Take One, Pass It On: Day 18


After my ode to this striped skirt yesterday, it should come as no surprise that it’s the item I chose to remix for today. I actually kind of struggled to think of another way to wear it, as I really wanted to pair it with a chambray shirt. But it’s just too dang hot for that right now. Instead, I went with a flowy navy top and a touch of burgundy.


This look worked fine for a day with minimal walking, but these pumps are just a smidge too small, which is why I don’t wear them all that often. I might have to add “comfy burgundy shoes” to my fall wishlist…


navy blouse: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // navy and white striped skirt: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // burgundy pumps: Merona, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

navy striped skirt


DSC_8211Although I try to buy clothing items that can be remixed easily, occasionally I do buy something just because it makes me happy. Case in point: this patterned gray top.

DSC_8203There isn’t much gray in my closet, and I really liked the “deco” print on this tee, so I figured that was sufficient justification when I bought it last December. The trouble is, I’ve found it a bit difficult to style since it arrived. Pairing it with black pants is about all I can think of at this point. How would you wear this top?


gray deco top: Loft, similar, similar // black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // burgundy pumps: Merona via Target: similar, similar // black leather strap watch: Kate Spade, exact, similar // gold stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

Linking up with Laura for Confident Twosday!

the leopard flats

DSC_7847I have to admit, I often plan my outfit around my shoes–I don’t think I’m alone in that! One such occasion was a few weeks ago when I just really wanted to wear my new-ish leopard flats.

DSC_7876I actually happen to think that leopard really can act as a neutral, but for this particular outfit I wanted the leopard print to be the focus, so I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple. Add a little burgundy + chambray…easy and comfy outfit!

DSC_7837How would you wear leopard flats? I haven’t checked, but I’m betting Pinterest has lots of future outfit inspiration…


chambray button-up: J.Crew, similar, similar // burgundy jeans: Ann Taylor, exact, similar// leopard flats: exact, similar, similar // black leather strap watch: Kate Spade, exact, similar // gold ball stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

Linking up with Laura for Confident Twosday!

revisiting the fur vest

DSC_7810As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve had a hard time finding a fur vest that I like. I really love the texture and coziness that such a piece adds to an outfit…but I just can’t find one that’s moderately flattering. I bought and sold a short version last year and then tried again a few months ago with the one you see in today’s post.

DSC_7801We finally got a dose of winter-ish weather a few weeks back, so I decided to take the fur vest out for a spin. I based the outfit off of one I saw on the Stitch Fix blog (side note: I’ve never even tried Stitch Fix, but I love their blog for outfit ideas!).

DSC_7817I think I like the resulting outfit. Now I just need to get a few more styling ideas, pronto–I want to be able to wear it a couple more times before spring comes!


faux fur vest: Charming Charlie, similar, similar, similar // white button up shirt: Lands’ End, exact, similar // dark wash skinny jeans: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // burgundy satchel: Forever 21, similar, similar // crystal cluster necklace: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar