Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sailor suit

Check out that pretty tree blooming. It has been going crazy this past month. I love when it blooms. I picked out this outfit mainly to wear this scarf I found at a consignment shop over the weekend. The print is actually more equestrian than anything and reminds me of something from Ralp Lauren, except that it was $3!! When I added the red coat and the striped shirt I realized how over-the-top nautical it was. Maybe I went a litte "overboard", but I don't wear this red coat enough and there are only so many cooler spring days left, hopefully.
H&M Coat; Ralph Lauren striped shirt: $20; The Limited pants; Consignment scarf; J.Crew purse: gift; Mudd shoes: hand me downs

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Zebra stripes with pink

I have been wearing a lot of skirts to work lately. The weather is finally warm enough that I don't have to wear pants. Yes! I bought this shirt at H&M a couple of years ago. Now that stripes are really in, I thought I would pair the black and white neautrals with this bright skirt, which I styled differently here. I ate my lunch and read Vanity Fair at the park near work today. It almost looks a little too warm to be wearing tights in this picture, but I assure you there is still a coolness in the air.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring sequins

My friend Dan and I went to this outdoor mall where they have restaurants and shopping. After being told that the restaurant we wanted to go to was closed for a private party we had to choose a more upscale establishment. All we wanted to do was sit outside. So we waited for the table on the patio for 30 minutes. We didn't have the friendliest waitress in the world but we made the best of a beautiful night. Here I am trying to incorporate sequins into my everyday work look. This tank top from the Limited is about 3 years old, and I never wear it during the day. This is a nice way to play with the classic white shirt with black skirt combo.
NY & Co. blouse: $15; Limited tank; Skirt: gift; Nine West pumps: $40; J.Crew necklace: $20; T.J. Maxx purse: $20; Pac Sun Sunglasses: $10

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

I have been away for a while because A. I am always at a loss for good outfit ideas during these transitional months and B. I have been really lazy. Every night when I get home from work I have been so tired lately that I can't exert enough energy to plan out my outfit so I have been throwing on whatever works. This morning was the same routine, but I remembered that I had this skirt and all of the other pieces fell into place. I purchased this skirt with my 40% off discount when I worked at Ann Taylor Loft. That discount makes me wish I still worked in retail, but the pull to go back is never strong enough for some reason.
H&M Trench Coat: $30; Target turtlneck: $10; Ann Taylor Loft skirt; Franco Sarto Boots: $80

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easy outfit when you don't want to get out of bed

I really love this shirt/sweater combo. It's one of my go-tos when I can't think of anything to wear, but I still want what I like to call a "creative" outfit. The contrast of the blue and purple is fun. I also love wearing those slimming black pants with just about anything. They make me feel thinner and longer. And you can't go wrong with a pair of comfy loafers, right?
H&M purple sweater: $20; New York and Company Blouse: $15; H&M Black Pants: $20; Target Loafers: $20