birthday outfit

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a pleasant holiday season. Before we move on to 2018, I wanted to be sure to post one last outfit from a few weeks ago–my birthday outfit!

My family got together at my parents’ house for dinner (and dessert, of course) to celebrate my special day, and I opted to wear an outfit that’s been lingering on my Pinterest board for a year now. I traded the flats for heels and skipped the necklace, but otherwise I’d say my rendition was pretty close to the original. Had I been going somewhere fancier, I might have added my gold clutch to make a little more special.

Looking forward to the adventures 2018 may hold!

black lace top: J.Crew, similar, similar // green ankle pants: Banana Republic, similar, similar // leopard heels: INC, exact, similar

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camel + green

I guess it’s all the Christmas trees around, but this time of year I want to wear forest green all the time. I dug around on my Pinterest board and found an outfit or two combining camel + green, so I decided to try to make that color palette work.

Aside from the fact that this outfit makes me blend in with my backyard (ha!), I do like this outfit. I have a skirt in a similar color to these pants, so I can see multiple iterations of this look in the coming weeks!

camel cardigan: Gap Factory, exact, similar // ivory blouse: Lush, exact, similar // green ankle pants: Banana Republic, similar, similar // tan mule booties: Dolce Vita, exact, similar // gold mesh strap watch: BP, similar, similar

more black + green

Apparently, I’m on a bit of a black and green kick. I didn’t notice the trend until I put together a collage of my favorite outfits from August on Instagram. There was a time that such repetition would have bothered me, but the older I get, the more comfortable I am with maintaining a consistent color palette. But I will acknowledge that maybe this habit makes things a bit more boring for blog readers.

Although this color infatuation is a relatively new development, I’ve actually had this pin hanging around for a while, and it was the inspiration for this outfit. Love the idea of adding lace into the mix…I’ll remember that for the next (inevitable) iteration of this color combination!

black blouse: Loft via ThredUp, similar, similar // green ankle pants: Banana Republic, similar, similar // leopard wedge sandals: Sam Edelman, similar, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, similar, similar

more magnolias

If you happened to have followed along on my Take One, Pass It On challenge in July, then you’ve seen this top styled twice already. For a printed top, I’m surprised at how many different ways I’ve managed to wear it in the span of a month! This time around I paired it with some green Sloan pants that match ever so perfectly.

I really liked this outfit and felt pretty great wearing it…until a series of events happened that turned the day into a terrible, horrible, no good, ┬ávery bad one. Within the span of a few hours, I got stung by a bee, my “monthly visitor” arrived, and my car battery died. Thank goodness my husband was able to rescue me from that last one at least. I may or may not have drowned my sorrows in a few spoonfuls of peanut butter when I got home.

How do you make yourself feel better after a bad day?

magnolia print top: Banana Republic Factory, similar, similar // green ankle pants: Banana Republic, similar, similar // black wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar, similar