April 2014 archive

Spring Favorites

Since it finally feels like spring in Oregon as of yesterday, I decided to round up a few of my past favorite spring outfits. Although I absolutely love when the weather starts to warm up, I always feel like  I struggle with spring fashion. I don’t know if it’s just due to the unpredictable weather where one day can be warm and sunny but the next cold and rainy or the fact that I’m just drawn more to fall colors than I am to pastels, but I’m hoping to use these past favorites to inspire me to own my spring style this year! ) ) ) )

A Dose of Sunshine

We had our first truly warm day today and so I finally ditched the tights. It’s amazing what a little sunshine and warm weather can do for your mood! Even though today was Monday and filled with a long day of classes, I had such a good day. Everything just feels right in the world when the sun’s out. Can you tell I’m an Oregonian who’s been deprived of the sun the last five months?

Since it was still 40 degrees out when I walked to class at 7:30 this morning but was forecasted to get up to 75 by the time I would be heading home, I had to get creative with my layering. A denim jacket and lightweight scarf kept me warm on the brisk walk to class and I was able to shed all my layers to just my sleeveless dress by the afternoon. This floral dress is a perfect example of a year-round closet staple. I’ve now worn this dress in the middle of a snow storm and for our first warm spring day.

 Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch / scarf: Nordstrom / dress: Nordstrom Rack / flats: Target


A Dose of Spring

It was finally warm enough this week to ditch my tights for a day! That is equal parts amazing and terrible because, although I love the sunshine, my legs are so white they’re practically blue and I can’t bring myself to bare them completely just yet. Even one of my professors commented on how pale I am compared to my classmates who came back from spring break with tans. Unfortunately, as the daughter of a redhead, my skin being anything but pasty white would require the work of a miracle.

The over-the-knee socks and boots were a good compromise. I could enjoy semi-bare legs without scaring everyone on campus. I wasn’t exactly sure how I felt about the super high socks when I left for class, but since I had already put the outfit together and didn’t have time to come up with something else, I just decided to go for it. I’ve been feeling like I play it too safe with my outfits lately and have been falling into a bit of a rut so this was definitely good to mix things up! I got quite a few stares on campus, but Miss Callie of Coffee and Cardigans approved and I really like how it looks in these pictures so I’m going to chalk this outfit up as a win!

How do you feel about over-the-knee socks (or boots, for that matter)? I’d love to hear your opinion!

Dress, boots: Nordstrom Rack / cardigan: JCPenney / socks: American Apparel