Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day!

I was in a bit of a mood this morning, so photos weren't really something I was excited about. But, I'm committed to this little blog, so we took them, cranky face and all. I got this dress over the weekend, I wasn't planing on it, but then my mom told me about this great sale. Well I had to look and what do you know a brown and coral dress in a leopard type print for under $20? You know I couldn't say no to that!

The jean jacket was inspired by my lovely coworker. I spent a good part of Sunday night trying to figure out how to style this dress and was feeling a bit lost. Then I came into work on Monday and my coworker is sitting there with a cute print dress and a jean jacket and a light bulb went off! Thank goodness for stylish coworkers!

Jean Jacket: Thrifted Old Navy
Dress: Target
Wedges: Target

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Misty Morn

I'd like to thank my awesome little sister for this top. I wasn't going to even try it on, but she talked me into it and then told me the purple was better than the blue. Goodness, having a younger sister is awesome.

It was super misty this morning but thanks to some wicked awesome hair spray my hair looked like I'd lightly placed it in an electric outlet, instead of a total frizzy mess. Thankfully these photos were taken within 3 minutes of walking outside, so the frizz hadn't won yet. Also, sweet little neighbor kitty wanted to be on the blog again and who am I to deny that sweet face?

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Target
Tights: not sure
Booties: Target

Monday, February 27, 2012


I did not wear this to work. I wore the top half, but the bottom was a black pencil skirt and black tights, rather predictable but it was a Monday of a Monday so it worked. This outfit is what I wore on the super awesome Monday night date that the Mr. and I went on. Delicious Mexican food at El Arroyo and grocery shopping. Pretty sure that's the definition of a married person date, but it was fun and chill and perfect.

I had a whole other outfit planned for this morning, but as I said, it was a Monday and it just didn't work out. So I dug around in my closet and found this top that I'd totally forgotten I had. I bought it on a whim a few years ago and wore it to death last year, but since we moved in September, I've not worn it. Bringing it back this morning was like finding an old friend.

Cardi: Target
Top: Stein Mart
Jeans: Target
Flats: Target
Puppy: Petunia Jean

Friday, February 24, 2012

Canadian Tuxedo

When I came downstairs this morning, Pete commented that I looked very cute in my Canadian Tuxedo. I've never done the denim on denim thing, but it was Friday and we'd had a party the night before and I was still half asleep (see all photos in this post) and so I went for it. I think it made an otherwise crazy busy, but not so exciting, Friday, a bit more interesting.

I added this great vintage necklace and bright red lips to make it a little more work friendly and I think it was just the extra bump the outfit needed to make it a winner. I love adding super girly touches to not so girly outfits. It keeps my coworkers and my husband on their toes, and that's always good.

Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Bag: Melie Bianco
Loafers: Payless
Necklace: Vintage via a garage sale

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Still time for tights

It was 80 degrees today and this morning for a good 45 minutes I had plans of not wearing tights. But the Colorado girl in me just couldn't do it, late February is too early for bare legs, even with tall boots and socks. So on went the tights and I suddenly felt much better.

Being 80 degrees, today was one of those magical Austin days when I totally love living here. I went to a trailer park for lunch with one of my favorite friends and had delicious Greek hamburgers, then we got super caffeinated on lovely free trade iced coffee from a shop crawling with hipsters. Then I went back and worked and giggled with my coworkers before coming home and making party snacks with the hubs. We're hosting a (Mr. made) beer tasting tomorrow night and I'm in charge of appetizers!

Dress: Target
Belt: Ruche
Tights: Spanx
Boots: Steve Madden
Earrings: ModCloth (first jewelry the Mr. ever bought me!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Justice, Faith, & Power

Happy Mardi Gras!! Being from New Orleans, I always bring the party on Mardi Gras day, my coworkers enjoyed delicious King Cake and beads for everyone! They also enjoyed my themed, color blocked outfit. Purple, green, and gold just seem to go better together this time of year.

Mardi Gras colors were not only chosen because they look great together, but they also stand for something! Purple is justice, green is faith, and gold is power. Basically today, I was rocking a Kanye West song. Awesome.

Cardi: Target
Top: Target
Skirt: Target
Flats: Target

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tied up with a bow

Mondays are great when you spent the previous 4 days sick with the stomach flu. Somehow my coffee tasted better and even the work I had to catch up on from being out on Friday was more fulfilling. There's just something awesome about being able to eat after 3 days of nothing but toast and apple sauce.

