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 05.26.2012 [sat]Backlogged outfit, added 02.23.2013.
Worn to: quick grocery store run
Behind the outfit:It was gloriously warm today! My husband and I enjoyed spending all day in the yard playing games and soaking up the sun. I was wearing this gray camisole and baggy denim shorts most of the day, but popped on a jacket, jeans, and heels for a quick run to the grocery.

image 05.26.2012 [sat]
Backlogged outfit, added 02.23.2013.

Worn to: quick grocery store run

Behind the outfit:
It was gloriously warm today! My husband and I enjoyed spending all day in the yard playing games and soaking up the sun. I was wearing this gray camisole and baggy denim shorts most of the day, but popped on a jacket, jeans, and heels for a quick run to the grocery.

WORDS: View comments 5/26/12 Filed under: #emerald leather tote  #gray lace trim camisole  #ivory knit puffed jacket  #oversized aviator shades  #silver hoops  #snakeskin low pointy pumps  #straight medium wash jeans 
04.15.2012 [sun]
Worn to: day out with hubby, Kindah, Michael, and K’s dog Pooka: ferry to Whidbey, breakfast at The Braeburn, drive to Fort Casey, exloring the fort, drive to Deception Pass, impromptu short hike, drive to home w/stop for dinner in La Connor @ Seeds
Tee: Just Ginger (via Nordstrom)Tank: Zenana OutfittersJeans, boots, watch, scarf: TargetEarrings, gold bangles: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Cuffs: Forever 21, giftJacket: Old Navy (gift)Purse: Linea Pelle for TargetShades: Forever 21 
Thoughts:Full day today, and let me tell you I was very glad that I’d chosen to wear these boots instead of flats when we decided to do the impromptu hike! Fort Casey is always cool to explore, and I got to have a HUUUGE s’more for dessert at dinner ^^ Some photos of our fun-filled day here!
Fort Casey
I bought this fun hi-low hem tee last season when the silhouette was still fringe. The current incarnation of these types of tops are much longer overall; the cropped front of this one limits its styling options but the breezy cut is very comfortable for warm days. I quite hope the hi-low hem trend sticks around, the 80s gal in me will always love them.
Behind the outfit:Today I wanted a super casual outfit that would be flexible for whatever the day would bring, as we’d only planned the fort/bridge parts of the trip (always gotta be prepared for anything with my husband!). It was warm but I knew that both the fort and bridge would be windy and cool which made layering a definite must. I initially grabbed my straight leg jeans, but was in the mood for skinnies so I decided to re-work a casual outfit that I wore camping last summer on a motorcycle trip to Yellowstone. That time I had a white tank layered underneath, as well as hair down and sandals; today I was in the mood for a column of color, so I chose to layer a gray tank underneath instead.
I tried two pairs of flats, black for bookending and gray houndstooth to keep the gray column, and a few minutes after settling on the houndstooth realized that I really should wear something more rugged for exploring the fort. That type of shoe is incredibly poorly represented in my wardrobe, so I turned to these boots which are my favorite alternative. They give the look a much earthier vibe and mange to be even more casual looking than the flats did. To play on the earthiness and give the outfit a little more boho-ness, I added several bracelets and long dangly teal beaded earrings; I would have left my hair down, but with the potential wind I knew that having it up would be more practical. And to complete the outerwear I chose my most casual spring jacket, and this dark floral scarf which adds another dark element along with my sunglasses.

04.15.2012 [sun]

Worn to: day out with hubby, Kindah, Michael, and K’s dog Pooka: ferry to Whidbey, breakfast at The Braeburn, drive to Fort Casey, exloring the fort, drive to Deception Pass, impromptu short hike, drive to home w/stop for dinner in La Connor @ Seeds

Tee: Just Ginger (via Nordstrom)
Tank: Zenana Outfitters
Jeans, boots, watch, scarf: Target
Earrings, gold bangles: GNW (via Fred Meyer)
Cuffs: Forever 21, gift
Jacket: Old Navy (gift)
Purse: Linea Pelle for Target
Shades: Forever 21 

Thoughts:
Full day today, and let me tell you I was very glad that I’d chosen to wear these boots instead of flats when we decided to do the impromptu hike! Fort Casey is always cool to explore, and I got to have a HUUUGE s’more for dessert at dinner ^^ Some photos of our fun-filled day here!

