Monday, October 26, 2009

Because I've missed you :)

lime green shirt: Target, denim skirt: New York & Co, brown equestrian boots: Old Navy

It's been so long! For the past week, I've been sitting at our new home in Midland, Texas, without a vehicle, unpacking boxes and boxes and boxes... As much as I hate to admit it, these activities do not stimulate my creative outfit ideas. Though I've tried to force myself not to wear t-shirts and jeans every day, I've found that jeans are most conducive for unpacking and subsequent lounging activities. Tomorrow I'm flying back to Sugar Land to finish the rest of our packing and cleaning, so again my outfits won't be anything to write home...or my blog...about, but I hope to try a little harder. Another issues has been that my nifty photographer, Jennifer, is no longer at my beck and call...which is quite evident in these pictures!

Last week I did attempt to make a little effort and dress up my "jeans and tee" look with a denim skirt and a fitted t-shirt. Sorry for the terrible picture--I was attempting to take it, my husband was making fun of me, and I was trying to balance to show you my boots and not show you my unmentionables at the same time!

The really pathetic thing about me this week is that in my shoddy dressing state, I'm usually dying to get out of the house by 5:00 when my husband gets home...and his new job requires him to wear a fancy suit and tie EVERY day, not just on court days (well, every day is a court day) so wherever we go, he's dressed to the 9s and I'm dressed to the...well, I'll at least give myself a 3 since my clothes do not have holes in them and are at least clean!

I know Tech sucked it up again A&M last weekend (sigh) but the silver lining was that our tailgating group (that's right, I'll say OUR and claim it as partially my own) won Carpet Tech Tailgaters of the Game!!! Picture to come :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Last Day at this Job! :)

Gray denim jeans: Express, Green sweater: Old Navy, White wife-beater: Old Navy, Brown loafers: Cato

This is my last official post as an employee of ___ Law Firm! That means that this is potentially the beginning of some scattered posts on this blog, at least until I move to Midland, and most likely until I find a job in Midland or have a reason to get "dressed". I'll be packing for at least the next week, and then unpacking for the week after that, so those activities do not often merit picture-worthy outfits.

green sweater @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
This is the type of "sweater" you can wear in the "Autumn" in Houston. Won't be long until I'm back to brr-y West Texas temperatures, though!

Goodbye to all of those people who I've met at the firm that I've enjoyed spending time with. You really are stand-outs!

Look at my cute socks! Look at my cute necklace!

cute socks @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled BlogB necklace @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog

Yesterday's Post - Oxford and Pencil Skirt!

Blue Pin-Striped Oxford: Banana Republic (thrifted for $6), brown striped pencil skirt: New York & Co., brown heels: Walmart?, Orange Jewelry: Old Navy (from like 15 years ago!), brown headband: Cato

oxford and skirt @ Brittany's cleverly titled blogI just erased a paragraph where I went on a full-blown rant about Houston. There's no need. You either like it or you don't. Why should I bring it into my blog which makes me happy? I forgot to post yesterday, so you'll get two posts today!

skirt detail @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
Yesterday, I wore this blue-striped Banana Republic shirt, which I paid $6 for...I've already explained that I'm not okay with paying BR's prices for their quality of clothing, but who can argue with $6?! I took an extra picture of this skirt so that you could see the detailing on it. Sorry for the awful pictures, but I was stuck taking them by myself again :)

orange jewelry @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blogheadband! @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog

P.S. My husband and I found a house in Midland, so I know officially have a destination to move to!! :) Last day of work here....lalalalalalala! Then a whole week of packing!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I'll distract you with a scarf!

khaki shirt: Old Navy
gray and silver pin-striped pants: New York & Co.
scarf: it was my Nana's
cream and black lace shoes: Fiona for Payless

gray and khaki @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled BlogI'm glad I looked cute yesterday, but I don't today. Tommy is off in Midland picking out our future house, and I'm stuck at work today tired as an ox (I imagine oxen get tired at the end of their days). He hadlace heels @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog a 7 a.m. flight this morning, so I was up at 5 a.m. to take him to the airport. I have "don't care syndrome" at 5:00 a.m., which means that it seems like a good idea to me to put on really comfy clothes and throw my hair in a ponytail instead of washing it, and put on very minimal makeup--much to my chagrin around noon that day when I'm finally awake enough to take a look in the mirror and see :egad!: what I look like.
Still haven't found anything fun to wear these shoes with, but I guess for the most part, I haven't really tried. I did want to show how well these colors all actually look together. I'm not sure if the scarf really goes, but I needed something to un-neutralize this outfit.

I'll try to make my lax look up tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to get some sleep and be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (my dad's phrase) in the morning :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Brights today!

Teal green shirt: Merona, Purple pencil skirt: Express, Pink belt: Walmart?, Black Mary Janes: Lower East Side

teal and purple @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled BlogThis shirt is actually a teal green, and the skirt is that color in between cobalt blue and royal purple. They contrast in real life a lot more than they do in this picture. I love that this belt can pull any two contrasting colors together.

I bought this skirt in Lubbock for $22!! I'm on the lookout for bright colored pencil skirts right now. I don't know what I'll do if I end up at a conservative workplace in Midland. Oh, yes I do: I'll take those conservative rules and stick my tongue out at them. You can get away with dressing brightly as long as you are still dressed nice.

Besides, remember yesterday? I was in basic black! Boring!

Here's my pretty "bow headband". I'm getting my hair done tonight, so don't judge me for my roots!
bow in my hair @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog

Monday, October 12, 2009

Back to Humid Houston...but not for long!

Black and pink oxford: Old Navy, Black pants: Victoria's Secret, Black wedges: Merona, Diamonds: Tommy

Today's temperature in Sugar Land: 83 (heat index = 93)
Today's temperature in Lubbock: 66
Today's temperature in Midland, Texas: 63!

Why would I post Midland weather? Because I'm moving there!! Tommy and I are transferring our lives back to West Texas, where the weather is cold, the land is flat, but most importantly, the people are nice.

I can't wait to see where this leads us--hopefully to Home and Happiness!

black and pink @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blogwedgey flats @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
Today's outfit was a test for me to see if I could wear an oxford tucked into pants without a belt and not go insane. I think its working, but only because these pants have a tab buckle that creates the illusion of a belted waistline for me. These are Victoria's Secret, but a shy too short for what I've come to like, so I'm wearing them with flatter shoes. These aren't actually flats though--they have a little wedge on them!

Broke out the bling to celebrate today! :) (It's my last week of work here--lalalalalalalalalalallalalalalalallalallalalallalaklllalkjdlkoi!!!)

bling @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Leila and I "being silly"

BRITTANY: blue and green tie shirt--Target; white pants--Victoria's Secret; boots--X-Appeal; camel jacket--Cato; headband--Cato

LEILA: black shirt--Target; denim jeans--Ann Taylor; cardigan--Target; scarf--Target; boots--Payless; pearl necklace--gift from Betty

brittany and leila being silly @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
I'm in Lubbock now and it is freaking cold up here! I didn't get to post yesterday because my day was filled with shopping, doctors appointments, happy hours, and 40s and lottery tickets.

This is Leila and I rocking our beautiful looks.

rocking it @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog She's my gypsy lady...
gypsy lady @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
This is Leila and I at our Mad Men Happy Hour. Bad quality pics but what can you expect from the IPhone?

mad men brittany @ brittany's cleverly titled blog

mad men leila @ Brittany's cleverly titled blog
Thai Pepper
Thai Pepper
Here we come

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dressing for hot...and cold

Leopard print mock turtleneck: Express, khaki wide-leg pants: Victoria's Secret, Cognac boots: X-Appeal, Red belt: New York & Co, Jacket: Cato

leopard print @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled BlogToday I had to dress suitably for Houston weather, plane-flying, and Lubbock weather. I'm flying to Lubbock tonight, where a cold front is coming in and its supposed to drop to 50 degrees. Currently in Sugar Land, Texas, according to, its 89 degrees, but feels like 98 degrees here. So, you can see the dressing dilemma!

cool jacket @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog Is this leopard print or cheetah print? As I've said, I love these mock turtleneck shirts from Express. They manage to make a cotton t-shirt type shirt appear dressy. I feel a little sassy today in my boots, animal print shirt, and super cool jacket. Love this freaking jacket.

cognac boots @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
Off to Raiderland tonight!!!!

