Nothing Figured Out

Outfit Details: Jacket: JPG for Target, via Ebay; Shirt: Target; Jeans: Ross; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

So it seems my summer inspiration post was a little premature. Right after I posted it, we go back to the rainy dreary weather that Washington is known for. I’m hoping for another sunny day soon, since I really want to go kayaking.

Though I was excited to wear this jacket out and about. I’ve made it my goal to work this into my wardrobe more often. Especially since I’ve given up my strange fear of getting it wet (don’t ask).

In other news, I wore this out to lunch. My friend, Erin, suggested this place called Hop Jacks that has amazing drinks that are actually made in ice (as seen here). We plan to go back again later this week (or next week).

Afterwards, I ended up crashing since I woke up at 4 to get to work. Coffee almost has no effect on me anymore!

Haven’t worn these boots in awhile, but i enjoyed pulling them out again. They’re like the equivalent of chocolate cake, the best kind of comfort food only in stylish shoe form.

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EBEW: Green With Envy

Outfit Details: Sweater: Forever 21; Necklace: Vintage, local boutique; Jeans: Per Se, Ross; Boots: Bandolino, Macy’s.

Green: Everybody, Everywear

This didn’t turn out quite like I’d hoped. My sock bun is much too small for my liking, which is my main irritation. My other irritation is that the sweater isn’t as long as I wanted it to be.

Otherwise this outfit is nearly how I envisioned it.

This sweater is a recent purchase. I mean, it’s striped so I obviously couldn’t pass it up. And it’s green! I own a total of 8 green items (2 dresses, 2 shirts, 1 pair of shoes, this sweater, 1 pair of jeans, 1 skirt) that I can remember. Green does not have a large presence in my wardrobe. Plus, I figured that since I’ll actually be in public on St. Patrick’s Day this year I better find something green I can wear.

 This necklace was an impulse purchase at my favorite store in Bellingham. I was kind of excited to add it to my outfit today, since I think I’ve only worn it a couple times. I’m trying to actually get my jewelry out a little more often.

 

Q is for Quick

Outfit Details: Cardigan: August Rush, via Ross; Tank: American Eagle; Jeans: Per Se, via Ross; Shoes: Bandolino, via Macy’s; Necklace: gift.

IMG_4680-1For me, my quick & easy formula when I need to get dressed and run out the door are jeans+boots+tank/tee+cardigan. It’s simple, it’s quick and most of the items are within an easy reach in my bedroom. No digging through my closet, not much effort required.

 Of course, if your hair is styled, it really helps the I’m-put-together vibe you’re trying to give off. Curls dress anything up.

Pink & Leather

Outfit Details: Cardigan: Wet Seal; Tank: Macy’s; Jeans: Per Se; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s; Purse: Michael by Michael Kors, via TJ Maxx

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Freckles in April

I actually had an entirely different outfit planned out for today. Unfortunately, I woke up super late giving me time to eat and run out the door. So I pulled on these leather boots and grabbed some pink from my closet. I literally snapped these shots in five minutes and then ran to my car and sped to work!

I’ll just have to wear the outfit I had planned another day. Ah, regrets…

 This purse was I ended up purchasing after I returned one of my X-mas presents. I’d been eyeing it for weeks and carried it around TJ Maxx whenever I was there. It was a hard decision, because I have never spent so much on a purse before (even though it was over 1/2 off). But honestly, it was my ideal purse. I need a lot of pockets and this purse has so many that it was just perfect. I haven’t regretted my purchase yet and I carry this sucker around every day!

 

C is for Celebrity Inspired (and it’s Snow Day!)

Outfit Details: Sheer Top: Forever 21; Tank Top: Unknown; Jeans: Per Se, via Ross; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

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For letter “C” I knew I wanted my celebrity-inspired outfit to be one of the ones I’ve been saving on my desktop for months. Unfortunately, it was a summer outfit. Sometimes I ignore the fact that the weather does not jive with what I want to wear.

So, of course, I wore it anyway! I’m stubborn like that. Plus, the outfit looks cool in the snow!

Speaking of which, we have snow! It’s Washington, and we have snow! So exciting since we almost never get snow, and now we’re getting tons! I actually hate snow (because I hate the cold) but right now, I kind of love it. It just feels so magical and wonderful.

After I took these pictures i went back inside, huddled up in a blanket and drank cocoa. It was like the perfect winter day.

My outfit was inspired by Taylor Swift’s look below. I ended up snagging it off facebook when one of my friends posted it looking for boots like hers, so I don’t have any way to credit it, sadly.

