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Showing posts with label sunshine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sunshine. Show all posts

Monday, March 28, 2016

texturize




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

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ain't no sunshine






When you decide on a monochromatic look that you just luuuuurve, and your friend's boyfriend offers to be your photog (cause he does video editing and stuff for a living), you do it. Even if the sun is long gone. You find a cool background with a street light and do your best to show off your all white look with metallic accents - sunlight and its early curfew be damned.

And then, you enjoy another cocktail. And still manage to make it home without spilling anything on your all white outfit. TA DA!

see the last time I wore an all-white look over here


white blouse: J. Crew Factory
white pants: Old Navy
metallic wedges: thrifted
clutch: Lilly Pulitzer


linking up:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

greening up





Things are really greening up around here...

Exhibit A: this wall of greenery behind me
And Exhibit B: my grassy green purse

And things SHOULD be greening up – it rained here in Colorado for the past week or so. Talk about lots of flooding, standing water, and even hail and snow. In May. And a lack of Vitamin D, which is a bit disheartening, and hurts our “300 days of sunshine per year” average. The sun came out for a bit yesterday, and it took me a minute to remember what that’s like… ;)
and now, it appears that wonky weather is back for good.
Or, at least today, anyway.


navy blue dress: from a friend
sweater: c/o Aéropostale
scarf: thrifted (Lucky Brand)
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom
purse: gift

Thursday, March 26, 2015

sidewalkin'






Double denim, and a sweatshirt from high school. Who am I? Just throwing out old style rules, left and right. This sweatshirt was a gift from my Grandpa, I believe my senior year of high school. Y'all, that was...many many moons ago.

What do ya think? How'd it turn out? Pulling out an oldie and pairing it with 2 types of denim, stripes, and boots. Oh, and a pub in the background. Pair that with sunshine, and I gotta say, I don't hate it.

We're almost to Friday - hang in there, everybody.


chambray: thrifted
striped tank: Target
sweatshirt: gift (American Eagle)
skinny jeans: c/o Aéropostale
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom
brown bag: COACH

Saturday, March 14, 2015

the opposite of snowy






See that snow on the ground? And the accompanying velvet pants, boots, turtleneck, and blanket scarf?
I'm NOT wearing anything like that today.

Instead, I'm wearing a lot less warm clothing, and soaking up as much sunshine as possible with friends while patio drinking and frolicking. We're also resurrecting old phrases and -isms from our youth, in celebration of my birthday nameday yesterday:

"Long hair, don't care."
"Let your freak flag fly."
"Leggooooo."
"YOLO"


turtleneck: GAP
blanket scarf: WalMart
velvet pants: J. Crew Factory
boots: c/o Aéropostale

Sunday, March 8, 2015

C to D

And here we go, from C to D (A to B here, and B to C here).
C was pedicures and lunch, and D was dinner at a steakhouse.




the most handsome pup in the world. besides his handsome brother...

The above outfit featured an embroidered tank top under a white button-up shirt, a fun scarf, skinnies, and neon sandals. Perfect for an unseasonably warm winter Saturday - I took off the scarf and button-up at least a few times each. It helps to have layers to keep me cool, hot, and comfortable.





And for dinner, I abandoned the button-up shirt and scarf, added a light blue cardigan, faux leather jacket and booties. I kept the embroidered tank top and skinnies the same, allowing me to change from one event to the next in (almost) record time.


embroidered tank top: from a friend
skinnies: c/o Aéropostale
button up: GAP
scarf: gift (Old Navy)
sandals: Target


cardigan; Eddie Bauer
faux leather jacket: Target
booties: Old Navy

Friday, March 6, 2015

taking advantage






You might remember a few days ago I mentioned that spring is NOT here.

Yet.

But I said I had a few spring-ish outfits to share. This is the first one. Bare legs AND sandals. You guys, that's unheard of for late February.

But, it happened.

I was a wee bit chilly, but I was bound and determined to take advantage of the sunshine, so I did.
And had goosebumps when I wasn't in direct sunlight.

Aaah, the price to pay for a little Vitamin D in the middle of winter.


linking up over here, since this vest and skirt are black and white :)


shirt: c/o Aéropostale
vest: thrifted (Levi's)
skirt: c/o Aéropostale
sandals: Target

Thursday, March 5, 2015

wine colored




I picked up this wine colored pencil skirt on a whim, on sale, at J. Crew Factory on New Year's Day. And I can't believe how much it goes with. Really. It's filling the hole of a black pencil skirt in my closet just perfectly. Hard to believe, I know, but it's true. It's such a nice, rich, merlot/wine/plum color that it adds just a little something extra to anything I wear it with, more so than a black pencil skirt would do, which makes me thankful I picked it up instead of a different color.

And based on yesterday's outfit (here), I guess you could say that I like this color combination of wine/merlot/plum/berry with black. And, you wouldn't be incorrect with that statement.


shirt: Charlotte Russe
skirt: J. Crew Factory
polka dot tights: Target
booties: Old Navy
faux leather jacket: Target

Sunday, March 1, 2015

B to C

More ideas for ways to go from place to place, or you might say since we already covered A to B, this is B to C.





Exhibit B: frolicking in the mountains, and then driving back through the mountains and a few mountain passes to a lower elevation to run errands and get settled at home after a weekend of play. Exhibit B is comprised of: a bulldog sweater, leggings, a scarf, a down vest, and snow boots.
And lots and lots of snow.




Exhibit C: perfect for running errands and enjoying the winter sunshine in Colorado (the temperature this day reached 70! in the middle of winter! I rolled down my car windows and turned up the tunes. Y'all, it was great). Exhibit C was comprised of: the same (wonderfully awesome) bulldog sweater, skinny jeans cuffed a few times, fancy pointy-toed flats, a faux leather jacket, a pearl explosion necklace, and shades. Shades for the above mentioned sunshine.

This was an easy transitional look - I kept the sweater the same and changed my bottoms and outer layers. And accessories, too. And the entire vibe of my ensemble.

But, you gotta do what you gotta do when you swing from one weather extreme to another, and you need to look good and feel good while you're doing it.


sweater: Target
scarf: c/o Aéropostale
vest: Old Navy
leggings: c/o Aéropostale
boots: SOREL via JAX


sweater: Target
jeans: c/o Aéropostale
jacket: c/o Aéropostale
flats: Target