take one, pass it on 2017: days 29-31

At long last, the final few outfits on this summer’s Take One, Pass It On challenge! I really liked these last few looks and can see myself repeating all of them in the future.

day twenty-nine:

black striped tee: Mossimo, similar // olive pants: Banana Republic, similar // two tone wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar // gold  pendant necklace: J.Crew, similar

day thirty:

red floral tank: Who What Wear, similar // olive pants: Banana Republic, similar // tan wedge sandals: Chaps, exact // reversible tote: Street Level, exact

day thirty-one:

red floral tank: Who What Wear, similar // white jeans: Loft, exact // gold wedge sandals: Lauren Ralph Lauren, exact // gold mesh band watch: BP, similar

I’ll admit, there were times that I was a little hot in these last two outfits owing to the whole pants thing. But, in the overly air-conditioned offices and stores I frequent, I was glad to have the extra coverage. I’ll post a re-cap post of this month’s outfits shortly so that I can reflect on the experience and use it to inform my future wardrobe choices.

Thanks for following along!

gold, green, coral

DSC_8479Today’s outfit features one of my very favorite color combinations: gold, (olive) green, and coral.

DSC_8471I’m pretty sure I originally got the idea from this pin, from way, way back. Thanks, Audrey!

DSC_8484Now I’m trying to think of more ways to wear this color palette throughout the spring…any ideas?


denim jacket: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // gold and white striped tee: J.Crew, similar, similar // olive pants: J.Crew, similar, similar // taupe booties: Carlos Santana, similar, similar // coral scarf: World Market, similar, similar

needs improvement

DSC_6714I pinned this look several months ago, but I had been “saving” it as an outfit idea until after pregnancy. I finally decided to re-create the look last week…only to discover that the pieces in my closet could use a little updating.

DSC_6708In fact, it was this outfit that prompted the creation of my shopping list post last week. As you can see, both the pants and the denim jacket are looking a little tired (OK, and I am too–a one-month old infant will do that to you!). As a result, the re-created outfit is not quite what I imagined it would be. Whomp, whomp. I guess I’ll have to try again once I’ve found the perfect items from my wishlist!


denim jacket: Mossimo via Target, similar, similar // olive pants: Wal-Mart, similar, similar // polka dot button-up: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s, similar, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson via Amazon, exact, similar // black leather strap watch: Kate Spade, exact, similar


DSC_5845They might not be the most flattering things for a woman who is 8+ months pregnant…but I gotta say that I am loving oversized cardigans these days. I’m pretty sure that this tribal sweater makes me look ginormous, but I really don’t care.

DSC_5835On this particular day, I decided to style this cardigan in a way similar to one I saw on Pinterest–with a gray tee and olive pants. I liked everything about the Pinspiration photo except the shoes–strappy sandals don’t really make sense with a chunky cardigan (at least to me). So I swapped out the fancy shoes for–what else?–black wedges.


tribal cardigan sweater: gift, similar, similar // gray tunic tee: Liz Lange for Target, similar, non-maternity // olive pants: Loft, exact, non-maternity// black wedges: Jessica Simpson via Amazon, exact, similar // gold chevron necklace: Nordstrom, similar, similar, similar, similar

^Taken at 35 weeks