Wednesday, May 22, 2013

el cheapo!

graphic tank top, charlotte russe jewelry

Because I can't wear workout clothes or a bikini to work, I must pull something together, right?! And as much as I wanted to throw on a skirt or summer dress I still have KT Tape wrapped around one hamstring and knee. ehhh, yea don't think that's something I want to explain all day. So back to the trusty skinnies.

graphic tank top, charlotte russe jewelry

Note... I actually bought and wore jewelry. I went el cheapo and practically dizzy looking through the 2 for $10 section of Charlotte Russe. I rarely buy gold toned pieces but I liked these and couldn't leave them behind. Know what else cost me the same $10 amount? This cardigan from Forever 21. Another store that makes me a bit dizzy. I love way too much of everything in that store. Just stop it with the two floors. I need assistance in that place, it's a serious time zapper. But, I'm obsessed with the 10 tank tops I bought this cardigan and glad I found it at the end of 2 long hours. I know cardi's get a bad rap. understood. but you need them for the workplace. It's far to cold in every office I've ever worked in and there are just times you gotta tone down the lovely lady lumps. A cardigan does that :)

see, nothing really happening in that picture above!
Clocking out of work is the best part of any work day. Lucas and Lance were already home while I was still eyeing the time at work, waiting to scoop up Landon and head home. Hubs and I had made a deal earlier in the day that pretty much required him to make dinner for us. Little did I know he'd take this so seriously and have baked and grilled, set out dinner and poured me a glass of wine all timed perfectly with us pulling in the driveway. that's winning for both parties.  So the must have grandma cardigan came off, the girls were set free and all was well. Dinner and dessert were delicious.

Happy Wednesday peeps!

graphic tank top, charlotte russe jewelry

Do agree cardigans are a must have?
What's your favorite place to shop for jewelry on the cheap?

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Kimberly said...

I agree cardigans are a must have. Places are so cold in the summer. My place to get some pretty jewelry is Francesca's.

Heather @ From Here to There said...

I absolutely LOVE cardigans and think they're the perfect work sweater! I love your outfit! And that would be the dream, come home to dinner made and a glass of wine poured, how sweet!

The Grass Skirt Blog said...

I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many cardigans I own! I'm always cold, so they are definitely a must-have for me. Love your necklace. It sure doesn't look cheap! :)

The Grass Skirt

Cbiji Collection said...

I love this outfit! So simple and pretty! Those pants are great!

Gayle said...

I own more cardigans than anyone I've ever met. I have to have them! I didn't even know people don't like them anymore. Oh well!

The Pink Growl said...

You are adorable! I have more cardigans than anybody's grandma because it's freezing in my office so you can't exactly dress for summer in summer.

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

I do agree cardigans are a must-have. Definitely great to throw on over a pretty tank or to keep warm on a chilly night (or in a chilly office!)

Lara said...

You look so cute!! My goal is to wear some pants like that someday.
I would wear cardigans daily if I had enough. I always freeze at the office.

Rachel's Country Roots said...

Love this outfit!! Hope the knee feels better!

Tamara @ The Workout Mama said...

Hahaha I am totally the same way and live in my workout clothes :) New reader and really enjoy your blog. Hope your knee feels better and I realized after reading this post I do not own any cardigans.

Niki Caron said...

What a great hubby!!! You look absolutely gorgeous and that's amazing that you got such great deals! And I like cardigans! I'm wearing one right now :)

Samantha Ciaccio said...

Cardigans are definitely a must!!! You are so adorable! Love your outfits!!

Amanda aka Manda said...

I love cardigans. That section of my closet is ever growing. I love Forever21, Charlotte Russe, and groopdealz for cheap jewelry. I'm an el cheapo when it comes to that stuff too!

Lacey at Sunny + Turquoise said...

Cardigans are an ABSOLUTE must have!!I have a small section in my closet dedicated to them so I can find them easily! So easy for work, to throw over a tank or dress at night, everything. Love it girl!!

Anonymous said...

I love a good cardigan. I agree my office for some reason is just FREEZING!

Mandy Cowley said...

Ummm, yes, I own about 12 cardigans. There are 2 in my office right now. It's always so cold in here!

I also LOVE the necklace. Too cute.

Annie said...

A 2 for $10 section? That sounds wonder you went crazy :) That tank is too cute, and I love it with the olive pants!

The Other Side of Gray

Adrienne @ BlackWhiteColor said...

Charming Charlie's and forever 21 are my fave to buy cheap look sooo tan!! In love with that shirt...
Is it time to switch bodies yet?!?!

