Tag Archives: H&M

Father’s Day Fishing

Hat: Gifted (last seen here), Sunnies & Tank: Charlotte Russe, Striped Snood: Downtown Threads, Shorts: Old Navy, Mocs: Lands’ End, Leather Bracelet: Goodwill, Beaded Bracelet: Rome, Bag: H&MAfter an insanely busy work week that spilled over into the weekend it was blissful to unplug and spend Sunday fishing with D and his Dad. We took the boat out on the Lemon Fair River for the  day and even though I was the only one who caught anything (a 4″ blue gill) the three of us had a blast.

I’ve been keeping my outfits very simple lately, partially because of the heat and partially because of how busy I’ve been. When I’m short on time I opt for simple pieces (like this off-white tank and pinstripe shorts) that are easy to mix and match and rely on colorful/interesting accessories (like this striped snood and bright orange moccasins) to add personality.

What are your go-to looks when you’re short on time? How does your wardrobe/outfits change when you’re busy?

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Devil in a Blue Dress

Sunnies & Scarf: H&M, Dress: Gifted, Snakeskin Heels: Target, Ombre Belt: Charlotte Russe, Silver Bracelet: Kohl’s (?)With the right accessories even a devil can look like a lady; especially in this dress with a navy blue velvet obmre belt and snakeskin heels. The seafoam green sunnies and floral scarf only add to the feminine vibe of this bright spring outfit.

What ladylike pieces have you been wearing this spring? 

Printy Pants

Hat: Gifted, Dollar Store SunniesTee shirt & Pants: H&M, Bag: ALDO, Necklace: Dirt Chic, Ring: SZS Designs, Sandals: PaylessThis weekend was beautiful and we made sure to take advantage of the weather with a trip to the farmers market, lots of lounging in the park, drinks on the deck, and grilling out with friends.

When I bought these paisley print pants (last seen here) I was worried that I would wear them once or twice and then they would find their way into the dark depths that is the back of my closet and never see the light of day again. However after wearing them close to half a dozen times I’m still loving their leisurewear vibe and bold print.

Since the pants make such a statement on their own I kept everything else very minimal and light weight. Harem pants can make your bottom half look bigger  so make sure to keep proportions in mind when you plan your outfit and choose accessories. A long or baggy top would add bulk to your frame when paired with these pants but a cropped top or well fitting tee ground the look and help create a more flattering silhouette.

What new silhouettes have you been experimenting with? What pieces would you pair with these paisley pants?

I Freely Admit it. These are Crazy Pants

Dollar Store Sunglasses, Tank: H&M (via The Clothes Exchange) Cardigan: TJ Maxx, Paisley Lounge Pants: H&M, Sandals: Payless Gem Ring: Charlotte Russe, Bar Ring: Downtown ThreadsI love these pants. Yes, they’re totally outrageous but they feel like pajamas and the print is perfect. To balance out the voluminous lounge pants I kept everything simple, using lightweight fabrics and a crisp, clean color palette.

While I love the leisurewear vibe these pants have I can’t wait to dress them up. I have a pair of grey suede heels and a perfectly slouchy black tank top I can’t wait to pair with these “high fashion Hammer Pants” as D calls them. It’s the perfect outfit for drinks with the girls or a night out on the town.

What “crazy” pieces have you added to your wardrobe lately?

What’s New Pussy Cat

Sunglasses: Dollar Store, Dress: H&M, Pumps: Steve Madden

Saturday D and I spent the day in Montreal and since Burlington is less than 100 miles from this cosmopolitan Canadian city it makes a perfect day trip. While we were there I popped into H&M and this colorful cut-out dress was one of my purchases. I am such a cat lady at heart I couldn’t resist when I saw the dresses print. Some of the cats have different colored heads and tails, giving them a certain Frankenstein vibe.

I wore this with fun feline frock to work and out to lunch with friends. When I was in the office I had a black blazer on but it was such a nice day that I shed it as soon as I stepped outside. I love Burlington this time of year. There’s always something going on: the farmer’s market on the weekends, the annual Church Street Sidewalk Sale, tons of concerts on the waterfront, and of course Brewfest.

what summer fun are you looking forward too?

Jeans, Unicorns, and my new Love of Stripes

Sunglasses: Dollar Store, Blazer (from suit set): Talbots (via Goodwill) Beaded Necklace: DIY, Tee & Jeans: H&M,Watch: Yard Sale in Maine Belt & Rose Necklace: Forever 21, Heels: Nine West via TJ MaxxI don’t know what’s more elusive, unicorns or the perfect pair of jeans.

I have a love hate relationship with these pants. I love the wash and rise but the length is where I struggle. They’re too long to wear with flats but too short to wear with most of my heels. Luckily I managed to dig out these tortoise shell kitten heels (one of the first pairs of heels that I ever purchased!) and they were the perfect height. The elongated pointy toe barely peaks out from under the dark denim and I like how the tortoise shell looked paired with my striped tee.

I’m not sure what prompted my new love of stripes (see here, here, & here) but I’ve had a lot of fun mixing them into my wardrobe. I found stripes to be easy to mix and match with other patterns especially florals and brights. In this case I loved how my striped tee popped when paired with the bright green blazer. It added the perfect punch of color and the cut of the jacket worked with the rise of the jeans to create a flattering silhouette.

Do you struggle when it comes to styling a certain style/pair of jeans? What patterns/prints have you been mixing into your spring wardrobe?

A Windy Moment

Sunglasses: Chinatown,Velvet Blazer: Zara, Sweater: H&M, Belt: Gap, Skirt: Downtown Threads, Booties: Nine West

Please excuse the messy hair and limited range of facial expressions. The wind coming off the lake was freezing this morning making it hard to stand still and play nice in front of the the camera. Burlington managed to get off snow free this weekend while some towns in Vermont and New England got a foot of snow or more!

The last time I wore this vintage wool maxi skirt (here) was with a similar outfit. When I find an outfit that I like/works for me I try to re-imagine it using different colors, fabrics and/or textures. It helps me see pieces in my closet differently and give me more options.

With my legs fully covered and my top half all bundled up I was plenty warm even with the cold air whipping off the lake. Not to mention that the shearling lined booties kept my toes, usually the coldest part of my body, warm and toasty. I love how the booties can be worn cuffed to show off the shearling or laced up for a more Victorian feel. Nothing’s better than an outfit or accessory that can pull double duty.

Did you get any snow this weekend? Do you recycle your outfit ideas?

PS: Wore Out is finally on Facebook! Take a moment to tour the page and let me know what you think!