Monday, August 31, 2015

Meal Plan Week #35

MONDAY: Mini Lasagna Cups
Lasagna is so time consuming, these cups look fun and easy! I've done a taco version before that the family liked so hopefully everyone also likes the lasagna ones. 


WEDNESDAY: White Chicken Chili
Even though this week is going to feel like Summer again, I've been craving some white chili. Crock pot recipes are my fave!

THURSDAY: Sandwiches, Veggies, Chips
They are predicting 90* weather for the end of the week so we'll keep it simple with sandwiches.

FRIDAY: Who Knows?!
We will probably be heading out of town for the weekend so dinner may be on the road or leftovers if we don't decide to leave until Saturday morning.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pin-spired #4: Wide Leg Jeans

It's my final look of my Pin-spired series and I think I saved the best for last. I've seen a ton of posts with wide leg or flare jeans lately and I want them all! One of my favorite people's style is Kelly Ripa. She's short (like me!) but always pulls off her looks seamlessly. I would take her wardrobe in a second. When I pinned this photo of her, I knew I wanted to recreate it.
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Wide leg jeans, colored top, blazer and some sort of wedge or platform shoes. Well I certainly have all of that in my closet! I decided to leave off the scarf because it was too warm so I threw on a fun necklace instead. The photo below looks much nicer than the ones I normally get my kids to take and that is because I had a lighting, a white background and a person who's taken a few more photos with a real camera than my girls. We had picture day at work for our new website so I chose this outfit for my full body shot. Yes they made us do full body shot photos for the site. 
Blazer: Kohls     T-shirt: Old Navy    Necklace: Noonday     Jeans: Gap     Wedges: Old Navy
First of all, I love this outfit. I will wear it again and again! Second, these jeans came from the Gap outlet and were on the clearance rack during a super clear out sale so I got them for $7.40! Yes you read that right, an AMAZING pair of jeans for under $8!! My only complaint is that they are high rise and I'm not used to wearing that style but they are quite slimming :) Here's the side-by-side comparison ...

So what do you think? Are you a wide leg jean fan for fall? 

Follow along:
Pin-spired kick-off
Pin-spired: Black & White

Pin-spired: Casual with a Twist

Pin-spired: In the Navy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pin-spired #3: In The Navy

I got a navy cardigan from work and I just haven't worn it as much as I thought I would. So I went searching for inspiration. I never even considered wearing my navy with other shades of blue! Here's the inspiration look.
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I wanted to wear this look during the week to work so I knew I couldn't wear jeans, but I do have purple pants. That's in the blue family right? Also, I knew I would be wearing my mint scarf with this outfit. Here's what I came up with ...
Cardigan: Private label from work     Tank: Marshalls     Scarf: Gift     Pants: Target     Bag: Charming Charlie
I sort of regret wearing the purple pants. I think my khaki capris would've looked better but I did like the mixing of mint scarf and navy cardigan. I'd wear the top half of this outfit again but would choose jeans or khakis next time. Here's the side-by-side comparison

So do you mix your blues? What do you think of this look?

Follow along:
Pin-spired kick-off
Pin-spired: Black & White

Pin-spired: Casual with a Twist