Style me challenge (week two) - what I wore this week

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I'm still loving the Style Me Challenge (details here) but I've deviated from the selected outfits quite a bit for various reasons (probably more than I should).

I won't provide all the juicy deets of the list but I will tell you that white pants are on it. They have been suggested 2 or 3 times and I haven't worn them once. I did buy a pair, that's half the battle, right? One day....

Make sure you check out the links at the bottom of my fellow challengers - they've likely followed the daily outfit suggestions much closer than I have and look super cute doing it!
I'm also linking up with The Pleated PoppyGet Your Pretty On and Musings of a Housewife so make sure to check them out too!

Also, I'm realizing my blog would be a lot more aesthetically appealing if, instead of selfies, I had a personal photographer. Alas, Mr. B is crap at taking pictures (he can't focus to save his life) and I don't think he'd spring for a photographer to follow me around (I know! The injustice).

Without further adieu, here's what I wore this past week:

My first day back at work after a YEAR off. Ugh. The good news: I at least felt like I looked okay (even though my heart was aching to be home with my baby girl). Truthfully, we all made it through the day and this frumpy mommy didn't feel frumpy at all. I also got some much needed adult conversation.

scarf: Old Navy, chambray shirt: H&M, pants: Old Navy, shoes: Lord and Taylor (the Bay)

Good Friday, and what a good Friday it was. Felt comfy but springy and ready to hunt for eggs and meet the Easter bunny. Good times had by all! Too bad I didn't actually do my hair. Can't win 'em all I guess. Style challenge win: Mr. B commented how quick I got ready while looking "stylish"! Wow.
scarf: Old Navy, cardigan: Gap, jeans: Mavi, shoes: payless (dexflex), t-shirt: Marshalls

jacket: RW&co (last year), purse: Coach, sunglasses: Ray Ban

This maxi skirt freaked me out but I LOVED wearing it! So comfy but still felt put together and I loved the way it looked with a bright tank. Be prepared to see a very similar (read: the same) outfit in the near future.
necklace: Target, tank: H&M, jacket: Gap (circa 10 years ago-ish), skirt: Winners, shoes: Payless

For whatever reason, I don't love this shirt, but it worked for a day at the park and chilling in the sunshine. Normally on a day like this I would have opted for yoga pants and a t-shirt. I'm confident in saying I felt and looked much better in this. 

shirt: Tommy Hilfiger, necklace: Joe Fresh, jeans: Old Navy, shoes: Payless

Okay, I'm not exactly fashionista material. I'm over it. Was comfortable for my day at home on Monday and I love this scarf so much. The colors are my awesome!
shirt: H&M, scarf: can't remember (sorry), jeans: American Eagle, shoes: Toms

cutie pie: mom and Mr. B

Truth be told, I took this pic after the fact. I didn't follow the recommended outfit too closely (it called for white pants and we know how I feel about that). Tuesday was my second work day but felt like the first and had disaster written all over it. Work was busy, the evening was chaotic and it's a miracle I made it through the day without a huge meltdown. I do need to give a big HOLLA to any and all working moms who manage to feed their families, themselves, get everyone to bed and remain sane. I have no idea how the F I'm going to do this.
jeans: Jacob, shoes: Payless, sweater: Target, scarf: Walmart

I actually followed instructions today! GO ME! I'm realizing that it's WAY easier to get dressed in the morning when someone tells you what to wear. Any volunteers to do this once the challenge is done? Come on, you'll be doing this stressed working momma a huge solid! 
cardigan: Gap, shoes: Lord and Taylor (the Bay), jeans: Mavi, shirt: Marshalls, bracelet: RW&co

There it is folks!!! Make sure you check out my friends below to see how they interpreted the challenge this week! 

Deena @ Shoes to Shiraz

Jordan @ Just Jordan

Shaunacey @ Confessions of a Frumpy Mummy

 Katie @ The Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life

 Beth @ Fast Life Slow Life

 Vanessa @ X-tremely V

 Anne-Michelle @ May We Be Allergy Free
 Teresa @ Two Babies and Me
 Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side

Carrie @ A Lovely Little Wardrobe

 Carly @ Faith Family and Frugality

Lana @ Two Teens and Their Mama

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Looking great! I especially love the maxi skirt

    1. thanks Deena! I LOVED the maxi skirt, so glad I finally found one!

  2. You are so not a frumpy mom, more like an adorable mom! Great outfits, lady! Cute mommy & baby! :)

    1. You're too sweet. Prior to this blog (and even still a lot of the time) I'm frumpy to the core! BUT I'm working on it!

  3. I feel like we have very similar style so I love all of your looks lol :)

  4. I LOVE that you guys are doing a hop with this, what a genius idea! All of your outfits are adorable but I especially love the maxi skirt. I also like that you're taking liberties with the challenge outfits and making it work for you!

  5. Hopping over from Musings of a housewife. I think your outfits look adorable!! I loved the maxi skirt.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Cyndi! I'm gonna check your blog out when I'm not at work ;)

  6. Love all of your outfits but my favorite is the maxi skirt! You and your little girl are adorable!


  7. You're adorable! Ilove the red jeans outfit and the maxi skirt one especially! And I'm always saying I need a personal photographer. Ha! Thanks for linking up!

    1. glad I'm not the only one!! A personal photographer would be great, assuming they only post the nice, well-edited pics ;)

  8. I couldn't find your twitter handle to tag you. But I want you to see this. Cuz you are so not frumpy! :-)

    1. you're the sweetest AND you made me open up my twitter that hasn't been used in AGES!!!!!!!!! thanks ;)

  9. What are you talking about? You did great this week!! Love the red jeans, chambray and denim together, the scarves...all of it! So cute! Have a great weekend!!

    1. Thanks Katie! Sometimes I worry that if I deviate too much I'll look like a trainwreck! I'm trying but sometimes I'm honestly not sure if something looks good which is why I'm so thankful for the feedback in our stylechallenge facebook group

  10. Love your outfits! The name of your blog makes me laugh (and you are NOT frumpy!) I need to check out Payless for fun cute flats. Also love love that maxi skirt outfit! I think that's my fave.

    1. I aim to please Jamie! I appreciate people saying I'm not frumpy, and this blog was definitely the kick in the yoga pants I needed!
      Make sure you check out payless! I've bought 3 pairs of flats recently (shhhhhh Mr. B doesn't need to know!)


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