Take One, Pass It On: Day 2


We’ve made it to day 2 of this Take One, Pass It On challenge…so now the remixing begins! I decided to re-wear the floral tank from yesterday’s post in a way that’s more work appropriate. Truth be told, I’m struggling a bit with how to properly tuck this top–I initially tucked it all the way in, took pictures, and decided it looked weird without a belt. So that’s where the partial tuck came in.


This outfit worked well for my low-key Monday: lots of recruitment calls in the morning, then a presentation on an online teaching module I’ve developed in the afternoon. My only complaint? I was freezing in the air conditioning in my office! Some of the other PhD students keep extra socks in their drawers for that very reason. Note to self: bring a Snuggie to campus.


red floral tank: Who What Wear x Target, exact, similar // black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // black flats: Dr. Scholl’s, exact, similar // black leather strap watch: Kate Spade New York, exact, similar

floral tank

Take One, Pass It On: Day 1


After a few months off, I’m feeling the itch to return to this space. As my budget posts reflect, I’ve still been shopping and enjoying getting dressed over the past few months, but the motivation to take blog photos has been noticeably absent. However, I’ve been bingeing on new (to me) blogs, as well as old favorites, and it has made me want to mix and match my wardrobe a bit. Plus, Sarah mentioned that she might host a Take One, Pass It On link-up this month, so I seized the opportunity to get my sartorial creative juices flowing again.


So, here we are with Day 1. This is what I wore yesterday (Sunday) for a quiet day at home. Seth and I pretty much did nothing but seek air-conditioned refuge from the hideous heat wave we’ve been having. The highlight of the day was making Caleb his first batch of blueberry pancakes. He loved them…and made a giant mess. #bloobjuiceeverywhere


red floral tank: Who What Wear for Target, exact, similar // jean shorts: Old Navy, similar, similar // tan wedge sandals: Chaps via Kohl’s, exact, similar // tan crossbody bag: Sole Society via Nordstrom, exact, similar

olive + floral

DSC_9136As I’ve mentioned several times before, I used to really hate floral prints. It didn’t matter what the color scheme or pattern was, if there was a flower on it, I hated it. I assumed that all floral prints belonged on my grandmother’s couch and not on my body.

DSC_9121Well, fast-forward 10 years, and here I am loving on some florals–clearly, I’ve gotten over my aversion to them. For this floral button-up, I went a little tomboy by pairing it with my utility jacket and boyfriend jeans. Next time around, maybe I’ll try it with a skirt? Any suggestions are welcome!


olive utility jacket: Kiki La Rue, similar, similar // floral button-up: H&M, similar, similar // boyfriend jeans: Loft, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // reversible tote: exact, similar

chambray + floral

DSC_8980In a recent budget post, I mentioned that I “upgraded” my chambray blazer using some ThredUp credits. I’ve been wearing it quite a bit in the last few weeks (although not necessarily for looks that make it on the blog). I love that it’s just as versatile as a denim jacket but a bit more polished and professional looking.

DSC_8974For this outfit, I copied one of Fran’s past looks by pairing the blazer with a floral top and black pants. It’s not a combination I would have come up with on my own, but I like the way it turned out. #pinterestwin


chambray blazer: J.Crew via ThredUp, similar, similar // floral tee: Old Navy, similar, similar // black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // black satchel: Phillip Lim for Target, similar, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, similar, similar

Linking up with Laura for Confident Twosday and Bri for Third Thursday Threads.