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Fort Casey

I bought this fun hi-low hem tee last season when the silhouette was still fringe. The current incarnation of these types of tops are much longer overall; the cropped front of this one limits its styling options but the breezy cut is very comfortable for warm days. I quite hope the hi-low hem trend sticks around, the 80s gal in me will always love them.

Behind the outfit:
Today I wanted a super casual outfit that would be flexible for whatever the day would bring, as we’d only planned the fort/bridge parts of the trip (always gotta be prepared for anything with my husband!). It was warm but I knew that both the fort and bridge would be windy and cool which made layering a definite must. I initially grabbed my straight leg jeans, but was in the mood for skinnies so I decided to re-work a casual outfit that I wore camping last summer on a motorcycle trip to Yellowstone. That time I had a white tank layered underneath, as well as hair down and sandals; today I was in the mood for a column of color, so I chose to layer a gray tank underneath instead.

I tried two pairs of flats, black for bookending and gray houndstooth to keep the gray column, and a few minutes after settling on the houndstooth realized that I really should wear something more rugged for exploring the fort. That type of shoe is incredibly poorly represented in my wardrobe, so I turned to these boots which are my favorite alternative. They give the look a much earthier vibe and mange to be even more casual looking than the flats did. To play on the earthiness and give the outfit a little more boho-ness, I added several bracelets and long dangly teal beaded earrings; I would have left my hair down, but with the potential wind I knew that having it up would be more practical. And to complete the outerwear I chose my most casual spring jacket, and this dark floral scarf which adds another dark element along with my sunglasses.

WORDS: View comments 4/15/12 Filed under: #black and brown floral scarf  #brown riding ankle boots  #gold thin bangles  #gray ribbed tank  #gray skinny jeans  #green geo print hi.low top  #ivory knit puffed jacket  #oversized aviator shades  #silver owl cuff  #southwestern turquoise stone bracelet  #teal seed ball earrings  #white bucket bag  #white oversized watch 
04.13.2012 [fri]
Worn to: work, Mariner’s home opener
Sweater: GAPJeans: Blue Essence (via Nordstrom)Belt, watch: TargetFlats: KohlsHoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Coat: Old Navy (gift)Scarf: Calypso St. Barth for TargetPurse: Linea Pelle for Target Shades: Forever 21 
Thoughts:When looking over the spring color trends, bright green jeans were one of my “must have” items for this season because green just pairs perfectly with the other bright colors of the season: orange, cobalt, coral, yellow. Apparently not many others had this idea and pickings were slim, so I was excited when I found this gorgeous emerald colored pair. They are supposed to be cropped, but on short me they fit like normal pants complete with some ankle scrunch and no hemming needed. I couldn’t resist pairing them with orange and coral today, plus I just love how bright green looks with white/cream for spring.
On an unrelated-to-fashion note, we went to the Mariner’s home opener tonight! I just started watching baseball last year and really love it! Tonight we had seats in the King’s Court for the first time, which was a fun rowdy thing. The Ms didn’t win, but we still had a great time. And of course we each got ourselves a bright yellow tee King Felix tee. Not sure that’s going to be fashionably remixable ;) Some photos of the game here!
Behind the outfit:Pretty straightforward thought process for this outfit. I figured a casual event like a baseball game was the perfect time to debut the new skinnies, and wanted to pair some of my favorite trendy colors of the season. Initially I was going to wear my only orange top, my orange and navy striped tee, but decided it’d be a bit too cool since the game would run late so instead went with this ivory/navy sweater which picks up on the Mariner’s colors. Because the sweater is slightly sheer, I chose to semi-tuck to prevent heavy grinning which opened up the belt opportunity. I thought about mustard but decided I liked the tonal quality of the coral with the orange, though at this point I hadn’t yet decided where the orange was going to come from.
I started looking through my accessories, and then I remembered this silky summer scarf. Since this one is distinctively summery (VERY lightweight, pebbly texture, and the colors+tie dye just scream summer to me) I was a bit concerned that with the sweater and pants it might be a bit seasonally confusing. So I decided to tie it like I would a winter scarf and use it for outerwear only. And lastly, the flats were an easy choice; flats work best for super casual events, I like the teensy bit of print mix, and the darkness helps bookened my dark hair along with the navy stripes.

