Ladies Room Fashion Show


Top layer top: Plato’s Closet
Bottom layer top: Thrifted
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Crocs

I threw this outfit together in a hurry when our little group decided to go out for dinner instead of cooking in Saturday night. I’m a sucker for the t-shirt over a long sleeved white shirt look, but this is just a little bit more grown up. I’m excited to use this shirt to transition into a spring wardrobe in a couple of months!  Yes, this mirror is FILTHY and if you look close, you can see Ariel in the background :).


Dress: Thrifted
Shirt: Gap Outlet
Belt: Thrifted
Leggings: Wal-Mart
Boots: JC Penny

I so very much loooooove this dress. It’s super comfy and yet it has a dressy look. And it looks pretty when I twirl. I added the orange chevron belt (out of a scarf) upon the advice of my awesome readers and I have to say, I think it looks pretty darn good. I wanted to tie it all together with an orange bracelet that my husband brought me back from Africa but when I put it on I realized it needed to be restrung. Ah, well.


Top: Thrifted
Skirt: New York & Company (a million years ago)
Tights: Payless
Shoes: Payless
Bracelet: Lia Sophia

I felt very professional in this outfit. This sweater always makes me feel good about myself and I received several compliments on this outfit. There’s an older teacher at my school who dresses really hip–any time she compliments my outfit I’m on top of the world. I can only hope I can dress as cool as her when I’m her age.


Top: Old Navy
Undershirt: Target
Coat: Target (from COLLEGE)
Scarf: Gift from SIL

An actual ladies room picture! Why so surprised in this picture?? Matt and I got to go on an unexpected weeknight date to see War Horse. We’ll try to see all 9 of the Best Picture nominees–3 down, 6 to go! Next time I’ll go with a dress and leggings for the movies, soooooo much more comfy than jeans and knee high boots.


Top: Thrifted
Jacket: Garage Sale
Belt: Thrifted
Pants: Thrifted
Boots: JC Penny

This is it! This is the inspiration outfit!! I do feel like it looked better than it photographed. As I mentioned in my sneak peak, this outfit didn’t really get to see the light of day. Be looking for it to reappear in the coming weeks! And weigh in on if you think I look more like Snow or Han Solo!


Hat: Goorin Bros

Top Layer Top: Plato’s Closet
Bottom Layer Top: Betsy Walker fan tee
Jeans: Hand me down from my skinny friend, Christy

Just because you’re stuck in the house with sick kids doesn’t mean that you have to scrub it out. I spent my Christmas money on some awesome hats from Goorin Bros. My hair’s waaaaaay to short for a pony tale, but it’s nice to have a slack-off day option. This is my first hat from Goorin Bros and I was really impressed with their customer service and quality of hats.  Be looking for more Goorin Bros hats to be making appearances in upcoming Ladies Room Fashion Show posts!


Cardigan: unexpected gift from my sweet friend, Suse
Tank: Target
Pants: Thrifted, repurposed into Skinnys
Shoes: gift from my SIL

My awesome friend Sue surprised me with this sweater in the mail yesterday! I love the color and the pattern. I decided to do something crazy today and not wear boots. I know, I am as shocked about it as you are. I love this outfit, though, and I felt great in it all day.

I can’t believe it’s Friday already or that this is my fourth ladies room fashion show! What did you think of this week outfits? Or any of them hits or misses??

Ladies Room Fashion Show

Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Proverbs 31:22 (second half)

My first Ladies Room Fashion Show was a smash hit and I’m super excited for this week’s edition. I even found a verse in Proverbs 31 that corresponds with fashion. I love being able to dress modestly, frugally and (maybe just a little) fashionably.


Top: Old Navy (from my momma)
Tank Top: No idea
Skirt: New York & Company–BEFORE KIDS, folks! And it zips. Easily. Do the work, people. It’s worth it.
Leggings: Wal-Mart
Slip: No idea. Wear a slip girls–especially when wearing cotton on cotton.
Boots: JC Penny Day-After Thanksgiving Sale
Headband: Gift from my momma

Obviously, I love this outfit. I wore it to my friend Lisa’s baby shower Saturday. I love soft brown of the suede boots and the color of the flower in my awesome red hair. I’m also loving being a red head this season! If you look close, you’ll notice a bracelet I made by wrapping a long beaded necklace around my wrist. This is especially cool because they’re vintage beads that belonged to my Mimi.


Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted (picked out by The Flash)
Sweater: Bought it for my bridal shower 7 years ago–I sewed it up a little to help it hang better
Leggings: Wal-Mart
Boots: JC Penny Day-After Thanksgiving Sale
Hair Clip: Wal-Mart

Loved this outfit, too. I got a lot of compliments at church which is always good for the old self esteem. Also, isn’t our church bathroom cute??


Top layer Top: Thrifted
Bottom Layer Top: Old Navy a million years ago
Skirt: New York & Company, also a million years ago
Leggings: Wal-Mart (hey! guys! guys–guess where I buy my leggings??)
Boots: JC Penny Day-After Thanksgiving Sale
Bracelet: Matt brought it to me from Africa

I don’t love how dark this picture is. You can’t see the cute detailing on the bottom of the skirt. And those are the same light suede boots from two pics up–yeah. It’s too dark. This outfit was cute, but the cotton-on-cotton shirts kept sticking together in weird ways and bunching up. I felt like I had to keep pulling them down all day and I didn’t love that. My guess is you won’t be seeing this combo again. I love this shirt with the bracelet, though. Matt pick out good stuff :).


Top: Christmas gift from my momma
Pants: Thrifted & I hate them
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Brighton gift from my hubby (only redeeming part of the outfit)

Some mornings I wake up and think “I should wear pants. I don’t have to wear skirts/dresses every day. Lots of people wear pants. I can handle pants. I look good in pants.” BLEEEEEEAAAA. Seriously, look at the leg on that pant. It’s ginormous. It makes me look bigger than I am. Not cool, folks. Not cool. This look just screams “classic teacher” to me. And not in that good way.


Top: Old Navy (gift from my momma)
Tank top: No idea
Skirt: B. Moss (yup, pre-kids, it’s old and it’s AMAZING. Lined, cool detailing. I love it)
Leggings: Wal-Mart
Boots: JC Penny Day-After Thanksgiving Sale
Hair Clip: I made it!

Trying to recapture some of the magic from Saturday’s outfit, I paired this top with an old tweed skirt and I love it. The photo’s too dark to see the cool lime greens and pinks running through this skirt, but trust me when I say that this outfit was fantastic in person. I would have never thought that I could tuck in my shirt, but I think it looks okay. This skirt was screaming for a tucked in shirt.


Dress: Thrifted
Shirt: Old Navy (yup, old again)
Leggings: Wal-Mart
Boots: JC Penny Day-After Thanksgiving Sale
Slip: No idea (unseen)
Earrings: Stole from PJ (sorry, PJ)

Remember last week when I said I wanted to wear a dress but couldn’t find the right leggings? This is it. I picked up this little gem at Plato’s Closet when Matt & I were there trying to find him pants for his Christmas Eve Service–which we totally did because Plato’s Closet is AWESOME–and I ran across this dress. For six dollars. Seriously. Why do people pay more than $6 for clothes??? I’ll never understand it. You can tell from the picture that I’m super excited to be wearing this dress. Mostly because it’s new, but also because it looks so tiny on the hanger. Truth be told, I’d love to see what it looks like just one size bigger on me, but that’s the only problem with resale. None the less, I’m trying to tone up, so I think this dress totally works now and only has the potential to look better in the future!


Top layer top: Thrifted–Plato’s Closet (new with tags!)
Bottom layer top: Betsy Walker concert t-shirt
Skirt: Wal-Mart, 1,000 years ago
Leggings: Also Wal-Mart
Boots: Crocs (BOGO with my SIL)

I draw fashion ideas from a lot of places–those blogs I mentioned yesterday, friends, magazines, people I see, ads, TV, movies….the list goes on & on. But this one? This idea?? I totally stole this look from a 3rd grader. Boots are big this year in 3rd grade (and their little feet look darn cute in ’em) and I have a little girl who wears stuff just like this all the time. I adapted it a little for a grown-up look. At least I hope it’s grow-up!! Also important for this look was WARMTH. It’s 17 degrees here today, so these boots were a must. And I think cotton leggings, knee high boots and a skirt are warmer than pants any day of the week.

Thanks for reading this week’s Ladies Room Fashion Show!! Tune in next week for round three!!