Where Has The Time Gone?

Outfit Details: Cardigan: Gap; Tank: Old Navy, gift; Skirt: purchased at a small boutique; Shoes: Ross

Obviously I went AWOL for the month of May. I knew the last half of the month would be crazy, but I didn’t realize quite how crazy. I pretty much ended up switching between work clothes, pajamas, and workout gear–with several random outfits thrown in that (of course) didn’t get photographed.

Its been reasonably warm in Washington, so I’ve been mostly wearing jeans and tank tops. Which is really nothing to write home (or blog) about, anyways. Although I really regretted wearing jeans when I went to Seattle a couple Saturdays ago–shorts would definitely have been a better choice!

These red flats have started making a comeback. They’re comfortable and give a great pop of color.  As for this floral skirt? It’s about to become one of my summer staples. Nothing puts you in a better mood than a pretty flouncy skirt.

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Skin Was Showing

Outfit Details: Long Sleeve Striped Shirt: Romy; Tank Top: America Eagle; Mini Skirt: American Eagle: Sandals: K-mart.

Today, I reorganized my closet. Since I lost weight, I put a pile of jeans in the very back of my closet, which is virtually a death sentence. I found 2 pairs of jeans I have never worn (but will now make an effort to pull out!). I counted a total of 110 tops (including camis, tank tops, sweaters, t-shirts, etc). Crazy, I know.

Now that it’s summer, I’m really hoping I’ll pull out this pink striped knit a little more often. I love it, but its one of those difficult piece to wear because it always seems like its too warm or cold to wear it.

I’m pretty sure K-mart kid’s sandals are one of the few best purchases I’ve ever made. This pair of sandals and my gold pair are my all time favorites–and they were both pretty cheap for fancy looking sandals.

Everywhere

Outfit Details: Knit: Charter Club; Sweater: Target; Skirt: Laundry by Shelli Segal, thrifted; Shoes: Shellys London, via Modcloth.com.

Originally, it was just the sweater and the skirt but it didn’t look finished to me. So I threw this knit thing over, and I felt like it looked a little better.  I was also lazy, and didn’t feel much like jewelry.

Also, I’m really loving the sunshine that Washington State is getting lately! It’s been wonderful outside.

These are one of my all time favorite pairs of shoes. The pink bows always lift my mood.

Also it was completely unintentional, but i love that I matched my nail polish to my outfits. Essie’s Chincilly is my new favorite nail color.

Comfort Contemplation

 Outfit Details: Striped Top: Romy; White Tank: American Eagle; Skirt: hand-me-down; Shoes: K-mart (kids section!).

I’ve been contemplating pairing this pink top with this skirt for awhile. Actually I’ve been contemplating pairing this particularly bubblegum top with several skirts for awhile, this is the just the first one I’ve actually put together.

This outfit was comfortable. And considering the getting-over-horrible-illness thing, I’m really really enjoying comfortable right now. Especially considering I’ve been wearing black slacks to work everyday, which are not the most comfortable items in my closet.

 I remembered seeing some sort of funky knotted side ponytail on pinterest awhile back, but I couldn’t really remember how to do it. I ended up with this instead.

As for the shoes? I would have gone for a different pair but my toes need to be repainted badly, so any sort of open-toed pair wasn’t possible. I kind of like the sneakers with it though. Plus, these sneakers are all kinds of awesome.

Take Me Out

 Outfit Details:  Top: via Ross; Skirt (old): Billabong; Shoes: White House, Black Market; Earrings: from Hawaii.

Some days I throw an outfit together based around one garment I want to wear. I knew I wanted to wear this top because it is ridiculous large and comfortable. It is a big square chunk of fabric. Probably not super flattering, but I love it.

I also knew I did not want to wear pants. Hence, I snagged this skirt from the back of my closet. I’ve owned it since I was in 7th or 8th grade, and it’s kind of a miracle it still fits (barely). It’s fun and perfect for summer, really, and I really really wish it was summer right now. Dress for the weather you want, right?

On other days, most of the pictures of today’s outfit would have been considered outtakes and I probably would not have posted them. However, today I felt like they captured the mood of the outfit perfectly.

 These earrings were incredibly difficult to photograph. They seem to reflect light exceptionally well. I got them in Hawaii years ago, at a little local store on one of the islands. I snagged on other pair of earrings there too.

In other news: As I mentioned The Game On! Diet before, I actually lost a pound and a half the first week! I’m pretty excited to see my progress continue as I go into this week, even though I’ve started to have some super chocolate cravings!