04.13.2012 [fri]

Worn to: work, Mariner’s home opener

Sweater: GAP
Jeans: Blue Essence (via Nordstrom)
Belt, watch: Target
Flats: Kohls
Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)
Coat: Old Navy (gift)
Scarf: Calypso St. Barth for Target
Purse: Linea Pelle for Target 
Shades: Forever 21 

Thoughts:
When looking over the spring color trends, bright green jeans were one of my “must have” items for this season because green just pairs perfectly with the other bright colors of the season: orange, cobalt, coral, yellow. Apparently not many others had this idea and pickings were slim, so I was excited when I found this gorgeous emerald colored pair. They are supposed to be cropped, but on short me they fit like normal pants complete with some ankle scrunch and no hemming needed. I couldn’t resist pairing them with orange and coral today, plus I just love how bright green looks with white/cream for spring.

On an unrelated-to-fashion note, we went to the Mariner’s home opener tonight! I just started watching baseball last year and really love it! Tonight we had seats in the King’s Court for the first time, which was a fun rowdy thing. The Ms didn’t win, but we still had a great time. And of course we each got ourselves a bright yellow tee King Felix tee. Not sure that’s going to be fashionably remixable ;) Some photos of the game here!

Behind the outfit:
Pretty straightforward thought process for this outfit. I figured a casual event like a baseball game was the perfect time to debut the new skinnies, and wanted to pair some of my favorite trendy colors of the season. Initially I was going to wear my only orange top, my orange and navy striped tee, but decided it’d be a bit too cool since the game would run late so instead went with this ivory/navy sweater which picks up on the Mariner’s colors. Because the sweater is slightly sheer, I chose to semi-tuck to prevent heavy grinning which opened up the belt opportunity. I thought about mustard but decided I liked the tonal quality of the coral with the orange, though at this point I hadn’t yet decided where the orange was going to come from.

I started looking through my accessories, and then I remembered this silky summer scarf. Since this one is distinctively summery (VERY lightweight, pebbly texture, and the colors+tie dye just scream summer to me) I was a bit concerned that with the sweater and pants it might be a bit seasonally confusing. So I decided to tie it like I would a winter scarf and use it for outerwear only. And lastly, the flats were an easy choice; flats work best for super casual events, I like the teensy bit of print mix, and the darkness helps bookened my dark hair along with the navy stripes.

