If you’ve been reading TFND a while, you may recall the Home Office Style Challenge I did last year (I thnk!). Basically, the idea came to pass because I was sick of waking up every day and sitting around in my pajamas (or the equivalent of pajamas) just because I worked from home. It’s downright depressing! So, I started forcing myself to get dressed almost every day even if I didn’t have anywhere to go. Well, this past busy season at my job has been by far the hardest busy season for me yet! I think maybe it was because I just refused to sacrifice my personal stuff for my job this time because quite frankly, I’m just sick of doing that… so I forced myself to blog even when I was tired. I was staying up until the wee hours of the morning after working 11 – 12 hour days…it was just ridiculous! Of course, when you burn the candle at both ends like that, burn out is inevitiable. Now that the busy season at my job has passed (kinda), I have a tiny bit more time on my hands, but I don’t have any energy to get dressed. Yesterday, I had to give myself a serious pep talk because sitting around looking homely just isn’t a good look. Lol! I didn’t go too wild, but I did manage to pull it together and take some pictures.
I shared a picture on Instagram, and I got a ton of questions about my shoes. I bought them on sale at ShoeDazzle for under $20, and I love them. Unfortunately, I think they might be sold out now. I actually have the real suede and slightly more expensive Dolce Vita version of this shoe in black as well, and I’d like to get them in navy blue and chocolate brown, too. They’re super cute and comfy. I like that it is a more delicate version of the classic menswear inspired oxford. This shoe is definitely or the ladies, and can be worn easily with more feminine pieces…even dresses! Anyway, since these are sold out, I linked up a few more similar options below…all under $100.
I am also slightly obsessed with these gloves. I bought them on eBay and they arrived yesterday. I’ve wanted a pair ever since I saw them at the Lafayette 148 Fall Preview I attended last year. I’m glad I finally got them…they’re so sassy and edgy! You can bet that I’ll be wearing them out until it starts to warm up here in Atlanta.
Oh, and last thing…these jeans! They are from the JustFab denim collection, and I am so. super. impresseed. by how well they fit. I am always skeptical of inexpensive jeans, because well…we all know how hard it is to find good fitting denim, and sometimes inexpensive denim is just not tailored well enough to camouflage imperfections. As one of JustFab’s bloggy buddies, I’ve had an opportunity to try a bunch of their shoes and handbags, but I kept passing on the jeans because I thought surely they were made for size 0 ladies under 25 only. Lol!! But, when Danielle showed up at our JustFab Holiday Party rocking these metallic skinnies, I quickly realized I was missing out. These jeans fit wonderfully! They are super stretchy, but not in an unflattering way…and they don’t get all baggy and fall off throughout the day! And, they are the perfect ankle grazing length for me at 5’4″. Taller ladies, just keep the inseam in mind when ordering. Danielle is way taller than me, and she looked great in these black metallic skinnies, but we also both ordered the JustFab red leopard print skinnes, and while the inseam was perfect on me, they didn’t work out well for Danielle. Also, I’d recommend reading the reviews about the sizing for each style of jeans that you’re interested in. The reviews recommended sizing down in the black metallic skinnies, so I went down one size and they fit perfectly. If I’d gone with my normal size, they would have been too big. On the other hand, with the red leopard skinnies, the reviews advised sticking with your normal size because the material isn’t quite as stretchy…again, the advice was spot on.