Monday, November 19, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Must be the boots

Happy Monday friends!  For most of you here in the US it's probably a short week due to Thanksgiving.  It's sort of a short week for me, I still get all of Thanksgiving Day off, but thanks to working in health care that stops for nothing, I do have to work at least part of the day on Black Friday this year.  It's mostly due to my boss still being out on her leave, she just wants me here part of the day in case any of the clinics have facility related problems.  If all is calm by lunchtime though I'm free to go home for the rest of my day.  Could be worse I suppose!  

Anyway, taking the sting off of Monday, is Inspiration Monday and today's pick is Jenna Dewan-Tatum, aka Mrs. Sexiest Man Alive (she's married to Channing Tatum, whom People just picked as this year's sexiest man).  



I really want a sweater like hers - it looks like a blanket, yet it's stylish! I sadly do not have such a sweater, so I kind of went after the stripes and boots instead for my casual look this last Friday.

T-shirt - Maurices
Sweater - Jones New York (from cousin)
Jeans - Old Navy
Boots - Target
Sunglasses - Lillian's
Bag - Coach via Ebay
Jewelry - S&D 


So we sometimes practice with our music group on Friday nights, so we were over at our director's house and it was an early practice because my director had a work event, so I figured I'd treat MY sexiest man alive, aka the Pants Monkey, to a date at one of our local taprooms after practice.  I figured my work outfit would transition well to a date outfit.  I can't tell you how many of the other members of the group commented on my outfit.  "Looks like Beth is dressed for what she's doing afterward tonight."  I'm like, I did wear this to work all day too!  I think it had something to do with the boots.  I received more compliments on these boots on Friday and it's silly - I have had these boots for the better part of eight years I bet!


Anyway, we did go have a nice date at our taproom and I was laughing with Mr. Monkey about the comments and he said "well, they don't normally see you dressed up all that much."  I suppose he is right, we wear a uniform to our masses and often to practices I go in a sweatshirt and jeans!  They don't get the stylish Bethie very often!

For more Inspiration outfits head on over to the two birds blog here and while you are there, make sure you wish a happy birthday to Nora Bird too!

21 comments :

  1. You can never go wrong with an outfit like this. It's definitely one that you can go from work to a date night with the hubby. Your boots are great :)

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  2. You look awesome! I love striped shirts :) Boo, I gotta work Black Friday too, all damn day! I hope my boss does not come in, at least I would have the place to myself, hehehe.

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  3. I love those boots and they look fabulous tucked into the jeans! My office is open on Friday too but I took the day off :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. Bethie! hi! Great effort. Who takes your photos? (tripod?) My life would be so depressing if I didn't thrift, for sure. (i should have mentioned that in my post - hahahaha)

    your target boots are awesome. i didn't think to go to target,hmmmm.

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  5. Love your boots! The striped shirt and cardigan are also amazing! Love your take on this :)

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  6. that stinks that you have to work on friday...hopefully it will be slow and you can leave early! i love that necklace...i need to check their stuff out!

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  7. I love that outfit and that's awesome about all the comments you were getting!

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  8. This a great outfit. I love the stripes and the necklace. The boots rock! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

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  9. I love your look, I think it's a great day to night look too! Something about boots over jeans though just ups the glam factor!!

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  10. You are rockin' those boots, and I'm sure Pants Monkey appreciated such a gorgeous date :)

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  11. I have just bought a pair of knee high black boots and can't wait to wear them! Great look:)
    ~Anne

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  12. The boots are indeed lovely- perhaps they are accentuated by being paired with jeans! You look definitely cute in this outfit, not surprised by the comments! Is your church like a fridge? We have choir practice in our church and honestly, it is soooooooooooo cold! We have to pile the layers on so even though we might be wearing stylish outfits, they are hidden under miles of layers!

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  13. I think this is an excellent look to take you through all those activities. A good versatile look is key for any stylish blogger. ;) Hope you get to enjoy as much off-time as you can.

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  14. i didn't even know Channing Tatum was married. Sheesh, I'm sooooo not updated with these things. I love your take on it, Beth. Those boots are amazing!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  15. I like the boots, and I want the sweater in the inspiration picture too. It looks super cozy.

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  16. I can see the inspiration in this outfit. I love it! I think those boots rock and I love the stripey top!

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  17. Nice boots!

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  18. Love the whole look, right down to the sunglasses. You look so very chic :)

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  19. Wooo! You look just like the girl in the picture! Very stylish indeed :) Love the stripes and all of your pretty jewelry!

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  20. Ok, it's not just the boots, it's that you look hot! Great outfit and the jeans are a nice fit. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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