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It was absolutely GORGEOUS out today. 46 degrees and sunny. I was walking around all day with the BIGGEST smile on my face and the weather definitely had something to do with it. And for the first time in forever (no frozen pun intended), NO BOOTS! I love my bean boots and my hunters, but it’s been a long winter and my legs are dying to breathe. I may go bare-legged tomorrow if I’m REALLY feeling daring, but we’ll see.
Dress: Boutique near my hometown, brand is Romeo and Juliet Couture/ Shirt: Banana Republic/ Necklace: J.Crew/Tights: Target/Shoes: Modcloth.
I totally stole the idea for this outfit off of Pinterest. I’ve been feeling kind of uninspired lately, and this morning I quickly searched “classic style” to see what I could come up with. There was an almost overwhelming amount of striped tops with crisp, white bottoms. I’ve recently made a couple orders with white bottoms in them (The J.Crew fluted skirt in Ivory and the Old Navy Pixie pants in classic white), but neither have come yet and I really wanted to try out this look. So, I improvised with a white lace dress and a blouse over it. I LOVE this Banana Republic shirt-I picked it up when I was home for thanksgiving and I wear it all the time. It’s so classic and I can layer almost any statement necklace over it. Today, I chose my cluster faux-pearls from J.Crew. Confession: they’re actually from CrewCuts, but no one would ever know ;). I finished it off with navy tights and the adorable Modcloth bow flats I talked about a few posts back. I really like how this outfit turned out- i’ve never really been used to mixing textures and patterns before, but I think stripes and lace are a really easy and classic way to do it. I can’t wait to keep experimenting in the spring!
What has this “heatwave” brought out in your wardrobe? What are you excited to wear this spring?
I have to make a confession, I am utterly obsessed with gossip girl. I’ve been tearing through episodes on Netflix all winter and I am almost done with season 2. Naturally, I am drawn to Blair’s ultra polished, feminine style. The costume designers on the show are truly incredible.
I’ve always worn ballet flats as my chosen footwear. It’s still too cold/full of puddles out here to wear them if I have to walk anywhere, but I’m counting down the days until I can sport the collection I’ve amassed. These are three of my favorite pairs, but I have about six or seven more. The Madewell calf-hair pair is my newest one and I am in love. Very reminiscent of Paris and effortless femininity.
In tenth grade, I had a love affair with colored tights. I didn’t always style them with grace and tact, and I often ended up looking like I was wearing some awful, 1980: workout costume. However, Gossip Girl has definitely inspired me to give them another go. I adore pairing opaque, colored tights with simple dresses and skirts, giving the entire outfit a color-blocked, mod feel. They can also be used to add some fun and visual interest to a business casual outfit or any form of “conservative” wear. So, here are some of my ideas for styling statement ballet flats and colored tights. Let me know your take on this trend!
Pants: Old Navy/ Top: J.Crew/ Cardigan: H&M/Boots: Hunter/Watch: Michael Kors
So. I constantly talk about my hatred for pants. I just don’t feel feminine or special in them! However, when I saw these beautiful printed pixie pants at Old Navy, my war reached a ceasefire. They remind me a lot of the J.Crew medallion pants, but they were about seventy dollars less expensive. So, YES. They are currently $25 online, so I’m tempted to scoop up another pair. They have them in about ten adorable prints and colors, so, lots of options 😉 I used to be scared of printed pants because I figured they wouldn’t do my bottom half any favors, but I’m coming around to it, and I love how much pizazz they add to an otherwise plain outfit.
I paired it with my J.Crew tilda top (that I have in two colors…oops), and a navy cardigan for H&M. I WAS wearing cute, nude flats earlier, but Michigan weather strikes again and we got hit with a snowstorm. So…hunters it is. I have to just hold on to the small instances of spring that we’ve been graced with this week. Soon, all the gray will be over and i’ll regain my piece of mind. At least, that’s what I sincerely hope.The whole aesthetic is very patriotic, which I am always a fan of. I think this is a great transitional outfit and I’ll definitely be repeating all of these pieces throughout the season!
Much love and more posts coming your way!
Done. One word. I thought it would be easy to find time to write a blog post here and there, even though my schedule is busy. However, I really didn’t anticipate all the logistics that go into making a successful fashion blog. You need knowledge of lighting and photography (I’m not even sure if my camera comes with a self-timer…I probably should look that up.) Plus, you need an area in which to shoot your photos, preferably outdoors (Michigan weather makes that very difficult.) I found myself posting crappy Iphone photos instead of the quality posts this blog deserves. However, I’m going to use my spring break to put energy and creativity into my blog. I have six weeks left of school after I come back from break, and I’ve set a personal goal of five or six posts in that time. Who knows what summer will bring, but I’m ready for it. I want this to work out. Therefore, I will take the steps to make it happen. I’m going to do more polyvore/street style type of posts geared towards college students, which I think is an interesting and practical way to assume the role of Student Blogger. Meanwhile, I will work on my photography abilities and hopefully be able to document my personal style in a better light.
Much love and happy blogging,