photo icon1_zpseff71810.png 365 Days With Sara Style: September 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Coming Home

What I Wore
To Take Homecoming #1 Photos
Shirt - JCPenney/Sweater - Thrifted/Jeans - Chico's
Shoes - KMart/Watch - MK/Necklace & Earrings - Forever 21/Belt - Target

Homecoming always makes me wish I lived near my alma mater, but driving 6 1/2 hours one way is not generally something that I undertake when my own kids are involved in activities during my alma mater's Homecoming Weekend.  Thank goodness there are so many social media options to keep in touch with my far-flung friends!  Do you go back to your alma mater's homecoming, or do you spend time taking photos of others attending homecoming like me?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gingham Check

What I Wore
For a college visit
Sweater - Old Navy/Blouse - Ann Taylor/Jeans - NY & CO
Shoes - Toms/Watch - MK/Earrings - Premier Designs/Purse - Liz Claiborne

College visits as a parent are an interesting thing.  You may get a feeling that this place would be a great one - for you - if you were 18.  But college visits as a parent are about observing and offering input if asked, but always about listening and watching reactions.  It is an exciting step into the adult world for a child that has always had Mom & Dad to rely on, but can also be overwhelming.  What piece of advice would you give someone about to choose a college?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Polka Dots and Moonbeams

What I Wore
For a Day of Errands
Sweater - Kohls/Blouse - INC/Jeans - Forever 21
Shoes - Target/Watch - MK/Jewelry - Brighton, Silpada, Small Boutique/Purse - Thrifted

My name is Sara, and I'm addicted to polka dots.  I realized I am gravitating towards polka dots a lot lately when I scan over my recent postings!  I can't help it though, they are calling out to me from the clothing racks (kind of like black is what I tend to purchase when given a rack of colors).  I also find a lot of stripes in my closet, and love mixing the polka dots and stripes whenever possible.  So, am I the only one that tends to buy something over and over?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Crystal Blue Persuasion

What I Wore
To the Dentist
Sweater - Forever 21/Shirt - Rue 21/Jeans - Bongo at KMart
Watch - MK/Bracelets - Forever 21 and WalMart/Necklace - Old/Sunglasses - Oakley

When I was walking through the store I glanced over and saw the cobalt blue of these pants on a clearance rack and made a quick decision to look closer.  They were marked $5.99 and I couldn't pass them up.  Even though I don't think that I've bought clothes at KMart before, I think I'm going to have to check out their clearance racks more often.  Not only did the dry cleaner compliment me, but they matched the color of the protective apron at the dentist office perfectly ;)  Have you found any unexpected places to shop?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lucky Star

What I Wore
For Football Sunday
Top - Aeropostle/Jeans - New York & Co/Jersey - Reebok
Shoes - KMart/Watch - MK

Even though I have lived in Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio, but never lived in Texas, I still cheer for the Dallas Cowboys.  So, when I saw this starred top, my first thought was it would be perfect to wear under a jersey during a football game.  The plus is that I like it by itself too, and it was a perfect top for watching all the "stars" at the Emmys!  My favorite thing about this outfit, though, was the shoes I found at KMart (yes, KMart!).  They are so comfy with fleece lining, so they are going to keep my feet warm during the cold months ahead (even without socks).  I think I will be making another trip to KMart just for shoes (I picked up 5 on this trip). 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday Night is Alright for Fighting

What I Wore
Because I Had to Wear This T-shirt
Jeans - NY & CO/Jacket - Thrifted
Bracelet - Target/Watch - Michael Kors

Yes, I had to wear the t-shirt because there was a UFC event (but no, I did not watch this event).  I wanted to add some color and thought I'd throw on the red polka dot jacket I had seen at a thrift store and couldn't pass up.  Not really sure it helped or if it looks like a hot mess, but hey, it is a MAN'S t-shirt and I had to do something to add a feminine touch!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

What I Wore
For a Trip to the ER
Sweater - Forever 21/Top - Gap/Pants - Jones of NY
Boots - Self Esteem

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lady in Red

What I Wore
To a College Football Game
Jacket - Acorn/T-shirt - WalMart/Jeans - Lucky Brand
Earrings - Small Boutique/Watch - Michael Kors/Shoes - KMart

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Who Let The Dogs Out

What I Wore
Outlet Mall Shopping
Sweater - Target/Top - White House Black Market/Jeans - Gap
Watch - Michael Kors/Bracelets - Forever 21/Boots - Liz Baker
Polish - L'Oreal Now You See Me


Friday, September 14, 2012

Crazy Mixed Up World

What I Wore
Friday Lunch Date
Top - Forever 21/Sweater - Cotton Emporium: Macy's/ Capris - Studio Y: Maurices
Purse - Coach/Bracelets - Forever 21/Necklace -  Premier Designs/Shoes - Gitanos

Thursday, September 13, 2012

In the Jungle

What I Wore
Homecoming Shopping (for my son)
Vest - Forever 21/Top - Just Ginger (Nordstrom)/Jeans - Lucky Brand
Shoes - KMart/Purse - Liz Claiborne/Watch - Michael Kors

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blue Morning, Blue Day

What I Wore
Day of Errands
Top - Target/Clam Diggers - Ann Taylor
Sandals - Apostrophe/Purse - Vera Bradley/Watch - Michael Kors

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Going Away to College

What I Wore
On a College Visit
Jacket - Benetton/Top - Forever 21/Jeans - Forever 21
Shoes - Toms/Watch - Michael Kors/Bracelet - Target/Earrings - Premier Designs