Vintage floral

The Limited blouse / thrifted skirt / Worthington tights / Old Navy boots / Ray Ban Wayfarers / H&M earrings

I picked up this vintage floral-print skirt from Avalon a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to debut it on the blog. It has no tags with no distinguishable front or back — a charming detail — and I can’t help but imagine it’s something someone wore or purchased during a summer abroad. Do you do that? Make up stories about your thrifted purchases? It gives me an entirely different outlook on how a piece should be worn. Here I wore it with a business casual blouse and my wedge booties for a professional-but-not-too-serious work look. But I can’t wait to wear it with sandals and a white top for summer. Oh, and I wore a bun. That has been a goal of mine for a little while. It’s the little things.

Spring Layering: Dress and Button Down

 J.Crew sundress / Ann Taylor blouse /  Emerson Fry belt / Franco Sarto boots / Michael Kors watch
Pairing a crisp button down with a spring dress is probably a well-known layering trick, but mixing up the combination can make your wardrobe look fresh as a daisy. To change it up, I tried out an old J.Crew sundress. I normally wouldn’t say this, but I like how I’m-a-little-bit-country it looks with this white button down and boots. To mix it up further, I added my new Emerson Fry polka dot belt. Now that’s just adorkable! Sometimes I like to dress like Zooey Deschanel when I go to work.

Pizza party

The other night I needed something easy and fast to cook for dinner. I had had enough of home made pizza in my youth, but decided to give it another try. I used a Boboli thin crust (much better than their thick crust), layered on the olive oil, garlic salt and pesto sauce and topped it off with spinach leaves, a mixture of shredded and fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. I cooked it on 400 for about 10 minutes. The crust was buttery and flaky and the pizza without a red sauce felt refreshing, as if I was eating something healthy. Add a bottle of wine and it’s not a bad night!

Spring layering

Gap sweater / Target button down / J.Crew Outlet skirt / Hue tights / Ann Taylor vintage thrifted shoes / J.Crew necklace / Michael Kors watch / Ray Ban wayfarers
Spring wouldn’t be spring without its feeble weather. The forecast for the week is calling for highs in the 50s and 60s. As sad as that makes me, I was happy to get another stab at some of my winter favorites. After all, I love my cable knit sweaters just as much as my flowy skirts and dresses. Pairing a bright skirt for spring with a chunky sweater is just what today called for. This is what I like to call transitional dressing, folks. It’s the art of mixing clothes of different seasons for a refreshing take on your wardrobe and something to help pass the days until you are running barefoot in the grass through the sprinkler. Here’s to one last run at sweater season. You were good while you lasted. Also, here’s to Mad Men being back! Cheers to that!

Outfit Planning: Outdoor Events

I may be rushing things due to this unbelievable weather, but I can’t wait for summer and all of its rituals. With tickets already secured to see Girl Talk at an outside venue this year, I am already starting to think of everything from what I will wear to the libation of choice. Summer Shandy in a can. As far as my outfit, I have been inspired by style meccas like bonaroo and lolapalooza. Bold prints, woven sandals and fringe accessories are the uniform at these summer music fests. Where else are jorts are socially acceptable?

Target fringe bag 
Target sandals
Delia dress
Ray Ban Aviators
Peacock earrings

(Photos via We Heart It and On Sugar)

Chambray on Denim

Target shirt and loafers / American Eagle jeans /  J.Crew necklace / Michael Kors watch

By now I think everyone has figured out that chambray goes inexplicably well with denim. Instead of looking like a Canadian tuxedo like you would think, the combination looks unfussy and tomboyish in a cute way. It was the perfect outfit for a chilly night (60 degrees) watching lacrosse. Optimal weather and circumstance for rolled jeans with loafers. I was beginning to think I wasn’t even going to get the chance to wear rolled jeans the weather has been so nice. It would have been a tragedy of epic proportions.

Chartreuse and Navy

H&M blazer (gift) / Old Navy tank top / J.Crew skirt / Ring (gift) / Thrifted Vintage Ann Taylor shoes
I love pairing bright colors with a great navy blue. A really great navy blue can handle just about any color and not have its effect diminished by it. This chartreuse blouse and white blazer were just what I needed to embrace the 70 degree temps we have been enjoying here in the burgh. When in Rome…