Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tiny Adjustments

Dress: Target  |  Denim jacket: Forever 21  |  Wedges & Booties: Target

Shoe indecision.  (Such a first world problem.)  My natural inclination is a clean, streamline look with the wedges, but I like the subtle ruggedness of the cowboy booties paired with the denim jacket.

Speaking of this jacket, I think it's reached the decade mark!  Still going strong, though.  I almost got rid of it approximately one million times, but last year I decided that this bad boy was here to stay.  What changed my mind?  I finally realized that the simple act of rolling the sleeves gave this old-timer a profound face lift which sparked new life in it.

The plain sleeves are fine, but rolling the sleeves makes the outfit a tad sharper, which is a plus in my book!    Don't you just love how significant one tiny adjustment can be?


  1. Is this a recent Target dress? I love it! If so, can we have more info?

  2. Love the look with the boots! And I just found new life if some of my jackets with rolling the sleeves too!


  3. I get why you like the boots, but I must say I'm partial to your wedges. =) I like the idea of rolling the sleeves. I have a really nice jean coat that I haven't worn in years, but haven't gotten rid of it yet. I'll have to try it now! I'm excited! =)
    Alesha <3

  4. The rolled sleeves do make such a difference!

    And my vote is for the wedges..

  5. Real Life Dress UpTuesday, April 03, 2012

    I completely agree! Rolling sleeves make such a big difference in the overall appearance of the outfit!

    <3 Nicole

  6. I just love your blog...Such great ideas. Any chance you can give a little side view. You mentioned your shoes were wedges and I'd love to see what they look like from a little side peek in a photo...as well as the bootie. I am trying to decide if I am a wedge loving gal.

  7. Here's a side view of the booties: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-myAVnSm2eu0/T3vhz5ZqvCI/AAAAAAAADPY/uR0jrAldAng/s1600/20120403f.jpgSorry, I don't have a side view of the wedges, but I'll keep that in mind next time I wear them.  I wear them a LOT, so it shouldn't be too long until then!

  8. oh my goodness, your jacket is 10 years old?? its certainly holding up well! i roll the sleeves up on everything, i think it does something good for petite proportions
    Easy Petite Looks

  9. I think I like the dress with the booties a little better...it toughens up the floral print. :) This weekend I'm going to my parents' house to see if my jean jacket from HS still fits me, hehe.

    The Tiny Heart 

  10. Jess {The In-Between}Wednesday, April 04, 2012

    rolled sleeves + boots was the win in this look.

  11. It's pretty recent, and it's still in stores, but online I can only find the petite version: http://www.target.com/p/Merona-Petites-Easy-Care-Easy-Wear-Dress-Multi-Print/-/A-13921634

  12. Certainly there aren't tons of things worth keeping in your closet that long, but I so wish I had kept my jean jacket from 8-9 years ago! There were years I didn't wear it and finally got rid of it - so last year I bought a new one. Love how it looks with dresses & colored jeans, and your sleeve roll is a great trick for updating!

  13. What a difference the boots and jacket with rolled up sleeves makes!  Love this outfit.  I wish I would have kept my denim jacket...now I can't find one anywhere that I like!  ;(
    Because Shanna Said So

  14. Hi Audrey - I wanted to let you know that I tagged you with a "tell me about yourself" award today in a post!  No obligation to participate whatsoever, but I wanted to let you know, and that I'd love to learn a little more about you!

  15. I found your blog from Mini Me Style tagging both of us in her post today and I love it! I roll the sleeves on EVERYTHING and it really is such a simple way to style up an outfit. You look great and I love the inspiration! Keep it coming :) 


  16. simplysarahstyleThursday, April 05, 2012

    Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I tagged you with a "tell me about
    yourself" award today in a post! No obligation to participate
    whatsoever, but I wanted to let you know, and that I'd love to learn a
    little more about you!

  17. i love rolling up my sleeves on blouses and jackets!!

  18. Hi Amanda!  Thanks for stopping by and for your encouragement!  :)

  19. 7TwentySomethingsThursday, April 05, 2012

    This dress is so cute... I wonder if its still at Target ;) 


  20. Alicia R SegersonFriday, April 06, 2012

    Audrey, I love your blog. I make sure I check this every night before going to bed so I can get fresh, new ideas for my work outfit the next morning. The way you show us all how the tiniest tweaks can change an outfit, pure genius! Since I started reading your blog I have been getting tons of compliments and them saying how "put together" I look. Thanks Audrey!!!

  21. Aw, thanks Alicia!  I love hearing that you're getting compliments about your outfits!!  Keep it up!

  22. I totally love the outfit with the booties!  And I had a similar dilemma with a denim jacket from junior high (can we say, early 90's) yikes!  I think it finally made it to the donate pile about two summers ago.  Wouldn't you know I'm kicking my self now?  Ugh.
    Love your blog!  Take a break and don't stress about posting if you don't want to.  Unless you've gotten to the point where writing for your blog is a full-time paying job, your blog should firstly be for YOU.  Don't worry.  We'll stick around.  =)


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