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!
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)
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!).
I forgot to lay out an outfit the night before, so in a tired panic, this is what I came up with. This blouse is new. They had it with hot pink sheer, but the grey sleeves were a weird lighter grey that I did not care for. I originally had planned on wearing a different pair of black pants, but found that they looked laughably huge especially with the loose blouse. So I dug out these old H&M pants that had been banned to the “skinny” pile along with an identical grey pair, and they fit!!! In fact, by the end of the day, they were quite loose. I have no explanation as to why these now fit, but I’ll take it!
- Jacket Xhilaration via Target (buy, last worn)
- Blouse Forever 21 (buy)
- Necklace Stephan & Co. via Nordstrom (buy, last worn)
- Pants H&M (similar)
- Shoes Xhilaration via Target (buy in Pink)
Okay, I gave up on the PJs (although, I’m still rocking the slippers…). I still felt like hot garbage, but sometimes you have to put on real pants. Fun story: This is the outfit that inspired a (Special Ed) 8th grader to ask me if I was pregnant! Nevermind that I weigh less that at least half of the 14 year olds there. She has detention FOREVER.
I’m working a little stripe on stripe action here. I had been standing, staring into my closet when this combo came to me. Both are old pieces I’ve never worn together. I paired the dark grey cords to anchor the pastels and to add another cold weather fabric so it did’t look too Easter-y. I spent a while trying to pick a different necklace since I’d already paired these, but this match up is just meant to be.
Side note: After so many teeny J. Crew collars, these green ones look HUGE! If it weren’t for the necklace, I would’ve tucked the points into the sweater.
You can’t tell at all from the pictures, but I did a little variation on my standard low bun. I seperated seven ninths of my hair in the back, and braided the front two ninths into skinnyish regular braids and tied with clear bands. Then I just pulled everything back into a low messy bun. NOT rocket science, but it made it a little less boring.