WORDS: View comments 4/13/12 Filed under: #coral leather skinny belt  #cream with navy striped top boatneck sweater  #emerald skinny jeans  #gray houndstooth flats  #ivory knit puffed jacket  #orange tie.dye silk scarf  #oversized aviator shades  #silver hoops  #white bucket bag  #white oversized watch 
03.11.2012 [sun]
Worn to: breakfast (Vintage), Adam over to work on his bike & dinner
Sweater, watch: TargetJeans: GAP “Real Straight”Boots, necklace: Forever 21Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)Coat, scarf: Old NavyPurse: Michael Kors 
Thoughts:Even though I have quite a few of my favorite formulas tagged, this season it seems I’ve fallen back most often on this one. Probably because it’s so very wet around here. As much as I love boots (and I LOVE boots!), by the time spring rolls around and it’s still super wet? I find I get just a little tired of wearing skinnies+boots all the time. Part of the problem, as I mentioned a couple days ago, is that I wasn’t really feeling my skirts and dresses this season which is the best change-up silhouette when it’s raining (I hate getting my hems wet). This also causes my outfit creativity to suffer, in my opinion. So hopefully next year I can remember to force myself to wear those more often so I don’t get bored!
Behind the outfit:Just a quick fall-back outfit (sweater, pendant, skinnies, boots). It’s gloomy today, and my outfit kind of reflects that. To counter the gloom a little I went with my cute little robot pendant, and of course there’s my cheerful manicure. I did keep the outerwear a bit lighter (that’s where the gloom is, after all!) and went with a light coat and colorful printed scarf.
Back in January, Angie posted an outfit where she tucked straight leg jeans into mid-calf boots. This is not something I do often (ever?), but I rather like the uber relaxed vibe. Now, I’m not a member of the super skinny calves club and these jeans are certainly more voluminous than hers, but because my boots are also super slouchy I think it works. If my boots were slimmer, this particular pair of straight legs would certainly poof too much over the tops for my taste.

03.11.2012 [sun]

Worn to: breakfast (Vintage), Adam over to work on his bike & dinner

Sweater, watch: Target
Jeans: GAP “Real Straight”
Boots, necklace: Forever 21
Hoop earrings: GNW (via Fred Meyer)
Coat, scarf: Old Navy
Purse: Michael Kors 

Thoughts:
Even though I have quite a few of my favorite formulas tagged, this season it seems I’ve fallen back most often on this one. Probably because it’s so very wet around here. As much as I love boots (and I LOVE boots!), by the time spring rolls around and it’s still super wet? I find I get just a little tired of wearing skinnies+boots all the time. Part of the problem, as I mentioned a couple days ago, is that I wasn’t really feeling my skirts and dresses this season which is the best change-up silhouette when it’s raining (I hate getting my hems wet). This also causes my outfit creativity to suffer, in my opinion. So hopefully next year I can remember to force myself to wear those more often so I don’t get bored!

Behind the outfit:
Just a quick fall-back outfit (sweater, pendant, skinnies, boots). It’s gloomy today, and my outfit kind of reflects that. To counter the gloom a little I went with my cute little robot pendant, and of course there’s my cheerful manicure. I did keep the outerwear a bit lighter (that’s where the gloom is, after all!) and went with a light coat and colorful printed scarf.

Back in January, Angie posted an outfit where she tucked straight leg jeans into mid-calf boots. This is not something I do often (ever?), but I rather like the uber relaxed vibe. Now, I’m not a member of the super skinny calves club and these jeans are certainly more voluminous than hers, but because my boots are also super slouchy I think it works. If my boots were slimmer, this particular pair of straight legs would certainly poof too much over the tops for my taste.

