Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lookbook: Back to Basics

It's finally Thursday! So for this week, that means it's my Friday! I'm so lucky that our work schedule gives us every other Fridays off. Since we're not coming in this Friday, Thursdays are my casual days.

H&M black blazer; Hollister white tee; Forever 21 chandelier necklace; Betsey Johnson belt; Lux (Urban Outfitters) dark wash skinny jeans; Forever 21 tan laced up suede booties
 Since I didn't have time to plan today's outfit, I decided to stick with the basics. What can be more basic than my whole outfit today. On a regular day, I might opt for my usual flats, but I've been loving these laced up booties lately.

I've actually had this booties since September, and I'm only starting to wear them right now. For awhile, I didn't know what I was going to wear it with and almost regret buying it. I wasn't sure if I had anything in my closet that would work with the shoes. But I just had to get out of my comfort zone of always sticking with black shoes on my feet. I always gravitate to black shoes, but it's time to change it up a bit. As far as comfort was concerned, I was also afraid that they might not be comfortable, but surprisingly, I can walk in these shoes for days even without insoles.

Because my outfit is so basic, I had to oomph it up a bit by adding the pretty necklace. The necklace almost dresses it all up.

I might say I'm pretty proud of myself for having back to back outfit of the day posts this week. We'll see how long I'll stay on track. It actually does help me really use what I already have in my closet as I'm trying my best not to do some clothes shopping for awhile. I still have clothes with tags on to this day! So for now, I'm going closet shopping.


  1. I love your jacket! Really chic look

  2. great outfit! :) i love the necklace and the SHOESS<3

  3. lovely outfit and i love the basic look. the necklace really dresses it up and i like the lace-up booties!

    and you're so lucky for having Friday off!

    cute and little
    come join the Color Brigade!

  4. @Carlinn: thank you!

    @love-aholic: thanks! Not too shabby since they're all from forever 21.

    @kileen: thank you <3. yes every other Friday offs make a whole difference in the world. Always looking forward to those 3-day weekends.

  5. Lovely outfit!

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  6. Ann I love the outfit! You are in amazing shape! I'm in love with your booties, blazer and those jeans fit you so well! Cute necklace! I was so happy to see a new blog post from you! :) I'll see you on Sunday! OMG, did you get the email? We have to go to the class without makeup!?

  7. Hi Anne. I'm enjoying your outfit of the day posts since I'm working in the office as well. I have been following this site for some inspiration,, perhaps you have heard of it?

  8. @April: Thanks love <3! Yes I got the email already and I got even more excited. I can't wait to officially meet you on Sunday!

    @Jenny: Hi Jenny! I'm so glad your enjoying the outfits lately. Thanks for sharing that website since I haven't come across it yet. I'm always looking for inspiration for my work wardrobe.

  9. Hi Anne! It's been awhile since I've left a comment on your blog. It's been awhile since I've blogged, actually. But I am back...
    I'm really liking the outfits. Keep up the great posts, and don't forget to check out Paper-Charmed at

  10. great outfit, very casual but still chic! and your necklace is beautiful!

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  11. The shoes worked great with your outfit! :D


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