Monday, November 12, 2012

Two for one

Happy Monday friends!  I'm going to do my best to combine two challenges in one post today, instead of separating into two outfit posts.  So, this is a picture heavy post, I'll try to keep it less wordy.

First up, two birds' Inspiration Monday.  We have Elizabeth Hurley today.  Has she been in anything recently?  I am embarrassed to admit I don't think I've seen her in anything since the original Austin Powers!

Anyway, her chic travel look here made for a great casual Friday outfit for me this past Friday.  I did not choose to wear a scarf and chose boots instead of heels, otherwise I think I nailed her look pretty well.

 Blazer - Bill Blass, thrifted
T-shirt - Express, thrifted
Jeans - LOFT, thrifted
Boots - Target
Necklace - S&D
Bag - Coach, consignment

It was somewhat warm on Friday, so I barely needed a jacket since I had on the blazer.  I had high hopes that maybe Mr. Monkey and I would hit up a taproom or something in the evening, but then he ended up having to work late, so this outfit was abandoned on Friday night in favor of p.j's fairly early on!  Anyway, be sure to head over to two birds for more Inspiration Monday outfits.

Now onto the Fall Color Challenge day one!  Today's color is teal.  I used to have more teal in my closet and it's a color I've always loved on me - but I ended up getting rid of a bunch of stuff I had in the last couple of years because they had worn out or didn't fit anymore.  So when I saw teal on the list I panicked a little and then did what any good fashion blogger does - ignored my shopping ban and went to the Goodwill!  I found this Target Stock sweater and my problem was solved!

I added my fun necklace from CC and then also discovered that my current cell phone cover is a shade of teal as well - so I threw that in for fun too!

 Sweater - thrifted Target stock
T-shirt - Decree, JCPenney
Necklace - via swap with CC
Pants - Tangents, Maurices
Shoes - Xhiliaration, Target

I'm so happy to have teal back in my closet again!  I'll have to find some more, because it really is a color I love!  Head on over to Megan Mae's blog to find the master list of participants in the Fall Color Challenge - it's always a great way to find new blogs, I have always had a great time with these challenges!  At the end of the challenge, watch Keely's blog for a wrap up!

Phew.  Told you it would be a long, full post!  If you made it this far - thank you!  And if you're new to my blog, welcome!  I hope you will stay awhile!


  1. i love your teal layered look. that color looks amazing on you, and you look so cozy!!

  2. Great look with the blazer outfit Beth and teal is also a favourite colour of mine:)

  3. Both looks are great! I would have probably went to the Goodwill too if I didn't have the color, lol. An early night in with pjs sounds like a great and comfy Friday :) Heather

  4. Your inspiration Monday outfit is spot on! I love the teal color for your fall color challenge. Your leopard shoes with the blue bows are just way too adorable :) Have a great week!

  5. TEAL is quickly becoming one of my fave colors!!! I really like that shirt and your bow flats!!!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  6. Oh Bethie, thank you! You have NO idea how hard that was for me! Now with your kind words I feel so much better!!!! I love your turquoise top and shoes!!!

    1. I say turquoise. Is it teal? It looks turquoise to me.

  7. I wish I felt comfortable in blazers! I always feel like I'm trying to look like my mom! I do like the corduroy... seems nice and casual.
    And I'm also loving how you layered the sweater and tee... looks great!

  8. I love both looks! Friday - comfy yet very chic and I love that teal color on you! Plus your cute shoes have that pop of teal too!

  9. The teal does look nice on you, and I like the bright shoes!

  10. Both looks are great! You are too cute with your cell phone matching your shirt!

    The Tiny Heart

  11. Hey! OOoooh, teal, my favourite colour! Love this on you, the phone piccie is especially cute! Great great outfit!x

  12. You look great in teal! It's such a great color on you!

  13. I think it's a great teal look! I'd call it a bright teal imo. Hooray for being able to quickly thrift a piece that works for you. I don't have very much teal in my closet - surprisingly! Thanks for joining us this week.

  14. Beth, those little Target shoes work with everything. Both outfits are really cute. I like the length of the blazer and boots in the first one and the layers in the second one are great! I love layering like this, not too bulky and very comfy. Have a great day, I got a chuckle from the one with you on the cell. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  15. You totally nailed the look, I love that blazer. I'm also loving your blog's new look!!

  16. Love your teal look. That little sweater is so cute and I love it layered over a longer top. :)

  17. Haha, I love it when my outfit matches the everyday objects that I use! It's like a fun style surprise. Teal is one of my favorite colors too, it looks great on you!

  18. Love the picture of you with the cell phone! Both outfits are great and I think you nailed Elizabeth Hurley's look too. (I like her on Gossip Girl though she hasn't been on for a while)

  19. I think you nailed the first inspiration! (I like E.H. in Gossip Girl though she hasn't been on for a while) and the second look is great too (your pic with the phone is just too darn cute)

  20. Nice work on both outfits! What has happened to Liz Hurley?

  21. I love your layered teal look! So cute. Love the different tones.

  22. I love that teal sweater! Great find! :)

  23. you look lovely in both outfits! I love teal on you!


  24. Teal is a beautiful color on you - definitely wear it more often :)

    Pearls & Paws

  25. You nailed the inspiration look!!

    Love the teal on you and those shoes are ADORABLE!!


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