I'm working a little bit of a 70s vibe here. The weather has been all over the place, so I took the cold front as an opportunity to sneak this plaid shirt in while I still can. I've been OBSESSED with finding this shirt - which I saw on several bloggers, but found J Crew only had 10s left. I saved an ebay search, and at 3am one night, I spotted this one and paid more than I might have at a more reasonable hour! Upon it's arrival, I wasn't sure this was the exact one, but I still adore it. This baby will be in high rotation come Fall.
This is an old skirt, and it was in the To Be Tailored pile for a while. I love the look of this length, but it's impossible to walk in! I feel like Peg Bundy, both in style and in walk. I decided to give it one last hurrah before finally getting the snip.
Jill picked this shirt up for me at a recent J. Crew Outlet trip. It's not something I would've picked out for myself, but I love it! My instinct was to try to tame it with a black pencil skirt, but then I decided to just go nuts with some other brights. I felt like a little like a frat boy, but the outfit also kind of made me feel like I was on vacation somewhere tropical.
After a bit of a hiatus (wedding planning is exhausting, ya'll!), I thought I'd give you a twofer with this Day to Night Quick Change.
The StyleChicago events are always on a Friday, which always leaves me scrambling to change in between. This time, I decided that I liked my outfit so much, that I'd just swap a few key accessories to make it work. I knew I had to trade the flats for some heels, but I also decided the pink preppy belt looked too "day time".
And here's me super psyched about leaning on the runway.
I bought this dress on extreme clearance without trying it on, figuring for $10 I could just wear it to bed if it's awful. The fit is not great, but the print is so beautiful, I had to make it work! So, I tossed a long-ish blazer over it (my normal short blazers left an awkward amount of space between the jacket end and the seam above the dress's ruffle).
My little red shoes add to the whimsy. But when I swap in a serious pair of black booties, the look takes on a nighttime effect. All you need are "office inappropriate" heels and a clutch to take most day looks into night.
This was another post wedding gown shopping impulse buy. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but this tank is a light beige faux leather racerback tank with cute seams in the front.
I imagined only wearing this alone with some ripped up jeans, but I decided to pair it with this super old shirt that I can;t seem to get rid of. The sleeves and neckline are awesome, but it has shrunk to pretty much a belly top. So, layering is the perfect solution!
And yes, I am seeking a 12 step program for my faux leather addiction. I can quit any time I want! (No, I can't...)
I tried this pink top on a month ago, and decided that I'd never wear it because the bra situation is a mess with that neckline. Then, I saw a bunch of bloggers in it, and I was sad I hadn't just plunked down the $18 for it. On a recent Forever trip, I spied it again and took that baby home!
I'm wearing a bra that can cross in the back, but even then, it takes some maneuvering to make sure the straps stay tucked in. I wore the jacket all day, so it wasn't an issue. But if I wore this by itself, I'd have to go strapless or come up with some kind of crazy contraption.
ALSO: I announced to Jill that I was no longer going to buy cheap shoes. I end up wearing them once, they tear up my feet, and then I'm scared to ever wear them again. Two days later, I bought these little camo ballet flats for $14 at Gap. Willpower of steal. But the great news is that they are super comfy even after a day of traipsing all over school, so all is well!