May 8th, Construction Worker

 I have always steered clear of pairing these two colors together (army green and orange) for fear of looking like a construction worker.

I’m not sure why?! I actually think these colors compliment each other- and this top is such a fun, bright spring color- who can resist?

On the right I’m showing my old cargos- paired with this plaid shirt. The old cargos were too loose, too baggy and not flattering.

The plaid shirt is ok- but isn’t working here.

The skinny cargos, the bright, solid top and the fun leopard flats make for a more polished and put together look.


Cargos: Micheal Kors, Top: Nordstrom, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Forever 21

April 12th, Moody Blues

After a nice week of sunshine, now we have 50 degrees and rain, so I’ve got the blues.**

As such, I’ve decided to wear  this gorgeous blue dolman sleeve sweater paired with my cropped white toothpick pants from J Crew.

To keep this from being too plain, and to tie the pants and sweater together, I added a blue and white scarf*.

On the right I originally tried  the sweater with cropped jeans- and while I have said to dress in all one color (to look taller and slimmer)- in this case, it doesn’t work.

Part of the problem is simply the way I’m wearing the sweater.  Notice the long sleeves and how the waistband is pulled way down. The black shoes aren’t helping either.

On the left the white pants are more ‘springy’ and the snakeskin flats are also a much lighter look. Pushing the sleeves up also helps!

Even though it's Spring- I still need a sweater, it's chilly out there!

Jeans: J Crew, Sweater: Nordstrom, Shoes: Nordstrom, Scarf: Target

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*If you read yesterday’s post about scarfs- this one is tied in a knot to create a faux infinity scarf.

** I stand corrected- Mother Nature surprised me this morning and the sun is actually out. Thank you!! (I wrote this post late last night after a grey day of rain).

Dec 20th, 30 for 30 Day 20

I’ve read that dressing from head to toe in one color is slimming, and God knows after all the junk I’ve been eating (and drinking) lately, I could use a slimming outfit- so here I go.

Unfortunately, in my outfit on the right I look a little plain and awkward. Part of it is the bulge of my belt under the sweater. It looks like I’m packing heat! I’m not, I promise!!

Since I’m pretty much all blue- it’s important to have something different about my look- hence the necklace. I picked up this little number at Forever 21- one of my favorite places for cheap jewelry. Go often though- sometimes it’s a total miss!

Just to give the outfit a bit more shape and definition, I’ve also tucked in my sweater showing off this cool braided belt. Another simple and easy outfit using only a few items from my closet!

The colors of the necklace add some interest to my otherwise plain look.