JRaab’s Closet – #1

Today I am excited to link up with Sarah and Shanna for their weekly fashion linkups to showcase “What I Wore Wednesday” aka WIWW.  I actually wore this dress last “Casual Friday” in the office.  I usually always think about what I am going to wear the next day before falling asleep but after being sick and living in sweatpants and a snuggie the past 2 weeks, I have been feeling pretty uninspired.  So what’s a girl to do?  Pinterest of course!  I just searched “Casual Friday” and a bunch of super cute outfits (and funny cartoons) popped up!

20140131-185328.jpgExhibit A – I love penguins so I had to share! 🙂

This outfit in particular peaked my interest because I had a similar sweater and jeans and couldn’t remember the last time I wore them.

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The inspiration from Pop of Style

And here is my take on it:

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Both the sweater and jeans are from Old Navy, the boots are Steve Madden, and the necklace is one of my favs which I ordered online almost 2 years ago at the beginning of the whole “bubble necklace” craze.  Also, I swear I don’t wear this sweater all the time!  It has just had a lot of face time on the blog so far!

Be sure to check out everyone else’s fashion posts on Sarah and Shanna’s blogs!

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Get Pin-spired – January

I am super excited to link up with Sheaffer, Shay, and Mel for their monthly Pinterest inspired linkup.  Over the past year I have looked forward to looking at everyone’s fun outfits on the 1st of every month.  Here are 2 of my favorite “Pin-spired” looks this month:

{Mustard & Plaid}

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The Pin-spiration (via)

I fell in love with the “mustard” shade last fall/winter and after putting it on hold for most of the summer, I was excited to bust it back out!  Here is my take on the outfit.

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I did I litte reverse since I don’t own a plaid scarf, but really liked this look for a cold Dallas day!  It will definitly be a repeate outfit before it warms up!

Shirt -Express
Scarf – random mass scarf purchase via groupon (don’t ask haha)
Pants – Limited
Boots – Steve Madden (also seen here)
Purse – recent Target clearance find! 🙂

{Dots, Mint, & Coral}

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Hey, this outfit matches my blog! 🙂  I have actually owned all of these pieces for awhile, but never paired them together untill being “Pin-spired”!  I really liked how it came together and made me feel springy during the blah of January and I plan to wear it again during spring with a light colored skirt or jeans.

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Sweater – Old Navy

Shirt – Forever 21

Necklace – Groopdealz

Pants – Express

  Thanks for stopping by!  I can’t wait to see what everyone else has been wearing this month!

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Hello Again + Pinterest Challenge

Well hello there!  Clearly blogging wasn’t in the cards for me in 2013, but hoping that 2014 will be a different game!  I discovered a ton of fun blogs last year that I enjoy stalking reading daily which have inspired me to get back on the blog train!  I also made a new years resolution to attempt to utilize more of my 4000+ Pinterest pins and plan to share those pinning attempts here.  Here is a look at how the first full week of 2014 pinned, I mean played out:

1.  Crock Pot Orange Chicken (1.2.14)

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My first ever recipe in my new Crockpot that Santa brought me that I am now OBSESSED with!  What took me so long to get on board?

2. Leopard, Red, and Denim (1.3.14)

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(original inspiration pin had a shady link)  Excuse my selfie…I thought I was being cute by mimicking the exact stance of the model but now realize I just look like a goof!

3. My Fit Foods Dupes from The Slender Student (1.5.14)

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Seriously.  Go out and buy the ingredients in her shopping list (how convenient of her right?) and make these now!  You will thank yourself in the morning when you don’t have to scramble around to pack a lunch and you will also get to enjoy a healthy tasty lunch!  FYI these are a little on the spicy side but can be adjusted.

4.  Puffy Vest and Plaid (1.7.14)

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(original inspiration pin found here)

I love my new puffy vest from Old Navy!  I was pumped to find it on sale while home in San Antonio for Christmas!  It is sold out online, but you may still be able to snag it in a store near you!

5.  & 6. Coral, Denim, and Leopard with a “Fake” knot tied scarf

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(original inspiration pin found here)

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7. Pink and Black

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Not that exciting but it was an outfit I pin I attempts to use so it counts!  I didn’t take a pic of my own outfit, but I styled it with my new Old Navy sweater (which I got on sale for $8!) over a pink long sleeved shirt I got at the Gap a few years ago paired with leggings.   It was a comfy outfit but left me feeling a little blah (hence why there was not a pic ha!).

8.  Southwest Crockpot Chicken

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Original recipe found here.  I altered it a little and served it on top of lettuce shreds with pico de gallo, salsa, and a scoop of greek yogurt mixed with taco seasoning.  It was delicious!!  We loved it and I have a feeling this will become a repeat dish!

9.  Mustard Jeans and Stripes

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(original inspiration pin found here)

This was my “casual friday” outfit from last week.  Oh how I wish I could wear jeans every day…or even better – leggings!!

I always seem to find myself pinning a bajillion scarf tying tutorials but never end up attempting them.  However, I have a feeling this one will become my new go-to method.  It is much better than the lumpy awkward knot I used to find myself tying!

To follow me in this 2014 pin-teresting experiment, you can follow the Pinterest board here!

Linking up with Meg today!

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