olive + floral

DSC_9136As I’ve mentioned several times before, I used to really hate floral prints. It didn’t matter what the color scheme or pattern was, if there was a flower on it, I hated it. I assumed that all floral prints belonged on my grandmother’s couch and not on my body.

DSC_9121Well, fast-forward 10 years, and here I am loving on some florals–clearly, I’ve gotten over my aversion to them. For this floral button-up, I went a little tomboy by pairing it with my utility jacket and boyfriend jeans. Next time around, maybe I’ll try it with a skirt? Any suggestions are welcome!

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olive utility jacket: Kiki La Rue, similar, similar // floral button-up: H&M, similar, similar // boyfriend jeans: Loft, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // reversible tote: exact, 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!

olive + orchid

DSC_5618I have this bad habit of getting stuck in color palettes. For example, I tend to pair cobalt with black + white only; I wear burgundy with cognac + gold. Another color rut I’ve fallen into is olive with black and/or brown. It’s totally neutral and totally appropriate for fall…but it can be a bit boring.

DSC_5608So this time around, I tried spicing things up at least a little bit by adding a vibrant “orchid” scarf. I think I may have stumbled on a new favorite combination–I think the olive + orchid look pretty great together. What colors do you like to wear with olive green?

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olive utility jacket: Kiki La’Rue, similar, similar // striped tee shirt dress: Merona, similar, similar // dark brown boots: b.o.c., similar, similar // violet scarf: Amazon, exact, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, exact, similar

^Taken at 33 weeks

the purple tortoise

DSC_3966Yikes, I didn’t realize how big this outfit made me look until scanning through these pictures. Oh, the joys of pregnancy.

DSC_3964Anyway, I’ve always been a big fan of Sweet Pea clothing, so when I spotted this top among the hand-me-downs, I knew it was a keeper. I love the soft, stretchy fabric the designer uses for all her pieces–definitely ideal for pregnancy.

DSC_3988I also used this outfit as an excuse to bust out my new(ish) tortoise necklace. I’m really digging the jewel tones + brown + gold combination lately!

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purple top: Sweet Pea Maternity, exactsimilar, non-maternity // skinny jeans: A Pea in the Pod, similar, non-maternity // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson via 6pm, exact, similar // tortoise necklace: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar, similar

^Taken at 24 weeks