Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, I stopped updating my blog last April. I'd like to start back up again, and plan to post all the backlogged outfits with item tags but very minimal discussion. I've added a temporary link to a page that will list the updates as I get them up. Thanks for looking, and I hope to be back to daily posting soon!
Blouse: Calvin Klein (thrifted) Cardigan: Target Belt, earrings, purse: gifts Jeans: GAP “Real Straight” Heels: Nine West “Picolaff” (outlet) Watch: Fossil (gift) Coat: Worthington (via JCPenney)
Thoughts: Ahh we finally had some actual nice weather! My husband and I spent most of the day out working in the yard; I worked on getting some much needed pruning, weeding, and raking done. I have been completely surprised that my violas and primroses have been continually blooming all of this winter, through the snow and all! Hopefully I didn’t work too hard, I always do the first time out each season and manage to be sore far longer than I’d like to admit ^^
Behind the outfit: Today’s outfit is full of items I haven’t worn recently. I started with the cardigan; since I don’t really like to layer cardigans over knits, I chose this rarely-worn black blouse and then decided to make the outfit have a relaxed menswear vibe. Initially I planned to leave the shirt untucked, but it’s fairly short so I decided instead to tuck it. From there, I picked these not-yet-worn-much heeled oxfords (but will certainly be wearing more of once the weather warms up), and after that I chose this woven belt to match; both have much more vibrant color than these photos show. I chose the jeans after all of that, going with these straight legs to show a little of the shoe and keep the legline slim but a bit loose. Lastly I went with simple jewelry in line with the relaxed menswear vibe, but I did choose these larger earrings instead of my usual simple hoops to add just a little bit more femininity to the look.