2014 archive

A Dose of Blush and Gray

I know it’s been a while, but I think I’ll save the dramatic tale of my life lately for another post. Thanks to these lovely photos from Callie though, I feel like I’m coming back with a bang! This outfit was definitely one of my favorites this spring. When the midi trend started popping up, I thought there was no way it would work for me. Although midi skirts look totally glamorous and sophisticated on a multitude of bloggers, the fact that I don’t wear heels seemed to count me out.

A skirt that awkwardly cuts me off mid-calf without the lengthening effect of heels? No thanks.

Then I saw this outfit from Ladies in Navy and knew I had to make myself an ethereal, ballerina-inspired skirt. And you know what? I love it and all it’s midi-length awkwardness, especially when paired with an equally ballet-esque blush tank. You’ll definitely be seeing a lot more of this skirt throughout the summer. It might even be worth digging out the heels for!

Jacket: American Eagle / tank: Nordstrom / skirt: DIY / flats: Nordstrom Rack

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! ) ) ) )

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