It’s Spring Break! The mister and I will be heading off to Nashville, so there will be a bit of a break in our regular programming (“What regular programming? You never blog consistently!” -You).
In the meantime, here are a few extra pics from the Nordstrom event that were hiding on Jill’s camera.
More info on our outfits here and here.
During our marathon shopping sesh after, Jill found this purse at Charming Charlie that matched my nails. I acheived this look with a base layer of Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine in Spark (which looks purple in the bottle but dries navy) and about eight layers of Milani Nail Lacquer in Gems. Yes, it took forever to remove!
This was from the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day. I knew I wanted to wear some green, but not in the typical way. And I also wanted to keep the weird color combo theme going.
I pulled this old scarf out of retirement for the green, and paired it with this oatmeal/oxblood sweater. Green and burgundy isn’t anything Earth shattering, but the colorful bangles add some unexpected brights.
The day I (well, we) bought these lavender jeans, I spotted a gorgeous lavender and coral necklace at J Crew and knew I wanted to pair the pants with this coral blouse. The blouse is quite over-sized, so I tamed it with this tailored jacket.
The earrings match the pants, but the random introduction of mint makes them less matchy-matchy.
- Earrings Charming Charlie (buy in stores, similar)
- Necklace Forever 21 (buy)
- Jacket Forever 21 (buy)
- Blouse Nine Bird via Buffalo Exchange (similar)
- Jeans Forever 21 (similar)
- Shoes Zara (similar)
Week two of Theme Weeks! The theme originated as “Anything BUT Black or White” playing against the big Black and White trend for Spring. But I think my version evolved into Kooky Color Combos.
Here, we have that highlighter pink sweater with which I started by pairing with these wine pants. I played with a few necklace options and dug up this oldie-but-goodie. I liked how it didn’t exactly match, but very much played off the dark pants. The necklace lead to the orange pumps (one of very few pointed toes that were saved from 6 years ago!), which lead to the pink and orange tank. It’s kind of insane, but works at the same time.
- Sweater Gap (similar, similar)
- Tank Mossimo via Target (ebay)
- Necklace old Forever 21?
- Pants Xhilaration via Target (similar)
- Shoes old B.P. via Nordstrom (similar)
Let’s take a look back on our first theme week. Here were my official outfits:
Check out Jill’s even more insane Trifectas here. And how about an homage to some previous looks that just happened to mix prints?
Were you inspired to mix prints this week? Do you do it all the time anyway? Do you think this is terrible and that we are insane? Let me know!
Stay tuned for next week’s theme…
What a better way to end the week than with a Trifecta? I brought this scarf home and realized it just happened to have all the same colors are this jacket. Both have insane colors and patterns, but it works because the color palate is identical. The black on black texture pattern of the tee is also crazy, but I treated it like a plain black tee.
I saw this scarf at Target and fell in love IMMEDIATELY. Most items I buy, I tend to think about what I already own that I can wear with it and where I might wear it to. But this one went in the basket without a second thought.
A funny story about the undershirt I’m wearing here: it’s Affliction. You heard me. I saw it at Marshalls, and loved the subtle grey fleur de lis pattern. Once I realized it was Affliction, I almost put it back on principle alone. But I ultimately liked the pattern so much that I didn’t care. I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately because of it’s short skinny sleeves. Too many of my short sleeve shirts have loose sleeves which leave weird bulges when layering.
The scarf, the sweater, and the tee add up to a Trifecta (plus the leopard on the bracelet!).
Mixing two prints is a good way to get started, but this week Jill and I started striving for The Trifecta: AKA three prints in one outfit. This week has pointed out a gaping hole in my wardrobe: printed bottoms. How have I missed this?! I mean, I don’t even have any printed skirts (besides that one faintly plaid number).
So I had to build my Trifecta in creative ways. I’ve seen other bloggers layer their blouses, so I decided to give it a try. I don’t love how the overall look turned out, but I do like the way all the patterns looks together. A plaid scarf and a peek at the striped blazer lining adds up to FIVE patterns!
- Blazer Merona via Target (buy)
- Gingham shirt J. Crew (buy in other colors)
- Floral shirt J Crew (similar)
- Pants old Gap (similar)
- Boots Hunter (similar)
BONUS POST! I totally spaced on starting the week off right on Monday, so two posts today.
Here is another simple way to mix prints: use the same print in different colors. I loved Sarah’s leopard sweater, and used my own pieces to come up with an inspired concoction. A long skinny necklace breaks up the print and adds interest.
- Sweater Forever 21 (similar)
- Blouse J. Crew (similar)
- Necklace old Forever 21 (similar)
- Jeans American Eagle (buy)
- Boots Wanted via Barefeet Shoes (similar)