Jamie said...

For cheap jewelry I tend to run into F21. Easy and cheap.

FitTravelerAJ said...

F21 and CR make me dizzy too...its like those stores are NEVER organized and I don't have the patience to hunt sometimes. But when you do have the time, you can find some good deals! I'm all about the cardis in the office, its too cold not to wear one!

And how freaking cute is your hubby! He took his cooking so seriously AND had a glass of wine ready?! wow.


Anonymous said...

I love hte print on that tank, so fun! I agree, cardigans are a must...they are a staple in my closet and I am constantly on the search for a new color to expand my collection. :) Visiting from the Random Wednesday link up today, hope you have a great day!



Melissa said...

I wear a cardigan with practically everything... i'm afraid to even admit how many black cardigans I own! I'm totally with you on being overwhelmed in Forever 21! I do much better in smaller stores :) BTW, That top is so cute and i'm glad you branched out of your comfort zone with the gold necklace! It's so cute!!

Another Clean Slate said...

I always have a cardigan near by at work! Its a must- they keep my office so freaking cold!

Cece said...

I have a zillion cardigans. Definitely a must. Forever 21 is so overwhelming. I walk in and don't even know where to start so I always ask for help and usually I'm not one to do that.

Jen said...

I have so many cardigans, they are definitely a must. :)

Jenn @ WLB said...

I probably have more cardigans than anything else in my closet. I love that they fit in my bag, can get left in my car, or can easily be folded away without taking up much room. They keep me warm (I'm often cold) and depending on the color they can tone things down or brighten something up for work!
I'm a fan.

Kelly said...

Cardis are DEF a must-have. I stock up every spring/summer because you can easily make a top or dress that would otherwise inappropriate for work, work! :)

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

That pretty shirt is perfect for those olive pants! And I'm sitting here in my cardi in almost 90 degree weather so I'm right there with ya, sister!

Kalyn V said...

Cardis are DEFINITELY a staple in my wardrobe... they instantly make sleeveless and spaghetti strap top/dresses appropriate for work or church. And not to mention, keep you warm without having to wear a jacket.

April said...

Wait.... Cardigans have a bad reputation? I don't have much in the way of "lady lumps", but my office requires that your shoulders be covered, so even though it's on the warmer side in here, I rely on the cardigan so I don't break code ;) love them - got mine at Kohls (and spent more than I should admit). :) love this outfit. I don't but much jewelry. Everything I wear was a gift - my wings from hubby's flight school graduation and a bracelet from my PWOC ladies :) happy Wednesday.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

You look adorbs, I love your necklace, it is very edgy and super chic! I love all the accessories at Forever21, but at times it can be a bit too expensive, some of their jewelry costs the same as a few of their tops around my side of the world. My fave go to place to buy trendy Forever21ish looking jewelry would be at the local Chinatown. You can get loads like 5 pieces of accessories here for just $2!

MorganizewithMe said...

So funny, we just spent a weekend in Rome and I packed along two cardigans. They were great to tie around my waist when I got warm and then to layer on when it cooled down at night. They are practical!! You look great in your outfit!

jackie jade said...

cute outfit! i agree that cardigans are a staple in the workplace since everywhere is super air-conditioned. and i love forever 21 - so much cute stuff at awesome prices!
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Anonymous said...

Cute outfit! Nice patterns and colors put together! and that necklace is great!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I completely agree about the cardigans! When you share an office (or classroom) with someone or can't control the temperature, cardigans are a must have!! Cute top and jewelry too :)

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I completely agree about the cardigans! When you share an office (or classroom) with someone or can't control the temperature, cardigans are a must have!! Cute top and jewelry too :)

Jess Hill said...

New follower from the Friday chaos!
Love your blog :) x

TheTinyHeart said...

How sweet of your hubby to have dinner ready and waiting for you! I agree that cardigans are a wardrobe staple. I love F21...I could buy out the whole store! Thanks for linking up...can you just add my blog link to the post?

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Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I live in cardis. They are a completer piece!

Janna Renee said...

I love Charlotte Russe for cheap jewelry!! I also look for deals on Groupon, and love Etsy.

Nicole M said...

Super cute outfit! And great for work, too.
Cardigans are kind of my addiction :)

Christy C said...

cardigans are definitely my go to peices! they are the perfect piece for layering too! I don't wear much jewelry, but I really love ones from Franscescas!

Sunny with A Side of...

PS- visiting from the linkup today. You have a great blog! You have a new follower!

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