombie & Fitch - thrifted (similar here)
Sneakers: Vans

Outfit 4:
Top: French Connection - thrifted (similar here)
Jeans: American Eagle (similar here)
Boots: Aldo (similar here)

Outfit 5:
Sneakers: Converse