I don’t recall if I’ve worn yellow and purple together previously but it made me feel so energized. Too bold? Not for me. The gray pieces definitely helped to keep it toned down but it really is a fun combination.
Details: Caslon t-shirt and Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Purple jeans from Loft / Calvin Klein Viviana heels
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
Yes, I actually left the back yard! To all you bloggers who take photos out and about, I commend you. It’s definitely more work. This was an exercise in lighting and camera settings thanks to one of my good friends. He’s been driven mad by the poor lighting in most of my photos so we went to a park and played. I was looking for an excuse to wear this jacket again and I wanted to dress it up a bit with a skirt instead of jeans (like here) so it was an easy outfit selection. I’m not a huge fan of nautically themed outfits but this had just the right amount of it for me.
Details: Caslon t-shirt from Nordstrom / Striped blazer from J Crew Factory / Skirt and necklace from The Limited / Michael heels from Off Broadway
Linking up with: Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
I built this outfit out of a desire to wear these shoes. I love everything about them. The shape, the comfort, the color, the zipper detail (see close up shot here). I wasn’t sure when I bought them if they would work with different outfits but so far they do. From pencil skirts to casual looks like this they add the right amount of color and sass.
Details: Caslon cardigan from Nordstrom / Shirt from Talbots / Necklace and jeans from The Limited / Belt from Franesca’s / Enzo Angiolini Pop Culture pumps from Macy’s
I started with the tucked version of this outfit but wasn’t entirely happy with it so it ended up untucked. I was meeting a friend for lunch so I could get away with the casual version. But I did miss seeing the leopard belt. You can’t beat bright, sunny jeans on a yucky, gray day. No sun. No problem – I brought my own.
That evening I had dinner plans with a different friend (Trust me, this is an odd occurrence, I don’t have that many friends.) so I added a chunky sweater. Ever notice in most of the day-to-night outfit transitions the night version is less covered up? I get it. You’re supposed to be sexy at night. But since I’m not on the prowl for a man or a free drink, I find it more important to be warm. I guess that blows my super-secret, sexy cover.
And lastly, a picture of my cat. Why? Because this is the internet and it loves cats.
Details: Rubbish chambray shirt from Nordstrom / Jeans from Loft / Mia boots from 6pm.com / Necklace from The Limited / Sweater – unknown
Yes, the yellow jeans strike again. It’s not only because I love their versatility but also because my winter pant selection is so limited. Boring even. Without a job my shopping budget has mostly been killed so I have to be creative with the things I already own. A good test for sure but not nearly as fun as shopping. Sigh.
Details: Polka dot sweater from Old Navy / Denim jacket from The Limited / Yellow skinny jeans from Loft / Belt from Francesca’s / Ralph Lauren shoes from Off Broadway
These yellow jeans have turned out to be more versatile than I originally imagined. They are season agnostic and can be paired with so many different colors (seen also here and here). Although this could be an office appropriate outfit, I like it as an out-and-about kind of outfit. Where would you wear it?
- Loft skinny jeans
- Blazer and cow hair belt from The Limited
- Coach Caya heels and Madison Leather Hippie bag
Thank you to everyone who entered the Fab Five Giveaway. I got such a great response that I may just have to do another one in the near future. The lucky winner is Amber. Congratulations! Check your email for details.
I’m sorry to say that I can’t remember which blog I saw this method of wearing a scarf on but I knew it was something that I needed to try. The blogging community is so creative! It was a great way to take a simple jeans + tshirt combination to a more stylish place. Easy. Comfortable. Stylish. What more could you ask for?
- 678 bootcut jeans from The Limited
- Caslon tshirt from Nordstrom
- Scarf from Spotted Moth
- Belt and earrings from Francesca’s
- Franco Sarto heels (custom dyed) from Nordstrom
Don’t forget to enter the Fab Five Giveaway! The winner will be announced on Monday, December 3.
I wore this for a presentation that I gave at Chapman University. It may be a bit casual but I learned last year just how uncomfortable it was to stand in heels for over an hour. So this whole get-up started with a desire to wear these comfortable boots. Lots of layering and perhaps a little too much matching. Probably not something I’ll wear again but they can’t all be winners.
- Yellow skinny jeans from Loft (now lots of Fall colors too)
- Cardigan from Talbots
- Striped Halogen tank from Nordstrom
- Accessories from Francesca’s
- Matisse boots from Zappos (see this year’s crop here)