Outfit Inspiration:

Boots & Boys

Outfit Details: Long Cardigan: Macy’s; Dress: via Nostalgia (local shop); Sweater Leggings: X-mas gift; Boot Socks: X-mas gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

Sometimes throwing things together ends up working out. I bought this dress at a local shop in Bellingham and I love it–after all, who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?–but it’s not always super flattering on my body in addition to being very short. Throwing this brown cardigan over it just pulled everything together nicely.

Plus, after staying up to nearly 4AM last night I’m pleasantly surprised that I can put together an outfit that I like.

 I’ve been working on my hairstyling/braiding abilities over the past couple days, and I’m hoping to start incorporating new hairstyles into my daily life.

Living My Nakesake

Outfit Details: Dress: Darling; via Les Saisons Boutique; Sweater Leggings: X-mas gift; Boot socks: X-mas gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

Sometimes the right outfit puts you in the right mood. This dress always cheers me up. It makes me want to frolic through fields and woods like a woodland nymph. In addition, it lives up to the name of my blog. Ironically, I don’t actually own as much lace as I thought I did even though I love lace more than anything. I just hate itchy clothes.

In addition, I’m almost positive this is my most inspiring garment in my wardrobe. Ever since I bought this dress in early December I thought about the different ways I could wear it. With this cardigan or that jacket–versatility, thy name is this lace dress! However, I never actually put it into practice. I’m starting now, though.

 Don’t you love the lace? So pretty!

Anyway, I wore this on a date. I know. Dating. I think I hate dating. I like getting out and meeting new people, but I just feel so incredibly awkward doing the whole thing. I’ve gone on this whole organic kick–you know, “things need to just… happen! They need to develop organically.”

I never understand my friends saying stuff like that before, and now I’m going to say: I’m so sorry. You are so right. I totally understand now!

I got a pair of knee high socks for X-mas. I actually layered them over my sweater tights and I really liked the end effect. It actually looks pretty seamless, even though the sweater tights are grey and my socks are brown/cream.

Small Children Fried My Brain

 Outfit Details: Cardigan: Forever 21; Shirt: Walmart; Jeans: Gap, B-day gift; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

I’m still getting back into the swing of things, so let’s just call me exhausted and be done with it.

In other news, I’m talking with my best friend while taking these pictures. Sometimes a girl has to to multitask! Considering, I was really late pictures and it was 4pm I didn’t want to the the chance that I’d miss out on outdoor pictures. I took indoor pictures for yesterday, but they just didn’t turn out, so I’ll have to reshoot that outfit…

I was hoping to start on my New Year’s Resolutions, and I had planned to wear a dress. Unfortunately, living in a super rainy (and windy) climate it just seemed like a bad idea today. Maybe tomorrow? (Isn’t that what everyone says for all NY’s resolutions?)

EBEW: Sequins and Sparkles

Outfit Details: Sequin Tank: eyeshadow, via TJ Maxx (similar); Jeans: Old Navy (exact); Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s (similar); Earrings: Gift (similar).

Sequins + Sparkles | Everybody, Everywhere

After cleaning out my closet, I got rid of my only sequin tank top. A couple weeks later, while waiting in the checkout line at TJ Maxx, I spotted this sequin tank. I didn’t bother trying it on and just put it in my pile. Perfect replacement! I was kind of worried it wasn’t flattering since I hated it the last time I wore it, but I love it here.

These white jeans with my boots kind of give off an equestrian feel to me. Every single time I’ve worn the combo, I feel like I should hop onto a horse and jump over a couple fences. I kind of love it.

I thought about throwing a cardigan or a long knit over the outfit, and I tried a few–but after awhile I realized I just didn’t need it. The outfit is fine as it is (although the weather helps, a lot. It’s not raining! It’s sunny!).

My trick for hair that hasn’t been washed in two days? Curl it. It gives me enough volume that I can make it through the day, so I can exercise and shower in the evenings. Plus, I love curly hair!

Anomaly

Outfit Details: Knit Thingy: Forever 21; Long Sleeve Shirt: No Boundaries, via Walmart; Jeans: Per Se, via Ross; Boots: Bandolino, via Macy’s.

You know how when you start watching a show, it steadily, insiduously, begins to take root in your everyday life? Phrases like “statistical probability” start popping up with alarming frequency. And that’s when you know you’ve been on Netflix for too long. Yeah, I’ve been watching Numb3rs since I finished Lie to Me.

Unfortunately, I haven’t completely got out of the Lie to Me mindset, and whenever I see particular facial expressions in Numb3rs my brain starts screaming “Contempt! Contempt! He did it! He did it!”

I don’t have much to say about this outfit. I ended up tutoring kids in it, so it was comfortable and warm and essentially fulfilled it’s purpose. Unfortunately, it also was not nearly as flattering as I believed it to be. Whoops.