Cardigan – Gap | Blouse – Gap | Pants – Gap | Necklace – The Limited | Shoes – Nine West via DSW
I admit it, I’m a sucker for store displays. When I saw these pants in the Gap paired with this cardigan I knew I wanted them both. The blouse I waited on for awhile and finally bought it on sale.
As much as I love to shop, I really dislike “the hunt” and I tend to be bummed when I don’t buy something that catches my eye right away and then find out they’ve run out of my size when I go back later. So when I find pieces together in the store that I like I usually end up buying them on the spot.
And speaking of spots, I’ve got a cadre of polka dots on display over at My Name is Jacy! Jacy blogs about her life, her love for her readers, and how even if where your life takes you isn’t where you thought it would go you can learn a lot about yourself and the compassion of others.
Chambray shirt – Target | Skirt – Banana Republic Outlet | Belt – The Limited | Necklace – Overstock.com | Shoes – Karen Scott via Macy’s
This is the second time I’ve paired this shirt with this skirt
but, as you can see, I’ve totally changed the accessories to make it seem like an entirely new outfit. Different necklace, different belt, and different shoes.
Sometimes changing up the accessories is all you need to make the same pieces seem new again.
Top – Gap | Skirt – The Limited | Belt – Target | Shoes – Anne Klein via Marshall’s
Frills for Thrills
does this fun series on the last Friday of every month where she encourages you to copy an outfit that you admire. I know it’s not Friday but I wanted to wear this outfit today so I’m copying a day early.
High of almost 80 today? Pretty close to Memorial Day? Time to break out the white pants!
Actually, I don’t care about the no-white-before-Memorial-Day rule but I do have my own rule that it has to really “feel like” summer before I’ll wear my white pants. I don’t know what exactly that means but I think it has something to do with the temperature.
Although, when you work in an office sometimes you have to take the air conditioning into account. Which means at the last minute I grabbed a cardigan out of my closet just in case. The leopard works well with the plum color and the stone in the necklace echoes the brown and black of the print. Way better than a plain black or white cardigan, don’t you think?
I have an unusual work week this week. Some days I can be pretty casual (today) and others I have to be pretty dressed up. I took advantage of my ability to be more casual today and tried out a combo I’ve been wanting to wear for awhile: red and pink.
My husband told me this morning that I was very “bright”. Perfect for a sunny, warm day don’t you think?
With our schizophrenic spring weather I check the weather app on my iPhone incessantly when planning what to wear. Today, though, I think I actually nailed it.
Originally I was going to wear a black cardigan with this outfit but changed my mind at the last minute and tossed on the fuchsia one. It’s pretty similar to what I had on last Friday
but just enough different, which I think just shows you how versatile certain patterns and colors can be in your wardrobe.
So, the green pants won the poll
but I couldn’t leave the second place leopard print shirt out in the cold. Which means it got to be paired with the green pants on day 3! Leopard and green is another fun combination that people don’t always think about.
Well, there you have it. One pair of green pants worn three different ways.
Funny story: I wear almost exclusively silver/platinum/white gold jewelry. For years I refused to wear anything yellow gold.
Then I found my wedding dress. It was off-white. It was lace. And for some reason silver just didn’t go with it. A friend of mine had a beautiful golden pearl pendant that inspired me to find something similar for my wedding. Thus, this necklace made it into my jewelry box. I actually have matching earrings, too.
It’s still the only gold necklace I wear on a regular basis. And every time I do it reminds me of my wedding.
I’d been craving some bright green pants for awhile and this challenge was the impetus to bite the bullet and buy the ones I’ve been eying. They weren’t cheap (definitely my March splurge) but I have lots of ideas on how to wear them! And thanks to this interpretation challenge I know now I can wear them with polka dots and leopard!
How would you interpret this outfit with what you have in your closet?