I bought this tank to take to Vegas last year when I turned 40- and then promptly put it in my closet and never pulled it out again. However, lately I’m seeing the trend for the fall is animal prints, so I thought I’d give it a go. I paired it with a pink short sleeved cardigan with a bit of a ruffle- to sort of play down the edginess of the print. On the bottom I threw on my black cargo’s with a rolled cuff and my ever favorite Target sandals. To accessorize I wore a charm necklace and bracelet.
I actually feel pretty cute today… definitely out of my comfort zone, but having fun trying a new look. Would Jen wear this? Probably not! Oh well…
Top: Express, Cardigan: Anthropologie, Pants: White House, Black Market, Shoes: Target
I decided to go with cropped jeans, a tank and a cardigan today. I just bought this cardigan at Nordstroms and I love it! I love the shade of purple- a color I rarely wear- and I love the texture. It’s sort of drapey and ribbed and oh so comfortable! I also happened to have a necklace with just the same shade of purple, how awesome is that? To top off the look, I went with my snakeskin Tory Burch flats.
Notice in my ‘before’ picture how different it looks when I am just wearing a standard cardigan as opposed to the new one; before it’s just kind of boring… I wonder if darker jeans would have made this even cuter? What do you think?
Our party last night was a lot of fun, and I loved seeing what everyone was wearing. In my opinion, one of the cutest outfits was my friend Helen who wore a grey/ white tie dyed maxi dress. She looked effortlessly cool and chic, unfortunately I didn’t get any photos. Darn it! Inspired by her look, today I am wearing a Maxi dress by a local designer, Lizzie Parker. The dress is made out of bamboo, so it’s extremely soft and comfortable. Paired with a necklace and simple flip flops- this is a great day or night outfit.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again- I love black and white. It’s clean, simple and usually pretty easy to pull off. Today I threw on my white jeans and a black t shirt… nothing to it. But, actually, nothing to it looks a little plain and boring. So I restyled my look and changed my t shirt for a tank, added a funky necklace and swapped out my Birks (yes, I own 2 pairs of Grandpa shoes) and put on some black wedges. Much cuter, don’t you think?
Two of my girlfriends and I are hosting a huge party tomorrow night. Luckily, it’s not at my house! My outfit today has to be cute and functional since I will be busy working on helping get her backyard and house ready.
I threw on my favorite casual pants and a black tank (inspired by Jennifer Aniston, of course). Notice how by changing my shoes, rolling up the cuffs, tucking in my shirt and adding a necklace totally changes the look.
Wow! Two days in a row of heat… finally, it’s summer. It’s about time!
For my outfit today I chose a breezy, cool and super cute top from the Gap. I paired it with shorts and high heels- inspired by Jennifer Aniston. I remember seeing her wear similar shoes last year and I coveted them. I finally found a pair at DSW, so I snatched them up. To be honest though, wearing them I feel a little silly (and very tall). I wore them this morning when dropping my daughter off at cheer practice, and I noticed people were looking at me. Were they admiring my cute and trendy heels, or were they thinking I looked ridiculous? As soon as I got home I swapped them out for flip flops. I was much more comfortable- but probably not as cute. My question is- what looks like I’m trying too hard, and what looks fashionable. How do you tell the difference?
Shorts: Old Navy, Top: Gap, Shoes: DSW (Steve Madden)
Here is without the wedges:
Here is Jennifer wearing a similar top:
Here is Jennifer wearing the shoes, hers are Stuart Weitzman.
Well, it’s finally feeling like summer here in Seattle! I know, the rest of the country has been sweltering and we have only broken 80 degrees twice. Today may be the third day! Whoo hoo! For my summer outfit I threw on a comfy skirt, t shirt and my Birkenstocks. Seriously! I wore these daily until my 3 year old niece told me they look like grandpa shoes. When a 3 year old has more fashion sense than a 40 year old it’s time to worry! So, I have abandoned my Birks (I still wear them around the house- they are so comfortable) and switched to my new favorite sandal- from Target. You may remember them, I wore the orange ones the other day. They were so cute and so cheap I bought 3 pairs- black, tan and orange.
Here is my before outfit. I honestly don’t think this is so bad. What do you think? Too boring?
I decided to add a little color and style to this outfit by switching out my grey skirt for a cute patterned one from J Crew. I also added a necklace and as previously mentioned- changed my shoes. Is this better? I wonder if the pouf in this skirt actually makes me look too hippy. The before skirt seems more slimming.
For a close up of my necklace:
patterned skirt: J Crew, t shirt: J Crew, sandals: Target, grey skirt: North Face
I recently read that Katie Holmes calls herself a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. Somehow I don’t think this is what she means.
Even my own children looked at me strangely when I put this on. I don’t usually dress this bad! However, I do see lots of moms dressed like this. Why? It looks awful. While I want to be as comfortable as possible, I also don’t want to look frumpy- hence the need for this experiment.
So, to improve this outfit I switched out the mom jeans for some cute cropped ones, changed my race t shirt for a cute dolman sleeved shirt with trendy stripes and got rid of the tennis shoes. I put on orange sandals for a burst of unexpected color.
Please tell me this is better? I definitely felt a bit cuter in it- but yet still feel something is missing. Do I need a necklace? A jacket? A belt? What could I do differently?