Hat & BB Dakota Jacket: Urban Outfitters, Necklace: Downtown Threads, Leopard Ring: Charlotte Russe, Bag: ALDO, Sweater & Dress: Goodwill, Tights: The Sox Market, Frye Boots: originally my mom’s
There’s something about wearing winter white that makes everything feel lighter. As someone who is used to spending the winter months swathed in black and grey I was surprised how much I felt the difference. I’m not ready to give up my black basics yet but I’ll be working more winter whites and brights into my cold weather wardrobe. Anything to make all of these layers feel lighter.
How do you keep your winter wardrobe fresh and bright?
Jacket: Stowe Mercantile, Blouse (originally my moms), Necklace c/o 6pm, Skinnies: Gap, Ankle Boots: Urban Outfitters
Oh hi guy leaning on the hood of your car three parking spaces away. Your tractor beam like stares really made these photos look and feel so natural. I’m not the least bit uncomfortable. I am however kicking myself over the ten extra minutes I spent futzing with my camera in the hopes that you would leave. Not only did you stick around (in fact you were still there when I left) but my camera battery died after these two photos.
All snark aside, I love this look. My mom’s teal blouse and the leopard booties I bought myself for Christmas provide the perfect pops of color and effectively snapped me and my wardrobe out of the winter blahs.
How are you injecting color into your winter wear?
Dollar Store Sunnies, Hat & Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Tunic Dress: American Apparel, Leggings: Forever 21, Necklace: The Barn AntiquesI’m looking forward to wearing a variation of this outfit into the fall. I’m thinking a cozy knit on top, jewel colored tights (I’m leaning toward burgundy), and a great pair of ankle boots. Maybe a chic moto jacket to top it all off… but I digress.
I think the accessories are what really pulled this outfit together. The necklace (which I had no idea was the Red Wings logo until I showed it to D) was a fun touch that counteracted that more finished, vintage vibe of the hat. Both pieces were summer acquisitions so it felt fitting to wear them on one of the last beautiful days of summer.
What summer pieces are you still wearing?
Hat & Bag: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Dollar Store, Sweater: My Dad’s, Gingham Button-up: Goodwill (men’s), Jeans: Hurley (via Plato’s Closet), Bar Ring: Downtown Threads, Scarf: Gifted, Vintage Boots: Old Gold, Nails: OPI Lucky LavenderSweet lord this cold almost killed me! There is an upside to all of this though. The jarring cough and relentless congestion left me with a scratchy, borderline sultry, bedroom voice that has entertained D to no end, “Babe, you should have heard yourself say “hot and sour soup”, it was priceless!”
My porno voice aside this outfit is the ultimate in comfort. Give me a thrifted gingham button up, my dad’s old LL Bean sweater and my favorite pair of jeans and I’m as cozy as could be. I wore this casually comfortable look for a quick afternoon stroll and yet another trip to the pharmacy. I was worried I’d overheat in my wool sweater but it kept me warm and toasty when the wind picked up so I was glad I had it.
What do you wear when you just want to be comfy cozy?
Blouse: Battery Street Jeans, Lace Pants: UO, Heart Ring: Forever 21, Cupcake Ring: My Little Cupcake, Heels: Michael Antonio (via Endless) I took these new pants for a test drive yesterday at The Clothes Exchange’s Sweet-up, Tweet-up at My Little Cupcake in Burlington. I’m usually timid when it comes to trying out new styles but when my gaze fell on these cropped lace pants in the clearance section at Urban Outfitters it was love at first sight. It also didn’t hurt that they’d been marked down $70 making them a whopping $9!
The cropped length is perfect with heels or flats and I love the tiered lace detailing on the waistband. I was worried the silhouette wouldn’t work on me but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried them on (never judge a piece until you try it on!) They were baggy where they need to be and form fitting in all the right places. The only minor issue I had was with the fit was in the calves. I guess walking close to three miles a day is paying off because my calve muscles are flipping huge, especially when I’m in wearing heels.
I have a feeling you’re going to be seeing a lot of these pants this spring and summer. I love the idea of pairing them with sky-high wedges and a printed cropped top for a night out or with cute flats and a vintage bandeau for a sweet daytime look.
What new silhouettes are you trying out this spring?
Sunnies: Chinatown, Blazer: Silence + Noise (via Urban Outfitters),
Top: Forever 21 (via Clothes Exchange), Skirt: Forever 21, Tights: Target,
Boots: Rocket Dog (via Shoe Metro)without all my layers seriously considering a spray tan after seeing how much light my skin reflects
When I woke up it was cold, damp and sprinkling so I layered tights under my skirt and kept warm with a shimmery Silence + Noise blazer. By the time I was able to sneak outside to take these pictures it was sunny and the temps were climbing into the mid 70s. I stripped off my layers and was surprised how much the look changed. My look went from modest but modern to relatively risqué.
I got this top at the Clothes Exchange and I was worried that
the giant sequin bow it would make me look like a tween so I added the boots and high-waisted skirt to offset some of the youthfulness.
The next time I wear this outfit I would probably try it with a different pair of shoes. The boots were too heavy for the springtime sunshine and gave it a fall/winter feel. For a more seasonally appropriate look I would try pairing it with a fun pair of bright wedges, metallic gladiator sandals (with the too cute ankle wrap) or a pair of peep toe ankle booties.
What shoes would you pair with this look? Do you think this top is too juvenile?
Hooray it’s Friday!
What an exciting week for Wore Out! I joined IFB and I am SO glad I did! I’ve already met some seriously amazing bloggers who are so friendly and willing to offer a newbie blogger like myself lots of advice and encouragement, quite a potent mix if you ask me! If I’d known how welcoming IFB was I would have joined sooner! If you’re a member stop on by Wore Out’s page and drop us a line!
Without further ado…
Fashion Frivolities 3/25/2011
1. Nike Liberty Collaboration
2. UO Ice Cream Cone Measuring Spoons
3. Second Glance Fashions Women’s Black Buckle Designer Combat Boots
4. Nars Lipstick in Jungle Red
5. Recycled Glass Melon Table Lamp
6. T2 Love ‘Aztec’ Print Tank
7. Vintage Hat Box
Blogging Finery 3/25/2011
Threadbare, stop by this wonderful style blog for amazing outfit post, inspiration and information on the hottest trends. Expect to see an epic mix of vintage and current fashions, with splashes of glam and punk rock accessories. I fell in love with this blog as soon as I saw Deanne in a giant cardigan snuggling with her adorable cat in her “We’ll Get You Fixed Up In No Time” post.
Need inspiration on how to make thrifted and vintage items impossibly chic? Look no further than Steffy’s Pros and Cons! When the Vermont weather is too grim to face I pop over to Steffy’s blog for a dose of style and sunshine. This Miami girl rocks everything from floral rompers to knee socks and loafers all while maintaining her own effortlessly breezy style.
My weekend shopping/wish list has been seriously inspired by Tiffany from a reason to be fabulous. Not only are her outfits fierce but she’s got a seriously drool worthy collection of accessories, (think a super chic octopus ring and amazing vintage safari belt!) This girl knows how to put an outfit together and wear it with confidence and a stellar smile!
A Happy Belated Birthday shout out to Erica of Project Reveille! I can’t imagine a more perfect birthday outfit than the pretty pink party dress you wore, Andie from Pretty in Pink would be inspired! Looking for the perfect outfit for summer concerts & festivals? Erica’s got it covered with the most perfect Aztec sweater I’ve ever seen!
What blogs/bloggers are you loving right now? What are you shopping for this weekend?