Not the Early Bird

Outfit Details: Shirt: Walmart; Scarf: Express, X-mas gift; Skirt: local boutique, Nostalgia; Shoes: Missoni for Target

Friday, the ABC’s of Style was doing yellow which I (obviously) did not participate in. I planned on wearing yellow, but ended up not. Of course, I also forgot to take outfit pictures that day anyway.

I picked up this mustard yellow shirt at Walmart. My mom called me when they were having a great deal on long sleeved shirts since I owned a total of none. This is one of several I picked up and probably my favorite. It’s also one of the few yellow items I own!

The outfit looked a little plain with just skirt, top, and shoes, so I dug through my wardrobe hoping to find a navy scarf. This one is perfect! It even had little flecks of yellow/gold (stars)!

These Missoni for Target flats are my favorite of the two pairs. These are the kid’s shoes, and are definitely more comfortable.

I have also now accepted that this scarf is navy and not black like I originally thought.

P is for Pleats (and Plaid)

Outfit Details: Cardigan: Target; Shirt: Romy; Cami: gift; Skirt: J. Crew, thrifted; Shoes: Madden Girl, gift.
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I’ll probably talk about it again in March, since that is my first blogiversary, but I feel like I’m really starting to get it. And by it, I mean style blogging and finding myself and my style. The past two weeks (aside from H is for Headwraps) have found me really finding my style and wearing outfits I love. Instead of the odd one out being the outfits I love, now the outfits I don’t love are becoming far and few between. I’m liking where I’m going.

This skirt is one of my favorite thrifted pieces. I purchased it for $1. However, I almost never wear it. I just never knew how to style it. However, I like where I’m going with it. And can I just say I’m so happy I picked up this brown cardigan over X-mas? Seriously, it goes with so much of my wardrobe.

I’ve been wearing these Madden girl boots a lot lately, but I haven’t ever taken pictures of the outfits I’ve been wearing them with. They’re super comfortable, and while they make my legs look a bit stumpy I don’t care! I also think they keep this look from becoming too “school girl.”

As for the hair, I slept in braids on Saturday night to get some soft waves. I’m sick of my stick straight hair, and I really want to add a bit of softness to my outfits, so expect more curliness in the future.

Neon Imitation

 Outfit Details: Sweater: Old Navy; Button-up: American Eagle; Skirt: thrifted; Shoes: Modcloth.com

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Freckles in April Today was N is for Neutrals and Neons, and The Winter Edition is have a Group Open to Interpretation. To fit into both of the challenges, I chose to interpret the shape of the outfit we were coping–keeping all the basic parts but not the colors. I made my outfit mostly neutral, with pops of pink. Then I added the neon pink belt because I need to define my waist most of the time or I look like I gigantic block.

Also, it is incredibly difficult to get a sweater over a button-up. Seriously. How do people manage it?

Sadly my normal picture taking spot was half in sunlight and half out, so I moved my photo taking place a couple feet to the left. The background isn’t nearly as pretty today.

Never Going Back To Easy

 Outfit Details: Jacket: Old Navy; Tank: American Eagle; Skirt: BCX; Shoes: Missoni for Target; Necklace: Forever 21

I imagined this working a lot better than it actually did. For some reason I kept having ideas of pairing this skirt with this jacket. I think I went wrong with the orange. I wanted a bright color so that the outfit wouldn’t seem to dark and depressing–but I think yellow would have been a better choice.

However: I feel like my New Year’s Resolutions are going quite well. I’ve been wearing dresses and skirts with regularity for the past week. I’ve just started to gravitate towards them for some reason. And, I’ve already visited the Seattle Aquarium!

I tied in the orange tank top by adding these Missoni for Target flats. They’re super comfy, especially since I almost never feel like wearing heels.

I doubled up on this long double stranded leaf necklace. I like how it turned out! It really looks like I’ve got a lot more jewelry on than I do.

Blue Bows & Useless Belts

 Outfit Details: Top: Ross; Belt: Target; Skirt (old): BCX; Shoes (old): Steve Madden; Earrings: Yochi, via Ideeli.com

I wore this awhile ago, but got around to photographing it recently. The last time I wore this skirt, I felt that the shirt I paired it with was much too long. So I switched it for a cropped shirt in hopes that would fix the proportion problem. And, whaddayaknow, it totally did!

It also gave me an opportunity to pair navy and brown together, along with using a useless belt. This is what I call victory.

If there’s one thing I really love about shoes, its that they always always fit. These were a Birthday gift from my parents when I turned sixteen.

Then again, that’s probably why I can’t bear to get rid of this skirt, either. I bought it in seventh (or eighth) grade and still fit into it. It allows me to pretend like I’m still as tiny as I was when I was 14. The fact that it’s super comfortable helps too.