April 2014 archive

A Dose of Pastel

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I’ve mentioned before that I struggle when it comes to putting together spring outfits and I think I’ve finally figured out why. Part of it is definitely Oregon’s inconsistent weather (yesterday I was wearing a jacket, sweater, pants and boots!), but part of it is the fact that while I’m at school all of my summer clothes are living in my closet at home. It just doesn’t make sense to haul an entire wardrobe back and forth between Eugene and Portland just for one season. So when spring hits and everyone starts digging into their warm weather clothes, I’m stuck with the same skirts and dresses I’ve been wearing all fall and winter. This means that once spring hits I’m pretty much guaranteed to fall into a style rut. Luckily for me, I was able to cram a handful of summery dress into my bag when I was home last weekend so I’ll at least have a few fresh items in the mix!

To pull this outfit together, I literally grabbed every pastel item in my closet (all two of them!) and made it work. Fortunately, this blue lace skirt screams spring! I actually made it last year out of leftover fabric from my senior prom dress and it was so fun to be reminded of such a fun memory all day!

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Blouse: Nordstrom Rack / scarf: American Eagle / skirt: self-made / belt: Forever 21 / flats: Charlotte Russe

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

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