Taking Care of Business

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This felt very business-y. My work doesn't necessarily require business outfits, just decent ones. I think if I had skinny blue jeans on it would've been better... Does anyone know of any good brands for skinny jeans? I can't afford to buy another pair of J Brands, which would be my first choice... Also, these shoes are NOT comfortable. It was final sale and an extra 30% off so how could I resist?? I should've tested them out more before I bought them.. I guess I do have something to sell to Uptown Cheapskate now.
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Wearing thrifted boy's blazer ($3), secondhand Target top ($4), J Brand jeans ($158), Ann Taylor flats ($9).

I'm debating if I should go running or not. This headache is certainly not helping.

41 comments :

  1. oh j brand are my absolute favorite jeans. have you tried looking on ebay? i usually find them for much better prices and if you know your size, it's a cinch!

    anyway, you look so lovely in that blazer!

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  2. that blazer! so cute. i think cheap monday has some cute ankle length skinny jeans though i've been buying levi myself lately.

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  3. I adore the print on that blouse!

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  4. Check out the juniors dpt. at Macy's...they have their every day values on lots of skinny jeans, and your so petite, youd probably be better off in juniors. I think they range from $29-49....Tons of cute ones.

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  5. I've actually really enjoyed my skinnies from Old Navy. Before I got married and pregnant, I used to spend crazy amounts of money on jeans from Express and Limited. Now, I stick with Old Navy, and they've been good to me. :) Good luck!

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  6. those jeans fit you fantabulously and i love that blazer!!!

    ps. i saw your version of my outfit, i love it!!! =)

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  7. i love ae skinnies best. love your geometric top. looking sharp:)

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  8. I have a pair from Banana Republic that I got on clearance 2 years ago, I hope I can fit in them 20 years from now. Another great pair that I also love is Gap 1969, also couple of years ago but Gap just came out with them again and it's always easy to find Gap coupon, let me know if you need one, I can forward you one for 30% now!

    I did try Old Navy and they were great, except that I ruined them

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  9. forever 21's lindsey jeans are amazing and they're only 12.50! they fit like my designers. i featured them on my blog yesterday...

    http://emmajoyrussell.blogspot.com

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  10. I love those shoes. Only 9 bucks?!? Get out.

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  11. I have two pairs of Skinnies that I love...one is a pair from Target (Mossimo brand) and they fit like a glove! They were $19.00 I think on sale. The other pair I have and love is from Charlotte Russe...got them for $25.99 I think...also a great pair!

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  12. love ur outfit! i love the pop of color from ur top. are u signed up for online sample sales like gilt group? sometimes u can score awesome deals from these sales. i think gilt group just had a j brand sale recently.

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  13. I wore skinny sweatpants to work today and no one noticed!! I'd say it's a much more comfortable option!! =) But i like to buy skinny jeans from PacSun while i'm in the US...

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  14. I've heard good things about Forever21's skinny jeans, can't wear skinny jeans myself though because of my pear shape

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  15. if you're looking for a good fit but lower on the price range, try express jeans. i've never had a problem with their skinny fit and i really like the fact that they have tons of different styles and shades.

    good luck with the search!

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  16. I stay far, far way from skinny jeans, so I can't help you there :) I'm jealous of your weather - just looking at the open toed shoes makes me feel cold.

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  17. those shoes are perfect. can i have them!? and i need some serious j brand jeans. AND i get my skinnies at f21 for $12.50. they have lasted 2 years so far, still goin strong! ...as long as i dont gain anymore weight.

    ps did you see my scarf/blazer outfit inspired by YOU on my last post?! go check it sista.

    you rock.

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  18. Oh I am loving that punch of pattern under that blazer. I really need to try to thrift a boys blazer, I think I'm petite enough.

    Thanks for always commenting too! It's much appreciated.

    uberchicforcheap.blogspot.com

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  19. Shame about the shoes, they are super cute!

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  20. I think it looks great with the black! My skinnies came from Gap so that's the only reference I have. That sucks about the shoes too. It's always so hard though to get an idea of how they will feel after wearing them around for a while.

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  21. You look very cute! =) Love the shoes, even though they're uncomfortable. Sometimes you just have to sacrifice comfort for fashion. =) Try Forever 21 for skinny jeans. I bought mine there and I love them. They fit so well!

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  22. I love the print on that top! Looks great with the blazer/skinnies combo. x :)

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  23. gorgeous top, blazer and shoes but I've got to try the jeans cause I'm not familiar with the brand may be that's because I do too much vintage shopping haha :)

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  24. mmm.yeah shoes are tricky..u don't want to stay too long in the shop just walking around and then? surprise!! they're not what you expected!

    xxx

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  25. LOVE this whole look. I am usually not a fan of printed tops, but when paired with the black blazer and black pants, it really looks great. I may add a little print to my wardrobe now :)
    Have a great day!
    xx

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  26. Cute top and shoes- sorry they hurt! :(

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  27. Cute top! I'd definitely vote no running with a headache. Ouch!

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  28. Cute outfit. I really like that shirt!! The colors look good on you.

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  29. I love how your outfit is so simple but oh so chic!

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  30. Have you heard of citizenblues.com? Designer jeans on the cheap, you just have to be patient and wait for good ones to come up.

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  31. Lucky winner, that necklace was gorgeous.
    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  32. thats weird. those shoes look like they would be so comfy. but i guess you can't judge a book by its cover.

    <3 your top. its so cute. :)

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  33. I love this outfit! You look fantastic and so fresh! And after reading your post I found out we have an uptown cheapskate nearby, oh snap!
    Thanks again for the contest too, I am so excited! Hooray!

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  34. Luv ur outfit hun, very casual, chic! : ) xx

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  35. Loving the top and the flats! Such a great look!

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  36. I love the top and blazer, very cute! I am particular to Wet Seal jeans because they are inexpensive and they have lasted for a while in the wash. I also love F21 jeans, when I used to be able to wear them (I wear their plus size line now). The best place for jeans are thrift stores because you can get designer brands for less.

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  37. loving the jeans! As well as the pretty print on that top!

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