Showing posts with label skinnies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skinnies. Show all posts

Monday, March 28, 2016


All of these neutral items are part of my "Maternity Capsule Wardrobe" (more on that soon!). My regular olive skinnies (RIP) were donated to Goodwill after heavy use over the past two and a half years. So I was thrilled to find these maternity olive skinnies at the thrift store - I think I even did a little jig in the dressing room when they fit. I won't sing the praises of olive-colored skinnies, but if you need some idea of how versatile they really are, check out these posts from the past. That's just the tip of the iceberg, trust me.

This oatmeal-colored sweater from my Mama has provided a nice backdrop for some different color combinations, while also extending the wearability of my wardrobe. It's a keeper, until it doesn't meet my pants anymore, then it will get boxed up with the rest of my pre & post-bebe wardrobe. But, for now, it's a nice & neutral color that plays well with others and provides any look with an interesting texture (and we know how I luuuuurve texture).

oatmeal sweater: Coldwater Creek from my Mama
scarf: gift from a friend
olive skinnies: thrifted
nude flats: Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack

Sunday, August 30, 2015

undone favorites

Mint. Navy. Floral. Skinnies. Sandals.

These are a few of my favorite things. (bonus points if you know the musical I'm referencing. 20 more bonus points if you have the soundtrack on your just me?)

These pictures look grainy on my teeny laptop screen, but you'll have to believe me that the execution of this look was pretty great. I've found that  when in doubt, pair some of your favorite things together and watch as magic unfolds.

A mint v-neck tee, favorite lightweight scarf, skinnies + sandals. Messy hair helps, too (isn't that the key to every look great? something slightly undone/messy), as does a fancy belt and a half-tuck (that says "I'm fancy, but I'm casual and only tuck in my shirt halfway, some of the time").

mint v-neck: Old Navy
scarf: Target
skinnies: Aéropostale
sandals: Target

Thursday, June 4, 2015

teal & sky blue

Teal on teal, plus dark hair and dark skinnies. That's apparently how I roll. Or at least how I rolled on this particular day.

I've had this cardigan since high school...but the color never gets old! It's such a nice sky blue meets teal that makes my eyes POP, so, even though, it is almost the age of a 5th grader, on my sweater shelf it remains. And, wow, has the way I style it changed ten times over - Lara, Mom, can we all agree that this is very different than how I used to wear it way-back-when? (we're talking a tank top underneath, flared jeans, STRAIGHT hair, and those clog-type slide-on shoes everyone was wearing between 2005 and 2007 (mine were taupe). I might have even had a string (or five) of shell necklaces...

Back to THIS outfit: what I like about the combination of this plaid button-up and cardigan is twofold:
1) it mixes old and new(er) items in my closet; and
2) the monochromatic vibe is still there, without being TOO overwhelming,

plaid button up: c/o Aéropostale
cardigan: Eddie Bauer
dark skinnies: c/o Aéropostale
pink flats: Coldwater Creek

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

print mixing on Mother's Day

Today we got some stripes, plaid, and strawberry print on the shoes. So, oh, what's that? Some print mixing.

Times three, you say? It's true. Three times the (subtle) print mixing, all in different shades of red and blue, plus some basic skinny jeans.

It's a pretty all-American look, in every sense of the word, methinks.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there - hope you get pampered and appreciated for all you do :)

striped shirt: GAP
button-up shirt: c/o Aéropostale
skinny jeans: c/o Aéropostale
flats: Keds

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

30 for 30: day 28

day 28

Black and white. And gray all over.

So many shades of black/white/gray. Love it.

Lately, I'm really loving throwing a blazer over the top of something to complete my look. And this blazer really hits the mark - it's gray, with white piping, and a ponte knit, so it's pretty warm. Casual, comfortable, yet stylish and slightly professional.

black & white buffalo plaid: Old Navy
gray blazer: Aéropostale
black skinnies: Target
black flats: Target

linking up at

Monday, April 27, 2015

30 for 30: day 26 + day 27

Twofer! Twofer!
Hope your week is off to a smooth start, friends. 

day 26

Here's some serious print mixing - stripes, Lilly, and dots! Ta da! I needed a little extra warmth in this dress, so I layered a striped shirt under my newest Lilly dress. And it appears my dress shrunk a wee bit in the wash...

dress: Lilly Pulitzer
striped tee: thrifted (Target)
faux leather jacket: c/o Aéropostale
flats: Target

day 27

I got told I looked a bit Grease-esque in this ensemble. And at first, I thought "No way." But the more I look at it, the more I think yes. Not quite Sandra Dee, not quite Danny Zuko. Somewhere in the middle, I guess.

Race you for pinks?

black shirt: Eddie Bauer
dark skinnies: Aéropostale
black faux leather jacket: Target
black flats: Target

linking up over at A Touch of Tartan

Friday, April 24, 2015

30 for 30: day 23

day 23

All the blacks and grays! All of them! I kinda dig it…but I know...
It’s spring!
The sun is shining!
The flowers are blooming!
The grass and the trees are green!

And that’s all correct. Except for when it snows. And when it does snow in the spring, something like this outfit is pretty perfect.

black chambray: Old Navy
black cardigan: Maurice's
gray skinnies: c/o Aéropostale
black ankle booties: Kohl's

Saturday, April 18, 2015

30 for 30: day 15 + day 16

Can you tell I'm playing some catch up with these two-a-day outfit posts?

"Two-a-day outfit posts, just as hard as working out twice a day."

not really...

Please disregard my above attempt at being a boss, and enjoy these two 30 for 30 looks I'm sharing with you this (gray, rainy, and cold Colorado) Saturday morning.

day 15

shirt: thrifted (Target)
scarf: Target
blazer: c/o Aéropostale
dark skinny jeans: c/o Aéropostale
flats: Target

day 16

chambray dress: Kohl's
scarf: WalMart
belt: Target
tassel flats: Target

linking up over at Elegantly Dressed & Stylish