Showing posts with label Hollister. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hollister. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

you guys, it's still winter

If you read any other style blogs, you might have noticed (as I have) that everyone is saying that spring is here.

Let's be real here, my friends. I'm not going to pronounce that spring is here, nor will I dress like it, nor will I bore you with pictures of the peonies that grow in my backyard, because it's not quite spring (that is snow in the above pictures. yes, real snow).


It's coming.


There are at least 2 more weeks until spring officially starts. And, if you've ever wished for spring and warmer weather like yours truly, you'll know that sometimes the harder you wish for it and will it to finally be spring, the more snow you get (see above pictures), and, if you live along the Front Range, you'll remember that we had snow last Mother's Day.
In May.

So, to end this little rant, you will eventually see some spring outfits here. And you might even see some outfits that could be interpreted as warmer weather ensembles. But, I assure you, spring is NOT here in the Rockies juuuuuuust yet. And as such, I will (un)happily still be wearing my snow boots and sweaters and scarves and coats and hats and gloves and shoveling snow.
Probably until May...or June...or whatever...

shirt: Hollister
jeans: c/o Aéropostale
scarf: WalMart
boots: c/o Aéropostale

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

jewel tones

All the shades of blue and green. I really like how this came together - I didn’t anticipate liking it so much, but, I did! The color of these pants seems more spring/summer to me (like grass green), but when paired with darker tones, the grassy-ness is toned down significantly. And normally I wouldn’t pair an open knit cardigan with a heavy knitted scarf, but
(1) emerald green just happened to look great with the blue of my shirt and the green of my pants,
(2) I needed a warmer scarf.
Ever pair solid jewel tones together? I might try it for New Year's Even, instead of opting for sequins...

shirt: Target
sweater: Hollister via Plato's Closet
scarf: thrifted
pants: from a friend (Urban Outfitters)
flats: Target

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

number 4 of 7

from the Mr
"I have always liked this dress and wanted to see her wear it. We debate on whether or not it is long enough for work, so I thought it would be a challenge to figure out how to make it work, or maybe push some boundaries."

If you can’t tell, I’m in love/a bit obsessed with navy blue. And this shift dress just so happens to be navy blue. Fancy how that happens…It came from a friend who, instead of regretting giving it to me, tells me how great it looks on me every time I wear it around her. So, that’s nice :) I was a bit concerned that the dress would be too short for work, but then I remembered I have REALLY short legs (but my brother said I have long arms…?). And, in any case, tights season is almost here, so that should solve most of the “too short skirt” issues that reside in my closet…

dress: from a friend
cardigan: Plato's Closet via Hollister
scarf: Target
flats: Old Navy

Saturday, August 23, 2014

white & gray

Gray and white (with blue stripes) for work and a sushi dinner after.

Gosh, it was hot wearing pants. I won't say I'm excited for fall or winter (ever), but I am having a hard time keeping cool...

shirt: thrifted (Hollister)
pants: Aéropostale
sandals: Target

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2 Basic Ingredients






These two outfits each contain two similar ingredients: a chambray, and polka dot pants. Yet, very different outcomes! It's like when you make banana bread, but instead of adding bananas, you add zucchini, or pumpkin. Similar inputs, change up a thing or two, and voila! A different, yet equally delicious outcome.

Have I mentioned that my chambray collection has really grown? We're talking upwards of 5 shirts...not to mention a dress...and a skirt. Don't judge - they go with everything!! So, I find myself reaching for them all the time . And if I'm shopping and see a wash or fit that I don't have, it doesn't take much for it to come home with me. Sorry not sorry?

on the left:
chambray: thrifted
pants: Ann Taylor LOFT
scarf: thrifted
sandals: Target

on the right:
chambray: Kohl's
sweater: Hollister via Plato's Closet
pants: Old Navy via Plato's Closet
flats: thrifted

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mr. Picks Mondays: Black and White

The Mr. chose the black and white flannel shirt. and I added the sweater (we're still experiencing some less-than-warm weather here in Colorado). Not a groundbreaking look, but something solid for a springtime-in-the-Rockies Monday.

found this necklace at Target with my pregnant bestie. and we both fell in love
I didn't take much convincing to bring it home with me

tank: WalMart
plaid shirt: Old Navy
cardigan: Hollister via Plato's Closet
jeans: Aéropostale
shoes: Payless
necklace: target

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunshine and Sweaters





I promise the orange shirt (left) isn’t as blinding as it appears in these pictures – it’s a very pretty coral-meets-orange-meets-almost-pink shade.

However, here are two more transitional spring looks to check out. I layered with sweaters, scarves & belts because the weather isn’t QUITE there, JUST yet, but I made sure to use spring shades & textures. Oh, and flats – so nice to be able to make the switch from boots.

I’m itching to go full throttle with sandals and skirts and shorts and truly summer-y looks, but I’m holding back, for several reasons:

1)      We might get more snow. This weekend, actually.
2)      I’m going to wear my summer clothes ALL summer long, and eventually I’ll be dying to wear boots and sweaters again. I’m trying to prolong this feeling by wearing sweaters with skirts and bare legs, light jackets and light tops, and flats with everything.
3)      Eventually in the summer, I will be sick of all of my summer clothes, and want to replace them all because I hate them all (not really, but you get the point). So, by mixing them in with my colder weather items, I feel like I’m forced to be creative with cold AND warm weather clothes, and what is creativity if not a muscle? The more you use it, the better it is/becomes/looks/feels! Right??
4)      I have TONS of sweaters (even after recently paring them down. again.) and I want to make sure they get a wee bit more lovin' before they’re packed away until this fall/winter.

How do YOU dress for spring? Hang on to sweaters and coats as long as possible? Or do you embrace the warmth and break out sandals at the first sign of warmer temps?


shirt: WalMart similar below
sweater: thrifted (Hollister) similar below
jeans: Aéropostale
scarf: gift
flats: WalMart similar below

shirt: JCPenney similar below
sweater: Ann Taylor similar below
jeans: Aéropostale
flats: KMart similar below