Same Idea – 2 Price Points – Gray Pants

Same Idea - 2 Price Points - Gray Pants

Two Price Points

Let’s face it, the amount of money a teacher can spend on clothes is less than what an executive has available to spend.  Therefore, the items these two women purchase will most likely be very different.

However, just because the pieces of clothing will be different, it doesn’t mean that the overall “look” has to be significantly different, right?

Shown above is a very similar look, but with a very different overall price tag.

Where to Wear?

Let’s just keep it simple, today.  Wear these looks to work.

Investment Pieces

Pants, shoes, purses, watches, and pearl earings.  I can see you wearing these pieces over and over again.  Can’t you?

Thoughts

It’s Monday morning.  However, that is perfectly fine with you because you are ready for the week.  This past weekend, you did laundry, you chose your outfits for this week, you planned your lunches and dinners, and you got that manicure and pedicure that has been on your to-do-list for three weeks.  (Wow, that’s so weird, that’s been on my list, too).

A bit too ambitious?  Well, let’s say that you only did one of these things.  That’s alright, because every little bit helps.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to prepare for the week ahead.  It does not really matter whether you are an executive at a large corporation or an elementary school teacher.  Preparation is equally important to all of us.

Let’s take on this week and show it what we are made of…determination, courage, excellence, and perseverance.   Yes, you are made of all those things, plus more!!

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week. 

Fondly, Sonya

Style Diary – Hoodies

Hoodies in the Rain

Hoodies

What’s not to love about hoodies.  They are soft, warm and comfortable.  And this season, it looks like we can pretty much throw one on over whatever we are wearing and look “fashionable”.  To that I say…heck, yes.

Where to Wear?

If you throw on a hoodie over a skirt, as shown above, then wear it wherever you’d like.  Well, almost wherever.  I probably would not wear a hoodie to work, church, a wedding, or any other formal occasion.  But, for all your casual events, why not?

Investment Pieces

That skirt is so cute, I am adding it in the investment pieces.  The shoes, watch, and of course that gorgeous umbrella. (yes, umbrellas can be gorgeous and an investment piece).

Thoughts

It’s Friday.  You made it through the week.  Good for you.  I have to ask, did you pick out your outfits for the week?  If so, how did it work out for you? 

This weekend, if it is cool where you live, throw on that hoodie, lay back, and  relax.  You deserve it.  You’ve worked hard this week.  I am proud of you and your amazing work ethic.  Nice job, my friends. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Fondly, Sonya

 

 

Style Diary – Over-The-Knee-Boots Style

Over-The-Knee-Boots Style

Over-the-Knee-Boots

Who doesn’t want a pair of these lovelies this season?  It looks like these beauties will be on again this fall and winter.  Black, taupe, camel – any of these colors would work beautifully with most outfits.

Where to Wear

Unless your office is quite chic, casual and creative, and wearing the latest trends is encouraged, then I would refrain from wearing over-the-knee-boots to the office.  Wear these boots to most social occasions.  The outfit above can be worn on a date, out with friends, to the movies, maybe a concert.

Investments

The coat, purse, watch and earings all fall in my investment bucket.  You could argue (which you really shouldn’t, because arguing is so not fun), that the boots can be an investment, and I may have to agree with you.  Maybe not a long-term investment, but certainly a short-term one.

Thoughts

Y’all, by now, know that I am a women of a certain age.  Having said that, I don’t think that I will be investing in a pair of over-the-knee-boots.  As much as I love the look, I do feel like this is one of those items that is best suited for younger ladies.  What are your thoughts?

Thanks for stopping by. 

Fondly, Sonya

 

Over-The-Knee-Boots Style by sonyastyle

Summer Date::Casual Event

State Fair Summer Date

Summer Blues

I’m loving soft blue for summer.  And who doesn’t love Keds, right?

Where to Wear

Wear this on a summer date to the state fair, of course. 🙂  Wear it anywhere casual, brunch, shopping, the movies, 4th of July afternoon party, etc.

Investment pieces

The shorts would work with so many other tops and colors, the sneakers, the purse watch and sun glasses can all be investment pieces.

Thoughts

Shorts are perfect for summer but I find as I get older, I much prefer skirts and dresses.  How about y’all?

Have a great 4th of July!!

Saturday Errands

Saturday Errands

Saturday Errands

Yes, you have them – all those Saturday to-do’s.  Let’s not overthink our look, today, since we have so much to do.

Throw on those comfortable, ripped boyfriend jeans, add a basic tee, some comfortable flats, grab your tote and start your day of errands.

Where to Wear?

Wear this look today, as you check off all of those to-do’s on your list.  Wear it to any casual event, wear it around the house, shopping, the movies, etc.

Investment Pieces

Let’s categorize all of these items as investments, why don’t we?

Thoughts

Today, I will be continuing my tidying process by going through all of my shirts, sweaters, etc., to see which I want to keep and which I no longer love.  Good times…

Happy Saturday everyone.

Casual Friday Jeans 4

Casual Friday Jeans

Casual Friday Look 4

Are you beginning to see that all you need for casual Friday’s is one pair of  conservative styled, great fitting pair of jeans?  With that one pair, you can create multiple looks, both in style and color to create variety and interest.

This look takes basic black – in the jeans and striped shirt, and ads camel toned accessories to give it a more interesting, put together look.  What do you think?

If your look and style is not as conservative as this, no worries.  What I am attempting to show you is the “idea” of how to put together an office-friendly Friday casual look.  If you are still having problems, let me know and I can see what we can do for you.

The last casual Friday look will be tomorrow.  By now, you are either glad that these posts are almost over, or you can’t wait to see the exciting, interesting look I have to show you.  Either way, see you tomorrow and Happy Thursday!

Casual Friday Jeans 2

Casual Friday Jeans

Casual Friday Look 2

This time, we have changed the color palette and paired the jeans with a white tee, a blazer and flats.  We all probably have these items in our closet, right?

Adding the tee and flats makes this outfit look a bit more casual than yesterday’s look.  The blazer and structured purse balance the look to make it more work appropriate.

Happy work day everyone.