Styling TOMS

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So last year I bought a pair of TOMS after a friend was going out and buying a pair. I had heard a lot about them but never thought much of them. That is until I became an owner of a pair. Wow, oh, wow, oh, wow. TOMS are like a cloud for your feet. They have to be one of the most comfortable, if not the most comfortable, shoes I own. And if you know me, you know I own A LOT of shoes. So anyway, I bought a pair of gray TOMS and immediately thought…hmm, what the heck do I wear these with now that I have them. Well let me tell you people, you have options, and options and options. Below are just a few that I thought of and threw together.

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TOMS #3

So now I ask you ABCers, do you have a pair of TOMS? If so, what do you wear them with? If not, what are you waiting for?

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Friday’s Fancies #5

Truth time, sometimes I hate that I can’t wear jeans to work, that that option has been taken away from me. It’s hard to come up with something new and different to wear or to remember when you wore a sweater last so you don’t look like you wear the same thing to work everyday. But then there are those days that you get an outfit idea and you can’t think of not being able to get dressed up for work. It is nothing crazy or out of the ordinary, but it is something that just clicks for you. Well this is my click. Nothing better than a Charley Sweater and a Pencil Skirt. It’s classy and simple but you can make it your own with a print or a color combination or both.

Work Wear

So I ask you ABCers, what is your work wear? Do you get to wear jeans or are you a business casual gal like myself? Comment and let me know!

*Friday’s Fancies is a weekly link-up hosted by Long Distance Loving

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Friday’s Fancies #1

So when doing my blog reading, which I love to do, I came across a pretty awesome link-up hosted by Long Distance Loving. Since I always seem  to post something fashiony on Friday’s I thought I would try it out.

This week’s prompt was Labor Day Weekend, a weekend that we all know is now the unofficial end of summer. The days are already getting shorter, the temps in some places cooler. Before we know it our sandals will be replaced with boots and airy, light fabrics with heavy sweaters and jackets. But sadly there isn’t anything that can be done about it.  Instead we must use Labor Day weekend to wear some of those summer items for the last time…

Labor Day Weekend

 

What would your last days of summer outfit look like?

 

*Friday’s Fancies is a weekly link-up hosted by Long Distance Loving

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What’s in My Bag? – Emma

So far we have checked in with Heather and Brandy to see what they carry around. Now it is Emma’s, from Miss Print, turn.

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What’s in my Bag?

I’ve always wanted to do a post like this, so when Andi asked for guest posters I jumped at the chance.

So here’s a picture of most of what’s in my bag at any given time:

1. Tic Tacs: I always carry breath mints of some sort because they’re handy after meals and also because I do not always travel well and sometimes having a mint helps. (The only downside is sometimes they make a rattling sound when I move my bag. Awkward.)

2. Chap Stick: This particular one is Burt’s Bees Rose Tinted Lip Balm. I always need chapstick and I’ve been trying out this one to have some color. It works surprising well and I don’t need to worry about it leaking the way I do with lip gloss tubes.

3. Comb: I stole this from my mom. Since I’ve been letting my hair grow again I’ve discovered that having a comb is pretty handy.

5. iPod Classic: Somewhere between high school and now I became a person who has a ton of music so I like having a big iPod to store them all. (I added a decal to it and wrapped my earphones to pretty it up.)

6. Tissues: I have allergies. All the time. Enough said.

7. Pen: I don’t carry paper all the time but I do like having a pen. This one is supposed to last seven years!

8. Wallet: Self-explanatory. After a lot of trial and error I discovered I prefer a trifold wallet with lots of pockets and slots. This one is a Kipling Mickey wallet from their Gorilla Girlz collection which has been discontinued.

9. Hand Sanitizer: I’m a bit of a germaphobe so this is a must have for when soap and water isn’t handy.

10. Flash Drive: I have about five backups of my files at any given time. This particular drive has all my digital photos back to 1998 as well as old school work, writings and so on.

11. Business Cards: I use Moo.com to get mini cards to give out to people I want to tell about my blog.

12. Business Cards Too: I also have full-size cards my mom designed for me with more information (address, phone) that I can also give to people.

13. MetroCard: Public transportation card in a spiffy holder from the Met Museum.

14. Keys: I collect keychains so I change it up a lot. Currently my keys have a wooden Japanese doll my mom gave me for Christmas in 2009. The Hello Kitty is another flash drive from my aunt. (It loads faster than the big one so I like having it if I am out and want to work on a file.)

15: Pill box: I always have allergy pills and Tylenol on hand. I have a collection of pill boxes. I like this one because it looks like a capsule.

16. Compact Mirror: Did I mention I like Hello Kitty? Anyway, I like having a small mirror. Just because.

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I also always carry my phone but I was using it to photograph everything else.

They don’t always fit in my bag but generally I will also have a notebook and a book to read either shoved into my bag or in a tote. (A book would probably fit in my bag but I worry about damage and also I’m trying to be conscientious about using all the totes I have and being kinder to my shoulders which means distributing weight.)

I just recently switched from (another discontinued) Kipling bag to a smaller Fossil Key-Per one (also discontinued).

This is the Fossil Bag: here

I used to have a hard time fitting things into it but I finally sat down and really thought about how to configure the bag and now it’s working great!

And there you have the lovely Emma’s bag. Next week find out what Angie is carrying around.

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