Yesterday's Stripes

Gray and white striped oxford: The Limited, Dark Gray skirt: Willi Smith (TJ Maxx), Sandles: Calvin Klein, Belt: White House Black Market, Pearls: Gift from Kimberly

white stripes @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
As we were all leaving the office last night to try a new bar for Happy Hour, I realized I hadn't taken my daily outfit picture! I got Jen to snap it quickly, and off we went. Once I got home, I was busy packing because I'm flying to Lubbock tonight, and then my husband was yelling at me that he was ready to watch Glee (even though it was DVR'd and we could have watched it at any point) so I never got to post for yesterday.

You can't see the stripes very well in this shirt, but they're there. I'll wear it again, because I love wearing that oxford with white jeans in the winter. I'm thrilled with this skirt because it was snug at one point and now it is quite loose. I love these sandles, but the left one is very uncomfortable. I work through it, though, for the sake of CKs.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Browns, blacks and golds

Black polo: Mossimo (Target), Orange tie shirt: New York & Co., Brown skirt: New York & Co., Black Oxford: Predictions (Payless?); Gold belt: Vintage

blacks and browns @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
1. I'm playing with mixing browns and blacks. I haven't decided if I like it, but I think this color brown in the skirt is playing it safe--its more of a neutral brown than say a dark chocolate color would be.

2. I was so excited to buy this black polo. The vee is cut dangerously low, and I used to wear it over my swimsuit top to be particularly scandalous. And it doubles as a work shirt if you put something underneath it :)

3. I think I'm the only person who calls this undershirt Orange. Everyone else says its coral. Its not. Kimberly has the same shirt in Green. I'm not sure if its Lime Green or Ocean Green or Blue Green but its definitely Green. Mine is definitely Orange.

4. I love this belt from my Nana. It is amazing and has gotten me to wear gold more often.

5. These shoes are great. I wish the heel wasn't quite so high, but they are so fun to wear. I can't wait to pair them with tights this winter.

cute shoes @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog
...can't tell you my news yet. Soon!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Banana Republic day!

Light blue oxford: Banana Republic (thrifted), khaki pants: Banana Republic, brown loafers: Cato, belt: stolen from Tommy, socks: New York & Co.

brittany in banana @ brittany's cleverly titled blog
I normally dislike Banana Republic. I like their styles, but I think they are overpriced for just being an older version of Gap and Old Navy. I bought these pants on sale from their website, though, and I love the way they fit (and they're long enough!). This weekend I went thrift store shopping and cleaned up on oxfords. I got this BR oxford new with tags for $6.00. Nice. I didn't think it was see-through, but now I'm wondering. There are actually holes in the shirt for what looks like lace. What does it say about me that I'm just realizing this at 2:3o in the afternoon?

Jennifer wanted a picture of my socks. We are pretending its Fall here in Houston even though its 85 degrees and sunny.

fun socks @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog I may have news coming up in a week or so. No, I'm not pregnant. :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

We won! And its not raining!!

Black sparkly knitted sweater: New York & Co., Green t-shirt: Target, Jeans: Express, Boots: Target, Lucky Necklace: Gift from Ginny

I wore two key accessories today for different reasons: my rain boots because when I left my house this morning it was dark and wet and rainy) and my lucky necklace for Josh's trial. The rain boots were a big bust because today is the most beautiful day we've had since moving to the Houston area--its 80 degrees and only 43% humidity and sunny, sunny, sunny! My lucky necklace, however, worked as well as usual because the jury came back today with our verdict and we won!! With a jury I helped pick--yea!
Otherwise, I was dressing for court all week, so I went a little casual today. Plus, I didn't fix my hair because Hello! It was supposed to be rainy!!
in rainboots without the rain @ Brittany's Cleverly Titled Blog

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jury Trial Day 2, Jury Trial Day 3

Day 2: Purple 3/4 sleeve shirt: Target, Gray Jacket: Norma Kamali (Walmart), Gray and pink pin-striped pants: New York & Co; Black Loafers: Etienne Aigner; Black silver-buckled belt: New York & Co.

I wore this yesterday but never posted it up. I wanted to wear pants on the second day, and I'm really glad I did because I was on the floor some trying to work a projector and DVD player (not so ladylike to be squatting on the floor in a skirt).

Day 3: Red mock-turtleneck shirt: Express, Black and white skirt: Express, Black jacket: Cato, Black mary jane heels: Lower East Side (Payless)

I wanted to be a little more girly than I was yesterday, so I wore a flouncy pencil skirt. I'm back at the office now, but the jury is still out. Lauren (clerk) and I left Josh at the courthouse to receive the Big Verdict. We'll see if its a happy day for the Firm :)
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