Monday, March 27, 2017

I'm a Barbie girl: what happened when I let my husband style my look!

After spending pretty much all of last week in pj's, and with my energy level and personal style ambition still barely above "flatlined," I couldn't imagine a more perfect time to do something I've never done before...I turned my OOTD over to my hubby!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid shirt, fringy vest, distressed flare jeans, and grandpa cardigan

I'd honestly expected some hesitation when I first made the suggestion to Robin; but he dove right into my closet like it was second nature...and had this whole ensemble pulled (right down to the accessories!) in less than five minutes!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid shirt, fringy vest, distressed flare jeans, and grandpa cardigan

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - fringy vest, chartreuse marled cardigan, statement ring

Would I have chosen exactly this ensemble for myself??  Probably not...but I have to admit that he did a more than acceptable job.  In fact, I think the way he layered a slouchy cardigan over my vest so that just a hint of the fringe peeked out was kind of genius; otherwise, with the flare jeans and plaid shirt, the "seventies" nod would probably have felt a bit too literal.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - plaid shirt, fringy suede vest, distressed jeans, slouchy cardigan

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - plaid shirt, fringy vest, slouchy cardigan, cat-eye sunglasses

Instead, I felt very much like myself - with that little rockerish edge that I always love to include in my look. Way to go, baby...we may have to do this again sometime!!  👍

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid shirt, fringy vest, distressed flare jeans, and grandpa cardigan


    
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bed time: Styling a jersey tank dress over skinny jeans, with a slouchy suit jacket and ivory booties

Keeping it short and sweet today, dear readers...unfortunately, my "feeling a little off" scenario from the weekend has morphed into a full-blown case of "can't-get-out-of-bed-I-feel-so-miserable." 😝

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a jersey tank dress over distressed skinny jeans, with a slouchy suit jacket and ivory booties

I'm definitely not someone who gets sick often - the last time was about a year and a half ago, when the stress of moving left me with a nasty cough.  But I haven't needed to use any sick days from work in years.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a jersey tank dress over distressed skinny jeans, with a slouchy suit jacket and ivory booties

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - jersey tank dress over distressed skinny jeans, slouchy suit jacket, ivory Vince Camuto booties, MK bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - jersey tank dress, slouchy suit jacket, Lucky Brand necklace

Let's hope this virus moves on fast...or for the first time since I started my blog, there won't be any new outfit photos for you to check out next week.  And that is simply not acceptable!! 😉

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - jersey tank dress, slouchy suit jacket, Lucky Brand necklace

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a jersey tank dress over distressed skinny jeans, with a slouchy suit jacket and ivory booties



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Monday, March 20, 2017

Converted: styling a polka-dotted blouse with a floral moto jacket and faded skinny jeans

Happy Monday, dear readers!!  I trust that you're well recovered from all the St. Patrick's Day festivities by now?!  😉

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a dotted blouse with faded skinnies and a floral moto jacket

My hubby and I were once again lucky enough to be invited to a genuine Irish ceilidh - complete with dancing, singing, and story-telling! - Saturday evening; it's a gathering we've been a part of for the past ten years or so. We hadn't planned to stay too late, since Robin had only just returned from a business trip to Calgary, and I've been feeling a little "off"...but despite our better judgement, it ended up being a very late night!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - polka-dotted blouse, floral moto jacket, pink hair

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a dotted blouse with faded skinnies and a floral moto jacket

And Sunday morning??  Surprise!!  It was snowing!!  We thought our plans to go for a drive were once again right down the toilet; but the flurries cleared, the sun came out...and we not only managed an afternoon road-trip in our Solstice, we did it with the top down for the very first time!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - brown suede open-toe shoes

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - polka-dotted blouse, floral moto jacket, white belt, faded skinny jeans

Not bad for the last official day of winter, wouldn't you say??  Which means today heralds the arrival of spring...woohoo!!  Seriously - are you as excited as I am??

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a dotted blouse with faded skinnies and a floral moto jacket



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