Monday, April 21, 2014

Daily Look: Bright and Sunny

Blouse: Ann Taylor // Pants: J. Crew // Shoes: Chinese Laundry via Modcloth // Earrings: Banana Republic

I wore this outfit to work on Thursday, celebrating the return of the sun with bright colors and the Easter holiday with a bunny manicure.  I may or may not have worn the exact same outfit the next day, when I drove to The Woodlands to cook, eat, and hang with the fam.  I even got to shop at three of my favorite stores: J. Crew, Madewell, and HEB!  Yes, I listed a grocery store.  Plano, I really like you, but your grocery stores are just not up to snuff. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Outfit Inspiration: Emmy Rossum's Casual Style

I saw this picture of the always-adorable Emmy Rossum stylishly going about her business and immediately knew that this was an outfit ripe for the stealing. Even though I love a good mismatched look, there will always be a soft spot in my heart for an outfit that's dyed to match. I'm sorry people, but does it get any cuter than matching red shoes, purse, and sunglasses? No it does not. 

While I'm not privy to the exact details of Ms. Rossum's outfit, I'm gonna go ahead and guess that it costs more than I'd be willing to pay. (I feel like it's safe to assume that someone who's on TV might be willing to fork over more for clothing than would a cheapskate teacher.) So let's go ahead and create a (presumably) cheaper version.

Emmy Rossum Style

Would you wear Emmy's look? 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Daily Look: Cat Scratch Fever

Sweater & Earrings: Loft // Skirt: Modcloth // Shoes: J. Crew // Sunglasses: Cynthia Rowley via Marshall's

Ok, so I don't have cat scratch fever...I don't actually know what that is. But I do have a kitty cat skirt and a gruesome case of conjunctivitis (both eyes, yayyy), so I think it qualifies.  I spared you guys from having to witness this yucky sight by wearing sunglasses, so you'll just have to trust me that I am not looking or feeling my best.  On the bright side, it's warming up again! For now, that will just have to do. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily Look: The Return of Tights

Dress, Rings, Bracelet: Madewell // Jacket: Sanctuary via Piperlime // Earrings: Target // Boots: Matisse via Piperlime // Necklace: Ann Taylor // Bracelets: Forever 21, Urban Outfitters

Well, I thought I was done with tights and boots for good--I even moved my sweaters out of my closet--but I broke them out one last (hopefully) time yesterday when we hit a record low temperature. I know I shouldn't be complaining too much, given the fact that I've lived in a place with real winters (sorry Texas, but yours don't count), but I mean come on! I just can't believe I'm wearing this outfit in mid-April. On the plus side, it was really nice by the time I got home from work.

Have you spring-cleaned your closet yet? Did you do it too soon?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Daily Look: Cold Snap (Boo)

Sweater: Loft // Blazer: H&M // Corduroys:  Gap // Shoes: Mia via Endless // Sunglasses: Marshall's // Earrings: Gift // City Ring: Asos // Stacked rings: Madewell

How is this real life?!  On Saturday, I was so hot at the Renaissance Festival that I rued the day jeans were invented.  On Sunday, I was perfectly comfortable in a skirt and sandals. Then Monday morning, I checked the weather on my phone and what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a high in the 40s! I'd set out a dress and sandals, but quickly dumped them for pants and a long sleeved shirt.  When is this winter gonna end? 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Daily Look: Cuffed

Shirt: Peter Pilotto for Target // Jeans, Rings, Bracelet: Madewell // Shoes: Nine West via DSW // Toenail Polish: Sally Hansen Blue Me Away // Lips: MAC Peach Blossom

Even though it won't be tomorrow, it was definitely sandal weather over the weekend, when I wore this outfit to run errands. So that I could continue wearing my favorite jeans with every conceivable item of clothing in my closet, I tried cuffing them when I realized they hit these shoes at an awkward spot. I haven't cuffed my jeans in a very long time, but after seeing the always-impeccably-dressed Emma Stone do it, I figured I could too.

Are you pro-cuff or anti-cuff?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Twin Styled: Modern Easter Look

Easter Brunch

I am a huge fan of wearing every pastel item in my closet on Easter, but for this post I thought I'd try to something a little outside of the box.  While black and white geometric doesn't scream egg hunt, mixed with traditional pastels, I think it works.  It even adds a little cool-girl flair without totally sacrificing festivity. 

I would love to wear something similar this year, but when you own a pastel floral skirt, you kinda have to wear it, right? Maybe I'll be cool next year, haha!