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
Since I’m not much of a floral print kind of girl, I love to mix dots with stripes. When I see floral and stripes on other people, I think it looks great. Maybe when/if I find the exact right floral print for me, I’ll get to share in the fun.
This lightweight blazer is perfect for spring both in material and color. I wore this combo to the Orange County Creative Connections meet up. It’s a great group of creative and stylish women so it was the right kind of outing for this bold combo.
In other exciting news, today is my ninth wedding anniversary! Most people that know me think it’s very appropriate that my anniversary is on April Fool’s Day. I’m never quite sure how to take that comment but I usually put it in the I’m-cool-and-quirky-and-unexpected-perhaps-even-silly column. I can’t believe it’s been nine years – they’ve flown by and we’re still crazy about each other. I’m one lucky lady!
Details: J Crew Factory striped jacket / Old Navy shirt / Jeans from Loft / Nine West Raindate heels from Zappos
My Spring/Summer wardrobe is so much better than my Fall/Winter wardrobe. That was the whole point of starting this blog – to improve my wardrobe but then I had to go and leave my job so Fall shopping never got the same financial benefit as earlier in the year. It’s nice to know that when I can dedicate time and some money to improving my outfits, I’m able to do a pretty good job.
Luckily, So Cal doesn’t get much of a winter so it won’t be too long until I can get back into my better half of wardrobe. And in the meantime, I’ll take advantage of the warm weather when it hits.
Details: Halogen tank and cardigan from Nordstrom / Jeans from The Limited / Bangles from Stella & Dot / Nine West Raindate heels from Zappos
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For some reason I had not thought of wearing black with this skirt until I spotted it on The Double Take Girls blog. I’ve worn it mostly with neutrals or pops of color (here and here) but not with black. Weird considering that was my go-to color before starting this blog. I love taking the structure of a business outfit and adding something unexpected like python print. Still work appropriate but with a very stylish statement.
Details: Shirt, cardigan, necklace and skirt from The Limited / Nine West coat from Macy’s / Belt from Francesca’s / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
Yes, I love this red blazer (also seen here). It adds formality thanks to it’s shape but the color just screams f-u-n. I wish I had a pair of cap toed booties to wear to add a little more edginess to the outfit but due to lack of a job, shopping isn’t an option. So, I must make due with what I have. Sigh. I’ve had this shirt for a couple of years and every time I wear it, I get comments on how it matches my tattoo. I do think they go well together but the patterns are pretty different so I find it amusing that people make that connection. I guess it’s proof that adding pattern to my wardrobe is a good thing as long as it matches my tattoo.
Details: Everything except the ring (Spotted Moth) and shoes (Nordstrom’s Rack) are from The Limited (it’s a little embarrassing).
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I thought this outfit would be a nice, casual winter look but I think it turned out frumpy. Especially the second shot with the boots. I wasn’t sure how the cropped pants and boots would look and my final evaluation – terrible. Glad I had the foresight to try something different with the classic black pumps. Do you agree?
Casual looks are a little more of a challenge for me and adding the need for it to be warm doesn’t make it any easier. I’m also very tired of wearing jeans so I really wanted to find a way to make these pants work for winter. Since I’m such a weather wuss (yes, even in So Cal) having bare feet is just not practical. So in the end, I threw on jeans and huffed in frustration.
Details: Shirt from The Limited / Jag pants from Nordstrom / Brokedown scarf c/o Pop Sugar Must Have box / Ring and bangles from Stella & Dot / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
I was inspired by this outfit on Polyvore. I wish I had more of the metallics to add to my outfit (and a beautiful orange bag!) but I think this combination still turned out pretty good. I’m never quite sure what color this cardigan will look like in photos (looks sort of coral colored here) but it’s closer to a vivid red-orange in person. What do you think of these pants? My Fall/Winter wardrobe mostly consists of jeans and a few pairs of pants but I’m not so sure these are really my style anymore.
- Drew fit pants from The Limited
- Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom (a great sequined version or polka dots)
- Jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack
- Nine West Hope Float pumps
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I’m not sure if you would consider this jacket oxblood or not but I’ve actually had it for a couple of years. Trends are very circular. The addition of aqua accents made this combination a little unexpected and for me, helped to make sure it didn’t feel too dark or drab. How do you feel about aqua and oxblood (or maroon or burgundy or blood red depending on your color POV)?
- Jacket and gray pencil skirt from The Limited
- Necklace from Stella & Dot
- Earrings and belt from Francesca’s
- Nine West shoes from Nordstrom’s Rack
I love the pinstripe detailing on these shoes!
This was definitely one of my favorite color combinations for spring/summer. Aqua and coral. You may recall a similar combination (orange and aqua) here that uses the same outfit silhouette. And say “hello” to my littlest dog, Maltby.
- Halogen skirt and tank from Nordstrom
- Lace tank, necklace and earrings from The Limited
- Bangles from Stella & Dot + H&M
- Nine West Cunning heels
I could probably put together 100 different outfits with just a pencil skirt and a button down. It really is a go-to and classic look for the office. I’ve been successful in adding more color to my wardrobe but it was nice to put this toned down look together. I love the detailing on the sleeves of this shirt. They add interest without looking too girlie. The tank has a minimal white/aqua stripe pattern (hard to tell in this shot) which helps to break up the solids.
- Skirt and shirt from The Limited
- Tank from Target
- Necklace and bangles from Stella & Dot
- Nine West Raindate heels from Zappos