LAID OUT IN LAVENDER

Usually, Casual Friday = blue jeans. I keep the rest dressy enough that I can get away with colored denim on regular days, so I like to bust out the legit jeans when I can. But this Friday I took it in another direction.

Jill and I both bought these lavender jeans in preparation for spring, and I was itching to pop some tags. I tried to winterize the look with a cute sweatshirt (see the details my hair is blocking here) layered over an oxford, and added touches of dark jewel tones to make it less Eastery.

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Fun facts about this hat: Jill’s sister-in-law, Katey, knitted this hat for her (note the hot pink stripes), but accidentally made it child sized. Unfortunately for Jill, it didn’t fit her noggin but fortunately for my midget head, it fit me perfectly! I’ve been wearing it every day, and when I went to remove it for photos, Jill thought it looked so cute she insisted I keep it on. She’s always right. Thank you Katey, it is getting plenty of use!

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Violet Hour

Oh the disorgaization of it all! These last few (and probably the next few) posts have been wildly out of order, but such is life.

This extremely purple number was from the last day of Spirit Week. Friday was Wear Your School Sports Team Shirt Or The Spirit Week Shirt Day, of which I had neither, so I just decided to go overboard with our school color: purple. I’ve worn this tank/cardigan combo out before, but certainly not with all the extra purple accessories. The silk top is scandalously low cut, so I decided to throw a little pop of Other Color in with the modesty cami.

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  • Cardigan ooold NY&Co (similar)(similar)
  • Teal cami Forever 21 (buy)
  • Purple top old Rory Beca via Neiman Marcus (similar)
  • Jeans Old Navy (buy in Dark Wash)
  • Shoes old Steve Madden (similar)
  • Earrings “borrowed” from Mom (similar)
  • Necklace ?? (similar)
  • Plastic ring ?? (similar)
  • Plum ring Bought in Harajuku (similar)
  • Sunglasses Forever 21 (similar)
  • Coat North Face (similar)
  • Nail polish ORLY Velvet Rope (buy)

All Hail Satin

This outfit is made up of a whole bunch of Oldies But Goodies. I bought this satin skirt about 7 years ago, and I’ve worn it probably 4 times total.  I’ve always thought of it as an evening piece, but for some reason on that rainy morning, I decided to give it a whole new life as a work skirt.

The cashmere sweater is about 4 years old – it’s a little too small (as items can be when they are ordered online…), but the high waist of the skirt helps disguise that the sweater length is a little off.  The shoes and necklace are maybe 2 years old. Both are meant to be spring items (neither of which I bothered to wear this past spring), but I think they work with the rest of the outfit in heavier fabrics.

The shoes have a tiny bit of a hidden wedge, so they are way more comfortable than regular FLAT flat shoes.

  • Sweater: old Halogen cashmere (similar here, here, and here)
  • Skirt: old H&M (similar here and here) (splurge here) (ebay here)
  • Shoes: old Kelsi Dagger (similar here) (ebay here and here)
  • Necklace: old Forever 21(similar here and here) (awesome options here, here, and here)
  • Earrings: “borrowed” from Mom (similar here and here)
  • Lipstick: NYX in Narcissus (buy here)