I’m back! (and an outfit post)

April 2, 2012

Back and ready to kill it in the blog world, I am feeling revived and mostly refreshed after taking a week off of blogging.  It was a mostly normal week, with a few unusual bumps in the road.  Joe broke his hand on Friday while playing basketball, and then I sliced a corner of my finger off while trying to slice sweet potatoes on the mandolin.  So now we’re two kids trying to make it in the world with only two good hands between the two of us!  Sometimes life is funny like that, isn’t it!?

Back to the fashion: last week I wore this look to work – I asked Joe to snap a few photos when we both got home but I promised myself I wouldn’t put them on the blog until my blogger vacation was over.  I like this outfit because it was conservative enough for work, but felt really comfortable and very “me”.  What are your go-to combinations and colors for work-wear?

Top:  J. Crew / Sweater: Banana Republic Factory (similar) / Skirt: H&M

Shoes: Ralph Lauren via Zappos / Necklaces: Vintage via Etsy (gold strand) and Forever 21 (pearl strand)

Bracelet: J. Crew / Watch: DKNY / Nailpolish:  NYC (color: sidewalkers)

  • Annie

    That skirt is SO pretty, and I love the brown+navy combo – so cute! Glad you are refreshed – but yikes about the injured hands!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Annie! I know – injured hands are not good!

  • http://totalbassetcase.blogspot.com Sarah

    Glad you are back! Im sorry you and Joe had such a painful weekend! I am loving that skirt!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Sarah! Glad to be back :)

  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    We missed you – glad you are back…love this combination of stripes & the ladylike skirt! :)

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you! I love this skirt!

  • http://sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com Simply Sarah

    I love this outfit – you look so classy! I just stumbled upon your blog, I love it! Definitely will be following now <3

    Sarah
    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Sarah! So glad you found me!

  • http://confeessionsofaturkishgirl.blogspot.com Nagehan @ Confessions of a Turkish Girl

    That skirt is so pretty. Brown and blue is definitely a great color combination. I feel like living in New york any pop of color I can pair with black is my ‘go to’ 😉

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Nagehan! You’re definitely right – the new yorker black is such a standard – hopefully youre doing some neon this spring with that black!

  • http://www.eclecticsnapshots.blogspot.com Amanda {Eclectic Snapshots}

    So Happy to have you back! Hope you are rested up and feel fabulous!
    Love love love this outfit! So cute!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you Amanda!! Those recipes on your blog today look amazinggg!

  • http://kulturundstil.blogspot.com Anita

    such a ladylike and chic outfit, i love it! the cardigan is very beautiful!

    xxx Anita

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Anita – I have been feeling very ladylike lately!

  • http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com Tiffany Elam

    Cute outfit. Great skirt.

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Tiffany!

  • http://www.sitrelaxgossip.blogspot.com Shannon

    Sorry to hear about you and Joe’s hands!! I love the navy/brown combo and glad you’re back to blogging!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Shannon! We’ll heal in a few weeks :) Normal household chores are humorous for the time-being!

  • http://www.withlovefromkat.com Kat

    love that skirt! your style is so chic!

    xo
    kat

    http://www.withlovefromkat.com

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Why, thank you, Kat!

  • http://hbabs.wordpress.com babs

    Love this outfit! You always look so amazing!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks honey!

  • http://eloquentenglish1.blogspot.com/ Eloquent English

    I love this outfit! So cute! Hope both of your hands mend quickly! It seems as those things come in threes so you better watch out! 😉 Or maybe your lucky enough that it’s just 2. xoxo A-

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Haha! We also had $4500 of home repairs last week so I think we’ve exhausted our bad luck!

  • http://www.gingergirl4242.blogspot.com Pamela

    Ooh, I love this combination. That skirt is so pretty. I love the paperbag waist on it.

    Do NOT even say the word, “mandolin” around me. I cringe at the thought of it. I,too, sliced my finger once using one those contraptions. I nearly fainted. I get whoozy just thinking about it.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Pamela – i DID faint! hahahaha!!! and Joe had to catch me with his broken hand, unfortunately!

  • http://beautyandbeard.blogspot.com Laura @ Beauty & the Beard

    So glad to have you back!! Love the outfit, and navy is pretty much my go to color for work, so easy to wear fun jewelry with- and hope both of you recover quickly!!

  • http://www.quietlikehorses.com sobrina

    your skirt is stunning — so cute!!

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