WORDS: View comments 3/11/12 Filed under: #black and gray striped sweater  #black dark faced watch  #black flat slouchy buckle boots  #cream with navy green and tan circles scarf  #ivory knit puffed jacket  #navy mini tote bag  #silver hoops  #silver robot pendant  #straight medium wash jeans  #~observations 
03.01.2012 [thu]
Worn to: Gene Juarez Salon, work, Raptor’s game
Tee, watch: TargetSweater: Covington (via Sears)Jeans: Empyre (via Zumiez)Boots: Miz Mooz “Flynn” (gift)Pearl earrings: anniversary giftNecklace: With Love from CA (via PacSun)Coat: Old Navy (gift)Purse: gift 
Thoughts:Apparently, we now have an arena football team (Everett Raptors), and my in-laws have season tickets. My husband’s folks did some work for them as well as an ad in the stadium, so in return they have a set of 4 season tickets. Today was their home opener against the Allen Wranglers, and my husband and I were invited to go along. I was expecting the pacing to be pretty quick, but other than plays being shorter because the field is shorter, it didn’t seem much faster than NFL football. The Raptors also didn’t play very well, and had a pretty blow-out loss at 27-48. Hopefully they’ll improve, but at least we all had fun!
On a fashion-related note, few things make me feel more polished and uplifted than having my brows freshly done. Some people feel this way about their hair, but for me it’s definitely my eyebrows ^^
Behind the outfit:I’ve been itching to try styling these boots with my black jeans, so today I decided to form my outfit around that. I love how it turned out! I was a bit nervous wearing these boots, and such a light outfit in general, to the arena in case me or someone else spilled food/drink (I’m messy) but happily nothing happened.
Since my hair is dark I needed to have enough additional lightness to keep things balanced, so I decided to go all-out light for the top half with my hair down to act as a counter-balancing dark element (otherwise the eye would be drawn right to my pants). I started with the taupe tee for one because it goes-but-doesn’t-exactly-match the boots (I was in a matchy mood this morning!), and for two because it adds an additional brown element so the boots look more intentional.
It’s still too cold for the tee on its own, though I’m not sure I’d want to wear it unlayered anyway. Since it has good length I decided to wear this almost-cropped cream sweater over it, which also adds a great dose of lightness, and I think an even more cropped sweater would be fun too. The sweater has 3/4 length sleeves, so I folded the tee’s sleeves over and then pushed it all up.
For the accessories I chose this turquoise pendant to add just a little bit of color (and a bit of relaxed boho vibe), and the black watch to add a third dark element (uneven elements are more visually interesting). For the outerwear I went with this cream coat to keep the lightness going in the outerwear, and the red purse to add a big shot of color plus I love pairing red+turquoise+white. And I topped the whole look off with a bright red lip!

03.01.2012 [thu]

Worn to: Gene Juarez Salon, work, Raptor’s game

Tee, watch: Target
Sweater: Covington (via Sears)
Jeans: Empyre (via Zumiez)
Boots: Miz Mooz “Flynn” (gift)
Pearl earrings: anniversary gift
Necklace: With Love from CA (via PacSun)
Coat: Old Navy (gift)
Purse: gift 

Thoughts:
Apparently, we now have an arena football team (Everett Raptors), and my in-laws have season tickets. My husband’s folks did some work for them as well as an ad in the stadium, so in return they have a set of 4 season tickets. Today was their home opener against the Allen Wranglers, and my husband and I were invited to go along. I was expecting the pacing to be pretty quick, but other than plays being shorter because the field is shorter, it didn’t seem much faster than NFL football. The Raptors also didn’t play very well, and had a pretty blow-out loss at 27-48. Hopefully they’ll improve, but at least we all had fun!

On a fashion-related note, few things make me feel more polished and uplifted than having my brows freshly done. Some people feel this way about their hair, but for me it’s definitely my eyebrows ^^

Behind the outfit:
I’ve been itching to try styling these boots with my black jeans, so today I decided to form my outfit around that. I love how it turned out! I was a bit nervous wearing these boots, and such a light outfit in general, to the arena in case me or someone else spilled food/drink (I’m messy) but happily nothing happened.

Since my hair is dark I needed to have enough additional lightness to keep things balanced, so I decided to go all-out light for the top half with my hair down to act as a counter-balancing dark element (otherwise the eye would be drawn right to my pants). I started with the taupe tee for one because it goes-but-doesn’t-exactly-match the boots (I was in a matchy mood this morning!), and for two because it adds an additional brown element so the boots look more intentional.

It’s still too cold for the tee on its own, though I’m not sure I’d want to wear it unlayered anyway. Since it has good length I decided to wear this almost-cropped cream sweater over it, which also adds a great dose of lightness, and I think an even more cropped sweater would be fun too. The sweater has 3/4 length sleeves, so I folded the tee’s sleeves over and then pushed it all up.