Being that today I was in a celebratory mood I felt I should wear a big bow around my neck. This is one of the pieces from the Jason Wu line I wasn't sure I was going to keep, as I don't love how it looks with pants and that's what I was hoping to wear it with. However, it looks great tucked into a pencil skit, so I think its a keeper.

Cardi: Target
Top: Jason Wu for Target
Skirt: Target
Wedges: Target

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Drag Queen Funeral

So since I opened this page to blog, I've watched the nightly news, gotten peed on by my adorable little dog, yelled a lot, reprimanded the cute little dog, cleaned and vacuumed the whole couch, washed my hands and leg, started laundry, helped Peter with dinner (meaning I ate some of the cheese he shredded), walked the dog, and recovered the couch. Needless to say its been busy around the Compton house in the last hour.

Today at work it was decided this outfit would be appropriate for a drag queens funeral, well mostly the sparkly black top, but I think for the right Drag Queen, the whole thing would be just fine. We all know I love leopard and nothing compliments leopard like a sequin top, and never is a sequin top more appropriate than a Thursday.

Cardi: Target
Top: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange
Belt: Target
Tights: Spanx
Boots: Steve Madden

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

75 Degrees

Yay, an actual post! I haven't been in a dress mood this week, so this skirt was just perfect. At work I had a cardi on all day, but by the time I got home for outfit photos it was 75 degrees out and a cardi seemed silly. Also, speaking of 75 degrees on February 15th, I love Texas.

I have had my eye on these flats at Target for about a month, but this past weekend I broke down and brought them home. They are such a great mix of colors and the pattern is awesome. I am sure you'll be seeing them a lot over the next few months, also they are a whopping $15, so you should go get a pair too!

Top: Banana Republic Outlet
Skirt: Tulle
Tights: Spanx
Flats: Target

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! I love to dress up for Holidays and today was no different. I was feeling much better so I decided pink and red were the perfect compliment for the day. Also, I have this great holiday headband collection, so getting to wear my Valentine headband was just a plus!

Outfit photos were a bit rough this morning (whoa allergy eyes) so instead here are a few snap shots from my Valentine's Day!

Cute little Valentine's for my awesome coworkers, these ladies make my day so much brighter.

Pete made me a mix tape and put all of the song titles into this sweet note, I found it in my car this morning, AWESOME start to my day.

At lunch Peter surprised me at work with flowers, chocolate, and a lunch date.

My gorgeous flowers, gerber daisies are my most favorite ever and a single red rose.

Hearts on Peter's Valentine's Day card. I am so blessed to have him as my husband, don't know how I got so lucky, but I am thankful!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sick day

I did get dressed this morning, I even went to work, but by noon I was done. So I headed home, put back on my pajamas and feel asleep on the couch, covered in a blanket, a large black cat, and a tiny doxen. So there are no photos of my outfit today and besides no one wants to see my awesome pjs and sick day bed head.

So instead, please enjoy my post on the blog! I am so excited to be featured by these lovely ladies! I cannot wait to visit the next pop up during Texas Style Council!

Here is a little Petunia because shes always cuter than me and hopefully I'll be back tomorrow, I've all ready got my Valentine's day outfit planed!

Friday, February 10, 2012


When I got dressed this morning, I told Pete this outfit screams "Hi, I have a fashion blog" and for that I love it. I had to make sure teal jeans were work appropriate but once I got the okay, I knew they would be a lovely new addition to my Friday attire.

I love the little cats all over this top, not only does it let you know that I am a cat lady, but the scoop back with the bow helps show off my tattoo quite nicely. I think this feature will be more useful come summer, because today wore the cardigan all day, so no one at work saw the back. I hope you have a lovely weekend, I am off to finish the last book in the Hunger Games trilogy and mentally prepare myself for the bridal shower I'm helping throw on Sunday!

Cardi: Target
Top: Old Navy
Jeans: Target
Bag: Melie Bianco
Wedges: Chelsea Crew via Ruche

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stripes & Equality

I've had this shirt for over 6 months and this is the first time I've worn it and I have no idea why. Its got a great cut, a classic pattern, and its totally work appropriate. One of my goals this year is to wear everything in my closet and pulling this out last night reminded me that I have a lot of hidden gems.

I decided today after watching this, that I soon plan to venture into a JC Penney. I've never really shopped there before, but if a company can be awesome and stand up to bigots, then I am happy to give them a shot.

Shirt: Vintage via Hunt.Gather.Style
Skirt: Target
Tights: Spanks
Wedges: Target
Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet
Lipstick: Revlon- Really Red