Outfit Details: Dress: thrifted; Jacket: thrifted; Boots: Steve Madden, via Ideeli.com
Over the weekend, I went thrifting. This cute little dress is just one of the pieces I managed to pick up. I originally wanted to pair it with a pink blazer, but once I put it on it just didn’t look right. Since today’s prompt requested a red/pink pairing, I was instantly worried I’d have to change my whole look–and I’d already gotten the boots on.
Luckily, I had this pastel pink leather jacket laying around! And while the outfit is slightly more “tough girl” than “romantic” I am wearing pink and red in the same outfit–so it counts, right?
These boots aren’t worn very frequently, but I love to take them out occasionally. I call them my “Pretty Woman” boots, after the movie. They’re stunning, but I really can’t fit anything between skin and boot, no matter how much I might want to (maybe tights, if I’m lucky).
Outfit Details: Cardigan: August Rush, via Ross; Tank: American Eagle; Jeans: Per Se, via Ross; Shoes: Bandolino, via Macy’s; Necklace: gift.
For me, my quick & easy formula when I need to get dressed and run out the door are jeans+boots+tank/tee+cardigan. It’s simple, it’s quick and most of the items are within an easy reach in my bedroom. No digging through my closet, not much effort required.
Of course, if your hair is styled, it really helps the I’m-put-together vibe you’re trying to give off. Curls dress anything up.
I’ll probably talk about it again in March, since that is my first blogiversary, but I feel like I’m really starting to get it. And by it, I mean style blogging and finding myself and my style. The past two weeks (aside from H is for Headwraps) have found me really finding my style and wearing outfits I love. Instead of the odd one out being the outfits I love, now the outfits I don’t love are becoming far and few between. I’m liking where I’m going.
This skirt is one of my favorite thrifted pieces. I purchased it for $1. However, I almost never wear it. I just never knew how to style it. However, I like where I’m going with it. And can I just say I’m so happy I picked up this brown cardigan over X-mas? Seriously, it goes with so much of my wardrobe.
I’ve been wearing these Madden girl boots a lot lately, but I haven’t ever taken pictures of the outfits I’ve been wearing them with. They’re super comfortable, and while they make my legs look a bit stumpy I don’t care! I also think they keep this look from becoming too “school girl.”
As for the hair, I slept in braids on Saturday night to get some soft waves. I’m sick of my stick straight hair, and I really want to add a bit of softness to my outfits, so expect more curliness in the future.
Outfit Details: Cardigan: Wet Seal; Tank: Macy’s; Jeans: Per Se; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s; Purse: Michael by Michael Kors, via TJ Maxx
I actually had an entirely different outfit planned out for today. Unfortunately, I woke up super late giving me time to eat and run out the door. So I pulled on these leather boots and grabbed some pink from my closet. I literally snapped these shots in five minutes and then ran to my car and sped to work!
I’ll just have to wear the outfit I had planned another day. Ah, regrets…
This purse was I ended up purchasing after I returned one of my X-mas presents. I’d been eyeing it for weeks and carried it around TJ Maxx whenever I was there. It was a hard decision, because I have never spent so much on a purse before (even though it was over 1/2 off). But honestly, it was my ideal purse. I need a lot of pockets and this purse has so many that it was just perfect. I haven’t regretted my purchase yet and I carry this sucker around every day!
Outfit Details: Sweater: Target; Jeans: Per Se; Vest: Goodwill; Shoes: Steve Madden
When I first started to expand my closet, I had no knits. Not a single one. I loved the look of them, but I simply couldn’t figure out why I didn’t own any. I quickly learned once I picked up my first couple knits.
I am hard on my clothes. Knits get pulled and destroyed. Even though I love them, I’m like a hurricane to my poor knits. Luckily, this sweater has (mostly) avoided destruction. In addition to being a flattering v-neck, it is cozy. I wear this sucker all the time.
Lately, I’ve been throwing this vest over everything. Since it’s reversible, however, I usually have the fur on the inside. When Salazar asked that I try it with the fur on the outside, I pondered it. I threw it on over this, expecting to hate it and immediately turn it around. To my surprise: I liked it.
This outfit is quite possibly one of the most comfortable outfits I have ever put together. Plus, the top knot made me feel extra stylish.
Outfit Details: Vest: Goodwill; Cardigan: gift; T-shirt: Old Navy; Scarf: gift; Jeans: Per Se, via Ross; Boots: Steve Madden.