For the accessories I chose this turquoise pendant to add just a little bit of color (and a bit of relaxed boho vibe), and the black watch to add a third dark element (uneven elements are more visually interesting). For the outerwear I went with this cream coat to keep the lightness going in the outerwear, and the red purse to add a big shot of color plus I love pairing red+turquoise+white. And I topped the whole look off with a bright red lip!

WORDS: View comments 3/1/12 Filed under: #akoya pearl studs  #black dark faced watch  #black skinny jeans  #cream cable sweater  #ivory knit puffed jacket  #red slouchy hobo  #taupe long sleeve tee  #taupe tall heeled boots  #turquoise and tassel pendant 
02.25.2012 [sat]
Worn to: breakfast @ Patty’s Eggnest, Sally’s, Goodwill
Sweater: giftTee, jeans, scarf: TargetBoots: Madden Girl (via Victoria’s Secret)Earrings: self madeNecklace: Forever 21Coat: Old Navy (gift)Purse: Nine West (thrifted)
Thoughts:I have to say I’m really loving taupe this spring season, which I’m sure you’ve noticed. I just took a peek at Pantone’s spring 2012 chart which includes a similar color called “Starfish” (though our starfish are much more colorful), so I guess I’m not the only one. In the spring/summer, white and gray are my go-to neutrals, but this year I’m looking to add more cream, taupe, tan into the mix; I think this will add great depth to my all-neutral outfits. Combining of all these neutrals also plays nicely into the way I enjoy mixing warm and cool tones. They also all work nicely with both brights and pastels; I don’t really wear pastels, but if I did they’d go well together.
Behind the outfit:As I said at the end of last month, I want to work this taupe tee into more outfits (and probably eventually replace with a blouse) as we go into spring. Today’s outfit is a bit of a variation on the outfit from the last time I wore the tee, but dressed way down for the weekend.
I started with the sweater. Looking over the outfits I’ve worn it in, they’re nearly all non-work outfits; this is because the sweater is a bit worn and starting to pill. So while it’s just not as sharp as I’d like for work, for now it’s still fine for casual weekend outfits. The boots were next, as it’s wet out, and I went with these flat riding boots to keep it casual but rugged. From there I thought I’d try pairing with the gray jeans and then layer over the taupe tee. The gray and purple paired with the browns is an interesting softer look, and I like how the effect turned out.
I decided to add black accents (earrings, necklace, purse, hair) to keep it from being too springy. For outerwear I chose this cream jacket and bright coral scarf because I love how they look together, and how they look with the taupe/gray combo. The black earrings and purse add just the right amount of darkness; for a spring take, I’d have worn light/bright earrings, white watch, and either my white bucket bag or gold purse.

02.25.2012 [sat]

Worn to: breakfast @ Patty’s Eggnest, Sally’s, Goodwill

Sweater: gift
Tee, jeans, scarf: Target
Boots: Madden Girl (via Victoria’s Secret)
Earrings: self made
Necklace: Forever 21
Coat: Old Navy (gift)
Purse: Nine West (thrifted)

Thoughts:
I have to say I’m really loving taupe this spring season, which I’m sure you’ve noticed. I just took a peek at Pantone’s spring 2012 chart which includes a similar color called “Starfish” (though our starfish are much more colorful), so I guess I’m not the only one. In the spring/summer, white and gray are my go-to neutrals, but this year I’m looking to add more cream, taupe, tan into the mix; I think this will add great depth to my all-neutral outfits. Combining of all these neutrals also plays nicely into the way I enjoy mixing warm and cool tones. They also all work nicely with both brights and pastels; I don’t really wear pastels, but if I did they’d go well together.

Behind the outfit:
As I said at the end of last month, I want to work this taupe tee into more outfits (and probably eventually replace with a blouse) as we go into spring. Today’s outfit is a bit of a variation on the outfit from the last time I wore the tee, but dressed way down for the weekend.

