TRUE COLORS:DAY 3

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.

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  • 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)

MIXED MESSAGES: DAY 5

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.

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  • Jacket Zara (similar)
  • Scarf Echo via TJ Maxx (similar)
  • Tee Zara (similar)
  • Jeans Old Navy
  • Boots Mossimo via Target (buy)

 

SOLID INVESTMENT

This look started as a copycat: one of the other teachers wore a denim shirt with black jeans and a grey cardigan and it was super cute. I started with this denim shirt and my black “magic” pants, but then went rogue and added the fur vest and boots. The neon bracelet adds a pop of color.

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  • Vest Forever 21 (similar)
  • Shirt American Eagle (similar)
  • Bracelets Zara (buy), Ebay (buy)
  • Pants Express (buy)
  • Boots Kenneth Cole Reaction (similar)

BABY ONE MORE TIME

This skirt was probably too short for school, but that’s the beauty of the opaque tight. ALL of my skin is totally covered up, so it’s not nearly as scandalous as it could have been. Our school librarian gave this look a hilarious title – and told me to feel free to use it on my blog – but now I can’t remember! Something about a school girl gone bad, but way better than that. Let’s just pretend I remembered and it was awesome.

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  • Blazer Merona via Target (buy)
  • Shirt J.Crew Factory (buy)
  • Pearls Brooks Brothers, Express, mom’s
  • Pin thrifted (similar)
  • Skirt Ebay (buy)
  • Tights American Eagle
  • Shoes Zara (similar)

TEAL MAGNOLIAS

I finally got a trim! I’m having a bit of first time styling issues with these pics…

I was excited to bust out these new fierce loafers. The ground was still pretty gross outside, but the fabric on these shoes was quite water friendly. It was NOT, however, foot friendly! I got a nasty blister near my heel about halfway through the day and had to bust out the chanclas.

As for the rest of the outfit, I kept it pretty simple with a nudge towards collegiate preppy to match the underlying vibe of the shoes. A chunky bracelet ties the studs back in.

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SNOW WHITE

I tried on probably every single blazer/cardigan I own over this dress, and nothing looked right. Either the length was off or it was too baggy for the dress. I got frustrated thinking all I wanted to do was cover my arms (the dress has 3/4 sleeves), and then it hit me: my shrug! I bought this one is high school (you heard me!) and it has been an excellent emergency sleeve piece ever since. If you don’t own one, I highly recommend a simple, snug one like this.

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GRANDE CHARTREUSE

Grande Chartreuse: monks who sell booze who you can’t visit. Now you know.

Nothing super exciting about this outfit, other than the fun color combo. Chartreuse and coral red: you know you bought something in this color 5 years ago from J. Crew!

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  • Necklace ooold?? (similar)
  • Sweater old J. Crew (similar)
  • Tee Nikibiki (buy in Suntan)
  • Jeans American Eagle (buy)
  • Shoes Zara (similar)

JUST LIKE A TATTOO

This jacket didn’t photograph that well. The fit is perfect in person, and it has this adorable little peplum in the back.

I like how the tattoo-reminiscent jewelry plays off of the classic (with a twist!) tweed jacket. And the snow boots were just a flat out necessity!

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  • Jacket Zara (similar)
  • Blouse J. Crew Factory (buy)
  • Necklace Ebay (buy)
  • Pants Express (buy, runs HUGE)
  • Snow boots Nine West
  • Hair skull Gift from Jill! (buy)

ROCK YOUR BODY

This was a morning when I was fresh out of ideas. I knew I needed boots because of the snow, and then I threw on a bunch of comfy layers. The blazer-y jacket helps workify it a little.

I would like to note that this tee was an item I checked off my Want But Can’t Find list. I had been dying for a rockerish tee that 1. had some color in it and 2. didn’t involve a band logo. I was psyched when I found this one on extreme sale at Zara!

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  • Scarf Charter Club via Macy’s (buy)
  • Vest Forever 21 (buy on sale for $20!)
  • Jacket old Krisa via Nordstrom Rack (similarsimilar for $20)
  • Tee Zara (similar)
  • Pants Express (buy, runs HUGE)
  • Boots old Kenneth Cole Reaction (similar)
  • Bracelet  old Forever 21 (similar)

LIFE’S A BLEACH

This is my favorite kid of outfit: generally classic with a serious bite. The blouse/sweater vest/pencil skirt/loafer combo is nothing new; but add in mixed prints, bleach stains, and studs and you’ve got yourself something to look twice at.

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Yes, that’s pony hair AND studs.

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