Monday, January 16, 2012

Tricks

Dress: Target  |  Blazer: thrifted  |  Tights: We Love Colors  |  Brown Pumps & Belt: Target

This weekend I tackled a lot of the things on my to-do list that I've been looking at and saying I'll do "later."  And by "later," I really mean, "when the little elves magically appear and do it for me."  But, I did them, and it felt so dang good.  Sorry, elves.  On top of clearing out most of my to-do list, this weekend we hiked the highest point in San Diego, enjoyed a few meals with great friends, and tried this chocolate chip cookie recipe which is resulting in us breaking records for number of cookies eaten in one sitting.  The only way to get me to stop is to brush my teeth.  I love that trick.

And I did none of that in this outfit, which is from Friday.  I'm proud to have found another use for this tweed jacket because I wouldn't want to have to give up my first thrifting find ever--and such a great one.  Don't ask me how I managed to wear dresses for years without ever having worn one with a blazer, but I'm glad I finally learned that trick too.  Blazers + dresses = fantastic.

Happy Monday, friends!  

31 comments:

  1. Ahhhh! I just thrifted the same dress!!! I'm wearing it in tomorrow's post! I LOVE how you styled it!

    http://jugglingchic.tumblr.com

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  2. Oh LOVE.  Absolutely perfect styling, especially with the wine tights!  Blazers over dresses is such a great tip, especially for adding a bit of professional polish.  It's a favorite trick of mine for conferences - I'll present in the blazer/dress during the day, then remove the blazer and add different jewelry for going out to dinner with colleagues.  This version is just awesome!

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  3. Love the dress and blazer.  I finally bought a blazer this weekend and am excited to wear it this week!

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  4. Ohh I just LOVE the colors in this outfit Audrey - so cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  5. i love the army green with maroon!

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  6. Rachel - for the birdsMonday, January 16, 2012

    Thrifted blazer for the win!! I love it!! I looove choc chip cookies..who doesn't though?! ♥Rachel (ftb)

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  7. I adore the green, grey and burgundy combo - so pretty!

    Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. Love the colors in this outfit! The burgundy & olive look amazing together. I will also be giving the blazer and dress mix a try - you look terrific.

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  9. Olive and wine! A beautiful pair in fashion and on the table. So pretty!
    www.casualchickiki.com

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  10. 7TwentySomethingsMonday, January 16, 2012

    I have the same dress, I love the way you style it!! :) Its a summer dress, and this says.. fall/winter. Love. :)

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/ 

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  11. Love the colors and the layering! So cute...I should have kept that dress...

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  12. Shanna_schneiderMonday, January 16, 2012

    Great color choices...put together so well.  I love how easy it is to look so fashionable on a budget!  That's my motto!  Cheers!

    http://www.becauseshannasaidso.blogspot.com

    XO,
    shanna

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  13. Can't wait to see it, Mandy!  I found it on clearance at Target in the summer--$6.50!!  I didn't realize how much I'd wear it, but it's so fun because I've been able to style it so many ways!  (the outfits are somewhere buried in this label)

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  14. Yes!!  Blazer/dress during the day, then change it up easily for going out afterwards.  I only wish I got to work in a corporate setting where I could/needed to do that haha.

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  15. Katie, I LOVE blazers, so I'm ecstatic that you bought one!

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  16. Can't believe most of your things were from Target! I like how you styled it.

    vonnie <3ohsovonnie.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the olive with the burgundy tights!  You look fabulous!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  18. Super cute way to make that dress appropriate for the season!

    And those seriously are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. The only recipe I use!

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  19. Hi! I just found your blog today, and I've gotta say "how cute are you!" I have been looking at quite a few of your posts, and I am loving your outfits! Can't wait to see more of your stuff.

    health4lifekc.blogspot.com

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  20. love your style, so pretty ! the jacket is amazing :) I'm following you now

    ---mariafashion93.blogspot.com

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  21. The only way I can stop eating at night is if I brush my teeth too!  Loving the dress and those tights together!

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  22. Love this outfit. The colors are great together, and the blazer is perfect with a dress.

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  23. i SO have that same dress from Target. got it on clearance there for $7 (what a deal!). love how you've styled it...adorbs! ;)

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  24. Thanks so much for stopping by, Hannah!  :)

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  25. Thank you, Maria!  Glad to have you reading :)

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  26. Yeah!!  I got it for under $7 on clearance too haha.  Amazing!  It's been surprisingly versatile (see other outfits with this dress).  It's so fun to mix up.  I'd love to see ways you've worn it! 

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  27. Super cute Audrey! Love that look. :)

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  28. Once I get my blog up and running (tips very welcome! ) I'll be sure to include this dress... it's such an easy-going piece! I usually pair it with a thick brown-braided belt. And last time, I wore it with a caramel button-down I got from our friend Old Navy...that was a fun change. My blazer is up next, thanks to you! :)

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  29. LOVE this. Audrey wine colored tights with military green is one of my current fave color combinations. The blazer lends your dress a different kind of look from the usual cardi!

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  30. i love this audrey, army green & maroon colors are great together.  and i love the added blazer too, i might have to remember that to get some added wear out of the blazers i have that for some reason i only think of as outerwear!

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  31. Beautiful Outfit. Very Fall-ish. =)

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