Take One, Pass It On: Day 12

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Hooray! It’s Friday! As indicated by my level of dishevelment in these photos, this week has been rough. Let’s just say that an interdisciplinary project makes for lots e-mails…and lots of stress.

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As for this outfit, I think I liked it in theory better than in reality. There’s just a bit too much fabric in the top, which accounts for the weird way it drapes on me in these photos (that, and I didn’t look in the mirror before I took photos…). I’m also not sold on the detail on the sleeves. I know I’m boring–but I just like things to be plain sometimes. Harumph.

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olive tee: Style & Co., similar, similar // tribal skirt: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // black wedge sandals: Chaps, exact, similar // black sunglasses: C.Wonder, similar, similar

black sandals

ivory all over

DSC_8929I’ve always known that I’m quite fair, but seeing pictures of myself on a regular basis here on the blog reinforces the notion. My skin tone pretty much blends in with the ivory top I’m wearing in these pictures. Granted, I was pretty sick at the time, but it just makes me realize that I need to step up my blush game!

DSC_8924Despite the fact that this outfit emphasizes my status as a pasty princess, I still like it. There’s something about the contrast of distressed jeans with the feminine lace + pearls that really strikes my fancy.

In light of my paleness problem, what’s your favorite blush? I’m always looking for new ones to try…

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ivory lace top: Loft, similar, similar // boyfriend jeans: Loft, similar, similar // nude pumps: Mossimo via Target, similar, similar // multistrand pearl necklace: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // nude tote: Ann Taylor, similar, similar

human again

DSC_8333It’s been a while since my last post–we can thank a wicked cold for that. I don’t get sick very often, but I always seem to get one bad bout with a stuffy nose every year to keep me humble. Last week marked my annual feel-cruddy event. As you might imagine, I didn’t feel much like showering, much less taking outfit photos or blogging last week.

DSC_8327I’m feeling like a human again today, so I’ll share an outfit I’ve actually worn several times over the past month or so.

DSC_8340It’s hard to tell in these photos, but this ivory peplum top has little gold flecks mixed into the ponte material. I always thought that aspect made it appropriate only for special occasions, but I’ve decided to embrace the glitter and just wear it as an everyday top. A little glitter never hurt anyone, right?

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ivory peplum top: thrifted Banana Republic, similar, similar // purple skinny jeans: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // tortoise necklace: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

Linking up with Laura for Confident Twosday!

florals at last

DSC_8269Today’s outfit is another one that was a long time coming. This pin has been hanging out on my fashion inspiration board for months now. I really wanted to wear it right away, but the whole pregnancy thing happened, and then it seemed weird to wear a floral scarf in the middle of December.

DSC_8262Now that spring is on the horizon, I’ve decided to bust out the florals, and in turn, finally re-create the aforementioned pin. I liked this look so much that I’ve worn it a few times now–it’s perfect for the in-between temperatures we’ve been having, and it’s comfy!

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chambray shirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // ivory quilted vest: Old Navy, similar, similar // floral scarf: Boden, similar, similar // black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // black leather flats: Cole Haan, similar, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, exact, similar, similar