May 17, 2013
H&M sunglasses and necklace, thrifted J.Crew top, Duro Olowu for JCPenney skirt (leaf print version), Diana Bobar handbag, and Mossimo pumps
I stumbled upon this striped shirt while scouring the thrift store for an embroidered peasant top. The intense mix of cobalt and Kelly green made it an immediate must-have item, and when a closer look revealed that the top was in new condition and from J.Crew, that was the icing on the cake. Consider me a new devotee of striped tops. As for that peasant blouse, well I'm still on the hunt!
May 9, 2013
Merona embroidered tank top, Kate Young for Target arrow necklace, Jones New York paisley blazer (similar style I'm eyeing), Cotton On jeans, Merona handbag (similar in pastel green), and Glaze heels (Jeffrey Campbell's black leather version)
This week I'm getting extra mileage out of my lightweight jackets since the weather is proving to be cool enough to allow for layers. The bold amalgamation of colors in this paisley blazer caught my eye on the racks of a discount store, and combined with the cropped length and paisley print, I was immediately smitten.
From a styling perspective, I'm intrigued by the idea of adding a printed jacket and on-trend heels to an otherwise casual mix of a cotton top and jeans. It's an easy way to dress up denim. When it comes down to it, I'm really just a jeans and tee kind of girl.
May 2, 2013
Mossimo floral blouse, H&M blazer, Mossimo jeans, Merona handbag, and studded heels c/o Boohoo (in black)
It's no secret that I've got a major weakness for shoes. Somewhere between bow ankle boots and sneakerville, my shoe selections for spring have made an unexpected stop at kitten heel pumps. Kitten heels are the least represented style of footwear in my closet, thanks to my ankle boot collection. So why the attraction? Well, their ladylike flair brings me out of my comfort zone, dresses up my faded denim, and evokes the masculine/feminine mix of Valentino without the splurge.
April 30, 2013
Jacket, scarf, and jeans c/o AG Jeans, thrifted cable knit sweater, bird ring from Crossroads Trading, Merona handbag, and Steve Madden boots (on sale)
The cornerstone of my wardrobe is denim, hands down. In particular, printed denim in skinny and cropped silhouettes take up a disproportionate amount of closet space. Camouflage, floral, polka dot, leopard and brocade prints, you name it, it's in my closet. Somehow my collection lacked a geometric diamond print, and I was fortunate enough to win these pieces from AG Jeans at Lucky FABB earlier this month. This is one of three looks on display in the AG Jeans suite that I was lucky enough to choose from. I rarely win contests, so I feel very fortunate.
Along with an multi-pocket ivory hobo bag that will be getting excessive use this spring and new moto-inspired ankle boots that I scored on sale, it's safe to say that I've found my spring staples.
What are your spring staples?