Top: H&M (similar, similar)  |  Cardigan: H&M  |  Jeans: Kohl’s (similar, similar)  |  Pumps: Target (similar)

Sloooooooow week.  Okay, actually it’s been a normal week, but it just feels really long.  I don’t think my brain has been working and it’s been taking me twice as long as usual to finish things.  And last night I fell into a little stupor as I was boiling a pot of water, and I was |—| this close to giving into a strange urge to touch the pot just to see what it’d feel like.  Glad I snapped out of that one.

The only reason I’m not considering it a miracle that I managed to get dressed this week is because I planned all my outfits for the week on Sunday.  Yes, I am a weirdo who checks the weather for the week and then plans my outfits for each day, but it makes mornings so much quicker!

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    Jenna W
    January 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    LOVE this outfit! Great job!

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    January 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    This is so cute! I've had the urge to wear my purple pants more lately, and this is great inspiration!

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    pretty little things
    January 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    love the color of those pants! xo

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    Kelsey Wilburn
    January 31, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    cute look! i love the cardi!

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    Emma Frankart
    January 31, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Very cute outfit! I love those jeans and that top. And I totally know
    what you mean about being in a stupor…I feel like I've just been
    floating through this whole week!

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    January 31, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Love the look great job! I'm glad that you mentioned that you plan your outfits in advance. I having been telling myself I should do that and you have given me the push to do it, because deciding what to where is too much when your mornings are already busy ; )

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    January 31, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I plan my outfits too but end up resorting to my easier sweater and pants look especially when I wake up too tired. Haven't seen you in black in a while

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    Pia J
    January 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Glad I am not the only one who plans outfits ahead of time.
    Love this look. The pants are such a great colour.

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    Plues Clues for Disney
    January 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I also plan all my outfits for the week over the weekend! My friends think I'm crazy. So glad to hear I'm not the only one. It does make getting dressed in the morning so much easier.

    I like the bigger buttons on your cardigan. Adds interest to what could be a boring black sweater.

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    Red Peeptoe Pumps
    January 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I do the same thing! I'm basically in a fog every single morning, so outfit-picking then doesn't work too well!

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    Ijeoma Stephanie
    January 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I plan my outfits as well!

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    January 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I plan my outfits nightly and sometimes for two days. I like the idea of weekly. I will implement that. Btw I love your outfit and I took your advice and got a pair of maroon tights. I am wearing it with my colorblock sweater dress and come cognac boots.

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    January 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    How do you plan your outfits? Do you set them out ahead of time? Or write it down? Or just keep it in your head? I've been wanting to plan my outfits for the week but I don't know how to organize it!

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    Nina Piccini
    January 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    You are definitely not weird. I do the same thing! It does make mornings easier 🙂

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    January 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I'm a consultant so I HAVE to pack on the weekends for a week's worth of travel. I always make sure to check the weather first! I don't understand people who don't take the temperature into account and then complain about how it's too hot/cold all day long 🙂

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    Shelby Meyer
    January 31, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Adorable outfit!

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    Amy Davis
    January 31, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I love the idea of planning out outfits ahead of time – would you do a post on how you do it? (Do you hang everything for each outfit together? Do you lay them out, or write them down?), and when you're outfit planning, what do you take into consideration (weather, I know, but variety? colors? your mood?)

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    Kassi M.
    January 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Planning weekly outfits definitely makes sense! Especially if you're trying to look nice on a weird weather week. If it's cold I tend to just throw on something cozy instead of cute and cozy… haha

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    January 31, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I do the same thing, Audrey! I used to stand in my closet forEVER in the mornings like I'd never put an outfit together in my life. I've been planning weekly outfits for close to a year now, and my getting ready time in the morning has literally decreased by a half an hour because of it.

    PS. I have a friend who had the same thought as you about the boiling pot of water…except she didn't snap out of it, touched it, and had to go to the doctor for burns. We still tease her about it to this day, haha.

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    Anne McCormick
    January 31, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    checks the weather for the week and then plans my outfits for each day… Me too!!

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    January 31, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Uh, why have I never thought of that? I plan out my meals for the week but I've never thought to do that with my clothes. So smart since my brain is barely functioning in the morning.

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    Tiffany N
    January 31, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Your accessories are so well chosen, keep up the good work.

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    Kacie Ellis
    January 31, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Super great outfit! Thanks for linking to the similar top from my store 🙂

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    January 31, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    planning your outfits for the week is smart…I lay mine out the night before but might try this week planning!

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    January 31, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I need to start prepping my outfits in advance again – I found I remixed so much more when I planned everything out!

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    Mona Rentzel Bowser
    February 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

    OK. This is one of your best outfits! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The sharp black cardi is a great color for you. The color of the skinny jeans is fantastic, as well as the fit! Very flattering! Love the neutral shoes too.

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    Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie
    February 1, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I do the same thing on Sunday- I even have a corner of my room set up to hang the outfits and lay out accessories, shoes, and undergarments!

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    February 1, 2013 at 1:58 am

    so I already tweeted this at you, but I felt it needed to be repeated: I love this outfit and it really shows how even simple items and styling can look fantastic and unique.

    and I really should start planning outfits ahead of time. I generally have a few outfit ideas floating around in my head but the morning of I usually grab for something else.

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    February 1, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Last night, I totally planned my outfit for today then what did I do?! Wore something totally different! LOL, good job at keeping to your plan!


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    February 1, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Hi! I love this outfit, you and your blog! I see that you got your jeans at Kohl's. I was wondering what department you shop in there. I feel so lost when I go in Kohl's ..just wondering if you shop in the Jr's department or in the other ladies areas? 🙂 I understand about the pot, I think some days are just like that.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    February 1, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Usually I shop at Lauren Conrad's section.

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    February 1, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who plans the week's outfits in advance! It really is such a time saver!

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    February 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

    That's a nice outfit – it's eye-catching! I really like the splotchy blouse – it looks like a more mature print than perfect shaped dots or spots. My teenage daughter wears the dotty clothes so maybe I'll look into splotches. Also, I plan outfits for the following day during the evening before, but planning any more than that doesn't suit me. I rely on how I feel at the time to pick colours or choose between pants and skirts. Everybody is different!

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    February 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    When I was teaching full time I was always super impressed with myself that I got an outfit out and prepped for the following day — but checking the weather! and doing it for a week! — I've got to try this!

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    February 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Like this outfit! Very cute!

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    Valerie Petersen
    February 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I am with you…I plan my outfits on Sunday so I am not trying a million things on in the morning…makes for a more peaceful morning! (Plus, my creativity in putting together an outfit works better during the day when I'm awake versus the early morning hours 🙂

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    February 4, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Thanks so much for letting me know! I can totally see that now! 🙂 I do love her stuff!

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