Fur is not my favorite item to wear, I’ll be honest. I don’t own a lot of it, but on a whim last summer I snagged this vest at the Goodwill in Bellingham. And now, it’s super trendy with its fur lined insides. It’s actually reversible, but I prefer the fur be against my body since it looks weird otherwise.
Even though I threw this together this morning instead of planning it out, I ended up really pleased with how the whole outfit turned out. I feel like I’m getting the hang of this dressing-myself thing.
I loved how the scarf brightens up the whole outfit. I also attempted to try some sort of twisted thing with my hair to get more volume, but it didn’t turn out as I hoped.
You may have noticed I haven’t posted for a couple days. My grandfather is in the hospital right now, so my mom had to fly down to help him out and basically everything is in a crazy limbo.
Outfit Details: Sheer Top: Forever 21; Tank Top: Unknown; Jeans: Per Se, via Ross; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.
For letter “C” I knew I wanted my celebrity-inspired outfit to be one of the ones I’ve been saving on my desktop for months. Unfortunately, it was a summer outfit. Sometimes I ignore the fact that the weather does not jive with what I want to wear.
So, of course, I wore it anyway! I’m stubborn like that. Plus, the outfit looks cool in the snow!
Speaking of which, we have snow! It’s Washington, and we have snow! So exciting since we almost never get snow, and now we’re getting tons! I actually hate snow (because I hate the cold) but right now, I kind of love it. It just feels so magical and wonderful.
After I took these pictures i went back inside, huddled up in a blanket and drank cocoa. It was like the perfect winter day.
My outfit was inspired by Taylor Swift’s look below. I ended up snagging it off facebook when one of my friends posted it looking for boots like hers, so I don’t have any way to credit it, sadly.
Outfit Details: Blazer: H&M; Top: White House, Black Market; Jeans: Old Navy; Shoes: Franco Sarto; Headband: X-mas gift.
I’m a day late and a dollar short, but I’ve decided to join up with the ABC’s of Style over at Fashion’s Greatest Hits (Here are the details of the challenge). Obviously I missed A is for Army, but hopefully I’ll be doing the rest of them. Or at least most of the rest of them.
I can’t decide how I feel about this outfit. I love the top half (headband, pussybow blouse, blazer) but I don’t know about the bottom half. Sadly, the skirt I’d normally wear with this top is too small right now. I’m wondering if there is just too much white?
I decided to double bow it. I wanted to triple bow it, but the blue lining of the blazer meant I couldn’t add my pink bow pumps to the outfit. I get weird about using more than three colors in an outfit for some reason. This is likely why I don’t own a lot of prints.
Outfit Details: Long Cardigan: Macy’s; Dress: via Nostalgia (local shop); Sweater Leggings: X-mas gift; Boot Socks: X-mas gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.
Sometimes throwing things together ends up working out. I bought this dress at a local shop in Bellingham and I love it–after all, who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?–but it’s not always super flattering on my body in addition to being very short. Throwing this brown cardigan over it just pulled everything together nicely.
Plus, after staying up to nearly 4AM last night I’m pleasantly surprised that I can put together an outfit that I like.
I’ve been working on my hairstyling/braiding abilities over the past couple days, and I’m hoping to start incorporating new hairstyles into my daily life.
Outfit Details: Dress: Darling; via Les Saisons Boutique; Sweater Leggings: X-mas gift; Boot socks: X-mas gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.
Sometimes the right outfit puts you in the right mood. This dress always cheers me up. It makes me want to frolic through fields and woods like a woodland nymph. In addition, it lives up to the name of my blog. Ironically, I don’t actually own as much lace as I thought I did even though I love lace more than anything. I just hate itchy clothes.
In addition, I’m almost positive this is my most inspiring garment in my wardrobe. Ever since I bought this dress in early December I thought about the different ways I could wear it. With this cardigan or that jacket–versatility, thy name is this lace dress! However, I never actually put it into practice. I’m starting now, though.
Don’t you love the lace? So pretty!
Anyway, I wore this on a date. I know. Dating. I think I hate dating. I like getting out and meeting new people, but I just feel so incredibly awkward doing the whole thing. I’ve gone on this whole organic kick–you know, “things need to just… happen! They need to develop organically.”
I never understand my friends saying stuff like that before, and now I’m going to say: I’m so sorry. You are so right. I totally understand now!
I got a pair of knee high socks for X-mas. I actually layered them over my sweater tights and I really liked the end effect. It actually looks pretty seamless, even though the sweater tights are grey and my socks are brown/cream.