Mint Green

Mint.  One of my favorite colors for spring, summer… and winter!  It’s the perfect transitional color from winter to spring.  Today’s outfit just shows a tiny hint of mint green – in my necklace.  I also tried these sky blue pants on to see if I could make them work this time of year – until we got a snow storm – now they are going to be held off for another week or two, you know, until it’s at least 25 degrees out. 🙂

This sweater:  SO SOFT and wonderful!  I got it at Banana Republic during a 40% off sale.  It comes in ivory, navy, and black….. once it goes on sale I might pick up the gray also. 🙂

(Also – it looks like something is on my purse…. there isn’t.  Promise I’m not a dirty bird…I don’t know what the camera did!)

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Sweater:  Banana Republic – same
Pants:  Express  (old) – same style
Top (hidden):  Banana Republic – same
Necklace:  J. Crew Factory (old) – same stylefloralKendra Scott
Handbag:  Target – same
Shoes:  Tory Burch – same

Pop of Yellow

This week I’m following another Instagram style challenge that incorporates lots of bright, spring colors.  Today’s color challenge was “sunny yellow.”  Sadly, every piece of clothing I own that is a bright, vibrant yellow is entirely too lightweight to wear this time of year.  So, I opted to wear a dark outfit with a pop of yellow (although this color is more “citron” – it still works!).

Happy Monday ya’ll!

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Top:  Ann Taylor – samesimilar sweater tee
Sweater:  LOFT – samealmost identical
Pants: LOFT (old) – similarsimilar
Necklace: J. Crew Factory (old) – try thissimilar style
Shoes:  Tory Burch (old) – updated version
Watch:  Michael Kors – same
Handbag:  Target – same

Sunday Wish List #3: Printed Shorts

I’m in love with printed shorts!  Literally you can take a plain t-shirt and little to no jewelry and make an outfit interesting.  I love that!  These shorts are all on my wish list.  Enjoy. 🙂

Wish List #3

#1:  shop same
I love the floral pattern. It makes me think of spring and I want to do a happy dance with all the light colors. 🙂

#2:  shop same  
Leopard print?  Enough said.  They also come in 3 other prints!  I love the “blue-multi” print also.

#3:  shop same
These shorts are pleated and a little longer inseam at 5″.  The pattern is fun, and the pleats make them a little more “dressy” which is perfect for summer outdoor parties that are casual (but you don’t want to be the one that shows up wearing jeans shorts either).  

#4:  shop same
I already purchased this pair and wore them yesterday for a “what I wish I was wearing” post. Love them!  They are bright, cheerful, and a 5″ inseam also (which feels a little more “age” appropriate these days lol). 

#5:  shop same
More polka dot print shorts.  Waiting for a sale though — Ann Taylor sells really nice items, but with their steep $175 free shipping minimum, I rarely make a purchase unless they have a flash sale.  Thankfully the mall in Florida nearby where we are moving has one which will make returns/purchases much easier!  

#6:  shop same
These shorts look great!  I actually recently purchased them during a flash sale online, but sadly had to return them — they run about 2 sizes too big!  And they weren’t available in store yet, so I am anxiously awaiting another flash sale.  

What I wish I was wearing #2

I’m officially craving spring/summer and cropped jeans, shorts, lightweight sweaters, and then those super hot days where you just wear a lightweight tank and sit around in the shade with a glass of lemonade….. are you picturing it yet? 🙂

I’m sure this huge craving has to do with the winter storm upon my area tonight with a potential 8-12 inches of snow.  *inward groan*  Ready to move to Florida, like, yesterday.

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Shorts:  J. Crew Factory – same

Sweater:  J. Crew Factory – same

Handbag: Target – same

Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same

Watch:  Fossil – same

Shoes:  Minnetonka – same

Work Outfit Post: T-shirt & Comfy Cardigan

I love everything about this type of outfit.  T-shirt that I can wear to work + comfy cardigan that keeps me warm = Thumbs up!

