Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Top: c/o The Walk-In Closet (shop, similar, similar)  |  Olive Cardi: Target (same in other colors, similar)  |  Jeans: Loft (similar)  |  Boots: Macy's (one, two, three, four)

After a lovely little 2 hour delay on the runway, I finally made it back from Chicago!  It was our last rehearsal before the humungo conference at the end of this month (starting Dec 27th), where I'll be part of a worship band leading 18,000 college students.  Crazy cray, isn't it?

I'm spending this week tying up loose ends, buying final Christmas presents, practicing lots and lots of music, and picking out outfits to wear on stage at the conference.  Cuz um, besides being in front of 18,000 people for 5 days, did I mention that the conference is held at the Edward Jones Dome where the Rams play?  And that I'll be on a jumbotron?  YEAH.  I got to do it all in 2009 also, and I was always worried that I had a booger on my face or something in my teeth.  So I figure at least I'll try to look sharp so that if a booger or a piece of broccoli makes its debut I can still walk away somewhat respectable, you know what I'm saying?  

P.S.  Sorry if you're sick of seeing these boots.  Since I've been traveling so much, I've only been bringing one or two pairs of shoes and these boots always come with me! 

P.P.S. Even though a few weeks ago I tweaked an outfit with a belt over a cardigan saying it was too fussy, this longer and looser cardigan worked perfectly with a belt.  I didn't have to adjust anything all day, so if you're trying the look and get annoyed with your cardigan, see if a looser cardigan cooperates better!  :)

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  1. This look reminds me of a look I posted on my blog last week!

    When traveling, although I don't do it a lot, I try to pack light, but I sometimes end up packing too much.


  2. great casual look for fall/winter! xo


  3. I'm new to your blog, and love it! Slightly obsessed with checking in to see your latest look. Sounds like you are coming to St. Louis. Hope you enjoy your time here - it is a great city!!

  4. You are a total master at the comfy, cute, casual look. I love love love your blog and am so excited to check it everyday! Keep up the great work!

    Good luck at your conference! Sounds like you will be amazing!



  5. HappinessatmidlifeTuesday, December 18, 2012

    Good luck with your conference! You will look fab on the jumbttron!


  6. Ooh! Are you doing Urbana! I went to that in college - LOVED IT!!!!

  7. Good luck with the conference! Sounds terrifying but amazing :)

    Love this outfit :)

  8. I have that cardigan in red and never thought to put a belt with it- thanks for the idea!

  9. I, too now have the courage to try a belt with a cardi.... yikes!! I am proud to say I am wearing cobalt skinnies today, and wore a lovely leopard skirt yesterday... but, living here in Iowa, my beautiful outfits look a little out of place. I will keep trying tho, cuz these cobalt skinnies are way-cute....

  10. Cobalt skinnies and leopard skirts? I'm picturing chic, chic, CHIC in my head!

  11. Cute outfit! I love the belt with the olive green cardigan. :)

    xo - Sheila

  12. I'm going to the same conference in St. Louis! Maybe I'll see you there and say hello :)

  13. Eek - 2 hour delay on the runway?! I'm sorry! Glad you made it back safely :) You look so cute, I love the mix of colors here!

  14. I love that Target cardi! I have one in brown and one in red, and would love to have even more. I'm wearing my red one today actually. It works with a belt, it works without, it works with pants, or a dress (not sure if I've worn it with a skirt but it would probably work!). I love it so much. Good choice.

  15. you know.. i haven't worn a cardigan over button down in awhile! thanks for reminding me!

    Sandy a la Mode

  16. Love the plaid! I have boots similar to yours and wear them all the time! They go with everything!


  17. Just found you, thanks to someone pinning one of your outfits on Pinterest! First of all, can we just talk about how adorable you are? That done, skimmed through the site a little bit, your outfits are AMAZING. Most of them right up my alley of things I would totally wear and a few that I would like if I were brave enough to try them. You've definitely gained another follower. :-)

  18. love this cute layered look! no clue why I never think to style similar pieces this way. very inspired!


    C's Evolution of Style

  19. Why would anyone be sick of those boots? So cute!!!

  20. Every time you wear that cardigan, I swear I click on the Target link and drool over them a little bit. So yesterday when I had to run to Target to get some diapers I stopped by the womens clothing section and was so excited to find them in the clearance racks! I had to hurry home so I grabbed a brownish one and a berry one to bring home and try to decide which one to keep. AND OMG I CAN'T DECIDE. :(

  21. What's wrong with you? Clearance = keep both. Duh!

  22. I KNOW. But I don't need two.... :( and they weren't *that* cheap yet. They were only 30% off (like $17?). If they were like 70% off, it would have been a no brainer.

  23. wow, GOOD LUCK! you'll have to find a youtube video so we can all watch it! :D

    and i love this outfit. the curves of the sweater really allow for a more masculine outfit to be perfect for a girl ;)


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