February 2011 archive

Snow Day

Wednesday morning brought a light dusting of snow that was gone by midmorning. It wasn’t much, but I was pretty excited to take my outfit pictures in the snow! I really liked this outfit as something super casual, but still cute. I think the subtle mixing of neutrals, the stripes, and the pop of red keep this lazy day look from being boring.

Once again, I’m kinda sorta cheating on my 30 for 30. I was a little scared about having 8 cardigans in my 30 items so I switched one out for this striped tee. Technically, it’s not cheating because the pink cardigan I switched out hadn’t appeared in any of my photos (I did wear for one morning before changing into a different cardigan, but we’re going to keep that on the down low). I just decided that I needed another basic that could be used for layer and for both casual or more dressed up looks.

  • Chambray shirt: H&M
  • Striped tee: AE
  • Jeans: Express
  • Belt: Nordstrom
  • Boots: Kohl’s

Best Dressed

I was voted the best dressed senior at my high school and this is what I wore to take the picture for our yearbook. While it may not be the most fashion forward or even the cutest outfit I’ve ever worn, I liked it because it felt very me. And “me” is what my classmates voted for so I didn’t want to end up trying too hard. I wore my favorite lace skirt, the brown boots I wear all the time, a floral top and a bright green belt. Even though this is a very typical outfit for me (except for the fact that I’m not wearing a cardigan), I thought the reds and browns with a pop of green made it one worthy of the spotlight.

  • Floral top: Nordstrom Rack
  • Skirt, belt: Target
  • Tights: Hue
  • Boots: Kohl’s
  • Earrings: Old Navy

That Day Again

Growing up, I loved Valentine’s Day. It was the one day out of the year that all my classmates were forced to bring me candy, making it even sweeter than Halloween because I didn’t have to work for it! Nowadays, my feelings are mixed. I like the idea of a day devoted to letting those you care about know just how much you love them, but I don’t like how over-the-top it’s become. I saw so many of my peers walking through the halls at school today with their arms laden with cheesy balloons and tacky stuffed animals that it just made me a little irritated because it all seemed so fake. Don’t get me wrong – I love cards, chocolate, and roses, but what I really love are personal from-the-heart messages and actions. That’s why I completely enjoyed my Valentine’s Day candlelit dinner of Chinese take-out at home with my family. I love them and they love me and that’s what this day is all about!

I almost wore my heart patterned dress today, but since I had a speech in French today, I decided that jeans were a safer route than a mini-dress was. I got a couple of these tanks at Target just before the 30 for 30 started (more of my last-minute shopping) because I really like the flattering shape, the cute print, and ruffle detail. This look was a bit on the springy side, but what did I tell you? I have a tendency to mix seasons. Yesterday, I wore a very autumn look and today I’m all about spring. Maybe you’ll actually get a winter look from me this week, but I promise I’ll stay away from summer in February (actually, I lied – I love wearing sundresses during the winter, but I always make them weather appropriate – no unseasonally bare legs for me!).

In fact, the most ironic thing about this spring look is that it was raining when I went to take pictures so I only managed to take one (the one you see here) before I went to lacrosse practice in the middle of a monsoon! I’m not sure if that’s the right word for it, but pouring doesn’t even begin to cover it. It was hailing/raining so hard that running in a straight line or at a pace faster than a slow walk was not even an option. I pretty much took a cold shower fully clothed for about an hour. That’s Oregon weather for you.

  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Floral tank: Target
  • Jeans: Express
  • Flats: Charlotte Russe

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