March 2011 archive

The One That Got Away

This was definitely one of my favorite outfits that I wore during my absence from the blogosphere. My lacrosse team got dressed up for our first away game and, since I’m what most people consider to be “dressed up” on a regular basis, I figured the only way to step up my game would be to wear a pair of heels and a more polished outfit.

While I really loved the streamlined black and white look and I got to debut my $7 Target booties, my favorite part of the outfit was definitely the pale pink and blue chunky crystal necklace that you don’t see pictured. I had been looking for a necklace just like it for months and finally found one on sale for $12! I was so excited to wear it, but, unfortunately, it broke halfway through its first day on the job. I was so disappointed because, not only did it break before I even had a chance to take outfit pictures, but I also couldn’t replace it because it was the last one of its kind.
On another note, see that awkward face above? Apparently that’s the face I make when another high school student catches me in the middle of a self-timed picture on his way home from school. I didn’t even have enough time to run for it so my only option was to do my best to pretend he wasn’t even there. So you see, random-kid-who-really-needs-to-find-a-new-route-home? I’m not crazy after all.
  • Black top: F21
  • Skirt, booties: Target
  • Belt: Nordstrom Rack
  • Tights: Hue

My Chameleon Skirt

Black and color-mixing seems to be the pattern in my wannabe spring outfits. I liked how the strong pattern of the skirt took center stage while my polka dot top ended up acting more like a neutral. This skirt has proved to be a smart purchase as I’ve worn it pretty much year-round. I love pieces that can fit in easily in almost every season!

Cardigan: JCPenney
Shirt: H&M
Belt, Skirt: Nordstrom
Tights: Hue
Flats: Payless

Cheetah Spots and Floral Print

While I would much rather have been wearing cute sundresses and sandals than a mostly black ensemble, the rainy forecast required warm layers. I really love the pattern on this tank, but its length – too short to be a dress, too long to be a shirt – makes it a little hard to style. To solve this, I layered it over a fitted black skirt. I also wanted to play up the unique floral print by pairing it with these cheetah tights that echo the pattern of the tank. So even though this isn’t exactly what I wanted to be wearing, it ended up being something I was completely satisfied with.

  • Cardigan: JCPenney
  • Tank, skirt: Nordstrom
  • Belt: Nordstrom Rack
  • Tights: Target
  • Boots: Born

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