February 2011 archive

By the Seaside

Over the weekend, I took a little trip to the beach. Although it was gorgeous there, the temperature still didn’t get above 45 so I was layering up. I was also packing way too much fun into each day to take outfit pictures, let alone post them so you’re getting them all at once. The 30 for 30 made it easy to pack and I even was able to plan each of my outfits ahead of time (something I never do, but really should). The first and last of my three outfits were travel days so I wore jeans and loose layers. I liked the dots and stripes combo of my first outfit and the tiers of lace on my cardigan made this casual look a little more fun.

After being in jeans all day, I was actually really looking forward to pulling on my cozy sweater tights. I’ve always believed it, but I will now swear that tights are so much more comfortable than jeans. I’ve struggled a bit to remix this dress, because I feel like there are only so many ways to wear it. This time, I switched out the cream lace trimmed slip that came with it for a black one so that I could pair it with black tights and boots more easily. I added the red scarf at the last minute because I felt like the outfit needed a little pop of color.
While this outfit may not have been the most flattering outfit ever, with my oversize cardigan and shirt, it was very comfortable. I actually meant to cinch it in with a skinny red belt, but somehow, I forgot to pack it. After wearing this red circle scarf twice this weekend, I’ve decided that I need more of these scarves. They’re just so cozy and easy!
  • Black tiered cardigan: Urban Outfitters
  • Gray striped tee: AE
  • Skinny jeans (in #19 and #21): Express
  • Polka-dot scarf: H&M
  • Boots (in all 3 looks): Ugg Australia
  • Gray cardigan (in #20 and #21): F21
  • Blue heart print dress: Nordstrom
  • Red infinity scarf: F21
  • Black sweater tights: Hue
  • Chambray shirt: H&M

Out of the Box

It might not look like much, but this outfit is stepping outside of the ol’ comfort zone for me. I don’t think I’ve ever worn a shirt tucked into jeans like this before and I’ve never been able to pull off wearing black and brown together. However, I’m counting this look as a success! I love the little pop of red with my belt, my cozy cardigan, the girly detail on my top, and the pattern of my scarf. And I love it all together! Finding brand new pairings for old clothes is the best part of doing this 30 for 30 challenge. Maybe I should try new things more often…

  • Cardigan, scarf, belt: Nordstrom
  • Blouse: F21
  • Jeans: Express
  • Boots: Kohl’s

Shades of Gray

I’ve mentioned before that I really don’t like wearing all black. However, I’m perfectly okay with wearing all black, gray, and white. So even though there’s not a color to be had in this outfit, I like it. The color blocking on my skirt, the lace ruffle on my top, and the polka dot pattern of my cardigan make up for the lack of color, while the black/white/gray combo keeps the look unified.

  • Cardigan: Target
  • Top: Macy’s
  • Skirt: Old Navy
  • Tights: Hue
  • Boots: Ugg Australia

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