Spring Has Sprung

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring · Style Imitating Art

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Spring has definitely sprung here in Chicago! I spent my weekend enjoying the weather by running my fastest 10 mile race ever, taking Chewie to the dog park, and wearing the most perfect Spring scarf that came in my latest Le Tote box.

striped-shirt-peach-scarf-2Scarf – via Le Tote (same) | Shirt – The Limited (similar) | Jeans – LOFT (same) | Shoes – Nine West via DSW (similar) | Earrings – Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (try it free with code looplooksxoxo)

striped-shirt-peach-scarf-4striped-shirt-peach-scarf-5And of course I had to pair the scarf with my white jeans. They are part of my Top 10 Remix after all. Also, I’m apparently addicted to wearing them. I foresee a lot of white in my wardrobe this spring.

Of course, it helped that Jen chose a painting with earth tones and white as the main color for this week’s Style Imitating Art.  I immediately knew I wanted to wear these earrings for interpreting this painting when I opened up my latest Rocksbox. The white stone goes perfectly with the nature scene. They’re not anything I would have ever picked myself, especially because while it appears Kendra Scott is a trendy jewelry designer, I’d never heard of her!

Which reminds me: Lilly Pulitzer for Target. I do NOT get it. I really don’t. Not a huge fan of the prints and, from the sounds of it, women were just snatching whatever they could. I almost went to Target this morning for toiletries. Thank goodness I didn’t! And speaking of designers I don’t understand, Vera Bradley is another. So don’t get it.

Anyway, Kendra Scott. Not necessarily my style but that’s actually what I like about getting subscription boxes like Rocksbox and Le Tote. Their stylists help me try new things. Maybe I like them, maybe I don’t. And maybe they’re the perfect finishing touch to an outfit!



15 replies on “Spring Has Sprung

  1. Sara

    Uhh – thanks a lot for jinxing the weather. It was 35 when I got up this morning.

    I think that Lilly has really lovely things, but for women “of a certain age”. Something about it just doesn’t seem youthful to me at all. And I did go to Target on Sunday morning. Unfortunately I was there for a few different things which were spread out all over the store. It was embarrassing, really. And I don’t even consider the Chicago area to be big Lilly territory. I can’t imagine what it was like elsewhere.

  2. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    Love those earrings — and perfect for the SIA inspiration!

    I like some of the Lilly prints, but I’m saying NO to rompers, jumpsuits, and elastic-banded strapless dresses. And I got burned out at the craziness of a boutique collection opening three years ago with the Jason Wu for Target collection. Madness and just grabbing things — and I overheard some ladies talking about just grabbing stuff to resell on eBay. So that cured me of ever getting attached to boutique collections. Months later, if something is on sale and I see it and like it, then it was meant to be. (Like with my Philip Lim for Target floral vest!) If not, then oh well. 😉

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I personally want rompers to go away ASAP. I can almost handle jumpsuits, but rompers are just a big old NO for me. Which is irritating because I was shopping for a cute swimsuit coverup and everything seems to be a romper!

  3. Bri Marie

    I also don’t get the Lilly thing, but I also don’t get waiting in line for any fashion launch. If everyone else is going to have the EXACT SAME stuff as me and I had to wait in line for it, I just feel really unoriginal and childish. But that’s just me.

    I LOVE these shoes and this entire outfit, really. You should add it to the TTT from last week, which is still open 🙂 Worth sharing so that everyone else can see the awesome stripes + that gorgeous scarf!!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Thanks for the idea. Added!

      I wish I could still find these shoes because I feel bad when I wear them and everyone loves them and I can’t point them in the direction of where to buy their own pair. I found them on super clearance at DSW last year when I needed an emergency pair of shoes.

  4. Emily @ Out and About

    I’m with you on Lilly Pulitzer! All of my social media platforms were exploding with comments about it, and I was thinking, “Who is Lilly Pulitzer? Why is she such a big deal?” I had to google her to get more background and even now I don’t understand the hype. On that note, I know this will make some people want to throw tomatoes at me, but what is the big deal about Tory Burch?

    Very cool outfit and that scarf is beautiful! I like how you tied it, too. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to wear scarves and I will be trying this way out sometime in the near future!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I even heard the original Tory Burch Reva flats were really uncomfortable! Also, I don’t really want my shoes to have a big ol’ emblem on the front for the brand.

  5. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Well, I think I’ve found my favorite outfit of April. I was first going to say that I LOVED the scarf, but then I realized I really like the sweater, and then I saw the sandals, AND THEN I saw the earrings, and…yep. Here we are. Top to bottom, this is an awesome, awesome springtime look, imo.

    True life: I went to college with Vera Bradley’s great grandson. Actually, I even knew him in college – he worked with me on the school paper a couple times. (And now he lives in Chicago, and once upon a time I ran into him on the Red Line. Small world.). Anyway, in college everyone was OB.SESSED. with Vera Bradley. It was like your social status was determined by how much of a full luggage set of Vera Bradley you owned. I personally found it to be so overwhelming – OMGPRINTS!! No thanks. I preferred my Vera Bradley in small quantities, like as a little makeup bag or ID wallet. I also thought it was funny when I did my internship in Chicago and next to no one I’d see walking around the city used Vera Bradley, while everyone at school/from high school was still crazy about it. I felt like I was more on-trend for NOT owning much Vera Bradley compared to everyone else, since no one in Chicago had Vera Bradley purses, etc. Haha 😛

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I don’t know what it is, but Vera Bradley prints do seem very “small town” to me. Like, I think it’s probably big in my hometown, too. Strange, right?

      These poor shoes. I bought them during a shoe emergency (yes, such a thing exists) and then I couldn’t decide if the heel was too high or not. But every time I wear them I get compliments so I think I just need to wear them more often.

  6. Kandi

    I ended up ordering two sizes of those white pants. If I had just opened up my reader I wouldn’t have had to tweet you this morning! I’m hoping they work. I’ve never owned white pants before and I’ve never bought pants from Loft before.
    I had seen Kendra Scott earrings on one other blog (not a fashion blog) and thought they were cute but then searched and saw the price… no thanks. Those are cute though! I also like the scarf with the striped top. And the wedges!
    I don’t get the Lilly thing either… or Vera Bradley. I don’t ‘get’ a lot of designers. I don’t think I’m their target market though so it’s ok.

  7. Maggie

    The only people I know who are into Vera Bradley are over 50. So I always assumed it was an older lady brand. And I assumed Lilly Pulitzer was big with southern ladies. So both brands are completely lost on me. I also kind of hate the Target designer collaborations. I feel like everything that comes out of it really does look like a cheap knock off of that designer. Some of the stuff looks so bad I personally can’t believe the designer would be their name on it. I assume it’s pretty much all about money, for both Target and the designer, and not really about “bringing style to the masses” or whatever.

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