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 bought these Prabal Gurung shoes a couple of weeks ago (here) and their fate has been undecided until now. My practical budget conscious brain could only justify keeping them if I could figure out multiple outfits to wear them with. Over the last couple of weeks, there were several times that I thought, “those shoes would really make this outfit.” I want more patterned shoes in my closet and this trendy neon pair seemed like a good starter pair. After all, this is likely the only way my pale skin will embrace neon colors! When I was 12 it was a whole different story (oh, fingerless lace gloves and giant hair bows).
So, they’re here to stay. I’m excited to have colorful, patterned shoes to play with this summer. I love their classic silhouette and so far, they’ve turned out to be surprisingly comfortable. $20 well spent I’d say!
Details: Cardigan from The Limited / Caslon shirt and Jag pants from Nordstrom / Necklace from Francesca’s / Prabal Gurung heels from Target
Although I’m not currently working, my past career in advertising allows me to dress casual and funky when I meet colleagues. I wanted to rough up the feminine blush color of the jeans so I added a leather wrap bracelet and a chunky necklace. And the tattoos complete the tough girl facade.
Details: Cardigan, blush jeans, necklace from The Limited / Mossimo t-shirt from Target / Leather wrap bracelet from Abu the Artist / Guess Aland heels from Off Broadway
I was off to a business counseling session and needed to look the part of a creative and brilliant entrepreneur (you can read more about my new biz if you want on my other blog, Living Scattered). I thought about a sheath dress but decided to go with a bolder color and something more casual. It was in Laguna Beach after all which has quite the eclectic mix of styles.
Details: BCBG patterned top and Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Mossimo jeggings from Target / Necklace from Francesca’s / Enzo Angiolini Pop Culture heels from Nordstrom
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Friday Five, Mix and Match Fashion, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
I don’t mind running errands in high heels but sometimes it’s nice to wear what’s comfortable – without compromising style. For those of you that don’t know, I’m also a cowgirl. Yep, I have 2 horses and ride as often as possible. Although these are not my actual riding boots, they are by far the most comfortable piece of footwear I own (seen styled here with tights). This turned out to be just the right mix of comfort and style for a day of boring errands.
Details: Mossimo jeggings from Target / Sweater gifted / Tank from The Limited / Lucchese 1883 boots from Boot Barn
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 really like tan and red together but I feel like a Target employee when I wear them. I actually did wear a red and tan combo to Target once and I got asked for help two times! So, I’m hoping white jeans help to break the Target uniform look because I really don’t want to retire this color combo. How do you style this color combination?
Details: Shirt and white skinny jeans from The Limited / Halogen cardigan and Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom
I know I’ve mentioned before that I was a little hesitant about adding leopard print to my wardrobe. Too much of it can be tacky but I’ve come to love it as accent pieces. I think it adds the right amount of flair to this simple outfit. And if I’m not mistaken, this is the first time that I’ve worn the leopard belt and shoes at the same time. This may just be the largest dose of leopard you’ll see on this blog!
Details: Cardigan, 917 skinny jeans, belt and necklace from The Limited / Style & Co shirt from Macy’s / Jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack / Mossimo heels from Target
This is one of the items I got last month (here) and luckily a warm up in the weather gave me the chance to wear it before Spring. The peachy colors combined with silver and gold are just fantastic. Yes, I should’ve ironed it before wearing but the iron and I do not get along (that’s why we have dry cleaners, right?). I have a couple other combinations in mind once the weather is truly warm (which for me means 80°).
Details: Caslon cardigan from Nordstrom / t-shirt from Target / Skirt from The Limited / Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom
Wednesday Link ups: Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.