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

 

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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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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