I wasn’t sure if green and coral would work together but I’m happy with how this combination turned out. I wanted to try this tank top in a more office appropriate outfit (see going out version here) and I could’ve stuck with black or other neutrals but why not blasts of color?
Details: Skirt and green tank from The Limited / Gray tank, gift / Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
I needed a change of scenery so I took my laptop and headed to Barnes and Noble. Slight rant – they used to have comfy chairs spread around that you could hang out in but now they only have tables and chairs in the cafe (which requires you to purchase something to sit there). I can see the “business reasons” for making the change but I’m not happy about it. I was slightly productive but did get lured in by the neighboring DSW. I managed to get out of there without purchasing anything but I did find a shoe (see below) that I am now lusting over (they didn’t have it in my size). Let the hunt begin.
Details: Jeans, button down, tank and necklace from The Limited / Prabal Gurung heels from Target
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Mix and Match Fashion, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
I know this is a lame excuse but since I don’t have a full time job and my shopping budget has been reduced to nothing, I’m finding it more and more difficult to find inspiration in my closet. For a while I was enjoying the thrill of creating new combinations of existing pieces but now it’s seeming more like a chore. Sorry for the boo-hoo story. I’m done.
Details: 678 skinny jeans and shirt from The Limited / Necklace from Francesca’s / Nine West Raindate heels from Zappos
Sorry for the abundance of green lately but when I saw the Kirsten Dunst outfit I just had to do one more green combo. I’m pale and blonde so I should be able to pull it off, right? Her skirt is better and I didn’t have a matching top/cardigan combo but I think it’s still a fun look.
Details: Skirt and cardigan from The Limited / Shirt from F21/ Belt from Loft / Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom
I’ve learned to question all of my previous “rules” about clothes. I’m embracing color. I’m wearing pink and I own several lace items. Who knew? The cut of this skirt is so sexy but the below knee length makes it age appropriate and endlessly wearable. Thank you to Pantone for making Tangerine Tango the color of 2012 and Emerald the color of 2013. These are not colors I would have thought to wear but once you start seeing them all over, it’s easier to find pieces that work for your individual style.
Details: Style & Co top from Macy’s / Lace skirt from Target / Belt from Francesca’s / Necklace from Talbots / Heels from The Limited
Linking up with Marion Berry’s Trend of the Month, Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions, What I Wore to Work and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
It was a beautiful day so I embraced it by wearing colorful jeans that make me happy. Spring = green, right? Not to mention, I went to Michigan State so green is sort of in my blood now. My mom recently sent me all my yearbooks so perhaps it prompted me to embrace some nostalgia and wrap myself in Spartan green, too. Truth of the matter is, I don’t need any excuses to wear colored jeans. Like I said, they make me happy.
Details: 678 green jeans from The Limited / Sweater – gifted / Necklace from F21 / Earrings from Target / Enzo Angiolini pumps from Nordstrom
I fell in love with this skirt the moment I saw it. I even broke one of my shopping “rules” and bought it at full price because I was afraid it would sell out. Unfortunately, I’m starting to doubt its flattery. The first time I wore it with a fuller shirt and jacket (see previously unpublished photo below – eek) I realized it needed a more fitted top to avoid looking too bulky. So I tried it here and here but I’m just not sure that it’s right for me. Perhaps the cut. Perhaps the pale color with my ever-pale legs. Sometimes what you love just isn’t what looks right on you. So perhaps this will go on Threadflip soon. I’m still undecided because it is such a fun and comfortable skirt to wear.
Details: Shirt and belt from The Limited / Skirt from Nordstrom / Franco Sarto heels from Nordstrom
It didn’t take long for me to wear my new green jeans! I think the combination of black/white stripes, bold colors and leopard shoes turned out amazing. I didn’t even leave the house in this great outfit but I felt like I could take over the world while wearing it. I needed the confidence boost and I snub my nose at the naysayers who think caring about what you’re wearing is vain.
PS. For some reason I love when dark nail polish looks chipped and worn. Is that weird?
Details: Pleione striped top from Nordstrom / 678 colored jeans and tank from The Limited / Necklace from Talbots / Mossimo leopard pumps from Target
Linking up with Style Sessions, The Pleated Poppy and Random Wednesday
I know. I know. I’m not supposed to be shopping and I’m supposed to be branching out from The Limited. I just couldn’t help myself. And I did it all for you, dear readers. You would get tired of seeing the same things over and over, right [please answer yes so I feel justified]? I love the colors. I love the stripes and I had been lusting over green jeans since last spring.
- Inverted Pleat Skirt originally $59.99 on sale for $24.99
- 678 Colorful Skinny Jean originally $74.90 on sale for $24.99
- Exposed-Zip Pencil Skirt originally $54.90 on sale for $29.90
Pretty great deals and I’ve already got a few outfit ideas in mind for each piece.
I imposed a shopping ban in November but fell off the wagon for two items. This glorious, striped blazer and a camel blazer (see it in Friday’s post) from J Crew Factory. I mentioned on Monday how perfect I think blazers are for winter layering so I couldn’t pass up one of my favorite patterns – stripes! Luckily they were on mega sale for Black Friday. A few things you should know about this blazer – it’s navy and white but mostly looks black and white so you can wear it either way based on your preference. Secondly, it’s a knit. So it can be used as a more casual piece than some blazers and will likely make a good jacket in the summer as well. The regular price for this one was $98 but it was marked down to $58.50. Since I am still on my quest to bring more pattern into my wardrobe this purchase was a no brainer. Although, I did have some guilt for not being able to make it even ONE month without a clothing purchase. So far in December I have remained strong despite the onslaught of discount emails and sales. I’m embracing the small victories!
Details: Striped blazer from J Crew Factory / Shirt from F21 / Jeans and necklace from The Limited / Calvin Klein Onyx Pearlized heels from Zappos