Here is another old photo I found- I looked back through old posts and couldn’t find it, so I wonder if I took the picture and never used it?
I bought these white cropped skinny jeans at J Crew a while ago. Lots of people are afraid to wear white after Labor Day- but personally, I love it! From everything I have read, that is an old, outdated rule that you do not have to follow!
White jeans are easy to wear because they go with anything- but I really love pairing them with neutrals.
In this picture I chose a brown tank and this cute cropped trench coat. To tie it all together I wore a Tiger’s eye necklace (from Forever 21- great place for cheap trendy jewelry) and my favorite leopard belt (from Target).
If you’ve been reading for a while, you will know I wear very few patterns and that I rarely wear anything too bright.
I try to incorporate colors into my wardrobe, but I’m much more comfortable in classic neutrals.
So here is today’s outfit: I really love this look; just simple cream cords, a chambray shirt and a light camel colored sweater. To complete the look I chose my brown boots. It’s an easy and comfortable look for work or running errands or attending a holiday lunch at school (which I am doing!).
The outfit on the right is to illustrate that you can’t just throw on any neutral and think it will work- this outfit is clearly not working!
For the first time since I started this blog, I am completely stumped on what to wear.
For some reason, I stand in my closet and stare at my clothes and can’t seem to put together a single outfit that you all haven’t already seen.
Luckily, my sisters are coming out for a visit next week and we’ll do lots of shopping. We also have some fun blog posts planned- so be sure to tune in next week to see what we are up to!
That being said, I’m sorry if today’s outfit is another bust (yesterday’s was a toss up- but I do agree with most of you that the length on my dress was too long and the sleeves were funky. I still love the color though!).
On to today…
When I first bought these grey skinny cords I thought I’d wear them all the time, then I got home and looked in my closet and couldn’t figure out what the heck to pair them with.
The grey threw me off a bit and I wasn’t sure what colors would work as tops so I would only wear them with white or black shirts.
I’ve finally decided that the grey is basically a neutral and can be paired with anything, so I decided to try this cranberry colored faux silk blouse. It’s loose, flowy, and very on trend right now. The loose fit of the top is a better look than the tight white shirt above right.
It’s a pretty simple outfit, not much to it, but I like the way it looks effortless and carefree (I can assure you it was anything but effortless- this took me about 45 minutes to come up with, it’s that bad. I guess it’s a bit like writers block, huh?
I remember when I was trying on wedding dresses (years ago) the salesperson commented that I had a lovely clavicle and should show it off.
At the time, I had no idea what my clavicle was- so the strange compliment went over my head.
I’m not sure why I even shared that, except that when you have a part of your body that you are proud of- it’s ok to show it off. (Not that I’m actually proud of my clavicle- but you get the point).
If you have lovely long legs- wear mini skirts, fabulous arms- wear sleeveless tops, great cleavage- a v neck top, a lovely clavicle- an open neckline.
This top shows off my lovely clavicle (such that it is).
All kidding aside, I actually really love this outfit- it is so simple, yet it works. I love outfits in neutral colors- they seem so natural, easy and effortless to me.
However, even a neutral outfit can go wrong. On the right I’ve got on a plain long sleeve shirt- and it just doesn’t do anything for this outfit. There is nothing interesting standing out in this look.
On the left I have switched out the plain shirt for this cute sweater with the flattering neckline. I’ve layered a purple tank under the sweater (which is a stretch for me- I usually always just wear a plain white tank- but I thought this little hint of color might be fun). I’ve then added a long necklace and a bracelet (rule of 3) and finished the look with my booties.
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Looking over my last few posts- there is definitely a common theme- I like neutrals, a lot! I’m not sure why I’m so afraid of color, it’s not like I’m a shy person!
However, now that the days are turning grayer and grayer- I feel the need to bring a little burst of color into my wardrobe!
Until this style experiment, this (on the right) was my daily uniform; a white t shirt, jeans, cardigan and mom shoes. Boring- but safe!
Nothing wrong with a white t shirt, it just doesn’t have much personality. With the right accessories, it can definitely stand alone (as in what I wore yesterday), but today I want more! I am always a fan of stripes- so this shirt seemed like the perfect fit.
I’m also trying to find alternatives to my skinny jeans (did you notice I haven’t worn them once this week?!) These gray skinny cords are a nice change. Throw on a necklace and change into cuter shoes (can’t go wrong with Tory Burch flats) and I’m all set.
By keeping the colors of this outfit limited to only 3 colors- it is not too busy!