I started with the sweater. Looking over the outfits I’ve worn it in, they’re nearly all non-work outfits; this is because the sweater is a bit worn and starting to pill. So while it’s just not as sharp as I’d like for work, for now it’s still fine for casual weekend outfits. The boots were next, as it’s wet out, and I went with these flat riding boots to keep it casual but rugged. From there I thought I’d try pairing with the gray jeans and then layer over the taupe tee. The gray and purple paired with the browns is an interesting softer look, and I like how the effect turned out.

I decided to add black accents (earrings, necklace, purse, hair) to keep it from being too springy. For outerwear I chose this cream jacket and bright coral scarf because I love how they look together, and how they look with the taupe/gray combo. The black earrings and purse add just the right amount of darkness; for a spring take, I’d have worn light/bright earrings, white watch, and either my white bucket bag or gold purse.

WORDS: View comments 2/25/12 Filed under: #black circular stone earrings  #black leather tote  #coral and tan dotty scarf  #gray skinny jeans  #ivory knit puffed jacket  #purple cashmere sweater  #silver robot pendant  #tan riding boots  #taupe long sleeve tee 
02.23.2012 [thu]
Worn to: Walgreens, work
Sweater: LOFTBelt: vintage (thrifted)Jeans: Empyre (via Zumiez)Booties, shades: Forever 21Necklace: YLF Secret Santa giftWatch: Anne Klein (gift)Coat: Old Navy (gift)Scarf: TargetPurse: Nine West (thrifted) 
Behind the outfit:It dried up a bit today and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wear my flared jeans! I was in a boho mood (mainly because of my hair, it looks really good today if I do say so myself!), so I ran with that. This top isn’t really boho, but I like the drapiness with flared jeans, especially when tucked in. To play up the soft colors and boho vibe I chose a cognac belt and shoes, and of course a long pendant; the top’s modern silhouette helps keep this from veering into 70s costumey territory.
My in-laws bought me this little coat for xmas a couple years back, and I always thought it was too sporty for my style so I’ve only worn it a handful of times. It’s also just a bit cropped which makes it less versatile. But lately, I’ve been eyeing it and thinking I should give it try as a casual jacket. I rather like wearing short jackets with my flared jeans, though I know this isn’t everyone’s cuppa tea; the wider legs help to balance the proportions with the short jacket. The final outerwear outfit feels like a sporty-yet-modern take on the 70s to me. And I love how the ivory lets the coral scarf really pop!

02.23.2012 [thu]

Worn to: Walgreens, work

Sweater: LOFT
Belt: vintage (thrifted)
Jeans: Empyre (via Zumiez)
Booties, shades: Forever 21
Necklace: YLF Secret Santa gift
Watch: Anne Klein (gift)
Coat: Old Navy (gift)
Scarf: Target
Purse: Nine West (thrifted) 

Behind the outfit:
It dried up a bit today and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wear my flared jeans! I was in a boho mood (mainly because of my hair, it looks really good today if I do say so myself!), so I ran with that. This top isn’t really boho, but I like the drapiness with flared jeans, especially when tucked in. To play up the soft colors and boho vibe I chose a cognac belt and shoes, and of course a long pendant; the top’s modern silhouette helps keep this from veering into 70s costumey territory.

My in-laws bought me this little coat for xmas a couple years back, and I always thought it was too sporty for my style so I’ve only worn it a handful of times. It’s also just a bit cropped which makes it less versatile. But lately, I’ve been eyeing it and thinking I should give it try as a casual jacket. I rather like wearing short jackets with my flared jeans, though I know this isn’t everyone’s cuppa tea; the wider legs help to balance the proportions with the short jacket. The final outerwear outfit feels like a sporty-yet-modern take on the 70s to me. And I love how the ivory lets the coral scarf really pop!

WORDS: View comments 2/23/12 Filed under: #black leather tote  #brass charm necklace  #champagne sparkly dolman sleeve sweater  #cognac heeled oxford booties  #cognac x’s belt  #coral and tan dotty scarf  #gold and silver watch  #ivory knit puffed jacket  #oversized aviator shades  #vintage wash baggy flared jeans