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Tee:  LOFT – same
Cardigan:  Express – same
Pants:  LOFT – same
Shoes:  Vince Camuto – same
Watch: Michael Kors – same
Necklace:  LOFT (old) – similar

Work Outfit Post: Striped Blazer

One of my favorite fashion blogger’s is Putting Me Together.  She posts the cutest outfits and pulls together blazers all the time for both work and casual posts.  She posted a blazer similar to mine last year and when I saw the blazer I’m wearing at Old Navy recently, it was high on my wish list.  I finally purchased it during a 30% off sale.  This picture definitely didn’t come out the best! The blazer is kind of scrunched on my shoulders and the lighting was dark, but you get the gist. 🙂
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Blazer:  Old Navy – same
Pants:  Express – sameankle pants
Shirt:  The Limited (old) – similar
Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same
Handbag: Danielle Nicole – same
Shoes:  Tory Burch (old) – updated version
Watch:  Michael Kors – same
Bracelets:  LOFT – same

 

Work Outfit Post: Striped Dress

Inspiration – Pinterest

Today’s post was inspired by something I pinned on Pinterest a few days ago.  I like the grey/black striped dress better in the Pinterest photo, but I was trying to work with what I had in my closet.  Which I’ve been trying to do MUCH more lately!  We are getting ready to move about 1,000 miles south here in 3 months and need to save $$. 🙂 
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Dress: Old Navy – same (clearance!!)
Shirt:  Express – same
Necklace: Target (old) – similar
Watch: Michael Kors – same
Bracelet:  J. Crew Factory (old) – similar
Tights:  Target (old) – similar
Boots:  Target (old) – similar
Handbag:  Danielle Nicole – same

Casual Post: J. Crew Buffalo Vest

Instagram challenge today:  it’s #buffaloplaidvestday 🙂

So, you know….

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Vest – J. Crew Factory (old) – J. Crew Version (plain)similarPatagonia

Scarf – Old Navy (old) – similarTargetBeautiful! ($$$)

Cardigan – LOFT – same

T-shirt (that you can’t see) – Old Navy (old) – similarlove!

Legging Jeans – Target (old) – similarsimilarGAP

Boots – Hunter – same

What I Wish I was Wearing #1

For weekend posts I decided to try something a little different since it’s hard to get 7 outfit posts done throughout the week.  I’ve noticed other bloggers I follow will do installments of “what I wish I wore” or “Saturday deals.”

I’m super anxious for Spring to get here (as in yesterday!).  I’ve been watching all my favorite haunts for deals on new spring clothes. I’ve made a few purchases in the last couple of weeks and for Saturday blog posts I thought I’d feature “what I wish I was wearing” outfits that I would love to wear now, but won’t be able to wear for awhile.  If you’re headed out somewhere for spring break, maybe this will help with some outfit ideas as well!

Since I move to Florida in May, these will only be applicable for a few short months, but at that point I can try something new. 🙂










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Dress – Old Navy:  shop same
Jacket – J. Crew Factory:  shop same

Necklace – Kendra Scott:  shop same

Handbag – Target:  shop same

Shoes – Converse:  shop same
Watch – Michael Kors:   shop same

Turtleneck sweater + Leggings

I have definitely learned a couple of things about myself this winter in regards to my wardrobe:

A) I love leggings.  Hello comfort!

B)  I’m not a huge fan of big sweater turtleneck type things (on myself).

I’ve purchased two chunky cowl/turtle neck-type sweaters this season and unfortunately haven’t worn either as much I expected. I love the way they look on women who are taller and more slender than myself, but I just feel like a big blob when I look at this picture.  That being said, this sweater is ultra-soft and super comfy!

Now about those leggings.  These leggings.  They take all of those little areas on your legs that aren’t quite as fabulous as when you were 18, and they put them in the right spot.  So lovely!  I bought them in gray and black…. they are that amazing!

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Turtleneck – Target:  shop same
Leggings – Target:  shop same
Boots – Vince Camuto:  shop same
Handbag – Target:  shop same
Watch – Michael Kors:  shop same