Sept 14th, Oh Yes You Can!

No, this isn’t an Obama rally cry- I’m referring to wearing white jeans after labor day.

Old school style mavens will tell you that it’s against the ‘rules’. Well, I’m here to tell you that those are outdated rules and white looks gorgeous all year long.

One of my favorite ways to wear white is with other neutral colors. I just think there is something so classic about this look.

Today I’ve chosen a cream tank and layered this open weave sweater (in the same tone) over the top.

Take a look at my outfit on the left compared to the right.

I’m wearing the exact same sweater in both pictures (duh!), but on the left I’ve paired it with these cute cropped white jeans- as opposed to the bootcut pair on the right. I’ve then swapped out my dark, boring boots for these cute ballet flats in the same tone as my sweater.

By simply changing the cut of the jeans- and shoes- I have totally changed the entire look. To follow my rule of 3, I’ve added a necklace.

A quick note about this outfit: by pairing J Crew jeans & Tory Burch shoes I am able to throw in this Target sweater and yet still have my outfit look ‘expensive’!

Keep in mind, if you are nervous about wearing white- go for a creamy white, or even an off white.

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June 6th, Thank you Jill

 This outfit is inspired by the ever fashionable Jill from Jill’s Good Life For Less.

Lacking inspiration, I went over to her blog to see what she was up to- and I saw this cute outfit, which I just love!

I decided to skip the scarf, and instead added a little burst of color.  But basically it’s the same idea- white skinny’s, paired with a t shirt and a short trench coat.

I’ve got on my gladiator sandals (which let me tell you, are seriously the most comfortable sandals in the world- along with my Danskos, these are the best!).

In my before picture I have my jacket buttoned all the way to the top- and also have on my bootleg jeans. This looks frumpy because the jacket has no shape.

By opening the jacket, rolling the sleeves and showing a fitted t shirt underneath, I now look more stylish. Plus, it’s fun to see the bright burst of color mixed with these neutrals.

For a change, I decided to try it with the coat belted… what do you think? Yeah or Nay?

Linking up with Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday!

Love these sandals. They are so comfy!
Better belted or not? You decide!

Jeans: J Crew, Jacket: Gap, T shirt: Gap, Shoes: Naot, Necklace: Forever 21

Feb 18th, What a Lovely Clavicle you Have!

 I remember when I was trying on wedding dresses (years ago) the salesperson commented that I had a lovely clavicle and should show it off.

At the time, I had no idea what my clavicle was- so the strange compliment went over my head.

I’m not sure why I even shared that, except that when you have a part of your body that you are proud of- it’s ok to show it off. (Not that I’m actually proud of my clavicle- but you get the point).

If you have lovely long legs- wear mini skirts, fabulous arms- wear sleeveless tops, great cleavage- a v neck top, a lovely clavicle- an open neckline.

This top shows off my lovely clavicle (such that it is).

All kidding aside, I actually really love this outfit- it is so simple, yet it works. I love outfits in neutral colors- they seem so natural, easy and effortless to me.

However, even a neutral outfit can go wrong.  On the right I’ve got on a plain long sleeve shirt- and it just doesn’t do anything for this outfit. There is nothing interesting standing out in this look.

On the left I have switched out the plain shirt for this cute sweater with the flattering neckline. I’ve layered a purple tank under the sweater (which is a stretch for me- I usually always just wear a plain white tank- but I thought this little hint of color might be fun). I’ve then added a long necklace and a bracelet (rule of 3) and finished the look with my booties.

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A solid color sweater doesn't have to be boring. This ruffled neckline gives it a little interest.

Sweater: Loft, Pants: Nordstrom, Shoes: Kohl’s, Necklace: Lia Sophia, Bracelet: H&M

Jan 30th, Neutrals

A few things to share:

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2. I have decided yesterday’s outfit was a miss (my hubby was right). As some of you pointed out- there was something off with the capped sleeves. Thanks so much for your input!

Now, for my outfit today. As many of you know- I am a big fan of neutrals. I really like the look of similar colors paired together.

At first, I tried this sweater plain- paired with these cute toothpick white jeans. I decided that although I love the simple and unfussy look- it was a little too plain.

To change it up a bit, I’ve simply added my chambray shirt under the sweater- that’s it. Just a tiny little change- and I think it makes all the difference in the world. My leopard flats and necklace complete the look. This outfit is totally me- not me trying to be someone else- it’s me. Plain and simple.

The small detail of the shirt peeking out from under the sweater is all I needed to complete this look.

Pants: J Crew, Sweater: Land’s End, Shirt: Target, Shoes: Target, Bracelet: J Crew, Necklace: Forever 21

Nov 8th, Oversize Sweater

I’m feeling the need for something extremely cozy today. Maybe it’s because it was so cold, windy and wet out yesterday.

My first attempt is jeans, a white shirt and this oatmeal colored cardigan thing. However, it’s just too shapeless and dull. There’s nothing exciting about this look.

On the left is my re-worked outfit.

Rather than jeans, I’m wearing my black Sanctuary pants which are made of the softest cotton. Plus, they are very thick- so no skin could possibly show through.

On top I’ve replaced the limp cardigan with this large oversize oatmeal colored sweater. Here is why I love this sweater- I can eat WHATEVER I want for lunch and there will be absolutely no evidence of a ‘food baby’. This sucker hides all!

The key is to balance it out- since I’m going with skinny and fitted on bottom, I can go large on top.

To complete the look, I’ve added black boots, a necklace and a cool purse. I love the stud details. Gives my look a little ‘edge’ to it, don’t you think?

Do you have a favorite ‘go to’ outfit for days when you just want to be cozy, or just want to lounge around. Not that I’m lounging today. I’m working, I swear!

When wearing something large and oversize like this, be sure to balance the other half of the outfit with something very fitted!

Sweater: Banana Republic, Leggings: Marshalls, Boots: Nordstroms, Necklace: H&M, Purse: Gift